IMDb > Murph (Character) > Quotes
Murph
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Murph (Character)
from Interstellar (2014)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Interstellar (2014)
Murph: [as Cooper holds his now elderly daughter's hands] Nobody believed me, but I knew you'd come back.
Cooper: How?
Murph: ...Because my dad promised me.

Cooper: I'm here now, Murph. I'm here.
Murph: No. No parent should have to watch their own child die. I have my kids here for me now. You go.
Cooper: Where?
Murph: Brand. She's... out there. Setting up camp. Alone, in a strange galaxy. Maybe right now, she's settling in for the long nap. By the light of our new sun. In our new home.

[First Lines]
Murph: Well, my dad was a farmer. Um, like everybody else back then. Of course, he didn't start that way.

[Cooper returns to see Murph as an old woman]
Cooper: It was me, Murph... I was your ghost.
Murph: I know. They didn't believe me, they thought I was doing it all myself. But...
[points to the watch]
Murph: I knew who it was.

Young Murph: Why did you and mom name me after something that's bad?
Cooper: Well, we didn't.
Young Murph: Murphy's law?
Cooper: Murphy's law doesn't mean that something bad will happen. It means that whatever *can* happen, will happen. And that sounded just fine to us.

Cooper: I'm coming back...
Young Murph: [crying] When?

Cooper: Murph. You have to talk to me, Murph. I have to fix this, before I go.
Young Murph: I'll keep it broken so you have to stay.

Young Murph: What are you gonna do with it?
Cooper: I'm going to give it something socially responsible to do. Like drive a combine.
Young Murph: Can't we just let it go? It wasn't hurting anybody.
Cooper: This thing needs to learn how to adapt, Murph. Like the rest of us.

Young Murph: I worked out the message. One word. Know what it is? Stay. It says stay, Dad.

Young Murph: Dad?
Cooper: Sorry, Murph. Go back to bed.
Young Murph: I thought you were the ghost.
Cooper: There are no such things as ghosts, babe.
Young Murph: Grandpa says you can get ghosts.
Cooper: Maybe that's because Grandpa is a little too close to being one himself. Go back to bed.

[Cooper is sitting at a parent/teacher meeting with the principal and one of Murph's teachers who wants to punish Murph for believing in the Apollo mission to the moon]
Ms. Kelly: Murph got into a fistfight with several of her classmates over this Apollo nonsense. So we thought it would be best to bring you in and see what ideas you might have for dealing with her behavior on the home front.
Cooper: Alright, yeah, you know what? There's a game tomorrow night. She's going through a bit of a baseball phase. Her favorite team's playing, There's gonna be candy and soda...
[smiles]
Cooper: I think I'll take her to that.
[cut to Cooper walking back to his truck, quietly whistling]
Young Murph: How'd it go?
Cooper: [awkwardly] I got you suspended.

Young Murph: You wouldn't be here if it weren't for me.

Dr. Brand: Not sure of what I'm more afraid of: them never coming back, or coming back to find we've failed.
Murph: Then let's succeed.

Murph: Eureka!

Murph: [through video monitor] Hey Dad. You sonabitch. Never made one of these while you were still responding because I was so mad at you for leaving. And when you went quiet, it seemed like I should live with that decision, and I have. But today's my birthday. And it's a special one, because you told me... you once told me that by the time you came back we might be the same age. And today I'm the same age you were when you left.
[crying]
Murph: So it'd be a real good time for you to come back.

TARS: Cooper, they didn't bring us here to change the past.
Cooper: Say that again.
TARS: They didn't bring us here to change the past.
Cooper: [realizing] But they didn't bring us here at all. We brought ourselves. TARS, give me the coordinates for NASA, in binary.
TARS: In binary, roger, feeding data.
[Cooper creates the binary lines in the dust on Murphy's bedroom floor]
Murph: It's not a ghost... it's gravity.
Cooper: Don't you get it yet, TARS? I brought myself here! We're here to communicate with the three-dimensional world! We're the bridge! I thought they chose me. But they didn't choose me, they chose her!
TARS: For what, Cooper?
Cooper: To save the world! All of this, is one little girl's bedroom, every moment! It's infinitely complex! They have access, to infinite time and space, but they're not *bound* by anything! They can't find a specific place *in* time, they can't communicate. That's why I'm here. I'm gonna find a way to tell Murph, just like I found this moment.
TARS: How, Cooper?
Cooper: Love, TARS, love. It's just like Brand said. My connection with Murph, it is quantifiable. It's the key!
TARS: What are we here to do?
Cooper: Find how to tell her... The watch... The watch. That's it. We code the data into the movement of the second hand. TARS, translate the data into Morse and feed it to me.
TARS: Translating data to Morse. Cooper, what if she never came back for it?
Cooper: She will. She will.
Getty: [watching for Tom] Murph I can see his car! He's coming, Murph!
Murph: Okay. I'm coming down!
TARS: How do you know?
Cooper: Because I gave it to her.
Murph: [rushing downstairs with the watch] He came back! It was him! All this time, I didn't, I didn't know it was him! Dad's gonna save us!

Cooper: [to young Murph] Tell him Murph. Make him stay. Make... Make him stay Murph. Make him stay Murph! Don't let me leave, Murph! Don't, don't let me leave Murph! NO, NO, NO, NO!
Murph: It was you. You were my ghost.
TARS: Cooper... Cooper... Come in, Cooper.
Cooper: TARS?
TARS: Roger that.
Cooper: You survived!
TARS: Somewhere, in their fifth dimension, they... saved us.
Cooper: Who the hell is they? Why would they want to help us, huh?
TARS: I don't know, but they constructed this three-dimensional space inside of their five-dimensional reality to allow you to understand it.
Cooper: Well, it ain't working.
TARS: Yes it is! You've seen that time is represented here as a *physical* dimension! You've worked out that you *can* exert a force across space-time!
Cooper: Gravity. To send a message.
TARS: Affirmative.
Cooper: Gravity can cross the dimensions, including time.

Murph: [to Tom] He came back! It was him! All this time... I... I didn't know it was him. Dad's gonna save us!

Murph: Hey Dad.
Cooper: Hey, Murph.
Murph: You son of a bitch. I never made one of these when you were still responding because I was so mad at you for leaving. And then when you went quiet, it felt like I should live with that decision, and I have. But today is my birthday. And it's a special one, because you told me... you once told me that when you come back we might be the same age. And today I'm the same age you were when you left.
[she begins to cry]
Murph: So it would be a real good time for you to come back.
[Murph wipes the tears from her eyes and ends the message]

Murph: How'd it go?
Cooper: I got you suspended.

Getty: You have an idea?
Murph: A feeling. I told you about my ghost. My dad thought I called it a ghost, because I was scared of it. But I was never scared of it. I called it a ghost, because it felt... it felt like a person; like it was trying to tell me something. If there's an answer here on earth it's back there, somehow in that room.

Lois: Murph, are you done eating or would you like some more souffle?
Murph: I'm full, thanks. It was delicious.
Lois: Will you spend the night? Your room is exactly how you left it, it's ready, just...
Murph: No, I have to get back.
Lois: My sewing machine's in there but there's...
Murph: [uncomfortable] I, I have to... just... too many memories.