No! I tell you no! I won't have you bringing some young girl in for supper!
#faffb692 / read by Akanksha-14
And the forty thousand dollars? Who got that?
#f8f20c23 / read by Akanksha-14
I can handle a sick old woman!
#f7696f80 / read by Akanksha-14
This place happens to be my only world. I grew up in that house up there.
#f69e25e4 / read by Akanksha-14
No. I got the whole story - but not from Norman. I got it - from his mother.
#f59e5959 / read by Akanksha-14
People never really run away from anything. The rain didn't last long, did it?
#f3d487f9 / read by Akanksha-14
His mother was a clinging, demanding woman, and for years the two of them lived as if there was no one else in the world.
#f27707ff / read by Akanksha-14
He'd walk about the house, sit in her chair, speak in her voice.
#eac0419c / read by Akanksha-14
Oh, your sister called to say she's going to Tucson to do some buying and she'll be gone the whole weekend ..
#e8d81c30 / read by Akanksha-14
It would be cold and damp up there like a grave.
#e8d6017c / read by Akanksha-14
Yes! In the house behind the motel! I called and I pounded, but she just ignored me!
#e790cef1 / read by Akanksha-14
Well, it's - it's more than a hobby. A hobby's supposed to pass the time, not fill it.
#e7621b4c / read by Akanksha-14
I don't know where to start. Except at the beginning.
#e53ccbff / read by Akanksha-14
The swamp. These were crimes of passion, not profit.
#e517f63d / read by Akanksha-14
He tried to be his mother! And, uh... now he is.
#e387fa56 / read by Akanksha-14
You see, when the mind houses two personalities, there's always a conflict, a battle.
#e2efe937 / read by Akanksha-14
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound so uncaring.
#e0bffed0 / read by Akanksha-14
Norman Bates' mother has been dead and buried in Greenlawn Cenetery for the past ten years!
#dc687b55 / read by Akanksha-14
Look, that old woman, whoever she is, she told Arbogast something. I want her to tell us the same thing.
#db928482 / read by Akanksha-14
You know... if anyone ever talked to me the way I heard... the way she spoke to you...
#d99106b2 / read by Akanksha-14
Do anything you've a mind to. Bein' a woman, you will. That yours?
#d8e27a09 / read by Akanksha-14
You make respectability sound - disrespectful.
#d7d049a3 / read by Akanksha-14
People always mean well. They cluck their thick tongues and shake their heads and suggest oh, so very delicately...
#d7ae7fbc / read by Akanksha-14
Norman Bates no longer exists. He only half-existed to begin with.
#d4f54cdc / read by Akanksha-14
She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother.
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The only funny thing, she paid me seven hundred dollars in cash.
#d36ed72d / read by Akanksha-14
I haven't even been married once yet!
#ca9f975d / read by Akanksha-14
She just goes - a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?
I've got something - not aspirin. My mother's doctor gave them to me the day of my wedding.
Well, I'm not a fool. And I'm not capable of being fooled! Not even by a woman.
Now, that's... not buying happiness. That's just... buying off unhappiness.
#c24f0701 / read by Akanksha-14
I'm sorry if I seem over-anxious, it's just that I'm sure that there's something wrong out there and I have to know what.
There's an old saying, 'First customer of the day is always the trouble!'
I helped Norman pick out the dress she was buried in. Periwinkle blue.
#beac492e / read by Subhajit-81
So he had to erase the crime, at least in his own mind. He stole her corpse. A weighted coffin was buried.
I'm sorry. I felt that... well, from what you told me about your mother is that she might be hurting you. I meant well.
When you're married you can do - a lot of things - deliberately.
#b8bab586 / read by Subhajit-81
Your detective told you he couldn't come right back because he was goin' to question Norman Bates' mother. Right?
Here you are doing all the listening. You are alone, aren't you?
#b2844a93 / read by Shriram-60
Patience doesn't run in my family.
#b0182198 / read by Subhajit-81
But like I said, it's too nice a day to argue. I'll uh - shoot your car in the garage here.
Teddy was furious when he found out I had taken tranquilizers!
