Ethan Quotes in Supergirl (1984)


Ethan Quotes:

  • Ethan: You just flew over my head, true or false?

    Supergirl: True.

    Ethan: Like Superman.

    Supergirl: He's my cousin.

  • Ethan: So, uh, where's the lawn at?

    Selena: It dropped dead.

  • Ethan: What's with the Halloween costume?

    Supergirl: This is not a costume. These are my clothes.

  • Ethan: A bird of free and careless wing Was I through many a smiling spring. The cold repulse, the look askance, The lightning of love's angry glance.

  • Ethan: Say my name aloud but once and I shall die the happy fool. Your soft caress did at once renew the beating of this broken heart.

  • Ethan: [on walkie talkie] We found him yet?

    Dmitri: No, I don't see him.

    Ethan: He's the one on the cell phone, you idiot.

    [looks through his binoculars and sees various people on cell phones]

    Dmitri: Everybody's on a cell phone.

  • Ryan: [Ryan and Ethan are discussing a place to meet] Santa Monica Pier.

    Ethan: No, too busy.

    Ryan: Yeah, that's kind of the idea, dickhead.

  • Ethan: [to Jessica] Do you want to die here?

  • Ethan: [to Derek] Oh, you're back!

  • Ethan: [to George] My dick works much better when there are bullets in your gun, asshole!

  • Ethan: It's all good dude. You wanna put on a few pounds, I get it. Some people have to work a little harder than others.

  • Magenta: [sitting down beside Layla] Hey, Layla, you did the history homework?

    Warren Peace: What are you doing?

    Magenta: It's called sitting.

    Warren Peace: No one sits here but me.

    Magenta: Mm-hmm.

    Magenta: [starts talking to Layla again] What'd you get for number four? I wasn't sure if Tigerman was, A: bitten by a radioactive tiger, or B: bitten by a regular tiger, then exposed to radiation.

    Ethan: [sitting down beside Warren] Hey. Eating at Warren's table now? I feel extremely dangerous.

    Warren Peace: Whoa. Whoa.

    Zach: [sitting down on the other side Warren and pointing at Warren] This guy bothering you, Magenta?

    Warren Peace: Try the other way around.

  • Ethan: Hey Warren, how about some light?

    Warren Peace: Only if you want to get barbequed.

  • Ethan: You're on! If Will beats you in Save The Citizen, you lay off the sidekicks for the rest of the year.

    Zach: Yeah, and if he loses, you can dunk Ethan's head in the toilet every day until graduation.

    Ethan: Yeah! Huh?

    Lash: You got yourself a deal!

    Will Stronghold: Wait, guys, guys! Come on, guys, are you crazy? No freshman ever won Save the Citizen, and those guys are undefeated!

    Layla: And you barely know how to use your powers!


    Layla: Sorry... not helping.

    Zach: Will, you have no choice. You can't let them dunk Ethan's head in the toilet. Not again.

    [dead serious]

    Zach: The dunking - must end.

  • Steve: What's your name, what's your power?

    Ethan: I'm Ethan, and I melt.

    Steve: Ok.

    Zach: I'm Zach, I glow.

    Steve: I see.

    Magenta: Magenta, I shape-shift.

    Steve: Shape-shift?

    Magenta: Into a guinea pig.

  • Principal Powers: In a few moments, you will go through Power Placement and your own heroic journey will begin.

    Will Stronghold: Power Placement?

    Layla: Sounds fascist.

    Ethan: Power Placement. It's how they decide where you go.

    Magenta: The hero track or the loser track.

    Will Stronghold: There - there's a loser track?

    Ethan: I believe the preferred term is "Hero Support."

  • Ethan: Way to glow, Zach!

  • Miss Ungermeyer: Gordon, you having a problem?

    Gordo: No, no... I-I just... I'm starting to agree with Ethan. I-I think we need to eat more spaghetti.

    Ethan: You're the man!

  • Ethan: When are we going to eat spaghetti?

    Kate: Its like nine in the morning.

    Ethan: So what? You've never had spaghetti for breakfast before?

    Kate: I don't eat carbs!

