Ma Quotes

Latest Ma quotes from Room


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Ma is played by Brie Larson in Room.


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Ma: You're five and you're old enough to understand what the world there is. You have to understand. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND. We can't keep living like this. You need to help me.
Jack: I wanna be four again.


Talk Show Hostess: When he was born, did it... did it ever occur to you to ask your captor to take Jack away?
Ma: Away?
Talk Show Hostess: Well, to take him to a hospital, say, leave him there, where he could be found?
Ma: Why... why would I do that?
Talk Show Hostess: So Jack could be free. Now, this is the ultimate sacrifice, and I understand that, but did you think about him having a normal childhood?
Ma: But he had me.
Talk Show Hostess: Of course he did. But was that the best thing for him?


Talk Show Hostess: When he's older, will you tell Jack about his father?
Ma: Jack's not his. He's not his.
Talk Show Hostess: So are you saying that there were other men?
Ma: No! No. Um... A father is... a man who loves his child.
Talk Show Hostess: Of course. That's so true in a very real sense, but the... the biological relationship that you...
Ma: That's not a relationship.


Old Nick: What is that? !s that a birthday cake?
Ma: Mm.
Old Nick: You should have told me. I'd have gotten him a present. So how old is he, anyway? Four?
Jack: Five.


Old Nick: [approaching the closet where Jack is hiding] Hey, you want some candy?
Ma: Come to bed. Please.
Old Nick: Please? Didn't your momma ever teach you any manners, young lady?


Old Nick: What's that smell?
Ma: Sorry, I burned some cheese. Here. I just wasn't thinking.
Old Nick: Well, thinking is not your strong suit.


You know when your Grandma asks you a question? You can answer her. You don't need to say everything to me, okay?


Ma: He's on the other side of this wall.
Jack: What other side?
Ma: Jack, there's two sides to everything.
Jack: Not on an octagon.
Ma: Yeah, but...
Jack: An octagon has eight sides
Ma: But a wall, okay, a wall's like this, see? And we're on the inside and mouse is on the outside.
Jack: In outer space?
Ma: No, in the world. It's much closer than outer space.
Jack: I can't see the outside-side.
Ma: Listen, I know that I told you something else before, but you were much younger. I didn't think that you could understand, but now you're so old, you're so smart. I know that you can get this. Where do you think that old Nick gets our food?
Jack: From TV by magic!


Ma: You're gonna love it.
Jack: What?
Ma: The world.


I'm sorry that I'm not nice anymore, but you know what? Maybe if your voice saying "be nice" hadn't been in my head, then maybe I wouldn't have helped the guy with the fucking sick dog!


Jack: Is bad tooth hurting?
Ma: Mmhmm, but you know mind over matter.
Jack: If you don't mind, it doesn't matter
Ma: You're right. Hey do you know what we're gonna do today?
Jack: What?
Ma: We're going to bake a birthday cake
Jack: A birthday cake?
Ma: Mmhmm
Jack: Like from TV?
Ma: Mmhmm, but for real
Jack: No way!


Jack: Are we in another planet?
Ma: Same one. Just a different spot.


Jack: It can't really be Room if door's open.
Ma: Do you want me to close it?
Jack: Nah.
Ma: Jack, can we go?
Jack: Bye, plant. Bye, chair number one. Bye, chair number two. Bye, table. Bye, wardrobe. Bye, sink. Bye-bye, skylight. Ma, say bye-bye to room.


Ma: I'm sorry Jack.
Jack: It's okay. Don't do it again.
Ma: I promise
Jack: Are you better now?
Ma: Yeah, I'm starting to be. Hey, Jack?
Jack: Yeah?
Ma: When Grandma brought this to me
Ma: I knew that I could get better. You saved me... Again.


Jack: It's because door's open.
Ma: What?
Jack: It can't really be room if door's open.


Jack: Say bye to Room, Ma.
Ma: Bye, Room.


Ma: Ssh. Go back to sleep.
Jack: Once upon a time, before I came, you cried and cried and watched TV all day, until you were a zombie. But then I zoomed down from heaven, through skylight, into Room. Whoosh-pshew! And I was kicking you from the inside. Boom, boom! And then I shot out onto Rug with my eyes wide open, and you cutt-ed the cord and said, "Hello, Jack!"


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