33 Best 'Almost Famous' Quotes That Are Iconic

These quotations will simply make you fall in love with 'Almost Famous' even more!

The 2000's comedy-drama 'Almost Famous' revolves around the story of William Miller, a teenage journalist writing for 'Rolling Stone', who tries to figure out his way somewhere between touring with his band Stillwater and getting his first cover story published.

This amazing film is written and directed by famous director Cameron Crowe and is said to be autobiographical, for he himself was a teenage writer for 'Rolling Stone'. If you too are a struggling artist like our Mr. Miller, then forget all your worries, and go by Miss Lane's words, "if you ever get lonely, then just go to the record store and visit your friends".

Did you know that Stillwater band from the film is believed to be loosely based on the real life band, The Allman Brothers? Have a great musical read, and you like this, do check out our [rock and roll quotes] and [funny music quotes] for more?

Best Quotes from 'Almost Famous'

You don't come across such interesting characters in the real world, so make sure you enjoy these sayings!

These 'Almost Famous' quotes continue to be treasured even today. From your favorite William Miller quotes and Anita Miller quotes to the most loved home leaving quotes and famous band quotes, they never fail to bring a smile to our faces. Enjoy these famous movie quotations!

1. "William Miller: I kept thinking I was gonna go home the next day.

Dick Roswell: Yeah. So did I… fifteen years ago."

2. "When and where does this "real world" occur?"

- William Miller.

3. "This song explains why I'm leaving home to become a stewardess."

- Anita Miller.

4. "Beth from Denver: Don't worry William, I've seen the future and this all works out reasonably well.

William Miller: Reasonably well?"

5. "He was never a person, he was a journalist!"

- Jeff Bebe.

6. "Does anybody remember laughter?"

- Sapphire.

7. "One day you'll be cool. Look under your bed, it'll set you free."

- Anita Miller.

8. "Dick Roswell: He's your guardian angel, alright?

Dick Roswell: [to William] Don't worry he only means half of what he says.

William Miller: Which half?"

9. "Listen to Tommy with a candle burning and you will see your entire future."

- Anita Miller.

Iconic Elaine Miller Quotes

Elaine Miller made a bang with every word she uttered, get inspired here!

10. "Adolescence is a marketing tool."

- Elaine Miller.

11. "In Carl Jung's opinion, we all have a sixth sense: intuition. When you meet someone and you suddenly feel like you can't live without them. This could be the memory of a past love from the collective unconscious. Or it could just be hormones."

- Elaine Miller.

12. "Look at this: an entire generation of Cinderellas and there's no glass slipper."

- Elaine Miller.

13. "Honey, you want to rebel against knowledge, I'm trying to give you the Cliff Notes on how to live life in this world."

- Elaine Miller.

The Most Loved Russell Moments From 'Almost Famous'

Russell made us laugh as well as ponder on more significant things. This one's surely going to be an enjoyable read! We hope you're enjoying these 'Almost Famous' movie quotes.

14. "Don't worry, no one's getting hurt here. She knows Leslie's coming to New York tomorrow. This is the circus, everybody's trying not to go home."

- Russell.

15. "Write what you want."

- Russell.

16. "Jeff Bebe: We have got to control what's happening! There's a responsibility here.

Russell Hammond: Excuse me, but didn't we all get into this to avoid responsibility?"

17. "You, Aaron, are what it's all about. You're real... You're more important than all the silly machinery."

- Russell.

18. "From here on out, I am only interested in what is real. Real people, real feelings, that's it, that's all I'm interested in."

- Russell.

19. "William Miller: So Russell… what do you love about music?

Russell Hammond: To begin with, everything."

20. "If something should happen… maybe I never said this enough. I love all of you."

- Russell.

21. "I never said I was a golden God… or did I?"

- Russell.

22. "What am I doing? I am telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets too."

- Russell.

Words Of Wisdom From Lester Bangs In 'Almost Famous'

If you're a budding rock enthusiast like our Mr. Miller, these Lester Bangs quotes will throw in a dash of wisdom to this 'Almost Famous' list. Why not read them out aloud and let Lester Bangs inspire you too?

23. "Don't let those swill merchants rewrite you."

- Lester Bangs.

24. "Music, you know, true music, not just rock n roll, it chooses you. It lives in your car or alone listening to your headphones, you know, with the cast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain."

- Lester Bangs.

25. "Lester Bangs: What, are you like the star of your school?

William Miller: They hate me.

Lester Bangs: You'll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle."

26. "You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest and unmerciful."

- Lester Bangs.

27. "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."

- Lester Bangs.

The Best Penny Lane Quotes From 'Almost Famous'

These Kate Hudson quotes will make you love your own world.

Penny Lane never fails to win our hearts, be it our favorite "It's all happening" quote or the quintessential Band Aid tag. Have good fun reliving the best Penny moments with these Kate Hudson 'Almost Famous' quotes.

28. "When we go to Morocco, I think we should have completely different names and be completely different people."

- Penny Lane.

29. "We are not Groupies...We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids."

- Penny Lane.

30. "I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."

- Penny Lane.

Times When Penny And William Stole Our Hearts

These 'Almost Famous' movie quotations will remain evergreen and are a perpetual joy giver. Somethings can never be forgotten. Enjoy the read of the 'Almost Famous' quotes!

31. "William Miller: Don't you have any regular friends?

Penny Lane: Famous people are just more interesting."

32. "William Miller: What about your mom?

Penny Lane: She always said, 'Marry up. Marry someone grand'. And that's why she named me Lady.

William Miller: She named you Lady?

Penny Lane: [makes a face] Lady Goodman."

33. "Penny Lane: Call me if you need a rescue, we live in the same city.

William Miller: Sometimes I think I live in a different world."

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Almost Famous' quotes then why not take a look at our 'You've Got Mail' quotes or '80s movie quotes for more?


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