Top 50 Quotes From Stanley Tucci

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Braz. Edward
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: Yes, Conrad?
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: You're right, it is your ship. But I wish to God it had been ours.

Frank: I'm talking about bombs. I'm talking about human dignity. I'm talking about human rights. Viktor, please don't be afraid to tell me that you're afraid of Krakhozia.
Viktor: Is home. I am not afraid from my home.
[pause]
Viktor: So?
Frank: [whispering] All right.
Viktor: I go to New York City now?
Frank: No.
Viktor: No? Uh... Okay. I'm uh... I'm uh... I'm afraid from ghosts.
Frank: Okay, thanks very much!
Viktor: I'm afraid from, uh... Dracula!
Frank: Thanks a lot. Thanks, Viktor!
Viktor: [as he is escorted outside] Afraid from Wolfmens, afraid from sharks!
Frank: It's okay. Thank you Viktor! Thanks a lot!

[Zimsky has an idea]
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Are you interested?
Dr. Josh Keyes: Yes.
[sounding very frustrated]
Dr. Josh Keyes: We're interested.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: [calmly] Then let me smoke a cigarette, and I'll tell you.

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Thomas? Um, look... it seems Destini may have caught up with us.

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: [trapped in a compartment of Virgil with a nuclear bomb set to detonate; recording himself for posterity] For here, in the great unknowable, man can come to know the most important thing of all - himself. He can understand...
[trails off]
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: What the fuck am I doing?
[begins laughing hysterically; the nuclear bomb explodes]

Harry: Basically, you guessed.
Jefferson: Well, yeah. Guessing is how reason proceeds in the absence of fact.

Dr. Frasier Crane: Well, Morrie, if you're not cheating on your wife, and she still suspects you, then we're obviously dealing with a trust issue.
Morrie: More like a crazy issue. And I know where she gets it, from her mother - who, by the way, came for Thanksgiving and still hasn't left. Happy New Year!
Dr. Frasier Crane: Perhaps we should tackle these issues one at a time...
[Over the line Frasier hears loud knocking]
Morrie: I'm in the bathroom, Celeste! A little privacy? See how she gets?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Well, perhaps what is needed here is...
[click]
Celeste: You think I don't know who you're talking to in there, huh, Morrie? It's your little whore, isn't it? Hello, whore.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Celeste, if I could interrupt for just a moment...
Celeste: A man? It's worse than I thought.
[Another click]
Celeste's: Celeste?
Celeste: Hang up, Ma!
Celeste's: You're all on the radio. I'm listening down in the kitchen.
Morrie: How about washing a dish or two while you're down there?
[Yet another click]
Britney: I cannot stand this yelling! I'm running away from home.
Morrie: Oh, hang up the phone, Britney, you're going nowhere.
Dr. Frasier Crane: And neither is this conversation.
[He cuts off the line]

Jefferson: Everyone's a murderer, Beth, all it takes is a good reason and a bad day.

Frank: I was just following the rules.
Salchak: Sometimes you have to ignore the rules, ignore the numbers, and concentrate on the people.
Frank: The people, yeah, I know.
Salchak: The people. Compassion, Frank. That's the foundation of this country.
Frank: I know.
Salchak: You could learn something from Navorski.

Col. Robert Iverson: People. Doctors Zimsky and Keyes? You guys are our resident geophysicists, so what do you make of this?
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: The mantle is a chemical hodgepodge of, a, variety of elements...
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: Say it with me: "I don't know."

Caesar: We have seen a lot of tears here tonight, but I see no tears in Johanna's eyes. Johanna, you are angry. Tell me why.
Johanna: Yeah, well, yes! I am angry. You know, I'm getting totally screwed over here.
Caesar: Uh-huh.
Johanna: The deal was that, if I won the Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace. But now, you wanna kill me again. But you know what?
[bleep]
Johanna: that! And I'll
[bleep]
Johanna: everybody that had anything to do with it!
Caesar: All right, then. One woman's opinion.

[Steve starts yelling]
Peggy: Shut it down!
Abraham: Kill the reactor, Mr. Stark! Turn it off! Kill it! Kill the reactor!
Steve: [from within the chamber] No! Don't! I can do this!

[from trailer]
Caesar: There she is! Katniss Everdeen! The girl on fire!

Jefferson: Any thinking person is afraid of what they deserve.

Viktor: Big Apple Tour include Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State, Broadway show: Cats.
Frank: Well, I got more bad news for you, Mr. Navorski. Cats has closed.

Peeta: You definitely smell better than I do.
Caesar: Well, I've lived here longer.
Peeta: That makes sense.

