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The Best 'Get Shorty' Quotes

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Get Shorty quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the crime comedy Get Shorty as determined by you and your votes. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name, the plot of Get Shorty centers on a mobster loan shark named Chili Palmer, an outstanding debt, and a trip out to Hollywood. Released on October 20, 1995, the tagline for Get Shorty was "The mob is tough. But it's nothing like show business."

What are the best Get Shorty quotes? Do you like when Harry Zimm said, "I once asked this literary agent, uh, what kind of writing paid the best... he said, 'Ransom notes'"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top Get Shorty quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

  • Chili: So what're you tellin' me, you're never gonna go to sleep again?
    Tommy: No, I said I'm never goin' to bed. There's a difference. See, the article says most people die in their beds. I figure long as I stay outta bed, I'm safe.
  • Ray "Bones": You got a miss. Leo Devoe. Guy's six weeks over.
    Chili: He died.
    Ray "Bones": How'd you know he died, he tell you?
    Chili: [Sarcastically] Yes, Ray, he told me he was dead.
  • Ray "Bones": Which also means when I speak, I'm speakin' for Jimmy. So e.g. as of now, you start affording me the proper respect.
    Chili: 'E.g.' means 'for example', Ray. I think what you wanna say is 'i.e.'
    Ray "Bones": Bullshit. E.g. is short for 'ergo'.
    Chili: Ask your man here.
    Mob Guy: Best a my knowledge, e.g. means 'for example.'
    Ray "Bones": E.g., i.e., fuck you. The point is, I say jump, you say okay. Okay?
  • Chili: What is this?
    Attendant: An Oldsmobile Silhouette.
    Chili: I reserved a Cadillac.
    Attendant: Yeah, well, this one's the Cadillac of minivans.