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


Narrator He had his old escort meet him by way of the Green Line bus, the one from his days on the circuit. As always, she was late.


I couldn't even begin to think about knowing how to answer that question.

Go, Mordecai!

Dudley Heinsbergen: You wanna play some word games, or do some experiments on me or anything?

Royal: Which one are you?
Ari: Ari
Royal: Uzi, I'm your grandfather.

'Peter Bradley: [Eli is on drugs while being interviewed on television] Now, your previous novel...
Eli: Yes, "Wildcat".
Peter Bradley: Not a success. Why?
Eli: Well... "Wildcat" was written in a kind of obselete vernacular...
[long pause]
Eli: ... wildcat... wild... cat...
[he stares into space]
Eli: ... pow... wildcat... I'm going to go.

Royal: I've always been considered an asshole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style. But I'd really feel blue if I didn't think you were going to forgive me.
Henry Sherman: I don't think you're an asshole, Royal. I just think you're kind of a son of a bitch.
Royal: Well, I really appreciate that.

This is my adopted daughter, Margot Tenenbaum.

I'm sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman.

That's a hell of a damn grave. I wish it were mine.

Goddammit, that's the last time you stick a knife in me! You hear me?

I'm not talking about dance lessons. I'm talking about putting a brick through the other guy's windshield. I'm talking about taking it out and chopping it up.

I didn't think so much of him at first, but now I get it. He's everything I'm not.

Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?

Oh, that's right. We got another body buried here.