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A Love Song for Bobby Long Quotes

A Love Song for Bobby Long is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . A Love Song for Bobby Long stopped airing in 1970.

It features Shainee Gabel as producer, Nathan Larson (musician) in charge of musical score, and Elliot Davis (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

A Love Song for Bobby Long is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of A Love Song for Bobby Long is 120 minutes long. A Love Song for Bobby Long is distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment.

The cast includes: John Travolta as Bobby Long, Gabriel Macht as Lawson Pines, Scarlett Johansson as Pursy Will, John Travolta as Epitaph on Bobby Long's gravestone at the end of the movie, Clayne Crawford as Lee, and Deborah Kara Unger as Georgianna.

A Love Song for Bobby Long Quotes

John Travolta as Bobby Long

  • (John Travolta) "Well, years ago he trusted my opinion."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Years ago you were easier to trust."
  • (John Travolta) "Think she'll come right home?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Where else would a teenage girl go but straight home to her endlessly entertaining middle-age room mates?"
  • (John Travolta) "Now just exactly who is Plato and who is Socrates in this equation? Cause f***, I'll just stay out."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "You are Socrates, of course. You are the teacher."
  • (John Travolta) "god**** right I am."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "I wish you'd all just shut up. Cause if it's gonna be like this, I ain't learning nothing."
  • (John Travolta) "Girl, your English is f***ing atrocious."
  • (John Travolta) "Happiness makes up in height, what it lacks in length."
  • (John Travolta) "Lawson is not in love with you."
  • (Deborah Kara Unger) "Bobby, I don't think thats any of your damn business."
  • (John Travolta) "I've seen him with a woman that he can't get enough of. A woman that's crawled into every molecule of his being. That consumed his every thought and turned him into a creature of devotion and obsession. I have the scars of that love on my face, have ya told her about that? Have you told her about the difference between true love and a warm bed to pass the time away?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Oh cool it man. Don't go after her, I never said I was going anywhere."
  • (John Travolta) "I only speak the truth. The woman deserves to know the truth. And you, you're free to do as you please."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Am I, really? Finally free huh?"
  • (John Travolta) "I wanna say something on this occasion where I celebrate my love and frienships with one another. Friend, my enemy, I call you out. You, you, you there with a bad thorn in your side. You there, my friend, with a winning air. Who pawned the lie on me when he looked brassly at my shyest secret. With my whole heart under your hammer. That though I loved him for his faults as much as for his good. My friend were an enemy upon stilts with his head in a cunning cloud."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Bravo, man. Now why dont you come out and f***ing say what you really mean. Does every word out of your mouth have to be in character? Or is that the idea? Just to be anyone but who you really are. You want to tell me that your disappointed in me? Cause maybe im disappointed in you. You know I never asked to write your damn book. Your redemption and my penance, right? Havent I paid? Nine f***ing years. I'm sorry. I am sorry all right. I am so f***ing sorry."
  • (John Travolta) "It's Dylan Thomas. That's an easy one."
  • (John Travolta) "And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.; Robert Frost"
  • (John Travolta) "Mother, go make my bed, / Make it long and narrow. / My true love died for me yesterday, / I shall die for him tomorrow. She was buried in a church house yard, / And he was buried there beside her. And from his grave grew roses red, / From hers grew green briar. They grew and they grew so very high, / Till they could grow no higher; And at the top grew a true lovers' knot, / Twined with green briar."
  • (John Travolta) "We cannot tear out a single page of our lives, but we can throw the whole book in the fire."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "George Sand."
  • (John Travolta) "Now I thought that would be a hard one."
  • (John Travolta) "It's all right, I can walk to the curb from here. Get me a beer."
  • (John Travolta) "He can make a lovely corpse."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Come on, man. Charles Dickens. You serious? Martin Chuzzlewit."
  • (John Travolta) "Smart ass."
  • (John Travolta) "I'm not worth this much --"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "f*** no you aren't."
  • (John Travolta) "Someone should have told those Creole people we got something called winter in Louisiana"
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Well, y'all might've improved on their oversight with this cool new invention called HEAT."
  • (John Travolta) "Pursy, where'd you put the vodka?"
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "You told me to hide it."
  • (John Travolta) "I did. But where did you hide it?"
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "I'm not supposed to tell you, remember?"
  • (John Travolta) "god****, you don't do anything else I tell you to do. Now where is it?"
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Lawson. Bobby's trying to get me to tell him where the vodka is again."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Pursy, it is Christmas."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Oh whatever. It's under the back stairs."

