Lydia Harris: [on the phone] Is this a bad time?
Bob: [pauses] No, it's always a good time.

Why do you have to point out how stupid everyone is all the time?


Kelly: I'm under Evelyn Waugh.
Charlotte: Evelyn Waugh was a man.

Stills Photographer: You know double-O-7?
Bob: He drinks martinis, but all right.

You want more mysterious? I'll just try and think, "Where the hell's the whiskey?"


I don't get that close to the glass until I'm on the floor.


Oh Mr. Harris! Don't touch me! Mr. Bob Harris! Just rip my stocking!

Premium Fantasy woman

Premium Fantasy woman: Mr. Kazu sent me, premium fantasy. My stockings. Rip them. [sounds like "lip them"]
Bob: [silent, confused]
Premium Fantasy woman: Rip my stockings. Yes, please, rip them.
Bob: What?
Premium Fantasy woman: Rip them. HEY! Rip my stocking!
Bob: Hey? Lip them? Lip them? What?

[after director goes off on long tirade in Japanese]
Ms. Kawasaki: He want you to turn and look in camera. Okay?
Bob: Is that all he said?

Charlotte: That was the worst lunch.
Bob: So bad. What kind of restaurant makes you cook your own food?

For relaxing times... make it Suntory time.


Kelly: John, John. You are my favorite photographer.
John: Ohhh...
Kelly: No. You are. I only want you to shoot me. It's true.
[both laugh]
Kelly: Oh my God, I have the worst B.O. right now, I'm sorry.

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Lost in Translation Quotes

Let's never come here again because it will never be as much fun.


Bob: It gets a whole lot more complicated when you have kids.
Charlotte: That's scary.
Bob: The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born.
Charlotte: Nobody ever tells you that.
Bob: Your life, as you know it... is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk... and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.
Charlotte: That's nice.