captivating quotations from movies, television, literature and people - curated by actual geeks.
Mitch: Value this time in your life kids, because this is the time in your life when you still have your choices, and it goes by so quickly. When you’re a teenager you think you can do anything, and you do. Your twenties are a blur. Your thirties, you raise your family, you make a little money and you think to yourself, “what happened to my twenties?” Your forties, you grow a little pot belly you grow another chin. The music starts to get too loud and one of your old girlfriends from high school becomes a grandmother. Your fifties you have a minor surgery. You’ll call it a procedure, but it’s a surgery. Your sixties you have a major surgery, the music is still loud but it doesn’t matter because you can’t hear it anyway. Seventies, you and the wife retire to Fort Lauderdale, you start eating dinner at two, lunch around ten, breakfast the night before. And you spend most of your time wandering around malls looking for the ultimate in soft yogurt and muttering “how come the kids don’t call?” By your eighties, you’ve had a major stroke, and you end up babbling to some Jamaican nurse who your wife can’t stand but who you call Mama. Any questions?
Share with your friends
More from City Slickers
Arlene: You’re crazy!
Phil: That’s right! Not having sex for twelve years will do that to a person!
Mitch: Hey you now, the first time I try to talk to you, you embarrass me. So I tease you a little bit, which maybe I shouldn’t have done, so I’m sorry. But now you’re sitting over there with your knife trying to frighten me. Which…you’re doing a good job. But if you’re going to kill me, get on with it. If not, shut the hell up. I’m on vacation.
Arlene: I’m calling!
Phil: Go ahead call him, I’m sure he’s home. It’s his night to be home with the other escaped Nazis, isn’t it?
Arlene: I hate you!
Phil: I hate you more! If hate were people, I’d be China!
Curly: I just turned around and rode away.
Curly: I figured it wasn’t going to get any better than that.
Mitch: Yeah, but you could have been, you know, with her.
Curly: I’ve been with lots of women.
Mitch: Yeah, but, you know, she could have been the love of your life.
Curly: She is.
Barbara: I make you feel trapped.
Mitch: No you don’t, it’s not you.
Barbara: Well how do you think that makes me feel when I hear you say that?
Mitch: I didn’t mean you, it’s me. I – I just feel lost.