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Quotes from Green Book

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    • Tony Lip: The world's full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.
    • Oleg: Being genius is not enough, it takes courage to change people's hearts.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: So if I'm not *black* enough and if I'm not *white* enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: I am not a medical doctor. I'm a musician. I'm about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South. What other experience do you have?
    • [Thinking of how to best describe his job a a bouncer ]
    • Tony Lip: Public relations.
    • [Tony offers him a fried chicken]
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Come on.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: I told you not to get grease on my blanket.
    • [mockingly]
    • Tony Lip: Oooh, I'm going to get grease on my blanket.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.
    • [clears throat]
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Could you put out the cigarette, please?
    • Tony Lip: Why?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: I can't breathe back here.
    • Tony Lip: What are you talkin' about? Smoke's going down my lungs. I'm doin' all the work here.
    • Tony Lip: You speak German, huh?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: That was Russian.
    • Tony Lip: Yeah, I was stationed in Germany in the army. I could pick up a little bit of what you were saying there...
    • Tony Lip: Ain't they supposed to be following us?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: They have the itinerary. As long as they get to the show on time, I'm not worried about it, and neither should you.
    • Tony Lip: I ain't worried about nothin'... In fact, when you see me worried? You'll know.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Tony...
    • Tony Lip: You'll know if I'm worried...
    • Dr. Don Shirley: How 'bout some quiet time? Hmm?
    • [Shrugging]
    • Tony Lip: Sure.
    • [Chuckles]
    • Tony Lip: It's amazing you said that. "How 'bout some quiet time?" Dolores, my wife, used to say that all the time... Well, not all the time but, y'know, she says it when, when I come home from work sometime, you know, she been with the kids all day and she'll say, "Tony? How 'bout some quiet time?" Exactly like how you said it! I mean, it's amazing...
    • Tony Lip: Kentucky Fried Chicken! In Kentucky! When's that ever gonna happen!
    • [Eating KFC in Kentucky]
    • Tony Lip: Mmm. I think this is the best Kentucky Fried Chicken I ever had. But I guess it's fresher down here, right?
    • Tony Lip: You know, my father used to say, whatever you do, do it 100%. When you work, work. When you laugh, laugh. When you eat, eat like it's your last meal.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: What on God's green earth are you doing?
    • Tony Lip: A letter.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Looks more like a piecemeal ransom note. May I? "Dear Dolores"... D-E-A-R.
    • [taps paper]
    • Dr. Don Shirley: This is an animal. "I'm meeting all the highly leading citizens of the town. People that use big words, all of them. But you know me, I get by. I'm a good bullshitter." Two Ts in bullshitter. "As I'm writing this letter, I'm eating potato chips, and I'm starting to get thirsty. I washed my socks and dried them on the TV. I should have... brung... the iron..." You know this is pathetic, right?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Tony! I'm sorry about last night.
    • Tony Lip: ...Don't worry 'bout it. I been working nightclubs in New York City my whole life. I know it's a... complicated world.
    • Tony Lip: I dunno. Personally I think if you stuck to the classic stuff it would've been a big mistake.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: A mistake? Performing the music I trained my entire life to play?
    • Tony Lip: Trained? What are you, a seal? People love what you do! Anyone can sound like Beethoven or Joe Pan or them other guys you said. But your music, what you do? Only you can do that!
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Thank you, Tony. But not everyone can play Chopin. Not like I can.
    • Louie Venere: I got to admit... Lip's letters? They're not bad.
    • Rudy Vallelonga: Well, it's in the family. They say our great-great-great-grandfather helped Da Vinci with the Sixteen Chapel.
    • Johnny Venere: You mean Michaelangelo.
    • Rudy Vallelonga: ...Right.
    • Johnny Venere: What does Michaelangelo have to do with writing letters?
    • Rudy Vallelonga: I'm just sayin'. We're an arty family.
    • Tony Lip: You know, Doc, something's been eatin' at me this whole trip.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Hmm?
    • Tony Lip: That Titsburgh was a major disappointment. I didn't notice any difference at all. Did you?
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Good night, Tony.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Tony, are you hungry?
    • Tony Lip: Does Betty like Butta? Er?
    • Tony Lip: It's like what your friend the President said, "Ask not... Your country, what you could do for it. Ask what you do for yourself." Y'know?
    • Dolores: You hungry?
    • Tony Lip: I'm starvin'!
    • Dolores: Hello.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: You must be Delores.
    • Dolores: Welcome!
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Buon natale. Thank you for sharing your husband with me.
    • Dolores: Thank you for helping him with the letters.
    • [last lines]
    • Dolores: Hello.
    • Dr. Don Shirley: You must be Dolores.
    • Dolores: Welcome!
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Buon natale. Thank you for sharing your husband with me.
    • [Whispering as they hug ]
    • Dolores: Thank you for helping him with the letters.
    • Tony Lip: What's the big deal, Doc? Squirrels woulda ate it anyway!
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Pick it up, Tony.
    • Tony Lip: Nature takes care of the earth!
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Pick it up!
    • Johnny Venere: He had a great job at the Sanitation Department. You shouldn't have punched out the foreman.
    • Tony Lip: He shouldn't have woke me up!
    • [to Dr. Shirley ]
    • Tony Lip: Come meet my family!
    • [To Tony, dictating a letter for him to send to Dolores ]
    • Dr. Don Shirley: Falling in love with you was the easiest thing I've ever done.
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