    Ethan: So I suppose you've never had a spaghetti sandwich before?

    Kate: This experience is so totally wasted on you...

    Miss Ungermeyer: Craft! Sanders! Seperate!

    Kate: Oh, we did! And thank god!

    Miss Ungermeyer: Ok, let's try something at your education level and take a ten minute shopping break while I choke down an espresso.

  • [Gordo has just sacrificed himself to save Lizzie's dignity, and now he is taking an elevator]

    Ethan: Love lifts us up where we belong.

  • Miss Ungermeyer: Room assignments: David Gordon, you'll be rooming with Ethan Craft. You'll be in room 103.

    Ethan: Are those English or Italian numbers?

  • Miss Ungermeyer: Mr. Craft, have you even started on your summer reading list?

    Ethan: I finished it.

    Miss Ungermeyer: You read eleven books?

    Ethan: I mean I read the list!

  • Ethan: The sting.

    Gordo: What sting?

    Ethan: You want a little mano a mano?

    Gordo: See, this is one of the reasons that me and you aren't friends. 'Cause I-I never have any idea what you're talking about.

    Ethan: Ya, see. Some dudes get the approach. Others, the sting. That Italian dude? He's big-time approach.

    Gordo: I actually feel my brain turning into goo.

    Ethan: Embrace the sting. That's what you're vibin' here from Lizzie.

    Gordo: Wait a minute. Now, you actually think that I'm jealous of Paolo.

    Ethan: Word.

    Gordo: [chuckling] Oh, no. No, see, that would mean that I like Lizzie as more than a friend.

    Ethan: See? What do you mean you and I have trouble communicating, bro?

    Gordo: [annoyed] You're wrong, man!

  • Miss Ungermeyer: You tell us where Lizzie is or this deck is gonna catch some serious air!

    Ethan: Well it's possible that she's at the Italian Music Video Awards doubling for the Italian pop star Isabella who's like totally her twin.


    Ethan: Why does everyone always look at me like that?

  • Miss Ungermeyer: Mr. Craft, you are in the most beautiful city in the world, is this having any effect on you?

    Ethan: Yeah the cobble stones are like totally thrashing on my wheels.

  • Ethan: [after escaping from a collapsed tunnel] Yo, that was insane! Hey Peach, loosen up; have some fun.

    Peaches: Fun! You call that fun? I'm outta here.

    Steffie: Come on, I mean do you really want to go back to hanging out with a weird molehog for a week than getting along with us?

    Ethan: I mean, it's bad enough that your family's half possum...

    Peaches: Bad enough? There's nothing bad about being part of my family. I *like* hanging by my tail and if you geniuses are normal, the species is going to end up extinct!


    Steffie: Ah, yeah. Well, *your* species is going to be extinct first!

    Dumb Mammoth: Haha, *burn*!

    Ethan: We're the same species, geniuses.

    Dumb Mammoth: What... double burn!

  • Martin: I hope you die!

    Ethan: That'll be the day.

  • Reverend Clayton: You wanna quit, Ethan?

    Ethan: That'll be the day.

  • Ethan: What you saw wasn't Lucy.

    Brad: But it was, I tell you!

    Ethan: What you saw was a buck wearin' Lucy's dress. I found Lucy back in the canyon. Wrapped her in my coat, buried her with my own hands. I thought it best to keep it from ya.

    Brad: Did they...? Was she...?

    Ethan: What do you want me to do? Draw you a picture? Spell it out? Don't ever ask me! Long as you live, don't ever ask me more.

  • Ethan: Let's go home, Debbie.

  • [Brad Jorgenson takes a small boulder and attempts to crush the skull of a dead Comanche warrior]

    Reverend Clayton: Jorgenson!

    Ethan: Why don't you finish the job?

    [shoots out the eyes of the Comanche warrior]

    Reverend Clayton: What good did that do ya?

    Ethan: By what you preach, none. But what that Comanche believes, ain't got no eyes, he can't enter the spirit-land. Has to wander forever between the winds.You get it, Reverend.

    Ethan: [to Martin] Come on, blanket-head!

