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Breaking Away Quotes

Breaking Away is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Breaking Away ended in 1970.

It features Peter Yates as producer, and Matthew F. Leonetti as head of cinematography.

Breaking Away is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Breaking Away is 101 minutes long. Breaking Away is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Dennis Christopher as Dad, Jackie Earle Haley as Mom, Dennis Christopher as Dave, Jackie Earle Haley as Moocher, Amy Wright as Nancy, Daniel Stern as Cyril, Dennis Quaid as Mike, Robyn Douglass as Katherine, P.J. Soles as Suzy, and Hart Bochner as Rod.

Breaking Away Quotes

Daniel Stern as Cyril

  • (Daniel Stern) "Hey. Are you really gonna shave your legs?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Certo. All the Italians do it."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Ah. Some country. The women don't shave theirs."
  • (Daniel Stern) "I wonder what its like to kiss a coed. I wonder about that a lot."
  • (Daniel Stern) "You know what I'd like to be? A cartoon of some kind. You know, like when they get hit in the head with a frying pan or something, and their head looks like the frying pan, with the handle and everything? They they just go booiing"
  • (Daniel Stern) "and their head comes back to normal? Wouldn't that be great?"
  • (Dennis Quaid) "How'd you get to be so stupid, Cyril?"
  • (Daniel Stern) "I don't know -- I guess I just have a dumb heredity. What's your excuse, Michael?"
  • (Daniel Stern) "I sure miss playing basketball. I got depressed as hell when my athlete's foot and jock itch went away."
  • (Mike's Brother) "How are you fellas doing?"
  • (Daniel Stern) "Well, we're a little disturbed by developments in the Middle East, but --"
  • (Daniel Stern) "I was sure I was going to get that scholarship. My dad of course was sure I wasn't. When I didn't, he was real understanding, you know. He loves to do that. He loves to be understanding when I fail."
  • (Daniel Stern) "When you're 16 they call it Sweet 16 and when you're 18 you get to drink and and vote and see dirty movies. What the hell do you get to do when you're 19?"
  • (Dennis Quaid) "You leave home."
  • (Daniel Stern) "My Dad said that Jesus never went further than 50 miles from his home."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Well, look what happened to him."
  • (Daniel Stern) "You know what I'd like to be?"
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Smart."

Jackie Earle Haley as Moocher

  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Oh, Dave, try not to become Catholic on us."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "I wonder if I have to have a job to qualify."
  • (Amy Wright) "I don't think so. I think it's mostly blood and relatives that they're interested in."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Blood and relatives -- well, that's great. I got both of them."
  • (Owner of Car Wash) "You're a little late; but I guess you won't let that happen again."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Sorry."
  • (Owner of Car Wash) "Here's your sponge and here's your rag and there's your place --"
  • (Owner of Car Wash) "-- and don't forget to punch the clock, "Shorty.""
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Mike, the time comes when we just all have to go our own ways, you know."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Oh, you're a real adult, aren't ya. B-town boy grows up."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Hey, come on in, Dave."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Nah, I read where this Italian coach said its no good to go swimmin' right after a race."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Who's swimmin'? I'm takin' a leak."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "So, you see, I think you really should go. I think you should come home, singing, with a trophy. I think you should do all those things while you can."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I win this one for you Mama."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Doesn't look that bad to me --"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "That's cause you don't have to ride it."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Well, you know, you don't have to ride it either, Dave. We're not gonna beg you."
  • (Daniel Stern) "We may plead, but we would never beg."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Sure looks like they've got it made."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "That's because they're rich."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Italians are poor, but they're happy."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "Yeah? Maybe in Italy."

