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Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Quotes

  • Dr. Peter Venkman: Egon, this somehow reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head. Do you remember that?


  • Louis Tully: Ok, who brought the dog?


  • Peter Venkman: I'm right in the middle of something, Ray!


  • Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams!


  • Peter Venkman: Back off, man! I'm a scientist!


  • Peter Venkman: Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.


  • Peter Venkman: "Back of man, I'm a Scientist"
    Peter Venkman: Back of man, I'm a Scientist.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Back off man, I'm a Scientist.


  • Peter Venkman: Alice, I'm going to ask you a couple of standard questions, ok? Have you or any of your family ever been diagnosed Schizophrenic? Mentally incompetent?
    Librarian: My uncle thought he was St. Jerome.
    Peter Venkman: I'd call that a big yes.


  • Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'YES'!


  • Peter Venkman: I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it! Let's do it!


  • Peter Venkman: Alright...let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown
    Peter Venkman: Alright... let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.


  • Peter Venkman: We came, we saw, we kicked it's ASS!!
    Peter Venkman: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!


  • Janine Melnitz: You are so kind to take care of that man. You know, you're a real humanitarian.
    Egon Spengler: I don't think he's human.


  • Peter Venkman: Listen smell that
    Peter Venkman: Listen... do you smell something?


  • Peter Venkman: Ray, the sponges migrated a foot.


  • Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'YES'!


  • Peter Venkman: Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.


  • Gozer (uncredited): Are you a god...?
    Gozer (uncredited): Are you a god?
    Peter Venkman: No...
    Gozer (uncredited): Then... DIE!!!
    Gozer (uncredited): Then... DIE!


  • Peter Venkman: Yes it's true. This man has no dick.


  • Peter Venkman: Generally you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.


  • Peter Venkman: Nervous?
    Student: Uh, ya.
    Peter Venkman: Well we only have 75 more to go.


  • Winston Zeddmore: Ray. If someone asks if you are a god, you say, "yes!"
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray. If someone asks if you are a god, you say, 'yes!'


  • Peter Venkman: [referring to Gozer] Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.


  • Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when some asks you if you're a god, you say YES!


  • Raymond Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
    Mayor: [to the Ghostbusters] Is this true?
    Peter Venkman: Yes, it's true: this man has no dick.


  • Mayor: What if you're wrong?
    Peter Venkman: If I'm wrong, nothing happens! We go to jail, peacefully, quietly. Weâ??ll enjoy it. But if I'm right, and we can stop this thing...Lenny...you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
    Peter Venkman: If I'm wrong, nothing happens! We go to jail, peacefully, quietly. Weâ??ll enjoy it. But if I'm right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny... you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.


  • Peter Venkman: Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No job is too big. No fee is too big.


  • Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
    Peter Venkman: Why?
    Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
    Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
    Egon Spengler: Try to image all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
    Raymond Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
    Peter Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. Alright, important safety tip. Thanks Egon.


  • Raymond Stantz: You know, it's just occurred to meâ?¦we really haven't had a completely successful test of this equipment.
    Raymond Stantz: You know, it's just occurred to me we really haven't had a completely successful test of this equipment.
    Egon Spengler: I blame myself.
    Peter Venkman: So do I.
    Raymond Stantz: No sense in worrying about it now.
    Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.


  • Raymond Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking...just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
    Raymond Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking... just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
    Peter Venkman: You're right. No human being would stack books like this.


  • Gozer: [after Ray orders her to re-locate] Are you a God? [Ray looks at Peter and he nods]
    Raymond Stantz: .......No.
    Raymond Stantz: No.
    Gozer: Then... DIE! [Lightning flies from her fingers, driving the Ghostbusters to the edge of the roof and almost off; people below scream]
    Gozer: Then... DIE! [lightning flies from her fingers, driving the Ghostbusters to the edge of the roof and almost off; people below scream]
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'YES'!
    Peter Venkman: All right! This chick is TOAST!


  • Janine Melnitz: Ghostbusters, whaddya want?!?
    Janine Melnitz: Ghostbusters, what do you want?


  • Louis Tully/The Key Master: Who are you guys?
    Raymond Stantz: We're the Ghostbusters.
    Louis Tully/The Key Master: Who does your taxes?


  • Raymond Stantz: It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.


  • Winston Zeddmore: And we had the tools, we had the talent!


  • Peter Venkman: Let's show this Prehistoric bitch how we do things Downtown.
    Peter Venkman: Let's show this Prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.


  • Gozer: Are you a God?
    Raymond Stantz: No.
    Gozer: Then Die! [Attacks Ghostbusters]
    Gozer: Then Die! [attacks Ghostbusters]
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, if someone asks you if your a God you say "Yes"!
    Winston Zeddmore: Ray, if someone asks you if your a God you say 'yes'!


  • Janine Melnitz: Do you want some coffee mister Tully?
    Louis Tully/The Key Master: Do i?
    Louis Tully/The Key Master: Do I?
    Egon Spengler: Yes have some.
    Louis Tully/The Key Master: Yes have some!


  • Peter Venkman: Zool may i speak to Dana please?
    Peter Venkman: Zool may I speak to Dana please?
    Dana Barrett: [Zool voice] There is no Dana only Zool!
    Peter Venkman: What a lovely singing voice you must have.


  • Dana Barrett: Oh Shit!
    Dana Barrett: Oh shit!


  • Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFO's, Astral Projections, Mental Telepathy, ESP, Clairvoyance, Spirit Photography, Telekinetic Movement, Full-trance Mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?
    Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP , clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?
    Winston Zeddmore: If there's a steady pay-check in it, i'll believe in anything you say.
    Winston Zeddmore: Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.


  • Raymond Stantz: Ok i'm opening the trap, don't look directly at the trap!
    Egon Spengler: I looked at the trap Ray!


  • Peter Venkman: Come in Ray
    Raymond Stantz: Venkman, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it!
    Raymond Stantz: Venkman, I saw it, I saw it, I saw it!
    Peter Venkman: It's right here Ray, it's looking at me.
    Raymond Stantz: It's an ugly little spud isn't it.
    Peter Venkman: I think it can hear you Ray.
    Raymond Stantz: Don't move, it won't hurt you if you-
    Peter Venkman: AAHH!
    Peter Venkman: AHH!
    Raymond Stantz: Venkman, Venkman, Venkman what happend are you ok?!
    Peter Venkman: He slimed me.


  • Raymond Stantz: I think we better split-up.
    Egon Spengler: Ya, good idea.
    Peter Venkman: Ya we can do more damage that way.


  • Man at Elevator: What are you suppost to be some kind of Cosmonaut?
    Peter Venkman: No we're exterminators, somebody saw a cockroach up on twelve.
    Man at Elevator: That's gotta be some cockroach.
    Peter Venkman: Bite your head off man.
    Raymond Stantz: [Elevator arrives] Going up?
    Raymond Stantz: [elevator arrives] Going up?
    Man at Elevator: I'll take the next one.


  • Dana Barrett: That's the bedroom, but nothing but nothing ever happend in there.
    Peter Venkman: What a crime.
    Dana Barrett: You know you don't act like a Scientist.
    Peter Venkman: They're usually pretty stiff.
    Peter Venkman: You're more like a Game show host.
    Peter Venkman: You're more like a game show host.


  • Peter Venkman: Alright, i'll go to Dana's apartment and check her out. [pause] i'll go check out Dana's apartment.
    Peter Venkman: Alright, I'll go to Dana's apartment and check her out. [pause] I'll go check out Dana's apartment.


  • Janine Melnitz: I read a lot myself, some people think i'm too intelectual but i think it's a fabulous way to spend your time. I also play Racket ball. Do you have any hobbies?
    Janine Melnitz: I read a lot myself, some people think I'm too intelectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your time. I also play Racket ball. Do you have any hobbies?
    Egon Spengler: I collect Spores, Moldes, and Fungus.
    Egon Spengler: I collect spores, moldes, and fungus.
    Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.


  • Peter Venkman: Ma'am are you currently in your menstrual cycle?
    Library Administrator: What's that got to do with it?
    Peter Venkman: Back off man, i'm a scientist.
    Peter Venkman: Back off man, I'm a scientist.


  • Raymond Stantz: Listen! [pause] you smell something?
    Raymond Stantz: Listen... do you smell something?


  • Peter Venkman: Egon this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head.
    Peter Venkman: Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head.
    Egon Spengler: That would have worked if you wouldnt have stopped me [nods]
    Egon Spengler: That would have worked if you hadn't stopped me.


  • Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
    Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
    Winston Zeddmore: The dead rising from the grave!
    Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!


  • Peter Venkman: Is there any history of mental illness in your family?
    Librarian: I had an uncle who thought he was Saint Jerome.
    Peter Venkman: I'd take that as a yes.


  • Peter Venkman: He slimed me.


  • Louis Tully/The Key Master: Man, the superindentant's gonna be pissed!
    Louis Tully/The Key Master: Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!


  • Raymond Stantz: Powergrid was shut off by dickless here.
    Raymond Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
    Mayor: Is this true?
    Mayor: Is this true?
    Peter Venkman: Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.
    Peter Venkman: Yes it's true. [pause] This man has no dick.


  • Peter Venkman: Hee hee hee! "Get her!" That was your whole plan, huh, "get her." Very scientific.
    Peter Venkman: Hee hee hee! 'Get her!' That was your whole plan, huh, 'get her.' Very scientific.


  • Dana Barrett: (to Peter) Are you the key master?
    Dana Barrett: [to Peter] Are you the key master?
    Peter Venkman: Um. . .no. . .not that I know of. (Dana shuts door. Peter knocks again)
    Peter Venkman: Um no...not that I know of. [Dana shuts door. Peter knocks again]
    Dana Barrett: Are you the key master?
    Peter Venkman: Um. . .yeah. Um. . .I'm a friend of his, yeah.
    Peter Venkman: Um...yeah. Um...I'm a friend of his, yeah.


  • Peter Venkman: Back off, man. I'm a scientist.


  • Peter Venkman: and the flowers are still standing!!
    Peter Venkman: And the flowers are still standing!


  • Peter Venkman: He slimed me.


  • Peter Venkman: I've been slimed.


  • Peter Venkman: We came. We saw. We kicked its ass.


  • Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks if you're a god, you say YES!


  • Man at Elevator: What are you supposed to be some kind of cosmonaut?
    Raymond Stantz: Somebody saw a cockroach up on twelve.
    Man at Elevator: That must be some cockroach.
    Peter Venkman: Bite your head off man.


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