We sent Myla Tosatto, “Movie Myla”, to review this movie and she came up with her list of the top “The Shape of Water Quotes”! There were lots of good lines from the movie. If you are stumbling across this post you have probably seen the movie and looking up your own favorite quotes possibly from Giles or Elisa or whomever! Be sure to also read The Shape of Water review!
Comment below if you have any other lines fro the movie you think we should add to our list! We will continue to edit it as we see fit!
The Shape of Water Quotes
“You boys mind putting the trash in the can? That’s what it’s there for.”- Zelda (Octavia Spencer)
“Yes, I’m wearing a hair piece. How does it look?”- Giles (Richard Jenkins)
“Y’all come back now.”- Pie Seller (Morgan Kelly)
“You think he meant it?”- Giles
“Oh Heavens to Betsy, we’re in a pickle.”- Mr. Fleming (David Hewlett)
“It’s still Baltimore, Elaine. No one likes Baltimore.”- Richard Strickland to his wife about their new town
“General Hoyt, sir, you can’t for any circumstance, kill this creature.”- Dr. Robert Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg)
“REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT” – Elisa (Sally Hawkins) to Giles in ASL when he isn’t paying attention to her signs
“He sees me for what I am.”- Elisa
“Now I can save him or let him die.”- Elisa
“. . . and we’re synchronizing our watches like they do in the movies. . .”- Giles to Elisa
“I don’t want a beautiful, intricate thing destroyed.”- Dr. Hoffstetler to Strickland
“Are you out of your mind? Don’t do this, Elisa.”- Zelda
“He’s so beautiful.”- Giles about the Creature
“It takes a lot of lying to keep a marriage going.”- Zelda
“Have you always been alone? Did you ever have someone?”- Giles to the Creature
“Sometimes I think I was born too early or too late for my life. Maybe we’re both just relics.”- Giles to the Creature
“He ate Pandora. It wasn’t his fault. He’s a wild creature.”- Giles explaining what went down when Elisa was at work
“No, no, don’t play with the kitties.”- Giles to the Creature
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.
I was touched by the last line in the movie, it was from a poem about love being transcendent, and it reminded me of a love I share with a deceased loved one. I wish I could remember the name of the poem or the poet so I could look up the entire poem. Could you please post that here? Thank you.
…or email it to me. Thank you.
That is exactly what I’m looking for too!
Was this the quote that was at the very end of the movie? Where is it from, please???
Rumi ancient as translated by Guillermo del toro
Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with Your love, It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere.
Enza Ketcham says
Was it this, ““Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with Your love, It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere.”
I am also looking for this poem. Brought a tear to my eye. Please if you find it please e mail it to me. Thanks
Bob Southwick says
I am recently in love, with a wonderful woman—we saw this movie yesterday and I too love the quote at the end- the love poem. I heard it may have been of Islamic origin, and also attributed to St Symeon, a Byzantine monk. Either way it is a humanistic expression of all encompassing love, the only way love can be so true.
jerry gilfix says
My heart was filled with thoughts of my loved one
What is the first quotes (the proverb) on the calendar paper ??? cheers by advance
‘Time is but a river flowing from our past’