The best Glengarry Glen Ross 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 Glengarry Glen Ross, with the help of your votes. Starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Spacey, Glengarry Glen Ross was directed by James Foley and released in 1992.
What is your favorite Glengarry Glen Ross quote? One memorable line was when Blake said, "The leads are weak. F*ckin' leads are weak? You're weak. I've been in this business 15 years." Another great line from Glengarry Glen Ross is, "The only thing 'remarkable' about it is who you made it to," spoken by John.
Vote up your top Glengarry Glen Ross quotes, regardless of which character they come from.
Blake: Let me have your attention for a moment! 'Cause you're talking about what? You're talking about...bitching about that sale you shot, some son of a bitch don't want to buy land, somebody don't want what you're selling, some broad you're trying to screw, so forth. Let's talk about something important. Are they all here?
John: All but one.
Blake: Well, I'm going anyway. Let's talk about something important! Put that coffee down!! Coffee's for closers only. You think I'm f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I'm here from downtown. I'm here for Mitch and Murray. And I'm here on a mission of mercy. Your name's Levene?
Blake: You call yourself a salesman, you son of a bitch?
Dave: I don't gotta listen to this sh*t.
Blake: You certainly don't, pal. 'Cause the good news is you're fired. The bad news is you've got, all you've got, just one week to regain your jobs, starting with tonight. Starting with tonight's sit. Oh, have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. Do you get the picture? Are you laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money. Get their names to sell them! You can't close the leads you're given, you can't close sh*t, you are sh*t, hit the bricks, pal, and beat it 'cause you're going out!!!
Shelley: The leads are weak.
Blake: The leads are weak. F*ckin' leads are weak? You're weak. I've been in this business 15 years.
Dave: What's your name?
Blake: F*CK YOU, that's my name!! You know why, mister? 'Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an $80,000 BMW. That's my name!! And your name is "you're wanting". And you can't play in a man's game. You can't close them. Then go home home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life! Get them to sign on the line, which is dotted! You hear me, you fu*ckin' f*ggots? A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing! Always be closing! A-I-D-A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention -- do I have your attention? Interest -- are you interested? I know you are 'cause it's f*ck or walk. You close, or you hit the bricks! Decision -- have you made your decision for Christ?!! And action. A-I-D-A. Get out there!! You got the prospects coming in. You think they came in to get outta the rain? A guy don't walk on the lot lest he wants to buy. Sitting out there waiting to give you their money! Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?
Blake: What's the problem, pal? You. Moss.
Dave: You're such a hero, you're so rich. How come you're coming down here waste your time with such a bunch of bums?
Blake: You see this watch? You see this watch?
Blake: That watch cost more than your car. I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see, pal, that's who I am. And you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a sh*t. Good father? F*ck you, go home and play with your kids!! You wanna work here? Close!! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can't take this, how can take the abuse you get on a sit?! You don't like it, leave. I can go out there tonight, the materials you got, make myself $15,000! Tonight! In two hours! Can you? Can you? Go and do likewise! A-I-D-A!! Get mad! You son of a bitches! Get mad!! You know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes brass balls to sell real estate. Go and do likewise, gents. The money's out there, you pick it up, it's yours. You don't, I got no sympathy for you. You wanna go out on those sits tonight and close, close, it's yours. If not, you're gonna be shining my shoes. And you know what you'll be saying, bunch of losers, sitting around in a bar. "Oh yeah, I used to be a salesman, it's a tough racket." These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you, they're gold. And you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers. I'd wish you good luck, but you wouldn't know what to do with it if you got it. And to answer your question, pal, why am I here? I came here because Mitch and Murray asked me to, they asked for a favor. I said, the real favor, follow my advice and fire your f*ckin' *ss 'cause a loser is a loser.
John: I'm giving you three leads …
Ricky: Three? No, I count two.
John: There's three leads there.
Ricky: "Patel"? F*ck you. F*cking Shiva handed this guy a million dollars, told him "Sign the deal!", he wouldn't sign. And the god Vishnu too, into the bargain. F*ck you, John! You know your business, I know mine. Your business is being an *sshole. I find out whose f*cking cousin you are, I'm going to go to him and figure out a way to have your *ss – f*ck you! I'm waiting for the new leads.
John: You said, "Don't make something up unless it's sure to help"....how do you know I made it up?
Shelley: Wha…what are you talking about?
John: I told the customer his contract went to the bank.
Shelley: Well, hadn't it?
John: No, it hadn't.
Shelley: Don't f*ck with me … don't f*ck with me! What are you saying?
John: Well, I'm saying this, Shell; usually I take the contracts to the bank. Last night I didn't. Last night I stayed home with my kids. One night in a year I left the contracts sitting on my desk, no one knew that but you. How did you know that? Do you wanna tell me, or do you want to talk to someone else? Because this is my job. This is my job on the line, and you are gonna talk to me. Now how did you know that contract was on my desk?
Shelley: You are so full of sh*t.
John Williamson: You robbed the office.
Shelley: Oh sure, I robbed the office! Sure!!
John Williamson: What did you do with the leads? You wanna go in there? I go in there and tell him what I know, he's gonna dig up something. You got an alibi last night? You better have one....what did you do with the leads? If you tell me what you did with the leads, we can talk....If you tell me where the leads are, I won't turn you in. If you don't, I'm going to tell the cop you stole them. Mitch & Murray will see that you go to jail. Believe me, they will. Now what did you do with the leads? I'm walking in that door, you have five seconds to tell me, or you're going to jail. I don't care, you understand?! Where are the leads?
George: When I talk to the police, I get nervous.
Ricky: Yes. You know who doesn't?
Ricky: Thieves always tell the truth, George; it's the easiest thing to remember.