Speed Quotes in Speed Racer (2008)


Speed Quotes:

  • Speed: Racing hasn't changed, and it never will.

    Racer X: It doesn't matter if racing never changes. What matters is if we let racing change us. Every one of us has to find a reason to do this. You don't climb into a T-180 to be a driver. You do it because you're driven.

  • Pops Racer: You think you can drive a car and change the world? It doesn't work like that!

    Speed: Maybe not, but it's the only thing I know how to do and I gotta do something.

  • Speed: [At Cannonball Taylor] Ok, Mr. two-time-Grand-Prix five-time-WRL future-Hall-of-Fame, teach me something!

  • Speed: [driving] Racing hasn't changed. And it never will.

  • Trixie: Since when did winning become so important?

    Speed: It is important. You gotta win if you want to keep driving, and that's what I want to do. It's the only thing I really know how to do.

    Trixie: That's not true.

    Speed: Come on, I wouldn't have made it out of high school without your help.

    Trixie: Okay, that's true.

  • Speed: Sounds beefy, Pops.

  • Ben Burns: [to Speed, in the Fuji locker room] Hey, kid.

    Speed: Ben Burns?...

    Ben Burns: Nice race. I ain't seen moves like that in a long time.

    Speed: [pause] Didn't matter. I still lost.

    Ben Burns: Yeah. Tough break.


    Ben Burns: Well. Good luck.

    [turns to leave]

    Speed: [pause] Mr. Burns, can I ask you something?

    Ben Burns: Sure, kid.

    Speed: The '43 Prix. Did you know you were gonna win?

    Ben Burns: [pause] Y'know, everybody thought that me and Stickleton hated each other. Funny, ain't it?

  • Speed: [racing against Cannonball Taylor] Get that shit off my track!

  • [during closing credits]

    Speed: Okay, Chim-Chim, go!

  • [during closing credits]

    Speed: Why don't you try to win this race fair and square?

  • [during closing credits]

    Trixie: Speed, are you all right?

    Speed: Never mind that Trixie, I gotta get you out of here!

    Trixie: You're wonderful, Speed!

  • Speed: [to Royalton] Racing's in our blood. Like for Pops, it isn't just a sport. It's way more important than that. It's like a religion. And in our house, the major sponsors are kind of like the devil. I don't mean to offend you, sir, and I do appreciate your offer, but after all we've been through, I don't think this kind of deal is for me.

  • Speed: [finding him hiding in his truck] Spritle!

    Trixie: You little sneak!

    Spritle: It wasn't my idea!

    Speed: Oh no?

    Spritle: [pointing to his chimp, who points back] It was his.

  • Speed: Okay, no more Mr. Nice Guy!

  • Speed: Haven't any of these drivers read the rule book?

  • Speed: I thought we made a good team today. It felt like we've been doing it for a long time.

    Racer X: If you say so.

  • Speed: It's going to be okay.

    Mom: You wouldn't lie to your mother, would you?

    Speed: Never again.

  • Pops Racer: This is abso...

    Speed: ...lutely crazy!

  • Pops Racer: I couldn't have been more proud of you, son. Not because you won, but because you stood up, you weren't afraid, and you did what you thought was right.

    Speed: It didn't amount to anything. It was completely meaningless.

    Pops Racer: How could it be meaningless? I saw my son become a man. I watched a man with courage and integrity drive the pants off of every other driver on that road. This is not meaningless. This is the reason for a father's life.

  • Speed: [shouting at Pops] Don't take it out on me because you feel guilty about what happened to Rex!

  • Mom: Do you remember the day that you rolled the car? How upset I was?

    Speed: [laughing a little] I remember. Rex said the only reason we survived was because I was wearing those red socks.

  • Sparky: [as Speed preps for a race] How are you feeling?

    Speed: [as he observes the coliseum] It's big.

    Sparky: Hey, this cockpit is the exact same size as it was at Thunderhead.

    Speed: Right.

    Sparky: [pauses] Just wanted to say thanks, for what could be the most exciting moment of my life.

    Speed: Couldn't have gotten here without you.

    [they hug]

  • Speed: [to Mom Racer] Maybe Royalton is right. Maybe racing really is all about the business, and anyone who doesn't understand that is just a chump.

  • Mr. Royalton: I hope I didn't scare you, Speed, by showing you how hard we push our team. I just want you to see how serious we are about winning.

    Speed: [long pause] I get that.

  • Speed: I'll see you at Fuji.

    Mr. Royalton: Yes, and you'll find out you just made the biggest mistake of your life.

  • Mr. Royalton: So. I can see you've been giving some serious thought to this thing.

    Speed: [pause] I have. Yes, sir.

    Mr. Royalton: Good. That means you understand we're talking about not just your future, but your family's future.

    Speed: My family means a lot to me.

    Mr. Royalton: I know. I can tell. That's why this is so important, because you can help them. All you have to say is yes. That's all I need to hear. And I can make so many things happen, for you *and* your family.


