The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums quotes

105 total quotes (ID: 511)

Chas Tenenbaum
Eli Cash
Etheline Tenenbaum
Margot Tenenbaum
Multiple Characters
Richie Tenenbaum
Royal Tenenbaum


Eli Cash: You never gave me the time of day until I started getting good reviews.
Margot Tenenbaum: Your reviews aren't that good.


Eli: How's Richie?
Margot: I don't know. I can't tell.
Eli: Yeah, me neither. He wrote me a letter. He says he's in love with you.
Margot: What are you talking about?
Eli: That's what he said. I don't know how we're supposed to take it.

Eli: I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum.
Royal: Me too, me too.

Eli: I did find it odd when you said you were in love with her. She's married you know.
Richie: Yeah.
Eli: And she's your sister.
Richie: Adopted.

Eli: I need help...
Chas: Me, too.

Eli: I wish you'd've done this for me when I was a kid.
Richie: But you didn't have a drug problem then.
Eli: Yeah, but it still would've meant a lot to me.

Eli: I'm not in love with you any more.
Margot: I didn't ever know that you were.
Eli: Let's not make this any more difficult than it already is.

Eli: I'm very sorry, Margot.
Margot: It's okay. We're not actually related anyway.
Eli: True.

Eli: What'd you say?
Richie: Hmm? I didn't say anything.
Eli: When? Right now?

Eli: You never even gave me the time of day till I started getting good reviews.
Margot: Your reviews weren't that good.
Eli: But the sales are.

Etheline Tenenbaum: How long have you been a smoker?
Margot Tenenbaum: Twenty-two years.
Etheline Tenenbaum: Well, I think you should quit.

Margot Tenenbaum: You probably don't even know my middle name.
Royal Tenenbaum: That's a trick question. You don't have one.
Margot Tenenbaum: Helen.
Royal Tenenbaum: That was my mother's name.
Margot Tenenbaum: I know it was.

Margot: Why'd you do it? Because of me?
Richie: Yeah. But it's not your fault.

Raleigh St. Clair: You don't love me anymore, do you?
Margot Tenenbaum: I do, kind of. I can't explain it right now.
Raleigh: Are you ever coming home?
Margot: Maybe not.
Raleigh: Well, I wanna die.

Raleigh: [Into tape recorder, softly] Dudley suffers from a rare disorder combining symptoms of amnesia, dyslexia, and color-blindness, with a highly acute sense of hearing.
Dudley: [from adjoining room] I'm not colorblind, am I?
Raleigh: [softly]I'm afraid you are.