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15 Best Wes Anderson Quotes From the Director of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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Every movie fanatic out there, who places aestheticism in high regards, will know that Wes Anderson is one of the best stylistic directors ever.

His flawless combination of color palettes and imagery transcends cinema to create something absolutely magical. His signature camera movement is a treat to watch and a hallmark of his films.

Through his career of nine films that include masterpieces like 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'Moonrise Kingdom', 'Grand Budapest Hotel', and many more, one can hardly say that he has made a movie that is not critically acclaimed. Everything about them is immaculate, from the characters, to the colors, to the performances, and even the blocking. Wes Anderson films are thus a delight to audiences everywhere. Therefore, we present to you the 15 best Wes Anderson film quotes that we assure you, you will thoroughly enjoy! Plus, look out for the Wes Anderson love quotes here, too.

If you like what you read, you could also check out our [Steven Spielberg] and Alfred Hitchcock.

Wes Anderson Movies Quotes

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Anderson and his works are worldwide masterpieces. They are impeccable and they have garnered huge admiration and love over the last decade. It is nothing short of a visual feast when one is watching films like 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' or 'Rushmore', featuring plenty of quotes about love. They incorporate elements such as romantic relationships, love triangles, observations, tragedy, and many more. In the end, what you experience is not only fantastical but also extraordinary. Here are nine quotes from Wes Anderson's films that will remind you of the magic that they are. Enjoy!

1. “You’re looking so well, darling, you really are. I don’t know what sort of cream they’ve put on you down at the morgue, but I want some.”

-M. Gustave, while Madame D. is on her deathbed, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 2014.

2. "Max Fischer: I like your nurse's uniform, guy.

Peter Flynn: These are O.R. scrubs.

Max Fisher: Oh are they?"

-'Rushmore', 1998.

3. "Am I being flirted with by a psychotic rat?"

-Mrs. Fox, commenting on rats who had descended into the sewer to take revenge on the Fox family, 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox', 2009.

4. "Eli: I am not in love with you anymore.

Margot: I didn't even know that you were.

Eli: Let's not make this any more difficult than it already is. "

-'The Royal Tenenbaums', 2001.

5.  "Royal: Richie, this illness, this closeness to death...it's had a profound effect on me. I feel like a different person, I really do.

Richie: Dad, you were never dying.

Royal: ...but I'm gonna live."

-'The Royal Tenenbaums', 2001.

6. "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant."

-M. Gustave, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 2014.

7. "Sam: What happened to your hand?

Suzy: It got hit by a mirror.

Sam: How'd that happen?

Suzy: I lost my temper at myself.”

-'Moonrise Kingdom', 2012.

8.  "Francis: You don't love me!

Peter: Yes I do!

Jack: I love you too, but I'm gonna mace you in the face!"

-Francis and Peter are fighting on the train, 'The Darjeeling Limited', 2007.

9. "There's really no point in doing anything in life because it's all over in the blink of an eye. The next thing you know, rigour mortis sets in."

-M. Gustave, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 2014.

Best Wes Anderson Quotes

If you are someone who likes to get into the method of filmmaking, then you will know that what it is like to get into the head of Wes Anderson's visual storytelling. His fascinating works of art are not only a source of inspiration to many globally but they are leagues ahead of everybody else. Here are five quotes that will show you what pushes him as an individual to strive to achieve the best.

10. "I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do.  It's sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. "

-Wes Anderson.

11. "I don't think any of us are normal people."

-Wes Anderson.

12. "I don't really look for challenges as much as I like adventures. Other than that I'm just trying to find stories I want to tell."

Wes Anderson.

13. "There's no story if there isn't some conflict. I think everybody feels lonely and trapped sometimes. I would think it's more or less the norm. "

Wes Anderson.

14. "That's the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they've never been before. The details, that's what the world is made of. "

Wes Anderson.

15. "When you're 11 or 12 years old, you can get so swept up in a book that you start to believe that the fantasy is reality. I think when you have a giant crush when you're in fifth grade, it becomes your whole world. It's like being underwater; everything is different."

Wes Anderson.

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