Lena Quotes in Super Mario Bros. (1993)


Lena Quotes:

  • Lena: Hello, morons.

    IggySpike: Hello!

  • Lena: My time has come! The universe is mine!

  • [Lena aims a pin at Daisy's throat]

    Princess Daisy: Why are you doing this?

    Lena: Because everybody deserves what they've earned! And I've earned this!

  • Drug addict: Say, Lena, you usually take speed, don't you?

    Lena: You can shoot me up I don't... with a needle.

  • Walt: What happened?

    Lena: He locked me in the closet and left me to die.

    Walt: [gasps] He's deranged!

  • [first lines]

    Lorenzo: I love that dress.

    Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.

  • Kostos: Some people show off their beauty because they want the world to see it. Others try to hide their beauty because they want the world to see something else.

    Lena: And what do you see?

    Kostos: Everything.

    [they kiss for the first time]

  • Lena: [in her letter, after Kostas accuses her of being afraid to love him] He's right, Car. I am afraid. There's a part of me that wants to let him in but then I feel myself put this wall up and I don't understand why. Maybe that's what strikes me most about Kostas: that despite everything he's suffered he can still look at life in the most uncomplicated way. I've never known that kind of faith. It makes me so sad that people like Kostas and Bridget who have lost everything can still be open to love... while I, who have lost nothing, am not.

  • Carmen: [voiceover] It would be easy to say that the pants changed everything that summer. But looking back now I feel like our lives changed because they had to, and that the real magic of the pants was in bearing witness to all of this and in somehow holding us together when it felt like nothing would ever be the same again.


    Carmen: Some things never would be

    Lena: But we know now that no matter how far we traveled on our own separate paths...

    Bridget: Somehow we would always find out way back to each other.

    Tibby: And with that, we could get through anything.

    Bridget: To us. Who we were, and who we are. And who we'll be.

    Tibby: To the pants.

    Lena: And the sisterhood.

    Carmen: And this moment, and the rest of our lives.

    CarmenLenaBridgetTibby: Together and apart.

  • Lena: Papou, I need to say something to you. You can pretend that you don't understand me, but I know you do. People have always said to me that I take after Yia Yia, that I have her face and her smile, but what no-one ever sees is that there's this whole other part of me that's just like you: quiet, and-and stubborn, and afraid of showing too much... and then I met someone who changed everything and he showed me that I can take a chance even when it's only for a moment...

    Yia Yia: Lena!

    Papou: Shh,

    [Greek dialogue]

    Lena: You had that same moment once, when you met Yia Yia and you risked everything for it. That was your chance, Papou, and I'm asking now to have mine.

    [long pause]

    Papou: [in English] Go.

  • Lena: You don't even know me.

    Kostos: But I'm trying to. Can't you see that?

  • Lena: Rule #7: Any removal of the pants must be done by the wearer herself.

    [looks at Bridget]

    Lena: [Bridget pretends to be offenced]

    Lena: [laughs] Yes, you!

    BridgetTibby: [laughing] Touche!

  • Lena: [in her first letter to Tibby] I think we may have been very, very wrong about the pants. The one time I wore them I almost drowned...

  • Carmen: Is it fair to bribe the driver to turn around and go back home?

    Bridget: Oh yeah, with what money? Cause Tibby is the only one of us working this summer.

    Tibby: Hey, hey, hey. I actually stacked my last shelf at Wallmans, thank you very much.

    Lena: Congratulations!

    Bridget: Does this mean there's gonna be a ceremonial burning of the smock?

    Tibby: No, actually, Duncan took the smock, but I do have my nametag.

    Bridget: Can we burn it?

    [they all laugh]

    Lena: Hey, how did your suckumentary turn out?

    Tibby: Uh... uh... well, it actually evolved into something quite different than I expected, so...

    Bridget: What are you gonna call it?

    Tibby: [thinking for a minute] Hmmmm... Bailey.

    [Tibby smiles and looks to Carmen, who smiles back approvingly]

  • Bridget: [excitedly] Oh my God, Lena!

