Aretha Quotes in Bucktown (1975)


Aretha Quotes:

  • Aretha: You just don't give a damn about anybody do you?

    Roy: You listen to me. You show me anybody who gives a damn about anybody else and I'll show you a fool. A damn fool! Who go through life with their hands out, begging instead of grabbing. You think anybody here in this town is any different? They don't give a damn who gets killed. Just as long as the dice keep rolling, the hoes keep hoeing, and the money keeps flowing!

  • Aretha: You want my opinion?

    Duke Johnson: No.

    Aretha: Well, you're gonna get it anyway dummy.

  • Aretha: Well, let me tell you something about people, big shot. Whether they're white, black, green yellow or purple; when they smell a few dollars - they all act alike.

  • Suzanne: Mom, this is my roommate, Aretha.

    Doris: Aretha, what an unusual name.

    Aretha: Yes, I think my parents were expecting someone black.

    [Suzanne laughs]

    Doris: [confused] Are you black?

    Aretha: Ummm, no. It was nice to meet you; Suzanne has told me so much about you. I think I'll just go weave a basket or something and let the two of you visit.

  • Aretha: Flowers for you, Suzanne.

    Suzanne: Who died?

    Aretha: Both of us almost did for a start. Who are they from?

    Suzanne: They're from the guy who pumped my stomach.

    Aretha: Bullshit!

    [Reading card]

    Aretha: "Dear Suzanne. Hope your stomach is better. You seem to be what my mother warned me about: A beautiful, overly-sensitive person." He can tell all that by the contents of your stomach.

    Suzanne: I'd have to be sensitive to need all that dope. I'm tempted to marry him so I can tell people how we met.

  • Suzanne Vale: I have nothing to say.

    Aretha: The same cannot be said for the rest of your family.

  • Suzanne: Did you want some more cashews, Grandpa?

    Grandpa: Did I already have some?

    Grandma: [under her breath, to Aretha] He gets worse every day.

    Grandpa: Who gets worse? I heard that! Get off my back, woman! I wanna go home!

    Grandma: We're going home, dear.

    Grandpa: Not with you! I wanna go home.

    [smiles at Aretha]

    Grandpa: Are we going soon?

    Aretha: Soon, sir. Very, very soon.

    Grandpa: You know what my daddy did?

    Aretha: What?

    Grandpa: [confused] What were we talking about?

    Grandma: [under her breath, to Aretha] I told ya.

    Grandpa: I heard that! Get out my back, woman! Yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap--that's all you do all the livelong day!


    Grandpa: And the farmer hauled another load away...

    [wanders off across the lawn]

    Grandma: [sighs] The other night he punched me when I was trying to put some clean pajamas on him.

  • Suzanne Vale: [regarding an incoming phone call from Gene Hackman's character] He's a director. I don't wanna talk to him; I'm embarassed. I don't have to right?

    Aretha: You don't have to do anything you don't want to do... except never take drugs again and go to AA meetings for the rest of your life.

    Suzanne Vale: [sarcastically] Oh, I feel SO much better!

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