“You've Got Mail” quotes

Movie You've Got Mail
Nora Ephron directed this movie in 1998
Title You've Got Mail
Year 1998
Director Nora Ephron
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Plot – Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly live and work a few blocks away from each other on the Upper West Side of New York. They go to the same grocer - Zabars - and they have coffee in the same Starbucks. Joe lives with Patricia Eden, a brilliant editor and a very attractive woman, while Kathleen lives with Frank, an enthusiastic and cultured journalist. They are both convinced that their lives, and their relationships, are fully satisfactory until they meet each other on a chat line and they start talking. HIdden under the pseudonyms 'NY152' and 'Shopgirl', Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly end up telling every single detail of their private lives to their correspondent, without revealing their real identity.
All actors – Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Heather Burns, Dave Chappelle, Dabney Coleman, John Randolph, Hallee Hirsh, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Cara Seymour, Katie Finneran, Michael Badalucco, Deborah Rush, Veanne Cox, Bruce Jay Friedman, Sara Ramirez, Howard Spiegel, Diane Sokolow, Julie Kass, Reiko Aylesworth, Katie Sagona, Kathryn Meisle, Nina Zoie Lam, Maggie Murphy, Michelle Blakely, Meredith White, Dianne Dreyer, Julie Galdieri, Leila Nichols, Mary A. Kelly, Chris Messina, Ronobir Lahiri, André Sogliuzzo, Peter A. Mian, Richard Cohen, Enzo Angileri, Nick Brown, Ann Fleuchaus, Neil Bonin, Bill McHugh, Santiago Quinones, Lynn Grossman, Dolores Sirianni, Nicole Bernadette, , Jane Adams, Cecelia Antoinette, Jason Cicardo, Elwood Edwards, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Gideon Jacobs, Brick Mason, Scott Mullin, Antonio Robles, Logan Steinhardt
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  • “The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • “- Annabelle Fox: Maureen's getting a divorce.
    - Joe Fox: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that.
    - Maureen, the Nanny: [giggling] It's my own fault. Never marry a man who lies.
    - Joe Fox: That is so wise, yes. Annabelle, remember that.”

    Hallee Hirsh - Annabelle Fox
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    Katie Finneran - Maureen, the Nanny
    [Tag:lies, marriage, men]
  • "The Godfather" is the I Ching. "The Godfather" is the sum of all wisdom. "The Godfather" is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? "Leave the gun, take the cannoli". What day of the week is it? "Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday."
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    [Tag:movie, quotations]
  • “Don't you just love New York in the fall?”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    [Tag:autumn, new york]
  • “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • “- Kathleen Kelly: Why did you stop by again? I forget.
    - Joe Fox: I wanted to be your friend.
    - Kathleen Kelly: Oh.
    - Joe Fox: I knew it wasn't... possible. What can I say, sometimes a guy just wants the impossible.”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • “Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life, well, valuable, but small, and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • “- Frank Navasky: Name me one thing, one, that we've gained from technology.
    - Kathleen Kelly: Electricity.
    - Frank Navasky: That's one.
    [points to Kathleen Kelly's computer]
    - Frank Navasky: You think this machine is your friend, but it's not.”

    Greg Kinnear - Frank Navasky
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • “Brinkley is my dog. He loves the streets of New York as much as I do, although he likes to eat bits of pizza and bagels off the sidewalk and I prefer to buy them.”
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    [Tag:dogs, food]
  • “- Nelson Fox: Perfect. Keep those West-Side liberal nuts, psudo-intellectuals...
    - Joe Fox: Readers, Dad. They're called readers.
    - Nelson Fox: Don't do that, son. Don't romanticize them.”

    Dabney Coleman - Nelson Fox
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    [Tag:name, reading]
  • “Well, as far as I'm concerned, the Internet is just another way of being rejected by women.”
    Steve Zahn - George Pappas
  • “I always take a relationship to the next level. If that works out, I take it to the next level after that, until I finally reach that level when it becomes absolutely necessary for me to leave.”
    Dave Chappelle - Kevin Jackson
  • “People are always telling you that change is a good thing. But all they're really saying is that something you didn't want to happen at all... has happened.”
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • “- Joe Fox: Happy Thanksgiving... it's your turn to say Happy Thanksgiving back.
    - Rose, Zabars Cashier: Happy Thanksgiving back.”

    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    Sara Ramirez - Rose, Zabars Cashier
  • “- Kathleen Kelly: I could never be with someone who has a boat.
    - Joe Fox: I have a boat.
    - Kathleen Kelly: Oh.
    - Joe Fox: Which clinches it, we'll never be together.”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • “- Kathleen Kelly: Is it infidelity if you're involved with somebody on email?
    - Christina Plutzker: Have you had sex?
    - Kathleen Kelly: No, of course not! I don't even know him.
    - Christina Plutzker: No, I mean cyber sex.
    - Kathleen Kelly: No.
    - Christina Plutzker: Well, you know what? Don't do it, 'cause the minute you do, they lose all respect...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    Heather Burns - Christina Plutzker
    [Tag:internet, respect, sex]
  • “- Kathleen Kelly: Wow, I keep on bumping into you.
    - Joe Fox: Yeah.
    - Kathleen Kelly: I hope your mango's ripe.
    - Joe Fox: I think it is. Hey, you want to bump into me on, say, Saturday around lunchtime? Over there?”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • “Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one! It got on at 42nd and off at 59th, where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are.”
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • “- Nelson Fox: I just have to meet someone new, that's all. That's the easy part.
    - Joe Fox: Oh right, yeah, a snap to find the one single person in the world who fills your heart with joy.
    - Nelson Fox: Well, don't be ridiculous. Have I ever been with anyone who fit that description? Have you?”

    Dabney Coleman - Nelson Fox
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • “When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    [Tag:books, childhood]
  • “Technologically speaking, the world's out of hand. Take the VCR. The whole idea of a VCR is that it makes it possible for you to tape what's on television while you're out of the house. But the whole point of being out of the house is so you can miss what's on television. Radio. Now there's a medium I can get behind.”
    Greg Kinnear - Frank Navasky
  • “I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York. Just the beat of my own heart. I have mail... from you.”
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    [Tag:heart, sound]
  • “- Kathleen Kelly: I love daisies.
    - Joe Fox: You told me.
    - Kathleen Kelly: They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”

    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox