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Walt Berkman (Character)
from The Squid and the Whale (2005)

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Walt Berkman: It's Welles' masterpiece, really. Many people think it's Citizen Kane, but Magnificent Ambersons, if it hadn't been ruined by the studio, would've been his crowning achievement. As it is, it's still brilliant. It's the old story, genius not being recognized by the industry.
Lance: It sounds great. Who's in it?
Walt Berkman: Orson Welles? I don't know, I haven't seen it yet. I've seen stills.

Sophie: Yeah. I mean, it's gross when he turns into the bug, but I love how matter of fact everything is.
Walt Berkman: Yeah, it's very Kafkaesque.
Sophie: [She looks at him oddly. She laughs] Cause it's written by Franz Kafka.
Walt Berkman: Right. I mean, clearly.

Walt Berkman: It's like... we were pals then... we'd do things together... we'd look at the knight armor at the Met. The scary fish at the Natural History Museum. I was always afraid of the squid and whale fighting. I can only look at it with my hands in front of my face.

Walt Berkman: [kisses her knee]
Lili: [lowers her head] Do you think...
Walt Berkman: [brings his up and smacks her in the nose]
Lili: Oh shit! Fuck!
Walt Berkman: I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
Lili: No, it's ok. It's just a bloody nose.

Bernard Berkman: Your mum and I, we're going to separate. I've got you tuesday, wednesday and every other thursday.
Walt Berkman: And what about the cat?
Joan Berkman: The cat!
Bernard Berkman: We didn't discuss the cat.

Walt Berkman: I shouldn't have broken up with Sophie.
Joan Berkman: Why did you?
Walt Berkman: I thought I could do better.
Joan Berkman: Better how?
Walt Berkman: I don't know.

Sophie: My Father said you had a weak handshake, which is a sign of indecision.
Walt Berkman: His hands are so huge. I couldn't get a good grip.

Walt Berkman: ls Mom letting you drink soda?
Frank Berkman: Beer.
Walt Berkman: Since when do you drink beer?
Frank Berkman: Since recently.