    Mr. Royalton: You ready for that? You ready to say yes, Speed?

  • Speed: [to Trixie, about Rex] I finally understand it now, Trix. I know why he left us. He was trying to change this rotten business and they killed him for it.

  • Racer X: [about Rex] I'm sure if he were here, he'd be immensely proud of you.

    Speed: For what? Making the same mistakes he did?

    Racer X: For trying to make a difference.

  • Odette: You're being sneaky again, Jean-Bob!

    Jean-Bob: What sneaky? You deserve a nice bouquet!

    Odette: And you deserve a kiss.

    Jean-Bob: Well all right!

    [Puckers up]

    Odette: You know I'm under a spell!

    Jean-Bob: But my kiss would break ze spell!

    Speed: Give it up, Jean-Bob.

    Odette: I can only kiss the man I love, and then he...

    Jean-Bob: Must make a vow of "everlasting love". I know - !

    Odette: And prove it to the world!

    Jean-Bob: WHAT do you think I was doing with ze flowers and ze alligators going "CHOMP CHOMP"?

    Odette: Speed, make him understand.

    Speed: I'm only a turtle.

  • Speed: I think I pulled a muscle.

    Jean-Bob: I'm gonna die! I know it! I'm on a mission with a lame turtle!

  • Puffin: Me name is Puffin. Lt. Puffin.

    Odette: It's a pleasure, Lt. Puffin. I'm Odette. Princess Odette. And these are my best friends in the whole world: Mr. Lorenzo Trudgealong...

    Speed: Friends call me Speed.

    Odette: ...and Jean-Bob.

    Jean-Bob: I have no friends. Only servants. And they call me "your highness".

    Speed: Thinks he's a prince.

  • Speed: You've come up with some dumb ideas, Jon Bab, but this one's a doozy.

  • [Jean-Bob is trying to convince the others he was turned into a prince]

    Jean-Bob: Are you going to tell me you did not see me as a prince?

    Puffin: [taps forehead] I think he's still got some damage in the attic.

    Jean-Bob: I don't believe this. I was a prince!

    Speed: Don't push your luck, Jean-Bob.

    Jean-Bob: But-no- Hey, you out there! Quit smooching and tell me something. Did you or did you not see me as a prince in the mountain!

    [everyone laughs]

    Jean-Bob: This is not happening. It's a conspiracy. I was a prince, I tell you! A prince!

  • Vinnie: I thought he looked edgy the last couple of weeks. Don't you think he looked edgy?

    Speed: No, as a matter of fact, I thought you looked edgy.

  • Oscar Madison: Hey wait a minute, wait a minute, the pot's shy. Who didn't put in a quarter?

    Murray: You didn't.

    Oscar Madison: You got a big mouth, Murray. Just for that, lend me twenty dollars.

    Murray: I just loaned you twenty dollars. Borrow from somebody else, I keep winning my own money back.

    Roy: You owe everybody in the game. If you don't have it, you shouldn't play.

    Oscar Madison: All right, I'm through being a nice guy, you owe me six dollars apiece for the buffet!

    Vinnie: What Buffet?

    [they all chime in]

    Vinnie: What buffet?

    Speed: What buffet? Hot beer and two sandwiches left over from when you went to high school.

    Oscar Madison: What do you want at a poker game, a tomato surprise? Murray, lend me twenty dollars or I'll call your wife and tell her you're in Central Park wearing a dress.

  • Speed: Excuse me, sir, but aren't you the one they call the Cincinnati Kid?

    Murray: You don't like it, get a machine.

    Roy: Geez, it stinks in here.

  • Felix Ungar: [serving refreshments at the poker game] Cold glass of beer for Roy...

    Roy: Thank you.

    Felix Ungar: Where's your coaster?

    Roy: My what?

    Felix Ungar: Your coaster. The little round thing that goes under the glass.

    Roy: I think I bet it.

    Oscar Madison: [tosses the coaster back to Roy] Here, here, here. I knew I was winning too much! Here.

    Felix Ungar: Always try to use your coasters, huh, fellas? A scotch and a little bit of water...

    Speed: Scotch and a little bit of water and I have my coaster.

    Felix Ungar: I don't want to be a pest, but you know what glasses can do.

    Oscar Madison: [under his breath] They leave little rings on the table.

    Felix Ungar: They leave little rings on the table!

    Oscar Madison: [under his breath] And we don't want little rings on the table.

  • Murray: I'm telling you, I'm worried. I know Felix. He's going to try something crazy.

    Vinnie: You mean you just threw him out?

    Oscar Madison: That's right, I threw him out. It was my decision. All right, I admit it. Let it be on my head.

    Vinnie: Let what be on your head?

    Oscar Madison: How should I know? Felix put it there. Ask him.

    Speed: He's out there somewhere.

    Oscar Madison: Listen, he was driving us all crazy with his napkins and his ashtrays and his bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. All of you said so.

    Roy: We didn't say kick him out, Oscar.

