The Basketball Diaries
Movie Quote Quiz

Jim: And in the next life, father, I'M gonna have the paddle.

Jim's Mother: Idle time is the devil's play thing.

Jim: Gee whiz, ma, we oughtta have these heart to heart talks more often, they're good for us.

Pedro: Yo, you think that'll keep him out of Heaven?
Mickey: What are you, kidding me? Jesus Christ himself would have laughed at that, it was hillarious.

Diane Moody: Who's the whore now?

Jim Carroll: I saw this girl next to me who wasn't beautiful until she smiled.

Mickey: Shit happens all right? Shit fucking happens... christ.

Reggie Porter: Hey white boy! Are you ready for your beatin'?
Jim Carroll: Don't let your mouth get you into something your ass can't handle.

Jim Carroll: I felt dazed, like I just came out of a 4 hour movie I didn't understand.

Jim Carroll: First, it's a Saturday night thing when you feel cool like a gangster or a rockstar - just something to kill the boredom, you know? They call it a chippie, a small habit. It feels so good, you start doing it on Tuesdays... then Thursdays... then it's got you. Every wise ass punk on the block says it won't happen to them, but it does.

Jim Carroll: Time sure flies when you're young and jerking off.

Jim: You gotta have presence on the court. Presence like a cheetah rather than a chimp. Sure, they both got it, but Chimpy gotta jump his nuts around to get it. The shy cheetah moves with total nonchalance, stickin' it to them in his sexy, slow strut. Me? I play like a cheetah.

Jim: ...did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin?

Jim Carroll: I just wanna be pure, I just wanna be pure.

Revealing mistake: When Jim is rescued from the snow (thrown over Reggie's shoulder), he moves his leg, although he is supposed to be unconscious.

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