Dennis Christopher as Dave

  • (Dennis Christopher) "No, I don't feel lucky to be alive. I feel lucky I'm not dead. There's a difference."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "You know, them college boys ain't so smart. I sold one of my worst cars to one of 'em today. They ain't too smart."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Well, I'm supposed to take this college entrance exam."
  • (Daniel Stern) "Are you gonna go to college?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Hell no. I just want to see if I can pass."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "How you feelin'?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Tired, Pop."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Exhausted."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Yeah."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Good. Get used to it. From now on its gonna be more of the same. Let's go home."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "You hear from your folks, Mooch?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Yeah, my dad called. He wanted to know if the house was sold. He could use the money something fierce."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Well, you can come and live with me when it's sold. In Italy, everybody lives together."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Since you won that Italian bike, man, you've been acting weird. You're really getting to think you're Italian, aren't you?"
  • (Daniel Stern) "I wouldn't mind thinking I was somebody myself."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "You guys still go swimmin' in the quarries?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Sure."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "So, the only thing you got to show for my 20 years of work is the holes we left behind?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Hi, Kathy."
  • (Robyn Douglass) "Oh, God, what did you do to yourself?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I just, uh --"
  • (Robyn Douglass) "Oh, I liked you better before. Oh, what happened to your cornicello?"
  • (Robyn Douglass) "Now you look like everybody else."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I am everybody else."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Refund? Refund? Are you crazy. Refund? Refund? Refund?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Pop, can I have this Saturday off?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Hell no."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Eh, just this once, Pop. The Italians are coming Saturday."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I don't care if the second coming's coming."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Moocher, you're Catholic, right?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Yeah."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Did you ever go to confession?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Twice."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Did it make you feel better?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Once."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "You mean we might be a father?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "No. I might be a father. And your mom might be a mother. And YOU might be a brother. See, that way I keep it all in the family."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Wow. Hey, I didn't think people your age --"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "The next word may be your last, kid."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "What's the matter? What are you cryin' for? I think you lost your wallet or something. I didn't want you to be this miserable. A little bit's all I asked for."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Hi ya, big shot."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Bon jour, Papa."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I was thinking of taking French, but, it's my first year. Have you ever seen la Tour de France?"
  • (French Girl) "No."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "No? Mon Dieu. The French riders; they're the best."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Everybody cheats. I just didn't know."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Well, now you know."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I dreamed all last night, that everyone I ever sold a car to came back for a refund. And there you were, handing out the checks. One for you, and one for you --"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "What? Are you afraid?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Yeah, a little bit. And then there's the rest of the guys."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Well, you took the exam. Did all right, didn't you?"
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Yes."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Well, that's; that's good."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Buon giorno, papa."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I'm not "papa." I'm your god-damned father."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Italianos; like the nightingales they sing. Like the eagles they fly."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Speakin' of flies, eh, you brought a helluva lot of flies in with ya."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "What is this?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "It's sauteed zucchini."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "It's I-ty food. I don't want no I-ty food."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "It's not. I got it at the A&P.; It's like -- squash."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "I know I-ty food when I hear it. It's all them "eenie" foods -- zucchini -- and linguine -- and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit. I want French Fries."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Oh, get off the table, Fellini."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Hey, that's my cat. His name's Jake, not Fellini. I won't have any "eenie" in this house."
  • (Dennis Christopher) "Your name's Jake, you understand?"

Dennis Quaid as Mike

  • (Dennis Quaid) "The only thing I'm afraid of is wastin' the rest of my life with you guys."
  • (Daniel Stern) "I thought that was the whole plan. That we were going to waste the rest of our lives together."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "That's the place to be right there, Wyoming. Nothin' but prairies and mountains and nobody around. All you need is your bed roll and a good horse."
  • (Daniel Stern) "Don't forget your toothbrush. You're still in your cavity-prone years."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "They're gonna keep callin' us "cutters." To them, it's just a dirty word. To me, it's just somethin' else I never got a chance to be."
  • (Dennis Quaid) "They want a fight, we'll give 'em a fight."
  • (Daniel Stern) "We rednecks are few -- college paleface students are many. I counsel peace."

Amy Wright as Nancy

  • (Amy Wright) "You know what?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "No, what?"
  • (Amy Wright) "I'm leaving home, that's what."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "What? Where are you going?"
  • (Amy Wright) "About 5 blocks south."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Yeah?"
  • (Amy Wright) "I found this little place, it's so cute I could scream."

P.J. Soles as Suzy

  • (P.J. Soles) "Oh, hi Rod, I just wanted you to know that there's some guy outside with a guitar serenading Kath."

Hart Bochner as Rod

  • (Hart Bochner) "You haven't pledged any sorority yet?"
  • (Unnamed) "No."
  • (Hart Bochner) "You should. Most frat guys won't go out with dormies. I'm the exception."
  • (Unnamed) "Say, you're on the swimming team, huh?"
  • (Hart Bochner) "Yep. Breaststroke."

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