Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe Versus the Volcano quotes

42 total quotes (ID: 304)

Frank Waturi
Joe Banks
Multiple Characters
Patricia Graynamore


[to Angelica] If you have a choice between killing yourself and doing something you're scared of doing, why not take the leap and do the thing you're scared of doing?


[to DeDe] I bribed them to sing a song that would drive us insane and make our hearts swell and burst.

[to DeDe] I mean, who am I? That's the real question, isn't it? Who am I? Who are you? What other questions are there? What other questions are there, really? If you want to understand the universe, embrace the universe, the door to the universe is you!

[to Joe his first night aboard the Tweedle Dee] I've always kept clear of my father's stuff ever since I got out on my own. And now he's pulling me back in. He knew I wanted this boat and he used it and he got me working for him, which I swore I would never do. I feel ashamed because I had a price. He named it and now I know that about myself. And I could treat you like I did back out on the dock, but that would be me kicking myself for selling out, which isn't fair to you. Doesn't make me feel any better. I don't know what your situation is but I wanted you to know what mine is not just to explain some rude behavior, but because we're on a little boat for a while and... I'm soul sick. And you're going to see that.

[to Joe] Do you think I feel good? Nobody feels good. After childhood, it's a fact of life. I feel rotten. So what? I don't let it bother me. I don't let it interfere with my job.

[to Joe] You mean you were diagnosed with something called a brain cloud and didn't ask for a second opinion?

[to Patricia] I tell you one thing, though. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we're gonna take this luggage with us!

Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life.

It's always gonna be something with you, isn't it Joe?

My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.

So I'm not sick? Except for this terminal disease?

Take me... to the volcano!