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Matilda - 1996 Movie Quotes


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4066 She threw a girl over the fence by her pony tails!! (full quote)
284 You can do it Brucey!!! (full quote)
284 In this school, I AM GOD !!! (full quote)
284 You will not leave this platform until you have consummed the entire confection! (full quote)
uglystars Narrator: Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse. [Harry takes his first look at Matilda, grunts, and leaves.] Most parents believe their children are the most beautiful creatures ever to grace the planet. Others take a less emotional approach: 1. What a waste of time! 2. And painful! 1. And expensive... $9.25 for a bar of soap? 2. Well, I had to take a shower, Harry! 1. $5,000? I'm not paying it! What are they going to do, repossess the kid? (full quote)
uglystars 1. Look, Miss Snit, a girl does not get anywhere by acting intelligent! I mean, take a look at you and me. You chose books -- I chose looks. I have a nice house, a wonderful husband... and you are slaving away teaching snot-nosed children their ABCs. You want Matilda to go to college? Ha, ha, ha ha... 2. College? I didn't go to college. I don't know anybody who did. Bunch of hippies and cesspool salesmen, ha ha ha ha... 3. Don't sneer at educated people, Mr. Wormwood. If you became ill, heaven forbid, your doctor would be a college graduate. 2. Yeah... 3. Or--or say you were sued for selling a faulty car. The lawyer who defended you would have gone to college too. 2. what car? Sued by who? Who you been talking to?! (full quote)
uglystars 1. A book? what do you want a book for? 2. To read. 1. To read? Why would you want to read when you got the television set sitting right in front of you? There's nothing you can get from a book that you can't get from a television faster. (full quote)
uglystars I'm smart; you're dumb. I'm big; you're little. And there's nothing you can do about it. (full quote)
uglystars 1. I need a car, inexpensive but reliable. Can you service me? 2. In a manner of speaking, yes. Uh, welcome to Wormwood Motors. Harry Wormwood, owner, founder, whatever. 1. Agatha Trunchbull, principal, Crunchem Hall Elementary School. 2. Huh. 1. I warn you, sir, I want a tight car, because I run a tight ship. 2. Oh yeah, huh, well, uh... 1. My school is a model of discipline! Use the rod, beat the child, that's my motto. 2. Terrific motto! 1. You have brats yourself? 2. Yeah, I got a boy, Mikey, and one mistake, Matilda. 1. They're all mistakes, children! Filthy, nasty things. Glad I never was one. (full quote)
uglystars I have never been able to understand why small children are so disgusting. They're the bane of my life. They're like insects: they should be got rid of as early as possible. Hah, [makes spraying gesture] psst! My idea of a perfect school is one in which there are no children... at all. (full quote)
uglystars 1. what was my profit for the day? 2. Could you repeat the last one? 3. [interrupting] $10,265. [long pause] Check it if you don't believe me. 1. You're a little cheat. You saw the paper. 3. From all the way over here? 1. Are you being smart with me? If you're being smart with me, young lady, you're going to be punished. 3. Punished for being smart? 1. For being a smart aleck! When a person is bad, that person has to be ought a lesson! 3. Person? 1. Get up, get up... (full quote)
uglystars If you are having fun, you are not learning. (full quote)
uglystars 1. I love it here! I love my school... it isn't fair! Miss Honey, please don't let them... 2. [interrupting] Get in the car, Melinda! 1. Matilda! 2. whatever. 1. I want to stay with Miss Honey. 3. Miss Honey doesn't want you. Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid? 4. Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child and I love her. 1. Adopt me, Miss Honey! You can adopt me. 2. Look, I don't have time for all these legalities! 1. One second, Dad. I have the adoption papers. 3. what? Where did you get those? 1. From a book in the library. I've had them since I was big enough to Xerox. (full quote)
uglystars 1. Dirty dealings, like buying stolen car parts, never stay secret for long. Especially when the FBI gets involved. 2. [into recorder] 9:17, suspect exits domicile. 3. I've got 9:18. 2. [into recorder] 9:17 is correct. (full quote)
uglystars I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me. (full quote)
uglystars For those idiots out there who don't know how to play, here's how it goes. For each correct answer, they'll move one step closer to our Cube of Cash. Once in our Cube of Cash, any money that sticks to your gooey body, you get to take home! (full quote)
uglystars No more Miss Nice Girl! (full quote)
uglystars 1. Why don't you run away? 2. I've often thought about it, but... I can't abandon my children. And if I couldn't teach, I'd have nothing at all. 1. You're very brave, Miss Honey. 2. Not as brave as you. 1. I thought grown-ups weren't afraid of anything. 2. Quite the contrary. All grown-ups get scared, just like children. 1. I wonder what Miss Trunchbull is afraid of. (full quote)
