“The Last Days of Disco” quotes(1998)
Plot – Alice and Charlotte have just finished college and work together in a publishing house sharing with Holly their small apartment in Yorkville, Manhattan. Charlotte comforts Alice, who has never had a boyfriend, until one evening they meet Jimmy and Tom, an advertiser and a lawyer. As Charlotte and Alice meet all the guy's friends, their cohabitation worsens. Alice leaves the apartment and dates Joss, Jimmy loses his job and flies to Spain, Charlotte gets pregnant and leaves New York, the bar where everyone used to meet closes and their beloved disco music loses success.
All actors – Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin, Matt Keeslar, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Beals, Matt Ross, Tara Subkoff, Burr Steers, David Thornton, Jaid Barrymoreshow all
“The Last Days of Disco” Quotes 35 quotes
“I just think its so important to be in control of your own destiny. Not to fall into that 50s cliche of waiting by the phone for guys to call. The right ones never do. Those who do you have to make the most ridiculousexcuses to. The nice ones get hurt feelings. The jerks will corner you into going out anyway. You might find yourself with some...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Why is it that when people have sex with strangers on their mind their IQ just drops like 40 points?”
“Group social life has its place, but at a certain point other biological factors come into play. Our bodies weren't really designed for group social life. A certain amount of pairing off was always part of the original plan.”
“- Alice: I think it's much better to wait until things happen naturally. Forcing things never works.
- Charlotte: That's not true. Forcing things usually works beautifully.”
“Whenever you can, throw the word sexy - into a conversation. Its a kind of a signal. Like, um, there's something really sexy about strobe lights. Or, eh, this fabric is so sexy.”
“Before disco, this country was a dancing wasteland. You know the Woodstock generation of the 1960s that were so full of themselves and conceited? None of those people could dance.”
“I'm not an addict. I'm a habitual user.”
“Disco will never be over. It will always live in our minds and hearts. Something like this, that was this big, and this important, and this great, will never die. Oh, for a few years - maybe many years - it'll be considered passé and ridiculous. It will be misrepresented and caricatured and sneered at, or - worse - completely ignored. People...” (continue)(continue reading)
- Des: Do yuppies even exist? No one says, "I am a yuppie", it's always the other guy who's a yuppie. I think for a group to exist, somebody has to admit to be part of it.
- Dan: Of course yuppies exist. Most people would say you two are prime specimens.
- Josh: Take The Tortoise and the Hare. Okay, the tortoise won one race. Do you think that hare is really going to lose any more races to turtles? Not on your life.
- Alice: I like that tortoise.
- Josh: So do I. But if you were a betting person, would you say, "That tortoise won against the hare; in future races I'm backing him"? No. That race... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Dan: You know, Alice, except for politics, we've got a lot in common: We're both pretty serious, and, I think, respect each other's bases for judgment. Occasionally I get reactionary thoughts, too.
- Alice: I'm not reactionary.
- Dan: Well, aesthetically.”
“What if in a few years we don't marry some corporate lawyer? What if we marry some meatball, like you? Or not you, personally, but someone with similarly low socioeconomic prospects.”
You know that Shakespearean admonition, "To thine own self be true"? It's premised on the idea that "thine own self" is something pretty good, being true to which is commendable. But what if "thine own self" is not so good? What if it's pretty bad? Would it be better, in that case, not to be true to thine own self?... See, that's my situation.
“- Alice: What do men think about women's breasts?
- Des: Well, it's not just something you blurt out. It's far more complicated and nuanced.”
“- Des: It's women like you whose attitudes towards men are so dehumanizing.
- Charlotte: Like what?
- Des: That men are swine, obsessed with large breasts and the sex act, devoid of any idealistic romantic sensibility. When, in fact, we have that idealistic sensibility, in spades. For instance, you have no idea what men really think about...” (continue)(continue reading)