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Sof (Character)
from Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Howl: [Quietly amused] Calcifer? You're being so obedient.
Calcifer: Not on purpose! She bullied me!
Howl: Not just anybody can do that.
[Looks at Sophie]
Howl: And you are... who?
Old Sophie: Er, You can just call me Grandma Sophie. I'm your new cleaning lady. I just started work today.

Old Sophie: What a dump. When I think of castles, it's not what I picture.

Old Sophie: All right Calcifer, let's get cooking.
Calcifer: I don't cook! I'm a scary and powerful fire demon!

Howl: So, what do you have in your pocket, Sophie?
Old Sophie: Huh?
[Finds a folded piece of paper]
Old Sophie: What is this?
Howl: Give it to me.
[paper burns leaving marks on the table]
Markl: Scorch marks! Howl, can you read them?
Howl: That is ancient sorcery and quite powerful too.
Markl: Is it from the Witch of the Waste?
Howl: "You who swallowed a falling star, o' heartless man, your heart shall soon be mine." That can't be good for the table.
[covers the marks with his hand]
Markl: Wow! It's gone!
Howl: The mark maybe gone but the spell is still there.

Markl: Wait! You can't come up here!
Old Sophie: Whatever you don't want me to clean, better hide it now!
Markl: Save my room for last, OK?

Old Sophie: When you're old, all you want to do is stare at the scenery. It's so strange. I've never felt so peaceful before.

[Howl comes running out of the bathroom, screaming. His hair is now orange]
Howl: Sophie! You, you sabotaged me! Look! Look at what you've done to my hair! Look!
Old Sophie: What a pretty color.
Howl: It's hideous! You completely ruined my magic potions in the bathroom!
Old Sophie: I just organized things, Howl. Nothing's ruined.
Howl: Wrong! Wrong! I specifically ordered you not to get carried away!
Howl: Now I'm repulsive.
[slumps into a chair]
Howl: I can't live like this.
[starts sobbing, head in hands]
Old Sophie: Come on, it's not that bad.
[Howl's hair changes color to purple, then black]
Old Sophie: You should look at it now, its shade is even better.
Howl: [inconsolable] I give up. I see not point in living if I can't be beautiful.

Howl: The Witch of the Wastes is trying to find my castle.
Old Sophie: Ah, I saw her henchmen at the harbor.
Howl: I'm such a big coward, all I do is hide. All of this magic is to keep everybody away. I can't stand how scared I am.

Old Sophie: Howl, why is the Witch of the Wastes trying to hunt you down?
Howl: She was once quite beautiful, so I decided to pursue her, then I realized she wasn't, so then, as usual, I ran away.

Howl: I've got it! Why don't you go to the palace for me!
Old Sophie: Huh?
Howl: Just say that you're Pendragon's mother and that your son is such a cowardly wizard he's too afraid to show his face. Maybe then Madame Suliman will finally give up on me.

Old Sophie: I wonder what Howl disguised himself as? Surely not a crow. Can't be a pigeon, he's too flamboyant for that.
[a glider plane with a giggling young woman and her lover flies overhead]
Old Sophie: That could be him.

Old Sophie: I can't do this! Why'd you make me come here if you were coming yourself?
Howl: Knowing you'd be there gave me the courage to show up. That woman terrifies me. I can't face her on my own. You saved me, Sophie. I was in big trouble back there.

Old Sophie: Do you know what Madame Suliman said? She said that Howl's heart was stolen by a demon. Tell me now, what do you know?
Calcifer: I'm so sorry but that would be confidential information.

[in the secret garden]
Old Sophie: Did you use your magic to make this?
Howl: Only a little, just to help the flowers grow.

Young Sophie: So you are going away. Please, Howl. I know I can be of help to you, even though I'm not pretty and all I'm good at is cleaning.
Howl: Sophie! Sophie! You're beautiful!
Old Sophie: Well, the nice thing about being old is you've got nothing much to lose.

Old Sophie: It was a pleasure meeting you, even if you are my least favorite vegetable! Take care, Turniphead!

Old Sophie: Are you the one moving this castle?
Calcifer: Of course I am! No one else does any work around here.

Howl: The Witch of the Waste and Madame Sulliman's dog at my table? What possessed you to let them in my house
Calcifer: I didn't let them in here! Sophie crash landed her plane into my face!
Howl: [Laughs]
Old Sophie: Hmph!
Howl: I knew she'd make a great pilot!