[Herb has just been running through the town, yelling "I'm going to be a dad!" and runs into his house, where Mrs. Copperbottom is standing next to a window]
Mrs. Copperbottom: Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. You missed the delivery.
Herb: Oh!
Mrs. Copperbottom: [holds up a box with a picture of a robot on it] But it's okay. Making the baby's the fun part.

Dr. Munchin: [sarcastically] Would you like me to put leeches on your skin? Would you like me to drill a hole in your head to release the demons? Would you like me to make you drink your own urine?
Lindy: Actually tried that.
Dr. Munchin: That's disgusting

Frank: See. You don't qualify for asylum, refugee status, temporary protective status, humanitarian parole, or non-immigration work travel or diplomatic visas. You don't qualify for any of these things. You are at this time simply - unacceptable.
Viktor: Unacceptable.
Frank: Unacceptable.
Viktor: Unacceptable.

BoJack: Is it terrifying?
Herb: No. I don't think so. It's the way it is, you know? Everything must come to an end, the drip finally stops.
BoJack: See you on the other side.
Herb: Oh, Bojack, no, there is no other side. This is it.

Dr. Josh Keyes: As the EM field becomes more and more unstable, we'll start seeing isolated incidents - one plane will fall from the sky, then two, then, in a few month, anything, everything electronic will be fried.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Static discharges in the atmosphere will create superstorms with hundreds of lightning strikes per square mile.
Dr. Josh Keyes: After that, it gets bad.

Frank: In my line of work, there are three things that matter: the person, the document and the story. Find the truth of one and you find the truth of all three.

Abraham: [knocking on the capsule Steve is locked in for the procedure to change him] Steven, can you hear me?
Steve: It's probably too late to go to the bathroom, right?

Ken: I just want you to know that I know the fund's not perfect. There are people who just don't fit within the rules we wrote. I know that. I honestly don't know what to do.
Charles: Remember that you're not the bridge.
Ken: Okay. Sounds like a fortune cookie.
Charles: [Chuckles] No. Katherine and I, this town that we lived in years ago in Upstate New York. Ithaca, you know? There was this gorgeous bridge. Depression-era. Beautiful. To me, beautiful. And developers wanted to knock it down because they were gonna put in an interstate. So I got on the city council, and I spent all our savings fighting for that hunk of concrete. And when they demolished it I sat around the house moping for a couple of weeks, feeling sorry for myself. And then Katherine, you know, she looked at me one day, and then she told me that.
Ken: You're not the bridge.
Charles: It is rubble. I am not. I am still here. Fighting a new lost cause, but you know...
Ken: Which is me, I suppose.
Charles: No. No no no. No, that's... See, I have nothing against you, Mr. Feinberg. I wanna make that clear.

Salchak: I know you've been waiting for years for me to either drop dead or retire...
Frank: No, I haven't been waiting for you to retire.

Ken: When's your deposition with Lee Quinn?
Charles: Uh, Monday.
Ken: He's gonna tell you you wanted kids. Forty-year-old married female who's pregnant -- or even she's just trying to get pregnant -- the damage settlement shoots way up. Way up. Skyward. And Quinn's gonna coach you through every step. When to cry. When to quiver your lip.
Charles: How do you know this?
Ken: 'Cause we're the same guy. And that's what I'd do.

Taz: How many languages do you speak?
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Five, actually.
Taz: Well, I speak one... One Zero One Zero Zero. With that I could steal your money, your secrets, your sexual fantasies, your whole life. Any country, any place, any time I want. We multitask like you breathe. I couldn't think as slow as you if I tried.

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: M.A.D. Mutually Assured Destruction. A perfect acronym if ever there was one.
Dr. Josh Keyes: Beautiful.

Steve: Can I ask a question?
Abraham: Just one?
Steve: Why me?
Abraham: I suppose that's the only question that matters.
Abraham: [Displaying a wine bottle] This is from Augsburg, my city. So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own. You know, after the last war, they... My people struggled. They... they felt weak... they felt small. Then Hitler comes along with the marching, and the big show, and the flags, and the, and the... and he... he hears of me, and my work, and he finds me, and he says "You." He says "You will make us strong." Well, I am not interested. So he sends the head of Hydra, his research division, a brilliant scientist by the name of Johann Schmidt. Now Schmidt is a member of the inner circle and he is ambitious. He and Hitler share a passion for occult power and Teutonic myth. Hitler uses his fantasies to inspire his followers, but for Schmidt, it is not fantasy. For him, it is real. He has become convinced that there is a great power hidden in the earth, left here by the gods, waiting to be seized by a superior man. So when he hears about my formula and what it can do, he cannot resist. Schmidt must become that superior man.
Steve: Did it make him stronger?
Abraham: Yeah, but... there were other... effects. The serum was not ready. But more important, the man. The serum amplifies everything that is inside, so good becomes great; bad becomes worse. This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows... compassion.
Steve: Thanks. I think.
Abraham: [Gesturing toward the wine] Get it, get it. Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier, but a good man.

