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Quotes from Thelma & Louise

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    • J.D.: Well, now, I've always believed that done properly, armed robbery doesn't have to be a totally unpleasant experience.
    • J.D.: So, tell me something, Miss Thelma. How is it you ain't got any kids? I mean, God gives you something special, I think you oughta pass it on.
    • Thelma: Well, Darryl, that's my husband...
    • J.D.: Darryl?
    • Thelma: Yeah. He says he's not ready yet. He says he's still too much of a kid himself. He kinda prides himself on being infantile.
    • Louise: He's got a lot to be proud of.
    • Thelma: Louise and him don't get along.
    • Louise: That's putting it mildly.
    • Thelma: She thinks he's a pig.
    • Louise: I know he's a pig.
    • Thelma: I don't remember ever feeling this awake.
    • Thelma: Hey Louise, better slow down. I'd just die if we get caught over a speeding ticket.
    • Thelma: Maybe. Maybe. The call of the wild!
    • [gets up in her seat as both scream and laugh]
    • Louise: You are disturbed!
    • Thelma: Yeah, I believe I am.
    • Louise: You know, for the first time in my life I wish this car wasn't green.
    • Thelma: Are you sure we should be driving like this? I mean, in broad daylight and everything?
    • Louise: No we shouldn't, but I want to put some distance between us and
    • [shouts]
    • Louise: the scene of our last goddamn crime!
    • [they both laugh and scream with joy]
    • Thelma: Oh, man! You wouldn't have believed it. It was like I'd been doin' it all my life. I mean, nobody would believe it.
    • Louise: Think you found your callin'?
    • Louise: Besides, what're we gonna say about the robbery? There's no excuse for that. There's no such thing as justifiable robbery.
    • Thelma: All right, Louise!
    • [sees a white cowboy hat in the backseat]
    • Thelma: Where'd you get this?
    • Louise: Stole it.
    • Max: You know, the one thing I can't figure out is whether these girls are real smart or just real, real lucky?
    • Hal: Don't matter. Brains'll only get you so far and luck always runs out.
    • Thelma: You're a real live outlaw, aren't ya?
    • J.D.: Well, I may be an outlaw, darlin', but, uh, you're the one stealin' my heart.
    • Louise: In the future, when a woman's crying like that, she isn't having any fun!
    • Louise: Look, you shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas is not the place you wanna get caught.
    • Louise: Is he your husband or your father?
    • [talking about their cabin vacation in the mountains later in the day]
    • Louise: You mean you haven't asked him, yet? Thelma, for Christ's sake! Is he your husband or your father? It is just two days, for God's sake. Don't be a child. Tell him you're going with me.
    • [grins mischieviously]
    • Louise: Tell him I'm having a nervous breakdown.
    • Thelma: That don't carry much weight with Darryl. He already thinks you're out of your mind.
    • [answers phone again]
    • Darryl: Yep?
    • Louise: Darryl, this is Louise. Let me talk to the police.
    • Darryl: Hey Louise!
    • [sour tone of voice]
    • Louise: Hi. Let me talk to the police.
    • [stuttering]
    • Darryl: What do you mean? There's no police here.
    • [Hal and Max both scoff and roll their eyes]
    • Louise: Oh, darlin', I'm so happy for you. That's great. I really am. You finally got laid properly. That's so sweet.
    • Thelma: You said you 'n' me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well, darlin', look out, 'cause my hair is comin' down!
    • Louise: Yeah, where do you get off behaving like that with women you don't even know? Huh? Huh? How'd you feel if someone did that to your mother? Or your sister? Or your wife?
    • Louise: You've always been crazy. This is just the first chance you've ever had to really express yourself.
    • Louise: Well, you get what you settle for.
    • Thelma: But, umm, I don't know, you know, something's, like, crossed over in me... and I can't go back. I mean, I just couldn't live.
    • Louise: I know. I know what you mean. Anyway, we don't wanna end up on the damn Geraldo show.
    • [last lines]
    • Thelma: Yeah. Yeah.
