“Thank You For Smoking” quotes(2005)
Plot – Nick Naylor, Polly Daley and Bobby Jay Bliss form the MOD Squad, that means the 'Merchants of Death Squad', and they all work for cigarettes, alcohol or weapons industries. Nick is the Big Tobacco spokesman and has to defend smokers' rights. To fight the battle against the health fanatics, Nick participates to many talk show and always gets the better of his opponents. He's very successful indeed and manages to advertise cigarettes even in the movies, but a series of revelations put his career at risks.
All actors – Joan Lunden, Eric Haberman, Aaron Eckhart, Mary Jo Smith, Todd Louiso, Jeff Witzke, J.K. Simmons, Marianne Muellerleile, Cameron Bright, Alex Diaz, Jordan Garrett, Courtney Taylor Burnessshow all
“Thank You For Smoking” Quotes 30 quotes
“That's the beauty of argument: if you argue correctly, you're never wrong.”
“- Joey Naylor: Do I have flexible morals?
- Nick Naylor: Let's say you became a lawyer and you were asked to defend a murderer worse than that, a child murderer now, the law states that every person deserves a fair trial, would you defend him?
- Joey Naylor: I don't know, I guess every person deserves a fair defense.
- Nick Naylor: So do...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Jack: I'm going to impale your mom on a spike and feed her dead body to my dog with syphilis.
- Brad: You got me!
- Jack: Inside joke.”
“- Senator Lothridge: Mr. Naylor we're hear to examine the possibility of a warning label on cigarettes. I have to ask you out of formality: do you believe that smoking cigarettes, over time, can lead to lung cancer and lead to other respiratory conditions such as emphysema?
- Nick Naylor: Yes. In fact, I think you'd be hard pressed to find...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Senator Ortolan Finistirre: What are you going to do when he turns 18? C'mon, Mr. Naylor. On his 18th birthday will you share a cigarette with him? Will you spend a lovely afternoon like one of your ludicrous cigarette advertisements? You seem to have to have a lot to say about how we should raise our children. What of your own? What are you...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Right there, looking into Joey's eyes, it all came back in a rush. Why I do what I do. Defending the defenseless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers.”
“- Nick Naylor: That's disgusting!
- Bobby Jay Bliss: It's American.”
“The sole purpose of their meetings is to compete for the highest death tolls and how to compare strategies on how to dupe the American people.”
“These days, when someone smokes in the movies, they're either a psychopath or a European.”
“Few people on this planet knows what it is to be truly despised. Can you blame them? I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day. The face of cigarettes, the Colonel Sanders of nicotine.”
“Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.”
“My job requires a certain moral flexibility.”
“- Nick Naylor: Now what we need is a smoking role model. A real winner.
- Jeff Megall: Indiana Jones meets Jerry Maguire.
- Nick Naylor: Right, on two packs a day.”
“The real demonstrated #1 killer in America is cholesterol. If we want to talk numbers, how about the millions of people dying of heart attacks?”