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The Fisher King Quotes

The Fisher King is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Fisher King ended its run in 1970.

It features Debra Hill, and Lynda Obst as producer, George Fenton in charge of musical score, and Roger Pratt (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Fisher King is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Fisher King is 137 minutes long. The Fisher King is distributed by TriStar Pictures.

The cast includes: Robin Williams as Parry, Jeff Bridges as Jack Lucas, Mercedes Ruehl as Anne Napolitano, Tom Waits as Disabled Veteran, Kathy Najimy as Crazed Video Customer, Amanda Plummer as Lydia, and Michael Jeter as Homeless Cabaret Singer.

The Fisher King Quotes

Mercedes Ruehl as Anne Napolitano

  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Didn't you say that what you liked about our relationship is that we didn't have to think? We could just be there for each other."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Suicidal paranoiacs'll say anything to get laid."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Jack, love of my life, you hate people."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "I don't believe that God made man in his image. 'Cause most of the s*** that happens comes from man. No, I think man was made in the Devil's image. And women were created out of God. 'Cause after all, women can have babies, which is kind of like creating. And which also accounts for the fact that women are so attracted to men -- 'cause let's face it -- the Devil is a hell of a lot more interesting. Believe me, I've slept with some saints in my day, I know what I'm talking about. So the whole point in life is for men and women to get married -- so that God and the Devil can get together and work it out. Not that we have to get married. God forbid."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Can I getchoo something, l'il kawfee?"
  • (Amanda Plummer) "No."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "L'il tea?"
  • (Amanda Plummer) "No."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "L'il tequilaaaaah?"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "You disappear, I'm worried sick. All I do is stay home and cook like a jerk."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "He's a son of a bitch."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Have another one, Jack. It's on the house -- just like everything else."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "I've been dating longer than I've been driving."

Robin Williams as Parry

  • (Robin Williams) "Jack, I may be going out on a limb here, but you don't seem like a happy camper."
  • (Robin Williams) "I'm surprised some man just doesn't come in here and snatch you up all for themselves."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "You're surprised?"
  • (Robin Williams) "C'mon, Jack, what do you think the Crusades were? A Pope's publicity stunt?"
  • (Robin Williams) "Come back, we'll rummage."
  • (Robin Williams) "You can't be in here."
  • (Robin Williams) "Hi, welcome back."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Have I died?"
  • (Robin Williams) "What do you think of the death penalty?"
  • (John the bum) "Death is definitely a penalty. It ain't no f***in' gift."
  • (Robin Williams) "Mendacity."
  • (Robin Williams) "I was dreaming, Jack. I was dreaming that I was married to a beautiful woman -- you were in it, too."
  • (Robin Williams) "I really miss her, Jack. Is it okay to miss her now?"
  • (Robin Williams) "There's three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer."
  • (Robin Williams) "I have a hard-on for you the size of Florida."
  • (Robin Williams) "I am deeply smitten."
  • (Robin Williams) "Holding my penis -- what a wonderful way of saying how much you like me."
  • (Robin Williams) "It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he's visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God's divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, "You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men." But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn't love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn't see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, "What ails you friend?" The king replied, "I'm thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat". So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, "How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?" And the fool replied, "I don't know. I only knew that you were thirsty.""
  • (Robin Williams) "I'm a knight on a special quest. And I need help."

