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Quotes from Dead Ringers

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    • Elliot Mantle: I've often thought that there should be beauty contests for the *insides* of bodies.
    • Beverly Mantle: Pain creates character distortion, it's simply not necessary.
    • Claire Niveau: I'm often in a lot of pain.
    • Beverly Mantle: What kind of pain?
    • Claire Niveau: I think... psychosexual.
    • Claire Niveau: I've heard that you live together in the same apartment.
    • Beverly Mantle: We both like Italian furniture.
    • Beverly Mantle: I was hiding from the wrong person.
    • Beverly Mantle: There's nothing the matter with the instrument, it's the body. The woman's body is all wrong!
    • Elliot Mantle: Bev, you haven't done anything until I've done it too. You haven't fucked Claire Niveau until you've told me about it.
    • Beverly Mantle: Then I haven't fucked Claire Niveau!
    • Elliot Mantle: Why are you crying, Bev?
    • Beverly Mantle: Separation can be a... terrifying thing.
    • Elliot Mantle: Don't touch him, he's my brother!
    • Elliot Mantle: And tomorrow, we'll take some Percodan... just because it's Saturday.
    • Elliot Mantle: But... I want some ice cream.
    • Claire Niveau: I've been around a bit. I've seen some creepy things in the movie business. This is the most disgusting thing that's ever happened to me.
    • Elliot Mantle: I doubt that.
    • Beverly Mantle: Are you still doing the mini-series?
    • Claire Niveau: Re-shoots. The director didn't know what he was doing.
    • [about the pills]
    • Beverly Mantle: You'll take an up so I won't take a down. This is crazy!
    • Elliot Mantle: I'm not you, Bev.
    • [crying about Claire]
    • Beverly Mantle: Yesterday, I found out she was having an affair. She's unfaithful to me, Eli.
    • Elliot Mantle: Bev, you mustn't take it so seriously. She's a showbiz lady. What can you expect?
    • [sobbing hysterically]
    • Beverly Mantle: I'm in love with her! I have to take it seriously!
    • Elliot Mantle: It can't be love if it does this to you, can it? It can't be love, Bev.
    • [last lines]
    • [Beverly phones up Claire on a payphone]
    • Claire Niveau: Hello. Hello? Who is this?
    • [Beverly hangs up]
    • Elliot Mantle: Don't do this to me, Bev.
    • Beverly Mantle: But I'm only doing it to me. Why don't you get along with your very own life?
    • Elliot Mantle: Do you remember the first Siamese twins?
    • Beverly Mantle: Chang and Eng were joined at the chest.
    • Elliot Mantle: Remember how they died?
    • Beverly Mantle: Chang died of a stroke in the middle of the night. He was always the sickly one. He was always the one who drank too much. When Eng woke up beside him to find that his brother was dead... he died of fright. Right there in the bed.
    • Elliot Mantle: Does that answer your question?
    • Beverly Mantle: Poor Eli.
    • Elliot Mantle: Poor Bev.
    • Elliot Mantle: You could adopt.
    • Claire Niveau: It wouldn't have been part of my body.
    • Elliot Mantle: I know what you mean.
    • [examining Claire]
    • Beverly Mantle: That's fantastic.
    • Claire Niveau: I've never heard anyone say that about the inside of my body before.
    • Beverly Mantle: Surely you've heard of inner beauty?
    • [during a physical exam]
    • Claire Niveau: Well, are all the necessary parts there, Doc?
    • Beverly Mantle: Yes they are, though there are a couple of extra ones that shouldn't be.
    • Claire Niveau: Not funny.
    • Beverly Mantle: Uh no, I wasn't joking.
    • [on seeing her medical chart for the first time]
    • Elliot Mantle: What, THE Claire Niveau?
    • Beverly Mantle: Yeah.
    • Elliot Mantle: Ooo! What's she doing here?
    • Beverly Mantle: She's doing a miniseries. She's got 3 agents and a bodyguard in the waiting room.
    • Elliot Mantle: And her life is empty without children.
    • Beverly Mantle: How did you know?
    • Elliot Mantle: Oh come on, Bev, everyone knows that. Don't you ever read the National Enquirer? "Star's Life Empty Without Children"?
    • Beverly Mantle: Well, I hope the National Enquirer also explained how we can make her fertile, because I don't think i can.
    • Claire Niveau: Listen. Doctor. I think there's something wrong with you. I don't know what it is, I can't put a label on it, but you're subtly - I don't know - schizophrenic? Or something. Sometimes I like you very much. and sometimes, you're an amusing lay, not much more. And I cant figure out why.
    • [he extracts and rattles a prescription pill bottle]
    • [sympathetically]
    • Claire Niveau: Beverly.
    • Beverly Mantle: One for you. One for me.
    • [they both ingest a pill]
    • Beverly Mantle: What's that?
    • Elliot Mantle: Butazamine. She's heard that it makes sex come on like Nagasaki.
    • [alarmed]
    • Beverly Mantle: You're not feeding her pills, are you?
    • Elliot Mantle: Listen, baby brother. I've got her number. This lady's hustling us for drugs.
    • Beverly Mantle: I don't think that's true at all.
    • Elliot Mantle: I think we should drop her, Bev.
    • Beverly Mantle: You drop her!
    • Elliot Mantle: This is unknown territory we're moving into.
    • [spotting her at an art gallery]
    • Beverly Mantle: Claire.
    • Claire Niveau: Yes? Oh, it's you. Or should i say, "Which one of you is it?"
    • Beverly Mantle: Please, Claire, don't.
    • Beverly Mantle: I'm the one who slaves over hot snatches all day!
    • Beverly Mantle: To achieve anything in life one has to keep life simple.
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