Old Sophie: Why do you get so cold when you're old? I'm fatter than ever and yet the wind blows right through me!

Old Sophie: A battleship?
Howl: On its way to burn cities and people
Old Sophie: The enemy's? Ours?
Howl: What difference does it make?

Markl: [reading the newspaper] But the newspaper says we won
Witch of the Waste: [while smoking a cigar] Only idiots believe what they read in the paper
Old Sophie: That's so strange I can't get Calcifer going!
[to the Witch of the Waste]
Old Sophie: Do you have to keep smoking that it smells terrible!
Witch of the Waste: Don't deny an old witch her pleasures young lady
Old Sophie: Markl will you crack a window please?
Witch of the Waste: [continues smoking] I wouldn't open that window if I were you dear, Calcifer's too weak right now to protect this place, Suliman's henchmen could get in.

Letti: What's going on? Someone just told me you floated down into our balcony!
Young Sophie: So that did happen, it wasn't a dream.

Letti: Wow! He must have been a wizard then.
Young Sophie: But he was so kind to me. He rescued me, Letti.
Letti: Of course he did, he was trying to steal your heart. You were so lucky Sophie, if that wizard were Howl, he would have eaten it.
Young Sophie: No he wouldn't, Howl only does that to beautiful girls.

Young Sophie: It's all so familiar yet I know I've never been here before. I feel so at home.

Young Sophie: It's... you're scaring me. I have this weird feeling you're going to leave. Howl, tell me what's going on! Please. I don't care if you're a monster.
Howl: I'm just setting things up so all of you can live a comfortable life, Sophie.

Young Sophie: Lets run! Don't fight them, Howl!
Howl: Sorry, I've had enough of running away, Sophie. Now I've got something I want to protect. It's you.

[Sophie removes Calcifer from the hearth]
Calcifer: No, No, No! Don't do this! Help! Help! Crazy lady with the shovel! If you kick me out that door, the castle could collapse!
Young Sophie: Good!

Young Sophie: They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst.
Calcifer: Yeah, but no-one really believes that. Come on, let's be honest.

Howl: I feel terrible, like there's a weight on my chest.
Young Sophie: A heart's a heavy burden.

Howl: You didn't have to come back, Calcifer.
Calcifer: Yeah, I kinda missed you guys, and it looks like it's gonna rain.
Young Sophie: I missed you too, Calcifer.

Young Sophie: His pole snapped.
[to the scarecrow]
Young Sophie: We'll get you a new one, okay? You saved us, Turnip.
[kisses him]

Young Sophie: Calcifer.
Calcifer: Sophie, I'm so tired.
Young Sophie: If I give Howl back his heart, what will happen to you?
Calcifer: I'll be okay if you do it, I think. I mean, you dumped water on me and Howl and we both survived.
Young Sophie: I'd better try then.

Young Sophie: I know where I am! I'm in Howl's childhood!
Howl: [Howl catches one of the falling stars, talks to it, then puts it in his mouth and swallows. He bends over, as if in pain, and then draws Calcifer out of his chest]
Young Sophie: Howl! Calcier! I know how to help you now! Find me in the future!

Howl: Wow, Sophie, your hair looks just like starlight. It's beautiful.
Young Sophie: You think so? So do I!
[hugs Howl]

Young Sophie: [encounters a wounded Howl in his giant bird form sitting in the junkyard] Howl!
[uncovers his feathers to find his human face underneath dripping with blood]
Young Sophie: I'm sorry did I come too late?, I didn't mean to make you wait this long
[kisses him]
Young Sophie: I need you to take me to Calcifer if you can
[Howl gets up and flies off with her and the Queen's dog]

Young Sophie: [Approaches The Witch Of The Waste while she tries to hide Howl's heart from her] Howl needs that back now
Witch of the Waste: Don't look at me, I don't have it, I don't know what you're talking about
Young Sophie: [hugs her] Please give it back
Witch of the Waste: You really want it that badly?
Young Sophie: [on the verge of crying] Yes
Witch of the Waste: Alright then, you'd better take good care of it
Young Sophie: Okay
Witch of the Waste: [hands her Howl's heart] Here dear
Young Sophie: Thank you you have a big heart!
[kisses her]