35 'Groundhog Day' Quotes That You Won't Mind Reading Over, And Over, Again

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Feb 13, 2021
The protagonists are almost always wrong when predicting the weather
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Punxsutawney Phil and Phil Connors, go head to head to predict the weather, but something goes terribly wrong.

Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day' plays an arrogant weatherperson, who is very shallow and hates Groundhog Day. But who knew that the day was going to last a lifetime for him?

'Groundhog Day' is one of the best romantic comedies out there. The movie delivers its point clearly and it knows its audience. This is a movie to watch if you want a positive perspective and want to be encouraged.

If you are looking for more movie quotes, take a look at 'The Truman Show' quotes and Albus Dumbledore quotes.

'Groundhog Day' Quotes From Phil

Some of the funniest 'Groundhog Day' quotes are delivered by Bill Murray when he realizes that there is no escape from the time loop.

Groundhog Day' is one of the most romantic movies of its time

1. “Okay campers, rise, and shine, and don't forget your booties ‘cause it’s cold out there… it’s cold out there every day.”

- Phil Connors

2. "I'm a god — I'm not the God, I don't think."

- Phil Connors

3. "I think people place too much emphasis on their careers. I wish we could all live in the mountains at high altitude. That's where I see myself in five years. How about you?"

- Phil Connors

4. "You want a prediction about the weather? You're asking the wrong Phil. I'm going to give you a prediction about this winter? It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey and it's going to last you for the rest of your lives!"

- Phil Connors

5. "There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any other way out. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him."

- Phil Connors

6. "This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."

- Phil Connors

7. "Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."

- Phil Connors

8. "Don't drive angry! Don't drive angry!"

- Phil Connors (talking to the groundhog)

9. “Rita: Why would anyone wanna steal a Groundhog?

Larry: I can think of a couple of reasons, Pervert.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

10. “E.R. Nurse: Sometimes people just die...

Phil Connors: Not today…”

- 'Groundhog Day'

11. “Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen."

- 'Groundhog Day'

12. “I'm betting he's going to swerve first.”

- Phil Connors

13. “That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over, and over, and over...”

- Phil Connors

14. “Phil: You wanna throw up here, or you wanna throw up in the car?

Ralph: I think...both.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

'Groundhog Day' Quotes On Rita And Phil's Love

The romance in the movie blossoms when Phil Connors tries to woo his co-worker Rita Hanson. Some of the most romantic 'Groundhog Day' movie quotes have been compiled in this section.

Rita and Phil were inseparable

15. “Phil: Can I be serious with you for a minute?

Rita: I don’t know. Can you?”

- 'Groundhog Day'

16. "Well maybe the real God uses tricks, you know? Maybe he's not omnipotent. He's just been around so long he knows everything."

- Phil Connors

17. “Rita: I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way.

Phil: My years are not advancing as fast as you might think.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

18. “Rita: Phil, why weren't you like this last night? You just fell asleep.

Phil: It was the end of a VERY long day.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

19. “Rita: It's beautiful. I don't know what to say.

Phil: I do. Whatever happens tomorrow, or for the rest of my life, I'm happy now... because I love you.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

20. “Phil: Do you know what today is?

Rita: No, what?

Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

21. “Phil: Something is... different.

Rita: Good or bad?

Phil: Anything different is good.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

Best Quotes From 'Groundhog Day' Movie

A compilation of various great quotes from 'Groundhog Day' delivered by Phil Connors and other side characters.

22. "Sometimes I wish I had a thousand lifetimes. I don't know, Phil. Maybe it's not a curse. Just depends on how you look at it."

-Rita Hanson

23. "Whew! Watch out for that first step. It's a doozy!"

-Ned Ryerson

24. "Phil? Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you! Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you."

-Ned Ryerson

25. “I peg you as a glass half empty kinda guy.”

- Gus

26. "You know, people like blood sausage, too. People are morons."

- Phil Connors

27. “Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did, mattered?

Ralph: That about sums it up for me."

- 'Groundhog Day'

28. “Ned, I would love to stay here and talk with you...but I'm not going to.”

- Phil Connors

29. “Ned: Phil?

Phil: Ned? [punches Ned in the face]”

- 'Groundhog Day'

30. “Felix's Wife: Dr. Connors. I want to thank you for fixing Felix's back. He can even help around the house again.

Phil: I'm sorry to hear that, Felix.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

31. “Piano Teacher: Not bad... Mr. Connors, you say this is your first lesson?

Phil: Yes, but my father was a piano mover, so...”

- 'Groundhog Day'

32. “Phil: It's the same thing your whole life: 'Clean up your room. Stand up straight. Pick up your feet. Take it like a man. Be nice to your sister. Don't mix beer and wine, ever.' Oh yeah: 'Don't drive on the railroad track.'

Gus: Well, Phil, that's one I happen to agree with.”

- 'Groundhog Day'

33. “This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype! Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You're hypocrites, all of you!”

- Phil Connors

34. "When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope.

Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter."

- Phil Connors

35. "What a waste of time! I mean, for someone else that would be an incredible waste of time. It's so bold of you to choose that."

- Phil Connors

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Groundhog Day' quotes then why not take a look at wood quotes, or TV show quotes.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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