Gretchen Ross
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Gretchen Ross (Character)
from Donnie Darko (2001)

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Donnie Darko (2001)
Gretchen: My mom had to get a restraining order against my stepdad. He has emotional problems.
Donnie: Oh, I have those, too. What kind of emotional problems does your dad have?
Gretchen: He stabbed my mom four times in the chest.
Donnie: Oh.

Gretchen: You're weird.
Donnie: Sorry.
Gretchen: No, that was a compliment actually.

Gretchen: "Donnie Darko." What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something.
Donnie: What makes you think I'm not?

Gretchen: And what if you could go back in time and take all those hours of pain and darkness and replace them with something better?

Gretchen: Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.

Donnie: Well, look... You want to go with me?
Gretchen: Where do you want to go?
Donnie: I mean, like, "go" with me. Like, you know... Like, it's what we call it here. "Going together."
Gretchen: Sure.
[pauses for a moment, turns and walks away]
Donnie: Okay. Hey, where are you going?
Gretchen: I'm going home.

[Donnie tries to kiss Gretchen and she pulls away]
Donnie: I - I'm sorry. I...
Gretchen: Look, Donnie, wait.
Donnie: I like you a lot.
Gretchen: I just want it to be at a time when it...
Donnie: When what?
Gretchen: When it reminds me just...
Donnie: When it reminds you how beautiful the world can be?
Gretchen: Yeah.
[turns her head]
Gretchen: And right now there's some fat guy over there staring at us.

[last lines]
Gretchen: Hey. What's going on?
David: Horrible accident. My neighbor, he got killed.
Gretchen: What happened?
David: Got smushed by a jet engine.
Gretchen: What was his name?
David: Donnie. Donnie Darko.
Gretchen: Hmm.
David: I feel bad for his family.
Gretchen: Yeah.
David: Did you know him?
Gretchen: No.

Gretchen: Um, where do I sit?
Karen Pommeroy: Sit next to the boy you think is the cutest.
[the class gasps]
Karen Pommeroy: Quiet! Let her choose.