25 'Silver Linings Playbook' Quotes From The Award-Winning Rom-Com

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 18, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Adapted from the book of the same name, 'Silver Linings Playbook' is a 2012 film by David O. Russell.

It stars heavyweights like Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and many more. Tiffany, played by 2010 Oscar nominee, Jennifer Lawrence is the neighborhood "promiscuous" widow, and Pat is played by the ever-charming Bradley Cooper.

He is a man fresh out of a stint in the mental hospital. His only motto in life is 'Excelsior' and his only want in life is to reconcile with his ex-wife.

The movie tries to explore the idea of how you can lead a meaningful life with a personality disorder. Tommy in the movie dies in an accident as he tries to help someone with a flat tire.

A famous line from the film is when Jackie Weaver says "I'm making crabby snacks and homemades!" By "homemades", she is referring to homemade egg pasta.

Here is a collection of beautiful quotes from the film for you to revel in. You could also find excelsior 'Silver Linings Playbook' quotes. If you like these quotes, check out 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' quotes and '500 Days Of Summer' quotes too.

'Silver Linings Playbook' Movie Quotes

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The film has won many hearts around the globe, with its simplicity, wit, and the ease with which it addresses mental illness. It truly shows us that, however hard things get, efforts do lead to silver linings. Here is a collection of quotes from the movie for you to enjoy!

1. "Pat: You have poor social skills. You have a problem.

Tiffany: I have a problem? You say more inappropriate things than appropriate things. You scare people.

Pat: I tell the truth. You're mean."

-'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

2. "Tiffany: You let me lie to you for a week?

Pat:I was trying to be romantic."

-'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

3. "What, are you kidding me? Sundays? I love Sundays. I live for Sundays. The whole family’s together.

Mom makes braciole. Dad puts the jersey on. We’re all watching the game. Yeah, it drives me crazy, and yes, I was negative. You didn’t even know that I loved it, Nikki, but I did. I just didn’t appreciate it, or you, before."

- Pat, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

4. "Tiffany:Listen, I haven't dated since before my marriage so I don't really remember how this works.

Pat:How what works?

Tiffany: I saw the way you were looking at me, Pat. You felt it, I felt it, don't lie. We're not liars like they are."

-'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

5. “This is what I learned at the hospital. You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”

-Pat, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

6. "You gotta pay attention to the signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this, it is a sin if you don't reach back."

-Pat Sr., 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

7. "Tiffany: You know, I used to think that you were the best thing that ever happened to me, but now I think that you might maybe be the worst thing. And I'm sorry that I ever met you.

Pat:Good for you. Come on, let's go dance."

-'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

8. “The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday's my favorite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy.”

-Pat, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

9. "Tiffany:Why did you order raisin bran?

Pat: Why did you order tea?

Tiffany:Because you ordered raisin bran.

Pat:I ordered raisin bran because I didn't want there to be any mistaking it for a date.

Tiffany:It can still be a date if you order raisin bran."

-'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

10. "I think we so often get caught in this state of negativity, and it's a poison like nothing else."

-Pat, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

Jennifer Lawrence 'Silver Linings Playbook' Quotes

We have curated for you a list of Lawrence's Tiffany Maxwell quotes for you to enjoy!

11. "It's gonna be amazing, and you're gonna be amazing, and she's gonna be amazing... So think about the dance thing."

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

12. "You might not have had experienced the things that I did, but you loved hearing about it, didn't you? You're afraid to be alive, you're afraid to live. You're a conformist. You're a hypocrite. You're a liar. I opened up to you and you judged me!"

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

13. “I mean, Humanity is just nasty and there's no silver lining.”

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

14. "Forget I offered to help you. Forget the entire idea. that must have been very crazy because I am so much crazier than you."

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

15. "Because I do this time after time, I do all these things for other people and then I wake up and I am empty, I have nothing!"

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

16. "There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself."

-Tiffany Maxwell, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

17. "I just see that you made an effort, and I'm gonna be better with my wife. I'm working on that. I wanna acknowledge her beauty. I never used to do that. I do now. Just practicing. How'd Tommy die?"

- Pat, 'Silver Linings Playbook', 2012.

Quotes From 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author

Matthew Quick's debut novel, 'The Silver Linings Playbook' is a 2008 New York Times bestseller book. Later adapted into an Oscar-winning film, the book is an endearing piece of work and a personal favorite of many. Therefore, we have brought to you a few of the most beautiful quotes from the book so that you can enjoy them.

18. “The only way to beat my crazy was by doing something even crazier. Thank you. I love you. I knew it from the moment I saw you. I'm sorry it took me so long to catch up.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

19. “Looking into another person’s eyes for an extended period of time proved to be a powerful thing. And if you don’t believe me, try it yourself.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

20.“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real-life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”

- Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

21. “I don’t want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

22. “Life is hard, and children have to be told how hard life can be… So they will be sympathetic to others. So they will understand that some people have it harder than they do and that a trip through this world can be a wildly different experience, depending on what chemicals are raging through one’s mind.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

23. “You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

24. “It hurts to look at the clouds, but it also helps, like most things that cause pain.”

-Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

25. "Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it's a sin if you don't reach back... I'm telling you."

― Matthew Quick, 'The Silver Linings Playbook', 2008.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Silver Linings Playbook' quotes then why not take a look at [Hollywood quotes], or 'The Vow' quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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