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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing quotes

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Frances "Baby" Houseman
Johnny Castle
Multiple Characters
Penny Johnson

Johnny Castle: You trying to kill me? You gotta concentrate! Is that your idea of fun?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns. I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it.
Johnny Castle: Well, let's get outta here.

Lisa Houseman: God, I'm so sick of this rain. Remind me never to take my honeymoon at Niagara Falls.
Marjorie Houseman: So, you go to Acapulco. It'll be fun.
Lisa Houseman: Where is my brige iridescent lipstick? I know I put it in this drawer.
Marjorie Houseman: Baby, where are you going in this weather?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: [lying] Uh, they're having charades in the west lobby.
Lisa Houseman: Oh, quite the little joiner, aren't we?

Lisa Houseman: I decided to go all the way with Robbie.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: No, Lisa, not with someone like him.
Lisa Houseman: Do you think if we came back for a ten-year anniversary, it would be free?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: It's just wrong this way. It should be with someone... someone that you sort of love.
Lisa Houseman: Come on. You don't care about me. You wouldn't care if I humped the entire army... as long as we were on the right side Ho Chi Minh trail. What you care about is that you're not Daddy's girl anymore. He listens when I talk now, and you hate that.

Marjorie Houseman: Look at all this leftover food. Are there still starving children in Europe?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Try Southeast Asia, Ma.
Marjorie Houseman: Right.
Jake Houseman: Robbie, Baby wants to send her leftover pot roast to Southeast Asia, so anything you don't finish, you wrap up. Max, our Baby's going to change the world.
Max Kellerman: [to Lisa] And what are you going to do, missy?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, Lisa's gonna decorate it.
Robbie Gould: I think she already does.
Max Kellerman: Doc, I want you to meet somebody, my grandson, Neil. Goes to the Cornell School of Hotel Management.
Jake Houseman: Baby's starting Mount Holyoke in the fall.
Neil Kellerman: Oh, great.

Max Kellerman: Well, Doc, after all these years, I finally got you up on my mountain.
Jake Houseman: So how's the blood pressure, Max?
Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know that if it wasn't for this man, I would be standing here dead. Billy, get the bags.
Billy Kostecki: Right away, Doc. Right away.
Max Kellerman: I got the best cabin for you and your beautiful girls. There's a merengue class in the gazebo in the next few minutes. The greatest teacher, used to be a Rockette.
Marjorie Houseman: It's his first real vacation in six years, Max. Take it easy.
Max Kellerman: Three weeks here, it'll feel like a year.

Neil Kellerman: I love your watch your hair blowing in the breeze.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Maybe my parents are looking for me.
Neil Kellerman: Baby, don't worry. If they think you're with me, they'll be the happiest parents at Kellerman's. I have to say it. I'm known as the catch of the county.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: I'm sure you are.
Neil Kellerman: Only last week, I took a girl away from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me, "What does he have that I don't have?" And she said, "Two hotels."

Neil Kellerman: Johnny, my grandfather put me in charge of the final show. I want talk to you about the last dance. I'd like to shape things up a bit. You know move with the times.
Johnny Castle: Yeah, I've got a lot of ideas. I've been working with the staff kids on this between the Cuban rhythm and soul dancing.
Neil Kellerman: Whoa, boy. You're just way over your head here. Now, I thought you always do the mambo, huh? Why not dance this year's final dance... to the pachenga?
Johnny Castle: Right.
Neil Kellerman: Well, you're free to do the same, tired number as last year if you want, but next year, we'll find another dance person who'll only be too happy--
Johnny Castle: Sure, Neil, no problem. We'll end the season with the pachenga. Great idea.
Neil Kellerman: [to Baby] Sometimes he's hard to talk to, but the ladies seem to like him. See that he gives you the full half-hour you're paying him for, kid.

Neil Kellerman: Where's Penny? Everyone's been asking for her.
Johnny Castle: What do you mean, where's Penny? She's taking a break, she needs a break.
Neil Kellerman: As long as it's not an all-night break. [to Baby] Come on, doll. Let's take a walk.

Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doing?
Johnny Castle: Don't worry about Max. I'll tell him your grandma died or something.
Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never to get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle: [long silence] I know what I'm doing, Penny.
Penny Johnson: You listen to me; you've got to stop it, now.

Robbie Gould: Just where do you get off telling me what's right?
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You can't just leave her, I mean.
Robbie Gould: I didn't spend all summer long toasting bagels just to bail out some little chick who probably balled every guy in the place.
[Baby is pouring water into glasses for Robbie]
Robbie Gould: A little precision please, Baby... Some people count and some people don't. [brings out a copy of The Fountainhead from his pocket] Read it. I think it's a book you'll enjoy, but make sure you return it. I have notes in the margin.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from sister or I'll have you fired. [pours the jug of water on Robbie's crotch]

Robbie Gould: You think you can keep that straight, Johnny? What you can and can't lay your hands on.
Johnny Castle: Just put your pickle on everybody's place, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.

[first lines]
Lisa Houseman: Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought my coral shoes. You said I was taking to much!
Marjorie Houseman: Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.
Lisa Houseman: But the coral shoes match that dress!
Jake Houseman: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine or police dogs used in Birmingham.
Frances "Baby" Houseman: Monks burning themselves in protest.
Lisa Houseman: Butt out, Baby.

[last lines]
Jake Houseman: I know you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble.
Johnny Castle: Yeah.
Jake Houseman: When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong. [to Baby] You look wonderful out there.

[to Baby] Look, I just want you to know that I don't sleep around, whatever might have told you. And I thought that he loved me. I thought it was something special. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that.

[to her father] I told I was telling the truth, daddy. I'm sorry I lied to you, but you lied too. You told me everyone was alike and deserved a fair break. But you meant everyone who was like you. You told you wanted to change the world, to make it better. But you meant by becoming a lawyer or an economist and marrying someone from Harvard. I'm not proud of myself, but I'm in this family too. You can't keep giving me the silent treatment. There are a lot of things about me that aren't what you thought. But if you love me, you have to love all the things about me, and I love you. I'm sorry I let you down, I'm so sorry, daddy. But you let me down too.