    Lena: [holding a picture of her and Kostas fishing] I know, isn't he gorgeous?

    Bridget: I was referring to you holding a fish!

  • Bridget: Don't you know that all the beaches in Greece are nude?

    Lena: *What?*

    [Lena knocks over a sales rack]

  • [after rescuing her in the harbor]

    Kostos: [Greek dialogue]

    Lena: I'm sorry, I-I don't speak Greek very well.

    Kostos: [in English] Well, we'll have to work on that, won't we?

  • [Lena is trying on the Pants]

    Carmen: Ay dios mio, Lena, you have a BODY!


    Carmen: Lena Kaligaris has a body!

    [everybody laughs]

    Carmen: [laughing] When did this happen?

    Lena: [annoyed] Shh! Stop it! I do not!

  • [from trailer]

    Lena: All my life, everybody has seen me a certain way. What do you see?

  • Carmen: Rule number 8, no double-cuffing the pants.

    Tibby: Oh, good rule! That's so tacky... and you know what else is tacky? Tucking your shirt in when you're wearing a belt...

    Lena: Ok, I do NOT do that any more, I did that ONE time.

  • Lena: [Lena is trying the pants on at Deja Blue]

    Carmen: [shocked] Oh my God! Lena!


    Carmen: You have a body!

    Lena: [Lena stands in front of the mirror]

    Carmen: [smirking] Lena Kaligaris, you have a body!

    Lena: I do not!

  • Lena: And Tibby... Well, Tibby kind of marches to her own drum. I'm kind of jealous of her.

    Kostos: Why?

    Lena: Well, because she knows who she is.

    Kostos: Don't you?

    Lena: I don't know. I think I know who I wanna be.

  • Barry: I'm lookin' at your face and I just wanna smash it. I just wanna fuckin' smash it with a sledgehammer and squeeze it. You're so pretty.

    Lena: I want to chew your face, and I want to scoop out your eyes and I want to eat them and chew them and suck on them.


    Barry: OK. This is funny. This is nice.

  • [Barry looks around... ]

    Barry: Healthy Choice and American Airlines got together and put this promotion: If you buy any 10 Healthy Choice products, they will reward you with 500 frequent flier miles; with this special coupon, they'll up it to 1,000 miles. So, I think they are trying to push their teriyaki chicken which is $1.79, but I went to the supermarket and I looked around and I saw that they had pudding... for 25¢ a cup... comes in packages of four. But insanely... the barcodes... are on the individual cups! So, quarter a cup, say you bought $2.50 worth. That's worth 500... with the coupon it's 1,000 miles. It's a marketing mistake but I'm taking advantage of it. If you were to spend $3,000, that would get you a million frequent flier miles. You would never have to pay for a ticket the rest of your life.

    Lena: You... you bought all that pudding so that you could get frequent flier miles?

  • [last lines]

    Lena: So here we go.

  • Lena: Oh... I'm sorry... was that like a secret pudding?

  • Lena: People are just crazy in this world, I think.

  • Barry: Ummm, let's just... keep it between you and I, if that's possible.

    Lena: Sure, Sure...

  • Barry: I know... yes...

    Lena: That's insane.

  • Lena: I'm going to Hawaii on Friday.

    Barry: [excited] Hawaii? I was thinking about going there!

    Lena: [excited] Really?

    Barry: [excited] I was thinking about going there on business!

    Lena: [excited] Well, if YOU're gonna go...

    Barry: [serious] I'm probably not gonna go though...

    Lena: Oh, that's... that's too bad, cause... it's SO great over there, and if you were there we could say... hello to each other or something...

    Barry: [in a single breath] Yes-that-would-be-great-but-I'm-not-exactly-sure-I-have-so-much-going-on-here-a-lot-depends-on-this-thing-if-it-happens-I-won't-be-able-to-go-but-if-it-doesn't-happen-I-might-be-able-to... I probably won't though.

  • Kostos: We are no good at not loving each other...

    Lena: I tried. I tried, but I couldn't.

    Kostos: I tried too...

  • Lena: How do you say "lost pants" in Greek?