    • [they hug and kiss, then Louise steps on the gas; Arkansas State Police Investigator Hal Slocumb starts to chase their car on fo]
    • Max: Hey!
    • [with a cliff in front of them and cops behind them]
    • Thelma: OK, then, listen. Let's not get caught.
    • Louise: What are you talkin' about?
    • Thelma: Let's keep goin'!
    • Louise: What d'you mean?
    • Thelma: Go.
    • [Thelma nods ahead of them]
    • Louise: You sure?
    • Louise: Thelma, listen up, now. If you even think he knows, I mean, even if you're not sure, I want you to hang up, you understand?
    • [dials the number]
    • [exchanges looks with police, then answers phone]
    • Darryl: Hello.
    • Thelma: Darryl, it's me.
    • [with forced cheer]
    • Darryl: Thelma, hello!
    • [hangs up]
    • Thelma: He knows.
    • Louise: Well, we're not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.
    • [about the money]
    • Jimmy: It's a place called the Vagabond Motel. It's at 1921 North East 23rd. It's under "Peaches".
    • Louise: What?
    • Jimmy: That's the code word. I miss you, Peaches.
    • Jimmy: Did I hear somebody say "Peaches"?
    • Louise: Oh my God. Jimmy.
    • Jimmy: That's the secret word. Show the lady what she's won, Don.
    • Jimmy: I want to give you something.
    • Louise: Give it to me here.
    • [Jimmy pulls out an engagement ring]
    • Jimmy: Why don't you try it on? You didn't see that one coming, did you?
    • Louise: Why, Jimmy? Why now?
    • Jimmy: Try not to get too excited, Louise. I just flew across two states with that ring in my fuckin' hand, and uh... You know I hate to fly.
    • Louise: You remember when we first met?
    • Jimmy: They're brown.
    • Jimmy: Yeah.
    • Louise: What happened? Tell me what you said.
    • Jimmy: I said you had a nice pair of eyes.
    • Louise: And what did I say? Do you remember?
    • Jimmy: Yeah, you shut 'em. Asked me if I knew what color they were.
    • Louise: And what'd you say?
    • Jimmy: I didn't know.
    • [she covers his eyes]
    • Louise: Jimmy, what color are my eyes?
    • [sobbing]
    • State Trooper: Please! I have a wife and kids. Please!
    • Thelma: You do? Well, you're lucky. You be sweet to 'em, especially your wife. My husband wasn't sweet to me. Look how I turned out.
    • Thelma: Louise, no matter what happens, I'm glad I came with you.
    • Thelma: Louise, shoot the radio.
    • Louise: Right.
    • [she fires at the AM/FM radio]
    • Thelma: The *police* radio, Louise!
    • Louise: Damn, Jimmy. What'd you do, take some kinda pill that makes you say all the right stuff?
    • Jimmy: Yeah. I'm chokin' on it.
    • [seen on surveillance video of Thelma robbing the store as watched by Hal, Max, and Darryl]
    • Thelma: Good mornin' ladies and gentlemen. This is a robbery. Now, if nobody loses their head, nobody will lose their head. Simon says y'all lie down on the floor, please, right away. Thank you. Ma'am, would you get down? Not you, sir. Let's see who'll win a prize for keepin' their cool. Sir, will you do the honors? Take all the cash out of the drawer, put it in a paper bag.
    • Store clerk: Yes ma'am.
    • Thelma: You're gonna have an amazing story to tell your friends. If not, you'll have a tag on your toe. You decide. Hurry up. Let's go. Ma'am, would you be quiet? Sir, get down, please. Thank you. Just stay there. Just get real comfortable. Hey, uh, throw in some bottles of Wild Turkey, too, will you?
    • Store clerk: Yes ma'am.
    • Thelma: Thank you. Now, you get down, too.
    • Store clerk: Yes ma'am.
    • Thelma: Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you all for your cooperation. Now, stay down on the floor 'til I'm gone and have a good day.
    • Thelma: You awake?
    • Louise: Yeah. Now what kind of deal is that cop gonna have to come up with to beat that?