Frank: Sometimes you land a small fish. You unhook him very carefully. You place him back in the water. You set him free so that somebody else can have the pleasure of catching him.

Frank: Okay. Look. Imagine that these potato chips are Krakozhia.
Viktor: Eh, Kra-ko-zhia.
Frank: Kra-ko-zhia.
Viktor: Yes. Krakozhia. Okay.
Frank: Eh, so the potato chips are Krakozhia. Okay. And this apple..
Viktor: Big Apple. Big Apple.
Frank: Big Apple represents the Liberty Rebels. Okay?
[smashes the bag with the apple spraying chips all over Viktor]
Frank: No more Krakozhia! Okay? New government. Revolution! You understand? So, all the flights in and out of your country have been suspended indefinitely. And the new government has sealed all borders, which means that your passport and visa are no longer valid. So, currently you are a citizen - of nowhere.

Herb: [after a fight over a telescope] You know what your problem is? You want to think of yourself as the good guy. Well, I know you better than anyone, and I can tell you that you're not. In fact, you'd probably sleep a lot better at night if you just admit to yourself that you're a selfish, goddamn coward who takes whatever he want, and doesn't give a shit about who he hurts! That's you! That's BoJack Horseman.
BoJack: I don't why I came here.
Herb: Yeah, you do.

Dr. Josh Keyes: So, we hotwire the nukes, as one does. We seed them through the core at locations that have to be accurate to the inch. We detonate them in a sequence that has to be accurate to the millisecond. Then we outrun the biggest nuclear shockwave in history.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Right.
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: Yeah.
Dr. Josh Keyes: I mean, that should be fairly simple.

Steve: [after being injected in the arm] That wasn't so bad.
Abraham: That was penicillin.

Charles: So you're meeting with people. And I hear you've been telling them you're throwing out the formula.
Ken: Nope. The law gives me discretion -- which someone reminded me -- and I'm gonna use it. But I promise you, if people come on board, I will do everything I can to help them.
Charles: Guaranteed by what? Your word?
Ken: Oh, Charles, I mean...
Charles: What? No, I'm sorry. Mr Feinberg, you've been telling us for two years that you're nothing but a numbers cruncher for the government. And now you're asking us to trust you.
Ken: No, I'm asking you. You already have their trust. And you earned it. Help them trust me too.
Charles: Are you just trying to win?
Ken: No. I'm trying to make things right.

Caesar: But, Peeta, the wedding, the marriage, never to be?
Peeta: Well, actually, we got married... in secret.
Caesar: A secret wedding. All right, do tell.
Peeta: We... we want our love to be eternal.
Caesar: Of course.
Peeta: You know, Katniss and I... we've been... we've been luckier than most, and I wouldn't have any regrets at all, i-i-if it... if it weren't... if...
Caesar: If it weren't... for what? What? What?
Peeta: If it weren't for the baby.

Jefferson: If you truly love someone, never, ever come home early.

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: [cheerfully] Hello Braz!
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: [chuckles] Why the hell aren't you dead yet? Okay, this way.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: [to Josh] Well, that went better than I expected.

Jefferson: Murder is rarely an expression of indifference.

[after they have assembled Rodney]
Mrs. Copperbottom: Honey?
Mr. Copperbottom: What?
Mrs. Copperbottom: What's that extra piece?
Mr. Copperbottom: Oh. Oh, no, they always put in an extra...
[Takes a good look at the piece]
Mr. Copperbottom: [chuckles] We did want a boy, right?
[He takes the piece and a hammer]
Mr. Copperbottom: This won't hurt a bit, son.
[He hammers the piece in, Rodney cries]

Ken: I may have screwed this whole thing up. Very possible. But if I try to fix it now, if I even go on record saying this thing even needs fixing, trust me. Courts are going to throw it back to Congress and they'll let it die. Nothing for anyone. Just dead.
Charles: Then it deserves to be.
Ken: Why? Because it's not perfect?
Charles: No. Because it's not just.
Ken: But I can't change that.
Charles: Well, something has to change. Find it.

Lindy: [about her date] Oh, my God! The penis! I almost called you in the middle of it. It, like, unfurled itself, like to ten times its length, like, like a travel umbrella! I've only ever heard of that!
Dr. Munchin: Yeah.
Lindy: Never actually seen it!

Mrs. Copperbottom: I told you I'd find him! It's a mother's instinct.
Herb: What instinct? He left us a note, "I'm leaving, I'll be at the train station."

Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Oh, come on, you're a bunch of suicidal morons! What are you, crazy? Plan C? Restart the core "somehow"? Oh, that's a great idea! That's a brilliant idea! I can't believe I'm stuck in this floating septic tank with you lunatics! You may have nothing to lose. You may have nothing to lose! You may have nothing to lose, but I have my life to lose thank you very much while you're up! Now turn it around! He told us to go back and we're going back! Why? You want to be a hero? You want to be a martyr? What do you want to be? You're out of your mind! Thank you! Turn it around!

- Snow made me wear it.
Caesar: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome...
- You know her...
- Make him pay for it.
- ...as the Girl on Fire.
- The Victor of last year's Hunger Games.
- Katniss Everdeen!

Dr. Josh Keyes: Why do you get dibs on being the hero?
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: Because it's my damn ship.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky: Oh that makes perfect sense.
Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzelton: Look, for twenty years I've done nothing but 'Virgil.' Twenty years. 'Virgil' belongs to me, and I will not let her fail. I will not. Now, if you want to know what's worth dying for: this ship. Building it instead of imagining it. If 'Virgil' needs more blood, it will be my blood.

Col. Chester Phillips: [looking over the men] You're not REALLY thinking about picking Rogers, are you?
Abraham: I wasn't just THINKING about it. He is a clear choice.
Col. Chester Phillips: When you brought a ninety-pound asthmatic onto my army base, I let it slide. I thought "What the hell, maybe he'd be useful to you like a gerbil." Never thought you'd pick him.
Peggy: [to soldiers doing push-ups] UP!
Col. Chester Phillips: You put a needle in that kid's arm it's gonna go right through him.
Peggy: [to the soldiers doing jumping jacks] Come on, girls!
Col. Chester Phillips: [looking at Steve's best effort but belabored execution] Look at that. He's makin' me cry.
Abraham: I am looking for qualities beyond the physical.
Col. Chester Phillips: Do you know how long it took to set up this project? Of all the groveling I had to do in front of Senator What's-his-name's committee?
Abraham: Yes, I'm well aware of your efforts.
Col. Chester Phillips: Then throw me a bone. Hodge passed every test we gave him. He's big, he's fast, he obeys orders - he's a soldier.
Abraham: He's a bully.
Col. Chester Phillips: You don't win wars with niceness, doctor. You win wars with guts.
[the Colonel pulls the pin of a grenade and throws it among the recruits]
Col. Chester Phillips: GRENADE!

BoJack: Hey, buddy.
Herb: You come back for that vitamix, you...
[coughs]
BoJack: Ooh, you should get that look at.
Herb: Ha, yeah. I've been meaning to see a doctor.
BoJack: Hey, I wanted to talk to you about... You know, I... feel bad, about what happened.
Herb: So, you're apologizing.
BoJack: Yeah, I'm sorry.
Herb: Okay, I don't forgive you.
BoJack: Herb, I said I'm sorry.
Herb: Yeah, and I do not forgive you.
BoJack: Uugh! Not sure you get what's happening here. This could be the last time...
Herb: No, I'm not going to give you closure. You don't get that.
[coughs]
Herb: You have to live the shitty thing, you did, for the rest of your life. You have to know that it's never ever going to be okay.
BoJack: I really think that we'd both feel better if we...
Herb: I'm dying. I'm not gonna feel better. And I'm not gonna be your prop so you can feel better.
[coughs]
BoJack: You have to believe me, I did everything I could.
Herb: Yeah, then why didn't you call me? Huh? Twenty years you didn't call me.
BoJack: Look, I-I-I wanted to, but I didn't thin...
Herb: You know what it was like for me? I had nobody, everybody left. I knew all those showbiz phonies would turn on me, sure, but you?
BoJack: It's not my fault you got fired.
Herb: I don't care about the job! I did fine, I had a good life. But what I needed then was a friend, and you abandoned me, and I will never forgive you for that. Now get the fuck out of my house!
BoJack: I...
[sighs]
BoJack: [walks out of Herb's room, pokes his head for a second]
BoJack: Yeah, this is a dumb question, but the gay thing and rectal cancer thing aren't related, are they?
Herb: GET OUT OF HERE!
BoJack: Never mind, stupid question. Forget I brought it up.

Frank: You could have any man you wanted... why Viktor Navorski?
Amelia: That's something a guy like you could never understand.

Frank: Do you know, one of my own men came up to me the other day, asked me if I wanted to join the big pool. Look at 'em, look at 'em, look at 'em. Place a bet on when Navorski was gonna leave this airport. Have you heard about this?
Thurman: [nodding] I have January 3rd.