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We Bought a Zoo Quotes

We Bought a Zoo is a television program that first aired in 1970 . We Bought a Zoo completed its run in 1970.

It features Julie Yorn as producer, Cliff Eidelman in charge of musical score, and Rodrigo Prieto as head of cinematography.

We Bought a Zoo is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of We Bought a Zoo is 124 minutes long. We Bought a Zoo is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee, Colin Ford as Dylan Mee, Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Rosie Mee, Elle Fanning as Lily Miska, Angus Macfadyen as Peter MacCready, Stéphanie Szostak as Katherine Mee, Scarlett Johansson as Kelly Foster, and Thomas Haden Church as Duncan Mee.

We Bought a Zoo Quotes

Thomas Haden Church as Duncan Mee

  • (Thomas Haden Church) "I said "human" interaction. This is what happens when people have a you-know-what occur in their lives. They wake up one day and they say, "I'm going to quit my job and try something completely different with my life." But then they wake up another day and they say to themselves, "Thank God my older brother didn't let my blow Dad's inheritance by buying a broken-down zoo in the country nine miles from the nearest Target store.""
  • (Matt Damon) "But maybe my older brother didn't see this place."
  • (Thomas Haden Church) "Travel the stages of grieving, and yet, stop just before zebras get involved."
  • (Thomas Haden Church) "I like the animals. I love the people."
  • (Thomas Haden Church) "You do somethin' for the right reasons, nothing can stop you."

Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee

  • (Matt Damon) "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
  • (Matt Damon) "You seem really calm."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Ah."
  • (Matt Damon) "Have you been drinking?"
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "All night long."
  • (Matt Damon) "Thanks for that."
  • (Angus Macfadyen) "Anytime."
  • (Matt Damon) "Why would an amazing woman like you even talk to someone like me?"
  • (Stéphanie Szostak) "Why not?"
  • (Matt Damon) "Their happy is too loud."
  • (Matt Damon) "Oh God, I keep her home one day from school and she gets eaten."
  • (Matt Damon) "What happened with you and Lily?"
  • (Colin Ford) "I don't know. I guess I didn't listen to something she told me or something? I mean, I liked her. It's like you embarrass yourself if you say something, and you embarrass yourself if you don't."
  • (Matt Damon) "I like it when you talk. You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just, literally, 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
  • (Colin Ford) "I never know what to say to you."
  • (Matt Damon) "I'm the same way. Why don't we just tell each other what we wish the other guy would say?"
  • (Colin Ford) ""I'm sorry I brought you out to the sticks.""
  • (Matt Damon) ""You're a great dad.""

Elle Fanning as Lily Miska

  • (Elle Fanning) "If you had to choose between people and animals, who would you pick?"
  • (Elle Fanning) "Me, too. People."

Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Rosie Mee

  • (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) "You know, everybody here thinks you're a dick. I don't know what that means, but I don't think that."
  • (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) "Hey, mister. Everybody says your a dick. I don't know what that means, but I don't believe it."
  • (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) "Dylan likes Lily."
  • (Colin Ford) "Please, she's way younger than me. She's 12. It doesn't work like that."
  • (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) "She's about a foot taller."

