Dirty Dancing Quotes

  • Johnny Castle: You wanna hear somethin' crazy? Last night I... I dreamed that we were walkin' along and we met your father. He said, "Come on," and he put his arm around me. Just like he did with Robbie.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) I know that you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble.
    Johnny Castle: (last lines) Yeah.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) (to Baby) You looked wonderful out there.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: (first lines) (voiceover) That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought that I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.


  • Marjorie Houseman: (watching Baby dance) I think she gets it from me.


  • Johnny Castle: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.


  • Johnny Castle: No, no. Look, you've gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they are throwin' themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slippin' their room keys in my hands, two and three times a day, different women. So, here I think I'm scorin' big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doin' this if they didn't care about me, right?
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: That-that's alright, I understand. You were just usin' them, that's all.
    Johnny Castle: No, no, that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were usin' me.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Have you had many women?
    Johnny Castle: What?
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Have you *had* many women?
    Johnny Castle: Baby, come on.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Tell me. I wanna know.


  • Johnny Castle: I'll never be sorry.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Neither will I.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) I know you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble.
    Johnny Castle: (last lines) Yeah.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: (last lines) (to Baby) You looked wonderful out there.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: (first lines) (voiceover) That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.


  • Johnny Castle: No, no. Look, you gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they're throwin' themselves at you, and they smell so good, and they take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew these women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddamn rich, you think that they must know about everything. And they're slippin' their room keys in my hands, two and three times a day, different women. So, here I think I'm scorin' big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doin' this if they didn't care about me, right?
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: (looks depressed) That-that's all right, I understand. You were just usin' them, that's all
    Johnny Castle: No, no, that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were usin' me.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: (kisses him and they fall back onto the bed)


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: (talking to Baby) I won't tell your mother about this. Right now, I'm goin' to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: I won't tell your mother about this. Right now, I'm goin' to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.


  • Lisa Houseman: I've been thinkin' about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, what does that mean China's next?


  • Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin'?
    Johnny Castle: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.
    Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
    Johnny Castle: (long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny.
    Johnny Castle: I know what I'm doin', Penny.
    Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it, now!


  • Johnny Castle: Fight harder, huh? I don't see you fightin' so hard, Baby. I don't see you runnin' up to daddy tellin' him I'm your guy.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doin' all this to save your ass, what I really wanna do is drop you on it!


  • Robbie Gould: I didn't blow a summer haulin' toasted bagels just to bail out some little chicks who probably balled every guy in the place.


  • Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know if it were not for this man, I'd be standin' here dead.


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


  • Robbie Gould: Well, it looks like I picked the wrong sister. That's okay, Baby, I went slummin' too.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: Don't you tell me what to see! I see someone in front of me who got his partner in trouble and sent her off to some butcher, while he moved on to an innocent young girl like my daughter!
    Johnny Castle: Yeah, I guess that's what you *would* see.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!
    Johnny Castle: No, no, not for nothin', Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: You were right, Johnny. You can't win no matter what you do!
    Johnny Castle: You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. *You* can!
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: [pause] I used to think so.


  • Johnny Castle: Fight harder, huh? I don't see you fighting so hard, Baby. I don't see you running up to daddy telling him I'm your guy.


  • Johnny Castle: Look, I know these people, Baby. They're all rich and they're mean. They won't listen to me.


  • Johnny Castle: That little wimp. He wouldn't know a new idea if it hit him in the Pachenga. He wanted some new ideas? I could've *told* him some new ideas!


  • Billy Kostecki: She's knocked up, Baby.


  • Johnny Castle: [angrily] What's he gonna to do about it? Oh, it's *mine*, right? Right away you think it's *mine*.


  • Lisa Houseman: I've decided to go all the way with Robbie.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: I know you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble.


  • Lisa Houseman: Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought those coral shoes. You said I was taking too much!
    Marjorie Houseman: Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.
    Lisa Houseman: But the coral shoes match that dress!
    Dr. Jake Houseman: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Monks burning themselves in protest.
    Lisa Houseman: Butt out, Baby.


  • Lisa Houseman: Oh, come on. You don't care about me. You wouldn't care if I humped the entire army... as long as they were on the right side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.


  • Lisa Houseman: Where is my beige iridescent lipstick?


  • Max Kellerman: Max, our Baby's gonna change the world.
    Max Kellerman: [to Lisa] And what are you gonna do, missy?
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, Lisa's going to decorate it.
    Robbie Gould: She already does.


  • Neil Kellerman: But, last week, I took a girl from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me, "What does he have that I don't have?" And she said, "Two hotels."


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!


  • Johnny Castle: Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from my sister or I'll have you fired.


  • Robbie Gould: I didn't blow a summer hauling toasted bagels just to bail out some little chick who probably balled every guy in the place.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer, but somebody... who's taught me... that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.


  • Stan: My God, it's Cleopatra. I feel like such an asp.


  • Marjorie Houseman: I think she gets this from me.


  • Johnny Castle: No, no. Look, you've gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So, here I think I'm scoring big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't care about me, right?
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.
    Johnny Castle: No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.


  • Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know if it were not for this man, I'd be standing here dead.


  • Neil Kellerman: Oh, them. They're the dance people. They're here to keep the, uh, guests happy.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.


  • Johnny Castle: No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin'. I mean, the reason people treat me like I'm nothin' is because I'm nothin'.


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts baby in a corner!


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Nobody puts Baby in the corner.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Me?. I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, about who I am and most of all I'm scared of walkin' out of this and never feelin' the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.


  • Johnny Castle: "Nobody puts baby in a corner"


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts baby in a corner


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody put baby in a corner !


  • Johnny Castle: You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: I carried a watermelon.


  • Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby...
    Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby.


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


  • Johnny Castle: What's your name, Baby.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.
    Johnny Castle: Frances, that's a grown-up name.


  • Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin'?.
    Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin'?
    Johnny Castle: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.
    Johnny Castle: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or something.
    Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?.
    Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
    Johnny Castle: (long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny?.
    Johnny Castle: [long pause] I know what I'm doing Penny.
    Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!.
    Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!


  • Dancer: Ladies, God wouldn't've given you maracas if He didn't want you to shake them!
    Penny Johnson: Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn't have given you maracas if He didn't want you to shake 'em.


  • Johnny Castle: Don't put your heel down, don't put your heel down.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: Me? I'm scared of everything! I'm scared of what I saw; I'm scared of what I did, of who I am! And most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.
    Frances "Baby" Houseman: Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: I carried a watermelon.


  • Max Kellerman: Three weeks here. It'll feel like a year.


  • Marjorie Houseman: It's his real first vacation in six years, Max. Take a easy.
    Marjorie Houseman: It's his first real vacation in six years, Max. Take it easy.
    Max Kellerman: Three weeks here, it'll feel like a year.


  • Dr. Jake Houseman: I won't tell your mother about this. Right now, I'm goin' to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.
    Dr. Jake Houseman: I won't tell your mother about this. Right now, I'm going to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.


  • Lisa Houseman: I've been thinkin' about Domino effect. What does mean China's next.
    Lisa Houseman: I've been thinking about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, does that mean China's next?


  • Frances "Baby" Houseman: I carried the watermelon. I carried a watermelon.


  • Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby.
    Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, baby.


  • Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


  • Johnny Castle: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.


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