American Beauty

American Beauty quotes

97 total quotes (ID: 652)

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


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.


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

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

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

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

If people I don't even know look at me and want to **** me, it means I really have a shot at being a model.

Our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are when we're anything but.

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

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.

You cannot count on anyone except yourself.

[After Angela touches his muscles] You like muscles.

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.

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

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