#ac162abc / read by Subhajit-81
When he met your sister, he was touched by her... aroused by her. He wanted her.
He hid the body in the fruit cellar. Even treated it to keep it as well as it would keep.
#a3391904 / read by Subhajit-81
Sometimes... when she talks to me like that... I feel I'd like to go up there... and curse her... and-and-and leave her forever!
You mean to tell me you saw Norman Bates' mother?
#9e36687b / read by Shriram-60
Not even a hunch, just hope.
#9dbf5f89 / read by Subhajit-81
Then she met a man... and it seemed to Norman that she 'threw him over' for this man. Now that pushed him over the line and he killed 'em both.
Now, that's what I meant when I said I got the story from the mother.
#958c89f6 / read by Shriram-60
And, I don't like you going into that house alone.
#91b73c01 / read by Subhajit-81
Just an expression. What I meant was, I'd do just about anything to get away, wouldn't you?
Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?
#8d4ce7f9 / read by Shriram-60
They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am.
We scratch and we claw, but only at the air, only at each other, and for all of it, we never budge an inch.
Now wait a minute, Sam, are you *sure* you saw an old woman?
#872f980c / read by Subhajit-81
That wouldn't be a wise thing to do.
#871315cd / read by Subhajit-81
I was born in mine. I don't mind it anymore.
#82e066b7 / read by Subhajit-81
Now after the murder, Norman returned as if from a deep sleep.
#82118151 / read by Shriram-60
Uh, Mother, uh, what is the phrase? She isn't quite herself today.
#81d25f02 / read by Subhajit-81
It's sad, when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son.
Well, a son is a poor substitute for a lover.
#7fe63155 / read by Subhajit-81
Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.
#7f88b855 / read by Subhajit-81
I never carry more than I can afford to lose! Count 'em.
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Then, let's find him. One of us can keep him occupied while the other gets to the old woman.
And that still wasn't enough. She was there! But she was a corpse.
#7bdf2019 / read by Subhajit-81
That set off the 'jealous mother' and 'mother killed the girl'!
#7a501987 / read by Shriram-60
I didn't mean to pry.
#78ee893b / read by Subhajit-81
But like I say, I'm in no mood for it, so I'm gonna treat you so fair and square that you won't have one human reason to give me...
Ah, not exactly. A man who dresses in women's clothing in order to achieve a sexual change, or satisfaction, is a transvestite.
And when reality came too close, when danger or desire threatened that illusion - he dressed up, even to a cheap wig he bought.
Did you come up here on just a hunch? Nothing more?
#6cc658c2 / read by Subhajit-81
You know what I think? I think that we're all in our private traps, clamped in them, and none of us can ever get out.
One thing people never oughtta be when they're buyin' used cars, and that's in a hurry.
#6aa4233b / read by Subhajit-81
I thought it was the people who were alone most of the time who did all the talking when they got the chance.
It's the first time the customer ever high-pressured the salesman. I figure roughly... your car plus seven hundred dollars.
I'm looking for a private island.
#657ef55d / read by Subhajit-81
Therefore, if he felt a strong attraction to any other woman, the mother side of him would go wild.
Or at least defy her! But I know I can't. She's ill.
#6390fdcb / read by Subhajit-81
We're always quickest to doubt people who have a reputation for being honest.
The laughing, and the tears, and those cruel eyes studying you? My mother THERE?
And-and I say, insect or man, death should always be painless.
#5f934971 / read by Subhajit-81
I'm buying this house for my baby's wedding present. Forty thousand dollars, cash!
Well, if the woman up there is Mrs. Bates... who's that woman buried out in Greenlawn Cemetery?
Sick old women are usually pretty sharp.
#59bc07d5 / read by Shriram-60
What do you know about caring? Have you ever seen the inside of one of those places?
Hate the smell of dampness, don't you? It's such a, I don't know, creepy smell.
#55385925 / read by Subhajit-81
Well, a boy's best friend is his mother.
#512e442f / read by Subhajit-81
It's a private matter. The family wants to forgive her. She's not in any trouble.
A man should have a hobby.
