“Empire Records” quotes

Movie Empire Records
Title Empire Records
Year 1995
Director Allan Moyle
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance, Music
Plot – Twenty-four hours in an American city’s record store. Exactly the time left to Joe to save the company and prevent its vending to the powerful competitors "Music Town". Time enough for Lucas to run away in Atlantic City with the cash register, for Corey to finally lose his cherry, for Debra to shave up her head, for Rex Manning, a teen idol, to make a fleeting and unexpected appearance.
All actors – Anthony LaPaglia, Maxwell Caulfield, Debi Mazar, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger, Ethan Embry, Coyote Shivers, Brendan Sexton III, Liv Tyler, James 'Kimo' Wills
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  • “- Eddie: Do you know where Harvard is?
    - A.J.: It's near Boston.
    - Eddie: No, I mean, do you really know where Harvard is? It's another planet man... another universe. Totally unlike the one we know. Filled with big blond guys who eat ivy and row boats.”

    James 'Kimo' Wills - Eddie
    Johnny Whitworth - A.J.
  • “I tried to kill myself with a Lady Bic. A pink plastic razor with daisies on it and a moisturizing strip.”
    Robin Tunney - Debra
  • “- Lucas: Rap... metal... rap... metal... And Whitney Houston.
    - Warren: It's for my girlfriend, okay?
    - Lucas: Sure it is. You know, someone like you needs to diminish their criminal impulses, not magnify them. Maybe some jazz or some classical.”

    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
    Brendan Sexton III - Warren
    [Tag:music, theft]
  • “My dad always said that there's 24 usable hours in every day.”
    Liv Tyler - Corey Mason
    [Tag:father, hours, mottoes]
  • “- A.J.: Lucas, do you think it's possible for a person to be in love with someone else and not even know it?
    - Lucas: In this life there are nothing but possibilities.
    - A.J.: Well, that's good, because I have to tell Corey I love her by 1:37.
    - Lucas: That's an excellent time.”

    Johnny Whitworth - A.J.
    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
    [Tag:awareness, love, time]
  • “- A.J.: Oh, you went to Atlantic City?
    - Mark: Wow! Did you win anything?
    - Lucas: No. I did not win. So if you guys ever wonder if it was nice to know you, I tell you now that it was.”

    Johnny Whitworth - A.J.
    Ethan Embry - Mark
    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
  • “- Warren: Who glued these quarters down?
    - A.J.: I did.
    - Warren: What the hell for, man?
    - A.J.: I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

    Brendan Sexton III - Warren
    Johnny Whitworth - A.J.
  • “- Lucas: Joe, I think it's gonna be okay.
    - Joe Reaves: What makes you think that?
    - Lucas: Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear.”

    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
    Anthony LaPaglia - Joe Reaves
  • “Don't drop the soap, Warren.”

    Coyote Shivers - Berko
    [Tag:advice, prison]
  • “- A.J.: Joe, I need to ask your advice. Now, I know you know a lot about love and women and all that sort of thing.
    - Joe Reaves: Oh yeah, my wife left me for another woman and my girlfriend forced me to leave at gunpoint. Does this qualify me?”

    Johnny Whitworth - A.J.
    Anthony LaPaglia - Joe Reaves
    [Tag:advice, love, women]
  • - Mark: I was thinking about, um, "Marc". How does that sound?
    - Lucas: Is that with a C or with a K?
    - Mark: Well, my name is with a... [checks his nametag] K, so I was thinking my band's name could be with a C. That way it's kind of that psychedelic, you know, trip thing.

    Ethan Embry - Mark
    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
  • In the immortal words of "The Doors": "The time to hesitate is through".
    Rory Cochrane - Lucas
  • - Warren: Stop calling me Warren! My name isn't fucking Warren!
    - Debra: Well you can't kill me 'cause I'm already dead. And I talked to God, and she says, "yo, wassup?" and she wants you to lose the gun.
    - Warren: What? You are psycho. You're a psycho.

    Brendan Sexton III - Warren
    Robin Tunney - Debra
    [Tag:killing, madness, name]