American Beauty

American Beauty quotes

97 total quotes (ID: 652)

Angela Hayes
Buddy King
Carolyn Burnham
Jane Burnham
Lester Burnham
Ricky Fitts


Well then, I guess I'm not a very nice girl then, am I?


[To Lester] What do you expect? You can't just suddenly become my best friend because you've had a bad day! I mean, come on...you've barely spoken to me for months.

Dad! You stare at her all the time! Like you're drunk! It's disgusting!

It would be nice if I was nearly as important to him as she is...

Mom, do we ALWAYS have to listen to this elavator music?

Then so am I! And we'll always be freaks and we'll never be like other people and you'll never be a freak because you're just too... perfect.

Welcome to America's weirdest home videos.

I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting.

I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.

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. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I realized 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... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

My dad thinks I paid for all this with catering jobs. Never underestimate the power of denial.

[To Angela on Jane] She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel good about yourself.

Yes you are. And you're boring. And totally ordinary...and you know it.

[To Frank] What a sad old man you are.

[To Barbara] Mom...I wish things could have been better for you. Take care of Dad.