Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 162)

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


[to her father] I told I was telling the truth, daddy. I'm sorry I lied to you, but you lied too. You told me everyone was alike and deserved a fair break. But you meant everyone who was like you. You told you wanted to change the world, to make it better. But you meant by becoming a lawyer or an economist and marrying someone from Harvard. I'm not proud of myself, but I'm in this family too. You can't keep giving me the silent treatment. There are a lot of things about me that aren't what you thought. But if you love me, you have to love all the things about me, and I love you. I'm sorry I let you down, I'm so sorry, daddy. But you let me down too.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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

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?

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: 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.

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?

Sorry about the disruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer; somebody who's taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them; somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.

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

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.