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Quotes from Coco

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    • [from trailer]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: I have to sing. It's not just *in* me... It *is* Me.
    • [from trailer]
    • [sneezes]
    • Clerk: I am terribly allergic.
    • Miguel: But Dante doesn't have any hair.
    • Clerk: And I don't have a nose, and yet, here we are.
    • [from trailer]
    • Héctor: What are you doing?
    • Miguel: I'm walking like a skeleton.
    • Héctor: No, skeletons don't walk like that.
    • Miguel: That's how *you* walk.
    • Héctor: No, I don't.
    • [Repeated line]
    • [to any musicans; shouts]
    • Abuelita: No Music!
    • [sings]
    • Héctor: Remember me, though I have to say goodbye / Remember me, don't let it make you cry / For even if I'm far away, I hold you in my heart / I sing a secret song to you, each night we are apart / Remember me, though I have to travel far / Remember me, each time you hear a sad guitar / Know that I'm with you, the only way that I can be / Until you're in my arms again, remember me...
    • [seeing Miguel in the Land of the Dead; surprised]
    • Mamá Imelda: Miguel?
    • Miguel: Mamá Imelda?
    • [puts her hands on her hips; suspiciously to the rest of the Rivera family]
    • Mamá Imelda: WHAT is going on?
    • [Mamá Imelda has just taken Héctor's protrait from De La Cruz and is about to give Miguel her blessing to send him back home]
    • Mamá Imelda: Miguel, I give you my blessing, to go home and...
    • [questioningly]
    • Miguel: ... to forget about music?
    • [Mamá Imelda looks at Héctor and smiles]
    • Mamá Imelda: ...And never forget how much your family cares for you.
    • Mamá Imelda: Mijo, I was so worried.
    • Miguel: He tried to go home to you and Coco. But de la Cruz murdered him!
    • [sorrowfully]
    • Héctor: It's true, Imelda.
    • Miguel: And so what if it's true? You leave me alone with a child to raise, and I'm just supposed to forgive you?
    • Héctor: Imelda, I...
    • [Suddenly shudders and collapses to his knees, Imelda gasps]
    • Héctor: I'm running out of time. It's Coco.
    • Mamá Imelda: She's forgetting you.
    • Miguel: You don't have to forgive him. But you shouldn't forget him.
    • Mamá Imelda: I wanted to forget you. I wanted Coco to forget you, too, but...
    • Héctor: This is my fault, not yours. I'm sorry, Imelda.
    • [Hugs Miguel, then looks to Héctor resentfully]
    • Mamá Imelda: Miguel, if we help you get his photo, you will return home? No more music?
    • Miguel: Family comes first.
    • Mamá Imelda: I... I can't forgive you. But I will help you. So how do we get to de la Cruz?
    • Miguel: I... might know a way.
    • Mamá Imelda: And you, how many times must I turn you away?
    • Héctor: Imelda...
    • Mamá Imelda: I want nothing to do with you! Not in life, not in death! I spent decades protecting my family from *your* mistakes. He spends five minutes with you, and I have to fish him out of a sinkhole!
    • Miguel: I wasn't in there because of Héctor. He was in there because of me. He was just trying to get me home! I didn't want to listen, but he was right! Nothing is more important than family. I'm ready to accept your blessing. And your conditions. But first, I need to find de la Cruz. To get Héctor's photo!
    • Mamá Imelda: What?
    • Miguel: So, he can see Coco again. Héctor should be on our ofrenda. He's part of our family.
    • Mamá Imelda: He *left* this family!
    • [to Héctor; after Miguel reveals that Héctor didn't abandoned her, but was killed while trying to come back to her and that Erne]
    • Mamá Imelda: I will never forgive you...
    • [suddenly smiles]
    • Mamá Imelda: But I will help you.
    • [after Héctor is taken away by security for attacking Ernesto after learning the truth about his death]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: I apologize, where were we?
    • [as he is taken away by security]
    • Miguel: WHAT? BUT I'M YOUR FAMILY!
