Chasing Amy quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the romantic dramedy Chasing Amy as determined by you and your votes. This is the third film set in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse series and features Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jason Lee. The plot of Chasing Amy takes viewers into the comic book world, where artist Holden McNeil falls for fellow artist Alyssa Jones, only to find out Alyssa is a lesbian. Released on April 18, 1997, the tagline for Chasing Amy was "it's not who you love. It's how."
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- Fan: [about Bluntman and Chronic] I love these guys! You know what? they're like Bill and Ted meet... Cheech and Chong!
Holden: Yeah... I kinda like to think of them as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet Vladimir and Estragon.
Fan: Yes! [pause] Who?
- Collector: So, you draw this comic, or what?
Banky: [sighs] I ink it. I'm also the colorist. The guy next to me draws it, but we both came up with the characters. Next.
Collector: What's that mean, you "ink" it?
Banky: Well, it means that Holden draws the pictures in pencil, and then he gives it to me to go over in ink. Next!
Collector: So, basically, you just trace.
Banky: [annoyed] It's not "tracing", alright? I add depth and shading to give the image more definition. Only then does the drawing truly take shape.
Collector: No, no. You go over what he draws with a pen. That's tracing.
Banky: [getting angry] Not really. Next!
[The Collector turns to the kid next in line]
Collector: Hey, lemme ask you something. If somebody draws something, and you draw, like, right on top of it without going outside the original designated art, what do you call that?
Little Kid: I dunno, man...tracing?
Collector: [triumphantly] See?
Banky: You want your book signed or what?
Collector: Hey, hey! Don't get snippy with him just because you've got a problem with your station in life!
Banky: Oh, I'm secure with what I do.
Collector: Then just say it — you're a tracer!
Banky: [about to lose it] Who should I sign it to?
Little Kid: I don't want you to sign it. I want the guy who draws Bluntman and Chronic to sign it. [snatches the comic away] You're just a tracer.
Collector: Tell him, little shaver.
[Banky attacks him until Holden pulls him away. The Collector is escorted out by security]
Collector: Hey! He shoved me! You fucking tracer!
Banky: YOUR MOTHER'S A TRACER!
Hooper: For years in this industry, whenever an African American character, hero or villain, was introduced - usually by white artists and writers - they got slapped with racist names that singled them out as Negroes. Now, my book, "White-Hating Coon," don't have none of that bullshit. The hero's name is Maleekwa, and he's descended from the Black tribe that established the first society on the planet, while all you European motherfuckers were hiding out in caves and shit, all terrified of the sun. He's a strong role model that a young Black reader can look up to. Cause I'm here to tell you, the chickens is coming home to roost, y'all. The Black man's no longer gonna play the minstrel in the realm of comics and sci-fi fantasy. We keepin it real, and we gonna get respect by any means necessary.
Holden: Ah, come on, that's a bunch of horse shit! Lando Calrissian was a Black guy. You know, and he got to fly the Millennium Falcon, what's the matter with you?
Hooper: Who said that?
Holden: I did! Lando Calrissian is a strong role-model in the realm of science fiction/fantasy.
Hooper: Fuck Lando Calrissian! Uncle-Tom nigger! Some white boy's always gotta bring up the "Holy Trilogy". But those movies is all about how the white man keeps the brotha man down, even in a galaxy far far away. Check this shit. You got cracker farm boy, Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the Blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!
Banky: What's a "Nubian"?
Hooper: Shut the fuck up! Now, Vader, he's a spirtiral brother, down with the Force and all that good shit. Then this cracker, Skywalker, gets his hands on a lightsaber and the boy decides he's gonna run the fucking universe; gets a whole klan of whites together and they go and bust up Vader's hood, the Death Star. Now, what the fuck do you call that?
Banky: Intergalactic Civil War?
Hooper: Gentrification! They gon' drive out the Black element to make the galaxy quote, unquote, "safe for white folks." And Jedi is the most insulting installment! Because Vader's beautiful Black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin' to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!
Banky: Well isn't that true? [Hooper pulls out a gun and shoots Banky]
- Holden: How do you manage to get away with this all the time? I mean, shouldn't the cops be busting your head open right about now?
Banky: Wrong coast.