The Social Network

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The Social Network is a 2010 film about the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site, and the resulting lawsuits.

Directed by David Fincher. Written by Aaron Sorkin, adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires.

Mark Zuckerberg

  • A guy who makes a nice chair doesn't owe money to everyone who has ever built a chair.
  • You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.
  • Erica Albright's a bitch. Do you think that's because her family changed their name from Albrecht, or do you think that's because all BU girls are bitches? For the record, she may look like a 34C, but she's getting all kinds of help from our friends at Victoria's Secret. She's a 34B as in barely anything there. False Advertising.

Sean Parker

  • A Stanford MBA named Roy Raymond wants to buy his wife some lingerie, but he's too embarrassed to shop for it at a department store. He comes up with an idea for a high end place that doesn't make you feel like a pervert. He gets a $40,000 bank loan, borrows another $40,000 from his in-laws, opens a store, and calls it Victoria's Secret. Makes a half million dollars his first year. He starts a catalog, opens three more stores, and after five years, he sells the company to Leslie Wexner and the Limited for four million dollars. Happy ending, right? Except two years later, the company's worth 500 million dollars, and Roy Raymond jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge. Poor guy just wanted to buy his wife a pair of thigh highs.
  • A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars.

Erica Albright

  • The internet isn't written in pencil, Mark. It's written in ink.
  • [to Mark] You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that won't be true. It'll be because you're an asshole.
  • [after Mark unsuccessfully tries to apologize for the Facemash stunt] Good luck with your video game.

Marylin Delpy

  • [to Mark, telling him to settle with the Winkelvoss twins for $65 million] Pay them. In the scheme of things, it's a speeding ticket.
  • You're not an asshole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be.


Gage: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
Gage: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at the lawyer] What?
Gage: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don't want to perjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Gage: Okay – no. You don't think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try, but there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing. [pauses] Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

Parker: You know this is where they filmed Towering Inferno.
Zuckerberg: That's comforting.

Gretchen: Eduardo, spring break, you and Mr. Zuckerberg took a trip to New York.
Saverin: Yes.
Gretchen: What was the purpose of the trip?
Saverin: Well, as CFO, I had set up some meetings with potential advertisers.
Gretchen: Who paid for the trip?
Saverin: It was paid for out of the thousand dollar account I had set up a few months earlier.
Gretchen: At this point, your thousand dollars was the only money that had been put into the company?
Saverin: Yes.
Gretchen: How did you feel the meetings went.
Saverin: They went terribly.
Gretchen: Why?
Saverin: Mark was asleep.
Zuckerburg: I was not asleep.
Saverin: Can I rephrase my answer? I wish he'd been asleep.

Amy (Amelia Ritter): What do you do?
Sean Parker: I'm an entrepreneur.
Amy: You're unemployed.
Sean Parker: I wouldn't say that.
Amy: What would you say?
Sean Parker: That I'm an entrepreneur.
Amy: Well what was your latest "preneur"?
Sean Parker: Well, I founded an Internet company that let folks download and share music for free.
Amy: Kind of like Napster?
Sean Parker: Exactly like Napster.
Amy: What do you mean?
Sean Parker: I founded Napster.
Amy: Sean Parker founded Napster.
Sean Parker: Nice to meet you.
Amy: [stunned] You're Sean Parker?
Sean Parker: Aha! You see, the shoe is on the other...
Amy: Foot?
Sean Parker: Table. Which has turned.
Amy: I just slept with Sean Parker?
Sean Parker: You just slept on Sean Parker.

Cameron Winklevoss: [about Mark] What, do you want to hire an IP lawyer and sue him?
Divya Narendra: No, I want to hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him with a hammer!
Tyler Winklevoss: We don't even have to do that.
Cameron Winklevoss: That's right.
Tyler Winklevoss: We can do that ourselves. I'm 6'5", 220, and there's two of me.

Mark Zuckerberg: I went to my friend for the money because that's who I wanted to be partners with. Eduardo was the president of the Harvard Investors Association, and he was also my best friend.
Gage: Your best friend is suing you for $600 million.
Mark Zuckerberg: [Sarcastically] I didn't know that, tell me more.

Eduardo Saverin: You don't think it's strange that he {Sean} was followed by private detectives?
Mark Zuckerberg: Who came up with nothing.
Eduardo Saverin: Enough to get him out of the company. The drugs, the girls.
Mark Zuckerberg: We don't know any of that's true.
Eduardo Saverin: You can read about it.
Mark Zuckerberg: I can read about you torturing birds. Since when did you--
[Mark and Dustin Moskovitz is staring at Eduardo in shock]
Dustin Moskovitz: What's he talking about?