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: And Héctor was my best friend. Success doesn't come for free, Miguel. You have to be willing to, do whatever it takes to... seize your moment. I know you understand.
    • Miguel: No, NO!
    • Miguel: You were going to give me your blessing.
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: Yes, uh, si. Miguel, my reputation it is, ah, very important to me. I would hate to have you think...
    • Miguel: That you murdered Héctor, for his songs?
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: Ha ha. You don't think that, do you?
    • Miguel: I... no. Everyone knows you're, the... the good guy.
    • [Ernesto looks at Héctor's photo, and then puts it in his pocket]
    • Miguel: Papa Ernesto, my blessing?
    • [Ernesto looks at Miguel's marigold petal, and then crushes it into powder]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: Security, take care of Miguel. He'll be... extending his stay.
    • [to Héctor, after learning that he is his real great great grandfather]
    • Miguel: A minute ago I thought I was related to a murderer! You're a total upgrade!
    • [Héctor gives Miguel an annoyed look]
    • [to Mamá Imelda]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: Don't I know you?
    • [Smacks Ernesto with her shoe]
    • Mamá Imelda: That's for murdering the love of my life!
    • [Confused]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: Who the...?
    • Héctor: She's talking about me!
    • [Touched]
    • Héctor: I am the love of your life?
    • Mamá Imelda: I don't know, I am still angry at you!
    • [Ernesto takes Miguel at the edge of the stadium]
    • Héctor: Ernesto, STOP!
    • Miguel: YOU'RE A COWARD!
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: I am Ernesto de la Cruz, the greatest musician of all time!
    • Miguel: Hector's the REAL musician, you're just the guy who murdered him and stole his songs!
    • [the audience gasps]
    • Guy in audience: Murdered?
    • [grabs Miguel by the shirt collar]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: I am the one who is willing to do what it takes to seize my moment, whatever it takes.
    • [Throws Miguel off the stadium]
    • [shudders and collapses to the floor]
    • Héctor: Leave the boy alone.
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: I've worked too hard, Hector. Too hard to let him destroy everything.
    • Héctor: He's a living child, Ernesto.
    • [the other family members turn the camera towards Ernesto and sets it to show through the big screens in front of the audience]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: HE'S A THREAT!
    • [the audience gasps]
    • Ernesto de la Cruz: You think I'd let him go back to the land of the living WITH YOUR PHOTO? TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE? No.
    • Miguel: This isn't a dream, then - you're all really out there.
    • Tía Victoria: You thought we weren't?
    • Miguel: Well, I don't know - I thought it might have been one of those made-up things adults tell kids! Like vitamins.
    • Tía Victoria: Miguel, vitamins are a real thing!
    • Miguel: Well, now I'm thinking maybe they could be.
    • Miguel: Are those... Alebrijes?
    • Tío Oscar: Real Alebrijes. Spirit creatures.
    • Tía Rosita: They guide souls on their journey.
    • Tío Felipe: Watch your step - they make 'caquitas' everywhere.
    • [explaining her new performance piece to Miguel]
    • Frida Kahlo: Darkness - and from the darkness... a giant papaya! Dancers emerge from the papaya, and the dancers are all me! And they go to drink from the milk of their mother, who is a cactus, but, who is also me! And her milk is not milk, but tears!
    • [pause]
    • Frida Kahlo: Is it too obvious?
    • [unsure]
    • Miguel: I think it's... just the right amount of obvious.
    • [singing for Chicharrón]
    • Héctor: Well everyone knows Juanita / Her eyes each a different color / Her teeth stick out / and her chin goes in / and her...
    • [he hesitates]
    • Héctor: ... knuckles, they drag on the floor.
    • Chicharrón: Those aren't the words!
    • Héctor: There are children present.
    • [singing]
    • Héctor: Her hair is like a briar / She stands in a bow-legged stance / And if I weren't so ugly / She'd possibly give me a chance.
