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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