L.A. Story
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Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot: You think with a statement like this you can have the duck?
Chef: He can have the chicken.

Harris: If confusion about your love life is ruining your day, I think it's good to go over to your best friend's house and ruin her day too.

Harris: SanDeE, your... your breasts feel weird.
SanDeE: Oh, that's 'cause they're real.

Harris: We've got sun, earth, and atmosphere, and when you've got that, you've got weather.

Harris: I'm not kissing anyone hello anymore.
Trudi: Well just shake hands with them.
Harris: Are you kidding? I just wash my hands and I shake hands with some guy that feels like he's been squashing caterpillars.

Harris: Ordinarily, I don't like to be around interesting people because it means I have to be interesting too.
Sara: Are you saying I'm interesting?
Harris: All I'm saying is that, when I'm around you, I find myself showing off, which is the idiot's version of being interesting.

The Signboard: R.U.O.K.?

Harris: I call it performance art, but my friend Ariel calls it wasting time. History will decide.

Sara: What did you have in mind?
Harris: Well, I was thinking of taking you on a cultural tour of L.A.
Sara: That's the first fifteen minutes, then what?
Harris: All right, a cynic. First stop is six blocks from here.
Sara: Why don't we walk?
Harris: Walk? A walk in L.A.?

Harris: Here, let me not drive for a while.

Harris: There's someone out there for everyone - even if you need a pickaxe, a compass, and night goggles to find them.

Harris: A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true.

Harris: So, I'll see you Sunday?
Trudi: I got a shower Sunday.
Harris: Oh yeah, and I really should take a bath... Monday?

Harris: Okay, more wacky, less egghead. What was your name again?

Harris: You know, you're really nobody in L.A. unless you live in a house with a really big door.

SanDeE: I'm studying to be a spokesmodel.
Harris: What is, what is a spokesmodel?
SanDeE: Um, it's just a model who speaks, you know, and she points at things like merchandise, you know, like a car or washer and dryer. Sometimes it's something really small, you know, like, like a book or fine art print.
Harris: They have classes for that?
SanDeE: Yeah, 'cause it's a lot harder than it looks.

SanDeE: I don't put any pressure on you, do I?
Harris: Not at all... I don't pressure you, do I?
SanDeE: No, no, I just don't think there should be any pressure.
Harris: No. Tell me if I pressure you.
SanDeE: OK. And you too, but don't feel like you have to.

Mr. Perdue, Maitre D' at L'Idiot: You think with a financial statement like this you can have the duck?

Trudi: He said it's the first day of spring.
Harris: Oh shit! Open season on the L.A. freeway.

Roland: That's the difference between England and America. The English maintain civil relationships with their exes. Americans sue them.

Continuity mistake: As Harris and Trudi are driving down the freeway, while having a shootout with other drivers, Harris hits a water container on the truck next to them and water sprays across his windscreen. In the next shot (which is wider) the windscreen is completely dry and remains that way for the rest of the scene.

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