Hampton Roth Quotes in Definitely, Maybe (2008)


Hampton Roth Quotes:

  • Will Hayes: Summer tells me you're dating a sophomore.

    Hampton Roth: No, its two freshman. Which, on a good day, add up to a sophomore, I suppose.

  • Hampton Roth: Beauty, ideals, love, don't mean squat anymore. It's all about power and money.

    Will Hayes: I've read every single one of your books and you're completely obsessed with power and money.

    Summer Hartley: Oh, well that's because he doesn't have any. Right, babe?

    Hampton Roth: Babe, I am about the love.

    Summer Hartley: Oh. Yes.

    Hampton Roth: As you know, that's why you keep me around, to keep that rampant rapacious ambition of yours in check.

    [to Will]

    Hampton Roth: I have a thought! Why don't you use that newly acquired scintilla of power and influence to get Summer here to write an article about your man Robredo? That way Summer gets a break, and you get the word out.

    Will Hayes: And what do you get, Hampton?

    Summer Hartley: Yeah!

    Hampton Roth: Well, I guess it's the love. More of the love.

  • Hampton Roth: [Will knocks on the door] Who is it?

    Will Hayes: Will Hayes. I called earlier.

    Hampton Roth: You a Jehovah's Witness?

    Will Hayes: No.

    Hampton Roth: Christ, your tall.

    [unlocks and opens door]

    Will Hayes: Hi.

    Hampton Roth: [pulls up reading glasses and looks at Will harder] Come in.

    Will Hayes: Ok.

    Hampton Roth: Close the door behind you.

    [Will closes the door]

    Hampton Roth: Lock it!

  • Hampton Roth: [to Will] Be a man.

  • Hampton Roth: It's killing me that you're going out with the kid.

    Summer Hartley: Really? It's not the booze or the cigarettes or the sophomores?

    Hampton Roth: That has nothing to do with this.

    Summer Hartley: Nothing to do with it.

    Hampton Roth: Listen, I want you to know I've donated my organs to medical science except for one, which is for you.

    Summer Hartley: Sweetie, that's so kind.

    [looks down towards the torso]

    Hampton Roth: No, no, not that.

    [points to his chest]

    Hampton Roth: My heart, stupid.

    [Summer laughs]

  • Hampton Roth: What do you do now? Wait, don't tell me. You work for your daddy.

    Will Hayes: No.

    Hampton Roth: No, don't tell me! Wall street. No! You kiss ass some fancy uptown law firm.

    Will Hayes: Actually...

    Hampton Roth: No! I give up. What do you do?

    Will Hayes: I'm working for Bill Clinton. He's running for President.

    Hampton Roth: [gives a shock look] No. I know who Bill Clinton is. Yeah, in fact. I know more about Bill Clinton than his own mother.

    [hands glass to Will and pours him a drink]

    Will Hayes: Really?

    Hampton Roth: Yep.

    Will Hayes: What do you do?

    Hampton Roth: What do I do? I drink!

    [clings glass with his glass]

    Hampton Roth: Drink!

  • Hampton Roth: Can I have a cigarette? Just a dying man's last request.

    Summer Hartley: Not happening. God, you're such a drama queen. Nobody's dying. What do you care if I'm in love with him, huh? You're the one who set us up, remember.

    Hampton Roth: Yeah, well, I kind of figured you'd chew him up and spit him out.

    Summer Hartley: You're such a sweetie. You're a sweet guy, you know that?

    Hampton Roth: I read the Robredo piece.

    Summer Hartley: Yeah.

    Hampton Roth: The guy's been in New York politics for over 20 years and all you can dig up is that his daughter had an eating disorder?

    Summer Hartley: What are you saying, Hampton?

    Hampton Roth: Do your job.

  • Hampton Roth: Please tell me you're not in love with him

    Summer Hartley: I can't do that.

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