Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday. You see, you start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; ya make sure it doesn’t stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs; heh?… And a little bit o’ wine. An’ a little bit o’ sugar, and that’s my trick.
— Peter Clemenza, The Godfather
No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater…than Central Air.
— Azrael, Dogma
So you see, my son, there is a very fine line between love and nausea.
— King Jaffe Joffer, Coming to America
It was a cold and rainy day in March. I went to Kristoff’s where I usually get my hair done but Kristoff wasn’t there. He had mysteriously disappeared. In his place was a stranger named Rinaldo. I’ll never forget him. His eyes were steely gray. His hands were like ice. He said, “I’ll streak your hair and I’ll give you a body wave.” He worked very fast and then, as he turned my chair around to face the mirror, I saw it. He permed me!
— Phyllis, Troop Beverly Hills
Thanks for dinner. I’ve never seen potatoes cooked like that before.
— Jonah Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?
— Clark Griswold, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
In dreams, emotions are overwhelming.
— Stephanie, The Science of Sleep
Guns for show. Knives for a pro.
— Soap, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Some people have adventures. I am an adventure.
— OSS 117, OSS 117: Lost in Rio
We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.
— Andrew, The Breakfast Club