[to Beamen] You're very, very young... and your very, very stupid.

Tony D'Amato

Perfect. Fuck. Ok stay here and get... butt fucked by 12 Neanderthals. Bitch

Dr. Harvey Mandrake

First, it's a Saturday night thing when you feel cool like a gangster or a rockstar- just something to kill the boredom, you know? They call it a chippie, a small habit. It feels so good, you start doing it on Tuesdays... then Thursdays... then it's got you. Every wise ass punk on the block says it won't happen to them, but it does.

Jim Carroll

Maybe it's not racism. Maybe it's just placism. A brother needs to know his place.

Willie 'Alien' Beamen

I've been in love with you since I was eleven, and the shit won't go away.


Basketball is like poetry in motion, cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin' back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?"

Jesus Shuttlesworth

You'll play basketball my way. My way is hard.

Coach Don Haskins

So that's it? Just forget about you and me?


[after noticing Monica at the dance] Damn, girl, I didn't know Nike made dresses.


It's a trip, you know? When you're a kid, you-you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it's not gonna turn out that way.


You gotta have presence on the court. Presence like a cheetah rather than a chimp. Sure, they both got it, but Chimpy gotta jump his nuts around to get it. The shy cheetah moves with total nonchalance, stickin' it to them in his sexy, slow strut. Me? I play like a cheetah.


And in the next life, father, I'M gonna have the PADDLE.


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