#4cbba6c2 / read by Subhajit-81
You mean the old woman I saw tonight wasn't Mrs. Bates?
#4c744035 / read by Subhajit-81
Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.
#4b1a4fc2 / read by Subhajit-81
He was *flirting* with you. I guess he must have noticed my wedding ring.
#4adb6ebf / read by Subhajit-81
You always got time to argue money, huh?
#4a78e9c2 / read by Subhajit-81
They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly...'
And because he was so pathologically jealous of her, he assumed that she was jealous of him.
Now he was already dangerously disturbed, had been ever since his father died.
I think I must have one of those faces you can't help believing.
#4751b5a5 / read by Subhajit-81
Now he was never all Norman, but he was often only mother.
#44655c1a / read by Subhajit-81
He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man...
But in Norman's case, he was simply doing everything possible to keep alive the illusion of his mother being alive.
I couldn't do that. Who would look after her? The fire in her fireplace would go out.
Matricide is probably the most unbearable crime of all... most unbearable to the son who commits it.
Now to understand it the way I understood it, hearing it from the mother... that is, from the mother half of Norman's mind...
I think that would be a rather extreme reaction, don't you?
#3e572a2c / read by Subhajit-81
.. as if I could do anything but just sit and stare, like one of his stuffed birds.
I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see.
#3a999152 / read by Subhajit-81
So he began to think and speak for her, give her half his life, so to speak.
#3a8ec8b4 / read by Subhajit-81
And now, the other half has taken over. Probably for all time.
#39939acd / read by Subhajit-81
People always call a madhouse 'someplace', don't they? 'Put her in someplace!'
#34f3b6fa / read by Subhajit-81
They tell you what its ingredients are, and how it's guaranteed to exterminate every insect in the world, but they do not tell you whether or not it's painless.
It had to be - because Arbogast said so too. And the young man wouldn't let him see her because she was too ill.
I don't set a fancy table, but the kitchen's awful homey.
#2f1e0030 / read by Subhajit-81
You'd better run out to the house. She may be, well - unable to answer the phone.
And like a dutiful son, covered up all traces of the crime he was convinced his mother had committed!
Teddy called me - my mother called to see if Teddy called.
#2aa83632 / read by Shriram-60
I've been doing all the talking so far, haven't I?
#27de11c2 / read by Shriram-60
At times he could be both personalities, carry on conversations. At other times, the mother half took over completely.
I'm a private investigator. I've been trying to trace a girl that's been missing for - oh - about a week now from Phoenix.
I'm going to spend this weekend in bed.
#216d2e7c / read by Subhajit-81
You'll never be able to hold him still even if he doesn't want to be held.
#1f24bdca / read by Subhajit-81
They know I can't move a finger, and I won't. I'll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do... suspect me.
By candlelight, I suppose, in the cheap, erotic fashion of young men with cheap, erotic minds!
#1adad2e9 / read by Subhajit-81
I don't think the police went looking for people who aren't in trouble.
#16da1502 / read by Subhajit-81
People always mean well. They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, oh, so very delicately!
She needs *me*. It's not as if is she were a maniac, a raving thing.
#134dbcef / read by Subhajit-81
Is your time so empty?
#124f0974 / read by Shriram-60
You eat like a bird.
#0ef2e5d0 / read by Shriram-60
What you need is a weekend in Las Vegas. The playground of the world!
#0e4ccb26 / read by Subhajit-81
When I send my ex-wife her alimony, you can lick the stamps.
#0de5095f / read by Subhajit-81
Oh, someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with 40,000 dollars.
#0c7914a1 / read by Subhajit-81
You can't buy off unhappiness with pills.
#08ba9a5a / read by Subhajit-81
And after the steak, do we send Sister to the movies? Turn mama's picture to the wall?
#07f77a42 / read by Subhajit-81
In Norman's case, the battle is over... and the dominant personality has won.
#067b5d0c / read by Subhajit-81
I'm in no mood for trouble.
#0247f455 / read by Subhajit-81
you have to go back ten years, to the time when Norman murdered his mother and her lover.