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Jacob (Character)
from Water for Elephants (2011)

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Water for Elephants (2011)
Jacob: I don't know if I picked that circus. But something told me that circus picked me.

Jacob: Who's the woman who works with the horses?
Camel: That ain't no woman, that's the boss' wife and she don't talk to nobody and you don't talk to her.

Jacob: You're a beautiful woman, you deserve a beautiful life. Nothing less.

Jacob: I'm not running away, I'm coming home.

Camel: Come on. I gotcha some work.
Jacob: With animals?
Camel: Oh, you betcha...
Jacob: [now shoveling in a train car with flies buzzing] I've never seen so much manure.
Wade: They pack 'em in 27 a car.

Jacob: [after scarey incident feeding the lion] You think that's funny?
August: [laughing] Yes, I do.
Jacob: I could have lost my arm!
August: No, you couldn't have. He doesn't have any teeth.

[first lines]
Russ: [in the rain] Uh, Excuse me sir. Can we help you? Can we help you with something?
Old Jacob: Did I miss the Spec?
Charlie: Uh, yeah, I'm afraid so. The show was this afternoon.
Old Jacob: Oh.
Charlie: Did you come with the folks from Green Haven? Why don't we get out of the rain, and we'll call them for you.
Old Jacob: No, no! I came on my own.
Russ: It's okay. We're gonna call the home. We're gonna have them come pick you up.
Old Jacob: I'm telling you, I didn't come with the home! Why don't you take those rings out of your head, and maybe you won't be deaf *and* dumb.
Russ: [to Charlie] We'll it's alive.
Old Jacob: I'm sorry kid, I didn't mean that. Your rings look very... pretty.

Old Jacob: Work is the best thing for age.

[last lines]
Charlie: We'll get you in the records books. "Oldest man that ever ran away with the circus."
Old Jacob: I'm not running away, I'm coming home.