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Terms of Endearment Quotes

Terms of Endearment is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Terms of Endearment stopped airing in 1970.

It features James L. Brooks as producer, Michael Gore in charge of musical score, and Andrzej Bartkowiak as head of cinematography.

Terms of Endearment is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Terms of Endearment is 132 minutes long. Terms of Endearment is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway, Jeff Daniels as Flap Horton, Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove, Shane Sherwin as Emma Horton, John Lithgow as Sam Burns, Shane Sherwin as Tommy Horton, Huckleberry Fox as Teddy Horton, and Lisa Hart Carroll as Patsy Clark.

Terms of Endearment Quotes

Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove

  • (Jack Nicholson) "Wind in the hair. Lead in the pencil."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "You're just going to have to trust me about this one thing. You need a lot of drinks."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "To break the ice?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "To kill the bug that you have up your ass."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I like the lights on."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Then go home and turn them on."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "If you wanted to get me on my back, all you had to do was ask me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "A hundred and six astronauts in the whole f***ing world and I'm one of 'em."

Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway

  • (Shirley MacLaine) "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."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Gorgeous isn't everything."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Grown women are prepared for life's little emergencies."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Not that it's any of your business -- Oh, let's just leave it at that."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Careful there. Those are worth more than you'll ever make in your lifetime."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I grew up with it my whole life. You can take it for a couple of minutes."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Raising three children, working full-time and chasing women requires a lot more energy than you have. You know, one of the nicest qualities about you has always been that you recognized your weaknesses. Don't lose that quality now just when you need it the most."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "He can't even do the simple things, like fail locally."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Why should I be happy about being a GRANDMOTHER?"
  • (Jeff Daniels) "Does this mean you won't be knitting the baby any booties?"
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "This is my moment."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "How are you? It's not my fault, but I'm sorry."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Do you have any reaction at all to my telling you I love you?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I was just inches from a clean getaway."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Would you like to come in?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'd rather stick needles in my eyes."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Everything would have been just fine, you know, if you hadn't gotten drunk. I was -- I -- I just didn't want you to think I was like one of your other girls."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Not much danger in that unless you curtsy on my face real soon."
  • (Shirley MacLaine) "Garrett. What is it that makes you so insistent on shocking and insulting me? I mean, I really hate that way of talking. You must know this. Why do you do it?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'll tell you, Aurora. I don't know what it is about you, but you do bring out the devil in me."

John Lithgow as Sam Burns

  • (John Lithgow) "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."
  • (John Lithgow) "Then you must be from New York."

Shane Sherwin as Emma Horton

  • (Shane Sherwin) "Some people say Des Moines is the best city in Iowa."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "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."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "You both of you have beautiful eyes and your hair is too long. I mean, I don't care how long it gets in the back, but keep your bangs cut, OK, it's too long."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "That's a matter of opinion."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Just keep it short, alright?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Are you getting well?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Look, I'm sorry about this but I can't help it, and I can't talk to you for too long or I'll get real upset. I want you to make a lot of friends. And I want you to be real nice to the girls 'cause they're gonna be real important to you, I swear."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I'm not afraid of girls. What makes you think that?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Well, you may be later on."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I doubt it."
  • (Huckleberry Fox) "Why don't you shut up? Shut up."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "You shut up."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Ted, give me a kiss, come on. Tommy, you be sweet. Be sweet. And stop tryin' to pretend like you hate me. I mean, it's silly."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I like you."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "OK then, will you listen especially close?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "What?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Listen real hard?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I said 'what'?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "I know you like me. I know it. For the last year or two, you've been pretending like you hate me. I love you very much. I love you as much as I love anybody, as much as I love myself. And in a few years when I haven't been around to be on your tail about something or irritating you, you could -- remember that time that I bought you the baseball glove when you thought we were too broke. You know? Or when I read you those stories? Or when I let you goof off instead of mowing the lawn? Lots of things like that. And you're gonna realize that you love me. And maybe you're gonna feel badly, because you never told me. But don't; I know that you love me. So don't ever do that to yourself, all right?"
  • (Shane Sherwin) "Momma, that's the first time I stopped hugging first. I like that."
  • (Shane Sherwin) "OK, you're allowed to say one mean thing to me a year. That'll do until you're 10."

Lisa Hart Carroll as Patsy Clark

  • (Lisa Hart Carroll) "You're my touchstone, Emma."

Jeff Daniels as Flap Horton

  • (Jeff Daniels) "I'm thinking about my identity, and not having one anymore. I mean, who am I, if I'm not the man who's failing Emma?"

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