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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Quotes

  • Madge Hardcastle: One was rather hoping to fly under the radar, but one is a member of the royal family.
    Mr. Maruthi: Which member, madam?
    Madge Hardcastle: I'm Princess Margaret.
    Mr. Maruthi: It is most certainly an honor to meet you, madam. And may I say how well you look, especially taking into account that you died nine years ago.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Is it our friend we are grieving for, whose life we knew so little? Or is it our own loss that we are mourning? Have we traveled far enough that we can allow our tears to fall?
    Madge Hardcastle: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis. [chuckles]
    Madge Hardcastle: When someone dies, you think about your own life. And I don't want to grow older. I don't want to be condescended to. To become marginalized and ignored by society. I don't want to be the first person they let off the plane in a hostage crisis.


  • Sonny Kapoor: You see? Profound satisfaction. Such is the inevitable result of a prolonged stay at the Marigold Hotel. To create a home for the elderly so wonderful that they will simply refuse to die. Stare death in the face and say... What are those men doing?


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Didn't you have a girlfriend?
    Sonny Kapoor: She is my girlfriend no longer.
    Evelyn Greenslade: This is a disaster.
    Sonny Kapoor: No, no. Then we must treat it just the same as we would treat a triumph, madam. Is that not what your Mr. Kipling tells us? Although, of course, here we have a problem, because I, Sunil Indrajit Kapoor, have never had a triumph. So, of course, I do not know how to treat one. No, all I've had is a constant series of disasters interspersed with occasional catastrophe, an unending stream of total...


  • Evelyn Greenslade: What's the use of a marriage when nothing is shared?


  • Graham Dashwood: First rule of India: there's always room.
    Graham Dashwood: First rule of India; there's always room.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Can there be anywhere else in the world that is such an assault on the senses? Those who know the country of old just go about their business. But nothing can prepare the uninitiated for this riot of noise and color. For the heat, the motion; the perpetual teeming crowds.


  • Mrs. Kapoor: Do I need a reason to visit my favorite son?
    Sonny Kapoor: No - he's at his mansion in Dehli.
    Mrs. Kapoor: Alright, my second favorite!
    Sonny Kapoor: He went to Canada to make his fortune.


  • Madge's Son-in-Law: How many husbands have you had?
    Madge Hardcastle: Including my own?


  • Evelyn Greenslade: [about their new environment] Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it, and you'll swim out the other side.
    Evelyn Greenslade: Initially you're overwhelmed. But gradually you realize it's like a wave. Resist, and you'll be knocked over. Dive into it and you'll swim out the other side.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: The person who risks nothing, does nothing. Has nothing.


  • Graham Dashwood: Good evening, Mrs. Ainslie. You have a good day? What did you get up to?
    Jean Ainslie: Well, I started in my bedroom where I spent a happy couple of hours giving all the cockroaches names. And then after lunch, that will long have a place in my heartburn, I came out here and stared blindly at a book waiting for someone - anyone - to rescue me. And how glad I am it was you.


  • Douglas Ainslie: I invested our, well, my retirement money in our daughter's Internet company. She assured me that as soon as the startup actually, um, started up and the conversion from virtual to actual became sufficiently viable, then she'd be able to pay it all back.
    Evelyn Greenslade: I'm not sure I understand what most of those words mean.
    Douglas Ainslie: Well, it turns out neither did she.


  • Sonny Kapoor: Your bedroom.
    Madge Hardcastle: Where?
    Sonny Kapoor: Here. In here
    Sonny Kapoor: Here. In here.
    Madge Hardcastle: My dear man, rooms have doors. What you're showing me here is an alcove.


  • Jean Ainslie: Are you insane? Avoid all food not from a reputable vendor. It'll be washed in impure water.
    Douglas Ainslie: It's just a sandwich.
    Jean Ainslie: Oh, marvelous. Then I'll have ham, cheese, and streptococcus. Or perhaps bacteria, lettuce, and tomato.
    Douglas Ainslie: Would you like some of this? I believe it's called aloo ka paratha.
    Muriel Donnelly: No, if I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.


