Purgatory is over, you go to hell.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance

What's the deal with the Addams Family mansion?

Luke

Theo: Isn't this based on the Gates of Hell, by Rodin?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Well, It's not just hell. You see these children are reaching up for heaven, but their souls are still trapped in purgatory. And these are the demons, who can stay with their souls for as long as they want.
Theo: Did you study art?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: No, I studied purgatory, I was there once for eleven years.

Dr. David Marrow: Ok, so why are we here? Probably to answer the most basic question: "What is wrong with you people?"

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Have you ever kept something for yourself because you were afraid?
Theo: All the time.

Jane: Come live with us Nell; you have no idea how hard it is out there.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: No Jane, you have no idea how hard it was in here.

Dr. David Marrow: Let me explain what's happening. You're participating in a study on group fear and hysteria.
Luke: What, and you were waiting for her to have a total nervous breakdown before you said it, I mean, what is your problem?

Theo: Is this one of your sick jokes, Luke?
Luke: What? You really think I wrote that?
Theo: You found it; you could have.
Luke: How, with the twenty-foot ladder I keep in my back pocket?

Theo: Hi. Don't worry I'm not an obsessive packer it's just a cheap and exploitative way of making new friends, I'm Theo.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Eleanor, but everybody calls me Nell.
Theo: Well, "Everybody Calls Me Nell", don't you love it here? It's like Charles Foster Kane meets the Munsters.

Dr. David Marrow: Ok, so what do we all need in life? What are the basics? Food, water, shelter...
Theo: ...Sex.

Dr. David Marrow: The gate is still locked we have to wait until the Dudleys arrive.
Luke: What? That's really compassion. Yeah "Let's wait until the morning, so tomorrow I have time to write a few more Welcome Home Eleanor's".
Dr. David Marrow: Luke, I didn't write that stuff, OK?
Luke: Of course you didn't that wouldn't be ethical, would it doc...
Theo: Would you guys just shut up?

I'm not staying in this freaking house another second, so come on.

Luke

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The Haunting Quotes

What's the deal with the Addams Family mansion?

Luke

Purgatory is over, you go to hell.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance