Road House

Road House quotes

31 total quotes (ID: 499)

James Dalton
Multiple Characters
Wade Garrett


Doc: Your file says you've got a degree from NYU. What in?
Dalton: Philosophy.
Doc: Any particular discipline?
Dalton: No. Not really. Man's search for faith. That sort of shit.
Doc: Come up with any answers?
Dalton: Not too many.
Doc: How's a guy like you end up a bouncer?
Dalton: Just lucky I guess.


Carrie Ann: [chuckling] Oh, my god...
Dalton: What is the joke?
Carrie Ann: Well, there's no joke. I just think I'm looking at a dead man, though.
Dalton: It seems everywhere I go, I hear that same joke.
Carrie Ann: Yeah, well, something tells me you bring it on yourself.

I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.

Pain don't hurt.

Doc: Do you always carry your medical record around with you?
Dalton: Saves time.

I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.

Wade: [on the phone] You havin' trouble?
Dalton: Oh, you know — nothing I'm not used to. But it's amazing what you can get used to, huh?
Wade: Yeah, tell me about it. This place has a sign hangin' over the urinal that says, "Don't eat the big white mint".

If somebody gets in your face and calls you a ****, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

[admiring Doc] That gal's got entirely too many brains to have an ass like that.

Red: How long are you gonna be in town?
Dalton: Not very long.
Red: That's what I said 25 years ago.
Dalton: Really? What happened?
Red: I got married to an ugly woman. Don't ever do that. It just takes the energy right out of you. She left me, though. Found somebody even uglier than she was. That's life. Who can explain it?

Steve: Being called a **** isn't personal?
Dalton: No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
Steve: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
Dalton: Is she?

[Eyeing the sign over the Double Deuce] The Double Douche.

[after firing a drug-dealing waitress] Anybody else here dealing? I'm telling you straight — it's my way or the highway. So, anybody wants to walk, do it now.

Morgan: [after being fired] What am I supposed to do?
Dalton: There's always barber college.

Jimmy: Damn, boy. I thought you were good.
Dalton: Go **** yourself.