American Beauty

American Beauty quotes

97 total quotes (ID: 652)

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


Jane: [On Lester] Could he be any more pathetic?
Angela: I think it's sweet. And I think he and your mother have not had sex in a long time.


Jane: [Referring to Lester] He has this crush on my friend Angela and it's disgusting.
Ricky: You'd rather he had the crush on you?
Jane: No! But it would be nice if I was anywhere near as important to him as she is...

Jane: [referring to Lester] Somebody should just put him out of his misery.
Ricky: Do you want me to kill him?
Jane: Yeah, would you?

Jane: I don't think we can be friends anymore.
Angela: You're way too uptight about sex.
Jane: Just don't **** my dad, all right? Please?
Angela: Why not?

Lester: How's Jane?
Angela: What do you mean?
Lester: I mean, how's her life? Is she happy? Is she miserable? I'd really like to know, and she'd die before she'd ever tell me about it.
Angela: She's... she's really happy. She thinks she's in love.
Lester: Good for her.
Angela: How are you?
Lester: God, it's been a long time since anybody asked me that... I'm great.
Angela: I've gotta go to the bathroom.
Lester: I'm great.

Lester: So Janie, how was school?
Jane: It was okay.
Lester: Just okay?
Jane: [sarcastically] No dad, it was spectacular.

Lester: When I was your age, I flipped burgers all summer just to be able to buy an eight-track.
Ricky: That sucks.
Lester: No, actually it was great. All I did was party and get laid. I had my whole life ahead of me.

Lester: You don't think it's kinda weird & fascist?
Carolyn: Possibly, but you don't want to be unemployed.
Lester: Oh well, alright, let's all sell our souls and work for Satan because it's more convenient that way.

Mr. Smiley's Manager: I don't think you'd fit in here.
Lester: I have fast food experience.
Mr. Smiley's Manager: Yeah, like twenty years ago!
Lester: Well, I'm sure there have been amazing technological advances in the industry, but surely you must have some sort of training program. It seems unfair to presume I won't be able to learn.

Ricky: I was filming this dead bird.
Angela: Why?
Ricky: Because it's beautiful.

Ricky: It's like God's looking right at you, just for a second, and if you're careful you can look right back.
Jane: And what do you see?
Ricky: Beauty.

Ricky: Mom, I don't eat bacon.
Barbara: I'm sorry, I must have forgotten...

Ricky: You know, that's not a very nice thing to do. Hiring somone to kill your dad.
Jane: Well then I guess I'm not a very nice girl then, am I?

Ricky: You're right, I suck dick for money.
Colonel Frank Fitts: Boy...
Ricky Fitts: Two thousand dollars, I'm that good.
Colonel Frank Fitts: Get out.
Ricky: And you should see me ****. I'm the best piece of ass in three states.
[Colonel Fitts threatens to hit Ricky]
Colonel Frank Fitts: Get out! I don't ever want to see you again.
Ricky: What a sad old man you are.

[Answering Ricky's question if she wants him to kill Lester] Yeah. Would you?