  • Ethan: Our turnin' back don't mean nothin', not in the long run. She's alive, she's safe... for a while. They'll keep her to raise her as one of their own till, until she's of an age to...

    Martin: Don't you think there's a chance we still might find her?

    Ethan: Injun will chase a thing till he thinks he's chased it enough. Then he quits. Same way when he runs. Seems like he never learns there's such a thing as a critter that'll just keep comin' on. So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth.

  • Ethan: Figure a man's only good for one oath at a time; I took mine to the Confederate States of America.

  • Reverend Clayton: Well, the prodigal brother. When did you get back? Ain't seen you since the surrender. Come to think of it, I didn't see you at the surrender.

    Ethan: I don't believe in surrenders. Nope, I've still got my saber, Reverend. Didn't beat it into no plowshare, neither.

  • Ethan: Well Reverend, looks like you've got yourself surrounded.

    Reverend Clayton: Yeah and I figure on getting myself unsurrounded.

  • Reverend Clayton: I say we do it my way. That's an order!

    Ethan: Yessir. But if you're wrong don't ever give me another.

  • Reverend Clayton: Ethan, I gotta ask you and Martin to take a ride to State Capital.

    Ethan: Is this an invite to a necktie party, Reverend?

  • [Reverend Clayton delivers a prayer at the Edwards' funeral for Aaron, Martha, and Ben]

    Ethan: Put an amen to it!

    Reverend Clayton: I ain't finished yet.

    Ethan: There's no more time for praying! AMEN!

  • [after a double-take, Ethan and Martin recognize Debbie as the captive who shows them a lance of human scalps in Chief Scar's tent]

    Ethan: We've seen scalps before.

    Chief Scar: [shows them the gold locket that Ethan gave Debbie] This before?

    Ethan: [to Figuroa] I came to trade, not to admire his collection. Tell him we'll pitch camp the other side of the creek. Talk tomorrow.

  • Ethan: A fella could mistake you for a half-breed.

    Martin: Not quite, I'm eighth Cherokee, the rest is Welsh and English. Least that's what they tell me.

  • Ethan: We did all right.

    Martin: We? Why you just staked me out there like a piece of bait. You built up the fire. You fixed it so I could get my brains blowed out! What if you'd missed?

    Ethan: It never occurred to me.

  • Ethan: Well, Reverend, that tears it! From now on, you stay out of this. All of ya. I don't want you with me. I don't need ya for what I got to do.

  • Brad: There's only one way you can stop me from looking for Lucy, mister, and that's kill me!

    Martin: That's the way I feel, Uncle Ethan

    [Edwards glares at him]

    Martin: Ethan... Sir.

    Ethan: Alright, but I'm giving the orders here. I'm giving the orders and you'll follow 'em, or we're splitting up right here and now!

    Martin: Well, sure, Ethan. Just one reason were here, ain't it, is to find Debbie and Lucy?

    Ethan: If they're still alive.

  • Ben Edwards: Uncle Ethan, will you tell us about the war?

    Ethan: Oh, the war ended three years ago, boy.

    Ben Edwards: It has? Then why didn't you come home before now?

  • Reverend Clayton: [Runs out of bullets] Dang! Blast it!

    Ethan: [Tosses him his gun] Watch it, it's loaded.

  • Brad: They gotta stop sometime. If they're human men at all, they gotta stop.

    Ethan: No, a human rides a horse until it dies, then he goes on afoot. A Comanche comes along, gets that horse up, rides him 20 more miles... and then he eats him.

  • Martin: Well, why don't you say it? We're beat, and you know it.

    Ethan: Nope. Our turnin' back don't mean nothin'. Not in the long run. If she's alive, she's safe. For a while, they'll keep her to raise as one of their own until... she's of an age to...

    Martin: Do you think maybe there's a chance we still might find her?

    Ethan: An Indian will chase a thing till he thinks he's chased it enough. Then he quits. Same way when he runs. Seems like he never learns there's such a thing as a critter who'll just keep coming on. So we'll find 'em in the end I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the... turnin' of the earth.

  • Ethan: [tucking Martin in] Comfortable?

    Martin: Ethan, are you all right?

    Ethan: Well, I'm just saying goodnight to you.

