1994's Pulp Fiction is definitely a quotable movie. Quentin Tarantino's crime film, starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, contains some highly memorable dialogue that combines elements of humor - and violence. Filled with intelligent monologues and conversations, including that famous speech by Jules, Pulp Fiction was a hit with fans and with critics. The movie garnered multiple Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Travolta), Best Supporting Actor (Jackson) and Best Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman). Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Read on for some memorable Pulp Fiction quotes.
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Jules: "You read the Bible, Brett?"
Jules: "Well, there's this passage I've got memorized that sort of fits this occasion. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of the evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and goodwill, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!"
Definitely one of Samuel L. Jackson's finest moments on film.
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A Royale with Cheese
Vincent: "You know what the funniest thing about Europe is?"
Vincent: "It's the little differences. I mean they got the same s**t over there that they got here, but it's just - it's just there it's a little different."
Vincent: "Alright, well you can walk into a movie theater in Amsterdam and buy a beer. And I don't mean just like in no paper cup, I'm talking about a glass of beer. And in Paris, you can buy a beer at McDonald's. And you know what they call a, uh, a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?"
Jules: "They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?"
Vincent: "Nah, man, they got the metric system, they wouldn't know what the f**k a Quarter Pounder is."
Jules: "What do they call it?"
Vincent: "They call it a Royale with Cheese."
Jules: "Royale with Cheese."
Vincent: "Thats right."
Jules: "What do they call a Big Mac?"
Vincent: "A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it Le Big Mac."
Jules: "Le Big Mac." [laughs] "What do they call a Whopper?"
Vincent: "I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King. But, you know what they put on french fries in Holland instead of ketchup?"
Ask fans to quote you a scene from 'Pulp Fiction' and there's a good chance this is what you'll hear.
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Jules: "Now Yolanda, we're not gonna do anything stupid, are we?"
Yolanda: "You don't hurt him."
Jules: "Nobody's gonna hurt anybody. We're gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda what's Fonzie like?"
Yolanda: "He's cool."
Jules: "Correctamundo. And that's what we're gonna be. We're gonna be cool. Now Ringo, I'm gonna count to three, and when I count three, you let go of your gun, and sit your ass down. But when you do it, you do it cool. Ready? One... two... three."
[Ringo sits down opposite Jules]
Yolanda: "All right, now you let him go."
Jules: "Yolanda, I thought you said you were gonna be cool. Now when you yell at me, it makes me nervous. And when I get nervous, I get scared. And when m**********rs get scared, that's when m**********rs accidentally get shot."
Yolanda: "You just know, you touch him, you die."
Jules: "Well, that seems to be the situation. But I don't want that. And you don't want that. And Ringo here *definitely* doesn't want that."
Who can hold in a snicker when Jules says "Correctamundo?" Brilliant dialogue is a highlight of 'Pulp Fiction,' from start to finish, and Samuel L. Jackson delivers like never before.
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Fabienne: "Whose motorcycle is this?"
Butch: "It's a chopper, baby."
Fabienne: "Whose chopper is this?"
Butch: "It's Zed's."
Fabienne: "Who's Zed?"
Butch: "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."
That's right, Butch. Zed is very dead, and it's high time that you and your girlfriend GET out of town. Quickly!
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Mia: "I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do whatever I wanted. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good."
And Vincent dances. Well. The dance scene with Vincent and Mia is one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.
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Jules: "Oh, man, I will never forgive your ass for this s**t. This is some f**ked-up repugnant s**t."
Vincent: "Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits that he's wrong that he is immediately forgiven for all wrongdoings? Have you ever heard that?"
Jules: "Get the f**k out my face with that s**t! The motherf**ker that said that s**t never had to pick up itty-bitty pieces of skull on account of your dumb ass."
Vincent: "I got a threshold, Jules. I got a threshold for the abuse that I will take. Now, right now, I'm a f**kin' race car, right, and you got me the red. And I'm just sayin', I'm just sayin' that it's f**kin' dangerous to have a race car in the f**kin' red. That's all. I could blow."
Jules: "Oh! Oh! You ready to blow?"
Vincent: "Yeah, I'm ready to blow."
Jules: "Well, I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherf**ker, motherf**ker! Every time my fingers touch brain, I'm Superfly T.N.T., I'm the Guns of the Navarone! In fact, what the f**k am I doin' in the back? You're the motherf**ker who should be on brain detail! We're f**kin' switchin'! I'm washin' the windows, and you're pickin' up this n***a's skull!"
This hilarious exchange follows a rather messy killing by Vincent, and the two are trying to clean up the car. For the record, Jules is absolutely right: Vincent should be the one picking up the...remains, since he made the mess in the first place.
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Vincent: "Have you ever given a foot massage?"
Jules: [scoffs] "Don't be tellin' me about foot massages. I'm the foot f**kin' master."
Vincent: "Given a lot of 'em?"
Jules: "S**t yeah. I got my technique down and everything, I don't be ticklin' or nothin'."
Vincent: "Would you give a guy a foot massage?"
Jules: "F**k you."
Vincent: "You give them a lot?"
Jules: "F**k you."
Vincent: "You know, I'm getting kinda tired. I could use a foot massage myself."
Jules: "Man, you best back off, I'm gittin' a little pissed here."
This dialogue is a great example of the humor in 'Pulp Fiction' - so many scenes between Travolta and Jackson play this way.
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Jules: "Normally, both your asses would be dead as f**king fried chicken, but you happen to pull this s**t while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you. But I can't give you this case, it don't belong to me. Besides, I've already been through too much s**t this morning over this case to hand it over to your dumb ass."
Jules most definitely has anger issues - and he's seriously lacking in patience. He doesn't suffer fools well, now does he?