Boogie Nights (1997) quotes

Director
Paul Thomas Anderson.

Cast
Mark Wahlberg.
Julianne Moore.
Burt Reynolds.

The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

What can you expect when you’re on top? You know? It’s like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it’s history repeating itself all over again.
– Dirk

I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That’s just me. That’s just something that I enjoy.
– Floyd Gondolli

Little Bill.
– Kurt Longjohn
Hey. Kurt. What’s up?
– Little Bill
What’s wrong with you?
– Kurt Longjohn
Ah… my fuckin’ wife, man, she’s over there… she’s got some idiot’s dick in her, people standing around watching – it’s a fuckin’ embarassment.
– Little Bill
Yeah. Yeah. I know. Anyway, listen.
– Kurt Longjohn
Yeah.
– Little Bill
For the shoot – I wanna talk about the look. I wanted to see about getting this new zoom lens…
– Kurt Longjohn
Right.
– Little Bill
I wondered if we’d be able to look into getting some more lights, too, y’know…
– Kurt Longjohn
Jack wants a minimal-thing…
– Little Bill
Right, well, very often, minimal means a lot more photographically than I think, well… than I think most people understand…
– Kurt Longjohn
I understand.
– Little Bill
No, no. Hey. I know you understand, I was talking about some other people.
– Kurt Longjohn
Well, I think what Jack is talking about is minimal, not really “natural”, but minimal…
– Little Bill
Okay… fine… I was just saying…
– Kurt Longjohn
I understand…
– Little Bill
’cause I’m trying to give each picture it’s own look…
– Kurt Longjohn
Can we talk about this later?
– Little Bill
Oh, yeah… you have to go somewhere… or…?
– Kurt Longjohn
Well, no, yeah… I mean…
– Little Bill
‘Cause I was hoping to, y’know, for the shoot tomorrow, we could send Rocky down and he could pick it up…
– Kurt Longjohn
Kurt.
– Little Bill
No. Hey. Gotcha. You’ve gotta go somewhere so – hey – what the fuck? It’s only the fucking photography of the movie we’re talking about.
– Kurt Longjohn
My fucking wife has an ass in her cock over in the driveway, alright? I’m sorry if my thoughts aren’t with the photography of the film we’re shooting tomorrow, Kurt, OK?
– Little Bill
OK. No big deal. Sorry.
– Kurt Longjohn

You still hungry?
– Dirk
Starving.
– Jessie St. Vincent
Then feast on that.
– Dirk

Amber, are you my mom? I’m gonna ask you, okay? And you say yes, okay? Amber, are you my mom?
– Rollergirl
Yes, sweetie.
– Amber Waves

Do these characters have a name?
– Jack Horner
The guy’s name is Brock Landers.
– Dirk
And his partner is Chest Rockwell.
– Reed Rothchild
Those are some great names.
– Jack Horner

You’re not the boss of me, Jack. You’re not the king of Dirk. I’m the boss of me. I’m the king of me. I’m Dirk Diggler. I’m the star. It’s my big dick and I say when we roll.
– Dirk

I wanna fuck. It’s my fucking big dick. Who wants to fuck?
– Dirk

Want to hear a poem I wrote? “I love you, you love me. Going down the sugar tree. We’ll go down the sugar tree, and see lots of bees: playing, playing. But the bees won’t sting, because you love me.” That’s it.
– Reed Rothchild

We’re about to make film history, right here… on videotape.
– Jack Horner

I know fucking karate.
– Dirk

[last lines]
I’ve been around this block twice now. Looking for something. A clue. I’ve been looking for clues and something led me back here. Yeah. So here I am. It could have been me, the one who was at Ringo’s place when the shit went down. Hey. I know how it is. I’ve been there. We’ve all done bad things. We’ve all had those guilty feelings in our heart. I’m going to take your brain out of your head and wash it and scrub it and make it clean. I don’t know. But I’m going to have to settle this. First we’re going to check the hole and see what we can find. We’re going to get nice and wet, and you’re going to spread your legs. Oh, that’s good. So you know me. You know my reputation. Thirteen inches of tough load, I don’t treat you gently. That’s right. I’m Brock Landers. So I’m going to be nice. So I’m going to be nice. So I’m going to be nice, I’m going to ask you one more time. Where the fuck is Ringo? I am a star. I’m a star, I’m a star, I’m a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That’s right.
– Dirk

Aren’t you gonna take your skates off?
– Dirk
I never take my skates off.
– Rollergirl

I’m ready to shoot RIGHT NOW!
– Dirk

I can’t. I just can’t get it hard. I just can’t. I’m sorry.
– Dirk
You shouldn’t do this sorta thing, faggot.
– Surfer

I’m a fuggin’ idiot. I’m a fuggin’ idiot. Fuggin’ idiot, fuggin’ idiot, fuggin’ idiot…
– Scotty

Yeah, well this is imported Italian nylon.
– Dirk

The story sucks them in.
– Jack Horner

See this system here? This is Hi-Fi… high fidelity. What that means is that it’s the highest quality fidelity.
– Buck Swope

You don’t ever disrespect me. FUCKER! YOU NEVER DISRESPECT ME, YOU FUCKER!
– Rollergirl

I have other interests. I’m a magician.
– Reed Rothchild

I got a feeling that behind those jeans is something wonderful just waiting to get out.
– Jack Horner

Jack, I was thinking about my name, y’know?
– Eddie Adams
Yeah?
– Jack Horner
I was wondering if you had any ideas.
– Eddie Adams
I’ve got a few, but you tell me.
– Jack Horner
Well, my idea was, y’know, I want a name, I want it so it can cut glass, y’know, razor sharp.
– Eddie Adams
Tell me.
– Jack Horner
When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign – it just blows up because the name is so powerful… It says, “Dirk Diggler.”
– Eddie Adams

What the fuck are you doing?
– Little Bill
What the fuck does it look like I’m doing?
– Little Bill’s wife

Oh, that’s Cosmo… he’s Chinese.
– Rahad Jackson

Hey, are those lizard?
– Reed Rothchild
No, they’re Italian. I’m gonna fuckin’ buy these.
– Dirk