Gretchen: Eighteen thousand dollars?
Eduardo Saverin: Yes.
Gretchen: In addition to the one thousand dollars you'd already put up.
Eduardo Saverin: Yes.
Gretchen: A total of nineteen thousand dollars, now.
Eduardo Saverin: Yes.
Mark Zuckerberg: Hang on.
[He starts writing on his notepad]
Mark Zuckerberg: I'm just checking your math on that. [sarcastic pause] Yes, I got the same thing.

Eduardo Saverin: [About Sean Parker] I don't want that guy representing himself as a part of this company.
Mark Zuckerberg: You gotta move out here, Wardo; this is where its all happening.
Eduardo Saverin: Did you hear what I just said?
Mark Zuckerberg: The connections, the energy--
Eduardo Saverin: Mark, you gotta--
Mark Zuckerberg: [Interrupting] I'm afraid if you don't come out here, you're gonna get left behind. I want... I need you out here. [Embarrassed] Please don't tell him {Sean} I said that.
Eduardo Saverin: What did you just say?
Mark Zuckerberg: It's moving faster than any of us ever imagined it would. It's moving fast.
Eduardo Saverin: What did you mean?
Mark Zuckerberg: And Sean thinks we have...
Eduardo Saverin: [Interrupting] Sean's not a part of this company.
Mark Zuckerberg: We have over 300,000 members Wardo...
Eduardo Saverin: I'm aware of that.
Mark Zuckerberg: ...and we're in 160 schools, including five in Europe.
Eduardo Saverin: [Getting angry] I'm aware of that! MARK, I'M THE CFO!!
Mark Zuckerberg: We need more programmers, and we need more money, and he's set up the Thiel meeting. He set up meetings all over town.
Eduardo Saverin: He set up other meetings?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yes.
Eduardo Saverin: Without me knowing anything about it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [Irritated] You were in New York!
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah, and how's it going so far?!
Eduardo Saverin: What did you mean, "get left behind"?

Christy Lee: When did you get back?
Eduardo Saverin: You scared me. I need you to knock.
Christy Lee: [Sternly] When did you get back?
Eduardo Saverin: I got back this afternoon.
Christy Lee: And when were you going to call me?
Eduardo Saverin: Chris, it was kind of a rough trip and I was tired and...
Christy Lee: Or answer one of my 47 texts? Did you know I sent 47 texts?
Eduardo Saverin: I did, and I thought that was incredibly normal behavior.
Christy Lee: Are you mocking me?
Eduardo Saverin: I brought you a present.
Christy Lee: Why does your status say "single" on your Facebook page?
Eduardo Saverin: What?
Christy Lee: Why does your relationship status say "single" on your Facebook page?!
Eduardo Saverin: I was single when I set up the page.
Christy Lee: And you somehow never bothered to change it?
Eduardo Saverin: I –
Christy Lee: [looks at him sternly] What?
Eduardo Saverin: I don't know how.
Christy Lee: Do I look stupid to you?
Eduardo Saverin: No. Calm down.
Christy Lee: You're asking me to believe that the CFO of Facebook doesn't know how to change his relationship status on Facebook?!
Eduardo Saverin: It's a little embarrassing, so you should take it as a sign of trust that I would tell you that.
Christy Lee: Go to hell.
Eduardo Saverin: Take it easy.
Christy Lee: No! You didn't change it so you could screw those Silicon Valley sluts every time you got to see Mark!
Eduardo Saverin: It's not even remotely true, and I can promise you that the Silicon Valley sluts don't care what anyone's relationship status is on Facebook. Please open your present. [his cell phone rings]
Christy Lee: Your phone does work. It's Mark.
Eduardo Saverin: This is gonna be tricky. Please open your present. It's a silk scarf.
Christy Lee: Have you ever seen me wear a scarf?
Eduardo Saverin: This will be your first. [answering his cell phone] Yeah?
Mark Zuckerberg: You froze our account?
Eduardo Saverin: I did.
Mark Zuckerberg: You froze the account!
Eduardo Saverin: I had to get your attention, Mark.
Mark Zuckerberg: Do you realize that you jeopardized the entire company? Do you realize that your actions could have permanently destroyed everything I've been working on?
Eduardo Saverin: We have been working on!
Mark Zuckerberg: [speaking frantically, almost hysterical] Without money, the site can't function. Okay, let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else: we don't crash, ever! If those servers are down for even a day, our entire reputation is irreversibly destroyed! Users are fickle, Friendster has proved that. Even a few people leaving would reverberate through the entire userbase. The users are interconnected, that is the whole point. College kids are online because their friends are online, and if one domino goes, the other dominoes go, don't you get that?! I am not going back to the Caribbean Night at AEPi!

