Groundhog day Quotes

* “RITA:” I think it’s a NICE story. He comes out. He looks around. He wrinkles up his little nose. He sees his shadow, he doesn’t see his shadow. It’s nice. People like it.
“PHIL:” You ARE new, aren’t you? You know, people like blood sausage too. People are morons.

* “RITA:” Would you like to come to dinner with Larry and me?
“PHIL:” No thank you. I’ve seen Larry eat (shoves his hand in his mouth).

* “MRS. LANCASTER:” Did you sleep well, Mr. Connors?
“PHIL:” I slept alone, Mrs. Lancaster.

* “PHIL:” I don’t suppose there is any possibility of getting an espresso or cappucino this morning is there?
“MRS. LANCASTER:” Oh, I .. I really don’t know.. uhm
“PHIL:” (mumbling to himself) How to spell ‘espresso’ and ‘cappucino’.

* “RITA:” You’re missing all the fun. These people are great! Some of them have been partying all night long. They sing songs til they get too cold and then they go sit by the fire and get warm and then they come back and sing some more.
“PHIL:” Yeah, they’re HICKS Rita.

* “PHIL:” (on the phone) Come on, ALL the long-distance lines are down? .. What about the satellite? Is it snowing in space? .. Don’t you have some kind of a line that you keep open for emergencies or for celebrities? .. I’m both! I’m a CELEBRITY in an EMERGENCY.

* “PHIL:” Can I have one more of these with some booze in it, please?

* “RITA:” Phil, you going to the Groundhog Dinner?
“PHIL:” No, I had groundhog for lunch. Wasn’t bad, tastes like chicken.

* “RITA:” So what are you gonna’ do?
“PHIL:” I think I’m going to go back to my room and uh take a hot shower and maybe read .. Hustler or something.

* “PHIL:” Where’s everybody going?
“PIANO TEACHER:” To Gobbler’s Knob. It’s Groundhog Day.
“PHIL:” It’s still just once a year, isn’t it?

* “RITA:” Are you drunk or something?
“PHIL:” Drunk’s more fun.

* “PHIL:” Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.

* “PHIL:” I am asking you for help!
“RITA:” OK, what do you want me to do?
“PHIL:” I don’t know! You’re a producer! Come up with something!

* “PHIL:” I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank pina coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get THAT day .. over and over and over?

* (driving down the railroad tracks toward an oncoming train)
“PHIL:” I’m betting he’s gonna’ swerve first.

* (after being pulled over by the police)
“PHIL:” Yeah, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two chocolate shakes and one large coke.

* “PHIL:” Mrs. Lancaster, was uh anybody looking for me here this morning? Uh, perhaps a state official, maybe a blue hat, gun, night stick?
“MRS. LANCASTER:” Oh no. No one like that. Will there be?
“PHIL:” Apparently not. (grabs her and kisses her)

* (Phil drinking coffee out of the pitcher and gorging himself while he smokes)
“RITA:” I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It’s inspiring in a way.
“PHIL:” My years are not advancing as fast as you might think.

* “RITA:” Don’t you worry about cholesterol, lung canceer, love handles?
“PHIL:” I don’t worry about ANYTHING anymore. … I don’t even have to floss.

* “RITA:” Do you ever have deja vu?
“PHIL:” Didn’t you just ask me that?

* (As Phil drives with the groundhog on the steering wheel)
“PHIL:” That’s not bad for a quadraped.

* “PHIL:” Don’t drive angry! Don’t drive angry!

* “PHIL:” I am A god. I’m not THE God, .. I don’t think.

* “PHIL:” I have been stabbed, shocked, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned.
“RITA:” Oh, really?
“PHIL:” And every morning I wake up without a scratch on me, not a dent in the fender. .. I am an immortal.

* “PHIL:” I’ve killed myself so many times, I don’t even exist anymore.

* “PIANO TEACHER:” Not bad, Mr. Connors. You say this is your first lesson?
“PHIL:” Yes, but my father was a piano MOVER, .. so…

* “RITA:” WHAT did you DO today?
“PHIL:” Oh, same old, same old.

* “FELIX’S WIFE:” Dr. Connors. I want to thank you for fixing Felix’s back. He can even help around the house again.
“PHIL:” Well, I’m sorry to hear that, Felix.

* “PHIL:” Do you know what today is?
“RITA:” No, what?
“PHIL:” Today is tomorrow. It happened.

