Homer: No. Coal mining may be your life, but it's not mine. I'm never going down there again. I wanna go into space.
Homer: Well actually, my family raised me and send me to school and feed me and all that other stuff my friends didn't do. Besides who cares about my launch.
Roy Lee: Roy Lee: H-O-M-E-R.
Elsie: Your father always has to be the big hero. I swear if he dies I won't shed a tear.
O'Dell: God's honest truth, Homer. What are the chances... a bunch of kids from Coalwood... actually winning the national science fair?
Homer: A million to one, O'Dell.
O'Dell: That good? Well, why didn't you say so?
Roy Lee: I'll tell you what's unbelievable... captain of the football team being jealous of you.
Roy Lee: That thing had better fly, or you can kiss your chances of losing your virginity goodbye.
Homer: You know, it, uh, won't fly unless somebody pushes the button. It's yours, if you want it.
Roy Lee: What's an auk?
O'Dell: It's a bird that don't fly.
Roy Lee: You mean like a parakeet?
Quentin: They watched us get arrested. We're practically ex-convicts. They'll never dance with us.
O'Dell: Jesus, Quentin, you don't know anything about women.
Homer: Man, we should be trying to get into that science fair instead of sitting around here like a bunch of hillbillies.
Roy Lee: Well, I got some real sad news for you Homer. We are a bunch of hillbillies.
Principal Turner: Miss Riley, our job is to give these kids an education.
Miss Riley: Mmm-hmm.
Principal Turner: Not false hopes.
Miss Riley: False hopes? Do you want me to sit quiet, let 'em breathe in coal dust the rest of their life?
Principal Turner: Miss Riley, once in a while... a lucky one... will get out on a football scholarship. The rest of 'em work in the mines.
Miss Riley: How 'bout I believe in the unlucky ones? Hmm? I have to, Mister Turner, I'd go out of my mind.
Roy Lee: I don't know why they'd drop a bomb on this place, be a heck of a waste of a bomb.
Roy Lee: Let them have outer space. We got rock 'n' roll.
Roy Lee: That's a good idea. Four unidentifiable high school students lost their lives early this morning when their toy rocket exploded.