'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' movie quotes include some of the best, most memorable dialogue from this 2012 comedy film starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as Dodge and Penny, two people thrown together in the wake of impending doom. An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, bringing with it near certain destruction. Dodge and Penny's unlikely relationship seems to bring out the best in both of them, as they struggle to deal with what's happening. See a favorite quote from 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' on this list? Vote it up! And be sure to add any quotes you think are missing.
In 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,' Dodge (Carell) heads off in search of high high school love, after his wife leaves him. Everyone is acting irrationally, it seems, with news that an asteroid that could destroy the Earth is coming. Along the way, Dodge meets and befriends Penny (Knightley), his free-spirited neighbor. Together, Dodge and Penny try to sort through their feelings as the whole world, it seems, goes nuts -- and time begins to run out.'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' also stars Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Melanie Lynskey and Patton Oswalt. 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is the directorial debut of Lorene Scafaria, the screenwriter for 2008's 'Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist.'
Apocalypse Levels the Field
Dodge's friend Roache (Patton Oswalt) is taking full advantage of what he says is a leveled playing field with women. No one cares about tomorrow - it's all about the immediate, the here and now.
Roache (to Dodge): "I've been with a different girl every day. And they don't care about getting pregnant, they don't care about diseases or if you're going to call them back or can you provide for them or are you related, alright? And, it's like the apocalypse has leveled the field, man."
Despite their best efforts, the government has failed to intercept/destroy an asteroid that's hurtling straight toward Earth. It means almost certain doom for everyone, but it's comforting to know that even in the face of near-certain disaster, classic rock will survive.
Radio Announcer: "The final mission to save mankind has failed...the 70 mile wide asteroid known as 'Matilda' is set to collide with Earth in exactly three weeks time, and we'll be bringing you our countdown to the end of days, along with all your classic rock favorites."
When Dodge's wife leaves him, he decides to try and track down the first woman he ever loved: his high school sweetheart. Penny decides to accompany him on his journey.
Dodge: "What are you doing? Penny, this really doesn't involve you."
Penny: "I said I was going to get you there, I'm going to get you there so, where was the last place you saw her?"
Dodge: "Where was she 18 years ago? Look, you don't need to spend the last days of your life with a total stranger."
Penny: "You're not a total stranger, and these aren't my last days."
Dodge: "Oh, you're a survivalist?"
Penny: "No, I'm not a survivalist, I'm an optimist."
That Sounds Nice
Penny is Dodge's free-spirited neighbor. While Dodge decides to do a furniture move in his apartment as part of his 'end of days' plan, Penny's thinking orgies...
Penny: "So, what are you doing with the rest of your life?"
Dodge: "Catching up on some 'me' time, find God, maybe move around some chairs..."
Penny: "Well, maybe I'll run into you at an orgy or something."
Dodge: "That sounds nice."