    • Thelma: Have to be pretty good.
    • Louise: Have to be pretty damn good.
    • Louise: Guess you could call it that, my eyes are open.
    • Thelma: Me too. I feel awake!
    • Louise: Good.
    • Thelma: Wide awake. I don't remember ever feeling this awake. You know what I mean? Everything looks different. You feel like that, too, like you got something to look forward to?
    • Louise: We'll be drinking margaritas by the sea, mamacita.
    • Thelma: Hey, we could change our names.
    • Louise: We could live in a hacienda.
    • Thelma: I gonna get a job. I'm gonna work at Club Med.
    • Lena, the Waitress: Neither of those two was the murdering type, Hal.
    • Thelma: I had a suggestion that we go to the police, but you didn't like that, so frankly, Louise, I'm out of ideas.
    • Louise: Well, what's the big rush, Thelma? I mean, if we give 'em enough time, they'll come to us.
    • Louise: Tell him you're having a wonderful time and you'll be home tomorrow night.
    • Thelma: Will I be?
    • Louise: I don't know. I won't.
    • [Thelma is about to toss an empty bottle out of the car]
    • Louise: Thelma, don't you litter.
    • [stopping suddenly at the edge of a cliff]
    • Thelma: What in the hell is this?
    • Louise: I don't know. I think... I think it's the goddamn Grand Canyon.
    • Thelma: Isn't it beautiful?
    • Louise: Yeah. It's something else, all right.
    • Thelma: Come on, Louise. Don't blow it.
    • [to Louise]
    • Thelma: I told you to slow down. Officer, I told her to slow down.
    • Louise: She did.
    • [gives the state trooper her license]
    • Louise: How fast was I goin'?
    • State Trooper: About 110.
    • Louise: Oh.
    • [with her gun to the state trooper's head]
    • Thelma: Now, I swear three days ago neither one of us would've *ever* pulled a stunt like this, but if you was ever to meet my husband, you'd understand why.
    • [bringing two pots of coffee to a table]
    • Louise: Decaf or regular?
    • Louise: Uh, regular.
    • Louise: You girls are kind of young to be smoking, don't ya think?
    • [girls roll their eyes]
    • Louise: Ruins your sex drive.
    • [cut to Louise smoking in the back room]
    • [the ladies are just starting off on their road trip. Thelma lifts out Darryl's pistol]
    • Thelma: Oh, Louise, umm, will you take care of this gun?
    • Louise: What in hell did you bring that for?
    • Thelma: Oh, come on! Psycho killers, or bears or snakes? I just don't know how to use it. Will you take care of it?
    • Louise: Put it away! Just, here, put it in my purse. Thelma, good lord!
    • [a little way into their driving trip, Louise is smoking, Thelma takes one of Louise's cigarettes and mimes smoking it, to her r]
    • Louise: Thelma, what are you doin'?
    • Thelma: Smokin'. Hey, I'm Louise.
    • Thelma: Wait. What? You wanna go to Mexico from Oklahoma, but you don't wanna go through Texas?
    • Louise: Thelma, you know how I feel about Texas! We're not going that way!
    • Thelma: Yeah, I know, Louise, but we're running for our lives. I mean, can't you make an exception? I mean, look at the map! The only thing between Oklahoma and Mexico is Texas! Look.
    • Louise: What did Darryl have to say?
    • Thelma: Oh, he said,
    • [in a mocking tone of voice]
    • Thelma: "Okay, Thelma, I just wanted to make sure you was all right. I sure hope you're havin' fun. You deserve it after all you've put up with me. I love you, honey."
    • [she swigs from a mini-bottle of bourbon]
    • Thelma: So, how long before we're in goddamn Mexico?
    • [realizing that Thelma has committed to journeying with her, Louise grins]
    • J.D.: I'm the great and powerful Oz. Who do you want to be?
    • Thelma: We're running for our lives - cant you make an exception?
    • Louise: Look, Thelma, you just gotta stop talking to people. You gotta stop being so open. We're fugitives now, all right? Let's start behaving like that.
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