American Beauty Movie Quotes

American Beauty Movie Quotes or American Beauty Quotes come from the popular drama, American Beauty. Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening are excellent in this drama. Lester Burnham is having a not-so-typical mid life crisis and decides to take control back of his life, no matter the cost.

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Carolyn: Jane. Honey. Are you trying to look unattractive?
Jane: Yes.
Carolyn: Well, congratulations. You've succeeded admirably.

Lester: Both my wife and daughter think I'm this gigantic loser, and they're right. I have lost something. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I know I didn't always feel this sedated. But you know what? It's never too late to get it back.

Brad: Hey Les, You got a minute?
Lester: For you, Brad? I've got five.

Jane: Mom, do we always have to listen to this elevator music?
Carolyn: No. No, we don't. As soon as you've prepared a nutrious yet savory meal that I'm about to eat, you can listen to whatever you like.

Carolyn: I will sell this house today. I will sell this house today. I will sell this house today.

Woman #1: The ad said this pool was "lagoon-like." There's nothing "lagoon-like" about it. Except for maybe the bugs.
Woman #2: There's not even any plants out here.
Carolyn: What do you call this? Is this not a plant? If you have a problem with the plants, I can always call my landscape architect. Solved.
Woman #2: I mean, I think "lagoon," I think waterfall, I think tropical. This is a cement hole.
Carolyn: I have some tiki torches in the garage.

Lester: What makes you so sure she wants us to be there? Did she ask us to come?
Carolyn: Of course not. She doesn't want us to know how important this is to her. But she's been practicing her steps for weeks.
Lester: Well, I bet money she's going to resent it. And I'm missing the James Bond marathon on TNT.
Carolyn: Lester, this is important. I'm sensing a real distance growing between you and Jane.
Lester: Growing? She hates me.
Carolyn: She's just willfull.
Lester: She hates you too.

Ricky: Hi. My name's Ricky. I just moved next door to you.
Jane: I know. I kinda remember this really creepy incident when you were filming me last night?
Ricky: I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting.
Jane: Thanks, but I really don't need to have some psycho obsessing about me right now.
Ricky: I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.

Carolyn: My husband Lester --
Buddy: It's a pleasure.
Lester: Oh, we've met before, acutally. This thing last year. Or the Christmas thing at the Sheraton.
Buddy: Oh yes.
Lester: It's okay. I wouldn't rememberme either.

Colonel: You know I don't like locked doors in my house, boy.
Ricky: I'm sorry, I must have locked it by accident. So what's up?
Colonel: I need a urine sample.
Ricky: Wow. It's been six months already. Can I give it to you in the morning? I just took a whiz.
Colonel: Yeah, I suppose.

Lester: It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what eelse you can do that you've forgotten about.

Buddy: It's my philosophy that in order to be successful, one must project an image of success, at all times.

Carolyn: That was exactly what I needed. The royal treatement, so to speak.
Buddy: Know what I do when I feel like that?
Carolyn: What?
Buddy: I fire a gun.

Ricky: Have you ever known anybody who died?
Jane: No. Have you?
Ricky: No, but I did see this homeless woman who froze to death once. Just laying there on the sidewalk. She looked really sad. I got that homeless woman on video.
Jane: Why would you film that?
Ricky: Because it was amazing.
Jane: What was amazing about it?
Ricky: When you see something like that, it's like God is looking right at you, just for a second. And if you're careful, you can look right back.
Jane: And what do you see?
Ricky: Beauty.

Jane: Look, Mom, I don't feel like having a Kodak moment here, okay?

Carolyn: Ah, whose car is that out front?
Lester: Mine. 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I always wanted and now I have it. I rule!

Carolyn: Lester, you're going to spill beer on the couch.
Lester: So what? It's just a couch.
Carolyn: This is a four thousand dollar sofa upholstered in Italian silk. This is not "just a couch."
Lester: It's just a couch! This isn't life. This is just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.

Lester: Remember those posters that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life?" Well, that's true of every day except one - the day you die.

Lester: I always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time

Lester: I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me but it's hard to say mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupd little life You have no idea what I am talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry You will someday.

Lester: My daughter Jane. Only child. Janie's a pretty typical teenager. Angry, insecure, confused. I wish I could tell her that's all going to pass but I don't want to lie to her.