The Graduate

The Graduate quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 252)

Benjamin Braddock
Elaine Robinson


Benjamin: [on the phone] Look, I was thinking about that time after the party.
Mrs. Robinson: Where are you?
Benjamin: And I was wondering if I could buy you a drink or something?
Mrs. Robinson: Where are you?
Benjamin: Uh, the Taft Hotel.
Mrs. Robinson: Did you get a room?
Benjamin: No. Now I know it's pretty late and if you'd rather...
Mrs. Robinson: Give me an hour.
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: I'll be there in an hour.


Benjamin: A room. I'd like a room please.
Desk Clerk: A single room or a double room?
Benjamin: A single just for myself, please.
Desk Clerk: Will you sign the register, please? Anything wrong, sir?
Benjamin: What? No, nothing.
Desk Clerk: Do you have any luggage, Mr. Gladstone?
Benjamin: Luggage? Yes, yes, I do.
Desk Clerk: Where is it?
Benjamin: What?
Desk Clerk: Where is your luggage?
Benjamin: Well, it's in the car. It's out there in the car.
Desk Clerk: Very good sir, I'll have a porter bring it in. [rings the desk bell]
Benjamin: Oh no. [covers the bell with his hand] I mean, I, I'd rather not go to all the trouble of bringing it all in, I just have a toothbrush. I can get it myself, if that's all right?
Desk Clerk: Of course. I'll have a porter show you the room.
Benjamin: Oh, well, actually I'd just as soon find it myself and, just have a toothbrush to carry up and I can handle it myself.
Desk Clerk: Whatever you say, sir.
Benjamin: Thank you.

Benjamin: Elaine, I like you. I like you so much. Do you believe that? [She nods] Do you?
Elaine: Yes.
Benjamin: You're the first thing for so long that I like, the first person I could stand to be with. My whole life is such a waste. There's just nothing. I'm sorry. I'll take you home now.

Benjamin: I'm going to marry Elaine Robinson.
Mr. Braddock: Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked?
Benjamin: Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked.

Benjamin: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?
...
Benjamin: What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands...The point is I don't love your wife, I love your daughter, sir.

Benjamin: That older woman that I told you about?...The married woman. That wasn't just some woman...
Elaine: [realizing] Oh, no. Oh, my God. Get out!
Mrs. Robinson: Good-bye, Benjamin.

Benjamin: Well, I guess I'll have to ask her out on a date and find out what the big deal is.
Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. Don't you ever take that girl out. Do you understand that?
Benjamin: Well, why shouldn't I?
Mrs. Robinson: I have my reasons.
Benjamin: Well let's hear 'em.
Mrs. Robinson: No.
Benjamin: Let's hear them, Mrs. Robinson, because I think I know what they are. I'm not good enough for her to associate with, am I? I'm not good enough to even talk about her, am I?
Mrs. Robinson: Let's drop it.
Benjamin: We're not dropping it. I'm good enough for you, but I'm not good enough to associate with your daughter. That's it, isn't it?
Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin.
Benjamin: Isn't it?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
Benjamin: You go to hell. You go straight to hell, Mrs. Robinson.

Benjamin: What kind of car was it?
Mrs. Robinson: What?
Benjamin: Do you remember the make of the car?
Mrs. Robinson: Oh my God.
Benjamin: Really, I want to know.
Mrs. Robinson: It was a Ford, Benjamin.
Benjamin: A Ford! A Ford! God-damn-it, that's great, a Ford!
Mrs. Robinson: That's enough.
Benjamin: So old Elaine Robinson got started in a Ford.
Mrs. Robinson: Don't talk about Elaine.

Benjamin: Will you wait a minute, please? Mrs. Robinson, do you think we could say a few words to each other first this time?
Mrs. Robinson: I don't think we have much to say to each other.
Benjamin: Look, for months, all we've done is come up here and leap into bed together.
Mrs. Robinson: Are you tired of it?
Benjamin: I'm not. No. But do you think we could liven it up with a little conversation for a change?...Now look, we're going to do this thing. We're going to have a conversation. Tell me what you did today?
Mrs. Robinson: I got up. I fixed breakfast for my husband.
Benjamin: There. There's something we could have a conversation about. Your husband.
Mrs. Robinson: Ohh, him.

Benjamin: [offering her a coat-hanger] Wood?
Mrs. Robinson: What?
Benjamin: Wood or wire? They have both.

Desk Clerk: Can I help you, sir?
Benjamin: What? Oh, no. I'm just...
Desk Clerk: Are you here for an affair, sir?
Benjamin: What?
Desk Clerk: The Singleman party, sir?
Benjamin: Oh, yes, the Singleman party.
Desk Clerk: It's in the main ballroom.
Benjamin: Ah, thank you.

Elaine: Benjamin...Will you kiss me? [they kiss]
Benjamin: Will you marry me? [She shakes her head no] You won't?
Elaine: I don't know.
Benjamin: But you might?
Elaine: I might.
Benjamin: Is that so? You might marry me?
Elaine: Yes.
Benjamin: When?
Elaine: I don't know.
Benjamin: What about tomorrow? I don't mean to be pushy but...
Elaine: I don't know. I don't know what's happening.
Benjamin: You mean you're confused? Look. Don't be confused. We're getting married.
Elaine: I don't see how we can.
Benjamin: We just can.
Elaine: I have to go now.
Benjamin: Elaine. Are you serious about this?
Elaine: I'll think about it.
Benjamin: You really will?
Elaine: Yes.
Benjamin: [After Elaine leaves] Good God!

Elaine: Good night.
Benjamin: Are we getting married tomorrow?
Elaine: No...
Benjamin: Day after tomorrow?
Elaine: I don't know. Maybe we are, and maybe we're not.

Elaine: I just don't think it would work.
Benjamin: Why wouldn't it?
...
Ben: Why wouldn't it?
Elaine: I just don't think it would.
...
Benjamin: Tomorrow? Can we get our blood tests tomorrow morning?
Elaine: Why don't you drag me off if you want to marry me so much?
Benjamin: Why don't I just drag you off? All right, I will. Right after we get the blood tests...

Elaine: What are you going to do?
Benjamin: I don't know.
Elaine: Are you going home?
Benjamin: No.
Elaine: Well, where are you going?
Benjamin: Elaine, you're going to have to stop asking me that.
Elaine: I don't want you to leave tomorrow.
Benjamin: I don't understand.
Elaine: I don't want you to go anywhere until you have a definite plan.