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Rum Diary Movie Quotes

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'The Rum Diary' movie quotes include numerous lines from Hunter S. Thompson's classic novel, adapted for the big screen in 2011. Not surprisingly, Johnny Depp, as freelance writer Paul Kemp, utters some of the best quotes in the 'Rum Diary' film. This list includes some of the most memorable quotes from 'The Rum Diary,' so be sure to vote up your personal favorites. If you see a quote that's missing, definitely add it!

Writer Paul Kemp's decision to take a job at a Puerto Rican newspaper in the late-1950s proves fateful, as he's drawn into a seedy world filled with greedy American entrepreneurs who are eager to make big money from the island's abundant, undeveloped land. 'The Rum Diary' movie is directed by Bruce Robinson and also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli and Aaron Eckhart.

'The Rum Diary' grossed just over $13 million in the weeks after it's theatrical release on October 28, 2011. 'The Rum Diary' DVD was expected to be released on February 14, 2012.

So what are the best Rum Diary quotes? That's up to you to decide.

For more great lists of blockbuster movie quotes, check out these lists for the best lines from 'The Ides of March,' '50/50,' 'The Muppets,' 'Hugo,' 'Arthur Christmas,' 'Jack and Jill,' 'Happy Feet Two,' 'Tower Heist,' 'Moneyball,' 'Contagion' and 'Red State.'
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    Lotterman: "How much do you drink?"
    Paul Kemp: "The upper end of social."

    As in, more than 150 hotel miniatures. Way more.
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    Paul Kemp: "Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that claim a God, and the only living things that behave like they haven't got one."
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    The Truth

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    Paul Kemp: "How the hell did I get here? I could blame the job, the booze - but the truth is even more outrageous."

    And also? Blame the girl. And probably the illicit drug use.
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    Mermaid from Connecticut

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    Paul Kemp: "I thought maybe you were a mermaid."
    Chenault: "I'm from Connecticut. My boyfriend's making a speech. It takes exactly 21 minutes."
    Paul Kemp: "Well then I guess it's pointless me inviting you for a drink."
    Chenault: "What you got?"
    Paul Kemp: "I mean at the bar."
    Chenault: "Pointless. I'd better go before they wonder where I went."
    Paul Kemp: "Wait a minute, what's your name?"
    Chenault: "Let's keep that a secret."
    Paul Kemp: "I don't even know it."
    Chenault: "Well then you'll keep it even better."
    Paul Kemp: "Well your star sign! I'm an experienced astronomer."
    Chenault: "Try Pisces, the fish."
    Paul Kemp: "Oh God, why did she have to happen? Just when I was doing so good without her..."

    Yes, it's probably not good that Chenault had to happen. Especially since she's Sanderson's fiance.
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