The best A Fish Called Wanda 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 A Fish Called Wanda, with the help of your votes. Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Palin, A Fish Called Wanda was directed by Charles Crichton and released in 1988.
What is your favorite A Fish Called Wanda quote? One memorable line was when Wanda said, "Because I looked at the clock. I remember looking at the clock and thinking, where could George be going with that sawn off shotgun?" Another great line from A Fish Called Wanda is, "I'm just trying to think of one good reason why I should take you to South America with me," spoken by Archie.
Vote up your top A Fish Called Wanda quotes, regardless of which character they come from.
Wanda: But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don't understand it! Now let me correct you on a couple things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian! The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself!" And the London Underground is not a political movement! Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked 'em up. Now. You have just assaulted the one man who can keep you out of jail and make you rich. So what are you going to do about it, huh? What would... an intellectual do? What would Plato do?
Archie: All right, all right, I apologize.
Otto: You're really sorry?
Archie: I'm really really sorry. I apologize unreservedly.
Otto: You take it back?
Archie: I do. I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.
Otto: You know your problem? You don't like winners.
Otto: Yeah, winners.
Archie: Winners, like North Vietnam?
Otto: Shut up! We didn't lose Vietnam! It was a tie!
Archie: I'm tellin' you, baby, they kicked your little *ss there! Boy, they whooped yer hide real good!
Otto: No they didn't!!
Archie: Oh Yes they did!
Otto: Oh no they... SHUT UP! Goodbye Archie.
Archie: Gonna shoot me Otto?
Otto: Er Yes. Yes 'fraid so old chap sorry.
Otto: Guess I'll have to ask you an easy one, eh, Ken? OK. Um... Let me think, let me think. Um... Where are the diamonds? I'll give you a clue. Somewhere around the airport.
Ken: I'm n-n-n...
Otto: No hassle. There's plenty of time. I'll just sit here and eat my chips till you tell me. The English contribution to world cuisine: the chip. What do the English usually eat with chips to make them more interesting? Wait a moment! It's fish. Isn't it? Oh! Here, boy. Down the hatch. Delicious!
Ken: You b-b-b...
Otto: Better eat the green one? OK. What's this one's name? Well, not Wanda, anyway. I'm going to call her Lunch. Hello, Lunch. Hello! Ew! Avoid the green ones - not ripe yet.