  • Jean Ainslie: As long as such a fall happens to occur right next to the panic button.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Yes [It is builder's tea] , we dunk biscuits into it.
    Evelyn Greenslade: Yes, we dunk biscuits into it.
    Jay: Dunk?
    Evelyn Greenslade: Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there and trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected.
    Muriel Donnelly: Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: "But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me..."
    Evelyn Greenslade: But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it's not all right, then trust me...


  • Douglas Ainslie: We get up in the morning and we do our best, and nothing else matter
    Douglas Ainslie: We get up in the morning and we do our best, and nothing else matters.


  • Sonny Kapoor: Everything will be all right in the end and if it's not all right, then it's not yet the end.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: "The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment"
    Evelyn Greenslade: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment.


  • Jean Ainslie: And home in time for our 40th wedding anniversary. We haven't quite decided how to mark the occasion.
    Madge Hardcastle: Perhaps a minute silence.


  • Jean Ainslie: How can you bear this country? What do you see, that I don't?
    Graham Dashwood: The light, colors, smiles; it teaches me something.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: But it's also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes.


  • Sonny Kapoor: Welcome! To the best exotic Marigold Hotel!


  • Jean Ainslie: twenty years in the civil service and this is what we can afford.
    Jean Ainslie: Thirty years in the civil service and this is what we can afford?


  • Madge Hardcastle: You're not worried about the danger of having sex at your age?
    Norman Cousins: If she dies, she dies.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic.... I know that now.
    Evelyn Greenslade: I need a glass of water, glug glug, that was a gin and tonic... I know that now.


  • Madge Hardcastle: There's an Indian in there!
    Muriel Donnelly: There's an Indian in there!


  • Evelyn Greenslade: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must
    Evelyn Greenslade: The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the dissappointment, as we all must.


  • Jean Ainslie: It's our 40th anniversary , we haven't decided quite how to mark it.
    Jean Ainslie: It's our 40th anniversary, we haven't decided quite how to mark it.
    Madge Hardcastle: Perhaps a minute of silence
    Madge Hardcastle: Perhaps a minute of silence.


  • Graham Dashwood: I'm gay.
    Jean Ainslie: As in " happy" ?
    Jean Ainslie: As in 'happy'?


  • Evelyn Greenslade: India is an assault on the senses. Itâ??s like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.
    Evelyn Greenslade: India is an assault on the senses. It's like a wave; resist and you go under, ride it out and you arrive at the others side.


  • Muriel Donnelly: I don't even buy green bananas!


  • Jean Ainslie: If I wanted your opinion, I would give it to you.


  • Sonny Kapoor: “In India, we have a saying – everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.”
    Sonny Kapoor: In India, we have a saying; everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.


  • Jean Ainslie: Are we married? Have we met?


  • Sonny Kapoor: The wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead....
    Sonny Kapoor: The wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead...


  • Madge Hardcastle: I am single by choice. Just not my choice. -c
    Madge Hardcastle: I am single by choice. Just not my choice.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: Definition of 'Dunk'; Means lowering the biscuit into the tea and letting it soak in there trying to calculate the exact moment before the biscuit dissolves, when you whip it up into your mouth and enjoy the blissful union of biscuits and tea combined. It's more relaxing than it sounds.


  • Graham Dashwood: I'm gay. Well really more in theory than in practice.


  • Madge Hardcastle: I am single by choice. And i hate this choice.
    Madge Hardcastle: I am single by choice. And I hate this choice.
    Madge Hardcastle: I am single by choice. Just not my choice.


  • Sonny Kapoor: Everything will be alright in the end, and if it is not alright, it is not the end.


  • Jean Ainslie: When I want your opinion I'll give it to you!


  • Sonny Kapoor: I have a dream Mommy. To create a home for the elderly, so wonderful that they will simply refuse to die.


  • Evelyn Greenslade: If I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.


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