Kim: You're here... They didn't hurt you, did they?
[Edward shakes his head]
Kim: 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.
Kim: It must have been awful when they told you whose house it was.
Edward: I knew it was Jim's house.
Kim: You... you did?
Kim: ...Well, then why'd you do it?
Edward: Because you asked me to.
Granddaughter: You could have gone up there. You could still go.
Kim: No, sweetheart. I'm an old woman now. I would rather he remember me the way I was.
Granddaughter: How do you know he's still alive?
Kim: I don't know, not for sure. But I believe he is. You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes, you can still catch me dancing in it.
The Inventor: [to Edward] Let us pretend that we are in the drawing room and the hostess is serving tea. Now many numerous little questions confront us. Should the man rise when he accepts his cup of tea? May lump sugar be taken with the fingers? No. Is it good form to accept a second cup? Should the napkin be entirely unfolded or should the centre crease be allowed to remain? It is so easy to commit embarrassing blunders, but etiquette tells us just what is expected of us and guards us from all humiliation and discomfort. Mm, yes. Boring. Let us switch to, uh... to some poetry, hm? "There was an old man from the Cape, who made himself garments of crepe. When asked: will they tear? He replied: Here and there, but they keep such a beautiful shape!" That's right. Go ahead, smile, it's funny. That's right.
Edward: I am not complete.
Bill: Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.
Officer Allen: Will he be OK, Doc?
Psychologist: The years spent in isolation have 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 a highly imaginative... uh... character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
Officer Allen: But will he be all right out there?
Psychologist: Oh yeah, he'll be fine.
Edward: I'm not finished.
Peg Boggs: Why are you hiding back there? You don't have to hide from me - I'm Peg Boggs, your local Avon representative and I'm as harmless as cherry pie...
[sees Edward come toward her]
Peg Boggs: Oh - I can see that I've disturbed you. I'll just be going now...
Edward: Don't go.
Peg Boggs: [sees his scissor hands] Oh, my. What happened to you?
Edward: I'm not finished.
Jim: [after seeing Edward accidentally cut Kim] Hey! Now you've done it!
Kim: It was just a scratch Jim, really!
Peg Boggs: What's going on?
Jim: Call a doctor, he skewered Kim!
Kim: He didn't skewer me!
Jim: [now bullying and shoving Edward] You can't touch anything without destroying it! Who the hell do you think you are hanging around here, huh? Get the hell outta here! Go you freak!
Jim: [to Kim] He tried to hurt you.
Kim: No he did not and you know it!
Jim: Are you nuts? I just saw him!
Kim: Jim, I don't love you anymore I just want you to go, ok? Just go!
Jim: Are you serious? Losing me to a loser like that? He isn't even human!
Kim: Just get out of here ok, just go!
Kim: [after Jim has left] Dad, did you see where Edward went?
Bill: No, he just waltzed down the street.
Bill: So Edward, did you have a productive day?
Edward: Mrs Monroe showed me where the salon's going to be.
[turns to Peg]
Edward: You could have a cosmetics counter.
Peg Boggs: Oh, wouldn't that be great!
Edward: And then she showed me the back room where she took all of her clothes off.
[everyone stares, Kevin snickers]
Peg Boggs: My, those are your hands? Those are your hands! What happened to you? Where are your parents? Um... Your mother? Your father?
Edward: He didn't wake up.
Peg Boggs: Are you alone? Do you live up here all by yourself? What happened to your face? No, I won't hurt you. But at the very least, let me give you a good astringent. And this will help to prevent infection. What's your name?
Peg Boggs: Edward... I think you should just come home with me.
Host-TV: Quite a story, yes? Any questions for Edward? Yeah, get way over. Stand right up.
Audience Member #1: What's been the best part of your new life here in town?
Edward: The friends I made.
Host-TV: Any other questions?
Audience Member #2: Have you ever thought of having corrective surgery or prosthetics? I know a doctor that might be able to help you.
Edward: I'd like to meet him.
