Top 14 pictures or gifs from The Prestige quotes,The Prestige (2006)
Director: Christopher Nolan,Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Alfred Borden: So… we go alone now. Both of us. Only I don't have as far to go as you. Go. You were right, I should have left him to his damn trick. I'm sorry. I'm sorry for a lot of things. I'm sorry about Sarah. I didn't mean to hurt her… I didn't. You go and live your life in full now, all right? You live for both of us.
Which knot did you tie, Borden?
I don't know.
Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret… but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."
What do you want from me?
If you understand an obsession, then you know you won't change my mind.
Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.
Do you…do you love me?
Are you watching closely?
The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.
-Do you have anything to say?
You never understood why we did this. The audience knows the truth: the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you… then you got to see something really special. You really don't know? It was… it was the look on their faces…
You're familiar with the phrase "man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie: man's grasp exceeds his nerve.
Secrets are my life.
I love you.
See, today it's true.