Other Titles • Terms of Endearment • Zeit der Zärtlichkeit (1984)
Quotes from Terms of Endearment (1983)
Garrett Breedlove: I like the lights on. Aurora Greenway: Then go home and turn them on.
Aurora Greenway: I just didn't want you to think I was like one of your other girls. Garrett Breedlove: Not much chance of that unless you curtsy on my face real soon.
Aurora Greenway: Do you have any reaction at all to my telling you I love you? Garrett Breedlove: I was just inches from a clean getaway.
[Lying in the surf after being thrown from the car] Garrett Breedlove: If you wanted to get me on my back, all you had to do was ask me.
[Upon hearing of her daughter's pregnancy] Aurora Greenway: Why should I be happy about being a grandmother? Flap Horton: Does this mean you won't be knitting the baby any booties?
Aurora Greenway: It's past ten. My daughter is in pain. I don't understand why she has to have this pain. All she has to do is hold out until ten, and IT'S PAST TEN! My daughter is in pain, can't you understand that! GIVE MY DAUGHTER THE SHOT!
Aurora Greenway: Would you like to come in? Garrett Breedlove: I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
Sam Burns: You're a very rude young woman. I know Douglas from the Rotary and I can't believe he'd want you treating customers so badly. Checkout Girl: I don't think I was treating her badly. Sam Burns: Then you must be from New York.
Patsy Clark: You're my touchstone, Emma!
Garrett Breedlove: You're gonna need a lot of drinks. Aurora Greenway: To break the ice? Garrett Breedlove: To kill the bug you have up your ass.
Aurora Greenway: I just don't want to fight anymore. Emma Horton: What do you mean? When do we fight? Aurora Greenway: WHEN do we FIGHT? I always think of us as fighting! Emma Horton: That's because you're never satisfied with me.
Aurora Greenway: Gorgeous isn't everything.
Aurora Greenway: This is my moment.
Aurora Greenway: Don't worship me until I've earned it.
Aurora Greenway: He can't even do the simple things, like fail locally.
Emma Horton: You don't know how lucky you are, you know. Everybody wants to go to Des Moines. People come from all over the world just to get one look at Des Moines before they die.
Garrett Breedlove: A hundred and six astronauts in the whole fucking world and I'm one of 'em!
Aurora Greenway: Not that it's any of your business... Oh, let's just leave it at that.
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