Eduardo Saverin: Mark. Mark!
Sean Parker: He's wired in.
Eduardo Saverin: I'm sorry?
Sean Parker: He's wired in.
Eduardo Saverin: Is he?
Sean Parker: Yes.
[Eduardo picks up Mark's computer and angrily smashes it]
Eduardo Saverin: How 'bout now? Still "wired in"?!
Sean Parker: Call security.
Eduardo Saverin: You issued 24 million new shares of stock?!
Mark Zuckerberg: You-- You were told that if new investors came along--
Eduardo Saverin: How much were your shares diluted? [Points to Sean] How much were his?
Gretchen: What was Mr. Zuckerberg's ownership share diluted down to?
Eduardo Saverin: It wasn't.
Gretchen: What was Mr. Moskovitz's ownership share diluted down to?
Eduardo Saverin: It wasn't.
Gretchen: What was Sean Parker's ownership share diluted down to?
Eduardo Saverin: It wasn't.
Gretchen: What was Peter Thiel's ownership share diluted down to?
Eduardo Saverin: It wasn't.
Gretchen: And what was your ownership share diluted down to?
Eduardo Saverin: .03 percent.

Mark Zuckerberg: I'm not a bad guy.
Marylin Delpy: I know that. When there's emotional testimony, I assume that 85% of it is exaggeration.
Mark Zuckerberg: And the other 15?
Marylin Delpy: Perjury. Creation myths need a Devil.

Marylin Delpy: What are you doing?
Mark Zuckerberg: Checking in to see how it's going in Bosnia.
Marylin Delpy: Bosnia. They don't have roads, but they have Facebook. [pause] You must really hate the Winklevosses.
Mark Zuckerberg: I don't hate anybody. The "Winklevii" aren't suing me for intellectual property theft. They're suing me because for the first time in their lives, things didn't go exactly the way they were supposed to for them.

Sean Parker: You think you know me, don't you?
Eduardo Saverin: I've read enough.
Sean Parker: You know how much I've read about you? [whispers] Nothing.

Mark Zuckerberg: You signed the papers.
Eduardo Saverin: [In the verge of tears] You set me up.
Mark Zuckerberg: You're gonna blame me because you were the business head of the company and you made a bad business deal with your own company?
Eduardo Saverin: This is gonna be like I'm not a part of Facebook.
Sean Parker: It won't be like you're not a part of Facebook. You're not a part of Facebook.
Eduardo Saverin: My name's on the masthead.
Sean Parker: You might wanna check again.
Eduardo Saverin: This because I froze the account?
Sean Parker: Did you think we were going to let you parade around in your ridiculous suits pretending you were running this company?
Eduardo Saverin: [Snaps, turns to Sean] I'M SORRY! MY PRADA'S AT THE CLEANERS, [turns back to Mark], along with my hoodie and my "fuck you" flip-flops, you pretentious douchebag!
Sean Parker: Security's here, you'll be leaving now.
Eduardo Saverin: I'm not signing those papers.
Sean Parker: We will get the signature.
Eduardo Saverin: Tell me this isn't about me getting into the Phoenix!
[Mark scoffs]
Eduardo Saverin: You...! You did it, I knew you did it! You planted the story about the chicken!
Mark Zuckerberg: I didn't plant the story about the chicken.
Sean Parker: What's he talking about?
Eduardo Saverin: You had me accused of animal cruelty.
Sean Parker: Seriously, what the hell's the chicken?
Eduardo Saverin: And I'll bet what you hated the most was that they identified me as a co-founder of Facebook, which I am. You better lawyer up, asshole! Because I'm not just coming back for 30%, I'm coming back for everything.
Sean Parker: Get him out of here.
Eduardo Saverin: It's okay, I'm going.
[Eduardo turns around to leave with Security, but Sean stops him]
Sean Parker: Hang on! [Pulls out a check] Almost forgot. Here's your $19,000. I wouldn't cash it, though. I drew it on the account you froze.
[Eduardo prepares to punch Sean, but stops himself as Sean flinches.]
Eduardo Saverin: [smirking] I like standing next to you, Sean. It makes me look so tough.



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