American Beauty

American Beauty quotes

97 total quotes (ID: 652)

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


Man, oh man. Man, oh man, oh man, oh man, oh man. * [Last Words]


[To Lester after admitting her virginity] I still want to do it! I just...thought you should know in case you wondered why I wasn't...you know...better.

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

This is not just a couch. This is a $4000 sofa upholstered in Italian silk!

This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.

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.

In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.

You cannot count on anyone except yourself.

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.

It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.

[After Angela touches his muscles] You like muscles.

I want to look good naked!

[To Carolyn] You don't get to tell me what to do ever again.

[to Buddy King] **** me, your majesty!

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.