Hugo (2011) quotes

Martin Scorsese.

Asa Butterfield.
Ben Kingsley.
Chloë Grace Moretz.
Christopher Lee.

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.
– Hugo Cabret

If you’ve ever wondered where your dreams come from, you look around… this is where they’re made.
– Georges Méliès

My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians… Come and dream with me.
– Georges Méliès

Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do… Maybe it’s the same with people. If you lose your purpose… it’s like you’re broken.
– Hugo Cabret

Georges, you’ve tried to forget the past for so long, but it has caused you nothing but unhappiness. Maybe it’s time you tried to remember.
– Mama Jeanne

We could get into trouble.
– Isabelle
That’s how you know it’s an adventure.
– Hugo Cabret

I’m sorry, it’s broken.
– Hugo Cabret
No it’s not. It worked perfectly!
– Georges Méliès

This might be an adventure, and I’ve never had one before – outside of books, at least.
– Isabelle

My life has taught me one lesson, Hugo Cabret, and not the one I thought it would. Happy endings only happen in the movies.
– Georges Méliès

I enjoy the poetry of Christina Georgina Rossetti. She wrote, “My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a watered shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit.”
– Isabelle

Don’t forget to smile.
– Lisette
Which one? I’ve mastered three!
– Station Inspector