Whiplash (2014) quotes

Director
Damien Chazelle.

Cast
Miles Teller.
J.K. Simmons.
Melissa Benoist.

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.

There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “good job”.
Terence Fletcher

[to Connelly] HEY, FUCK OFF JOHNY UTAH! TURN MY PAGES, BITCH!
– Andrew

Nieman, you earned the part. Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?
– Terence Fletcher

[Repeated line] Not quite my tempo.
– Terence Fletcher

I was there to push people beyond what’s expected of them. I believe that’s an absolute necessity.
– Terence Fletcher

You got any friends, Andy?
Uncle Frank
No.
Andrew
Oh, why’s that?
Uncle Frank
I don’t know, I just never really saw the use.
Andrew
Well, who are you going to play with otherwise? Lennon and McCartney, they were school buddies, am I right?
Uncle Frank
Charlie Parker didn’t know anybody ’til Jo Jones threw a cymbal at his head.
Andrew
So that’s your idea of success, huh?
Uncle Frank
I think being the greatest musician of the 20th century is anybody’s idea of success.
Andrew
Dying broke and drunk and full of heroin at the age of 34 is not exactly my idea of success.
Jim
I’d rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.
Andrew
Ah, but your friends will remember you, that’s the point.
Uncle Frank
None of us were friends with Charlie Parker. *That’s* the point.
Andrew
Travis and Dustin? They have plenty of friends and plenty of purpose.
Uncle Frank
I’m sure they’ll make great school board presidents someday.
Andrew
Oh, that’s what this is all about? You think you’re better than us?
Dustin
You catch on quick. Are you in Model UN?
Andrew
I got a reply for you, Andrew. You think Carleton football’s a joke? Come play with us.
Travis
Four words you will never hear from the NFL.
Andrew
Who wants dessert?
Aunt Emma

For the record, Metz wasn’t out of tune. You were, Erickson, but he didn’t know and that’s bad enough.
– Terence Fletcher

I can still fucking see you, Mini Me!
– Terence Fletcher

And here comes mister gay pride of the Upper West Side himself. Unfortunately, this is not a Bette Midler concert, we will not be serving Cosmopolitans and Baked Alaska, so just play faster than you give fucking hand jobs, will you please?
– Terence Fletcher

That is not your boyfriend’s dick. Do not come early.
– Terence Fletcher

If you want the fucking part, earn it!
– Terence Fletcher

You think I’m fucking stupid? I know it was you.
– Terence Fletcher

I never really had a Charlie Parker. But I tried. I actually fucking tried. And that’s more than most people ever do.
– Terence Fletcher