American Beauty quotes
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Just don't fuck my dad,alright? Please?
I should say hi to your dad. I don't want to be rude.
I didn't lose it. It's not like, "Whoops! Where'd my job go?"
This isn't life! This is just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Honey, that's just nuts.
“I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary.”
Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself and then I blackmailed him for almost $ 60.000
I'm your camal flower, I'm your bloody rose, Pick my petals off and make my heart explode.
I can't believe you don't know how beautiful you are.
Man, you are one twisted fuck.
Nope. I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.
I figured you guys might be able to give me some pointers. I need to shape up, fast.
Are you looking to just lose weight, or do you want to have increased strength and flexibility as well?
I want to look good naked.
I am sick and tired of being treated like I don';t exist.
– “You don’t think I’m ordinary?”
– “You couldn’t be ordinary if you tried.”
– “Thank you. I don’t think there’s anything worse than being ordinary.”
I'm used to guys drooling over me.
I am so sick of people taking their insecurities out on me.
but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world.
I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility.
But it'd be nice if I was anywhere near as important to him as she is.
You can't all of a sudden be my best friend just because you had a bad day.
I would! I would suck on your dad's big,fat dick and then I'd fuck him until his eyes rolled back in his head!
I guess I'm not a very nice girl then, am I?
More American Beauty quotes
“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.”
— American Beauty (1999) dir. by Sam Mendes
Lester Burnham: [narrating] I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined our street… Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper… And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird… And Janie… And Janie… And… Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life… You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry… you will someday.
“It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”
— Alan Ball, American Beauty
Ricky Fitts: It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember… I need to remember… Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.
Lester Burnham: Remember those posters that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"? Well, that's true of every day but one – the day you die.
Lester Burnham: [narrating] It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.
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