Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 162)

Frances "Baby" Houseman
Johnny Castle
Multiple Characters
Penny Johnson

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]

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

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.

It's not on the one, it's not the mambo, it's a feeling a heartbeat.

Don't put your heel down, don't put your heel down, stay on the toe! Just listen to me, the steps aren't enough, feel the music.

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!

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.

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]

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.

[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.

[voiceover] That was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.

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.

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."

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.

Okay, we got horseshoes on the south lawn in 15 minutes! We've got splish-splash the water class down by the lake. We have the still life art class. We got volleyball and croquet. And for you older folks, we got sacks!