I'm not sure why, but there is something just extremely sexy not only about Helena, but about Marla Singer. She's a true character.
Here are some quotes from the movie and some pictures.
Marla's philosophy of life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn't.
Marla: A condom is the glass slipped of our generation. You slip one of when you meet a stranger, you dance all night....then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger.
Marla Singer: I got this dress at a thrift store for one dollar.
Narrator: It was worth every penny.
Marla Singer: It's a bridesmaid's dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, and then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree. So special. Then, bam, it's on the side of the road.
[Grabs Narrator's crotch]
Marla Singer: Tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sex crime victim. Underwear inside out. Bound with electrical tape.
Narrator: Well, then it suits you.
Marla Singer: You can borrow it sometime.
Narrator: I know it seems like I have more than one side sometimes...
Marla: 2 sides? You're Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass.
Narrator: When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just.
Marla Singer: Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?
Marla: You fuck me, then snub me. You love me, you hate me. You show me a sensitive side, then you turn into a total asshole. Is that a pretty accurate description of our relationship, Tyler?
I'm not sure I've really made my point with this post. If I haven't, just go watch Fight Club. You'll understand why I am madly in love with her. In fact, I named my first car Marla and if I ever have a baby girl, I'd like to name her Marla (although I sincerely hope she doesn't turn out quite like this).
This is definitely my favorite character in any movie and probably my favorite movie.
I've seriously considered getting this tattooed on me.
not the fingers, but the piece of paper and her name and number. I just wonder I'll think it's silly later. We shall see. If I still want it a year from now, I'll take it into serious consideration.
Also, I almost bought a dress like this once.
The only reason I didn't is because it looked terrible on me.