Nina: I just want to be perfect.
How about I dance the Black Swan for you?
Lily: Yes, our new swan queen! You must be so excited. Are you freaking out?
He picked me, mommy! I’m the new swan queen!
I had the craziest dream last night about a girl who has turned into a swan, but her prince falls for the wrong girl and she kills herself.
Did you have some sort of lezzie wet dream about me? Was I good?
You could be brilliant, but you’re a coward.
Nina: I had the craziest dream last night. I was dancing the white swan.
Want to spruce up? I carry a spare in case I wake up somewhere unexpected.
I got a little homework assignment for you. Go home and touch yourself. Live a little.
everything Beth does comes from within. From some dark impulse. I guess that’s what makes her so thrilling to watch. So dangerous. Even perfect at times, but also so damn destructive.
The only person standing in your way is you. It’s time to let her go. Lose yourself.
This is your moment, Nina. Don’t let it go.
Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them.
Nina: I’m the Swan Queen, you are the one who never got the part!
I don’t want there to be any boundaries between us.