The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Quotes

The Grand Budapest Hotel movie quotes bring the laughs in the caper comedy about a concierge and lobby boy at a large hotel in 1930s Europe. The film was written and directed by Wes Anderson based on a story he created with Hugo Guinness. Featuring an ensemble cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel opened in the United States on March 7, 2014.

In The Grand Budapest Hotel, it's 1932 and the Grand Budapest Hotel is flourishing while the rest of Europe is crumbling under war. Zero (Tony Revolori) is a young kid hired as a lobby boy at the Budapest and begins working under mentor and highly beloved concierge M. Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). After a rocky start, the two become close friends, similar to how Gustave gets close to the many elderly female guests at the hotel.

When one of those ladies, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), winds up murdered, her family, including son Dmitri (Adrien Brody), is shocked to learn that she left a valuable painting to Gustave in her will. To keep it for himself, Gustave takes and hides the painting in the hotel. Soon, the police, led by Inspector Henckels (Edward Norton), arrest Gustave for Madame D.'s murder. What follows is a hilarious adventure involving a prison break, theft, war, deception and a lot of laughs.

The ensemble cast also includes Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldbloom, Jude Law, Harvey Jeitel, Saorrse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and many others.

The Grand Budapest Hotel isn't one to be missed, just like other great films such as Monuments Men, Winter's Tale, RoboCop (2014), About Last Night, Vampire Academy, The Lego Movie, Gimme Shelter, I, Frankenstein, Ride Along, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesHer, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Frozen.


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    I Go to Bed With All My Friends

    I Go to Bed With All My Friends
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    Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis: "If I learn you ever laid a finger on my mother's body, living or dead…"
    M. Gustave H.: "I go to bed with all my friends."
    [Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis punches M. Gustave H. Zero punches Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis. J.G. Jopling punches Zero.]

    Dmitri, Madame D.'s strange son, is not happy that she opted to give Gustave the painting and is even more outraged to learn that Gustave and his mother were intimate. Things escalate fast leaving Gustave, Dimitri and Zero all knocked out.
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    Take Your Hands of My Lobby Boy

    M. Gustave H.: "You can't arrest him simply because he's an immigrant."
    [Zero is arrested]
    M. Gustave H.: "Take your hands of my lobby boy!"

    When the police come for them, it's not Zero they are after (and not because he is an immigrant). It's Gustave they want and the charge is murder.
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    The Police Are Here

    The Police Are Here
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    Bellhop: "Excuse me"
    M. Gustave H.: "Uh huh"
    Bellhop: "The police are here. They asked for you."
    M. Gustave H.: "Tell them I'll be right down."
    Bellhop: "Okay"
    M. Gustave H.: "Have you ever been questioned by the authorities?"
    Zero: "Yes, on one occasion."
    M. Gustave H.: "What, what, what?"
    Zero: "I was arrested and tortured by the rebel militia after the desert uprising."
    M. Gustave H.: "Right, well you know the drill then. Zip it!"
    Zero: "Of course!"
    M. Gustave H.: "You never heard the word Van Hourtle in your life."
    Zero: "Got it!"
    M. Gustave H.: "Okay, let's go!"

    M. Gustave H.: "How may we serve you, gentlemen? Ah, Inspector Henckels"
    Inspector Henckels: "By order of the Commissioner of Police of Zubrowka Provence, I hereby place you under arrest for the murder of Madame Celine Villiankov Desgoffe-und-Taxis."
    M. Gustave H.: "I knew there was something fishy. We never got the cause of death. She's been murdered and you think I did it."
    Inspector Henckels: "Hey! Stop!"

    It all hits the fan when Inspector Henckels arrives to arrest Gustave for the murder of Madame D. At first Gustave is quite open to talking to the police but soon he runs when they want to arrest him.
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    She's Charming

    She's Charming
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    M. Gustave H.: "She's charming. She's so charming."
    Zero: "Is he flirting with you?"
    Agatha: "Yes"
    M. Gustave H.: "I approve of this union."

    Zero is already smitten with Agatha but getting the blessing of Gustave is also important to Zero. Luckily for Zero, Gustave gives it.