Gabriel Macht as Lawson Pines

  • (Gabriel Macht) "You know, I knew your mother pretty well."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "How well?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "She was hard to understand. But she kept the door to her heart open."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Well, the way I heard it was more of a revolving door, now, wasn't it?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Get up old man. I hear we gotta take you to the doctor and get that of your pecker."
  • (John Travolta) "What do you care? You'd slice it up anyway."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Doesn't mean I want my book getting the clap."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "We die only once, and for such a long time."
  • (John Travolta) "Molière."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "It was our home that night. All of ours. We both knew we should tell her the truth, but every day felt like the wrong day. And Christmas is as good a day as any to believe in fairy tales. That night reminded Bobby and me of a time in our lives we'd both chosen to forget until she'd arrived. It felt good to remember, if just for a little while."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Autumn comes slowly in New Orleans. The grass remains a stubborn green, but the heat gives way to a gentle warmth. Pursy did begin to catch on in school. She was surprised. We weren't. Winter arrived before we realized the sunlit hours of summer had waned. So now the wine began to outlast the day and that was more than anyone could've asked for."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "That girl looks so much like Lorraine. Remember the first time you took me to see her sing was my first time in New Orleans."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "I was so taken."
  • (John Travolta) "Well -- you were kind of. You were kind of sheltered. Choked by that silver spoon."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "I thought she was so beautiful."
  • (John Travolta) "She was."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Time was never a friend to Bobby Long. It would conspire against him, allowing him to believe in a generous nature and then rob him blind everytime. We'd lost Lorraine. All of us. But long before she died."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Some people reach a place in time where they've gone as far as they can. A place where wives and jobs collide with desire. That which is unknowable and those who remain out of sight. See what it is invisible and you will see what to write. That's how Bobby used to put it. It was the invisible people he wanted to live with. The ones that we walk past everday, the ones we sometimes become. The ones in books who live only in someones mind's eye. He was a man who was destined to go through life and not around it. A man who was sure the shortest path to Heaven was straight through Hell. But the truth of his handicap lay only in a mind both exalted and crippled by too many stories and the path he chose to become one. Bobby Long's tragic flaw was his romance with all that he saw. And I guess if people want to believe in some form of justice, then Bobby Long got his for a song."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "New Orleans is a siren of a city. A place of fables and illusion. A place Lorraine had to escape from and Bobby and I had to escape to. Away from Alabama, away from lives that no longer belong to us."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Winter never feels truly at home in New Orleans. An unwelcomed visitor that shows up long enough to remind us of what we're missing, then leaves us just in time for us to forget again."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "You know you eat like s***?"
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "You drink too much."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Okay."

Scarlett Johansson as Pursy Will

  • (Cecil) "Your mama thought you were golden so we named you after yellow flowers and corn. This is you here --"
  • (Cecil) "-- pretty, golden purslane."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Purslane's really a weed, you know. A neighbor told me when I was 9 and I ran over his tomato plants. He said all gardeners hate purslane."
  • (Cecil) "Yeah, and dandelions. Doesn't stop kids from making wishes on 'em."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Why'd ya'll leave that school?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "It's complicated. So many reasons."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Tell me one."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "A lot happened really fast. And New Orleans, all this, seemed romantic at the time."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Is it? Is it romantic?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "It has its moments."
  • (Scarlett Johansson) "Everyone knows that books are better than life. That's why they're books."

Clayne Crawford as Lee

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Deborah Kara Unger as Georgianna

  • (Deborah Kara Unger) "So now what? Lorraine finally kick ya'll out?"
  • (John Travolta) "No -- she never would. Besides, God wouldn't let that happen."
  • (Gabriel Macht) "Really? And why not?"
  • (John Travolta) "Cause God knows me and I know God."

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