West Side Story

West Side Story quotes

56 total quotes (ID: 713)

Bernardo
Jets
Lt. Schrank
Maria
Multiple Characters
Riff
Tony


Tony: Every single night for the last month, I wake up. And I'm reachin' out.
Riff: For what?
Tony: I don't know.
Riff: A dame?
Tony: It's right outside the door. Just around the corner. But it's comin'.
Riff: What is?
Tony: I don't know. It's like the kick I used to get from bein' a Jet, you know?
Riff: Oh, well now you're talkin'. Oh man, without a gang, you're an orphan. With a gang, you walk in twos, threes, fours. And when your crew is the best, when you're a Jet, you're out in the sun, buddy-boy. You're home free home.
Tony: Riff, I've had it.
Riff: Tony, Tony, look at me, will ya? Come on, look at me...Now, I never asked the time of day from a clock, did I? I never asked nothin' from nobody. But I'm askin' you: 'Come to the dance tonight.'
Tony: I promised Doc I'd clean up the store tonight.
Riff: Then do it after the dance. Tony, I already told the guys you'd be there. If you don't show up, I'll be marked lousy.
Tony: What time'd ya tell 'em?
Riff: Ten. For me Tony, for Riff!
Tony: Ten it is.
Riff: Womb to tomb!
Tony: Birth to Earth. And I'll live to regret this.
Riff: Who knows? Maybe what you're waitin' for will be twitchin' at the dance tonight?


Tony: I didn't believe hard enough.
Maria: Loving is enough.
Tony: Not here. They won't let us be.
Maria: Then we'll get away.
Tony: Yeah. We can?
Maria: Yes.
Tony: We will?
Maria: Yes. [singing] Hold my hand and we're halfway there. Hold my hand and I'll take you there. Somehow, someday, some...

Tony: I'm thinkin' I'm someone else.
Maria: I know you are not.
Tony: Have we met before?
Maria: I know we have not.
Tony: I felt - I knew something never before was gonna happen, had to happen. But this is so much more.
Maria: My hands are cold. Yours too. [She touches his cheek] So warm.
Tony: [He touches her face] So beautiful.
Maria: Beautiful.
Tony: So much to believe. You're not makin' a joke.
Maria: I have not yet learned how to joke that way. I think now I never will.

Te adoro, Anton.

[praying about Tony killing Bernardo] Make it not be true!...I will do anything. Make me die.

[singing] Dear Officer Krupke, what are we to do?
Gee, Officer Krupke, Krup you!

[singing] Here come the Jets, like a bat out of hell
Someone gets in our way, someone don't feel so well
Here come the Jets, little world, step aside
Better go underground, better run, better hide.

[singing] I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and gay,
And I pity, any girl who isn't me today.
I feel charming, oh so charming, it's alarming how charming I feel.
And so pretty, that I hardly can believe I'm real.

[singing] I just met a girl named Maria, and suddenly that name
Will never be the same to me.
Maria - I just kissed a girl named Maria
And suddenly I found how wonderful a sound can be
Maria - say it loud and there's music playing
Say it soft and it's almost like praying.

[singing] I'll see my love tonight and for us stars will stop where they are.

[singing] Oh no Anita, no, Anita, no, it isn't true, not for me
It's true for you, not for me.
I hear your words and in my head I know they're smart
But my heart, Anita, but my heart knows they're wrong.

[singing] Right or wrong, and he needs me too.
I love him, we're one, there's nothing to be done.
Not a thing I can do, but hold him, hold him forever;
Be with him now, tomorrow and all of my life.
When love comes so strong,
There is no right or wrong;
Your love is your life.

[singing] Today the minutes seem like hours, the hours go so slowly and still the sky is light.
Oh moon, grow bright and make this endless day endless night.

[singing] We're no good, we're no good, we're no earthly good.
Like the best of us is no damn good.
The trouble is he's lazy, the trouble is he drinks.
The trouble is he's crazy, the trouble is he stinks.
The trouble is he's growing, the trouble is he's grown.
Krupke, we've got troubles of our own.

[singing] When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette to your last dyin' day!
When you're a Jet, let 'em do what they can
You've got brothers around, you're a family man!
You're never alone, you're never disconnected, you're home with your own
When company's expected, you're well-protected!
Then you are set with a capital J
Which you'll never forget till they cart you away
When you're a Jet you stay a Jet.