uglystars 1. Any packages come today? 2. Mm-mm. 1. [noticing her books] Where'd all this come from? 2. The library. 1. The library? You've never set foot in a library. You're only four years old. 2. Six-and-a-half. 1. You're four! 2. Six-and-a-half! 1. If you were six-and-a-half, you'd be in school already. 2. I want to be in school. I told you I was supposed to start school in September. You wouldn't listen. 1. Get up, get up, get out of here, give me that book. [He drags Matilda, throwing the book aside, to where Zinnia is.] Dearest pie, how old is Matilda? 3. Four. 2. I'm six-and-a-half, mommy! 3. Five, then! 2. I was six in August. 1. You're a liar. 2. I want to go to school. 1. School? It's out of the question. Who would be here to sign for the packages? We can't leave valuable packages sitting out on the doorstep. Now go watch TV like a good kid. [Matilda leaves.] 3. You know, sometimes I think there's something wrong with that girl. 1. Hmph, tell me about it. (full quote)
4307 1. This is the cottage from your story! The young woman is you! But then...no! 2. Yes. Aunt Trunchbull. (full quote)
8251 1)what're you reading? 2)Moby Dick 1)(does double-take) Moby what? (full quote)
9213 Trenchbull: Shut up! The entire assembly will stay five hours after school and copy from the dictionary! (full quote)
8487 Some rats are going to die today! (full quote)
8487 Shut up, you pissworm! (full quote)
8487 1)You're going straight inot the Chokey! 2) Why? 1) You're father sold me a rotten car! 2) But i'm nothing like my father! 1) You're the spitting image! (full quote)
8487 what's so funny? Come one, out with it! I like a joke as much as the next fat person. (full quote)
8487 (to his daughter)1) Getin the car, Melinda! 2) Matilda! 1) whatever! (full quote)
8487 Mr. Wormwood, if you think that some rotten TV show is more important than your daughter, then ought not be a parent! Now why don't you turn that darn thing off and listen to me! (full quote)
8487 1) Oh, yes i love to read! Especially Darles Chickens. Charles Dickens!I could read him every day. 2) So could I. (full quote)
8487 Oh(name), look what you did! (to herself) Babies! It's like raisin' tomatoes! (full quote)
9769 A poem, how sweet! (full quote)
8487 The principal is insane! She threw a girl over the fence by her hair. (full quote)
8487 1) A poem? How sweet. And what poem might that be? 2) Mrs. D, Mrs. I, Mrs. FFI, Mrs. C, Mrs. U., Mrs. LTY. 1) Ridiculous!!! WHY ARE ALL THESE WOMEN MARRIED!!?? (full quote)
3378 1-where did you get these? 2-From a book at the library. I've had them since I was big enough to xerox (full quote)
8487 1) WORMWOOD!! Sell me a lemon? You're going straight into the Chokey, young lady! 2) The Chokey? 1) You're father thinks he can make a fool out of me! 2) My father? 1) The guy with the stupid haricut!! 2) I'm nothing like my father. 1) You're the spitting image! (full quote)
  Having power isn't heroic until you chose what to do with it. (full quote)
12136 Stand Straight, shoulders back, stomach in! (full quote)
12136 They are not cops, they are Ace powerboat salesman! (full quote)
12136 WORMWOOD! You used car salesman, sum I want you to coem around here NOW, with another Car! Yes I know what Caveat Emptor means, you lowlife liar! You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna burn down your showroom, take that no good jalopy, so help me, and shove it up your Bazooga, and when I'm finished with you, you're gonna be looking like road kill! (full quote)
12136 Agatha! This is Magnus! Give my little bumblebee her house and her money and Get Out of Town! If you don't I will GET YOU. I will get you like you got me. That is a PROMISE!! (full quote)
  Ms. Trenchble - Ahh.. fresh meat! ... AMANDA THRIPP! What are those hanging down by your ears? Amanda Thripp: -You mean.. my pigtales? Ms. Trenchble: -Are you a pig, Amanda? Amanda: - But my Mommy thinks they're sweet. - Ms. Trenchble: -Your mommy.. is a TWIT! You chop those off before school tomorrow or I'll..- Amanda: -but..- Ms. Trenchble: -Did I hear a but?- ((HAMMERTHROW!)) (full quote)
  ..and just as bad as life was thats how good it became (full quote)
  Were trying to get to the airport before the speedbaot salesman! (full quote)
  Were trying to get to the airport before the speedboat salesman! (full quote)
  Trunchbull: You're a liar and a scoundrel . . . and your father's a LIAR and a CHEAT! You're the most corrupt low-lifes in the history of civilization! Am I wrong? I'm never wrong. In this classroom in this school I AM GOD! (full quote)
  her flesh and blood went into this cake... Entire confection... See you at lunch cookie... yea see you at lunch (full quote)
  you can do it brucey! (full quote)
  1)WORMWOOD!! Sell me a lemon? You're heading for the Chokey, young lady! 2)The Chokey? 1)That'll teach you a lesson! 2)What lesson? 1)You're father thinks he can make a fool out of me! 2)My father? 1)The guy with the stupid haircut!! 2)I'm nothing like my father 1)You're the spitting image! The apple never rots far from the tree! (full quote)
