“This Boy's Life” quotes(1993)
Plot – The '50s were years of optimism in America. The war was over, the economy was growing, the men returned home and all the rules were changing. Caroline Wolff, a divorced woman with a teenage son, is the typical icon of that period. With few money but many hopes, Caroline and Toby travel the country believing things are going to change for the better. Unfortunately, Caroline's attempts to start over seem destined to fail. She's often fired and the men she meets aren't the right ones, so she continues to travel with his son until they arrive in the northwest of the country. Here Caroline meets Dwight Hansen.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Blechman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Zachary Ansley, Tracey Ellis, Kathy Kinney, Robert Zameroski, Tobey Maguireshow all
“This Boy's Life” Quotes 19 quotes
“Dwight said I had as much chance of passing the test as he had of farting his way through the star spangled banner.”
A neighbor of mine says, "Looking for nice churches, come to Concrete. Looking for sin, go to Hell".
“You're so afraid that someone's gonna get something that you never had. It's what makes you mean. And you know something, Dwight? One of these days, all of that meanness is gonna snap back and slap you right in the face.”
“What about me? When is it ever Dwight's turn for some consideration? What about me? I'll tell you one thing: You'll remember me!”
“- Principal Shippy: He violated school property and he flouted the law.
- Caroline Wolff Hansen: Can you say that in English, please?
- Principal Shippy: He wrote obscene words on the wall.”
“You can want in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills first.”
“- Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: My application forms must've come today and he threw 'em away!
- Dwight Hansen: Hey, I thought I was helping him. Thought I save him some trouble, 'cause he got no chance of gettin' into some fancy prep school.”
“You can get it doggy-style or you can get it laying on your side. Those are your only choices. This is my house and I get to say. Got it?”
“I know a thing or two about a thing or two!”
“- Caroline Wolff Hansen: I love you.
- Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: I know that, mom. I've always known that.”
“- Caroline Wolff Hansen: You know something, Dwight? It's not so much that you've been dissapointing. It's that you've been consistantly dissapointing!
- Dwight Hansen: Oh, fancy, fancy talk. Fancy talk for a whore.”
“- Norma: Dad thinks he's some kind of big hunter.
- Pearl: Well, he killed a deer once.
- Norma: That was with the car, Pearl.”
“Sometimes I had to blame somebody; she was the only one there.”
“I don't have a dad. I never did. I sprang full-blown from my mother's imagination.”