55 Rushmore Quotes From Wes Anderson's Coming-Of-Age Movie

Rushmore was a famous 1998 American Comedy movie that ran successfully in Theatres.
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Anderson and Wilson directed the coming-of-age comedy movie, 'Rushmore'.

Actors like Bil Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Olivia Wiliams starred in 'Rushmore'. With 'Rushmore', Wes Anderson and Wilson wanted to create their own "slightly heightened reality."

The movie 'Rushmore' tells the twisted tale of a boy who falls in love with his teacher and will do just about anything to get her to love him back. The fact is, 'Rushmore' is a weird and original film that emphasizes a comedy not seen in most movies. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being said to be: "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The movie's plot is about a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) who comes to a prep school; she soon attracts an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who falls in love with her. Max then turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on wooing the teacher. The situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with his teacher, Further setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention. The movie is a fun roller-coaster that will make you laugh a lot and keep you stuck to the edge of your seat till the end of the film.

The film 'Rushmore' helped launch Anderson and Schwartzman's careers while establishing almost a "second career" for Murray as a respected actor in the history of independent cinema. At the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards, Wes Anderson won the Best Director award, and the actor Murray won the Best Supporting Male award for 'Rushmore'. After that, Murray also earned a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. Starting from 'Rushmore', Murray has been Anderson's collaborator in every subsequent film. While the box office results were not that great but modest, the film had a positive reception among the film critics, and they loved the movie.

You can read some 'Rushmore' quotes from the comedy movie in this section. Click on Wes Anderson quotes and 'Fantastic Mr Fox' quotes for more such interesting and amazing quotes.

Top 'Rushmore' Movie Quotes

'Rushmore' is said to be one of the best comedy movies made by Anderson and Wilson while trying to create their own "slightly heightened reality, like a Roald Dahl children's book". Here are some top Rushmore quotes for you to enjoy and get insight into the movie's dialogues.

1. "I miss Rushmore. I miss… the seasons."

- Wes Anderson, 'Rushmore'.

2. "Rosemary Cross: Has it ever crossed your mind that you’re far too young for me?

Max Fischer: It crossed my mind that you might consider that a possibility, yeah."

- 'Rushmore'.

3. "Bees flood into Herman Blume’s rented hotel room. He pauses, smiles — out of respect for the insanity of it all. Then he starts screaming."

- Wes Anderson, 'Rushmore'.

4. "When one man, for whatever the reason, has the ability to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau, 'Rushmore'.

5. "I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end."

- Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Rushmore'.

6. "You’ll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

7. "I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then… do it for the rest of your life. For me, it’s going to Rushmore."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

8. "You’re like one of those clipper ship captains, Max. You’re married to the sea."

- Bert Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

9. "That’s the perfect attendance award and the punctuality award. I got those at Rushmore."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

10. "I thought you could choose which one you like more, and you could wear one and I could wear the other."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

11. "We can't predict the future."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

12. "Sorry, I just wanted to come by to thank you for WRECKING MY LIFE!."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

13. "Although, I will say... that Edward has more spark and character, and imagination in one fingernail than Herman Blume has in his entire body."

- Rosemary Cross, 'Rushmore'.

14. "Maybe I'm spending too much of my time starting up clubs and putting on plays."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

15. "You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you, it doesn't matter. "

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

16. "I should probably be trying harder to score chicks."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

17. "They are going to cancel Latin. They've got to make room for Japanese."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

18. "The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

19. "The truth is, neither one of us has the slightest idea where this relationship is going."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

20. "You and Herman deserve each other. You're both little children."

- Rosemary Cross, 'Rushmore'.

21. "You were born rich and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: take dead aim on the rich boys."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

22. "Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

23. "It went okay. At least nobody got hurt."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

24. "Dr. Peter Flynn: I understand you're a neurosurgeon...

Bert Fischer: No, I'm a barber, but a lot of people make that mistake."

