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Best Quotes From Empire Records

What's Your Favorite Quote From Empire Records?

Empire Records is an indisputable '90s classic. The one-day-long comedy set in a record store features an ensemble of then-unknowns like Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler (they've come a long way), and it's one of my absolute most favorite movies of all time. I had a tough time just deciding which quotes to sample. So if you feel the same way about the movie, let's nerd out right now! Tell me your favorite lines from Empire Records, and if you haven't seen it, you have to check out this adorable reunion picture of the cast!

  • "Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior!" — Gina
  • "What's with today, today?" — Lucas
  • "Damn the man. Save the Empire!" Mark
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Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 6 years
"You forgot your thingie!"
Hiromisky Hiromisky 6 years
Debra: I went to rock and roll heaven, and I wasn't on the guest list.
aembry396 aembry396 6 years
"I don't need to explain my art to you, Warren."
yeokr yeokr 6 years
"who knows where thoughts come from - they just appear!"
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 6 years
this could possibly be favorite movie of all time... there are so many but one of my favorites is 'no i dont think you understand, mitch the man, i'm the idiot, you're the screw up, and we're all losers. welcome to music town'
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
"Empire Records, open til midnight, this is Mark....MIDNIGHT!" - Mark "We're both screwed. At least you're used to it." - Debra "What's with today, today?" - Lucas "What's it [the money] doing in Atlantic City, Lucas?" - Joe "Recirculating." - Lucas "Isn't it customary to leave the scene after committing the crime?" - Gina "Definitely an amateur." - Debra And the part where Joe plays "If You Want Blood" by AC/DC and everyone sings along. Love this movie, it's one of my favorites.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 6 years
You're a superb manager, Joe. Superb.
bozichsl bozichsl 6 years
"Quit calling me Warren! My name isn't !@#$# Warren!" - Warren "I can categorically say you're not a bigger bananahead, Joe." -
KaiLynLyn KaiLynLyn 6 years
"Empire records, open till midnight... MIDNIGHT!" "Does Axel have a jack?"
Ineedclarity Ineedclarity 6 years
I had the biggest crush on Lucas and Marc. I know what movie I'll be watching tonight! "I tried to kill myself with a Lady Bic. A pink plastic razor with daisies on it and a moisturizing strip."- Deb "We mustn't dwell... no, not today. We CAN'T. Not on Rex Manning day. " - Marc
lrakins54 lrakins54 6 years
Say no more, mon mour! I don't feel the need to exlplain my art to you, Warren.
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