Do you want to read about the most interesting "Girl Interrupted" quotes? This 1999 drama, with an all-star cast of Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie and Whoopi Goldberg, is based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her stay in a mental hospital as a teenager. Read on for some of the best quotes from "Girl Interrupted."
"Maybe I was just a girl..interrupted." This voiceover quotes by Ryder's character, Susanna, explains how she ends up in the institution and also lends the movie its name. The full quote is as follows: "Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted."
"If I could have any job in the world I'd be a professional Cinderella." In this quote from "Girl Interrupted," Jolie's character, a sociopath named Lisa, talks about what her career aspirations would be if she was not institutionalized. She talks about how the other girls in the hospital could be other characters and how everyone would love them despite their flaws.
"I had a headache." This "Girl Interrupted" quote is Susanna's response to her doctor telling her why she should remain in the hospital. He says, "Susanna, four days ago… you chased a bottle of aspirin, with a bottle of vodka."
"And my favorite part… it has a sign right outside that says, "If you lived here, you'd be home now." Daisy, a fragile, pampered girl played by the late Brittany Murphy, says this "Girl Interrupted" quote when she tells the girls about the apartment she is getting after she leaves the hospital. This quote becomes even more poignant later, when we find out that Daisy has committed suicide at the apartment.
"Is that what you learned in your advanced studies at "Night School for Negro Welfare Mothers"?" Susanna says this line to Nurse Valerie, played by Whoopi Goldberg, when she is antagonizing her because she wants to be able to shower alone. Though they argue, the nurse is a motherly figure to all the girls.
- Andrea Miller