    Oscar Madison: Well, who do you think I did it for? I did it for us!

    Roy: Us?

    Oscar Madison: Yes, that's right. Do you know what he was planning for next Friday night's poker game as a change of pace? Do you have any idea?

    Vinnie: What?

    Oscar Madison: A luau! A Hawaiian luau! Roast pork, fried rice, spareribs - they don't play poker like that in Honolulu!

  • Murray: How many cards you got, four?

    Speed: Yes, Murray, we all have four cards. When you give us one more, we'll all have five. If you gave us two more, we'd all have six. Do you see how that works now?

    Murray: Is Oscar playing or not? Hey, Oscar!

    Oscar Madison: [from the kitchen] Yeah?

    Murray: Hey Oscar, are you in or out?

    Oscar Madison: [blows on a slice of bread he'd dropped on the floor] Out pussycat, out!

  • Audrey Bennett: Speed, tell Tom about Kennedy's assassination. This is so cool, Tom, Speed knows who killed JFK. No ask him, Tom, ask him! Ask him who killed him!

    Tom Stansfield: Alright, alright. Who killed JFK?

    Speed: Desi... Arnaz.

    [Tom sees a mouse running loose, runs away to catch it]

    Speed: [to Audrey] His life just changed.

  • Speed: Welcome to Sneakin' In The Movies. My name is Speed and this is my homeboy Tyrone. And we are like movie critics and shit

    Tyrone: Well not really. Peep this. Each week me and my boy, you know, we go to different theaters and stuff and sneak in and check out the movie.

    Speed: Then we come back and tell you all what's up. Like if you should pay money and shit.

  • Flash Madden: Oh boy. Does he have the best crew in town?

    Mrs. Erskine: Well, the oldest crew anyway.

    Speed: what?

    Mrs. Erskine: And the only one with a deaf sound mixer.

    Speed: I heard that.

  • Speed: Every town had somebody who thinks he's tough as a nickel steak; but, they all come to old Speed for the do-re-mi.

  • Speed: Well, you know Chick, like old momma said, next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing.

  • Speed: [sniffing] You know, Chick, no matter what you do, you'll always smell like fish.

  • Speed: Chaney, I'd like you to meet my old friend Poe. He'll fix up your cuts, bruises - all sorts of good things.

    Poe: I have two years of medical school to recommend me.

    Chaney: Two years doesn't make a doctor.

    Poe: Well, in my third year of studies a small black cloud appeared on campus; I left under it.

    Speed: What he's trying to say is that he's a dyed-in-wool hophead.

    Poe: I have a weakness for opium.

    Chaney: That's a habit that's hard to quit.

    Poe: Some are born to fail, others have it thrust upon them. Could I see your hands?

  • Gayleen Schoonover: [leaving the fight with the Cajuns] Come all this way to lose all of our money. Just breaks my heart.

    Speed: Breaks my butt is what it breaks!

    Chaney: Let's drive around the back country roads.

  • Speed: [making a toast] To the best man I know. To the Napoleon of southern sports: me.

  • Speed: I suppose you've been down the long, hard road?

    Chaney: Who hasn't?

  • Jim Henry: [Speed is being held hostage by Gandil's thugs] If things don't work out, who gets to do the job on him?

    Card player: We take turns.

    Jim Henry: Uh-uh. This time, I get to do it.

    Speed: That's right; you ain't won one in a while, have you?

    [grins at Jim Henry]

    Speed: He really cleaned your clock, didn't he?

  • [Doty and Hammerman smashes Speed's car with a sledge hammer]

    Speed: What the hell are you doin'! Heeey Doty, come on! Heeey! Nooo! Don't... please!

    Hammerman: Is that okay, Doty?

    Doty: Talk to him.

    Hammerman: Mr. Le Beau says he's got some business with you. I don't want no trouble. Just you pay your debts.

    Speed: Uh-huh.

    Hammerman: Okay Mister.

    [Hammerman smashes the car one last time, and they leave]

  • Pettibon: This has come as quite a setback for us; it was too easy.

    Speed: Ain't nothin' in the rules about *easy*, Mr. Pettibon.

    Chaney: [putting on his shirt] Anything wrong?

    Pettibon: What's wrong, Mr. Chaney, is that you're too good. You're a ringer, Mr. Chaney.

    Speed: Dammit, my man won fair and square; give us our money, goddammit!

    Poe: [noticing several Cajuns walking up behind Pettibon] Steady on, Speed. These boys are not refined.

    [notices one of the Cajuns has a pistol]

    Poe: Somebody always brings a gun.

    Speed: [being pulled toward the car by Poe and Gayleen] Oh, yeah! Well, the next time I come to this coonass place, I'm goin' to bring a gun!

    Pettibon: [laughing] You do that, Speed; just make sure it's a great big one.

    [to his men]

    Pettibon: That's how it's done.

  • Speed: She took eight gallons. That's a dollar twenty-eight.

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