Hugo: Did you ever notice that all machines are made for some reason? They are built to make you laugh, or tell the time, or to fill you with wonder. Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do.
Maybe it’s the same with people. If you lose your purpose … it’s like you’re broken.
Isabelle: Like Papa Georges?
Hugo: Maybe … maybe we can fix him.
Isabelle: So is that your purpose? Fixing things?
Hugo: I don’t know. Maybe.
Isabelle: Then what’s my purpose?
Hugo: I don’t know.
Hugo: I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need.
So I figure if the entire world is big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.