The Butterfly Effect
Dr Redfield: Just think of your mind as a movie, you can pause, rewind or slow down any details you want.
Evan: Fuck Bag.
(Evan tells Kayleigh to cover her ears) Evan at 7: What time is it? Mr George Miller: It's time for you to do what I tell you to do... Evan at 7: Wrong answer fuck bag. This is the very moment of your reckoning. In the next 30 seconds you're gonna open 1 of 2 doors. The first door will forever traumatize your own flesh and blood. Mr George Miller: What's happening, how are you doing this? Evan at 7: It'll change your daughter from a beautiful child into an empty shell. Whos' only concept of trust was betrayed by her own sick pedophile father. Ultimately... it'll lead to her suicide. Nice Work Daddy. Mr George Miller: Who are you? Evan at 7: Let's just say you're being closely watched, George. Your other option is... to treat Kayleigh like, say like a loving father treats his daughter. Sound okay to you, Papa? Mr George Miller: Yes. Evan at 7: Listen close then fuckbag. You screw this up again - I'll flat-out castrate you. What you need to do, is discipline your son Tommy cause the kid is one sadistic pup. One last thing... (Evan whispers something in Kayleigh's ear) Kayleigh at 7: (yelling at her father) Don't ever touch me again! Mr George Miller: I won't.
Nazi Inmate #1: Shit on my dick, or blood on my knife?
Evan: Tell me the Greek alphabet. Huh huh huh? Alpha beta...
(first lines) (reading aloud as he writes a note) Evan: If anyone finds this, it means my plan didn't work and I'm already dead. But if I can somehow go back to the beginning of all of this, I might be able to save her.
(after handless Evan has just tried to commit suicide by drowning himself in the bathtub) Tommy: You forgot to put the toaster on the ledge. Evan: Lenny likes Poptarts. You guys are all the better now. Tommy: I know it's hard but you can't give up. Evan: I can't even fucking kill myself. Tommy: Don't talk like that.
(to the neo-Nazi inmates) Evan: So, should I suck your dick now?
Thumper: Maybe there's a reason you've repressed the day some pervert had you in your tighty-whities. (glances at Evan's journals) Thumper: Hey Man, I'd think twice about what you're doing. You could wake up a lot more fucked up than you are now. Evan: More fucked up than I am? You think you know me? *I* don't even know me!
Kayleigh Miller: Where'd you learn those new tricks? Evan: What? It... it wasn't... weird... was it? Kayleigh Miller: Yeah, if you call multiple orgasms weird!
(upon discovering his armlessness) Evan: What the fuck is this?
Evan: I just thought that you should know. Kayleigh Miller: Know what? Evan: That you were happy once... with me. Kayleigh Miller: You know there's one major hole in your story, there is no fucking way on this planet, nor any other I would ever be in some fucking sorority. Evan: (Whispering) You were happy there...
Evan's note to Kayleigh: I'll come back for you.
Evan: (to Kayleigh) I've already lost you once, I'm not gonna lose you again.
Jason Treborn: You can't play God son.
Frat Guy: Shower that, bitch.
(Evan visits Kayleigh, who has now become a prostitute) Kayleigh: So, how's tricks? Sorry, occupational humor. Evan: I got it.
Kayleigh: Hurry up, I want a quickie before school!
(in the reality where Kayleigh is with Lenny) Evan: So, do you think it might have worked? Kayleigh: Yeah... But that's not how things wound up... I'm with Lenny, Lenny is your friend... and that's where it ends. Evan: Whoa... Would it make a difference if I told you that no one could possibly ever love anyone as much as I love you? (Kayliegh is flattered by Evan's compliment) Evan: ... I am not saying that, I am just saying it like if you were a girl, would that be something you would want to hear?
Dr Redfield: There are no journals.
Jason Treborn: You can't change who people are without destroying who they were.
Evan: Yeah, you remember me? We had a nice chat once when I was seven...
Evan: Where's Kaleigh? Lenny: Who's Kaleigh? (Evan looks confused) Lenny: You want me to take you to the doctor? Evan: No, I think everything's gonna be all right this time.
Title Card: It has been said something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. - Chaos Theory
(time traveling Evan at age 7 threatens George Miller with a lighted stick of dynamite) Mr George Miller: Evan! Put that out, or you'll blow off both your hands! Evan at 7: Been there, done that.
Kayleigh: Nothing's all better, okay? Nothing ever gets better!
(last lines) (director's cut) Tommy: True happiness can only be achieved through sacrifice, like the sacrifices our parents have made for us to be here today. Kayleigh: Woo-hoo! Great, Tommy!
(last lines) (theatrical version) Evan: I'm just running a little late. Yeah, I had to finish up with the patients. Well, get the soup or something. All right. Love you, mom. Bye-bye.
Evan: Shit, no arms.
Lenny at 13: (after Tommy gives Lenny the block buster) Wait a minute, I'm not touching this thing. I'll smell the fuses and I'll get busted. Evan Treborn at 13: (puts a cigarette on the block buster) Here. That should give you two minutes. Lenny at 13: (in a fake voice) Gee, thanks, friend.
Evan: I speak to Jesus in my dreams.