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


Tennis Announcer 1 (Jim): That's 72 unforced errors for Richie Tenebaum. He's playing the worst tennis of his life. What's he feeling right now, Tex Haywood?
Tennis Announcer 2 (Tex Haywood): I don't know, Jim. There's obviously something wrong with him. He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and... actually, I think he's crying.


Pagoda: He got the cancer.

Chas: Please! Mr. Sherman, this is a family matter.
Margot: Don't talk to him like that.
Henry Sherman: Call me Henry.
Chas: I prefer Mr. Sherman.
Ethel: Call him Henry.
Chas: Why? I don't know him that well.
Ethel: You've known him for ten years.
Chas: Yes, as your accountant, Mr. Sherman.

Eli Cash: Did I hit the dog?
Chas Tenenbaum: Yeah.
Eli Cash: Is he dead?
Chas Tenenbaum: Yeah.
Eli Cash: ...I need help.
Chas Tenenbaum: So do I.

Chas: Looks like you and Dad are back together again, huh.
Richie: He's your dad too, Chas.
Chas: No, he's not.
Richie: Yes, he is.
Chas: You really hate me, don't you?
Richie: No. I don't. I love you.
Chas: Well, I don't know what you think you're gonna get out of this, but believe me, whatever it is, it's not worth it.
Richie: Chas. I don't want to hurt you. I know what you and the boys have been through. You're my brother and I love you.
Chas: Stop saying that!

Dudley: This car has a dent in it! And another dent here, and another dent here...

Chas Tenenbaum: I've had a rough year, Dad.
Royal Tenenbaum: I know you have, Chassie.

Richie: I have to tell you something.
Margot: What's that?
Richie: I love you.
Margot: I love you, too.
Richie: I can't stop thinking about you. I went away for a year and it only got worse and I don't know what to do.

Young Chas Tenenbaum: [about Margot's play] What'd you think, Dad?
Royal: Didn't seem believable to me.
Royal: [to Eli] Why are you wearing pajamas? Do you live here?
Young Richie Tenenbaum: He has permission to sleep over.
Young Chas Tenenbaum: Well, did you at least think the characters were well developed?
Royal: What characters? It's just a bunch of little kids dressed up in animal costumes.
Young Margot Tenenbaum: Good night, everyone.
Royal: Well, sweetie, don't get mad at me. That's just one man's opinion.

Royal: I got a pretty bad case of cancer.
Chas: [yawns] How long you gonna last?
Royal: Not long.
Chas: A month? A year?
Royal: About six weeks. Let me get to the point, the three of you and your mother are all I've got and I love you more than anything.
[Chas scoffs and mock laughs] Oh ho! Ho ho!
Royal: Chas, let me finish here! I've got six weeks to set things right with you and I aim to do it. Will you give me a chance?
Chas: No.
Royal: Do you speak for everyone?
Chas: I speak for myself.
Royal: Well you've had your say, now it's someone else's turn.

Richie: I wrote a suicide note.
Chas: You did?
Richie: Right after I regained consciousness.
Chas: Can we read it?
Richie: No.
Chas: Can you paraphrase it for us?
Richie: I don't think so.
Chas Tenenbaum: Was it dark?
Richie Tenenbaum: Of course it's dark, it's a suicide note.

Raleigh: [after reading a private investigator's research on Margot background, which includes being adopted, a previous marriage, several one-night stands with other men, and a lesbian affair] So, she smokes.

Richie: [referring to Royal] I think he's very lonely. Lonelier than he lets on. Maybe lonelier than he even realizes.
Ethel: Have you spoken to him about this?
Richie: Briefly. And he agreed that -
Chas: I'm sorry, maybe I'm a little confused here. What are you suggesting?
Richie: That he come here and stay in my room.
Chas: Are you out of your mind?
Richie: No. I'm not. Anyway I think he'd be much more comfortable here than at -
Chas: Who gives a shit?
Richie: I do.
Chas: You poor sucker. You poor, washed up papa's boy.

Mar: I didnt think you ever were.
Eli: Let's not make this harder than it already is.
Mar: Ok.
Eli: Ok what?
Mar: Ok, I'm not in love with you any more either.
Eli: I know. You're in love with Richie, which is sick and gross.
Mar: Do you send my mother your clippings? And your grades in ---
Eli: Please stop belittling me. You never gave me the time of day until I started getting good reviews.
Mar: The reviews aren't that good.
Eli: But the sales are.

Richie: Did you say you were on Mescaline?
Eli: I did indeed. Very much so.
Richie: How often do you-
Eli: I'm worried about you, Richie. I found it odd when you said you were in love with Margot. She's married, you know.
Richie: Mm hm.
Eli: And she's your sister.
Richie: Adopted.
Eli: Mm.