“A week ago I bought a rifle, I went to the store – I bought a rifle! I was gonna, you know, if they told me I had a tumor, I was gonna kill myself. The only thing that might-ve stopped me – MIGHT’VE – is that my parents would be devastated. I would have to shoot them also, first. And then I have an aunt and uncle – you know – it would’ve been a blood bath.” – Woody Allen as Mickey
“What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes.” – Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbitt
“Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one – the day you die.” – Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham
“I feel a lot of distance, and I feel far away.” – Robert DeNiro as Michael
“I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.” – Don Cheadle as Graham
While this film is considered one of the weakest Best Picture winners, it is also another example of Stewart’s skill.
“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” – Chris Hedges quotation from the opening credits.