20+ Best Empire Records Quotes From The Teen Misfit Movie

'Empire Records' is a popular teen movie.

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'Empire Records', produced in 1995, is a great and interesting teen drama that was backed by a strong cast performance and an amazing soundtrack.

The story is about a group of misfits who work at a small, independent record shop to help their manager collect money to buy the enterprise. However, they discover true kinship while also trying to fight off a corporate giant.

'Empire Records' presented great and brilliant acting by the cast Anthony LaPaglia as Joe Reaves, Rory Cochrane as Lucas Joe, Ethan Randall as Mark, Johnny Whitworth as A.J., Robin Tunney as Debra, Renee Zellweger as Gina, Liv Tyler as Corey Mason, Coyote Shivers as Berko, Brendan Sexton as Warren, Maxwell Caulfield as Rex Manning, Debi Mazar as Jane, James 'Kimo' Wills as Eddie, Ben Bode as Mitchell Beck. Other than that it gained popularity over time as it attracted youth to its funky and dramatic storyline.

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Empire Records Movie Quotes

The movie ‘Empire records’ has given us some evergreen, amazing quotes. So let's have a look at these quotes from 'Empire Records'.

'Empire Records' is still extremely popular.

1. “We mustn't dwell. No, not today. We can't. Not on Rex Manning day!”

- Mark, ‘Ethan Randall’.

2. “I went to rock and roll heaven, and I wasn't on the guest list.”

- Debra, ‘Robin Tunney’.

3. “Well Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior.”

- Gina, ‘Renee Zellweger’.

4. “Let me explain it to you. Mitchell's the man. I'm the idiot. You're the screw-up. And we're all losers. Welcome to Music Town.”

- Joe, ‘Anthony LaPaglia’.

5. "Eddie: This music is the glue of the world Mark. It's what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless.

Mark : Hey, did you hear about Lucas?

Eddie : Hey Lucas man, I hear you went to Vegas and you married a mobster's wife and now you've got a hit on you and stuff. Is that true?

Lucas: Not entirely true.

Eddie: Well outlaw man, we solute you.

Lucas: Thank you Eddie.

Eddie: No problem."

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

6. “Lucas: Mitchell's the man Joe.

Joe: And the man calls all the shots.

Lucas: Damn the man.

Joe: Let me explain it to you. Mitchell's the man. I'm the idiot. You're the screw-up. And we're all losers. Welcome to music town.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

7. “I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

- A.J., ‘Johnny Whitworth’.

8. “Liv Tyler (Cory Mason): Why'd you do that?

Robin Tunney (Debra): Just your typical nutty teenager in America --

Robin Tunney (Debra): Oh. Before you guys hear all about it.

Liv Tyler (Cory Mason): That's supposed to be a joke, right?

Robin Tunney (Debra): No. You're the joke.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

9. “Mark : K, so I was thinking my band's name could be with a C. That way it's kind of that psychedelic, you know, trip thing.

Lucas : Always play with their minds.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

10. “Warren: Who glued these quarters down?

A.J.: I did.

Warren: What the hell for, man?

A.J.: I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

11. “Joe: How old are you?

Warren: Old enough to kick your butt through your skull and splatter your brains on the wall.

Joe: Yeah, he's a juvenile.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

12. “Mark: [Answers the phone] Empire Records, open 'til midnight, this is Mark (pauses) Midnight.”

- Mark, ‘Ethan Randall’.

13. “Who knows where thoughts come from. They just appear.”

- Lucas, ‘Rory Cochrane’.

14. “Gina: Lucas, what are you doing in here?

Lucas: My life has reached its pinnacle. Joe is letting me close the store tonight.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

15. “Gina: Well ‘Sinead O'Rebellion.’ Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior.

Debra: God, that is so clever. I swear you get smarter the shorter your skirt gets.

Gina: And you get smarter the shorter your hair gets, so it's probably a good thing you went with that. It's a wonderful look for you darling.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

16. “Damn the man. Save the empire.”

- Mark, ‘Ethan Randall’.

Empire Records Lucas Quotes

Lucas is one of the prominent characters from the movie, here are some 'Empire Records' quotes said by Lucas.

'Empire Records' quotes are still extremely popular.

17. “A.J: What’s with you? Yesterday you were normal and today you’re like the Chinese guy from the Karate Kid. What’s with you today?

Lucas: What’s with today?”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

18. “Joe: I want you to take these, hold ’em against your chest, stand against the wall, and they’re gonna take a photograph of you.

Warren: Why don’t you go shove ’em up your ass?

Lucas: …Because it would hurt a lot, Warren.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

19. “Eddie: Hey Lucas man, I heard that you like went to Vegas and married a mobsters wife and now there's a hit out on that true?

Lucas: Not entirely true.

Eddie: Oh, well, outlaw man...we salute you.

Lucas: Well thank you Eddie.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

20. “Debra: Hey Lucas, is it true you committed the perfect crime?

Lucas: Not entirely perfect.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

21. “Lucas: Rap...metal...rap...metal...And Whitney Houston.

Warren: It's for my girlfriend, okay?

Lucas: Sure it is. You know, someone like you needs to diminish their criminal impulses, not magnify them. Maybe some jazz or some classical.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

22. “A.J: Lucas, do you think it's possible for a person to be in love with someone else and not even know it?

Lucas: In this life there is nothing but possibilities.

A.J.: Well, that's good, because I have to tell Corey I love her by 1:37.

Lucas: That's an excellent time.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

23. “A.J.: Oh, you went to Atlantic City?

Mark: Wow! Did you win anything?

Lucas: No. I did not win. So if you guys ever wonder if it was nice to know you, I tell you now that it was.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

24. “Eddie: Do you know where Harvard is?

A.J.: It's near Boston.

Eddie: No, I mean, do you really know where Harvard is? It's another planet man...another universe. Totally unlike the one we know. Filled with big blond guys who eat ivy and row boats.”

- ‘Empire Record’ (1995).

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