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  • Max Fischer: I can write a hit play. Why can't I have a little drink to unwind myself?


  • Max Fischer: I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore.


  • Max Fischer: Tell that stupid Mick he just made my list of things to do today.


  • Max Fischer: Tell that stupid Mick he just made my list of things to do today.


  • Max Fischer: A kid got his finger blown off during rehearsals.


  • Max Fischer: Hello Magnus. I'd have shot you in the other ear, but it got blown off a long time ago.


  • Magnus Buchan: I guess you're right. The son of a "brain doctor" doesn't need to impress anybody.


  • Max Fischer: Piranha's are a very tricky species.


  • Rosemary Cross: Although, I will say... that Edward has more spark and character, and imagination in one fingernail than Herman Blume has in his entire body.
    Rosemary Cross: Although, I will say that Edward has more spark, character, and imagination in one fingernail than Herman Blume has in his entire body.
    Max Fischer: One dead fingernail.
    Rosemary Cross: Right. .. One dead fingernail.
    Rosemary Cross: Right. One dead fingernail.


  • Max Fischer: [to Rosemary]: Rushmore was my life, now you are.
    Max Fischer: Rushmore was my life, now you are.


  • Max Fischer: I like your nurses uniform, guy.
    Dr. Peter Flynn: These are OR scrubs.
    Max Fischer: 'Oh, are' they?


  • Max Fischer: I saved Latin. What did YOU ever do?


  • Max Fischer: You were in Vietnam, right?
    Herman Blume: Yeah.
    Max Fischer: Were you in the shit?
    Herman Blume: Yeah, I was in the shit.


  • Max Fischer: Maybe I'm spending too much of my time starting up clubs and putting on plays. I should probably be trying harder to score chicks.


  • Herman Blume: You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it. Thank you.


  • Rosemary Cross: Has it ever crossed your mind that you're far too young for me?
    Max Fischer: It crossed my mind that you might consider that a possibility, yeah.


  • Max Fischer: i don't give a shit about the baracuda
    Max Fischer: I don't give a shit about the barracuda.


  • Max Fischer: I saved Latin. What did you ever do?


  • Max Fischer: Harvard is my safety.
    Max Fischer: My safety's Harvard.


  • Herman Blume: She's my Rushmore.
    Max Fischer: I know. She was mine too.


  • Dr. Peter Flynn: These are O.R. scrubs.
    Max Fischer: O.R. they?
    Max Fischer: O, R they?


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