The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes

The best Good Will Hunting quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Good Will Hunting, with the help of your votes. Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting was directed by Gus Van Sant and released in 1997.

What are your favorite lines from Good Will Hunting? One of the memorable one-liners was when Sean said, "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." Another great line from Good Will Hunting is, "Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?" spoken by Will.

Vote up your top Good Will Hunting quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

  • 1
    21 VOTES

    Them Apples

    Will: (talking through glass windows) Do you like apples?

    Clark: Yeah.

    Will: Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?


    21 votes
  • 2
    15 VOTES

    We Could Just Step Outside

    Chuckie: Are we gonna have a problem here?

    Clark: No, no, no, no! There's no problem here. I was just hoping you might give me some insight into the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies. My contention is that prior to the Revolutionary War, the economic modalities, especially in the southern colonies, could be most aptly described as agrarian pre-capitalist.

    Will: Of course that's your contention. You're a first-year grad student; you just got finished reading some Marxian historian, Pete Garrison probably. You're gonna be convinced of that 'till next month when you get to James Lemon. Then you're going to be talking about how the economies of Virginia and Pennsylvania were entrepreneurial and capitalist way back in 1740. That's gonna last until next year; you're gonna be in here regurgitating Gordon Wood, talkin' about, you know, the pre-revolutionary utopia and the capital-forming effects of military mobilization.

    Clark: Well, as a matter of fact, I won't, because Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social...

    Will: "Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social distinctions predicated upon wealth, especially inherited wealth"? You got that from Vickers' "Work in Essex County," page 98, right? Yeah, I read that too. Were you gonna plagiarize the whole thing for us? Do you have any thoughts of your own on this matter? Or do you, is that your thing, you come into a bar, read some obscure passage and then pretend - you pawn it off as your own, as your own idea just to impress some girls, embarrass my friend?

    Will: See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin' on your own and you're going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don't do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a f*ckin' education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!

    Clark: Yeah, but I will have a degree. And you'll be servin' my kids fries at a drive-thru on our way to a skiing trip.

    Will: That may be, but at least I won't be unoriginal. But I mean, if you have a problem with that, I mean, we could just step outside - we could figure it out.

    Clark: No, man, there's no problem. It's cool.


    15 votes
  • 3
    6 VOTES

    First Step

    Sean: You'll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you're afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.


    6 votes
  • 4
    6 VOTES


    Skylar: Do you have lots of brothers and sisters?

    Will: I'm Irish Catholic, what do you think?

    Skylar: But how many?

    Will: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

    Skylar: Why? Go on, what, 5? 7? 8? How many?

    Will: I have 12 big brothers.

    Skylar: You do not have 12 brothers.

    Will: I swear to God, I swear to God, I'm lucky 13 right here.

    Skylar: Do you know all their names?

    Will: Do I... yeah, they're my brothers.

    Skylar: What are they called?

    Will: Marky, Ricky, Danny, Terry, Mikey, Davey, Timmy, Tommy, Joey, Robby, Johnny, and Brian.

    Skylar: Say it again.

    Will: Marky, Ricky, Danny, Terry, Mikey, Davey, Timmy, Tommy, Joey, Robby, Johnny, and Brian.

    Skylar: ...and Willy.

    Will: Willy? Will...

    6 votes
  • 5
    6 VOTES

    Defense Mechanism

    Sean: He pushes people away before they get a chance to leave him. It's a defense mechanism. And for 20 years he's been alone because of that. And if you push him right now, it's gonna be the same thing all over again and I'm not gonna let that happen to him.

    6 votes
  • 6
    6 VOTES

    Mic's Still On

    Will: You know, I was on this plane once. And I'm sittin' there and the captain comes on and he does his whole, "We'll be cruising at 35,000 feet," then he puts the mic down but he forgets to turn it off. Then he turns to the copilot and goes, "You know, all I could go for right now is a f*ckin' blow job and a cup of coffee." So the stewardess f*ckin' goes bombin' up from the back of the plane to tell him the mic's still on, and this guy behind me goes, "Hey, hon, don't forget the coffee!"


    6 votes