Olive Quotes in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)


Olive Quotes:

  • Olive: I'd like to dedicate this to my grandpa, who showed me these moves.

    Pageant MC: Aww, that is so sweet.

    [Audience applauds]

    Pageant MC: Is he here? Where's your grandpa right now?

    Olive: In the trunk of our car.

  • [from trailer]

    Olive: Grandpa, am I pretty?

    Grandpa: You are the most beautiful girl in the world.

    Olive: You're just saying that.

    Grandpa: No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality.

  • Olive: Why were you unhappy?

    Frank: I fell in love with someone...

    [interrupted by Grandpa blowing his nose]

    Frank: ...who didn't love me back.

    Olive: Who?

    Frank: One of my grad students. I was very much in love with him.

    Olive: *Him*? You fell in love with a boy?

    Frank: Very much so.

    Olive: That's silly.

    Frank: You're right it was silly. It was very silly

    Grandpa: That's another word for it.

  • Olive: Do you eat ice cream?

    Miss California: Yes. My favorite is Chocolate Cherry Garcia... except technically I think it's a frozen yogurt.

  • Olive: Do you think there's a Heaven?

    Frank: Well, it's hard to say, Olive. I don't think anyone knows for sure.

    Olive: I know, but what do *you* think?

    Frank: Well... um... uh...

    Olive: I think there is.

    Frank: Think I'll get in?

    Olive: Yeah.

    Frank: Promise?

    Olive: Yeah.

  • Olive: Mom? Dad?

    Richard: [half asleep] What is it, hon?

    Olive: Grandpa won't wake up.

  • Olive: [takes off her head phones and grandpa suddenly puts a pauses to his ongoing swearing] What are you guys talking about?

    Grandpa: Politics.

  • Olive: [going over eye test pamphlets] Mom, Dwayne's got 20/20 vision!

    Sheryl: I bet he does...

    Olive: Now, let's see if you're colorblind.

    [opens the pamphlet]

    Olive: What's the letter in the circle?

    [Dwayne looks confused]

    Olive: No in the circle. The letter... in the circle?

    Frank: Can you see a letter, Dwayne?

    Olive: It's an A. See? Right there?

    Frank: It's bright green.

    [to himself]

    Frank: Oh man.

    [Dwayne scribbles anxiously on his notepad - "What?"]

    Frank: Dwayne, I think you might be colorblind.

    [pause, Dwayne holds up his notepad again - "What?"]

    Frank: You can't fly jets if you're colorblind.

    [Dwayne starts to panic, starts hitting the window and the chair in front of him, he then attempts to open the door]

  • Richard: [as he rolls up the sheet that covered Grandpa and packs the bags in the trunk of the bus] You know, Olive, Grandpa would have been proud of you today.

    Olive: Really?

    Sheryl: You were great.

    Frank: You were better than great.

    Dwayne: You were incredible.

  • Olive: Can I get the, uh, waffles? And, um, what does "a la mode-y" mean?

    Diner Waitress: Oh that means it comes with ice cream!

    Olive: Ok. A la mode-y then.

  • Olive: What are you guys talking about?

    Grandpa: [thinks for a moment] Politics.

    Olive: Oh.

  • Olive: Dear diary, I'm afraid I'm gravely ill. It is perhaps times like these that one reflects on things past. An article of clothing from when I was young. A green jacket. I walk with my father. A game we once played. Pretend we're faeries. I'm a girl faerie. My name is Laura Lee. And you're a boy faerie. Your name is Tita Lee. Pretend, when we're faeries we fight each other, and I say "Stop hitting me I'll die!" And you hit me again and I say, "Now I have to die." And then you say, "But I'll miss you." And I say, "But I have to. And you'll have to wait a million years to see me again. And I'll be put in a box, and all I'll need is a tiny glass of water and lots of tiny pieces of pizza and the box will have wings like an airplane." And you'll ask, "Where will it take you?" "Home." I say.

  • Hattie: Olive, have you noticed anything strange about Ella?

    Olive: No, not really.

    Hattie: Have you noticed it gets darker at night then lighter when the sun comes up?

    Olive: [look of dumb realization] That's because of Ella!

    Hattie: Never mind.

  • Hattie: Show us where Char showers!

    Olive: I bet he showers naked!

    [All girls on castle tour scream]

  • Beautician at Sydneys #1: [to "Gillingswater"] You don't look a day over 35!

    [walks into room]

    Beautician at Sydneys #1: That old gasoline truck, she's 60 if she's a minute.

    Beautician at Sydneys #2: Who is she?

    Beautician at Sydneys #1: Gillingswater.

    Beautician at Sydneys #2: Oh, that old bag! One more permanent and she won't have a hair on her head.

    Beautician at Sydneys #1: [taking a puff out of her cigarette] She's got plenty on her arms baby!

    Olive: She sure does shed, don't she!

  • Olive: Why do you have to be so masso... masso...

    David Shayne: Masochistic.

    Olive: Masochistic? What the does that mean?

    David Shayne: It means someone who enjoys pain.

