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Garden State Quotes

These quotes are from the movie drama, Garden State. Andrew Largeman, after ten years away from home, returns for his mother's funeral. Andrew and his father's struggle continues until a confrontation gets it out in the open

Cemetary Backhoe Driver #1: What are you doing tonight man?
Andrew: Uh, nothing. No real plans. I'm just in town for a couple of days, so
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #1: You should come out with us. We're gonna go over the Gleasons' house. They're having some [BLEEPING] huge party or something.
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #2: Supposedly.
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #1: Well, yeah. Supposedly.
Andrew: Really?
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #2: He lives up on the hill. We'll probably go over there after we bury your mom.
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #1: Well I gotta shower.
Cemetary Backhoe Driver #2: Same.

Andrew: Place looks good.
Mr. Largeman: Oh, that's nice. Yeah, we've been doing a lot of work on it.
Andrew: Really?
Mr. Largeman: Actually, no. I don't know why I just said that.

Kenny: Largeman?
Andrew: Kenny?
Kenny: Holy shit! Man, how you doing?
Andrew: I'm -- I'm great.
Kenny: Your mom just died!
Andrew: I know.
Kenny: I mean that's why you're home.
Andrew: Yeah. Yup.

Sam: I recognize you.
Andrew: Oh, did you go to Columbia High?
Sam: No, not from high school. From TV. Didn't you play the retarded quarterback?
Andrew: Yeah.
Sam: Are you really retarded?
Andrew: No, I'm not.
Sam: Cool. Great job man. I mean, I thought you were really retarded. You're just as good as that Corky kid and he's actually retarded. If there were some sort of like retarded Oscar you would win like hands down, kick his ass.

Andrew: There's a handful of normal kid things I kind of missed.
Sam: There's a handful of normal kid things I kinda wish I could miss.
Andrew: You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn't really your home any more. All of a sudden, even though you have some place where you put your shit that idea of home is gone.
Sam: I still feel at home in my house.
Andrew: You'll see one day when you move out. Just sorta happens one day and it's gone. You feel like you can never get it back. It's like you feel homesick for a place that doesn't even exist. Maybe it's like this rite of passage, you know? You won't ever have that feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself. You know, for ..You're your kids. For the family you start. It's like a cycle or something. I don't know. But I miss the idea of it, you know? Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.

Karl: I haven't seen you since, like, junior year.
Andrew: Yeah.
Karl: I thought you killed yourself.
Andrew: What?
Karl: I thought you killed yourself. That wasn't you?
Andre: No, no. That wasn't me.
Karl: Who killed themselves?

Mark: The only thing worse than a favor is a favor involving money.

Andrew: This is my life, Dad. This is it. I spend 26 years waiting for something else to start. So no, I don't think it's too much to take on because it's everything there is. I see now it's all there is.

Titembay: Peace out playa.

Andrew: You know, this necklace makes me think of this totally random memory of my mother. I was a little kid, and I was crying for whatever reason. And she was cradling me, rocking me back and forth, and I can just remember the silver balls rolling around. And there was like snot running down my nose. And she offered me her sleeve and told me to blow my nose into it. And I can remember, even as a little kid, thinking to myself - This is love... this is love.

Sam: This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing.

Andrew: I don't want to waste another moment of my life without you in it.

Gideon Largeman: Saying goodbye is important. I'm glad you could fit it in.