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Synecdoche, New York Quotes

Synecdoche, New York is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Synecdoche, New York completed its run in 1970.

It features Plain list, * Charlie Kaufman * Spike Jonze; Sidney Kimmel * Anthony Bregman as producer, Jon Brion in charge of musical score, and Frederick Elmes as head of cinematography.

Synecdoche, New York is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Synecdoche, New York is 123 minutes long. Synecdoche, New York is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

The cast includes: Christopher Evan Welch as Pastor, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Caden Cotard, Hope Davis as Madeleine Gravis, Samantha Morton as Hazel, Tom Noonan as Sammy Barnathan, Catherine Keener as Adele Lack, Amy Wright as Burning House Realtor, Sadie Goldstein as Olive, Tim Guinee as Needleman Actor, Emily Watson as Tammy, Michelle Williams as Claire Keen, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Maria.

Synecdoche, New York Quotes

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Caden Cotard

  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I don't think you should tell her she doesn't have blood --"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I wanted to ask you, how old are kids when they start to write?"
  • (Hope Davis) "Listen, there's an absolutely brilliant novel written by a four year old."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Really?"
  • (Hope Davis) "'Little Winky" by Horace Azpiazu."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "That's cute."
  • (Hope Davis) "Hardly, Litty Winky is a virulent anti-Semite. The story follows his initiation into the klan, his immersion in the pornographic snuff industry, and his ultimate degradation at the hands of a black ex-convict named Eric Washington Jackson Jones Johnson --"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "-Written by a four year old?"
  • (Hope Davis) "-Jefferson."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Wow, written by a four year old."
  • (Hope Davis) "Well Azpiazu killed himself when he was five."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Why did he kill himself?"
  • (Hope Davis) "I don't know, why did you?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "What?"
  • (Hope Davis) "I said, 'Why would you?'"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Can you step out for a while?"
  • (Plumber) "Go ahead, I've seen boy parts."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I breathe your name on every exhalation."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I wish we had this when we were young. And all those years in between."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They're all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "My father died. They said his body was riddled with cancer and that he didn't know, he went in because his finger hurt. They said he suffered horribly, and that he called out for me before he died. They said that he said he regretted his life. They said he said a lot of things, too many to recount, and they said it was the longest and the saddest deathbed speech any of them had ever heard."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That's what I want to explore. We're all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we're going to die, each of us secretly believing we won't"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I won't settle for anything less than the brutal truth. Brutal. Brutal. Each day I'll hand you a paper, it'll tell you what happened to you that day. You felt a lump in your breast. You looked at your wife and saw a stranger, et cetera."
  • (Tim Guinee) "Caden?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "What?"
  • (Tim Guinee) "When are we gonna get an audience in here? It's been seventeen years."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "All right, I'm not excusing myself from this either. I will have someone play me, to delve into the murky, cowardly depths of my lonely, fucked-up being. And he'll get notes too, and those notes will correspond to the notes I truly receive every day from my god. Get to work."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I don't menstruate, so I don't know how I could smell like I'm menstruating."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Was my father standing with us at the funeral?"
  • (Emily Watson) "I don't know what he looks like."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "He's dead. So he looks dead I guess."
  • (Emily Watson) "Hmm. Probably wasn't him then."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "He was a big guy."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I think I have blood in my stool."
  • (Catherine Keener) "That stool in your office?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Try to keep in mind that a young person playing Willie Loman thinks he's only pretending to be at the end of a life full of despair. But the tragedy is that we know that you, the young actor will end up in this very place of desolation."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I know what to do with this play now. I have an idea. I think --"
  • (Millicent Weems) "Die."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I didn't jump, Sammy. A man stopped me before I jumped. Get up. I didn't jump."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I know how to do the play now. It will all take place over the course of one day. And that day will be the day before you died. That day was the happiest day of my life. Then I'll be able to live it forever. See you soon."

Emily Watson as Tammy

  • (Emily Watson) "I feel ok, mostly -- fucking might help."

Christopher Evan Welch as Pastor

  • (Christopher Evan Welch) "Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it's what you create. And even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are only here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. But while alive, you wait in vain, wasting years, for a phone call or a letter or a look from someone or something to make it all right. And it never comes or it seems to but it doesn't really. And so you spend your time in vague regret or vaguer hope that something good will come along. Something to make you feel connected, something to make you feel whole, something to make you feel loved. And the truth is I feel so angry, and the truth is I feel so fucking sad, and the truth is I've felt so fucking hurt for so fucking long and for just as long I've been pretending I'm OK, just to get along, just for, I don't know why, maybe because no one wants to hear about my misery, because they have their own. Well, fuck everybody. Amen."

Tom Noonan as Sammy Barnathan

  • (Tom Noonan) "I don't have a resume, or a picture. I've never worked as an actor."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Good. Tell me why you're here."
  • (Tom Noonan) "Well I've been -- I've been following you for twenty years. So I knew about this audition because I follow you. And I've learned everything about you by following you. So hire me. And you'll see who you truly are. Peek-a-boo. Okay -- Hazel, I don't think we need to talk to anyone else, this guy has me down. I'm going to cast him right now. And then maybe you and I can get a drink and we can try and figure out this thing between us. Why I cried -- Because I've never felt about anybody the way I feel about you. And I want to fuck you until we merge into a Chimera, a mythical beast of penis and vagina, eternally fused, two pairs of eyes that look only at each other, and lips, ever touching, and one voice that whispers to itself."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Okay. You got the part."
  • (Tom Noonan) "Why did we leave Adele, Caden?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "She left us. Nobody knows that better than you. Except me."
  • (Tom Noonan) "I've watched you forever, Caden, but you've never really looked at anyone other than yourself. So watch me. Watch my heart break. Watch me jump. Watch me learn that after death there's nothing. There's no more watching. There's no more following. No love. Say goodbye to Hazel for me. And say it to yourself, too. None of us has much time."

Jennifer Jason Leigh as Maria

  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "It's all about your artistic satisfaction, Caden."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "You're stoned."

Samantha Morton as Hazel

  • (Samantha Morton) "Sammy's fun."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I'm fun."
  • (Samantha Morton) "Oh honey, no you're not."
  • (Samantha Morton) "I like it. I do. I'm; I'm just really concerned about dying in the fire."
  • (Amy Wright) "It's a big decision; how one prefers to die."

Catherine Keener as Adele Lack

  • (Catherine Keener) "Everyone is disappointing the more you know them."

Michelle Williams as Claire Keen

  • (Michelle Williams) "Knowing that you don't know is the first and most essential step to knowing, you know?"

Sadie Goldstein as Olive

  • (Sadie Goldstein) "Dear diary, I'm afraid I'm gravely ill. It is perhaps times like these that one reflects on things past. An article of clothing from when I was young. A green jacket. I walk with my father. A game we once played. Pretend we're faeries. I'm a girl faerie. My name is Laura Lee. And you're a boy faerie. Your name is Tita Lee. Pretend, when we're faeries we fight each other, and I say "Stop hitting me I'll die." And you hit me again and I say, "Now I have to die." And then you say, "But I'll miss you." And I say, "But I have to. And you'll have to wait a million years to see me again. And I'll be put in a box, and all I'll need is a tiny glass of water and lots of tiny pieces of pizza and the box will have wings like an airplane." And you'll ask, "Where will it take you?" "Home." I say."

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