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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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    Drink Some Rum!

    Drink Some Rum!
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    Sala: "You're high you fool, drink some rum!"
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  • The Rum Diary
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  • It's All True
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    Paul Kemp: "Puerto Rico. I came down here looking for a story, but if found the strangest paradise on Earth. It's where your secrets come to dance and the voodoo works it's magic. And if the drinking doesn't get you into trouble, the women definitely will. All of this may sound like some crazed hallucination, but it's all true - I think."

    Is it true? If so, it's definitely crazed.
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    Price of Everything

    Price of Everything
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    Paul Kemp: "Oscar Wilde once said, 'Nowadays, people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing."
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