    Martin: Well, goodnight!

  • Ethan: [to Jerry at his bachelors party] Everybody loves you. Pisses me off.

  • [after Amanda slams the door in his face]

    Ethan: You didn't really wanna be a couple! You resist it in your own way.

    Amanda: [growling through her teeth; as she runs upstairs] *Shut UP!*

    Ethan: And it's hard to detect how you even do it, because nobody's quite as smart as you! So you're hard to catch at it. But it always surfaces and this is what happens.

    Amanda: [on the balcony; looking down at him] What happened?

    Ethan: Things end. Just like you knew they would!

  • Ethan: Look at me. I'm down here sweating like a pig. And look at you. You're the only woman on the face of the earth that breaks up with her boyfriend and doesn't even shed a tear. I mean, that's gotta mean something, right?

    Amanda: Why does it bug you so much that I can't cry?

  • Rachel: You're an asshole!

    Ethan: Yeah, maybe I am. But i'm the only asshole here who gives a shit about you.

  • Ethan: You're all going to hell anyway, so you might as well do something for yourself

  • Ethan: I can't take this 'daddy beats me because he loves me' excuse.

  • Ethan: The Hamptons are like a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren.

  • Ethan: So why do you do it? Why do you let her win?

    Rachel: Because that's what Darcy does. Darcy wins. She always has. She sees things, she wants them, she gets them. Ethan, she got into Notre Dame. Do you know how hard it is to get into Notre Dame? It is impossible. But she did. And with her grades?

  • Rachel: What the hell was that?

    Ethan: Me? You broke my nose.

    Rachel: I'm sure I didn't break your nose.

    Ethan: God. And what is all this about us having sex? Jesus, Rachel, just leave me out of your goddamn soap opera.

    Rachel: No one asked you to get involved, Ethan.

    Ethan: Really? So why have I been listening to this bullshit all summer? Rachel, do something. Because this is just pathetic. But you know what? At the end of the day, you two deserve each other 'cause he's never gonna do anything. You're never gonna ask him to, and let's be honest... you and I both know that, even if you did, she will never let you have him.

  • Ethan: Rachel. Okay, look, I get it. You're in a tough spot because you love him. But you gotta do something about it, Rachel. Because he's being a coward. If he breaks your heart, I'm gonna take a swing at him. Then I'm gonna let him beat me up.

    Rachel: I gotta go to work. I'm late.

    Ethan: I know! Rachel, that's the point. Be late. Better yet, quit. At least it would be a decision. Rachel! You're all going to hell anyway, so you might as well do something for yourself. For once. Rachel, you deserve to be happy.

    Rachel: Then butt out. That would make me happy. I'll figure it out on my own.

    Ethan: Oh. Oh, that's great. Let me know how that goes.

  • Ethan: [about Dex] Oh my God. So when are you gonna tell him? Do you want me to tell him? I would love to tell him.

    Rachel: It's none of your business. I told Darcy to marry him. I'm bowing out.

    Ethan: Rachel, she just told you she's cheating. You want your opportunity, take it.

  • Ethan: I don't really get it. I don't get how you let her win all the time.

    Rachel: Wow.

    Ethan: Oh, no. "Wow" nothing. Because if the tables were turning, you'd think she'd let you win?

    Rachel: Will you stop? What is it with you two? Why do you hate her so much?

    Ethan: What are you talking about? I don't hate her. I hate the fact that you yield at her at every turn.

  • Ethan: You're kidding, right? You're not kidding? Did you see her acceptance letter?

    Rachel: What are you talking about?

    Ethan: Rachel, did you see the acceptance letter? Because I didn't. Do you remember when she asked Michael Jordan to the prom and they sent a form letter back saying he couldn't make it? How many times did she show us that letter? I could recite it right now. And that was a rejection. Do you really think if she were accepted that she would make us memorize that letter, too? Rachel, come on.

  • Ethan: William wait, wait.

    William Beardsley: What!

    Ethan: Please, I don't want to lose another mommy.

  • [first lines]

    Frank Beardsley: Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Move it! Move it! Move it!

    Ethan: Move it! Move it! Move it!

