The Shape of Water (2017) Poster

Michael Shannon: Richard Strickland

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  • Strickland : [to Elisa]  What'd you say to me?

    Elisa : [in sign language]  F - U - C - K

    Strickland : What is she saying?

    Elisa : Y - O - U

    Zelda : Uh, I, I didn't catch it.

    Strickland : [kicks the desk; pointing at Elisa]  WHAT IS SHE SAYING?

    Zelda : She, she is sayin' "Thank you"!

  • Richard Strickland : Fuck. You ARE a god.

  • [from trailer] 

    Strickland : The natives in the Amazon worshiped it. Like a god. We need to take it apart, learn how it works.

  • Strickland : [Elisa offers him a towel]  Oh, no. No, a man washes his hands before or after tending to his needs. It tells you a lot about a man.

    [eats a candy] 

    Strickland : He does it both times - points to a weakness in character.

  • Strickland : What am I doing, interviewing the fucking help? The shit cleaners. The piss wipers.

  • Strickland : You may think, "That thing looks human." Stands on two legs, right? But - we're created in the Lord's image. You don't think that's what the Lord looks like, do you?

  • Strickland : [to Zelda and Elisa]  Let me say this up front: You clean that lab, you get out. The thing we keep in there is an affront. Do you know what an affront is, Zelda?

    Zelda : Something offensive?

    Strickland : That's right. And I should know, I dragged that... filthy thing... out of the river muck in South America all the way here. And along the way we didn't get to like each other much. Now. You may think, "That thing looks human." Stands on two legs, right? But - we're created in the Lord's image. You don't think that's what the Lord looks like, do you?

  • Strickland : [to the creature]  Fuck. You *are* a god...

  • Hoffstetler : He's bleeding. What happened?

    Strickland : It's an animal, Hoffstetler. Just keepin' it tame.

  • Strickland : [to himself in the mirror]  You deliver. You deliver, that's what you do, you deliver. Right? RIGHT?

  • Hoffstetler : This creature is intelligent. Capable of language... Of understanding emotions!

    Strickland : So are the Soviets. The gooks. And we still kill them, don't we?

  • Strickland : [to Zelda]  Now, do ya know what that particular story means, for us Delilah?

    [Zelda shakes her head] 

    Strickland : It means if you know somethin' you're not tellin' me, you're gonna tell me.

  • Strickland : I do not fail. I deliver.

  • Strickland : [to Zelda]  That story about Samson: I never told you how it ends. After the Philistines torture him, and blind him, Samson asks God for the strength he needs. And at the last minute he is spared. And the Lord gives him his strength back! One last time. And - he holds the columns of the temple with his powerful arms, and he crushes 'em. And he brings the whole building down on the Philistines. HE dies, but he gets every single one of those motherfuckers! That is his WILL!

    [punches the wall behind Zelda] 

    Strickland : Now, do ya know what that particular story means, for us Delilah?

    [Zelda shakes her head] 

    Strickland : It means if you know somethin' you're not tellin' me, you're gonna tell me. Either before, or after, I bring this particular temple down upon our heads.

  • Strickland : [to Zelda]  Where is it?

    Brewster Fuller : Listen - fella...

    Strickland : SIT DOWN!

    [Brewster drops back into the chair] 

  • Strickland : [to Elisa]  Look don't touch. That lovely dingus right there is an Alabama howdy-do. Molded grip handle, low-current high-voltage electric shock cattle prod. Name's Strickland, Security.

  • [from trailer] 

    Hoyt : Their only concern is the asset.

    Strickland : The Soviets want it.

    Hoyt : Do you have it?

    Strickland : Sir, I'm getting it back.

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