Quotes from the Movie "American Beauty"


Lester Burnham: Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.


Lester Burnham: I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility.


Lester Burnham: That's my wife, Carolyn. See the way the handle on her pruning shears matches her gardening clogs? That's not an accident.


Lester Burnham: We've met before, but something tells me you're going to remember me this time.


Lester Burnham: 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!


Lester Burnham: I want to look good naked!


Lester Burnham: You're one to talk, you bloodless, money-grubbing freak.


Lester Burnham: My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood; this is my street; this is my life. I am 42 years old; in less than a year I will be dead. Of course I don't know that yet, and in a way, I am dead already.


Lester Burnham: Look at me, jerking off in the shower, this will be the high point of my day. It's all downhill from here.


Jane Burnham: I know you think my dad's harmless, but you're wrong.


Ricky Fitts: My dad thinks I paid for all this with catering jobs. Never underestimate the power of denial.


Angela Hayes: You total slut, you have a crush on him. You're defending him, you love him, you wanna have, like, ten thousand of his babies.


Carolyn Burnham: Fuck me, your majesty!


Carolyn Burnham: Honey, I'm so proud of you. I watched you very closely, and you didn't screw up once!


Carolyn Burnham: You ungrateful little brat! Just look at everything you have. When I was your age, we... lived in a duplex! We didn't even have our own house!


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