Quotes from Closer

Patrick Marber ·  120 pages

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“That's the most stupid expression in the world. 'I fell in love'—as if you had no choice. There's a moment, there's always a moment; I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. I don't know when your moment was but I bet there was one.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I love everything about you that hurts.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off. But it's better if you do.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“• Dan: I love you.
• Alice: Where?
• Dan: What?
• Alice: Show me. Where is this 'love'? I can't see it, I can't touch it, I can't feel it. I can hear it, I can hear some words but I can't do anything with your easy words.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself!”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Everything is a version of something else.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I don't love you anymore. Goodbye.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Alice: I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.
Dan: Since when?
Alice: Now. Just now.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I don't want to lie. I can't tell the truth. So it's over.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Alice: It's the only way to leave. "I don't love you anymore. Goodbye."
Dan: Supposing you do still love them?
Alice: You don't leave.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the currency of the world.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I think you owe me something for deceiving me so exquisitely.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“We arrive with our...'baggage' and for a while they're brilliant, they're 'Baggage Handlers.' We say, 'Where's your baggage?' They deny all knowledge of it...'They're in love'...they have none. Then...just as you're relaxing...a Great Big Juggernaut arrives...with their baggage. It Got Held Up. One of the greatest myths men have about women is that we overpack.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

What do you want?

To be loved.

That simple?

It's a big want.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“I am waiting for a man to come in here and fuck me sideways with a beautiful line like that”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Men want a girl who looks like a boy. They want to protect her but she must be a survivor. And she must come...like a train...but with...elegance.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Deception is brutal, I'm not pretending otherwise.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Dan: You've ruined my life.
Anna: You'll get over it.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Thank God life ends—we'd never survive it. From Big Bang to weary shag, the history of the world. Our flesh is ferocious...our bodies will kill us...our bones will outlive us.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Alice: Is it because she's successful?
Dan: No. It's because... she doesn't need me.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Pleasure and self destruction...The perfect poison.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Alice: Did you phone her, beg her to come back - when you went for lovely walks?
Dan: Yes.
Alice: You're a piece of shit.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Anna: Since my opening last year...I'm disgusting.
Larry: You're phenomenal. You're so clever.”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

“Everything is a version of something else”
― Patrick Marber, quote from Closer

About the author

Patrick Marber
Born place: in Wimbledon, London, The United Kingdom
Born date September 19, 1964
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