Lucky Number Slevin

Lucky Number Slevin quotes

65 total quotes (ID: 365)

Lindsey
Mr. Goodkat
Notes and references
Slevin Kelevra
The Boss
The Rabbi


Mr. Goodkat: The reason I'm in town, in case you're wondering, is because of the Kansas City Shuffle.
Nick: What's a Kansas City Shuffle?
Mr. Goodkat: A Kansas City Shuffle is when everybody looks right, you go left.
Nick: Never heard of it.
Mr. Goodkat: It's not something people hear about. Falls on deaf ears mostly. This particular one has been over twenty years in the making. No small matter. Requires a lot of planning. Involves a lot of people. People connected by the slightest of events. Like whispers in the night, in that place that never forgets, even when those people do. It starts with a horse.


(First line in the movie) There was a time...

Slevin: I have ataraxia.
Lindsey: Ataraxia?
Slevin: It's a condition characterized by freedom from worry or any other pre-occupation really.

Elvis: Wait, wait, wait. Look Nick, Slevin, Clark Kent, whatever the **** your name is. The fact of the matter is that the Virgin Mary herself could come waltzin' in here right now with her fine ass, titties hangin' out and everything and if she told me your name was Jesus Christ, I still got to take you to see the Boss. You know why?
Slevin: No.
Elvis: Orders. And you do know what orders is right?
Slevin: I think I understand the concept of-
Elvis: Orders is "orders".
Slevin: I guess no one ever taught you not to use the word your defining in the definition.
[Elvis punches him]
Elvis: Nigga say somethin' else. I will break your mother****ing nose. I ain't playin' with you.
Slevin: My nose is already broken.

Slevin's Girlfriend: [after Slevin walks in on her cheating on him] This is an accident.
Slevin: What, like... He tripped, you fell?

The unlucky are nothing more than a frame of reference for the lucky, Mister Fisher. You are unlucky, so I may know that I am not. Unfortunately the lucky never realize they are lucky until it's too late. Take yourself for instance; yesterday you were better off than you are today but it took today for you to realize it. But today has arrived, and it's too late... You see? People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had. Or what others have...I'm a bad man who doesn't waste time wondering what could've been when I am what could've been and what could not have been. I live on both sides of the fence, and the grass is always green.

Slevin: Listen, I've been hearing that a lot lately--
The Rabbi: [interrupting] My father used to say: "The first time someone calls you a horse you punch him on the nose, the second time someone calls you a horse you call him a jerk but the third time someone calls you a horse, well then perhaps it's time to go shopping for a saddle."

Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in Monte Carlo and came in third; that's a story. This...is something else.

(Last lines of the movie) My name's Goodkat. You can call me Mr. Goodkat.

(After being asked about how his flight was and recieving a pat on the back) It was fine. And I kinda have this thing about people touching me.

Brikowski: Who are you?
Slevin: Philosophically speaking?
Brikowski: Name.
Slevin: Rank, serial number?
Dumbrowski: You should really play ball kid.
Slevin: Really? You think I'm tall enough?
[Punches Slevin in the stomach]
Brikowski: What is your name?
Slevin: [gasping for breath] Oh yeah, now I remember, Slevin Kelevra.

Mugger: Hey, you got the time?
Slevin: Yeah man, it's about 3:20.
Mugger: Yo, you got a smoke?
Slevin: No sorry, I don't smoke.
Mugger: Well then why don't you just give me your wallet, and I'll buy my own smokes.
Slevin: Am I being mugged?
[He is punched in the nose]

Slevin: How did you find out about us?
Mr. Goodkat: I'm a world-class assassin, ****head. How do you think I found out?

The Rabbi: There are three things one may not do to save a life including his own. He may not: idol-worship, commit adultery, or perform an act of premeditated murder. Killing you before you killed me would be...
Slevin: Kosher?
The Rabbi: [scathing noise] Acceptable.

Lindsey: How ironic.
Slevin: I know, I don't even gamble.
Lindsey: No. A mobster with a gay son. That's ironic.