Colin Ford as Dylan Mee

  • (Colin Ford) "It's like he was expelling me for my artwork."
  • (Matt Damon) "I can live almost with the artwork. I mean, if Charles Manson needed a personal muralist, you'd be the guy."
  • (Colin Ford) "I guess I just can't talk to girls that well."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Well, talking to girls is easy. They'll tell you everything. The secret to talking is listening"
  • (Colin Ford) "I get it now, okay? I get why you can't stand me."
  • (Matt Damon) "Okay. All right."
  • (Colin Ford) "No. At least now I know the real reason why you hate me. Look, I heard you admit it to her. Like you were talking about cornflakes. You hate me."
  • (Matt Damon) "I hate you? Wait second."
  • (Matt Damon) "Okay, we've had some problems, man, but we've figuring it out, okay?"
  • (Colin Ford) "Oh, that is bullshit. Admit it. You wish I wasn't here. With that expression in my eyes? I heard you."
  • (Matt Damon) "Hold on. Enough with the drama, all right? Knock it off. You misheard me."
  • (Colin Ford) "I can't stand it here. Look, can't you see that?"
  • (Matt Damon) "No, but thank you for telling me, again. I keep forgetting, it's all about you."
  • (Matt Damon) "Why don't I just pack us up? We'll just go on the road together. We could be hobos."
  • (Colin Ford) "Because you wasted all our money. Some of that belonged to me, Dad."
  • (Matt Damon) "I didn't waste our money. I thought you liked it here. And I'm sorry, I thought your friends would come out and visit you, man. I called them all myself and I invited them. And I'm sorry, I thought you and Lily were friends. I thought, I thought, I thought, I thought this was -- I mean, I thought you liked me. I thought this was a dream come true for all of us."
  • (Colin Ford) "It's your dream. You can't force a dream on someone else, Dad."
  • (Matt Damon) "Yes, I can, I can force a dream on you."
  • (Colin Ford) "Why are you yelling?"
  • (Matt Damon) "Because it's a good dream. And it's got cool animals in it and some pretty great people, too."
  • (Matt Damon) "And because I'm your father and I'm the only one you've got. And the line of people in this world who really care about you ends here. So stop moping around this place, man. And pick up a shovel and dig a hole. Do something. You just sit here and feel sorry for yourself, man. Help me with your sister. Help me, damn it."
  • (Colin Ford) "Help me, damn it. Help me."
  • (Matt Damon) "I'm sorry that your mother got sick when she did. Believe me. I'm sorry that you didn't get more of a childhood, man. That's just how that one went. But we live here with a seven-year-old girl who still believes in the Easter Bunny. What are we gonna do?"
  • (Colin Ford) "You never ask me how I'm doing. You never even taught me how to shave."
  • (Matt Damon) "Wait, you wanna know how to shave? I would love to teach you how to shave. Let's shave."
  • (Colin Ford) "20 seconds of courage. 20 seconds of courage. Okay. Okay."
  • (Elle Fanning) "Hi."
  • (Colin Ford) "Hi. Look, am I nuts to say that I missed you like crazy a lot? A lot."
  • (Colin Ford) "I was -- I wasn't named after Bob Dylan. I was named after a dog named Dylan."
  • (Elle Fanning) "I don't really care. Who cares. Sorry about the rain."
  • (Colin Ford) "No, I love it. I love your hair, I love your sign, Lily, I love you."
  • (Colin Ford) "My dad is a writer who specialized in adventure."
  • (Matt Damon) "This is Benjamin Mee. I am surrounded by hundreds, probably thousands of killer bees. If I wasn't wearing this suit, I would be dead in an instant."
  • (Colin Ford) "He interviewed dangerous dictators."
  • (Hugo Chavez) "Take this message to that American cowboy. We already gave a 10 billion dollar oil credit to China. Swallow that, Mr. Danger."
  • (Matt Damon) "What's your favorite movie?"
  • (Hugo Chavez) "Toy Story."
  • (Hugo Chavez) "The first one or the second one?"
  • (Segundo) "The second."
  • (Colin Ford) "He even flew into the center of Hurricane Charley."
  • (Matt Damon) "How far are we from the eye?"
  • (Pilot) "About two minutes. This hurricane, sir, Charley is really kneading us well, sir."
  • (Matt Damon) "Tell me when it gets severe."
  • (Colin Ford) "He knew the ins and outs of strange and exotic adventure, backwards and forwards. But nothing prepared him for this one."

Angus Macfadyen as Peter MacCready

  • (Angus Macfadyen) "You don't want me. I am filled with Scotch and bitterness and impure thoughts."

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