“Roxanne” quotes

(1987)
Movie Roxanne
Title Roxanne
Year 1987
Director Fred Schepisi
Genre Comedy, Romance
Plot – C.D. Bales is a cultured man, passionate about poetry and Fire Chief in Nelson, a calm ski town in North America. The beautiful and young Roxanne Kowalski arrives in town to conduct an astronomic research and Bales falls in love with her. However, she is attracted by Chris, a professional firefighter that Bales hired in his goofy team. Bales finds himself helping the shy and clumsy Chris to conquer Roxanne’s heart: he becomes the guy’s advisor, he writes love letters and he even talks to her pretending to be Chris, in order to express his feeling for the girl. The movie recalls the desperate aspiration of the romantic knight Cyrano de Bergerac.
All actors – Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos, Fred Willard, Max Alexander, Michael J. Pollard, Steve Mittleman, Damon Wayans, Matt Lattanzi, Shandra Beri
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  • “I am in orbit around you, I am suspended weightless over you like the blue man in the Chagall, hanging over you in a delirious kiss.”

    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:love, painting]
  • “When you're reaching for a star, there's a long way to fall.”
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:ambition, risk]
  • - Dixie: So, why don't you ask her out?
    - C.D. Bales: Sometimes I take a walk at night and I see couples walking, holding hands and I look at them and I think: "Why not me?". Then I catch my shadow on the wall...

    Shelley Duvall - Dixie
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:body, flirting, shame]
  • “- Dixie: Hey, what about your boyfriend? What was his name?
    - Roxanne: Richard.
    - Dixie: When's he coming?
    - Roxanne: He's not. He's not coming.
    - Dixie: What happened?
    - Roxanne: We just ran out of gas. I guess I mistook sex for love.”

    Shelley Duvall - Dixie
    Daryl Hannah - Roxanne
  • “Your breasts, they're like melons. No, no, they're like pillows. Can I fluff your pillows?”
    Rick Rossovich - Chris
    [Tag:breast]
  • “You see, I am and I will always be the one who loved you without limits.”

    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:love]
  • “I would rather be with the people of this town than with the finest people in the world.”
    Fred Willard - Mayor Deebs
  • “I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream, and I hope you don't find this too crazy, is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, ...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:dreams, fire, wisdom]
  • “- Dixie: Want anything? A drink?
    - C.D. Bales: Yeah, but if I ask for another one, give it to me.”

    Shelley Duvall - Dixie
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:drinking]
  • “- Roxanne: You even got me in bed.
    - C.D. Bales: Yeah. Yeah, what about that? You went to bed with him on your first date.
    - Roxanne: Only because you seduced me. I would have never gone to bed with him otherwise.
    - C.D. Bales: You still went to bed with him awfully fast! A few frilly words and you're counting ceilling tiles.
    - Roxanne: I don't...” (continue)
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    Daryl Hannah - Roxanne
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:date, seduction, sex]
  • “- C.D. Bales: Do you know the phrase carpe diem?
    - Chris: It's, it's fish, fish bait, right?”

    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    Rick Rossovich - Chris
  • “- C.D. Bales: You said you didn't want a coat!
    - Roxanne: I was being ironic.
    - C.D. Bales: Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh, '83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped...” (continue)
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    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    Daryl Hannah - Roxanne
    [Tag:irony, smoking]
  • “- Dixie: It's a riddle. What can you sit on, sleep on, and brush your teeth with?
    - C.D. Bales: I don't know.
    - Dixie: A chair, a bed, and a toothbrush.
    - C.D. Bales: What's the point?
    - Dixie: The point is that sometimes the answer is so obvious, you don't even realize it. It's as plain as the nose on your face.”

    Shelley Duvall - Dixie
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:answers]
  • “- C.D. Bales: It's hypnotic, isn't it?
    - Chris: It's huge! It's enormous! It's gigantic! I mean, they said it was big, but I didn't expect it to be big!”

    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    Rick Rossovich - Chris
    [Tag:nose]
  • “I've been thinking about what attracted me to Chris. It wasn't the way he looked. Well, that's not true, at first it was the way he looked. But it was how he made me feel. He made me feel romantic, intelligent, feminine. But it wasn't him doing that, was it? It was you. You and your nose, Charlie. You have a big nose! You have a beautiful, great...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Daryl Hannah - Roxanne
    [Tag:feeling, love, nose]
  • “I'm tired of having a magnificient, fabulous, interesting nose. I want a cute little, petite, little button nose.”
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:nose]
  • “- Chris: What am I afraid of her for? She's no rocket scientist.
    - C.D. Bales: Well, actually, she is a rocket scientist.”

    Rick Rossovich - Chris
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:fear, girl, scientists]
  • “That's our new computer. We can pinpoint any fire in town with that. It's perfect for us, because, you know, we're the fire department.”
    Michael J. Pollard - Andy
    [Tag:computer, fire]
  • “I notice you don't have any tattoos. I think that's a wise choice. I don't think Jackie Onassis would've gone as far if she'd have had an anchor on her arm.”
    Steve Martin - C. D. Bales
    [Tag:success, tattoos]
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