Penny Escher: And I suppose you smoked all these cigarettes?
Karen Eiffel: No, they came pre-smoked.

Karen Eiffel: Harold quickly calculated the odds of making an ass of himself, in ratio to the amount of time he stayed to chat.
Harold Crick: This is my stop I should go.
Karen Eiffel: He was elated and surprised by his somewhat flirtatious encounter with Mrs. Pascal. So elated that he exited the transit authority bus a good 27 blocks too early and would now have to walk.

Karen Eiffel: I went out... to buy cigarettes and I figured out how to kill Harold Crick.
Penny Escher: Buying cigarettes?
Karen Eiffel: As I was... when I came out of the store I... it came to me.
Penny Escher: How?
Karen Eiffel: Well, Penny, like anything worth writing, it came inexplicably and without method.

[narrating] Why was Harold talking to this man? This man... was an idiot; this man used words like "wibbly-wobbly" and "convo", and explained that trees were trees. Of course trees were trees; Harold knew that trees were trees.

Like anything worth writing, it came inexplicably and without method.

I don't need a nicotine patch, I smoke cigarettes.

Karen Eiffel: [narrating] And so he did what countless punk-rock songs had told him to do so many times before: he lived his life.

Penny Escher: I will gladly and quietly help you kill Harold Crick.
Kay Eiffel: And this coming from someone who's never thought about leaping off a building.

Everyone thinks about leaping off a building.

Karen Eiffel: [narrating] Little did he know that this simple seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.
Harold Crick: What? What? Hey! HELLOOO! What? Why? Why MY death? HELLO? Excuse me? WHEN?

[narrating] This is a story about a man named Harold Crick and his wristwatch.

Karen Eiffel

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Karen Eiffel

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Karen Eiffel is a famous writer in the movie Stranger Than Fiction.  In all of her novels, she kills off her main character in the end.  In her current novel about an IRS auditor, Harold Crick, she's finding it difficult to kill him off.

Played By
Emma Thompson
Full Name
Karen Eiffel