20 Best 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Quotes

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Mar 09, 2021
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the original soundtrack album to the 1975 film from the musical.

Very few movies have managed to combine the two genres of comedy and horror flawlessly but the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' executes the difficult task.

Released in 1975, the plot of the movie follows Brad and Janet Weiss who are stranded on the road one night after their car breaks down and request to take shelter in a nearby castle. The castle belongs to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, an eccentric and eclectic person and the plot starts unraveling.

With a solid cast including Tim Curry, Brad Majors, Susan Sarandon and Richard O'Brien, the movie is full of iconic quotes. The music of the musical also sands out and the comedy horror has some of the best movie quotes in the history of Hollywood.

The biggest message of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' is that it challenges the audience and dares them to be just as they are in private, in public too.

The movie teaches that nobody should have to hide themselves but rather flaunt what they want to. Read on to find some iconic quotes from the comedy horror 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' movie.

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Iconic Quotes From The 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

A person in a white shirt playing a musical instrument tuba.

One of the most entertaining musicals, the movie is full of popular dialogues out of which you will recognize at least one quote. With Brad and Janet taking residence in the castle, they understand that it is actually quite dangerous for them.

However, the area is empty and there is no phone number to call.

Magenta, Dr. Scott, Janet Weiss, Brad Weiss are the characters who make the musical which released all over the world including United States of America and United Kingdom - so memorable. Check out these Janet, Riff, Magenta quotes from the iconic musicals.

1. "It's astounding Time is... fleeting Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely."

- Riff Raff.

2. "It took a small accident to make it happen...and that's how I discovered the secret, the elusive ingredient, that spark that is the breath of life... Yes, I have that knowledge. I hold the secret. To life itself! You see, you are fortunate for tonight is the night that my beautiful creature is destined to be born! Hoopla!"

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

3. "And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects, called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... And meaning."

- Criminologist.

4. "What ever happened to Fay Wray?"

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

5. "Chill me, thrill me, fulfill me. Creature of the night!"

- Janet Weiss.

Funny 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Quotes

With a director like Jim Sharman and actors like Brad Majors and Susan Sarandon portraying the protagonists, Brad and Janet, the musical is brilliantly entertaining and one of its kind.

Actor Tim Curry had made the role of the cross dressing character extremely popular and iconic and even went on to play other famous horror villains including Pennywise the Clown from the 'IT' TV show. The Riff Raff quotes and Dr. Scott quotes are also quite entertaining.

Every quote from this list entertaining and hilarious and are  from each of the characters in the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'.

6. "Let's do the Time Warp again!"

- Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia and Company.

7. "You're lucky. He's lucky. I'm lucky! We're all lucky!"

- Magenta.

8. "It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache."

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

9. "The darkness must go down the river of night's dreaming. Flow morphia slow, let the sun and light come streaming into my life."

- Riff Raff.

10. "In just seven days, I can make you a man. Dig it if you can.

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Famous Quotes From 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

One of the most hilarious but scary musicals, Dr. Scott, Janet, Riff Raff, Magenta, Eddie and Columbia really show off their vocal prowess. The movie is full of tension and suspense and has many hidden messages - the most important of which is to never cower away in the face of society's judgement.

Frank-N-Furter keeps saying that it is not enough to just dream but to also do it! This list has some popular quotes from 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'.

11. "Let me show you around

Maybe play you a sound

You both look like you're pretty groovy."

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

12. "Tonight, my unconventional conventionalists, you are about to witness a new breakthrough in biochemical research, and paradise is to be mine!"

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

13. "I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey."

- Criminologist.

14. "It's just a jump to the left! And then a step to the riiiight!"

- Criminologist and Transylvanian.

15. "Well I was walking down the street just having a think

When this snake of a guy gave me an evil wink...

He stared at me and I felt a change

Time meant nothing, never would again."

- Columbia.

Dr. Frank-N-Furter Quotes

Dr. Frank-N-Furter has some amazing quotes including his nonchalant "That's a rather tender subject. Another slice, anyone?". This subcategory has some of the best Dr. Frank-N-Furter quotes from 'RHPS'.

16. "Tonight, my unconventional conventionalists, you are about to witness a new breakthrough in biochemical research, and paradise is to be mine!"

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

17. "So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici...pation. But maybe the rain isn't really to blame, so I'll remove the cause...but not the symptom."

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

18. "Don't get strung out by the way I look.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

I'm not much of a man by the light of day,

But by night I'm one hell of a lover!"

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

19. "Can't you just see it? Don't dream it, be it."

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

20. "I'll tell you once, I won't tell you twice, you better wise up Janet Weiss. Your apple pie don't taste too nice. You better wise up Janet Weiss."

- Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' quotes, then why not take a look at 'Beetlejuice' quotes or 'Edward Scissorhands' quotes?


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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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