You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 712)

Frank Navasky
George Papas
Joe Fox
Kathleen Kelly
Patricia Eden

Christina: You are so lucky.
George: You could be dead.
Kathleen Kelly: Are you crazy? This man couldn't possibly be the rooftop killer.
Christina: Remember when you thought Frank might be the Unabomber?
Kathleen Kelly: That was different.

[to Kathleen Kelly (Shopgirl) in email] The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!

Joe Fox: I'm sure you must be late for something - volunteering at the Henry Street Settlement, or rolling bandages for Bosnian Refugees.
Gillian Quinn: Actually, I'm having my eggs harvested.
Joe Fox: And getting those eggs harvested.

[to Joe Fox, after first meeting him in "The Shop Around the Corner"] I started helping my mother here after school when I was six years old. I used to watch her, and it wasn't that she was selling books, it was that she was helping people become whoever they were going to turn out to be. When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life does.

[to Kathleen Kelly] I met a man in an elevator today who knew exactly what he wanted. And I found myself wishing I were as lucky as he.

[to Joe Fox] You were spying on me, weren't you? You probably rented those children.

[to Sidney-Ann Strongin on television] Technologically speaking, the world's out of hand. Take the VCR. The whole idea of a VCR is that it makes it possible for you to tape what's on television while you're out of the house. But the whole point of being out of the house is so you can miss what's on television. Radio. Now there's a medium I can get behind.

[to Kathleen Kelly about her internet friend NY152] Maybe he is fat. Yup. He's fat. He's a fatty.

Kevin: The electrical contractor called, his truck hit a deer last night, so he's not gonna be here until tomorrow. And the upstairs shelves are delayed because the shipment of pine we ordered has beetles.
Joe Fox: Very good, *very* good.
Kevin: And we got a 50,000 dollar ticket for construction workers peeing off the roof.
Joe Fox: Great, that is great. Is the electrician here today?

[to Christina and Kathleen Kelly] This place is a tomb. I'm going to the nutshop where it's fun.

[to Christina and Kathleen Kelly] As far as I'm concerned, the Internet is just another way to be rejected by a woman.

Frank Navasky: Technology! Name me one thing, one that we've gained from technology.
Kathleen Kelly: Electricity.
Frank Navasky: That's one. You think this machine's your friend, but it's not.

[to Joe Fox] I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.

[to Kevin] I love Patricia. Patricia's amazing. Patricia makes coffee nervous.

[to Joe Fox] I'm late. Random House fired Dick Atkins. Good riddance. Murray Chilton died. Which makes one less person I'm not speaking to -- (she drains a cup of espresso as a second starts to come out of the machine) Vince got a great review. He'll be insufferable. Tonight, PEN dinner...