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Barfly (film) Quotes

Barfly (film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Barfly stopped airing in 1970.

It features Presenter: as producer, Jack Baran in charge of musical score, and Robby Müller as head of cinematography.

Barfly (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Barfly (film) is 97 minutes long. Barfly (film) is distributed by Cannon Film Distributors.

The cast includes: Faye Dunaway as Wanda, Mickey Rourke as Henry, J.C. Quinn as Jim, Alice Krige as Tully, Frank Stallone as Eddie, and Gloria LeRoy as Grandma Moses.

Barfly (film) Quotes

Faye Dunaway as Wanda

  • (Faye Dunaway) "Listen, I drink. And when I drink, I move in the wrong direction --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I hate the police, don't you?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "I don't know, but I seem to feel better when they're not around."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Maybe he had a reason to kill those people."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Yeah well most people think they do."

Mickey Rourke as Henry

  • (Mickey Rourke) "This is a world where everybody's gotta do something. Y'know, somebody laid down this rule that everybody's gotta do something, they gotta be something. You know, a dentist, a glider pilot, a narc, a janitor, a preacher, all that."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I don't wanna do. All the things that I don't wanna be. Places I don't wanna go, like India, like getting my teeth cleaned. Save the whale, all that, I don't understand that."
  • (J.C. Quinn) "You're not supposed to think about it. I think the whole trick is, not to think about it."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "I remember ordering a draught, barkeep. What, are you out of brew, or has that lobotomy finally taken hold?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Grow's for plants. I hate roots."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Your mother's c*** stinks like carpet cleaner."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "So you hired a dick to find an asshole?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "That's it."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's what?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "I'm broke. Can't buy another drink."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You mean you don't have any money?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "No money, no job, no rent. Hey, I'm back to normal."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "You know, in the guest house, you could write in peace."
  • (Alice Krige) "Hey, Tully baby, nobody who could write worth a damn could ever write in peace, Jesus."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Why did it have to be Eddie? He symbolizes everything that disgusts me. Obviousness. Unoriginal macho energy. Ladies man --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You're right. He's not much"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "And as my hands drop the last desperate pen, in some cheap room, they will find me there and never know my name, my meaning, nor the treasure of my escape."

Alice Krige as Tully

  • (Alice Krige) "Why did you send your stuff to us?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Well, I liked the title of the mag. It boggled my scrotum."
  • (Alice Krige) "Why don't you stop drinking? Anybody can be a drunk."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth."
  • (Alice Krige) "I take it you don't care for my world."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Well, baby, look around. It's a, it's a cage with golden bars."
  • (Alice Krige) "Do you need a drink?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Yeah, like a spider needs a fly."
  • (Alice Krige) "You can really write. Why do you live like a bum?"
  • (Mickey Rourke) "I am a bum. What do you want me to do? Do you want me to write about the sufferings of the upper classes?"
  • (Alice Krige) "This may be news to you but they suffer too."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Hey baby, nobody suffers like the poor."

Frank Stallone as Eddie

  • (Frank Stallone) "I'd hate to be you if I were me."
  • (Frank Stallone) "All you gotta do is beg for a little mercy."
  • (Mickey Rourke) "Quittin' to you would be like swallowin' piss for eternity."

Gloria LeRoy as Grandma Moses

  • (Old Fart) "Now look. Twenty bucks for that kind of head is outrageous."
  • (Gloria LeRoy) "I did ya good, old fart. I did ya good. I oughta bit your champagne cork off."
  • (Old Fart) "I'm givin' ya fifteen bucks."
  • (Gloria LeRoy) "Twenty bucks. Nobody in this neighborhood can swallow paste like I can."

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