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Catherine Tramell (Character)
from Basic Instinct (1992)

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Basic Instinct (1992)
Gus: Are you a pro?
Catherine: No, I'm an amateur.

Nick: What did Manny Vasquez call you?
Catherine: "Bitch" mostly, but he meant it affectionately.

John Correli: Were you ever engaged in any sadomasochistic activity?
Catherine: Exactly what did you have in mind, Mr. Correli?

Gus: Did you ever do drugs with Mr. Boz?
Catherine: Sure.
Gus: What kind of drugs?
Catherine: Cocaine. Have you ever fucked on cocaine, Nick? It's nice.
[Catherine Tramell uncrosses her legs and it can be seen she's wearing no underwear]
Nick: You like playing games don't you?
Catherine: I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf... Games are fun.

[last lines]
Catherine: What do we do now, Nick?
Nick: Fuck like minks, raise rugrats and live happily ever after.
Catherine: Hate rugrats.
Nick: Fuck like minks, forget the rugrats, and live happily ever after.

Catherine: Killing isn't like smoking. You can stop.

John Correli: Did you kill Mr Boz, Miss Tramell?
Catherine: I'd have to be pretty stupid to write a book about killing and then kill him the way I described in my book. I'd be announcing myself as the killer. I'm not stupid.

Nick: Writing a book about it gives you an alibi for not killing him.
Catherine: Yes it does, doesn't it?

Nick: How did you feel when I told you Johnny Boz had died, that day at the beach?
Catherine: I felt somebody had read my book and was playing a game.
Nick: But you didn't hurt.
Catherine: No.
Nick: Because you didn't love him.
Catherine: That's right.
Nick: Even though you were fucking him.
Catherine: You still get the pleasure. Didn't you ever fuck anybody else while you were married, Nick?

Nick: What's your new book about?
Catherine: A detective. He falls for the wrong woman.
Nick: What happens to him?
Catherine: She kills him.

Catherine: You know I don't like to wear any underwear, don't you, Nick?

Catherine: Got some coke?
Nick: I've got a Pepsi in the fridge.

Nick: How did you find out?
Catherine: I have friends, I have attorneys. Money buys alot of Attorneys and friends.

Nick: So where is this going?
Catherine: Ask me "What do you want from me Catherine?"
Nick: What the fuck do you want from Catherine?

Nick: How's your new book coming along?
Catherine: It's practically writing itself.

Catherine: [TV Version] Have you ever had sex on cocaine, Nick?

Catherine: Look, I don't really feel like talking anymore.
Gus: Listen, lady, we can do this downtown, if you want.
Catherine: So read me my rights and arrest me., and then I'll go downtown. Otherwise, get the fuck out of here...
Catherine: Please?

Dr. McElwaine: You working on another book?
Catherine: Yes, I am.
Gus: It must really be something making stuff up all the time.
Catherine: Yeah, it teaches you to lie.

Nick: Do you have something against ice cubes?
Catherine: [setting down the ice pick] I like rough edges.

Catherine: Killing isn't like smoking. You can quit.

Catherine: Somebody has to die.
Nick: Why?
Catherine: Somebody always does.

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Catherine Tramell: Even Oedipus didn't see his mother coming.

Roy Washburn: What were you doing at 100 miles per hour?
Catherine Tramell: He was making me cum. And it was 110. We must've hit a pothole.
Roy Washburn: Kevin Franks died. You don't seem very worried.
Catherine Tramell: I'm devastated... I may never cum again

[to Glass]
Catherine Tramell: You know what I like about you? You enjoy being in control. Like me.

Dr. Michael Glass: I'm not the one on trial for murder.
Catherine Tramell: Not yet.

Catherine Tramell: When you think about fucking me, and I know you do, how do you picture it... doctor?

Catherine Tramell: You know how some guys are into blondes, and some guys are into killers?

Catherine Tramell: I might be manipulating you to create risk for myself.

Catherine Tramell: Nick used to say: "Death is always there.It's the only thing that's real." Except maybe sex sometimes.

Catherine Tramell: If you follow inter-subjectivity to its natural end, aren't you asking who's the patient and who's the doctor?