    Olive: Enjoys pain? What is she, *retarded*?

  • [Cheech is helping Olive rehearse a scene]

    Olive: Can't you see? You're living out the exact same pattern your mother lived out with your father.

    Cheech: I am? Pray tell.

    Olive: In some way you're trying to relive it and in the process of reliving it, correct it. As if that were possible. HA.

    Cheech: It don't say "ha."

    Olive: I know it don't say "ha," I added that.

    Cheech: Are you allowed to do that? I don't think you're allowed to do that.

    Olive: We're allowed to add things. It's called ad-libbing.

    Cheech: Well, I think the whole thing stinks.

    Olive: Well, I think you're a degenerate zombie so shut up and read.

    Cheech: You shut up.

    Olive: You shut up and read.

    Cheech: You're lucky you're Nick's girl.

    Olive: You're lucky you're an idiot.

  • Olive: Don't tell me you still think the world revolves around...

    Stage Manager: You.

    Olive: ...you.

  • Olive: Hey, didn't I tell you to make "horse durves"?

    Venus: I don't make nothin' out of horses, especially "horse durves", 'cause I don't know what they are, and neither do you.

    Olive: Oh, aren't you the big mouth since you hit your number!

    [raising her voice]

    Olive: And I said the imported stuff!

    Venus: The imported stuff ate through the bottle! It's gone!

    Olive: A likely story!

    [composing herself - to David]

    Olive: It's very hard to get good help these days.

  • Nick: Open your gift.

    Olive: You open it, can't you see I'm dressing?

    Nick: Here.

    Olive: What is it?

    Nick: Pearls. What the hell do you think they are?

    Olive: Pearls are white.

    Nick: These are black pearls.

    Olive: Oh, don't give me that. I never heard of black pearls.

    Nick: Just becaus you never heard of them don't mean it don't exist.

    Olive: What do think I am, some kind of chump? They're black for God's sake. They probably came from defective oysters.

  • Olive: Ain't you the big mouth since you hit your number.

  • Venus: Do you want the blue stuff or the green?

    Olive: The imported, dummy.

    Venus: Oh, you mean from the *clean* bathtub.

  • Cheech: You're lucky you're Nick's girl!

    Olive: You're lucky you're an idiot!

  • Olive: [to Warner] I notice you have a really big appetite.

  • Arthur: No we can't do it, Olive and I have not performed together for too long.

    Olive: Well that's true.

    Stan Butler: I was only asking you to do the foxtrot, not bleedin' 'Last Tango in Paris'.

  • Stan Butler: He's gonna be annoyed, he's got it but it's not much use to him.

    Olive: Story of Arthur's life.

  • Olive: Will you come with me?

    Arthur: Don't talk wet.

  • Olive: Ere Arthur, as mums got the kid in with her we've got the bedroom to ourselves, be like a second honeymoon. Coming to bed now Arthur?

    Arthur: [Looking at floor] I do believe this needs another scrub

    Olive: But if you do that I might be asleep when you come in.

    Arthur: Oh dear me.

  • Olive: Oh Arthur, the smell of paint might keep me up all night...

    Arthur: The state my back's in nothing else will!

  • Nurse: You forgot to fill out your age, what is it?

    Olive: [in nearly a whisper] Oh uh two, eight, uh 68.

    Nurse: I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you, could you speak up...

    Olive: [frustrated now] August 2nd, 1968.

    Nurse: Wow! You're the exact same age as *my* mom. Neat.

  • Olive: I am Eastern European. We take life like it is opportunity. You Americans, so disciplined, disciplined, disciplined. Not very much fun like that.

  • [last lines]

    Det. Winters: You did the right thing.

    Olive: I know.

    Det. Winters: Stay on this path and you stand a good chance of getting Bobby back.

    Olive: Thank you.

    Det. Winters: You're welcome.

  • [first lines]

    Bobby: I like it mom, it's cool.

    Olive: Yes?

    Bobby: It looks like a space ship!

    Olive: Definitely. So, are you married, Mr. Uh, I'm sorry, I forgot your name.

    Car Salesman: [in back seat] Kessler, Aaron Kessler.

    Olive: Oof, Bond. James Bond. Didn't he sound just like it?

  • Secretary Carol: Do you have an appointment with Mr. Moody?

    Olive: Kent hit my son, and wanted to bring him a bottle of Champagne to say thank you.

  • Olive: I'll leave you two love-birds alone so you can play Halloween together.

    Darlene: Halloween's in November, silly.

  • Bobby: Are you going to become a doctor?

    Olive: Doctor, please, I will be president of the United States, you will see. This is America.

  • Olive: Once upon a time in a foreign land, there was a young woman who went to America to pursue her dreams.

    Bobby: Is this about you, mom?

    Olive: Hear me out, okay smarty pants? So, one day this gorgeous girl meets this unbelievably handsome man in Oklahoma, and they fell madly in love. And nine months later they had the most beautify son. He was the most gorgeous little boy she'd ever seen in her life.

    Bobby: I know, that's what all the girls in school used to say.

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