The Graduate (1967) quotes

Director
Mike Nichols.

Cast
Dustin Hoffman.
Anne Bancroft.
Katharine Ross.

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Oh, my God!
– Benjamin
Pardon?
– Mrs. Robinson
Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. Oh no.
– Benjamin
What’s wrong?
– Mrs. Robinson
Mrs. Robinson, you didn’t… I mean, you didn’t expect…
– Benjamin
What?
– Mrs. Robinson
I mean, you didn’t really think I’d do something like THAT.
– Benjamin
Like what?
– Mrs. Robinson
What do you think?
– Benjamin
Well, I don’t know.
– Mrs. Robinson
For God’s sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You… put on music. Now, you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won’t be home for hours.
– Benjamin
So?
– Mrs. Robinson
Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me!
– Benjamin
Huh?
– Mrs. Robinson
Aren’t you?
– Benjamin

What makes you think she wants to marry you?
– Mrs. Braddock
Oh, she doesn’t. To be perfectly honest, she doesn’t like me.
– Benjamin

Benjamin, I am not trying to seduce you.
– Mrs. Robinson
I know that, but please, Mrs. Robinson, this is difficult…
– Benjamin
Would you like me to seduce you?
– Mrs. Robinson
What?
– Benjamin
Is that what you’re trying to tell me?
– Mrs. Robinson
I’m going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it, but I’m going home right now.
– Benjamin

Mrs. Robinson, if you don’t mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.
– Benjamin

Ben, what are you doing?
– Mr. Braddock
Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool.
– Benjamin
Why?
– Mr. Braddock
Well, it’s very comfortable just to drift here.
– Benjamin
Have you thought about graduate school?
– Mr. Braddock
No.
– Benjamin
Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?
– Mr. Braddock
You got me.
– Benjamin

Look, maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?
– Benjamin

Do you need any gas, Father?
– Gas station attendant

It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.
– Benjamin

Benjamin.
– Mrs. Robinson
Yes?
– Benjamin
Isn’t there something you want to tell me?
– Mrs. Robinson
Tell you?
– Benjamin
Yes.
– Mrs. Robinson
Well, I want you to know how much I appreciate this. Really.
– Benjamin
The number.
– Mrs. Robinson
What?
– Benjamin
The room number, Benjamin. I think you ought to tell me that.
– Mrs. Robinson
Oh, you’re absolutely right. It’s 568.
– Benjamin
Thank you.
– Mrs. Robinson
You’re welcome. Well… I’ll see you later, Mrs. Robinson.
– Benjamin

Are you here for an affair, sir?
– Room Clerk
What?
– Benjamin
The Singleman party, sir?
– Room Clerk
Ah, yes, the Singleman party.
– Benjamin

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
– Mr. McGuire
Yes, sir.
– Benjamin
Are you listening?
– Mr. McGuire
Yes, I am.
– Benjamin
Plastics.
– Mr. McGuire
Exactly how do you mean?
– Benjamin
There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
– Mr. McGuire

Elaine, it’s too late!
– Mrs. Robinson
Not for me!
– Elaine