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Funny Quotations from The Apartment

The Apartment is a romantic comedy drama film about an office worker who lends out his apartment to four company managers on different days of the week so they can have extramarital trysts. However, one night after coming home, he discovers a woman unconscious on his bed. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.

The Apartment won five Oscar awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film was also nominated for five additional Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Actress. As you can see, the film had great critical acclaim and has continued to be a favorite comedy film. Actually, not only was it well received by the Academy, but it was also a huge success at the box office--making eight times what it cost to make. Continue reading some some hilarious quotes from The Apartment.


Fran Kubelik: Shall I light the candles?
C.C. Baxter: It's a must! Gracious living-wise.
Fran Kubelik: I never catch colds.
C.C. Baxter: Really? I was reading some figures from the Sickness and Accident Claims Division. You know that the average New Yorker between the ages of twenty and fifty has two and a half colds a year?
Fran Kubelik: That makes me feel just terrible.
C.C. Baxter: Why?
Fran Kubelik: Well, to make the figures come out even, if I have no colds a year, some poor slob must have five colds a year.
C.C. Baxter: [sheepishly] Yeah... it's me.
C.C. Baxter: [narrating] On November 1st, 1959, the population of New York City was 8,042,783. If you laid all these people end to end, figuring an average height of five feet six and a half inches, they would reach from Times Square to the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. I know facts like this because I work for an insurance company - Consolidated Life of New York. We're one of the top five companies in the country. Our home office has 31,259 employees, which is more than the entire population of uhh... Natchez, Mississippi. I work on the 19th floor. Ordinary Policy Department, Premium Accounting Division, Section W, desk number 861.
J.D. Sheldrake: Ya know, you see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?
C.C. Baxter: No, sir, it's very unfair... Especially to your wife.
Fran Kubelik: Just because I wear a uniform doesn't make me a girl scout.
Fran Kubelik: When you're in love with a married man, you shouldn't wear mascara.
Fran Kubelik: You fool. You damn fool.
C.C. Baxter: Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe; I mean, shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were.
Fran Kubelik: Why do people have to love people anyway?
C.C. Baxter: You hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you.
Fran Kubelik: Shut up and deal.
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