“Ratatouille” quotes

(2007)
Cartoon Ratatouille
Brad Bird directed this cartoon in 2007
Title Ratatouille
Year 2007
Directors Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Animation
Plot – A young rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef and sets himself in one of the most renowned Paris restaurants to find food. He has to deal with the chef and teams up with Linguini, a boy who works in the kitchen and discovers the extraordinary talent of the mouse.
All actors – Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger, Teddy Newton, Tony Fucile, Jake Steinfeld, Brad Bird, Stéphane Roux, Jack Bird, Andrea Boerries, Marco Boerries, Lindsey Collins, Thomas Keller, Brad Lewis, Lori Richardson
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  • “Each flavor was totally unique. But, combine one flavor with another, and something new was created!”
    Patton Oswalt - Remy
  • “If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead!”
    Brad Garrett - Gusteau
    [Tag:future, past]
  • “- Django: This is the way things are. You can't change nature.
    - Remy: Change is nature, Dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.”

    Brian Dennehy - Django
    Patton Oswalt - Remy
  • “- Colette: What are you doing?
    - Linguini: Uh, I'm cutting vegetables. I'm cutting the... vegetables?
    - Colette: No! You waste energy and time! You think cooking is a cute job, eh?”

    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
    Lou Romano - Linguini
    [Tag:cooking]
  • “- Francois: What are corn dogs?
    - Skinner: Cheap sausages dipped in batter and deep fried. You know, American.”

    Julius Callahan - Francois
    Sir Ian Holm - Skinner
    [Tag:americans, food]
  • “Good food is like music you can taste, color you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savor it.”
    Brad Garrett - Gusteau
    [Tag:food]
  • “- Gusteau: What do I always say? Anyone can cook!
    - Remy: Well, yeah, anyone can, that doesn't mean that anyone should.”

    Brad Garrett - Gusteau
    Patton Oswalt - Remy
    [Tag:cooking]
  • “I'm sick of pretending. I pretend to be a rat for my father, I pretend to be a human for Linguini. I pretend you exist so I have someone to talk to! You only tell me stuff I already know! I know who I am! Why do I need you to tell me? Why do I need to pretend?”

    Patton Oswalt - Remy
    [Tag:hypocrisy, lies]
  • “Although each of the world's countries would like to dispute this fact, we French know the truth: the best food in the world is made in France. The best food in France is made in Paris. And the best food in Paris, some say, is made by Chef Auguste Gusteau”

    Stéphane Roux - Narrator
    [Tag:food, france]
  • “- Remy: What are you eating?
    - Emile: I don't really know. I think it was some sort of wrapper once.
    - Remy: What? No! You're in Paris now, baby! My town! No brother of mine eats rejecta-menta in my town!”

    Patton Oswalt - Remy
    Peter Sohn - Emile
    [Tag:eating, food]
  • “The world we live in belongs to the enemy. We must live carefully. We look out for our own kind, Remy. When all is said and done, we're all we've got.”
    Brian Dennehy - Django
  • “- Emile: Why are you walking like that?
    - Remy: I don't want to constantly have to wash my paws. Did you ever think about how we walk on the same paws that we handle food with? You ever think about what we put into our mouths?
    - Emile: All the time.
    - Remy: Ugh, when I eat, I don't want to taste everywhere my paws have been.”

    Peter Sohn - Emile
    Patton Oswalt - Remy
    [Tag:eating, walking]
  • “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true - anyone can cook... but only the fearless can be great.”
    Brad Garrett - Gusteau
  • “People think haute cuisine is snooty. So chef must also be snooty.”
    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
    [Tag:cooking, food]
  • “You would have to be an idiot of elephantine proportions not to appreciate this '61 Château Latour, and you, Monsieur Linguini, are no idiot. Let us toast your non-idiocy!”

    Sir Ian Holm - Skinner
  • “What is this? Keep - your station - clear! When the mealrush comes, what will happen? Messy stations slow things down. Food doesn't go, orders pile up, disaster! I'll make this easier to remember: keep your station clear, or I will kill you!”

    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
  • “This is me. I think it's apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit. What's my problem? First of all, I'm a rat. Which means, life is hard. Second, I have a highly developed sense of taste and smell.”
    Patton Oswalt - Remy
  • “Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist can come from anywhere.”
    Peter O'Toole - Anton Ego
    [Tag:artist, talent]
  • If you're gonna name a food, you should give it a name that sounds delicious. Ratatouille doesn't sound delicious. It sounds like "rat" and "patootie". Rat patootie! Which does not sound delicious.
    Lou Romano - Linguini
    [Tag:food, name]
  • “The only way to get the best product is to have first pick of the day, and there are only two way to get first pick. Grow it yourself, or bribe a grower. Voilà! The best restaurant get first pick.”
    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
    [Tag:food]
  • “In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and theirselves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Peter O'Toole - Anton Ego
    [Tag:critics, judgment]
  • “I hate false modesty. It's just another way to lie.”
    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
    [Tag:lies, modesty]
  • “After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?”

    Peter O'Toole - Anton Ego
    [Tag:cooking, novelty]
  • “- Linguini: Bonjour, ma chérie. Join us. We were just talking about my inspiration.
    - Colette: Yes, he calls it his tiny chef.
    - Linguini: Not that, dearest, I meant you.”

    Lou Romano - Linguini
    Janeane Garofalo - Colette
    [Tag:inspiration]
  • “Food is fuel. You get picky about what you put in the tank, your engine is gonna die. Now shut up and eat your garbage.”
    Brian Dennehy - Django
    [Tag:eating, food]
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