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Syracuse (Character)
from Ondine (2009)

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Ondine (2009)
Syracuse: Once upon a time...

Syracuse: She sings to the fishes and he catches them.

Syracuse: How long are you staying?
Ondine: Depends, I guess.
Syracuse: On what?
Ondine: On you.
Syracuse: On me? It depends on me, you can stay forever.
Ondine: Forever?
Syracuse: Forever, happily ever after, once upon a time... I'm been telling my daughter a story, a fairy tale...

[first lines]
Syracuse: [into radio] Anybody out there? I need a little help.

Ondine: I don't want to see anyone.
Syracuse: Well I just disappear then?
Ondine: I don't mind seeing you.
Syracuse: "You don't mind seeing me." That's nice.
Ondine: Say again?
Syracuse: Most people do.

Annie: You sure it's not some kind of wish-fulfillment kind of thing?
Syracuse: Where did you learn words like that?
Annie: I go to school.
Syracuse: And I didn't...
Annie: No. Let's be honest, you didn't. You move your mouth when you read.

Fishery Board Man II: There's a girl here Syracuse, in your net.
Syracuse: Is that illegal?
Fishery Board Man II: No, but... it's unusual.

Syracuse: What's wrong with being seen?
Ondine: Nothing. When you look good.

Syracuse: You don't like the dress?
Ondine: No, I like it. It's just, underwear would be better.
Syracuse: Doesn't fit?
Ondine: Tight around the edges.
Syracuse: You have edges?

Syracuse: So what kind of a tree are you father?
Priest: Oh, well, I suppose I'm an Oak.
Syracuse: You look more like one of the ones that they make holly sticks out of.
Priest: Oh, an Ash, yeah...

Priest: So, who's going to marry her, Syracuse?
Syracuse: It's not like there's a queue, father.
Priest: And I can't marry her.
Syracuse: No, you're a tree.
Priest: Exactly.

[last lines]
Annie: What about your past lives?
Ondine: Are you sure I have them?
Annie: Oh yeah, everybody does. It's just a matter of remembering.
Annie: [to her dad] Stop peeping, would you?
Syracuse: I don't peep.
Annie: I mean, you could have even been married in one of them...

Syracuse: [Ondine is sitting on the wheelhouse floor, steering the boat with her foot, showing lots of leg] You can't really guide a boat with your foot.
Ondine: I'm not doing well?
Syracuse: No, I never say that!