The Graduate

The Graduate quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 252)

Benjamin Braddock
Elaine Robinson


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.


Mrs. Robinson: Did you get us a room?
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: Have you gotten us a room yet?
Benjamin: I haven't, no.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you want to?
Benjamin: Well, I don't...I mean I could. Or we could just talk.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you want me to get it?
Benjamin: You? Oh no, I'll get it.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you want to get it now?
Benjamin: Now?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
Benjamin: Well, I don't know.
Mrs. Robinson: Why don't you get it?
Benjamin: 'Why don't I get it?' Well, I will, and if you'll excuse me.

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.

Mrs. Robinson: [on the phone] Benjamin.
Benjamin: Yes?
Mrs. Robinson: Isn't there something you want to tell me?
Benjamin: Tell you?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
Benjamin: Well, I want you to know how much I appreciate this. Really.
Mrs. Robinson: The number.
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: The room number, Benjamin. I think you ought to tell me that.
Benjamin: Oh, you're absolutely right. It's 568.
Mrs. Robinson: Thank you.
Benjamin: You're welcome. Well... I'll see you later, Mrs. Robinson.

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

Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin, would this be easier for you in the dark?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson. I can't do this.
Mrs. Robinson: You what?
Benjamin: This is all terribly wrong.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable?
Benjamin: Oh, no, Mrs. Robinson. I think, I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends. I mean that. I find you desirable, but I, for God's sake, can you imagine my parents? Can you imagine what they would say if they just saw us in this room here right now?
Mrs. Robinson: What would they say?
Benjamin: I have no idea Mrs. Robinson, but for god's sake, they brought me up, they made a good life for me and I think they deserve better than this. I think they deserve a little better than jumping into bed with the partner's wife.
Mrs. Robinson: Are you afraid of me?
Benjamin: Oh, no. You're missing the point. Look. Maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?
Mrs. Robinson: [After a long pause] Can I ask you a personal question?
Benjamin: Ask me anything you want?
Mrs. Robinson: Is this your first time?
Benjamin: Is this what?
Mrs. Robinson: It is, isn't it? It is your first time.
Benjamin: That's a laugh Mrs. Robinson. That's really a laugh. Ha, ha.
Mrs. Robinson: Well, you can admit that, can't you?
Benjamin: Are you kidding?
Mrs. Robinson: It's nothing to be ashamed of.
Benjamin: Wait a minute.
Mrs. Robinson: On your first time if you're afraid of being inadequate.
Benjamin: Who said it was my first time? Wait a minute.
Mrs. Robinson: Just because you happen to be inadequate in one way...
Benjamin: INADEQUATE! Don't move!

Mr. Braddock: Ben, what are you doing?
Benjamin: Well, I would say that I'm just drifting. Here in the pool.
Mr. Braddock: Why?
Benjamin: Well, it's very comfortable just to drift here.
Mr. Braddock: Have you thought about graduate school?
Benjamin: No.
Mr. Braddock: Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?
Benjamin: You got me.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Mr. Robinson: Do you ummm... do you want to tell my why you did it
Benjamin: Mr. Robinson!
Mr. Robinson: Do you have a special grudge against me? Do you feel a particularly strong resentment? Is there something I've said that's caused this contempt, or is it just things I stand for that you despise?

Mr. McCleery: Are you a student?
Benjamin: Not exactly.
Mr. McCleery: What's that?
Benjamin: I said 'Not exactly.' No.
Mr. McCleery: What are ya then?
Benjamin: Oh, I'm just sorta travelin' through.
Mr. McCleery: I like to know who's living in my house. Like to know what my boys are up to.
Benjamin: I'm not up to much, actually. I'm just visiting. I mean, I've always wanted to see Berkeley.
Mr. McCleery: You're not one of those agitators?
Benjamin: What?
Mr. McCleery: One of those outside agitators?
Ben: Oh no.
Mr. McCleery: I hate that. I won't stand for it. I won't stand for that.