The Graduate

The Graduate quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 252)

Benjamin Braddock
Elaine Robinson


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: 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.

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.

Mrs. Robinson: Would you mind walking ahead of me to the sun porch. I feel funny about coming into a dark house.
Benjamin: But it's light in there.
Mrs. Robinson: Please...What do you drink? Bourbon?
Benjamin: Look, uh, Mrs. Robinson, I drove you home. I was glad to do it. But I have some things on my mind. Can you understand that?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
Benjamin: All right.
Mrs. Robinson: What do you drink? Benjamin. I'm sorry to be this way, but I don't want to be left alone in this house.
Benjamin: Why not?
Mrs. Robinson: Please wait till my husband gets home.
Benjamin: When is he coming back?
Mrs. Robinson: I don't know. Drink?
Benjamin: No. Are you always this much afraid of being alone?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
Benjamin: Well, why can't you just lock the doors and go to bed?
Mrs. Robinson: I'm very neurotic. May I ask you a question? What do you think of me?
Benjamin: What do you mean?
Mrs. Robinson: You've known me nearly all your life. You must have formed some opinion of me.
Benjamin: Well, I always thought that you were a very...nice...person.
Mrs. Robinson: Did you know I was an alcoholic?
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: Did you know that?
Benjamin: Look, I think I should be going.
Mrs. Robinson: Sit down, Benjamin.
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, if you don't mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange. Now, I'm sure that Mr. Robinson will be here any minute now and -
Mrs. Robinson: No.
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: My husband will be back quite late. He should be gone for several hours.
Benjamin: Oh my God.
Mrs. Robinson: Pardon?
Ben: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson, oh no.
Mrs. Robinson: What's wrong?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you didn't - I mean, you didn't expect -
Mrs. Robinson: What?
Benjamin: I mean, you didn't really think that I would do something like that.
Mrs. Robinson: Like what?
Benjamin: What do you think?
Mrs. Robinson: Well, I don't know.
Benjamin: For God's sake, Mrs. Robinson, here we are, you've got me into your house. You give me a drink. You put on music, now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.
Mrs. Robinson: So?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson - you are trying to seduce me .... Aren't you?
Mrs. Robinson: Well, no. I hadn't thought of it. I feel very flattered.
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson. Will you forgive me for what I just said?
Note: the bolded line is ranked #63 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?
Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
Benjamin: Yes I will.
Mr. McGuire: Shh! Enough said. That's a deal. Note: the bolded line is ranked #42 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

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!

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.

Mrs. Robinson: Will you unzip my dress? I think I'll go to bed.
Benjamin: Oh well, good night.
Mrs. Robinson: Won't you unzip my dress?
Benjamin: I'd rather not, Mrs. Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson: If you still think I'm trying to seduce you...?
Benjamin: No, I don't, but I just feel a little funny.
Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. You've known me all your life.
Benjamin: I know that but I'm...
Mrs. Robinson: Come on. It's hard for me to reach. Thank you.
Benjamin: Right.
Mrs. Robinson: What are you so scared of?
Benjamin: I'm not scared, Mrs. Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson: Then why do you keep running away?
Benjamin: Because you're going to bed. I don't think I should be up here.
Mrs. Robinson: Haven't you ever seen anybody in a slip before?
Benjamin: Yes, I have, but I just...Look, what if Mr. Robinson walked in right now?
Mrs. Robinson: What if he did?
Benjamin: Well, it would look pretty funny, wouldn't it?
Mrs. Robinson: Don't you think he trusts us together?
Benjamin: Of course he does, but he might get the wrong idea. Anyone might.
Mrs. Robinson: I don't see why? I'm twice as old as you are. How could anyone think that...
Benjamin: But they would! Don't you see?
Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. I am not trying to seduce you!
Benjamin: I know that, but please, Mrs. Robinson. This is difficult..
Mrs. Robinson: Would you like me to seduce you?
Benjamin: What?
Mrs. Robinson: Is that what you're trying to tell me?
Benjamin: [A long pause] I'm going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it. But I'm going home right now.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.