American Beauty

American Beauty quotes

97 total quotes (ID: 652)

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


I am so sick of people taking their insecurities out on me.


I didn't LOSE it. It's not like 'Whoops! Where did my job go?' I quit.

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

I don't think that there's anything worse than being ordinary.

I feel like I've been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I'm just now waking up.

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 really 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.

I know you think my dad's harmless, but you're wrong.

I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts every time I bring a girlfriend home from school.

I quit. So you don't have to pay me. Now leave me alone.

I refuse to be a victim!

I see you're smoking pot now! I'm so glad. I think using illegal psychotropic substances is a very positive example to set for our daughter.

I want to look good naked!

I will sell this house today, I will sell this house today...

I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.

I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility.