There Will Be Blood quotes (2007)

Director
Paul Thomas Anderson.

Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis.
Paul Dano.
CiarĂ¡n Hinds.

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Why are you talking about Paul?
Eli Sunday
I did what your brother couldn’t.
Plainview
Don’t say this to me.
Eli Sunday
I broke you and I beat you. It was Paul who told me about you. He’s the prophet. He’s the smart one. He knew what was there and he found me to take it out of the ground, and you know what the funny thing is? Listen… listen… listen… I paid him ten thousand dollars, cash in hand, just like that. He has his own company now. A prosperous little business. Three wells producing. Five thousand dollars a week.
Plainview
[Eli cries]
Stop crying, you sniveling ass! Stop your nonsense. You’re just the afterbirth, Eli.
Plainview
No…
Eli Sunday
You slithered out of your mother’s filth.
Plainview
No.
Eli Sunday
They should have put you in a glass jar on a mantlepiece. Where were you when Paul was suckling at his mother’s teat? Where were you? Who was nursing you, poor Eli? One of Bandy’s sows? That land has been had. Nothing you can do about it. It’s gone. It’s had.
Plainview
If you would just take…
Eli Sunday
You lose.
Plainview
…this lease, Daniel…
Eli Sunday
Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I’m so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I… drink… your… milkshake!
Plainview
[sucking sound]
I drink it up!
Plainview
Don’t bully me, Daniel!
Eli Sunday
[Daniel roars and throws Eli across the room]
Did you think your song and dance and your superstition would help you, Eli? I am the Third Revelation! I am who the Lord has chosen!
Plainview

Are you an angry man, Henry?
– Plainview
About what?
– Henry Brands
Are you envious? D’you get envious?
– Plainview
I don’t think so. No.
– Henry Brands
I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.
– Plainview
That part of me is gone. Working and not succeeding- all my, uh… failures has left me, uh… I just don’t… care.
– Henry Brands
Well, if it’s in me, it’s in you. There are times when I… I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money I can get away from everyone.
– Plainview
What will you do about your boy?
– Henry Brands
I don’t know. Uhhhh, maybe it’ll change. Does your sound come back to you? I don’t know. Maybe no one knows that. A doctor might not know that.
– Plainview
Where’s his mother?
– Henry Brands
I don’t want to talk about those things. I see the worst in people, Henry. I don’t need to look past seeing them to get all I need. I’ve built up my hatreds over the years, little by little. Having you here gives me a second breath of life. I can’t keep doing this on my own… with these, umm… people.
– Plainview

I told you I would to eat you!
– Plainview
[terrified] We’re family!
– Eli Sunday
I told you I would eat you up!
– Plainview

[last lines]
I’m finished.
– Plainview

[mumbles] Abandoned my child.
– Plainview
Say it louder… say it louder!
– Eli Sunday
I’ve abandoned my child! I’ve abandoned my child! I’ve abandoned my boy!
– Plainview
Now beg for the blood!
– Eli Sunday
[sotto voce] Please, give me the blood, Eli. Let me get out of
– Plainview

There’s a whole ocean of oil under our feet! No one can get at it except for me!
– Plainview

I’m gonna bury you underground, Eli.
– Plainview

I am a false prophet God is a superstition!
– Eli Sunday

What’s this? Why don’t I own this? Why don’t I own this?
– Plainview
That’s the Bandy tract. He was the holdout, when we were doing the buying? He had hoped to speak with you. Can’t you just build the pipeline around this tract?
– Al Rose
Can I build around fifty miles of Tehachapi Mountains? Don’t be thick in front of me, Al.
– Plainview
I can go to him again…
– Al Rose
No, I’ll go and talk to the man. I’ll talk to him, show you how it’s done.
– Plainview

I’m your brother… from another mother.
– Henry Brands

When do we get our money, Daniel?
– Eli Sunday
[Daniel slaps Eli across the face]
[continuing to slap Eli] Aren’t you a healer and a vessel for the holy spirit? When are you coming over and make my son hear again? Can’t you do that?
– Plainview

What would you like, Eli?
– Plainview
Ten thousand dollars.
– Eli Sunday
For what?
– Plainview
For my church.
– Eli Sunday
That’s good. That’s a good one.
– Plainview

H.W. okay?
– Fletcher Hamilton
No, he isn’t.
– Plainview

Things go up, things go down, but at least the Lord is always around.
– Eli Sunday