The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Quotes

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" movie quotes follow the adventures in this fantasy movie where one man goes on a trip of a lifetime. The drama film was adapted into a screenplay by Steve Conrad and is the second film based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Ben Stiller directed the movie, which he also stars in, which opened on December 25, 2013.

In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the title character, portrayed by Ben Stiller, works at LIFE magazine but has done little else with his life except daydream about exciting adventures and romance. When he's unable to use an online dating site to wink at his love interest, coworker Cheryl Melhoff (Kristen Wiig), because of his lack of life experiences, along with the loss of a needed photo slide for the final cover of the magazine, Walter sets out for an adventure of a lifetime.

In search of the photographer of the missing photo, Walter travels across the world and experiences things he could only ever dream of. Between a hungry shark as he floats in a cold ocean to an erupting volcano, Walter seeks out the exciting life experiences he was lacking. But there's still one thing he wants in life, the girl. Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt and Kathryn Hahn co-star in the film.

"Walter Mitty" joins theaters for the holiday 2013 season alongside other movies such as "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" "Her," "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Out of the Furnace," "The Last Days on Mars," "12 Years a Slave," "Frozen," "Oldboy," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Delivery Man," "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," "Ender's Game, "The Counselor," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Don Jon," "Rush, and "Prisoners".

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    26 VOTES

    It's a Porpoise

    It's a Porpoise
    Video: YouTube

    Walter Mitty: "Where do we land?"
    Helicopter Pilot: "We don't. Jump now"
    [Walter jumps into the ocean]
    Helicopter Pilot: "Not there, Walter. I mean the other boat, the little boat."
    Boat Captain: "Try to remain calm. The pontoon boat is coming for you. You have at least a minute before you freeze."
    Walter Mitty: "What?"
    Boat Captain: "You are safe."
    Walter Mitty: "There's nothing here. There's a fin here I think."
    Boat Captain: "We are traveling through a porpoise school. Don't fear the porpoise."
    Walter Mitty: "I don't think it's a porpoise."
    Boat Captain: "I'm telling you. It's a porpoise. Befriend it. It will protect you from the sharks."
    Walter Mitty: "Okay… Come here, hey, hey"
    [A shark emerges from the water]
    Boat Captain: "Okay, that's a shark."
    Walter Mitty: "That's what I said!"
    Boat Captain: "Stop befriending it! Kill it!"
    Walter Mitty: "It's not a porpoise! It's not a porpoise!"
    Boat Captain: "Poke his eyes out."
    [Walter and is pulled into a boat.]
    Walter Mitty: "Oh my god, that really happened." [touches the boat worker's face] "Real face, sorry for palming your face."

    As he continues on his journey, Walter jumps out of a helicopter to board a large boat. He misses his landing however and ends up in the ocean where a shark, which is clearly not a porpoise, tries to eat him.
    26 votes
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    14 VOTES

    Todd from EHarmony

    Todd from EHarmony
    Video: YouTube

    Walter Mitty: "Hello"
    Todd Maher: "Hey, what's up?"
    Walter Mitty: "Todd, from eHarmony?"
    Todd Maher: "Yeah, yeah, what's up, man?"
    Walter Mitty: "Uh, not much. How have you been?"
    Todd Maher: "It's early here. I just got up, man. I was thinking about you."
    Walter Mitty: "Where are you?"
    Todd Maher: "Los Angeles. Hey uh so your profile still hasn't received any winks even though I put that you've been to Phoenix."
    Walter Mitty: "Oh, I jumped out of a helicopter yesterday into the ocean and had a shark bite."
    Todd Maher: "Uh, yeah, yeah, listen, I was mentioning before, people who daydream too much, they're not…"
    Walter Mitty: "No, it was real. I really did."
    Todd Maher: "Really? I'll put down adrenaline junkie. What kind of a shark? Was it a…"
    Walter Mitty: "Hey, Todd, I can't really talk right now. I'm on my way to a volcano."
    Todd Maher: "What the?"

    Todd, the customer service representative from eHarmony, calls to check up on Walter after trying to enhance his boring and blank online dating profile. While Todd doesn't believe it at first, Walter is out living the world, bicycling to a volcano in fact, and can't talk right then.
    14 votes
  • 3
    13 VOTES

    Through Yemen

    Through Yemen
    Video: YouTube

    TSA Officer: "How'd you get to Afghanistan?"
    Walter Mitty: "Through Yemen"
    TSA Officer: "Violent place"
    Walter Mitty: "They's why the airfare is only $84."

    Clearly a travel rookie, Walter travels to Afghanistan through a very dangerous Yemen and attracts the attention of the TSA. But hey, at least he got a good deal.
    13 votes
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    31 VOTES

    I Haven't Really Been Anywhere

    I Haven't Really Been Anywhere
    Video: YouTube

    Todd Maher: "Hi, how can I help you today?"
    Walter Mitty: "Hi, I can't seem to leave a wink for someone."
    Todd Maher: "Okay, I'm looking at your profile. You've left a lot of this stuff blank."
    Walter Mitty: "Well I haven't really been anywhere noteworthy or mentionable."
    Todd Maher: "Have you done anything noteworthy or mentionable?"
    [Walter daydreams leaping into a nearby building and rescuing those inside before the building explodes.]
    Todd Maher: "You still there?"
    Walter Mitty: "I just, like, zoned out for a second."

    Walter is smitten with a coworker and but is having trouble sending her a wink on the online dating site eHarmony. Upon calling into customer service, he learns that it's his blank profile, stemming from his uneventful life, that is holding him back. He does however have his daydreams, which are both notable and mentionable, but unfortunately, not real.
    31 votes
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    13 VOTES

    Life Is About Courage

    Life Is About Courage
    Video: YouTube

    Cheryl Melhoff: "I love mysteries. There's parts you think can't connect and then in the end they do."

    Cheryl Melhoff: "Life is about courage and going into the unknown."

    Cheryl shares her outlook on life to Walter. Her desire to be courageous and solve mysteries rubs off on him.
    13 votes
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    8 VOTES


    Video: YouTube

    Hotel Keeper: "Come on! Come on!"
    Walter Mitty: "What's going on? Where is everybody?"
    Hotel Keeper: "Elkos! Come on!"
    Walter Mitty: "Elkos!"
    Hotel Keeper: "Yes!"
    Walter Mitty: "Elkos? What does that mean?"
    Hotel Keeper: "Erection!"
    Walter Mitty: "Erection?"
    Hotel Keeper: "Erection!"
    Walter Mitty: "Erection?"
    Hotel Keeper: "Yes! No! Eruption!"
    Walter Mitty: "Eruption?!"
    Hotel Keeper: "Yes!"
    [Hotel Keeper continues to shout in another language]
    Walter Mitty: "Faster, go faster! Faster! Oh my god!"

    The reason for the loud siren going off is initially unclear for the uninformed Walter, especially since the hotel keeper doesn't speak much English. Once Walter realizes their danger, he hops in the hotel keeper's car and try to escape the erupting volcano behind them.
    8 votes