Janine Melnitz Quotes in Ghostbusters (1984)


Janine Melnitz Quotes:

  • Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

    Winston Zeddemore: Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.

  • Janine Melnitz: You're very handy, I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot, too.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: Print is dead.

    Janine Melnitz: Oh, that's very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I'm too intellectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?

    Dr. Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

  • [business is terrible at Ghostbusters]

    Janine Melnitz: [answers the phone] Hello, Ghostbusters... Yes, of course they're serious... You do?... You have?... No kidding! Just gimme the address... Oh sure, they will be totally discreet. Thank you!

    [hangs up]

    Janine Melnitz: WE GOT ONE!

  • [Janine opens the front door and sees a policeman]

    Janine Melnitz: Dropping off or picking up?

  • Janine Melnitz: I've quit better jobs than this.

    [answers phone]

    Janine Melnitz: Ghostbusters, what do you want?

  • Janine Melnitz: Do you want some coffee, Mr. Tulley?

    Louis: [to Egon] Do I?

    Dr. Egon Spengler: Yes, have some.

    Louis: [to Janine] Yes, have some.

  • Janine Melnitz: You are so kind to take care of that man. You know, you're a real humanitarian.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: I don't think he's human.

  • Janine Melnitz: I've seen TV, I know you can't come in here without a warrant or writ or something!

    Walter Peck: [holding up papers] Cease and desist all commerce order, seizure of premises and chattels, ban on use of public utilities for unauthorized waste handlers, and a federal entry and inspection order.

    [pushes past her]

  • Dr. Peter Venkman: Janine, any calls?

    Janine Melnitz: No.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Any messages?

    Janine Melnitz: No.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Any customers?

    Janine Melnitz: No, Dr. Venkman.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: It's a good job, huh?

    [she smiles]

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Type something, will you? We're paying for this stuff! And don't stare at me, you got the bug-eyes.


    Dr. Peter Venkman: Janine, sorry about the bug-eyes thing. I'll be in my office.

  • [the Ghostbusters HQ blows up]

    Louis: This is it! This is the sign!

    Janine Melnitz: Yeah, it's a sign, all right - "Going out of business".

  • Janine Melnitz: [Coming in as Egon was running tests on Louis who is possessed by Vince Clorthow] Egon, I tried to stop them they say they have a warrant.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: Excuse me, this is private property.

    Walter Peck: [after observing the storage facility] Shut this off, shut these all off.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: I'm warning you. Turning off these machines would be extremely hazardous.

    Walter Peck: No, I'll tell "you" what's hazardous, you're facing Federal prosecution for about a half dozen environmental violations. Now either you shut off these machines, or we'll shut them off for you.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to understand, this a high voltage laser containment system. Simply turning it off would be like dropping a bomb on the city.

    Walter Peck: Don't patronize me, I'm not grotesquely stupid, like the people you've bilked!

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [arriving, to the officer] At ease officer, I'm Peter Venkman, I'm a partner in this facility and I'm going to cooperate in any way that I can.

    Walter Peck: Forget it, Venkman. You had your chance to cooperate, but you though it would be more fun to insult me. Well, now it's my turn, wiseass.

    Dr. Egon Spengler: He wants to shut down the protection grid, Peter.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [to Walter Peck] You shut that thing down, and "we" are not gonna be held responsible for whatever happens.

    Walter Peck: Oh yes you will, I'll make sure you will.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: No, we won't be.

    Walter Peck: [to the electrician] Shut it off.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [to the electrician] Don't shut it off. I'm warning ya.

    Con Edison Man: I, I never seen anything like this before. I'm not sure...

    Walter Peck: [Interrupting] I'm not interested in your opinion, just shut it off.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [Gets in electrician's way] My friend, don't be a jerk.

    Police Sergeant: [Gets in Peter's way] Step aside.

    Walter Peck: If he does that again, you can shoot him.

    Police Sergeant: You do 'your" job, pencilneck. Don't tell me how to do mine.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Thank you, officer.

    Walter Peck: [aggravatingly shouting] Shut it off!

  • Dr. Peter Venkman: Janine, any messages?

    Janine Melnitz: No.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Any calls?

    Janine Melnitz: No.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: [Desperate] Any customers?

    Janine Melnitz: No, Dr. Venkman.

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Good job, isn't it? Type something will ya, we're paying for this stuff,

    [Walks off]

    Dr. Peter Venkman: and don't stare at me you got the *bug eyes*. Janine, sorry about the bug eyes thing I'll be in my office.

  • Janine Melnitz: [on the phone] Is it just a mist, or does it have arms and legs?

  • Janine Melnitz: It is really a very nice place. Needs a woman's touch.

    Louis Tully: [closing the door to Oscar's room] Shh. Bedtime.

    Janine Melnitz: You are so great with kids.

    Louis Tully: Oh, thanks, I practiced with my hamster.

    Janine Melnitz: [holding what it looks like a crystal ball in her hands] So, you live alone?

    Louis Tully: I used to have a roommate, but my mom moved to Florida.

    Janine Melnitz: Why don't you come here and sit with me?

    Louis Tully: Okay.

    [he moves to the couch Janine is sitting]

    Louis Tully: So, you want to play Boggle or Super Mario Bros.?

    Janine Melnitz: No. I think motherhood is a very natural instinct.

  • [at Dana's apartment, Louis and Janine watch the movie "The Lady from Shanghai" on TV]

    Janine Melnitz: Is, like, she the killer or what?

    Louis Tully: No. That's Rita Hayworth. She was married to Citizen Kane while they were doing this thing. Then right after they finished, she dumped him for some polo player. I don't why beautiful girls love horses so much. Do you love horses?

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