Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 162)

Frances "Baby" Houseman
Johnny Castle
Multiple Characters
Penny Johnson
Stan


Marjorie Houseman: [while watching Baby dance] I think she gets it from me.


Max Kellerman: [to the Houseman family] This Danish is pure protein.

Neil Kellerman: Sometimes in this world, you see things you don't wanna see.

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Note: ranked #98 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: [looks over at Johnny and Penny dancing] Who are they?
Neil Kellerman: Oh, them. They're the dance people. They're here to keep the guests happy. They shouldn't show off with each other. That's not gonna sell lessons.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: [while watching Johnny and Penny dance] They look great together.
Billy Kostecki: Yeah. You'd think they were a couple, wouldn't you?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Well, aren't they?
Billy Kostecki: Nah, not since we were kids.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: Have you had many women?
Johnny Castle: What? [laughs]
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Have you had many women?
Johnny Castle: Come on, Baby.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Come on. I want to know.
Johnny Castle: No, no. [jumps out of bed and Baby smiles at him] Look, you've gotta understand what it's like baby, you come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves, [getting dressed] I mean I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddamn rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So here I think I'm scoring big and for a while you think, hey, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't care about me, right?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: That's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all. [looks depressed]
Johnny Castle: No, no, that's not it. That's the thing, see, Baby, it wasn't like that, they were using me.
[Baby kisses Johnny and they fall back on to their bed]
Johnny Castle: What's your real name, Baby?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Frances. For the first woman in the cabinet. [laughs]
Johnny Castle: Frances. That's a real grown up name.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: Here's the money.
Penny Johnson: You mean, Robbie?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: No, you we're right about him.
Penny Johnson: Then where'd you get it?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You said you needed it.
Penny Johnson: Is this kid for real?
Johnny Castle: Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.
Penny Johnson: Thanks, Baby, but I can't use it. [resumes dancing with Johnny]
Johnny Castle: What? What's the matter with you? You should take the money.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: Johnny, I came here because my father--
Johnny Castle: No, I mean the way he saved her. I mean, I... I could never do anything like that. That was somethin'. The reason people treat me like I'm nothin' is cause I'm nothin'.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: That's not true! You, you're everything!
Johnny Castle: You don't understand the way it is, I mean for somebody like me. Last month, I'm eating Jujubes to keep alive, and this month, women are stuffing diamonds in my pocket, I'm balacing on shit as quick as that, [clicks his fingers] I could be down there again.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: No, it's not the way it is! It doesn't have to be that way.
Johnny Castle: I've never known anyone like you before. You think you can make the world better. Somebody's lost, you find them. Somebody's bleeding--
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Yeah, I go get my daddy. That was really brave, like you said.
Johnny Castle: That took a lot of guts to go to him! You are not scared of anything.
France "Baby Houseman: Me? I'm scared of everything! I'm scared of what I saw. I'm scared of what I did, of who I am. And most of all, I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life... the way I feel when I'm with you! Note: Ranked #1 in an April 2008 list by the Daily Mail of the "most romantic movie quotes ever". Yaqoob, Tahira. "From Bogart to McGregor: The top ten most romantic movie quotes ever", Daily Mail, 2008-02-01. URL accessed on 2008-05-03.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: So you're really a Rockette? I think you're a wonderful dancer.
Penny Johnson: Yeah, well, my mother kicked me out when I was 16. I've been dancing ever since. It's the only thing I ever wanted to do anyway.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: I envy you.

Frances "Baby" Houseman: They fired you anyway because of me!
Johnny Castle: And if I leave quietly, I'll get my summer bonus.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway! I did it for nothing!
Johnny Castle: No, not for nothing, Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before!
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You're were right, Johnny, you can't win no matter what you do!
Johnny Castle: You listen to me; I don't want to hear that from you, you can!
Frances "Baby" Houseman: I used to think so.

Jake Houseman: [about Penny's illegal abortion] Was that what my money paid for?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: I'm sorry. I never meant to lie to you.
Jake Houseman: You're not the person I thought you were. I'm not sure who you're are. But I don't want you to have anything to do with those people again.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: But, daddy, can I just explain?
Jake Houseman: Nothing! You're to have nothing to do with any of them ever again! I won't tell your mother about this, right now I'm going to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you!

Jake Houseman: [hands Robbie an envelope] Good luck in medical school, son.
Robbie Gould: And I wanted to thank you for your help with the Penny situation. I guess we've all got into messes like these.
Jake Houseman: What?
Robbie Gould: I thought Baby told you. Look, I'm not sure. I mean, Penny said so, but you know with girls like that. They're liable to pin it on any guy around.
[Jake quickly takes the envelope away from Robbie]

Johnny Castle: [about Neil] That little wimp. He wouldn't know a new idea if it hit him with the pachenga. He wants some new ideas, I could have told him some new ideas.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Well then, why did you let him talk to you that way?
Johnny Castle: What do you mean, fight the boss man?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You tell him your ideas. He's a person like everyone else.
Johnny Castle: Look, I know these people, Baby. Thye are rich and they're mean. They won't listen to me.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Why not fight harder? Make them listen.
Johnny Castle: Because I need this goddamned job lined up for next summer. My dad calls me today. "Good news," he says "Uncle Paul can finally get you in the union."
Frances "Baby" Houseman: What union?
Johnny Castle: House Painters and Plasterers Local Number 179 at your service.
[They hide from Baby's father without being seen]
Lisa Houseman: I've been thinking a lot about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, does that mean China's next?

Johnny Castle: [seeing Baby] Yo, cousin, what's she doing here?
Billy Kostecki: She came with me. She's with me.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: [to Johnny] I carried a watermelon. [to herself] I carried a watermelon.