Jeff Bridges as Jack Lucas

  • (Jeff Bridges) "Did you lose your mind all at once, or was it a slow, gradual process?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Ever get the feeling you're being punished for your sins?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "So much has happened that I think it would be a good thing for both of us if we slowed down a little."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Slowed down? Where have I been? Have we been going fast here?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Come on, Anne. Now, look, this has been a real, real difficult time for me this past year or so."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Yeah?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "And, uh, you know, I feel like I'm above water for the first time. I feel like I know a lot more now and I don't want to make any more mistakes."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "So?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I think I need time to -- make the right choices. To, uh --"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "W-wait, wait, wait. I'm lost here. What are you saying?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I think maybe I should be alone for a while."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "You know, now that I know more, you know, I-I feel that, uh, I should focus on my career, now that I can; now that everything's taken care of. You know, Parry's, uh --"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "All right, first of all, first of all, let me just say one thing, okay? You don't know s***. Okay? Secondly, as far as we go, what have we been doing here except time? Have I; have I ever pressured you? Once? Ever?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "No."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "No. So what time do you need, baby?"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "I love you. You love me. You want to get your career going? I think that's the greatest thing in the world. I wanna be there --"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "I'm sorry. I wanna be there when it happens. So wh-what do you need time to figure out? Huh?"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "All right, l-let; let me just ask you one thing. Do you love me?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I don't know."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "You can't even give me that, can you? Jesus, Jack. What were you planning to do here? Were you planning on just packing up your things, walking out the door and dropping me a note when you meet somebody new?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I had no idea what I was planning to do. I just said I need time."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Bulls***. If you're gonna hurt me, hurt me now, not some long, drawn-out hurt that takes months of my life because you don't have the balls."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Okay, I'll pack my stuff tonight."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Um, what have you been doing here? Could you just tell me that? What have you been doing here?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Look, we both got something out of this, okay?"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "WHAT DID I GET? WHAT DID I GET ? What did I get I couldn't have gotten from anybody with no name any night of the week? Do you think your company is such a treat? Your moods, your pain, your problems? Do you think this has been entertaining for me?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Well, then what do you want to stay with me for?"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Because I love you."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "No, no, stop it. Stop it. Don't. Don't. No. You don't get to be nice. I'm not gonna play some stupid game with you where we act like we're friends so you have; so you get to walk out that door feeling good about yourself. I'm not a modern woman. If this is over, let's just; let's just call it over."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Jack Lucas: I can't believe I'm on a first name basis with these people."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Of all the people in this city, I can't believe I met the guy whose wife I killed."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I was attacked, two kids tried to set me on fire."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I told you about these people. They're evil, Edwin. They must be stopped."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Where would King Arthur be without Guinevere?"
  • (Robin Williams) "Happily married, probably."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Well, that's a bad -- that's a bad example."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I don't mean to be flippant or to enrage you or anything, but you're a psychotic man."
  • (Robin Williams) "I know."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "A very nice psychotic man."
  • (Robin Williams) "Thank you."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "You ever read any Nietzsche? Nietzsche says there's two kinds of people in the world: people who are destined for greatness like Walt Disney -- and Hitler. Then there's the rest of us, he called us "the bungled and the botched." We get teased. We sometimes get close to greatness, but we never get there. We're the expendable masses. We get pushed in front of trains, take poison aspirin -- get gunned down in Dairy Queens."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Some billionaire's got the Holy Grail in his library on Fifth Avenue."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I wish there was some way I could just pay the fine and go home."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "I'm hearing horses. Parry will be so pleased."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Thank God nobody looks up in this town."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Well, I think, now I know more --"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Firstly, you don't know s***, okay? Secondly, what have we been doing here but time? I love you. Do you love me? You're not even going to give me that are you?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "We both got something out of this."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "WHAT DID I GET? WHAT DID I GET that I couldn't have got any day of the week from a guy on the street with NO name?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Did you ever hear of a guy called Neetchee? He had a name for us: the bungled and the botched. People who get close to greatness then fall short. You be a good kid, my Italian friend, say no to drugs."

Amanda Plummer as Lydia

  • (Amanda Plummer) "I have never been through a dating period."
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "It's a disgusting process. You haven't missed a thing."
  • (Amanda Plummer) "How much?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Well, you're a store member, so we could probably --"
  • (Mercedes Ruehl) "Forty bucks."

Tom Waits as Disabled Veteran

  • (Tom Waits) "Didja hear that Jimmy Nickles got picked up yesterday?"
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Oh, yeah?"
  • (Tom Waits) "Yeah. He got caught pissin' on a bookstore. Man is a pig. No excuse for that."
  • (Tom Waits) "Thank you, baby. It's social anarchy when people start pissing on bookstores."
  • (Jeff Bridges) "Asshole. He didn't even look at you."
  • (Tom Waits) "He's payin' so he don't have to look. See -- guy goes to work every day, eight hours a day, seven days a week. Gets his nuts so tight in a vice that he starts questioning the very fabric of his existence. Then one day, 'bout quitting time, Boss calls him into the office and says, "Hey Bob, whyncha come on in here and kiss my ass for me, will you?" Well, he says, "Hell with it. I don't care what happens, I just want to see the expression on his face as I jab this pair of scissors into his arm.""
  • (Tom Waits) "Then he thinks of me. He says, "Waitaminit. I got both my arms, I got both my legs. At least I'm not begging for a living. Sure enough, Bob's gonna put those scissors down and pucker right up. See, I'm what you call kind of a "moral traffic light", really. I'm like sayin', "Red. Go no further. Boooo-ee boooo-ee boooo-ee -- ""

Michael Jeter as Homeless Cabaret Singer

  • (Michael Jeter) "I'm Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jack; I can't find my baby."

Kathy Najimy as Crazed Video Customer

  • (Kathy Najimy) "What I'm in the mood for is sort of a Katherine-Hepburny, Cary-Granty kinda thing. Nothing heavy; I couldn't take heavy. Something zany. I'm looking for something zany -- or something modern would be fine, too, like a Goldy-Hawny, Chevy-Chasey kinda thing; you know, funny. I want to laugh. I have to laugh tonight, really. Oh, do you have anything with that comedian, he's on that show that's on the radio? You know, the guy who says, "Hey, forgive me." I get such a kick out of the way he says that. He's so god**** adorable. That would be perfect. Didn't he make a movie?"
  • (Kathy Najimy) ""Ordinary Peepholes.""
  • (Jeff Bridges) "S'a big-titty, spread-cheeky kinda thing."

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