The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show quotes

47 total quotes (ID: 866)

Duane Jackson
Genevieve
Jacy Farrow
Others
Ruth Popper
Sam the Lion
Sonny Crawford


Jackie Lee French: [to Lois, who has just kissed her date, Abilene] I oughta slap your face.
Lois: Well, why don't you just kiss my ass?


Lois Farrow: [to Jacy] Just remember, beautiful, everything gets old if you do it often enough. So if you wanna find out about monotony real quick, marry Duane.

Gene Farrow: Think I worked like a dog all my life so my daughter could end up in a poolhall?

Coach Popper: You gotta be men like the rest of us - ain't none of you pretty enough to be women...If you'all didn't jack off so damn much, maybe you could stay in shape.

Andy Fanner: [to Sonny and Duane, about Sam] Keeled over on one of the snooker tables. Had a stroke. He left you the poolhall, Sonny. What do you think about that? He left Genevieve the cafe. That's the only thing he done that made any sense. Left the picture show to old Miss Mosey. Hell, she's too far gone to even run a popcorn machine. And the craziest thing of all. He left a thousand dollars to Joe Bob Blanton, the preacher's boy.

Genevieve: She (Charlene) doesn't have a good disposition - what are you blue about then?
Sonny: Ain't nobody to go with in this town. Jacy's the only pretty girl in school and Duane's got her.
Genevieve: I'd call that his tough luck...Jacy'll bring him more misery than she'll ever be worth.

Genevieve: I don't know. You and Duane - both in a boardinghouse - him with a mother, and you with a father. Don't seem right. And your dad's takin' too many pills, you know...But then I'm no one to talk. I never did get on with Mama - I still don't.
Sonny: Say, I hear Dan's goin' back to work soon. I guess you'll be quittin' before long.
Genevieve: Honey, we got four thousand dollars worth of doctor bills to pay. I will probably be makin' cheeseburgers for your grandkids.

Sam: Now you boys can get on outta here. I don't wanna have no more to do with ya. Scarin' an unfortunate creature like Billy, just so's you could have a few laughs. I've been around that trashy behavior all my life. I'm gettin' tired of puttin' up with it. And you can stay outta this poolhall, outta my cafe and my picture show too. I don't want no more of your business.
Sonny: We didn't mean for anything bad to happen, Sam. We...
Sam: You didn't even have the decency to wash his face.

Bobby: You a virgin?
Jacy: I guess I am.
Bobby: Too bad.
Jacy: I don't wanna be, though.
Bobby: I don't blame ya. Come see me when you're not.

Jacy: Oh Duane, hurry. What's wrong, honey?
Duane: Uh, I don't know.
Jacy: That tickles. You know I can't stand to be tickled. Well, what's the matter? Aren't you gonna do it?
Duane: I don't know what's wrong.
Jacy: What do you mean? How could anything be wrong? Just go on and do it. Oh! What's the matter with you?
Duane: I don't know. I don't know. Somethin's happened.
Jacy: Well, get off a minute, for goodness sake. You might fall and mash me. It's 'cause you and Sonny went down to Mexico. No telling what you got down there. I just hate you. I don't know why I ever went with you. Put some clothes on! You think I wanna sit around here and look at you nekkid? I might never get to not be a virgin. I think you're the meanest boy I ever saw. My mother was dead right about you. You better not tell one soul - you just pretend it was wonderful.

Duane: [about Jacy] I ain't over her yet, you know...it's the damndest thing...That's the only reason you and I got into it that time. Reckon she likes it down in Dallas?
Sonny: It's hard to say. Maybe she does. Reckon you and her woulda got it all straightened out if I hadn'ta butted in?
Duane: Aw, now. No. They'd've annulled me too, even if we had. You all, uh, never even got to the motel?
Sonny: No.

121 to 14. Must be pretty near a record...I reckon ya all need glasses.

[to Sonny] What am I doing apologizin' to you? Why am I always apologizin' to you, ya little bastard? Three months I been apologizing to you, without you even bein' here. I haven't done anything wrong - why can't I quit apologizin'? You're the one oughta be sorry. I wouldn't still be in my bathrobe if it hadn't been for you. I'da had my clothes on hours ago. You're the one made me quit carin' if I got dressed or not. I guess just because your friend got killed you want me to forget what you did and make it all right. I'm not sorry for you. You'd've left Billy, too, just like you left me. I bet you left him plenty a nights, whenever Jacy whistled. I wouldn't treat a dog that way. I guess you thought I was so old and ugly you didn't owe me any explanation. You didn't need to be careful of me. There wasn't anythin' I could do about you and her - why should you be careful of me? You didn't love me. Look at me. Can't you even look at me? [Sonny slowly turns and glances at her] Y'see? You shouldn't have come here. I'm around that corner now. You've ruined it and it's lost completely. Just your needing me won't make it come back.

Abilene: [on the phone] Hello.
Lois: Abilene, you asleep?
Abilene: No.
Lois: You like company?
Abilene: Well, I thought I'd drive out, see how my well was coming.
Lois: Drill hard. You're better at oil wells anyway.

Charlene: We've been goin' steady a year tonight.
Sonny: Yeah? Seems like a lot longer.
Charlene: You shoulda got me some anniversary present.
Sonny: You can have another stick of gum - that's all I got on me.