"Give me Librium or give me meth."
- "Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give
me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any
never having to say you're sorry."
"Oh, Frank, my lips are hot. Kiss my hot lips."
"This isn't a hospital! It's an insane asylum!"
"...Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy! We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're gonna kick him in the ass! We're gonna kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose!"
"For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting."
was me, that is Alex and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and
Dim. And we were sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our
razoodocks what to do with the evening."
singin' in the rain. Just singin' in the rain!"
"Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!"
"James, how the hell do we get those diamonds down again?"
"I know what you're thinkin'. 'Did he fire six shots or only
five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost
track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun
in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself
one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"
"Mama, mama, mama, mama."
"When's the last time you picked your feet, Willy? Who's your connection,
Willy? What's his name?...I've got a man in Poughkeepsie who wants to
talk to you. You ever been to Poughkeepsie? Huh? Have you ever been to
"This is Doyle. I'm sittin' on Frog One."
"Greet the dawn with a breath of fire."
"I would be remiss in my duty if I did not tell you that the idea of intercourse: the fact of your firm, young body comingling with the withered flesh, sagging breasts and flabby b-b-buttocks, makes me want to vomit."
"Because when you're a call girl, you control it, that's why. Because
someone wants you...and for an hour...I'm the best actress in the world."
"Play 'Misty' for me."
"In the summer of '42, we raided the Coast Guard station four times,
we saw five movies, we had nine days of rain. Benjie broke his watch.
Oscy gave up the harmonica, and in a very special way, I lost Hermie
- "But Charlie, don't forget what happened
to the man that suddenly got everything he always wanted."
"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome."
"He got a real pretty mouth, ain't he?"
"Say, mister, I love the way you wear that hat."
"Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie."
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
"My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse."
gonna do? Nice college boy, eh? Didn't want to get mixed up in the
Family business. And now ya wanna gun down a police captain. Why?
Because he slapped ya in the face a little bit? Hah! What do you
think this is, the Army where you shoot 'em a mile away?
You've gotta get up close like this and, bada-bing, you blow
their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere."
- "What the hell is this?"
"Go, get the butter."
"Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!"
"Just panties - what else do I need?"
"That's a big chicken."
death. Two things that come once in a lifetime. But at least after death you're
been with thousands of men/again and again/they promise the moon/they're
always coming and going and going and coming - and always too soon."
"Is it twue what they say about the way you people are gifted? (sound of zipper being opened) Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!"
"Hold it. The next man makes a move, the nigger gets it."
anybody got a dime?...Somebody's
gotta go back and get a s--tload of dimes."
me while I whip this out." (gasps and screams)
"Mongo only pawn...in game of life."
"You're a very nosy fella, kitty-cat, huh? Do you know what happens to nosy fellas? Huh, no? Wanna guess? Huh? No. OK, they lose their noses."
don't get tough with anybody, Mr.
Gittes. My lawyer does."
"You see, Mr. Gittes, most people never have to face the fact (that at) the right time, the right place, they're capable of anything."
- "She's my daughter."
"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."
"Michael...we're bigger than U.S. Steel."
"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
"I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart."
would you give me a hand with the bags?"
- "What knockers!" (referring to giant door knockers)
"Put the candle back."
night, Herr Doctor."
"I am Frau Bleucher." (followed by the whinnying and neighing of
you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and you're
out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!
Oh, I think I love him."
"Oh-oh-oh, sweet mystery of life - at last I found you!"
dollars for me by myself. For that, you get the head, the tail
- the whole damn thing."
gonna need a bigger boat."
used to hate the water."
- "He was from my village. He was the village idiot!"
"They uh, was givin' me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot
to trot. The next woman takes me out is gonna light up like a pinball
machine, and pay off in silver dollars."
"Don't make a bit of sense to me. If that's what being crazy is, then I'm senseless, out of it, gone down the road wacko, but no more no less."
"Say! Any of you guys know how to Madison?"
"Want me to do your hair?
"...We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, First amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys f--k up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight."
- "I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will."
"...I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
"I'm not sure she's capable of any real feelings. She's television
generation. She learned life from Bugs Bunny. The only reality she knows
comes to her from over the TV set."
"This was the story of Howard Beale, the first known instance of
a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings."
things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then
you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose
your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win. That's
just the way it is."
"Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man."
"Someday a real rain'll come and wash all the scum off the streets."
"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to
me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to
me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f--k do you think you're
"I have a very pessimistic view of life. You should know this about
me if we're gonna go out. You know, I - I feel that life is - is divided
up into the horrible and the miserable. Those are the two categories,
you know. The - the horrible would be like, um, I don't know, terminal
cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get
through life. It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone
else. That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life - you should
be thankful that you're miserable because you're very lucky to be miserable."
"...That's OK, we can walk to the curb from here."
"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."
"Sex with you is really a Kafka-esque experience...I mean that as a compliment."
"I forgot my mantra."
"But I don't want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light."
"I do not like the panties drying on the rod."
make it with some of these chicks, they think you gotta dance with
"Keeping the British end up, Sir."
"The Force will be with you...always"
"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought."
"We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life."
- "You must repair him! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them."
"What? Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! ("Germans?" "Forget it, he's rolling.") And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'. Who's with me? Let's get goin'. Come on!"
"You freaked-out maniac!"
"You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about.
The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that - they
"I met this six year-old child with this bland, pale emotionless face, and the blackest eyes - the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil."
- "Easy Miss, I've got you."
"This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. "
"You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out
"I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know it yet."
love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had
a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up.
We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell,
you know, that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smells (or smelled)
like - victory."
we, uh, talk to Col. Kurtz?"
they tell you?"
"The horror...the horror."
"I like to watch (TV)."
"And I don't need any of this! I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything - except this (referring to an ashtray), this ashtray, and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need, too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this! The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. Well, what are you looking at? What do you think I am, some kind of a jerk or something? And this! And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair."
"You shouldn't ask me for advice...When it comes to relationships with
women, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg award."
"You have to have a little faith in people."
- "Fozzie, where did you learn to drive?"
"Do your parents KNOW you're Ramones?"
"Can you dig it?"