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The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums quotes

105 total quotes

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


View Quote Dudley Heinsbergen: You wanna play some word games, or do some experiments on me or anything?
View Quote Fan Hey Baumer, can I get a picture?
View Quote 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.
View Quote Narrator Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue in the winter of his thirty fifth year.
View Quote Pagoda: He got the cancer.
View Quote 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.
View Quote Royal Tenenbaum's epitaph: Royal O'Reilly Tenenbaum (1932-2001) Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Remains Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship
View Quote Tex Hayward: He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and...actually, I think he's crying.
View Quote '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.
View Quote Chas Tenenbaum: I've had a rough year, Dad.
Royal Tenenbaum: I know you have, Chassie.
View Quote Chas Tenenbaum: You know, Rachel's buried there too.
Royal Tenenbaum: Who?
Chas Tenenbaum: My wife.
Royal Tenenbaum: Oh. That's right, isn't it? Well, we'll have to swing by her grave too.
View Quote 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!
View Quote 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.
View Quote Dudley: This car has a dent in it! And another dent here, and another dent here...
View Quote 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.