Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) quotes

Director
Marielle Heller.

Cast
Melissa McCarthy.
Richard E. Grant.
Dolly Wells.

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Can you keep a secret?
– Lee Israel
Who would I tell? All my friends are dead.
– Jack Hock

This next song goes out to all the agoraphobic junkies who couldn’t be here tonight.
– Lounge Singer

My suggestion to you is you go out there and find another way to make a living.
– Marjorie

You’re stealing from me?
– Lee Israel
Come on.
– Jack Hock

You can be an asshole if you’re famous. You can’t be unknown and be such a bitch, Lee.
– Marjorie

Nobody is going to pay for the writer Lee Israel right now.
– Marjorie

I was supposed to be something more than this.
– Lee Israel

You’re a horrid cunt, Lee.
– Jack Hock
You too, Jack.
– Lee Israel

I’m a 51-year-old who likes cats better than people.
– Lee Israel

I’m months behind in my rent and my cat is sick.
– Lee Israel
It’s four in the afternoon and you’re drunk!
– Jack Hock
I’m hardly drunk.
– Lee Israel
Craigy, top her up.
– Jack Hock

Can you keep a secret?
– Lee Israel
Who would I tell? All my friends are dead.
– Jack Hock

We’re probably looking at some time in behind bars.
– Lawyer
What?
– Lee Israel