[entering William's bedroom] So... This is where the enemy sleeps.

Russell Hammond

Lester Bangs: You like Lou Reed?
William Miller: The early stuff. In his new stuff he's trying to be Bowie, but he should just be himself.

William Miller: I have to go home.
Penny Lane: You are home.

Your mom kinda freaked me out.

Russell Hammond

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.

Let's deflower the kid.

Polexia Aphrodisia

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

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

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

Russell Hammond

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!

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.

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