Host-TV: We'll give that name after the show. Thank you very much. That's very nice. Anyone else? Yes, stand right up.
Audience Member #3: But if you had regular hands you'd be like everyone else.
Edward: Yes, I know.
Host-TV: I think he'd like that.
Audience Member #4: Then no one would think you're special. You wouldn't be on TV or anything.
Peg Boggs: No matter what, Edward will always be special.
Joyce: [after Edward cuts her hair] That was the single most thrilling experience of my entire life.
[Kevin has brought Edward to his class for show and tell]
Kevin: One chop to a guy's neck, and it's all over.
[Edward does a karate pose; the class gasps in unison]
Kim: [finishes her story to her granddaughter] She never saw him again. Not after that night.
Granddaughter: How do you know?
Kim: [takes off her glasses revealing herself] Because I was there.
Granddaughter: You could've gone up there, you still could go.
Kim: No, sweetheart. I'm an old woman now. I would rather have him remember me the way I was.
Peg Boggs: The light concealing cream goes on first. Then you blend, and blend, and blend. Blending is the secret.
Peg Boggs: [to Edward] You want to see the pictures? All right. Well, this is my husband Bill. He's a bowling champion. Do you know what bowling is? Bowling? No. Well... here they are down at the lake, fishing. I think Kevin looks a little glum because they didn't catch anything that day. And, um... here's my daughter Kim. All dressed for the junior prom. She's a senior now, if you can believe it! She's camping in the mountains with some friends... but she'll be back in a few days. And you can meet her then. Isn't she beautiful. That's my family. Now, come along dear. I'll show you the rest of the house. Then you can just freshen up and make yourself at home. That's the kitchen over there. You help yourself to anything you want to eat or drink. Those are grapes. And, um... back here are the bedrooms. Let me get you some towels and I'll see what we can find for you to wear. You know what? I think I have some of Bill's old clothes in here. This is perfect! Here.These should just fit you.
Peg Boggs: Oh! Oh no, don't be alarmed. That's just the phone. Now you can go in Kim's room and put these on, and I'll be right with you.
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]
[Joyce offers Edward lemonade]
George: [to Edward] Hi, George Monroe. Woah. That's a heck of a handshake you got there, Ed.
Joyce: [to Edward] 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.
Joyce: [to Edward] 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?
Jim: I'd give my left nut to see that again.
Suzanne: [at the dinner table, Edward hands her some meat with his scissors] I can't eat that, he used his hands. I think it's unsanitary.
Audience Member #5: Do you have a girlfriend?
Officer Allen: [to Edward] Drop your weapons!
various characters: I know a doctor who might be able to help you.
Jim: Forget about holding her hand, man. Think about the damage he could do to other places.
Esmerelda: He has been sent first to tempt you. But it's not too late. You must push him from you, expel him! Trample down the perversion of nature!
Peg Boggs: Hello? Hello? Hello? Avon calling. Oh, my. Hello? Hello? I'm Peg Boggs. I'm your local Avon representative. Hello? I... I'm sorry to barge in like this, but you don't have any reason to be afraid. Ooh! This is some huge house, isn't it? Thank goodness for those aerobics... classes. Hello? Hello?
George: Eddie. 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!
Officer Allen: We're looking for the man with the hands.
Bill: Well I'll be darned.
Host-TV: [to Edward] How about it, Edward? Is there some special lady in your life?
Peg Boggs: Darn this stuff!
Joyce: You all are hiding in there like a bunch of old hermit crabs.
Joyce: All along I felt in my gut there was something wrong with him.
Kim: I guess it would have to start with scissors.
Kim: Well, there are all kinds of scissors. And once, there was even a man who had scissors for hands.
Granddaughter: Hands, scissors?
Kim: No, Scissorhands. You know the mansion on top of the mountain?
Granddaughter: It's haunted.
Kim: 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.
Granddaughter: He didn't have a name?
Kim: Of course he had a name. His name was Edward.