American Splendor
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Toby Radloff: How long are you going to be in Delaware? Because I'd really like to see this movie with you.
Harvey Pekar: I don't know. I'll be gone about a week. But I'm getting married, so I'll have to bring her along too. Is it a girl flick?
Toby Radloff: Depends on the girl. Is your new bride a nerd?
Harvey Pekar: I don't know. Kinda. Yeah. She's in to herbal tea.

Toby Radloff: I consider myself a nerd.

Harvey Pekar: Right now, I'd be glad to trade some growth for happiness.

Real Harvey: If you think reading comics about your life seems strange, try watching a play about it. God only knows how I'll feel when I see this movie.

Harvey Pekar: Man, listen, I'll tell you something, people are starting to know the name Crumb. And when you croak, man, you're gonna leave something behind.
Robert Crumb: Yeah, I guess. Ha-ha. It's not like I'm Blind Lemon Jefferson or Big Mama Thornton.
Harvey Pekar: Oh, come on, man. I'll tell you something, it sure beats working a gig like mine, being a nobody flunky and selling records on the side for a buck.
Robert Crumb: Well, that's true.

Joyce Brabner: Harvey, may I have a glass of water and an aspirin?
Harvey Pekar: Why, do you have a headache?
Joyce Brabner: No, but I want to avoid getting one.

Danielle: I think I'm going to write my own comic.
Harvey Pekar: Oh yeah? What about?
Danielle: I'm not sure yet, but not about you. I think you have enough already.

Toby Radloff: You might want to try believing in something bigger than yourself. It might cheer you up.

Robert Crumb: You turned yourself into a comic hero?
Harvey Pekar: Sorta, yeah. But no idealized shit. No phony bullshit. The real thing, y'know? Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.

Harvey Pekar: So... what are you worried about then?
Joyce Brabner: Well, it's the way... it's the way all the different artists draw you.
Harvey Pekar: What?
Joyce Brabner: You know, I don't really know what to expect. Sometimes you look like a younger Brando... but then the way Crumb draws you, you look... like a hairy ape, with all these wavy, stinky lines undulating off your body. I don't really know what to expect.
Harvey Pekar: No, those are motion lines. I'm an active guy.

Mattress Guy #1: So is the girl smart?
Mattress Guy #2: Well, I guess she's about average.
Mattress Guy #1: Average! Man, average is dumb.

Joyce Brabner: I'm a self-diagnosed anemic.

Harvey Pekar: Wow, you're a sick woman.
Joyce Brabner: Not yet, but I expect to be.

Continuity mistake: At Harvey's retirement party, there's a close-up of a decorated sheet cake with yellow frosting. The cake is about to be sliced: a knife enters the shot from the right side of the frame. Smears of yellow frosting show on the last few inches of the knife blade although the cake is intact and the knife has not yet touched it.

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