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The Best Quotes From The Blues Brothers 

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Updated August 8, 2019 330 votes 148 voters 7.5k views

The best The Blues Brothers 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 The Blues Brothers, with the help of your votes. Starring  Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, The Blues Brothers was directed by John Landis and released in 1980.

What is your favorite Blues Brothers quote? One memorable line was when Jake said, "First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone, then you lie to me about the band, and now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!" Another great line from The Blues Brothers is, "It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses," spoken by Elwood.

Vote up your top The Blues Brothers quotes, regardless of which character they come from, below.

1
We're Wearing Sunglasses

Elwood: It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

 

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A Mission From God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From The Blues Brothers
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A Mission From God

Jake: First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone, then you lie to me about the band, and now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!
Elwood: They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!

 

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Dry White Toast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From The Blues Brothers
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Dry White Toast

Mrs. Murphy: Help you boys?
Elwood: You got any white bread?
Mrs. Murphy: Yes.
Elwood: I'll have some toasted white bread please.
Mrs. Murphy: You want butter or jam on that toast, honey?
Elwood: No ma'am, dry.
Jake: Got any fried chicken?
Mrs. Murphy: Best damn chicken in the state.
Jake: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?
Jake: Four fried chickens and a Coke.
Elwood: And some dry white toast please.
Mrs. Murphy: Y'all want anything to drink with that?
Elwood: No, ma'am.
Jake: A Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: Be up in a minute.
Mrs. Murphy: We got two honkies out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Say what?
Mrs. Murphy: They look like they're from the CIA or somethin'.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: What they want to eat?
Mrs. Murphy: The tall one wants white toast, dry, with nothin' on it.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Elwood.
Mrs. Murphy: And the other one wants four whole fried chickens and a Coke.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: And Jake. Sh*t, the Blues Brothers!

 

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4
The New Bluesmobile

"Joliet" Jake Blues: What's this?
Elwood Blues: What?
"Joliet" Jake Blues: This car. This stupid car. Where's the Cadillac?
"Joliet" Jake Blues: The Caddy, where's the Caddy?
Elwood Blues: The what?
"Joliet" Jake Blues: The Cadillac we used to have. The Bluesmobile.
Elwood Blues: I traded it.
"Joliet" Jake Blues: You traded the Bluesmobile for this?
Elwood Blues: No, for a microphone.
"Joliet" Jake Blues: A microphone? Okay, I can see that. But what the hell is this?
Elwood Blues: This was a bargain. I picked it up at the Mount Prospect City police auction last spring. It's an old Mount Prospect police car. They were practically giving them away.
"Joliet" Jake Blues: Well, thank you, pal. The day I get out of prison, my own brother picks me up in a police car.
Elwood Blues: You don't like it?
"Joliet" Jake Blues: No, I don't like it.
"Joliet" Jake Blues: Car's got a lot of pickup.
Elwood Blues: It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say? Is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
"Joliet" Jake Blues: Fix the cigarette lighter.

 

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