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American History X

American History X quotes

34 total quotes

Daniel Vinyard
Derek Vinyard
Multiple Characters

Doris Vinyard: I'm ashamed that you came out of my body.

Doris Vinyard: You think you're the only one doin' time, Derek? You think you're here all alone? You think I'm not in here with you?

Derek Vinyard: ****, you just ****ed with the wrong bull. You should've learned your lesson on the ****in' basketball court. But you ****in' monkey's never get the message. My father gave me that truck you mother****er! You ever shoot at fireman? You come here and shoot at my family? I'm gonna teach you a real lesson now mother****er. Put your ****in' mouth on the curb.
Lawrence: Come on man.
Derek Vinyard: Put it on the curb right now!
Danny Vinyard: Derek, no!
Derek Vinyard: Now say good night.
[Derek stomps Lawrence's head into the curb]

**** you just ****ed with the wrong bull... COME HERE! you should have learned your place on the ****in' basketball court, but you ****ing monkeys just never get the message! My father gave me that truck you mother****er! Do you ever shoot at firemen? You come here and shoot at my family?! I'm gonna teach you a real lesson now mother****er, put your ****ing mouth on the curb...PUT IT ON THE CURB RIGHT NOW!! (The carjacker puts his teeth on the curb and bites). Thats it, now say goodnight! (jumps on the head of the carjacker)

Murray: Derek, what are you trying to prove?

We're so hung up on this notion that we have some obligation to help the struggling black man, you know. Cut him some slack until he can overcome these historical injustices. It's crap. I mean, Christ, Lincoln freed the slaves, like, what? 130 years ago. How long does it take to get your act together?

Cameron: You made the fat kid a little nervous. He thinks the joint messed with your mind.
Derek Vinyard: It did.

Lamont: Better take care... Im not the one they call **** in here

Danny Vinyard: [arguing about his "Mein Kampf" paper] Look Sweeney, did you bring me here to talk about Derek? Because what happened to him has nothing to do with me.
Bob Sweeney: Everything you do right now has something to do with Derek.

Danny Vinyard: [referring to Dr. Sweeney] He's one of those proud to be **** guys, I hate those guys. He hate n***ers..
Cameron: Now wait a minute Danny, he's not proud, no he's a manipulative self-righteous U**le T*m. He's trying to make you feel guilty about writing about Adolf Hitler. Some n***er, some sp*c writes about Martin Luther King, or ****in Caesar commie Chavez gets a pat on the head.

Lamont: [as Derek is leaving prison] 'Sup, man? You getting outta here? Well, c'mon man! What the **** you waiting on?
Derek Vinyard: Yeah, you know, I got this funny feeling.
Lamont: Oh yeah? What's that?
Derek Vinyard: I'm thinking the only reason I'm getting outta here in one piece is you.
Lamont: C'mon man! Get the **** outta here, man! You think I'm gonna put my neck on the line for some crazy-ass peckerwood?
Derek Vinyard: Yeah, right. Stupid.
[a moment of silence passes and Lamont looks away]
Derek Vinyard: That's what I thought. I owe you, man.
Lamont: Man, you owe me shit, a'ight?
Derek Vinyard: Yes, I do.
[Derek offers his hand and Lamont takes it]
Derek Vinyard: You'll be outta here in no time.
Lamont: C'mon man, it's a piece of cake, a'ight? You just take it easy on the brothers, a'ight? The brothers!

One in every three black males is in some phase of the correctional system. Is that a coincidence or do these people have, you know, like a racial commitment to crime?

I believe in death, destruction, chaos, filth, and greed. [Trying to make fun of Seth while he (Seth) is trying to video tape him]

Hey! I gotta bet..I come in this game right now same score but we play black guys against the white guys. "(black guys laugh)Name your price c***ker" No money, no money for these courts and not just today for good. If you win we will walk outta here but if we bitching, no fighting, right here in front of everybody you pack up your shit and get your black asses outta here

Oh it doesn't? You don't think I see what you're trying to do here? You think I'm gonna sit here and smile while some ****in' **** tries to **** my mother? It's never gonna happen Murray, ****in' forget it, not on my watch, not while I'm still in this family. I will ****in' cut your Sh**ock nose off and stick it up your ass before I let that happen. Coming here and poison my family's dinner with your Jewish, N****r-lovin', hippie bullshit. **** you! **** you! Yeah, walk out, asshole, ****in' Kabalah reading mother****er. Get the **** out of my house. [showing his tattoo of a swastika] DO YOU SEE THIS!? THIS MEANS NOT WELCOME!