  1)(After Miss Trunchbull finds out there's a neet in her glass.) One of you tried to poison me,WHO? (Matilda raises her hand.) Matilda, I knew it! 2)I just thought you'd like to know it's not a snake, it's a newt. 1)what did you say? 2)It's a newt, Miss Trunchbull. 1)Stand up, you villainous sac of goat slime,you did this! 2)No, Miss Trunchbull. 1)Did you act alone? Or did you have accomplices? 2)I didn't do it! 1)You didn't like the chokey, did you? Thought you'd pay me back didn't you? Well I'll pay you back, young lady! 2)For what, Miss Trunchbull? 1)For this newt, you pissworm! 2)I'm telling you, I didn't do it! 1)Besides, even if you didn't do it, I'm going to punish you, because I'm big and you're small and right and you're wrong, and there's nothing you can do about it! You're a liar and a scoundrel! You're father's a liar and a cheat! You are the most corrupt lowlifes in the history of civilization! Am I wrong? I'm NEVER wrong. In this classroom,in this school,I AM GOD! (full quote)
  I'm smart, you're dumb. I'm big, you're little...I'm right, you're wrong...AND THERES NOTHING YOU DO ABOUT IT!!! (full quote)
  u suck like matilda (full quote)
10929 There's nothing you can get from a book that you can't get from a television faster. (full quote)
10929 Most great ideas come from hard work and careful planning. Of course, once in a while they just jump out at you. (full quote)
12136 Agatha! This is Magnus! Give my little bumblebee her house and her money! Then get out of Town! If You don't i will get you. I will get you like you got me. that is a PROMISE!!! (full quote)
12136 No child likes to be yelled at, but it was Henry's constant ranting and raving that gave Matilda the key to her powers. (full quote)
12136 You're a liar and a Scoundrel! And you're father's a liar and a cheat! You are the most corrupt lowlifes in the history of civilization! Am I wrong? I am NEVER wrong. In this classroom, in this school, I AM GOD! (full quote)
12136 1) Mine are driving me crazy. I tell you, six hours of school a day is not enough. 2) I'll say! (full quote)
13284 I'll send you to a place where not even the crows can land their droppings on you! (full quote)
13284 THE APPLE NEVER ROTS FAR FROM THE TREE! (full quote)
13284 Matilda(in protesting manner) That's not mine, it's a library book! Harry:(still tearing pages from book) Trash! I'm fed up with all this reading! You're a Wormwood, you start acting like one! (full quote)
13284 Mike: (in kitchen) Hey, Dipface! Where you going? Matilda: Out. Mike: Hey, Dipface, have a carrot!(flips carrot from fork which heads for Matilda. She calmly looks at it and the carrot spins around and pops into Mike's mouth like an arrow. Mike starts gagging as Matilda walks out.) Harry: Chew your food, you're an animal! (full quote)
16323 Daddy you're a crook! (full quote)
beanochris 1. She can calculate numbers in her head 2. So can a calculator (full quote)
43385 Narrator: Most parents believe their children are the most beautiful creatures ever to grace the planet. Others take a less emotional approach. Harry Wormwood: what a waste of time! Zinnia Wormwood: And painful! Harry Wormwood: And expensive... $9.25 for a bar of soap? Zinnia Wormwood: Well, I had to take a shower, Harry! Harry Wormwood: $5,000? I'm not paying it! what are they going to do, repossess the kid? (full quote)
43385 Narrator: Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse. (full quote)
43385 Zinnia Wormwood: Look, Miss Snit, a girl does not get anywhere by acting intelligent! I mean, take a look at you and me. You chose books - I chose looks. I have a nice house, a wonderful husband... and you are slaving away teaching snot-nosed children their ABCs. You want Matilda to go to college? Ha, ha, ha ha... Harry Wormwood: College? I didn't go to college. I don't know anybody who did. Bunch of hippies and cesspool salesmen, ha ha ha ha... Miss Jennifer Jenny Honey: Don't sneer at educated people, Mr. Wormwood. If you became ill, heaven forbid, your doctor would be a college graduate. Harry Wormwood: Yeah... Miss Jennifer Jenny Honey: Or or say you were sued for selling a faulty car. The lawyer who defended you would have gone to college too. Harry Wormwood: what car? Sued by who? Who you been talking to? ..................................................................... Harry Wormwood: A book? what do you want a book for? Matilda Wormwood: To read. Harry Wormwood: To read? Why would you want to read when you got the television set sitting right in front of you? There's nothing you can get from a book that you cant get from a television faster. ..................................................................... Harry Wormwood: I'm smart you're dumb. I'm big; youre little. And there's nothing you can do about it. Agatha Trunchbull: I need a car, inexpensive but reliable. Can you service me? Harry Wormwood: In a manner of speaking, yes. Uh, welcome to Wormwood Motors. Harry Wormwood, owner, founder, whatever. Agatha Trunchbull: Agatha Trunchbull, principal, Crunchem Hall Elementary School. Harry Wormwood: Huh. Agatha Trunchbull: I warn you, sir, I want a tight car, because I run a tight ship. Harry Wormw (full quote)
Emmaaa Chew your food, you're an animal!!! (full quote)