The Best Kramer Vs. Kramer Quotes  

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The best Kramer vs. Kramer 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 Kramer vs. Kramer, with the help of your votes. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer was directed by Robert Benton and released in 1979.

What is your favorite Kramer vs. Kramer quote? One memorable line was when Ted Kramer said, "You're no bargain either, pal! You are a spoiled, rotten little brat and I'll tell you right now..."  Another great line from Kramer vs. Kramer is, "I want my mommy!" spoken by Billy Kramer.

Vote up your top Kramer vs. Kramer quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

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Walk Out On Your Kid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kramer Vs. Kramer Quotes
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Walk Out On Your Kid

Ted Kramer: Margaret, I just need to know something. Did you put Joanna up to this?
Margaret Phelps: No, I did not put Joanna up to this.
Ted Kramer: Give her a little pep talk, maybe?
Margaret Phelps: Joanna is a very unhappy woman and it took a lot of courage to walk out this door.
Ted Kramer: Really. How much courage does it take to walk out on your kid?


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The Morning Light is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kramer Vs. Kramer Quotes
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The Morning Light

Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Yeah?
Billy Kramer: I'm sorry.
Ted Kramer: I'm sorry too. I want you to go to sleep because it's really late.
Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Now what is it?
Billy Kramer: Are you going away?
Ted Kramer: No. I'm staying here with you. You can't get rid of me that easy.
Billy Kramer: That's why Mommy left, isn't it? Because I was bad?
Ted Kramer: Is that what you think? No. That's not it, Billy. Your mom loves you very much... and the reason she left has nothing to do with you. I don't know if this will make sense, but I'll try to explain it to you. I think the reason why Mommy left... was because for a long time... I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I thought she was supposed to be. And she just wasn't like that. She was... She just wasn't like that. I think that she tried for so long to make me happy... and when she couldn't, she tried to talk to me about it. But I wasn't listening. I was too busy, too wrapped up... just thinking about myself. And I thought that anytime I was happy, she was happy. But I think underneath she was very sad. Mommy stayed here longer than she wanted because she loves you so much. And the reason why Mommy couldn't stay anymore... was because she couldn't stand me. She didn't leave because of you. She left because of me. Go to sleep now because it's really late, okay? Good night. Sleep tight.
Billy Kramer: Don't let the bedbugs bite.
Ted Kramer: See you in the morning light.
Billy Kramer: Daddy?
Ted Kramer: Yeah?
Billy Kramer: I love you.
Ted Kramer: I love you too.


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How Do I Look

Joanna Kramer: I woke up this morning, kept thinking about Billy and I-I was thinking about him waking up in his room with his little clouds all around that I painted. And I thought I should have painted clouds downtown, because then he would think that he was waking up at home. I came here to take my son home. And I realized he already is home. Oh, I love him very much. I'm not gonna take him with me. Can I go up and talk to him?...
Ted Kramer: Listen why don't you go upstairs and see him and I'll wait here.
Joanna Kramer: How do I look?
Ted Kramer: You look terrific.


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Pick You Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kramer Vs. Kramer Quotes
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Pick You Up

Billy Kramer: When's mommy coming back?
Ted Kramer: I don't know, Billy, soon.
Billy Kramer: How soon?
Ted Kramer: Soon.
Billy Kramer: Will she pick me up after school?
Ted Kramer: Probably. And if she doesn't I will.
Billy Kramer: What if you forget?
Ted Kramer: I won't forget.
Billy Kramer: What if you get run over by a truck and get killed?
Ted Kramer: Then Mommy will pick you up.


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