Jenny Fields Quotes in The World According to Garp (1982)


Jenny Fields Quotes:

  • Jenny Fields: You know, everybody dies. My parents died. Your father died. Everybody dies. I'm going to die too. So will you. The thing is, to have a life before we die. It can be a real adventure having a life.

  • [noticing scantily clad prostitutes]

    Jenny Fields: Is that the latest fashion?

    T. S. Garp: No, Mom, that's the oldest profession.

  • Jenny Fields: Are you gonna go to sleep or you gonna stay up and think your weird thoughts?

    Young Garp: I'll stay up and think weird thoughts for a while.

  • Roberta: I mean, I had mine removed surgically under general anesthesia. But to have it bitten off in a Buick...

    Jenny Fields: It's lust!

  • [while telling Dean Bodger and her son about his father, who was a brain damaged WW2 veteran with spontaneous erections she was the nurse of]

    Jenny Fields: Where was I?

    T. S. Garp: He kept having erections.

    Jenny Fields: Thank you. He was dying. I wanted a child. It was a good way to have one without the bother of a husband around... who had legal rights to my body. So, one night at work... when the wounded and maimed were all asleep, I went to him. He was asleep. But his erection was there, as always. I removed my undergarments and climbed on top of him. He woke up then. He said the only word other than his name that I ever heard him utter. He said, "good." It didn't take very long, and that once was all that was needed.

    Dean Bodger: You raped him! You raped a dying man!

  • Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: [to Roberta] Hey you! Dildo. Is this the nut house where you're keeping my Laurel?

    Roberta: Laurel's here but we're not exactly keeping her.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Bullshit, ya big dyke.

    Roberta: I'm not a dyke. Is Laurel expecting you?

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: I'll kill you douchebag.

    Roberta: That's all you men understand is violence.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Now look. I know what sort of freaks hang around here. It's a big lesbian scene.

    [Garp walks on to porch]

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Ooooh, oooh, what are you the man of the house or the court eunuch. Laurel, you in there you bitch!

    Jenny Fields: Hello.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Oh, I know who you are. My Laurel's not your type sweetie.

    Jenny Fields: Perhaps she's not your type either.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Listen, goddammit. If you don't get Laurel's ass out here I'm gonna...

    [Randy is knocked down by Roberta]

    Laurel - Dog's Head Mansion: Randy!

    Jenny Fields: Are you alright?

    Laurel - Dog's Head Mansion: Baby, you found me.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Oh, I don't think I can drive the fuckin' car.

    Laurel - Dog's Head Mansion: That's alright. I can drive you just never let me.

    [to Jenny]

    Laurel - Dog's Head Mansion: I guess Randy needs me.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Easy!

    [In pain as Laurel helps him to the car]

    Laurel - Dog's Head Mansion: Sorry baby, I'm sorry.

    Randy - Dog's Head Mansion: Crazy dyke blind-sided me.

  • Mrs. Fields: [first lines] Garp? Garp?

    Jenny Fields: Yes, Garp.

    Mr. Fields: Garp. Garp?

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