“The Lonely Guy” quotes(1984)
Title The Lonely Guy
Director Arthur Hiller
Director Arthur Hiller
Plot – Larry Hubbard works in a publishing house writing greeting cards, but he aims to become a writer. When his girlfriend Danielle leaves him, Larry finds himself alone for the first time. One day Larry meets Warren Evans, a sad and dejected man too, and they become friends. When Warren tries to commit suicide, Larry saves him. As he cannot stand loneliness, Larry writes a book about lonely men: it's a success and Larry becomes famous. Danielle comes back but Larry goes on a cruise to forget her. There he finds his friend Jack together with Iris, a woman he met in a bar, and he thinks to commit suicide after knowing they want to get married, but Warren convinces him to stop, because love will come sooner or later.
All actors – Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Merv Griffin, Joyce Brothers, Candi Brough, Randi Brough, Julie Payne, Madison Arnold, Roger Robinsonshow all
“The Lonely Guy” Quotes 23 quotes
“- Warren: My hair doesn't grow long enough to swoop it over. Besides, I think when you see a guy with his hair swooped over, you know he's doing it to cover up something.
-Larry: Yeah, if a guy has a lot of hair, he's not gonna swoop it over.”
“- Iris: How long have you been a lonely guy?
- Larry: Is it that noticeable? What is it that gave me away?
- Iris: I know phony sweat when I smell it. When you first came in, I thought you were Larry Bird.”
“You know what gets me? I go to get a haircut, they charge me, like, four bucks, which is the same amount of money they would charge anybody to come in. But say a guy like Michael Landon goes into the shop where I go, they would charge him four bucks, yet he's got, like, a hundred times more hair than I do. By rights, they should be charging...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Larry: What'd you have for lunch?
- Warren: Toast.
- Larry: White?
- Warren: Rye.
- Larry: Good?
- Warren: Yeah.
- Larry: Sounds good.”
“- Larry: You know, the guys who always keep their hair are the guys who have no use for it at all, they're not trying to impress anybody.
- Warren: Who's that?
- Larry: Like bums. You ever seen a bald bum? They always have a beautiful head of hair.”
“- Larry: Iris, how old are you?
- Iris: Thirty.
- Larry: And you've had six husbands?
- Iris: That's a lot, isn't it?
- Larry: No, no, not really. When you think about it, it's just one every five years.”
“- Jack: Don't be so broken up about Danielle. She already dumped Raul, you know.
- Larry: She has?
- Jack: Yeah, she's living with a rock group now.”
“I'm not really jogging. I only ran about fifty yards. This is not real sweat, either. I sprayed it on. They sell this at sporting goods stores. It's made from the actual sweat of professional athletes. This was taken from a Boston Celtics basketball player immediately after a double overtime game.”
"Soon the primal fire began to burn in Lady Hookstraten's body. Her hips twitched and trembled as each fireball from Oliver's powerful cannon erupted like molten lava into the quivering mouth of her ever-fluttering love purse".
“Iris has run out of single women to fix me up with as a dinner date, so she wracks her brain and comes up with this widow who's fifteen years older than me, overweight with rotten teeth... You know, it doesn't sound all that bad. I mean, I like a full-figured woman. Teeth you can always fix. And what does age matter if you've got a good...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Larry: Oh, I hate these places. Don't you? It's like, most of these guys are just here for one thing. I guess I want to meet someone I can talk to, just get to know. And go to dinners with, and museums, art galleries. I think what I'm looking for is more of a real relationship.
- Girl in Bar: Oh, that's great, Larry. But I just came here to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Warren: I don't like to take naps. I don't like to wake up more than once a day. Because when I first wake up I get that shock of who I am and everything. I really don't like to do that more than once a day.
- Larry: Ya.”
“- Larry:I don't have anything in my place, I just left with a suitcase. I lost my comb. This morning, I had to brush my hair with my toothbrush. I mean, I cleaned it out really good so I feel more comfortable, but it takes about twenty minutes. Does it look okay?
- Warren: No, it looks good, I was just thinking about how good it looks.
- Larry:...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Warren: Ever think of getting a dog?
- Larry: A dog!
- Warren: Dogs are great. They leap all over you. They lick your face. They don't even have to like you. It's their instinct. Hitler had a dog. That dog went crazy over him.”
“You want to know the place I'll have in your life? You'll have a beautiful wife, great kids, lovely home, and I'll be your bachelor friend who you feel you have to invite to your dinner party because you haven't seen me in ages.”
“I remember after I saw Rocky, I ran out in the park jogging, shadow boxing. Some guy came up to me and punched me right in the face.”