What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) quotes

Director
Lasse Hallström.

Cast
Johnny Depp.
Leonardo DiCaprio.
Juliette Lewis.

After his father’s death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

I’m having a birthday party, but you’re not invited, but you can come if you want.
– Arnie

Match in the gas tank, *boom* *boom*!
– Arnie

Tell me what you want, as fast as it comes to you.
– Becky
Uhh…
– Gilbert
Okay?
– Becky
‘Kay.
– Gilbert
Okay. What do you want?
– Becky
Faster!
– Becky
Okay. I want a new thing. House. I want a new house. And a family.
– Gilbert
I want Momma to take aerobics classes. I want Ellen to grow up. I want a new brain for Arnie. I want…
– Gilbert
What do you want for you? Just for you?
– Becky
I want to be a good person.
– Gilbert

God, Arnie, you’re getting so big. Pretty soon I ain’t gonna be able to carry you no more.
– Gilbert
No, you’re getting littler, Gilbert. You’re getting littler, you’re shrinking! You’re shrinking, Gilbert, you’re shrinking! Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking!
– Arnie Grape

Good night to you but not me.
– Arnie Grape

You don’t hurt Arnie, you just don’t.
– Gilbert

I love the sky. It’s so limitless.
– Becky
It is big. It’s very big.
– Gilbert
Big doesn’t even sum it up, right? That word big is so small.
– Becky

I killed him Gilbert , I killed him!
– Arnie Grape

You’re my knight in shimmering armor. Did you know that?
– Momma
I think you mean shining.
– Gilbert
No shimmering. You shimmer, and you glow.
– Momma

I’m not gonna let her be a joke.
– Gilbert

I could go at any time.
– Arnie Grape

I had a nice time tonight.
– Gilbert
I know.
– Becky

Bobby, how’s business?
– Gilbert
Oh, not good… nobody’s dying.
– Bobby

You left, and I hate that. You know I hate that.
– Momma

We don’t really move. I mean, we’d like to, but… my mom is sort of attached to the house. Attached is, I guess, not the right word. She’s pretty much wedged in.
– Gilbert

Is it too much to ask to see this boy turn eighteen?
– Momma