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The Best American Graffiti Quotes  

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The best American Graffiti quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from American Graffiti, with the help of your votes. Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, American Graffiti was directed by George Lucas and released in 1973.

What is your favorite American Graffiti quote? One memorable line was when Laurie said, "You know, it doesn't make sense to leave home to look for home, to give up a life to find a new life, to say goodbye to friends you love just to find new friends." Another great line from American Graffiti is, "You chicken fink... After all we went through to get accepted? We're finally getting out of this turkey town and now you want to crawl back into your cell - right? You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever," spoken by Steve.

Vote up your top American Graffiti quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

Wait A Minute is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Graffiti Quotes
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Wait A Minute

Blonde: Curt?
Curt: Yes, yes, this is Curt. Who are you?
Blonde: Who are you expecting?
Curt: Do you drive a white T-bird?
Blonde: A white '56. I saw you on Third Street...
Curt: Who are you? Do you know me?
Blonde: Of course.
Curt: How do you know me?
Blonde: It's not important.
Curt: It's important. It's important to me. You're the most beautiful, exciting thing I've ever seen in my life and I don't know anything about you. Listen, listen, listen, uh, uhm, uh, could we meet someplace?
Blonde: I cruise Third Street. Maybe I'll see you tonight.
Curt: No, I don't think so.
Blonde: Curt...
Curt: Tell me your name, at least tell me your name.
Blonde: Goodbye, Curt.
Curt: Wait a minute. Wait a second. 

 

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Seventeen Forever

Curt: I don't think I'm gonna be going tomorrow.
Steve: You chicken fink... After all we went through to get accepted? We're finally getting out of this turkey town and now you want to crawl back into your cell - right? You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever.

 

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Wait A Second

Terry: You know, I think you're really neat.
Debbie: Wait a second.
Terry: I'm sorry. It's just...

 

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Here's Enough For A Pint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Graffiti Quotes
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Here's Enough For A Pint

Terry: Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in... in a flood and I'd like to get some Old Harper, hard stuff. Would you mind buying a bottle for me?
Bum at Liquor Store: Why certainly! I lost my wife, too - her name wasn't Idy, though, and it wasn't in a flood - but I know what ya...
Terry: Thanks, here's enough for a pint.

 

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