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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Parasite' (2019)

Updated November 13, 2019 3.3k votes 973 voters 50.2k views26 items

The best quotes from Parasite show why the film is among the most popular movies of the year. There are definitely some darkly funny lines and great one-liners in the film. But it is up to you to help determine the best Parasite quotes by voting on the list below.

Bong Joon-ho is the talented directed that has directed such beloved films as The HostSnow Piercer, Okja, and several others. In Parasite he tackles the idea of class stratification and poverty. There are even several lines that reference how Kim Ki-taek smells, like when Park Dong-ik says, "Like an old radish. No. You know when you boil a rag? It smells like that." Another great line is when Kim Chung-sook says "Hell, if I had all this money. I'd be nice too!" But which Parasite quotes are your favorites?

Be sure to vote up all the lines from Parasite that you found to meaningful or memorable and vote down any that you don't need to see again.

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    Plan

    Plan
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    Ki-woo: Dad?

    Ki-taek: Yeah?

    Ki-woo: What was your plan?

    Ki-taek: What are you talking about?

    Ki-woo: Before you said you had a plan. What will you do about the basement?

    Ki-taek: Ki-woo, you know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan. You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way. Look around us, did these people think 'Let's all spend the night in a gym?' But look now, everyone's sleeping on the floor, us included. That's why people shouldn't make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong and if something spins out of control, it doesn't matter. Whether you kill someone or betray your country. None of it f*cking matters. Got it?

    Ki-woo: Dad, I'm sorry.

    Ki-taek: For what?

    Ki-woo: Everything.

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    But Still Nice

    But Still Nice
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    Ki-taek: She's rich, but still nice.

    Chung-sook: Not "rich, but still nice." She's nice because she's rich. Hell, if I had all this money. I'd be nice, too!

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    Jessica, Only Child

    Jessica, Only Child
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    Ki-jeong: (reciting in a melody) Jessica, only child, Illinois, Chicago. Classmate Kim Jin-mo, he's your cousin. 

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    Self-Portrait

    Self-Portrait
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    Yeon-gyo: Da-song is an artist by nature. Look at this painting. 

    Ki-woo: It's so metaphorical. It's really strong. 

    Yeon-gyo: Strong, right? You've got an eye for this.

    Ki-woo: It's a chimpanzee, right?

    Yeon-gyo: A self-portrait. 

     

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