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  • Mrs. Robinson: Oh no Mrs. Robinson, I find you very desirable. I think you are the most desirable of all my parents' friends.


  • Mr. Robinson: I was just telling Ben here he ought to sow a few wild oats. Have a good time while he can. You think that's sound advice?
    Mrs. Robinson: Yes, I do.


  • Mr. Maguire: There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
    Benjamin Braddock: Yes, I will.
    Mr. Maguire: Okay. Enough said. That's a deal.


  • Mr. Braddock: Have you thought about graduate school?
    Benjamin Braddock: No.
    Mr. Braddock: Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?
    Benjamin Braddock: You got me.


  • Benjamin Braddock: It's like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don't make any sense to me. They're being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.


  • Mr. Braddock: What makes you think she wants to marry you?
    Benjamin Braddock: Oh, she doesn't. To be perfectly honest, she doesn't like me.


  • Elaine Robinson: Good night.
    Benjamin Braddock: Are we getting married tomorrow?
    Elaine Robinson: No...
    Benjamin Braddock: Day after tomorrow?
    Elaine Robinson: I don't know. Maybe we are, and maybe we're not.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, I can't do this anymore.
    Mrs. Robinson: You what?
    Benjamin Braddock: This is all terribly wrong.
    Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable?
    Benjamin Braddock: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends. I mean that.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Look, maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?


  • Benjamin Braddock: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
    Mr. Braddock: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?


  • Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, if you don't mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.


  • Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin, I am not trying to seduce you.
    Benjamin Braddock: I know that, but please, Mrs. Robinson, this is difficult...
    Mrs. Robinson: Would you like me to seduce you?
    Benjamin Braddock: What?
    Mrs. Robinson: Is that what you're trying to tell me?
    Benjamin Braddock: I'm going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it, but I'm going home right now.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Where did you do it?
    Mrs. Robinson: In his car.
    Benjamin Braddock: What kind of car was it?
    Mrs. Robinson: Oh, come on now.
    Benjamin Braddock: No, I really want to know.
    Mrs. Robinson: A Ford.
    Benjamin Braddock: Goddamn, that's great. So old Elaine Robinson got started in a Ford.


  • Benjamin Braddock: I'm just...
    Mr. Braddock: Worried?
    Benjamin Braddock: Well...
    Mr. Braddock: About what?
    Benjamin Braddock: I guess about my future.
    Mr. Braddock: What about it?
    Benjamin Braddock: I don't know, I want it to be...Different.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Well, I want you to know how much I appreciate this. Really.
    Mrs. Robinson: The number.
    Benjamin Braddock: What?
    Mrs. Robinson: The room number, Benjamin. I think you ought to tell me that.
    Benjamin Braddock: Oh, you're absolutely right. It's 568.
    Mrs. Robinson: Thank you.
    Benjamin Braddock: You're welcome. Well, I'll see you later, Mrs. Robinson.


  • Mr. Braddock: Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.
    Benjamin Braddock: No, it's not. It's completely baked.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
    Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?


  • Mr. Maguire: Plastics.


  • Mrs. Robinson: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me
    Mrs. Robinson: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.


  • Mrs. Robinson: '' Just because you happen to be inadequate. ''
    Mrs. Robinson: Just because you happen to be inadequate.
    Benjamin Braddock: '' Inadequate ! ''
    Benjamin Braddock: Inadequate!
    Mrs. Robinson: '' Well I guess I... ''
    Mrs. Robinson: Well I guess I...
    Benjamin Braddock: '' DON'T MOVE ! ''
    Benjamin Braddock: DON'T MOVE!


  • Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?


  • Mr. Maguire: Ben.
    Benjamin Braddock: Will you excuse me? (turning around) Mr. Maguire.
    Benjamin Braddock: Will you excuse me? [turning around] Mr. Maguire.
    Mr. Maguire: (shaking his head and smiling) Ben.
    Mr. Maguire: [shaking his head and smiling] Ben.
    Benjamin Braddock: Mr. Maguire.


  • Hotel Clerk: Are you here for an affair, sir?


  • Mr. Maguire: I want to say one word to you, Benjamin. Just one word.
    Benjamin Braddock: Yes, sir.
    Mr. Maguire: Are you listening?
    Benjamin Braddock: Yes, I am.
    Mr. Maguire: Plastics.


  • Benjamin Braddock: I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends. I mean that, I find you desirable.


  • Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?


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