    Frank Beardsley: That means you too, Ethan. Head ashore, Sailor.

    Ethan: Aye-aye! Head ashore.

  • Ethan: Need more chocolate.

  • Ethan: Admiral, is this lady going to be our new mommy?

    Frank Beardsley: I don't think so. It's just a blind date.

    Otter Beardsley: She can't see?

    Ely Beardsley: Can she navigate using sonar? Like a bat?

  • Frank Beardsley: Thats it I am putting the hammer down.

    Aldo North: Is it a real hammer.

    Frank Beardsley: No Aldo its just an expression

    Aldo North: I'm scared

    Helen North: O dont be honey

    Ethan: Should I go get the hammer sir.

  • Brooke Swinkowski: I know you're like only 10 and shit, but listen up. You beat that skanky ass bitch, you beat her hard. I've done all I can do, it's up to you know.

    Destiny: [stunned] Okay.

    Brooke Swinkowski: You're a good girl.

    Ethan: I don't think I want you hanging out with strippers, okay?

  • Georgia: That's my granddaughter.

    Ethan: Do we have to like her?

    Sam: How old is she?

    Georgia: No. And don't even think about it.

  • Sam: Bringing up the girl's bags.

    Ethan: I think they've got rocks in them.

  • Georgia: [sitting on floor] Come on, boys. Erect me.

    Ethan: She has glutten pains shooting out her eyeballs.

  • Long-Haired Hobo: I'm not gonna eat that shit, you fuckin' retard.

    Ethan: No one calls me a retard, ya FREAKIN' HOBO!

  • Ethan: You're smart. I like you. I'll probably give you a nickname.

  • Ethan: [singing] I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I'm the kind of guy who will, not insist that you go on the Pi-ill, I'm cool with splitting the bi-ill, and I'll kill who you want me to KILL! And you can smack my bottom, I don't got no condoms, we've got a lot in common, you and me. Don't you see, don't you see, d-d-d-d-don't you see, my heart is bea-beat-ing, t-t-ting, t-t-t-t-t-t-t-OH! Angela! Oh how I need you so. Cause your eyes are like two shining blue rockets in the night, come to take me away, come abduct me, or maybe you won't, and you'll wake up when I cry, and don't let me hurt you, just by accident, I probably won't, but just in case I do, maybe - AH! Fudge.

  • Ethan: I had a nickname for you! You wanna know what it was? I'm not going to tell you. All right, it was "Laser."

  • Ethan: [singing] I love you but, I hate you, which brings to mind, how much I love you. We could have worked this out you know, in a little room, in a little locked room. I'm sorry you had to settle for Dave, the one-dimensional man. He's filed under "Cocksucker" in my little black book. Sweetness can rot your teeth. Bittersweet, cacophony. But you hold the key, you hold the key, to my little locked room. You hold the key, you hold the key, to my little locked whoa-ooh-oh-oh. Please let... me... out soon. I luh you.

  • Ethan: I have copies! I'm not afraid to expel you!

  • Ethan: They call me Cool Ethan. I live in Heineraker Hall.

    Dave: Alright - cool.

  • Dave: I brought you coffee.

    Ethan: I don't touch that stuff.

    Dave: Can I come in?

    Ethan: No. No one comes into Ethan's room. Ethan's rules.

    Dave: What's that smell?

    Ethan: Maybe it's the smell of your ass getting kicked out of school.

  • Ethan: What would me say?

  • Ethan: Angela? Weird!

    Angela: Ethan? What are you doing here?

    Ethan: Well, I'm in the food service industry, and I like bums, so it's kinda my duty.

  • Ethan: I just need a woman's POV on the whole "sitch"

  • Ethan: I want to make sure that you and I are best friends - "gnome" matter what.

    Angela: Ethan, that's a troll.

    Ethan: "Gnome", it's not.

  • Ethan: You are so awesome, your room is so awesome, your phone is kick-ass, and you know what? I love you.

  • Ethan: There goes Dave the Liar, I eff-ed his old girlfriend!

  • Angela: Ethan, what is this, is this a hair doll?

    Ethan: I didn't make that! It fell out of your hair that way!

