Matthew Modine quotes
“- David Schreiner: You know, when I filled out my housing application, I asked for a roommate who was quiet, serious, and neat. How did you describe yourself?
- Joe Slovak: I lied.”
“He's not human. He studies people in order to appear human, but all he has discovered is our fear and our hatred.”
“- Will Parker: My God, we'll never catch them now!
- Kate Bass: We have to put up the whomper!
- Will Parker: The what?
- Kate Bass: The whomper! We're going to put it up, it's going to be whomp, and we are going to get back in the God damn race... do you trust me you pea-brain nincompoop?”
“You ever wondered what our lives down here must look like to a bird?”
“- Dave: I appreciate beautiful things.
- Heidi Schmidt: Beautiful fast things.
- Dave: Beautiful fast German things... Heidi, right?”
“Flying is much more than flapping wings. A bird can flap its wings and not move an inch then when it wants to fly the slightest flick of its wings sends it up against the sky. You have to feel that air has substance and can hold you up. It's mostly a matter of confidence.”
“- Will Parker: Are you expecting anybody?
- Joe Heiser: Well, it might be the IRS.
- Will Parker: Maybe its the Australians coming to spy on us!”
“The girl of my dreams lives under my own roof, but she thinks I'm just a kid, a dumb jock, all of which is more or less true. I'm dying, Mr. Tanneran, just like that girl in the poem... only quicker, and with a hard-on.”
“- Birdy: Do you like pigeons?
- Al Columbato: What's to like?
- Birdy: They fly.
- Al Columbato: They fly. So what?
- Birdy: That's enough.”
“You never seen a medical student before?”
“A day without blood is like a day without sunshine.”
“- Drake Goodman: You have to remember this is an investment, Patty. You can't afford to do everything at once.
- Patty Palmer: It's not just an investment - it's our home.”
“- Capt. Dennis Dearborn: And if we don't drop these bombs right in the pickle barrel there are going to be a lot of innocent people killed.
- 1st Lt. Luke Sinclair: What's the difference? They're all Nazis!”
“- Al Columbato: You ain't gonna fly any more than I could, Birdy.
- Birdy: The reason you couldn't fly, Al, is you don't believe you could fly.”
“- Eddie Papasano: Let me tell you people something, no matter what happens here today, if you try to close my joint, I 'll sue the ass off you.
- Dr. Don Francis: Doesn't it bother you knowing that the people who have sex in your bath-house are playing Russian roulette?
- Eddie Papasano: Please just cut out this bullshit. We're all in this for...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I guess it's kinda hard to be good at something nobody wants.”