I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish.

William Parrish

Joe Black: ...But Allison loves you?
Quince: [nods]
Joe Black: How do you know?
Quince: Because she knows the worst thing about me and it's okay.
Joe Black: What is it?

Drew: And who would've thought... you, an IRS agent.
Joe Black: Death and Taxes.

William Parrish: You want me to be your guide?
Joe Black: You fit the bill, Bill.

I should have my head examined again.


Drew: We all know this deal is as certain as death and taxes.
Joe Black: Death and taxes?
Drew: Yes.
Joe Black: Death and taxes?
Drew: Yes.
Joe Black: What an odd pairing.

Love, passion, obsession, all those things you told me to wait for, well, they've arrived. What are you afraid of, Dad? That I'll fall head over heels for Joe? Well, I have.

Susan Parrish

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

William Parrish

William Parrish: I thought I was going to sneak away tonight. What a glorious night. Every face I see is a memory. It may not be a perfectly perfect memory. Sometimes we had our ups and downs. But we're all together, and you're mine for a night. And I'm going to break precedent and tell you my one candle wish: that you would have a life as lucky as mine, where you can wake up one morning and say, "I don't want anything more." Sixty-five years. Don't they go by in a blink?

Susan Parrish: Tell me you love me now.
Joe Black: I love you now. I love you always.

When I introduce you, and I tell them who you are, I don't think anyone will stay for dinner.

William Parrish

Thank you for loving me.

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Meet Joe Black Quotes

Don't blow smoke up my ass, it will ruin my autopsy.

William Parrish

Careful Bill, you'll give yourself a heart attack and ruin my vacation.

Joe Black