25+ Best Beetlejuice Quotes From The 80s Classic

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 05, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Beetlejuice' is the name of the ghost in the cult classic directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and more great actors.

The characters Adam and Barbara, who are ghosts, ask Betelgeuse for help to scare people away from their house when new people come to live there. The movie is fun, filled with humour, music, dancing and amazing outfits

'Beetlejuice' is a horror movie and the character Betelgeuse is pronounced and spelled as 'Beetlejuice' in the movie. Beetlejuice was a good force and scared only the group of human antagonists. He was still rude and obnoxious towards all.

The legend is that if you say his name 'Beetlejuice' three times at a fast pace he will appear before you, just like ghosts! His name is Betelgeuse, which is the name of a star in space and is supposed to be a doorway to infinite blackness.

It is a metaphor for 'Beetlejuice' being the doorman for the underworld. “It’s showtime!”, these quotes about Beetlejuice are hilarious. Read along to discover your favourite quotes from 'Beetlejuice'.

Make sure you also check our articles on [Austin Powers quotes] and School Of Rock quotes  as you finish with this one.

Best Quotes From 'Beetlejuice'

'Beetlejuice' is a classic film filled with dark humor. This movie still enjoys a great fan following all over the world because of the characters Adam, Barbara, Lydia and more. Read along to find some of the best quotes 'Beetlejuice' movie quotes and "see what shakes loose" when you read this quotes.

Beetlejuice action figure on a shelf

1. “What's the good of being a ghost if you can't frighten people away?”

- Barbara Maitland, 'Beetlejuice'.

2. “This house is so big. It really ought to belong to people who have children.”

- Jane Butterfield, 'Beetlejuice'.

3. “I know just as much about the supernatural as I do about interior design.”

- Otho, 'Beetlejuice'.

4. “I’m trying to cut down myself.”

- Adam, 'Beetlejuice'.

5. “Never trust the living.”

- Juno, 'Beetlejuice'.

6. “Things seem pretty quiet. Thank God you didn't die in Italy.”

- Juno, 'Beetlejuice'.

7. "Don't mind her. She's still upset because somebody dropped a house on her sister."

- Otho, 'Beetlejuice'.

Deetz Quotes

The Deetz’s family from New York buys the house from James. The Maitlands fail to frighten the family. Read along to find some Delia Deetz quotes and Lydia Deetz quotes, as they are scared by the recently deceased, they are hilarious!

7. “They wanted me to dissect a frog, I told them it was against my religion.”

- Lydia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

8. “I myself am strange and unusual’

- Lydia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

9. “Are you "Night of the Living Dead" under there? Like all bloody veins and pus?”

- Lydia, 'Beetlejuice'.

10. “If you tell me what you do, I'll tell you why my husband will fire you.”

- Delia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

11. “I will live with you in this hellhole, but I must express myself.”

- Delia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

12. "You have got to take the upper hand in all situations or people, whether they're dead or alive, will walk all over you."

- Delia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

13. “A little gasoline… blowtorch… no problem.”

- Delia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

14. “I would rather talk about…Day-O… Day-O.”

- Delia Deetz, 'Beetlejuice'.

Funny Beetlejuice Quotes

Betelgeuse is the protagonist of the movie. He is a ghost who is beneficial to Adam and Lydia as a couple. Read along to find some Betelgeuse quotes that he utters to the couple Lydia and Adam, along with other characters.

15. "Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that...not to mention the fact that you're talking to a dead guy... Now what do you think? You think I'm qualified?"

- 'Betelgeuse'.

15. “I'm flat broke.”

- 'Betelgeuse'.

16. "These aren't my rules. Come to think of it. I don't have any rules."

- 'Betelgeuse'.

17. “I'm just doin' my job, besides, I thought we had a deal! Hey, it's OK....You know why? I don't wanna do business with you deadbeats anyway. The only one I think I can deal with is Edgar Allan Poe's daughter...I think she understands me.”

- 'Betelgeuse'.

18. “I'll eat anything you want me to eat. I'll swallow anything you want me to swallow. But, come on down and I'll...chew on a dog! Arroooo!”

- 'Betelgeuse'.

19. “Go ahead, make my millennium.”

- 'Betelgeuse'.

20. “I’ve seen 'The Exorcist' about 167 times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!”

- 'Betelgeuse'.

21. "My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room."

- 'Beetlejuice'.

22. "Well, I've read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says, 'live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual."

- 'Beetlejuice'.

23. "I wonder where a guy, an everyday Joe like myself can find a little action."

- 'Beetlejuice'.

24. "Sandworms...you know I hate 'em!"

- 'Beetlejuice'.

25. “I’m the ghost with the most babe.”

- 'Beetlejuice'.

26 "There's a word for people in our situation: ghosts.”

- 'Beetlejuice'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Beetlejuice' quotes, then why not take a look at Tim Burton quotes, or ['Hocus Pocus' quotes].

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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