Edward Scissorhands quotes to make you think about how tough it can be to be different.
Edwards Scissorhands is the main character in the movie with the same name. The movie was created and directed by Tim Burton and released in 1990. Johnny Depp stars as Edward Scissorhands, an artificial humanoid who has scissors for hands.
Edward was not able to be completed by his inventor before the inventor passed away, so Edward is forced to go through life without real hands.
The story follows the difficulty that Edward experiences as not only an artificial humanoid but one with scissors instead of hands. Enjoy these Edward Scissorhands quotes!
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Inspirational Edward Scissorhands Quotes
1. “But if you had regular hands, you’d be like everyone else.” – Edward Scissorhands
2. “Sweetheart, you can’t buy the necessities of life with cookies.” – Edward Scissorhands
3. “Don’t be ridiculous. You’re not handicapped, you’re — What do they call the — exceptional? My name’s Joyce, and I noticed that you have not tasted any of the ambrosia salad that I made especially for you. Allow me.” – Kathy Baker
4. “Oh. Eddie, is there anything you can’t do? You take my very breath away, I swear. Look at this. Have you ever cut a woman’s hair? Would you cut mine?” – Kathy Baker
5. “I can’t believe you sheep have strayed so far from the path of righteousness!” – Esmerelda
“We’re not sheep!” – Edward
6. “People are scared of things that are different.” – Edward Scissorhands
Best Edward Scissorhands Quotes
7. “Well… a long time ago, an inventor lived in that mansion. He made many things, I suppose. He also created a man. He gave him insides, a heart, a brain, everything. Well, almost everything. You see, the inventor was very old. He died before he got to finish the man he invented, so the man was left by himself… incomplete and all alone.” – Kim
“He didn’t have a name?” – Granddaughter
“Of course he had a name. His name was Edward.” – Kim
8. “Hold me.” – Kim
“I can’t.” – Edward
9. “I’d give my left nut to see that again.” – Edward Scissorhands
10. “Forget about holding her hand, man. Think about the damage he could do to other places.” – Edward Scissorhands
11. Edward: “Kevin, you wanna play scissors, paper, stone again?”
Edward: “Why not?”
Kevin: “’Cause it’s boring. I always win!”
12. “I am not complete.” – Edward Scissorhands
13. “That was the single most thrilling experience of my entire life.” – Joyce [after Edward cuts her hair]
14. “The light concealing cream goes on first. Then you blend, and blend, and blend. Blending is the secret.” – Peg Boggs
15. “The Inventor: I know it is a little early for Christmas, Edward, but; I have a present for you. [shows Edward his soon to be human hands]” – Edward Scissorhands
16. “It’s not heaven he’s from, it’s straight from the stinking flames of hell. The power of Satan is in him, I can feel it. “ – Esmeralda
17. Bill: “Well, this must be quite a change for you, right, Ed?”
Peg: “Edward, dear. I think he prefers Edward.”
Bill: “Oh, sure.”
Edward Scissorhands Quotes About Love/Relationship
18. “Before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. I don’t think it would be snowing now if he weren’t still up there. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it.” – Edward Scissorhands
19. Kim: “You’re here… They didn’t hurt you, did they?” [Edward shakes his head] Were you scared? I tried to make Jim go back, but, you can’t make Jim do anything. Thank you for not telling them that we…”
Edward: “You’re welcome.”
20. Edward: Goodbye. [Kim kisses Edward]
Kim: “I love you.”
21. “How about it, Edward? Is there some special lady in your life?” – TV Host
22. “Snuggle in, sweetie. It’s cold out there.” – Kim
23. “All along I felt in my gut there was something wrong with him.” – Kathy Baker
24. Kim: “She never saw him again. Not after that night.”
Granddaughter: “How do you know?”
Kim: “Because I was there.”
More Edward Scissorhands Quotes
25. “I know a doctor who might be able to help you.” – Edward Scissorhands
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26. “We’re looking for the man with the hands.” – Officer Allen
27. “Drop your weapons!” – Officer Allen
28. “The years spent in isolation not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He’s had no context. He’s been completely without guidance. Furthermore his work, the garden sculptures, hairstyles, and so forth, indicate that he’s highly imaginative of… character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.” – Psychologist
29. “Because my father keeps the damn room locked. We need Edward to get us in.” – Edward Scissorhands
30. “The guys and I were talking, we’d like want to invite you to our card game on Friday night. Would you like that? Only thing is, you can’t cut!” – Eddie
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Which of these Edward Scissorhands quotes is your favorite?
You can see from the quotes that Edward has a difficult existence. After Edward’s creator passes away, he is found by a lady who takes him into her family and they try to help him. We follow the storyline of what Edward goes through trying to fit in and even falling in love.
As you can imagine, a life with scissors for hands would be difficult for anyone, especially if you love someone and want to hold them. Edward has multiple instances of accidentally cutting someone and oftentimes people think he did it on purpose.
Edward is innocent and just wants to love and be loved, but we follow his story to see that he cannot live a normal existence. Stream the movie today to see exactly how Edwards’ life goes.
What’s your biggest takeaway from these Edward Scissorhands quotes and sayings? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.
February 3, 2021 7:00 AM EST