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The Best 'Austin Powers' Movie Quotes

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1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery introduced fans to Mike Myers's wild and wacky character, Austin Powers. The spoof of the James Bond films went on to be a huge cult hit with comedy movie fans. Within a few years, several other Austin Powers films followed: 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember

Just as with the films of his predecessor, James Bond, all of the Austin Powers movies contain a lot of memorable quotes - but the first is by far the most quotable of the bunch. Remember the first time you heard Austin utter "Groovy, baby?" Yeah, we do too. Check out some more of the best quotes from Austin Powers.

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    Dr. Evil Therapy

    Dr. Evil: "Very well. Where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, an Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my t*******s. There really is nothing like a shorn s*****m, it's breathtaking I suggest you try it."

    Is there any doubt why Dr. Evil is so...well...evil? No, no there isn't. Definitely one of the funniest monologues in the 'Austin Powers' series!
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    Introducing, Myself!

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    Austin: "Allow myself to introduce...myself!"

    This movie contains so many quotable lines that it might be impossible to list all of them - at least, in one day. This one nicely sums things up: Mr. Powers thinks highly of himself.
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    Yay Capitalism!

    Basil Exposition: "Austin, the Cold War is over!"
    Austin Powers: "Finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh? Eh comrades? Eh?"
    Basil Exposition: "Austin... we won."
    Austin Powers: "Oh, smashing, groovy, yay capitalism!"

    Yeah, Austin's way behind on things. 30 years as a human block of ice might make things a bit confusing. He's got some stuff to catch up on...and he needs to get on the right side!
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    Ill Tempered Sea Bass

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    Dr. Evil: "You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here!What do we have?"
    Number Two: "Sea Bass."
    Dr. Evil: [pause] "Right."
    Number Two: "They're mutated sea bass."
    Dr. Evil: "Are they ill tempered?"
    Number Two: "Absolutely."
    Dr. Evil: "Oh well, that's a start."

    Poor Dr. Evil: The best laid plans and all. In this case, his laser-equipped sharks plan, while brilliant, falls short of the mark (as does most of his grand schemes).
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