Coen Brothers Quotes… Just for Fun.


Here are some favorite Coen Brothers movie quotes, as they occur to me. I was pondering the vast wealth of quotable moments from these films recently.  The humor, well, it’s an acquired taste. Many people hate their movies. I find them mostly hilarious (although Javier Bardem was awfully creepy in No Country for Old men). Here are my favorite one-liners and exchanges. Many of them I find myself quoting, and smiling, at weird times. I realize it’s heavy on O Brother, Where Art Thou? quotes, but I’ve seen it several times with my sons, who like that old-timey sound of Pappy O’Daniel Flour Hour.

If you have favorite quotes form the Coen brothers, by all means, share them below.

  • “These [balloons] blow up into funny shapes and all?”  “Well no… unless round is funny.”–Raising Arizona.
  • “What’d the devil give you for your soul, Tommy?” “Well, he taught me to play this here guitar real good.” “Oh son, for that you sold your everlasting soul?” “Well, I wasn’t using it.”–O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • You’re a sick fuck, Fink.–Barton Fink.
  • Them boys desecrated a burning cross, who ever heard of such a thing? I suspect some miscegenation in their heritage–O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Rollie! You take that diaper off your head and you put it back on your sister!–Raising Arizona.
  • ‘Course it’s Pete. Look at him!–O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • “Say, Lou, did ya hear the one about the guy who couldn’t afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?”  “Yeah, that’s a good one.”–Fargo.
  • Cows! I hate cows worse than coppers!–O Brother.
  • Give me that baby, you warthog from hell!–Raising Arizona.
  • I’m a Dapper Dan man, dammit!–O Brother,  Where Art Thou?
  • Where’s my Honey!?–Barton Fink.
  • “You alright there, Margie?” “Oh, I just think I’m gonna barf…”–Fargo.
  • Is you is, or is you ain’t, my constituency?–O Brother.
  • We figured there was too much happiness here for just the two of us, so we figured the next logical step was to have us a critter.–Raising Arizona.
  • You ain’t our Daddy.  You ain’t bona fide.–O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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