  • Ethan: The dirty old whore told me to do it!

  • Ethan: He's in my seat.

    Head T.A. Philip: Yeah... and we're grown-ups. We don't argue over seats. Now go sit over there. There are plenty of empty seats there.

  • Ethan: Dave! Fudge!

  • Ethan: I guess Rick's had a little too much coffee again?

    Al Bert: Rick has got a bug up his butt. See. He's gone and discovered himself a magnetic space anomaly. And he's gotten stiff in the jock.

  • Rick: It's rust.

    Ethan: Magnify times four, please.

    Rick: Now it's great big rust.

  • Al Bert: Rick and Bernie are dead. For all I know we may have been infected by some alien germ. So unless anyone else has another suggestion, I propose that we just hole up here and wait for them to come rescue us. They will be here any minute.

    Ethan: Yeah. If we don't blow up first.

  • Ethan: Just what did you do to him?

    Charlie: Me? Nothing. That was the Critters. Look, I'm a bounty hunter, and I got job to do.

  • Charlie: You an alien?

    Ethan: No, do I look like one?

  • Ethan: What do these things look like?

    Charlie: What do they look like?

    Ethan: Yeah.

    Charlie: You ever see a piranha?

    Ethan: It's a fish, right?

    Charlie: That's right. They look nothing like a piranha. But they're hungry like a piranha.

  • Ethan: [Ethan just froze a Critter] Chill out.


    Ethan: Asshole.

  • Ethan: Will everybody at the prom be gay?

    Jonah: Yeah. That's why they call it the gay and lesbian prom, moron.

  • Jeannie: Ned...

    Ned: I think he should change, or he can't go.

    Jonah: This is what people wear to a dance.

    Ned: Why don't you just go in a jock strap?

    Jeannie: You're being ridiculous.

    Ethan: You can sort of see the outline of your penis in those.

  • Ethan: Is Grandpa Ernie gonna eat every meal with us?

    Ned: Only if he's good. If he's bad, we force him to eat in his own room - excuse me, your room.

  • Sketch Artist: Think about that first moment that you met her. Alright? Where you were, where she was. Tell me anything that comes to mind.

    Ethan: Uh huh... She had light hair... I think. And okay lips. And she was skinny. But she had some ass. You know, you could tell because...


    Ethan: but, you're not doing the ass, right?

    Sketch Artist: No.

    Ethan: Okay. Urm... She had good skin. It was smooth. And nice breasts. Yeah, like they were little like Kate Moss' titties. But...

    Sketch Artist: [interrupts] You just try to focus on the face.

    Ethan: I'm sorry.


    Ethan: Hey, you what I do remember.

    Sketch Artist: What?

    Ethan: She was like on lockdown.

  • [Ethan and Sophie sneak into a swimming pool]

    Sophie: Do you think he's coming out?

    Ethan: I'm sure. I'm sure. He heard us, right?

    [Calling for house owner]

    Ethan: Hello?

    [to Sophie]

    Ethan: This is fun. Where is he?

    Sophie: Maybe he's not home.

    Ethan: Happy anniversary anyway.

  • Ethan: Well, I'm not an aardvark.

    Ethan: [fake] And *I* am not a gorilla.

  • Ethan: [fake] Basically, first he betrayed you by sleeping with someone else and, and then he kind of betrayed you by sleeping with you.

  • [first lines]

    Ethan: [retelling] So, we met at a party, and... it was magic. Within a half-hour we were driving up into this really nice neighborhood, and we were running down the stairs of some strangers back yard, and then we were swimming, and we were in love. What we didn't count on was that even though the lights were off, the owner of the home was there. And he came out screaming at us, and it was the greatest night of my life.

    Ethan: Ready?

    EthanSophie: [they run and jump into the pool]

    Ethan: [continuing his story] So me idea was, you know, let's try and re-create that moment.

  • Ethan: Are you blind?

    Virgil: Yeah.

    Ethan: Cool, see ya.

  • Hank: Can I ask you a question? Did you really love your wife?

    Ethan: What?

    Hank: I mean the fact that she's dead, you still attracted to her?

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