Multiple Characters quotes

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

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

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

[first lines]
Lisa Houseman: Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought my coral shoes. You said I was taking to much!
Marjorie Houseman: Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.
Lisa Houseman: But the coral shoes match that dress!
Jake Houseman: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine or police dogs used in Birmingham.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Monks burning themselves in protest.
Lisa Houseman: Butt out, Baby.

Max Kellerman: Well, Doc, after all these years, I finally got you up on my mountain.
Jake Houseman: So how's the blood pressure, Max?
Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know that if it wasn't for this man, I would be standing here dead. Billy, get the bags.
Billy Kostecki: Right away, Doc. Right away.
Max Kellerman: I got the best cabin for you and your beautiful girls. There's a merengue class in the gazebo in the next few minutes. The greatest teacher, used to be a Rockette.
Marjorie Houseman: It's his first real vacation in six years, Max. Take it easy.
Max Kellerman: Three weeks here, it'll feel like a year.

Robbie Gould: You think you can keep that straight, Johnny? What you can and can't lay your hands on.
Johnny Castle: Just put your pickle on everybody's place, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.

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.

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.

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.

Neil Kellerman: Where's Penny? Everyone's been asking for her.
Johnny Castle: What do you mean, where's Penny? She's taking a break, she needs a break.
Neil Kellerman: As long as it's not an all-night break. [to Baby] Come on, doll. Let's take a walk.

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.

Johnny Castle: You trying to kill me? You gotta concentrate! Is that your idea of fun?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns. I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it.
Johnny Castle: Well, let's get outta here.

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.

Robbie Gould: Just where do you get off telling me what's right?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You can't just leave her, I mean.
Robbie Gould: I didn't spend all summer long toasting bagels just to bail out some little chick who probably balled every guy in the place.
[Baby is pouring water into glasses for Robbie]
Robbie Gould: A little precision please, Baby... Some people count and some people don't. [brings out a copy of The Fountainhead from his pocket] Read it. I think it's a book you'll enjoy, but make sure you return it. I have notes in the margin.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from sister or I'll have you fired. [pours the jug of water on Robbie's crotch]

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.

Neil Kellerman: Johnny, my grandfather put me in charge of the final show. I want talk to you about the last dance. I'd like to shape things up a bit. You know move with the times.
Johnny Castle: Yeah, I've got a lot of ideas. I've been working with the staff kids on this between the Cuban rhythm and soul dancing.
Neil Kellerman: Whoa, boy. You're just way over your head here. Now, I thought you always do the mambo, huh? Why not dance this year's final dance... to the pachenga?
Johnny Castle: Right.
Neil Kellerman: Well, you're free to do the same, tired number as last year if you want, but next year, we'll find another dance person who'll only be too happy--
Johnny Castle: Sure, Neil, no problem. We'll end the season with the pachenga. Great idea.
Neil Kellerman: [to Baby] Sometimes he's hard to talk to, but the ladies seem to like him. See that he gives you the full half-hour you're paying him for, kid.

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.

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