In tribute to Harold Ramis, I decided to watch Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 this week. It's been a few years since I've seen them, so I thought it would be fun to do a blog post with my favorite quotes from the movies.
-“Back off, man…I’m a scientist.”-Peter Venkman
-Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book-stacking, just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
Peter Venkman: You’re right. No human being would stack books like this.
-“You’re not gonna lose the house. Everyone has three mortgages nowadays.”-Peter Venkman
-Janine Melnitz: Do you have any hobbies?
Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
-Dana Barrett: Well, of course I’m telling the truth. Who would make up a story like that?
Peter Venkman: Some are people who just want attention. Others are just nutballs who come in off the street.
-Dana Barrett: You know, you don’t act like a scientist.
Peter Venkman: They’re usually pretty stiff.
Dana Barrett: You’re more like a game show host.
-“He slimed me.”-Peter Venkman
-Egon Spengler.: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you…don’t cross the streams.
Peter Venkman: Why?
Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
-“If there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.”-Winston Zeddemore
-“I don’t have to take this abuse from you. I got hundreds of people dying to abuse me.”-Peter Venkman
-“She’s not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she’s a client and because she sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers.”-Peter Venkman
-“Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say yes!”-Winston Zeddemore
-“This chick is toast!”-Peter Venkman
-“Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.”-Peter Venkman
-“Nobody steps on a church in my town!”-Peter Venkman
-“We’ve been going about this all wrong…we get this guy laid, we won’t have any trouble.”-Peter Venkman
-Prosecutor: Dr. Venkman, would you please tell the court why it is that you and your co-defendants took it upon yourselves to dig a very big hole in the middle of First Avenue?
Peter Venkman: Well, there’s so many holes in First Avenue, we really didn’t think anyone would notice.
-Louis Tully: My guys are still under a judicial “mis-strangement” order, that blue thing I got from her. They could be exposing themselves.
Peter Venkman: And you don’t want us exposing ourselves.
-“We’re the best! We’re the beautiful! We’re the only…Ghostbusters!”-Peter Venkman
-Peter Venkman: Dana’s just come over to my place. Well, actually her-her tub tried to eat her.
Ray Stantz: Are you serious? Oh, that’s great!
-Dana Barrett: It’s so late, I really ought to put him down.
Peter Venkman: May I?
Dana Barrett: Yeah, if you want to.
Peter Venkman: You’re short, your belly button sticks out too far, and you’re a terrible burden on your poor mother.
-Dana Barrett: So what happened with my apartment?
Peter Venkman: Well, the guys spent the whole night there. They went through all your things, your personal stuff. They tried on some of your clothes, made some long-distance phone calls, cleaned out the fridge…
-Janine Melnitz: You’re very good with children.
Louis Tully: Thanks, I practiced on my hamster.
-“I used to have a roommate, but my mom moved to Florida.”-Louis Tully
-“If we don’t do something fast, this whole place is gonna blow like a frog on a hot plate.”-Ray Stantz
-Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker’s God-given right.”-The Mayor of New York