    • [chuckles]
    • Chicharrón: Brings back memories. Gracias.
    • [exhales deeply as he vanishes]
    • [after watching Chicharrón disappear]
    • Miguel: Wait... what happened?
    • [sadly]
    • Héctor: He's been forgotten. When there's no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the Final Death.
    • Miguel: Where did he go?
    • Héctor: No one knows.
    • Miguel: But I've met him! I could remember him when I go back.
    • Héctor: No. It doesn't work like that, chamaco. Our memories, they have to be passed down by those who knew us in life - in the stories they tell about us. But there's no one left alive to pass down Cheech's stories.
    • [shrugs]
    • Héctor: Hey, it happens to everyone eventually.
    • [to Mamá Coco, pointing at each of his cheeks]
    • Miguel: I have a dimple on this side, but not on this side. Dimple. No dimple. Dimple. No dimple.
    • [stares at Miguel's face]
    • Tío Oscar: I miss my nose...
    • [the Rivera family spots Mamá Imelda at the desk of a Family Reunion agent]
    • Mamá Imelda: I demand to speak to the person in charge.
    • Papá Julio: Well, we-we never made it made it to the ofrenda.
    • Mamá Imelda: What?
    • Papá Julio: We ran into a, a...
    • [the family parts to reveal Miguel]
    • [Gasp]
    • Mamá Imelda: Miguel?
    • [Gives a hesitant wave]
    • Miguel: Mamá Imelda.
    • Mamá Imelda: What is going on?
    • [Office door opens]
    • Clerk: You the Rivera family?
    • [States matter-of-factly]
    • Clerk: Well, you're cursed.
    • Departures Agent: Sorry, señora it says here no one put up your photo.
    • Mamá Imelda: My family always, ALWAYS puts my photo on the ofrenda
    • [pulls off her shoe and begins beating the computer]
    • Mamá Imelda: That devil box tells you nothing but lies.
    • [Approaches with fear]
    • Papá Julio: Mamá Imelda?
    • Mamá Imelda: Oh, mi familia! They wouldn't let me cross the bridge.
    • [Puts her shoe back on]
    • Mamá Imelda: Tell this woman and her devil box that my photo is on the ofrenda.
    • [after Ernesto is disgraced, and flung from the amphitheater, a guy returns from the concession stand]
    • [to his wife, excitedly]
    • Guy in audience: What did I miss?
    • [Abuelita has just destroyed Miguel's guitar in front of the Rivera family. Miguel is in tears]
    • [smiling; lifting her hand to touch Miguel's cheek]
    • Abuelita: Aw, it's okay. You can weep with your family.
    • [slapping her hand away; angrily and tearfully]
    • Miguel: I *DON'T* want to be part of *this family* anymore!
    • [Miguel runs away]
    • [Miguel is being chased by Mama Imelda, and he goes through a door in the alleyway]
    • Mamá Imelda: But when we had Coco, there was something that mattered more than music. I wanted to put down roots. He wanted to play for the world. We each made a sacrifice to get what we want. Now, you must make a choice.
    • [resentfully]
    • Miguel: But, I don't want to pick sides. Why won't you just be on my side? That's what families do. Support you!
    • [tearful]
    • Miguel: But you never will...
    • [Miguel runs away, leaving Mama Imelda looking shocked and hurt]
    • Mamá Imelda: I am trying to save your life!
    • Miguel: You're ruining my life!
    • [shocked]
    • Mamá Imelda: What?
    • Miguel: Music's the only way that makes me happy. And, you wanna take that away! You'll never understand!
    • [Miguel turns to leave, but then he stops when he hears Mama Imelda singing a verse of "La Llorona"]
    • [questioned, turning back]
    • Miguel: I thought you hated music.
    • [smiling nostalgically]
    • Mamá Imelda: I LOVED it! I remember that my husband would play, and I loved to sing, and nothing else mattered.
    • [stops smiling; calmly]
    • Juan Ortodoncia: Gracias!
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