Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe Versus the Volcano quotes

42 total quotes (ID: 304)

Frank Waturi
Joe Banks
Multiple Characters
Patricia Graynamore


Angelica Graynamore: I am completely untrustworthy... I'm a flibbertigibbet.


Angelica: Would you like to hear one of my poems?
Joe: Sure.
Angelica: Long ago, the delicate tangles of his hair... covered the emptiness of my hand... Would you like to hear it again?
Joe: Ok.
Angelica: Long ago, the delicate tangles of his hair... covered the emptiness of my hand.

Patricia: [as they are about to jump in the volcano] Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right?
Joe: I saw the moon when we were out there in the ocean, shining down on everything. I've been miserable so long, years of my life watsed, afraid. It's been a long time coming here to meet you - a long time, on a crooked road. Did I ever tell you that the first time I saw you it felt like I'd met you before?
Patricia: You're not going anywhere without me.
[they kiss]

Joe: I've done a lot of soul searching lately. I've been asking myself some tough questions. You know what I've found out?
Patricia: What?
Joe: I have no interest in myself. I think about myself, I get bored out of my mind.

Angelica Graynamore: I have no response to that.

Samuel Harvey Graynamore: Well, does it take more guts to twice traverse a staircase in a burning building, or to make a one-time leap into a volcano? Damned if I know, Kimosabe. All I know is when you're making those kind of calls, you're up in the high country.

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.

Joe: And then I'll be staying on a tiny island and I don't know if I'll be living in a hut, or what.
Luggage Salesman: Very exciting... as a luggage problem.

Dr. Ellison: You have some time left, Mr. Banks. You have some life left. My advice to you is: live it well.

Waponis Chief: We are the children of children and we live as we are shown.

Joe: [as they are about to kiss] I have less than six months to live. The Waponis believe they need a human sacrifice or their island is going to sink into the ocean. They have this mineral your father wants so he hired me to leap into their volcano.
Patricia: What?
Joe: You're not going to make me say that again, are you?

Marshall: You're coming into focus, kid

Dr. Ellison: And what did you do in the fire department?
Joe: Well... I put out fires.

Joe: Why aren't you dead?
Patricia: Why aren't you dead?

Joe: Wait, I don't want to get married!
Patricia: What is the problem? You afraid of the commitment? You're going to have to love and honor me for about 30 seconds. You can't handle that?
Joe: All right. Marry us.