- 'Rushmore'.

25. "Dr. Peter Flynn: I didn't know we were going to dinner.

Max Fischer: That's because you weren't invited."

- 'Rushmore'.

Hilarious 'Rushmore' Quotes

Here are some of the funniest 'Rushmore' quotes from this hilarious movie of 1998.

It was considered one of the best comedy movies that you can watch with your family and enjoy.

26. "Rosemary Cross: We don't have a relationship.

Max Fischer: But we're friends."

- 'Rushmore'.

27. "Rosemary Cross: Well, you pulled it off.

Max Fischer: It went okay. At least nobody got hurt.

Rosemary Cross: Except you."

- 'Rushmore'.

28. "I'm applying to Oxford and the Sorbonne. Harvard's my safety."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

29. "There's action across the street. It's Snowman! Take him!"

- Dirk Calloway, 'Rushmore'.

30. "Herman Blume: She's my Rushmore.

Max Fischer: I know. She was mine too."

- 'Rushmore'.

31. "Herman Blume: So you've changed your mind and you want the job.

Max Fischer: No, I've got an idea and I need some money."

- 'Rushmore'.

32. "So what's wrong with that? I can write a hit play. Why can't I have a little drink to unwind myself?"

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

33. "Never in my wildest imagination did I ever dream I would have sons like these."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

34. "Herman Blume: Why did you ask me to come here?

Max Fischer: Oh, I was going to drop that tree on you."

- 'Rushmore'.

35. "Herman Blume: Sharp little guy."

Dr. Nelson Guggenheim: He's one of the worst students we've got."

- 'Rushmore'.

Interesting Quotes From The Movie 'Rushmore'

Here are some interesting and funny quotes from the movie 'Rushmore'.

The film had a positive response among the audience and the critics.

36. "Indefinitely. I'm being sued for divorce."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

37. "Peter Flynn: These are O.R. scrubs.

Max Fischer: Oh, are they?"

- 'Rushmore'.

38. "With friends like you, who needs friends?"

- Dirk Calloway, 'Rushmore'.

39. "Cause we're gonna need all of it."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

40. "Every line matters."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'

41. "Hey, I'm letting it go. But don't tell me it doesn't matter."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'

42. "Rosemary Cross: I'll show you the door.

Max Fischer: I'll just go back out the window."

- 'Rushmore'.

43. Max Fischer: Oh, my God! I wrote a hit play!

[pauses]

Max Fischer: And I'm in love with you.

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

44. "Rosemary Cross: I didn't have a major, but my thesis was on Latin American economic policy.

Max Fischer: Oh, that's interesting. Did you hear that they're not going to teach Latin anymore?

Rosemary Cross: This was more like Central America."

- 'Rushmore'.

45. "I was punched in the face. What's your excuse?"

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

Best 'Rushmore' Quotes

Here are some best 'Rushmore' quotes for you to enjoy.

46. "Mr. Blume, my father may only be a doctor, but we manage."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

47. "Mr. Blume, how are Ronny and Donny enjoying military school?"

- Architect, 'Rushmore'.

48. "It would've flattened me like a pancake."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

49. "Yes, I'm talking to a guy in South America."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

50. "Ernie: What kind of fish?

Max Fischer: Barracuda, stingrays, electric eels, trout, hammerheads, piranha, giant squid, octopi...

Herman Blume: Piranhas? Really?"

- 'Rushmore'.

51. "I spent eight million dollars on this."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

52. "Well, tell that stupid Mick he just made my list of things to do today."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'.

53. "For some of you, it doesn't matter. You were born rich and you're going to stay rich."

- Herman Blume, 'Rushmore'.

54. "So we both have dead people in our families."

- Max Fischer, 'Rushmore'

55. "All paths of glory lead but to the grave."

- 'Rushmore'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Rushmore' Quotes then why not take a look at 'The Outsiders' quotes, or 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' quotes.

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