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The Big Chill (film) Quotes

The Big Chill (film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Big Chill completed its run in 1970.

It features Michael Shamberg as producer, Bill Conti in charge of musical score, and John Bailey (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Big Chill (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Big Chill (film) is 105 minutes long. The Big Chill (film) is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Jeff Goldblum as Michael, Tom Berenger as Sam Weber, William Hurt as Nick, Glenn Close as Sarah, Mary Kay Place as Meg, JoBeth Williams as Karen, Kevin Kline as Harold, Don Galloway as Richard, Meg Tilly as Chloe, and Kevin Kline as Harold Cooper.

The Big Chill (film) Quotes

Glenn Close as Sarah

  • (Glenn Close) "I know he wasn't happy. That doesn't tell you much. I'd no idea how bad it was. I think he purposely wanted to cut off from all of us because he was so unhappy with where he was at."
  • (William Hurt) "Hm."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Is that true, Chloe? Did you feel that?"
  • (Meg Tilly) "I don't know. We had some good times. I haven't met that many happy people in my life, how do they act?"
  • (William Hurt) "Mm hm."

Mary Kay Place as Meg

  • (Mary Kay Place) "The last time I spoke with Alex, we had a fight. I yelled at him."
  • (William Hurt) "That's probably why he killed himself -- What was the argument about?"
  • (Mary Kay Place) "I told him he was wasting his life."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "I've been taking my temperature and I know I'm ovulating right now. The ground is ready, I just need someone to plant the seed."
  • (Glenn Close) "Yeah, but who's going to be the lucky farmer?"
  • (Mary Kay Place) "It's a cold world out there. Sometimes I feel like I'm getting a little frosty myself."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "I feel s***ty about ten different ways tonight."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "They're either married or gay. And if they're not gay, they've just broken up with the most wonderful woman in the world, or they've just broken up with a bitch who looks exactly like me. They're in transition from a monogamous relationship and they need more space. Or they're tired of space, but they just can't commit. Or they want to commit, but they're afraid to get close. They want to get close, you don't want to get near them."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "I'm going to wash my hair and puke."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Puke first."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "I didnt' get a chance to talk to you before; you got me stoned too quick. But I'm OK now. I'm just drunk and therefore brave."
  • (William Hurt) "I've always been a cowardly drunk myself."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "Maybe it's a sign from God that I should reconsider. Too bad I'm an atheist."

Don Galloway as Richard

  • (Don Galloway) "There's some asshole at work you have to kowtow to, and you find yourself doing things you thought you'd never do. But you try and minimize that stuff; be the best person you can be. But you set your priorities. And that's the way life is. I wonder if your friend Alex knew that. One thing's for sure, he couldn't live with it. I know I shouldn't talk; you guys knew him. But the thing is -- no one ever said it would be fun. At least -- no one ever said it to me."
  • (Don Galloway) "I can't believe these are the same people you've been talking about all these years."

JoBeth Williams as Karen

  • (JoBeth Williams) "So, you and Alex were living here?"
  • (Meg Tilly) "We have a room downstairs. Well we did. I do. I'm the one who found him."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Oh God. It must have been awful."
  • (Meg Tilly) "It was, it was a real mess."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "So, what are you gonna do now?"
  • (Meg Tilly) "Oh, we cleaned it up."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "How about you Michael? So tell us about the world of big time journalism."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Yeah."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Well iwhere I work we only have one editorial rule. You can't write anything longer than it takes your average person to take an average crap."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I'm getting tired of everything I write being read in the can."
  • (Kevin Kline) "You can read Dostoyevsky in the can."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Yes, but they can't finish it."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "No -- I know that Richard will always be faithful to me."
  • (Kevin Kline) "That's nice. You trust."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Fear of herpes."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "You'll never get this many people to come to my funeral."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Ohh, Karen, I'll come. And, you know -- I'll bring a date."

Jeff Goldblum as Michael

  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "You see, Sarah, Harold, we took a secret vote. We're not leaving. We're never leaving."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Sooo how'd everyone sleep last night? DID anyone sleep last night?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "You know, that's the problem with these things. You have to watch them every minute."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Oh, hey, did I miss Karen and Richard?"
  • (Glenn Close) "No, just Richard; Karen's staying for the weekend."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "But not Richard?"
  • (Glenn Close) "Went back to be with the kids."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Oohhhh, interesting. What did Richard have to say about that?"
  • (Glenn Close) "Michael, if you're going to sleep this late, you're going to miss a few minidramas."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I just hope you'll wake me for anything really ugly."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Everyone does everything just to get laid."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Who said that? Freud?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "No, I did."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Nobody thinks they're a bad person. I'm not even claiming that people always think they're doing the right thing; they may know that they're doing something dishonest or insensitive or manipulative but they almost always think that there's a good reason for doing it. They almost always think it will turn out for the best in the end, even if it just turns out best for them, because by definition what's best for them is what's best. In addition, you instantly come up against the question of style. My style may be too direct, perhaps given my style I seem more nakedly opportunistic or jerky or -- what was the other thing?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Manipulative?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Whatever, really all that's happening is I'm trying to get what I want. Which is what everybody does, it's just that some of their styles are so warm or charming or sincere or otherwise phony that you don't realize they're just trying to get what they want. So you see, my transparent efforts are in a way much more honest and admirable."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Why is it what you just said strikes me as a massive rationalization?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Don't knock rationalization; where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Oh come on, nothing's more important that sex."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "That's why I'm calling, Jim. That way, I can have a story for you this week and for next week, and -- Jim, Jim, give me a break. I'll fly to Dallas on Monday. She won't regain her eyesight over the weekend. I know, but I think I've got something good right here. I don't know, it's about everything: Um -- suicide, despair, where did our hope go? Lost hope, that's it, lost hope. Yeah, well, you think everything is boring. I mean, you know, you wouldn't say that if it was the Lost Hope Diet."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I don't know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Ah, come on. Nothing's more important than sex."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?"

