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The Best Glengarry Glen Ross Movie Quotes

Updated February 6, 2019 45 votes 23 voters 3.0k views

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.

  • 1

    Watch Cost More That Your Car

    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?
    Shelley: Yeah.
    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?
    Dave: Incredible.
    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?
    Dave: Yeah.
    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.


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    • 2

      We Worry Anyway

      Ricky: All train compartments smell vaguely of sh*t. It gets so you don't mind it. That's the worse thing that I can confess. You know how long it took me to get there? A long time. When you die, you're gonna regret the things you don't do. You think you're queer? I'm gonna tell you somethin': we're all queer. You think you're a thief? So what? You get befuddled by a middle-class morality? Get shut of it. Shut it out. You cheat on your wife? You did it, live with it. F*ck little girls? So be it. There's an absolute morality? Maybe. And then what? If you think there is, go ahead, be that thing. Bad people go to hell? I don't think so. You think that? Act that way. A hell exists on Earth? Yes. I won't live in it. That's me. Did you ever take a dump - made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?
      James Lingk: That I...
      Ricky: Yes?
      James Lingk: I don't know.
      Roma: Or piss? Great meals fade in reflection. Everything else gains. You know why? 'Cause it's only food. This sh*t we put on us keeps us going. It's only food. The great f*cks you may have had, what do you remember about 'em?
      James Lingk: What do I remember?
      Ricky: Yeah. I don't know. I'm sayin' what it is. It's-It's probably not the orgasm. Some broad's forearm on your neck, something her eyes did, there was this sound she made. Or it's me in the uh-I'm tellin' you, I'm in bed, the next day, she brought me café au lait, gives me a cigarette. My balls feel like concrete. Hey. What I'm saying what is our life? Our life is lookin' forward, or it's lookin' back. That's it. That's our life. Where's the moment? And what is it we're so afraid of?
      James Lingk: Loss.
      Ricky: What else? The bank closes. You get sick. My wife died on a plane. The stock market collapsed. What if these things happen? None of 'em. We worry anyway. Why?


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        Tell The Truth

        George: When I talk to the police, I get nervous.
        Ricky: Yes. You know who doesn't?
        George: Who?
        Ricky: Thieves always tell the truth, George; it's the easiest thing to remember.


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        • 4

          Three Leads

          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.


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