Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 162)

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


Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doing?
Johnny Castle: Don't worry about Max. I'll tell him your grandma died or something.
Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never to get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle: [long silence] I know what I'm doing, Penny.
Penny Johnson: You listen to me; you've got to stop it, now.


Neil Kellerman: I love your watch your hair blowing in the breeze.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Maybe my parents are looking for me.
Neil Kellerman: Baby, don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's. I have to say it. I'm known as the catch of the county.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: I'm sure you are.
Neil Kellerman: Only last week, I took a girl away from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me, "What does he have that I don't have?" And she said, "Two hotels."

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!

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.

Marjorie Houseman: Look at all this leftover food. Are there still starving children in Europe?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Try Southeast Asia, Ma.
Marjorie Houseman: Right.
Jake Houseman: Robbie, Baby wants to send her leftover pot roast to Southeast Asia, so anything you don't finish, you wrap up. Max, our Baby's going to change the world.
Max Kellerman: [to Lisa] And what are you going to do, missy?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, Lisa's gonna decorate it.
Robbie Gould: I think she already does.
Max Kellerman: Doc, I want you to meet somebody, my grandson, Neil. Goes to the Cornell School of Hotel Management.
Jake Houseman: Baby's starting Mount Holyoke in the fall.
Neil Kellerman: Oh, great.

Lisa Houseman: God, I'm so sick of this rain. Remind me never to take my honeymoon at Niagara Falls.
Marjorie Houseman: So, you go to Acapulco. It'll be fun.
Lisa Houseman: Where is my brige iridescent lipstick? I know I put it in this drawer.
Marjorie Houseman: Baby, where are you going in this weather?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: [lying] Uh, they're having charades in the west lobby.
Lisa Houseman: Oh, quite the little joiner, aren't we?

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: [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]

Lisa Houseman: I decided to go all the way with Robbie.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: No, Lisa, not with someone like him.
Lisa Houseman: Do you think if we came back for a ten-year anniversary, it would be free?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: It's just wrong this way. It should be with someone... someone that you sort of love.
Lisa Houseman: Come on. You don't care about me. You wouldn't care if I humped the entire army... as long as we were on the right side Ho Chi Minh trail. What you care about is that you're not Daddy's girl anymore. He listens when I talk now, and you hate that.

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?

[last lines]
Jake Houseman: I know you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble.
Johnny Castle: Yeah.
Jake Houseman: When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong. [to Baby] You look wonderful out there.