Barton Fink

Barton Fink (1991)


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Charlie Meadows: I pulled off early today. Took your advice, went to a doctor about this ear. He says "You have an ear infection, ten dollars please." So I says "I told you I had an ear infection, you give me ten dollars!" Well, that started an argument.

Charlie Meadows: What a day. Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara.

Jack Lipnick: Kiss this man's feet.

Charlie Meadows: The doctor, what's he gonna tell me? Can't trade my head in for a new one.

Barton Fink: W.P. Mayhew? The writer?
W.P. Mayhew: Just Bill, please.
Barton Fink: Bill! You're the finest novelist of our time.

Charlie Meadows: Yeah... Ladies do ask for attention. In my experience, they pretend to give it, but it's generally a smokescreen for demanding it back with interest.

Barton Fink: Have you read the Bible, Pete?
Pete: Holy Bible?
Barton Fink: Yeah.
Pete: Yeah, I think so. Anyway, I've heard about it.

Charlie Meadows: You think I made your life hell? Take a look around this dump. You're just a tourist with a typewriter, Barton. I live here.

Detective Mastrionotti: You live in 621?
Barton Fink: Yeah.
Detective Deutsch: How long you been up there, Fink?
Barton Fink: A week, eight, nine days.
Detective Mastrionotti: Is this multiple choice?

W.P. Mayhew: You are dripping, sir.

Barton Fink: Shouldn't your first duty be to your gift?

Charlie Meadows: Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my skin.

Audrey Taylor: Barton, empathy requires understanding.
Barton Fink: What? What don't I understand?

W.P. Mayhew: Me, well, I just like makin' things up.

Jack Lipnick: We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about suffering. I thought we were together on that.

Continuity mistake: When Barton is talking to the film maker about writing the film the film maker has on a military uniform. As the scenes go back and forth between him and Barton the military ribbons come undone on one side and then miraculously return to normal.

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