• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Danny Boyle
    In Theaters:
    Jul 19, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 24, 1998
  • Miramax Films

Trainspotting Quotes

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    1. Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do is help you understand that The Name of the Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
    2. Mark Renton: What about The Untouchables?
    3. Sick Boy: I don't rate that at all.
    4. Mark Renton: Despite the Academy Award?
    5. Sick Boy: That means fuck all. The sympathy vote.
    – Submitted by Sebastian C (15 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: Straight away he clocked us for what we were. Small-time wasters with an accidental big deal.
    – Submitted by Ann A (16 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: Sick Boy is seriously lacking in moral fiber.
    2. Dealer: But he knows a lot about Sean Connery.
    3. Mark Renton: That's hardly a substitute.
    – Submitted by Ann A (16 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: : It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference.
    – Submitted by Milena K (19 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference.
    – Submitted by Milena K (19 months ago)
    1. Sick Boy: Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? That's what keeps a relationship going through the years. Like heroin, I mean heroin's got a great fucking personality.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: 1,000 years from now there will be no guys and no girls, just wankers. Sounds great to me.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Mark Renton: We would have injected vitamin C if only they had made it illegal!
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Sick Boy: [shout out aloud seeing a dead baby] Fuckin' say something?
    – Submitted by Abhishek K (2 years ago)
    1. Sick Boy: Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? That's what keeps a relationship going through the years. Like heroin, I mean heroin's got a great fucking personality.
    – Submitted by Jake M (2 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: I fantasize about a massive pristine convenience. Brilliant gold taps, virginal white marble, a seat carved from ebony, a cistern full of Chanel no.5, and a flunky handing me pieces of raw silk toilet roll. But under the circumstances I'll settle for anywhere.
    – Submitted by Jake M (2 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: One thousand years from now there'll be no guys and no girls, just wankers. Sounds great to me.
    – Submitted by Nastassia J (2 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: There was no such thing as society and if even there was I most certainly had nothing to do with it.
    – Submitted by Nastassia J (2 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low, the scum of the fucking earth, the most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some people hate the English, I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers. We can't even find a decent culture to be colonized by. We are ruled by effete arseholes. It's a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy! And all the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference!
    – Submitted by Alejandro O (2 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life. But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
    – Submitted by Florian B (3 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Mark Renton: 1,000 years from now there will be no guys and no girls, just wankers. Sounds great to me.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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