Tom Berenger as Sam Weber

  • (Autograph Seeker) "Are you J. T. Lancer?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "No, that's just a character I play. I'm Sam Weber."
  • (Autograph Seeker) "Well, can I have your autograph, whoever you are?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Don't you think we ought to be thinking about Alex?"
  • (Autograph Seeker) "I'll give you a buck."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Okay, you're on."
  • (Tom Berenger) "You alright?"
  • (Meg Tilly) "Yeah. I'm a little disappointed though, I wanted to ride up there. I always wanted to ride in a limo."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I do half my work in limos."
  • (Meg Tilly) "Are you a chauffeur?"
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "No I'm a journalist."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I write for People Magazine."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I can't believe you're still mad about that thing."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Michael this isn't the time. Let's just drop it."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I will if you will. You know at this day most of all we should remember we're friends."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Alright, alright."
  • (Meg Tilly) "And you're an actor?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Mm-hm."
  • (Tom Berenger) "In Hollywood, I don't know who to trust. I don't know who likes me or why they even do like me."
  • (Kevin Kline) "Well you don't have that problem here."
  • (Kevin Kline) "You know I don't like you."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "Me neither."
  • (Mary Kay Place) "Ditto."
  • (Kevin Kline) "So relax."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Assholes."
  • (Tom Berenger) "You know, Karen, if we had gotten married, we'd be going shopping like this."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "No, if we had gotten married I'd be doing this alone."
  • (Tom Berenger) "So how's your life?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Oh, great. How's yours?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Not so great."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Ohhh, we're telling the truth."
  • (Tom Berenger) "What's this?"
  • (William Hurt) "I'm not sure."
  • (Tom Berenger) "What's it about?"
  • (William Hurt) "I don't know."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Who's that?"
  • (William Hurt) "I think the guy in the hat did something terrible."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Like what?"
  • (William Hurt) "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art -- flow -- over you."
  • (Tom Berenger) "I'm hungry. I had this really dirty dream."
  • (William Hurt) "Was it about Karen?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Why do you say that?"
  • (William Hurt) "Why should anything have changed?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "You're the one she always wanted."
  • (William Hurt) "In the old days, I wasn't emotionally equipped to satisfy her. Now, as we all know, the equipment doesn't work at all."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Why do we have to talk about that?"
  • (Tom Berenger) "Hey, Nick? You know, we go back a long way, and I'm not gonna piss that away 'cause you're higher than a kite."
  • (William Hurt) "Wrong, a long time ago we knew each other for a short period of time; you don't know anything about me. It was easy back then. No one had a cushier berth than we did. It's not surprising our friendship could survive that. It's only out there in the real world that it gets tough."

William Hurt as Nick

  • (William Hurt) "That's a crock of s***. We're afraid just the opposite is true. Alex died for most of us a long time ago."
  • (Tom Berenger) "I think you're a crock of s***. Don't speak for me or anybody else here. You hate your life. That's your problem. Don't tell us how we feel, okay?"
  • (William Hurt) "That's it. That's all I'm saying.If I hate my life, it's my problem. Too bad you weren't around to comfort Alex as compassionately."
  • (William Hurt) "Hey. everyone, it's J.T. Lancer. Let's all go watch this incredible show."
  • (Glenn Close) "Woo hoo."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Come on, Sam."
  • (Tom Berenger) "Jesus."
  • (William Hurt) "Since when did you get so friendly with cops? Harold?"
  • (Kevin Kline) "You know you're f***in' stupid? Stupid, yeah. First off, that cop has twice kept this house from being ripped off. Happens to be a hell of a guy. And you --"
  • (William Hurt) "Come on, Harold. What is it?"
  • (Kevin Kline) "What is it with you? Is jail another "experience" you want to "try?" See what that's "like?" You know, I live here. This place means something to me. I'm dug in. I don't need this s***."

Meg Tilly as Chloe

  • (Meg Tilly) "You remind me of Alex."
  • (William Hurt) "I ain't him."
  • (Meg Tilly) "I haven't met that many happy people in my life. How do they act?"
  • (Meg Tilly) "Alex and I made love the night before he died. It was fantastic."
  • (William Hurt) "He went out with a bang, not a whimper."

Kevin Kline as Harold

  • (Kevin Kline) "Nick, help me with all these bleeding hearts."
  • (William Hurt) "I know what Alex would say."
  • (Kevin Kline) "What?"
  • (William Hurt) "What's for dessert?"
  • (Kevin Kline) "I'll open the window, maybe it'll split."
  • (William Hurt) "Good, now we've got a fair fight."
  • (Kevin Kline) "Feet grow as you get older."
  • (Jeff Goldblum) "I wish everything did."

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