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Funny Quotations from Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment is a drama romantic-comedy film that covers over thirty years of a relationship of a mother and daughter who are seemingly quite different. However, there is something the two have in common. They both want to find deep romantic love. The movie begins by showing how difficult and caring the mother is by showing her being incredibly cautious towards her baby girl. As the film goes on, we are shown that the two become incredibly close and loving. Directed by James L. Brooks. Starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jeff Daniels, Jack Nicholson, John Lithgow, and Danny DeVito.

Terms of Endearment opened with great critical response and huge success at the box office. It went on to win five Oscar awards, including Best Writing, Best Picture, and Best Director. It was also nominated for six other Academy Awards. Continue reading for some hilarious quotes from Terms of Endearment.


Aurora Greenway: Don't worship me until I've earned it.
Garrett Breedlove: I like the lights on.
Aurora Greenway: Then go home and turn them on.
Emma Horton: You don't know how lucky you are, you know. Everybody wants to go to Des Moines. People come from all over the world just to get one look at Des Moines before they die.
Aurora Greenway: I just didn't want you to think I was like one of your other girls.
Garrett Breedlove: Not much danger in that unless you curtsy on my face real soon.
Patsy Clark: You're my touchstone, Emma!
Aurora Greenway: Do you have any reaction at all to my telling you I love you?
Garrett Breedlove: I was just inches from a clean getaway.
Aurora Greenway: You are not special enough to overcome a bad marriage.
Aurora Greenway: Would you like to come in?
Garrett Breedlove: I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
Garrett Breedlove: I'll tell ya, Aurora, I don't know what it is about you, but you do bring out the devil in me.
Aurora Greenway: This is my moment.
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