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45 The Blues Brothers Quotes From The Classic Musical Comedy

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Starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, 'The Blues Brothers' is a musical comedy no one can forget.

This musical comedy set a new benchmark in musicals and comedy. If you enjoyed 'The Blues Brothers' quotes then you must check out 'Trading Places quotes and '80s movie quotes!

Best Blues Brothers Quotes

'The Blues Brothers' are a pair of criminal siblings. When they find out that the orphanage they were raised in is shutting down - they plan a concert to raise enough money to save it. Read on for some Blues Brothers movie quotes.

1. "Elwood Blues: It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit It."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

2. "And we would especially like to welcome all of the representatives of the Illinois Law enforcement community, who have chosen to join us here in the Palace Hotel Ballroom at this time."

-Elwood Blues.

3. "Elwood Blues: What kind of music do you usually have here at  Bob's Country Bunker?

Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western.”

-'The Blues Brothers'.

4. "They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God."

-Elwood Blues.

5. "They look like they're from the CIA or somethin'"

-Mrs. Murphy.

6. "I'm gonna catch that sucker. If it's the last thing I ever do."


7. "The salads are fine. It's just that we'd like to move to another table... away from those two gentlemen. Frankly, they are offensive smelling. I mean, they smell bad."

-Elwood Blues.

8. "You are such a disappointing pair. It saddens and hurts me that the two young men whom I raised to believe in the Ten Commandments have returned to me as two thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes..."

-Sister Mary.

9. "Elwood Blues: You promised you'd visit the penguin the day you got out of prison.

Joliet Jake: Yeah... so I lied to her.

Elwood Blues: You can't lie to a nun, Jake. We're gonna go in, and see the penguin.

Joliet Jake:  No. Way."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

10. "I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance."

-Mystery Woman.

Hilarious Elwood Brothers Quotes

silhouette of concert crowd in front of bright stage lights.

The best thing about the movie is the hilarious dialogue work combined into a musical work. Read on for the funniest quotes from this movie - such as one about Matt Guitar Murphy, and more.

11. "First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone, then you lie to me about the band, and now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!"

-Joliet Jake.

12. "Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?

Joliet Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

13. "Joliet Jake: Got any fried chicken? Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.

Aretha Franklin: Chicken wings or chicken legs?

Jake: Four fried chickens and a Coke.

Aretha: The tall one wants white bread, toasted, dry, nothing on it and the other one wants four whole fried chickens and a Coke."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

14. "Mystery Woman: You think you can talk your way out of this? You betrayed me.

Joliet Jake: No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locus. It wasn't my fault. I swear to god!"

-'The Blues Brothers'.                      

15. "Mrs. Tarantino: Are you the police?

Elwood: No, ma'am. We're musicians."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

16. "This was a bargain. I picked it up at the Mount Prospect city police auction last spring. It's an old Mount Prospect police car. They were practically giving 'em away."


17. "Elwood: Man, I haven't been pulled over in six months. I bet those cops have got 'SCMODS'.

Jake: 'SCMODS'?

Elwood: State/County/Municipal Offender Data System."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

18. "The day I get out of prison, my own brother picks me up in a police car."


19. "Jake: If you say no, Elwood and I will come here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week.

Mr. Fabulous: Okay, okay."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

20. "My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother. "

-Mystery Woman.

21. "Jake: We're putting the band back together.

Mr. Fabulous: Forget it."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

22. "Illinois Nazis? I hate Illinois Nazis."


Iconic Quotes

Everything is in pursuit of a mission from God - saving the orphanage with their music. Here are quotes about the ban, music and memorable quotes.

23. "The band? The band."


24. "Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?


Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

Elwood: What light?

Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIGHT?


-'The Blues Brothers'.

25. "It's good to see you, sweetheart."


26. "No sir, Mayor Daley no longer dines here. He's dead sir."

-Mr. Fabulous.

27. "Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now."


28. "This don't look like no expressway to me!"

-Joliet Jake.

29. "Joliet Jake: How often does the train run by here?

Elwood Blues:  So often, you won't even notice."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

30. "Joliet Jake: We need $5000 bucks fast!

Maury Sline: 5 grand? Who do you think you are, the Beatles?

-'The Blues Brothers'.

31. "The use of excessive violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved."  


32. "'Joliet' Jake Blues: They're not the kinda guys who write letters. You were outside, I was inside. You were supposed to keep in touch with the band. I kept asking you if we were gonna play again.

Elwood Blues: Well, what was I gonna do? Take away your only hope? Take away the very thing that kept you going in there?"

-'The Blues Brothers'.

 33. “Murphy 'Murph' Dunne: Tell me a little about this electric piano, Ray.

Ray: Ah, you have a good eye, my man. That's the best in the city of Chicago.

'Joliet' Jake Blues: How much?

Jay: 2000 bucks and it's yours. You can take it home with you. As a matter of fact, I'll throw in the black keys for free.”    

-'The Blues Brothers'.  

34. “Elwood Blues: Have you got any white bread? I'll have some toasted white bread please.

Mrs. Murphy: You want butter or jam on that toast, honey?

Elwood Blues: No ma'am, dry.”    

-'The Blues Brothers'.                      

35. "I gotta quit... I'm gonna become a priest."

-Elwood Blues.

36. "As usual, I'll have to take an I.O.U."

-Ray Charles.

37. "The Blues Brothers. It should read 'Tonight Only: the Blues Brothers triumphant return."


38. "Don't you blasphemy in here, don't you blasphemy in here! You're gonna walk out of here without your dry white toast, without your four fried chickens. And without Matt 'Guitar' Murphy."

-Aretha Franklin.

39. "Band Member: It's used. There's no action left in that keyboard.

Ray Charles: Excuse me, I don't think there's anything wrong with the action on this piano."

-'The Blues Brothers'.

40. "Welcome, from Calumet City, Illinois: the show band of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues: The Blues Brothers."

-Cab Calloway.

41. "Oh, please, don't kill us. Please, please don't kill us. You know I love you, baby. I wouldn't leave ya. It wasn't my fault."


42. "Reverend Cleophus James: Praise God.

Elwood: And God bless the United States of America."  

-'The Blues Brothers'.

43. "Why da ya gotta be so negative all the time? Why can't ya offer some... constructive criticism?"

- Elwood Blue.

44. "One Timex digital watch, broken. One unused prophylactic. One ‘soiled’. One black suit jacket, one pair black suit pants. One hat, black. One pair of sunglasses. $23.07. Sign here."

-Corrections Officer.

45. "Well, the Sister was right. You boys could use a little churching up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock, and catch Rev. Cleophus. You boys listen to what he’s got to say."


Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Blues Brothers quotes then why not take a look at Three Amigos quotes and 'Pitch Perfect' quotes.

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