Psycho quotes

44 total quotes (ID: 882)

Detective Milton Arbogast
Marion Crane
Norman Bates

A boy's best friend is his mother. Note: ranked #56 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Norman Bates' Mother: No! I tell you no! I won't have you bringing some young girl in for supper! By candlelight, I suppose, in the cheap, erotic fashion of young men with cheap, erotic minds!
Norman Bates: Mother, please...!
Norman Bates' Mother: And then what? After supper? Music? Whispers?
Norman Bates: Mother, she's just a stranger. She's hungry, and it's raining out!
Norman Bates' Mother: [mockingly] "Mother, she's just a stranger"! As if men don't desire strangers! As if... ohh, I refuse to speak of disgusting things, because they disgust me! You understand, boy? Go on, go tell her she'll not be appeasing her ugly appetite with MY food... or my son! Or do I have to tell her because you don't have the guts! Huh, boy? You have the guts, boy?
Norman Bates: [shouts] Shut up! Shut up!

Marion Crane: Oh, we can see each other. We can even have dinner but respectably in my house with my mother's picture on the mantel and my sister helping me broil a big steak for three.
Sam Loomis: And after the steak, do we send sister to the movies? Turn mama's picture to the wall?
Marion Crane: Sam!
Sam Loomis: All right.

Tom Cassidy: Yeah, tomorrow's the day! My sweet little girl -- [He leers over at Marion] -- Oh, oh, not you -- my daughter, a baby. And tomorrow she stands her sweet self up there and gets married away from me. I want you to take a look at my baby. Eighteen years old, and she never had an unhappy day in any of those years!
George Lowery: Come on, Tom. My office is air conditioned.
Tom Cassidy: You know what I do about unhappiness? I buy it off. Are, uh, are you unhappy?
Marion Crane: Not inordinately.
Tom Cassidy: I'm buying this house for my baby's wedding present. Forty thousand dollars, cash! Now that's not buying happiness. That's just buying off unhappiness. [waves money in front of Marion] I never carry more than I can afford to lose! Count 'em.
Caroline: I declare!
Tom Cassidy: [staring at Marion] I don't! That's how I get to keep it!
George Lowery: Tom, uh... cash transactions of this size! Most irregular.

Gee, I'm sorry I didn't hear you in all this rain. Go ahead in, please.

Nobody ever stops here anymore unless they've done that. There's no sense dwelling on our losses. We just keep on lighting the lights and following the formalities.

Well the, uh, mattress is soft, and there's hangers in the closet and stationery with 'Bates Motel' printed on it, in case you want to make your friends back home feel envious.

Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?

[affably] Dirty night.

Hate the smell of dampness, don't you? It's such a, I don't know, creepy smell.

A hobby should pass the time, not fill it.

I don't set a fancy table, but my kitchen's awful homey.

Oh, we have twelve vacancies. Twelve cabins, twelve vacancies. They, uh, they moved away the highway.

I think I must have one of those faces you can't help believing.

Well I'm not a fool. And I'm not capable of being fooled! Not even by a woman.