Popular American Beauty Quotes
Angela Hayes: Jane, he's a freak!
Jane Burnham: Then so am I! And we'll always be freaks and we'll never be like other people and you'll never be a freak because you're just too... perfect!
Look at me, jerking off in the shower... This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.Lester Burnham
Buddy Kane: You like getting fucked by the King?
Carolyn Burnham: Fuck me, your majesty!
Brad: [reading Lester's job assessment] "My job consists of basically masking my contempt for the assholes in charge, and, at least once a day, retiring to the men's room so I can jerk off while I fantasize about a life that doesn't so closely resemble Hell." Well, you have absolutely no interest in saving yourself.
Lester Burnham: Brad, for 14 years I've been a whore for the advertising industry. The only way I could save myself now is if I start firebombing.
[narrating] My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood; this is my street; this is my life. I am 42 years old; in less than a year I will be dead. Of course I don't know that yet, and in a way, I am dead already.Lester Burnham
I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school. What a lame-o. Someone really should just put him out of his misery.Jane Burnham
If people I don't even know look at me and want to fuck me, it means I really have a shot at being a model.Angela Hayes
This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.Lester Burnham
There happens to be a lot about me that you don't know, Mr. Smarty Man. There's plenty of joy in my life.Carolyn Burnham
It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.Ricky Fitts
In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.Buddy Kane
Jane Burnham: Are you scared?
Ricky Fitts: I don't get scared.
Jane Burnham: My parents will try to find me.
Ricky Fitts: Mine won't.