[on the phone] I didn't ask for this role, but I'll play it. Now go do your best. Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. Goethe said that. It's not too late for you to become a person of substance, Russell. Please get my son home safely. You know, I'm glad we spoke.

Elaine Miller

One day you'll be cool. Look under your bed, it'll set you free.

Anita Miller

I'm never as good as when you're there.

Russell Hammond

Let's deflower the kid.

Polexia Aphrodisia

I never said I was a golden god... did I?

Russell Hammond

Lester Bangs: They make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool.
William Miller: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't.

Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.

Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love... and let's face it, you got a big head start.
William Miller: I'm glad you were home.
Lester Bangs: I'm always home. I'm uncool.
William Miller: Me too!

My advice to you. I know you think those guys are your friends. You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest, and unmerciful.

Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs: That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter.
William Miller: I can really see that now.

The only true currency in this bankrupt world... is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.

Lester Bangs

I'm telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to.

Russell Hammond
Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous is equally classic as a coming-of-age story as it is one about rock and roll.

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Almost Famous Quotes

Lester Bangs: They make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool.
William Miller: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't.

I'm telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to.

Russell Hammond