    Yia Yia: Greek girls do not lose their pants!

  • Leo: Interesting jeans, Lena.

    Lena: Oh... Yeah. It's a long story.

    Leo: I like long stories... Well, maybe you could tell me over dinner sometime.

    Lena: I like dinner.

    Leo: Yeah?

    Lena: Yeah.

    Leo: Great.

  • [from trailer]

    Tibby: So Kostos isn't married. Why can't you just stop thinking about it and follow your heart?

    Lena: Because... he broke my heart!

  • Erik: Listen: "What does surplus value mean? What is the difference between the term surplus value and the term profit?"

    Lena: But please? We can discuss it later and cuddle now!

  • Lena: [to Irv, as he acts as the Oracle] Why did my husbands cheat on?

    Irv: It wasn't you he cheated. Some men cheat themselves out of living a life with a woman they love.

    Lena: Thank you.

  • [Lena is knocking on doors at the motel looking for Evie and Randy and finds two elderly women in one room]

    Lena: Hi, I'm looking for two teenage girls.

    Old Lady: Did our husbands send you?

  • Frank: I swear I don't know where they are.

    Regina: Frank, do you want us to torture you, or what?

    Frank: You already are torturing me.

    Vicky: Don't hurt him, darling.

    Evelyn Roy: Frank, you have to tell us where they are. We have a major crisis on our hands.

    Lena: I'll let you borrow my boxing gloves, Frank.

    Frank: Oh Jeez.

  • Regina: We made it through another day.

    Lena: Thank the goddess.

  • Randy: I think proms are stupid.

    Vicky: God, I would've given anything to go to the prom if I had a girlfriend in high school.

    Lena: I went to the prom with a girl.

    Vicky: Going with your sister doesn't count, Lena.

    Lena: She's a good dancer.

    Regina: Don't tell me you wouldn't want to go to the prom with your girlfriend, Randy.

    Randy: First off, I don't have a girlfriend. Second off, I think proms are stupid. And third off, if I went to the prom, I would go with Frank.

    Lena: Frank's a good dancer.

  • Lena: [Reading off the nutritional facts on a bag of chips] Mono and diglycerides...

    Vicky: Lena, if you don't stop reading that stuff out loud, I'm going to kill you.

  • Lena: My grandfather will have to paint another angel now.

  • Daniel Daréus: When you like someone, how do you know that you love them?

    Lena: Well, you... it makes you happy when you see him.

    Daniel Daréus: Yes. And more?

    Lena: You, you think about him all the time.

    Daniel Daréus: Right. What else?

    Lena: You're happy when you're with him.

    Daniel Daréus: Happy when you are together... Lena... I love you.

  • Lena: Some days I'd like to be stupid and ugly. I only meet guys who want to paw me. Never anyone I can just talk to. I think it's a shame... that nine times out of ten, when a guy talks to a girl... he's got another thought in mind.

  • Lena: [singing] l'll be gone for months / Leaving Margot / Raise the sail, Santiano / Leaving the harbor of St. Malo

  • Janne: Goodnight... Tomorrow we're gonna drive this boat like *hell*!

    Lena: Just a fine way to say your evening prayers!

  • Björn H:son Larsson: [Grabbing Lena by her tits] Are you getting horny?

    Lena: Er... Am I supposed to?

  • Lena: [Janne has driven the boat onto land and landed on the roof of a car] How are you driving?

    Janne: How am I driving? I'll tell you: this is sabotage! This means war, dammit! They've gone and bloody crapped in the blue cupboard! This means war!

  • Charlie Kohler: Just call me Charlie.

    Charlie Kohler: Okay, if you call me Léna.

    Charlie Kohler: Why Léna?

    Léna: Well, Helén became Heléna, then Léna.

  • Ernest: I know just when to look... when the wind blows up their skirts... or they lift a gam to climb on the bus. Am I shocking you?

    Léna: Not at all. You're not the first skunk I've met.

  • Léna: If you want to be an angel, go and buy me a pair of stockings. Afterwards, we'll go and tell that dirty pig Plyne a thing or two. Get me "Scandal" stockings. Light tangerine, that's my shade.

