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The Funniest Quotes From 'How to Build a Girl'

May 12, 2020 124 votes 24 voters18 items

If you've seen the movie, this is your chance to vote for the best How to Build a Girl quotes. The film has plenty of funny lines and witty one liners from its quirky lead character. At the same time, there's a big heart inside this comedy, which looks at both the impact of music and the way people sometimes try to reinvent themselves.

Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein plays Johanna Morrigan, a teenage girl with a vivid imagination. She often fantasizes that posters and pictures of famous people speak to her or offer advice. After writing a music review for a local publication, she decides that she wants to enter the world of rock fandom. Johanna changes her look and comes up with a new name for herself. As "Dolly Wilde," she moves to London and begins positioning herself as a serious music journalist - albeit one obsessed as much with fame and fortune as with talent. Eventually, Johanna/Dolly has to decide whether this new persona is true to her core self.

How to Build a Girl was directed by Coky Giedroyc, a television director making her feature debut here. The screenplay was written by Caitlin Moran, based on her own best-selling semi-autobiographical novel. 

Vote up the most memorable How to Build a Girl quotes from the list below. 

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    Mooing Down A Pipe

    Mooing Down A Pipe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Quotes From 'How to Build a Girl'
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    Johanna Morrigan: Hippies, be honest. There’s no such thing as a digeridoo player. That man is mooing down a pipe.

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    Someone Who Has A Car

    Someone Who Has A Car is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Quotes From 'How to Build a Girl'
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    Johanna Morrigan: I want to burn! I want to explode! I want to have sexual intercourse with someone who has a car! 

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    Elvis

    Elvis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Quotes From 'How to Build a Girl'
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    Amanda Watson: This, we would like to run in the next issue.

    Johanna Morrigan: Thank you. Thank you very much, ma'am.

    Amanda Watson: Are you, in fact, pretending to be Elvis right now?

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    The Wrong Things

    The Wrong Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Quotes From 'How to Build a Girl'
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    Johanna Morrigan: What do you do when you've built yourself, only to realize you've built yourself with the wrong things? 

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