Irena Gallier
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Irena Gallier (Character)
from Cat People (1982)

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Cat People (1942)
Irena Dubrovna: I like the dark. It's friendly.

Irena Dubrovna: Oh, it's alright. It's just that cats don't seem to like me.

Irena Dubrovna: What should I tell my husband? Naturally, he's anxious to have some word.
Dr. Louis Judd: What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing.

Irena Dubrovna: Will you have tea with me in my apartment?
Oliver 'Ollie' Reed: You make everything so simple!

Oliver 'Ollie' Reed: Oh, you can tell Alice anything, she's such a good egg she can understand anything.
Irena Dubrovna: There are some things a woman doesn't want other women to understand.

Irena Dubrovna: That's Lalage - the perfume I use. I like it, perhaps too well. Maybe I use too much of it, living alone like this.
Oliver 'Ollie' Reed: It's hard to describe. It's not like flowers exactly. It's - it's like something warm and living.

Irena Dubrovna: You're very wise, you know a great deal, yet when you speak of the soul, you mean the mind, and it is not my mind that is troubled.
Dr. Louis Judd: What a clever girl. All the psychologists have tried for years to find that subtle difference between mind and soul, and you've found it.


Cat People (1982)
Paul Gallier: I didn't think you were ready, but you are. I knew it when I saw you with HIM.
Irena Gallier: Who? Oliver?
Paul Gallier: You want to fuck him, don't you? You dream about fucking him! Your whole body burns, it burns all along your nerves, in your mouth, your breasts... you go wet between your legs.
Irena Gallier: Stop it!
Paul Gallier: Every time it happens... you tell yourself it's love. But it isn't. It's blood. And death. You can't escape your nightmare without me, and I can't escape my nightmare without you. I've waited a long time for you.

Irena Gallier: I'm not like you.
Paul Gallier: That is the lie that will kill your lover.