  • Lena: Is it all right for me to come in here... when we're not married?

  • Lena: Robin, you'll always love me, won't you?

    Cock Robin: With hills full of sheep... Lena, how could you ask me?

  • Lena: I think they were following me.

  • Manager of Lanakai: You can pick up your last paycheck next week, surf's up Anne Marie!

    Anne Marie: Please don't suspend me.

    Manager: I'm not suspending you, I'm firing you!

    Eden: Well, if she's fired, I quit!

    Lena: Me too!

    Anne Marie: So you're seriously firing all of us?

    Manager: No, I'm firing you, they quit, so don't get any ideas about un-employment!

    Anne Marie: Seriously, guys, don't quit! We need to make rent.

  • Anne Marie: Penny didn't finish her homework.

    Penny: You weren't here to help me.

    Anne Marie: She's got to do her homework.

    Eden: Don't give us shit 'cause you were out there working it.

    Anne Marie: Shut up.

    Lena: Don't deny it. You were working it like a rib without the sauce.

  • Ying Ying: Do you know what you want? I mean, from him?

    Lena: Respect. Tenderness.

    Ying Ying: Then tell him now. And leave this lopsided house. Do not come back until he give you those things, with both hands open.

  • Ray: Can I come up, I mean just for five minutes?

    Lena: It wouldn't take five minutes.

  • Ray: What's the problem?

    Lena: I like you, that's the problem... I really like you.

  • Lena: They say you replace every molecule in your body every seven years. I changed my name eight years ago. No more Thelma Sneeder.

  • Lena: Isn't the real question, who are you? Are you really Ray Reardon, or is that the name your parents hung on you?

  • Lena: Look, just cause I'm halfway pretty guys look in my eyes and think they know me. Like I'm their fantasy. I'm just a regular screwed-up person. So when you say I'm beautiful it's like you're not seeing me at all.

    Ray: Yes I am.

    Lena: No.

    Ray: "Only God, my dear, can love you for yourself alone and not your yellow hair" - Yeats.

    Lena: [smiles]

  • Ray: You threw away the bill.

    Lena: What bill?


  • Ray: What if I fly into a *rage* and attack you?

    Lena: You're sedated.

    Ray: I am? I don't *feel* sedated.

    Lena: That's because you're crazy.

  • Lena: Is this the end?

    Ray: I can't keep opening my heart to you and getting...

    Lena: Isn't that what love is? I don't mean passion. Love. Isn't it an act of faith, loving someone despite having to put up with things which are intolerable. Opening your heart... again and again.

  • Louise: You brought them to us!

    Lena: That's not true I didn't say anything to him!

    Louise: How did they find us then?

    Lena: You kill people every night! Do you think this goes unnoticed?

    Charlotte: She's right Louise. Cleaning up has never been our strong point.

  • Lena: How many of you are there?

    Louise: 40 women in Europe, about 100 all across the world.

    Lena: And the men?

    Charlotte: They are extinct.

  • Lena: Funny cop...

  • Lena: And you want to try to arrest me again?

    Tom: No, I'm afraid of you.

  • Lenas Mutter: Are you going out?

    Lena: I wasn't home the last two nights. Didn't you notice?

    Lenas Mutter: You are old enough.

  • Lena: Well you are the first human being to ever see it...

    Louise: I am not a human being.

  • Lena: An empty mind... and a new beginning!

  • Mason: You don't like men much, do you?

    Lena: No.

    Mason: Maybe you're the kind who prefers women.

    Lena: No. Women are even worse; they try to be like men, but they can't cut it. I'd like to be a member of a third sex.

    Mason: Third sex? Mmm-hmmm. Well, which article would you have - the one that goes in, or the one that goes out?

    Lena: Both.

    Mason: Well, which one would you favor?

    Lena: Both. If I had both sex organs, I could just screw myself, couldn't I? Well, couldn't I?

    [Mason gets up to leave the shack]

    Lena: Aren't you going to finish your soup?

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