“Phil’s Groundhog Day Reports:”

“Day 1:”

* “PHIL:” This is one time where televison REALLY fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather. I for one am very grateful to have been here.

“Day 2:”

* “PHIL:” Well it’s Groundhog Day .. again ..

“Day 21:”

* “PHIL:” This is pitiful. A thousand people .. freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat! What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out and they used to EAT IT! You’re hypocrites! All of ya’!

* “PHIL:” You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction. It’s gonna be cold, .. it’s gonna be gray, .. and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.

“Day 24:”

* “PHIL:” Once again the eyes of the nation have turned here to this (sarcastically) tiny village in Western Pennsylvannia blah, blah, blah, blah. There is no WAY that this winter is EVER going to end .. as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped, .. and I have to stop him.

“Day 40:”

* “PHIL:” When Chekov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet, we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here amongst the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long .. and lustrous winter.

“Phil’s Encounters With Nancy:”

“Day 4:”

* “PHIL:” Hey, did you see the groundhog this morning?
“NANCY:” Uh huh. I never miss it.
“PHIL:” What’s your name?
“NANCY:” Nancy Taylor. And you are?
“PHIL:” What high school did you go to?
“NANCY:” … Lincoln in Pittsburgh. Who are you?
“PHIL:” Who was your twelfth grade English teacher?
“NANCY:” Are you kidding? … Mrs. Walsh.
“PHIL:” Nancy, Lincoln, Walsh. OK, thanks very much.

“Day 5:”

* “PHIL:” Nancy? Nancy Taylor? Lincoln High School. I sat next to you in Mrs. Walsh’s English class.
“NANCY:” Oh, I’m sorry.
“PHIL:” Phil Connors. … You don’t remember me, do you? … I even asked you to the Prom. … You look terrific!

* (later that evening)
“NANCY:” Oh, Phil.
“PHIL:” Oh, Rita.
“NANCY:” Who’s Rita? … What is this, some kind of one night stand?
“PHIL:” On the contrary. Nancy, I love you. I’ve ALWAYS loved you. This is gonna’ seem sudden, but .. Nancy will you be my wife?
“NANCY:” Oh, Phil.
“PHIL:” Rita.
“NANCY:” Nancy.
“PHIL:” Whatever.

“Day 6:”

* “PHIL:” My own fiance doesn’t remember me.

“Day 34:”

* “RITA:” And her?
“PHIL:” Nancy. She works in the dress shop and makes noises like a chipmunk when she gets real excited.

“Phil’s Romantic Attempts With Rita:”

“Day Before Groundhog Day:”

* “PHIL:” Great. You know I think this is one of the traits of a really good producer, .. keep the talent happy.
“RITA:” Anything I can do.
“PHIL:” Would you help me with my pelvic tilt?

“Day 1:”

* “PHIL:” So, did you sleep OK without me? You tossed and turned, didn’t you?
“RITA:” You’re incredible.
“PHIL:” Who told you?

“Day 7:”

* “PHIL:” What are you looking for? Who is your perfect guy?
“RITA:” Well first of all, he’s too humble to know he’s perfect.
“PHIL:” .. That’s me.
“RITA:” He’s intelligent, supportive, funny.
“PHIL:” Intelligent, supportive, funny. Me, me, me.

* “RITA:” He’s got a good body, but he doesn’t have to look in the mirror every two minutes.
“PHIL:” I have a great body and sometimes I go months .. without looking.

* “RITA:” He’s kind, sensitive and gentle. He’s not afraid to cry in front of me.
“PHIL:” This is a man we’re talking about right??

* “RITA:” He’s like animals and children and he’ll change poopy diapers.
“PHIL:” Does he have to use the word ‘poopy’ ?

* “PHIL:” I am REALLY close on this one. Really, really close.

* (later at the bar)
“PHIL:” Can I buy you a drink?
“RITA:” OK.
“PHIL:” Jim Beam, ice, water.
“RITA:” Sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, please.

“Day 8:”

* “PHIL:” Can I buy you a drink?
“RITA:” OK.
“PHIL:” Sweet vermouth, rocks with a twist, please.
“RITA:” … That’s my favorite drink.
“PHIL:” Mine too. It always makes me think of Rome. The way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon.
“RITA:” Well, what should we drink to?
“PHIL:” To the groundhog!
“RITA:” I always drink to world peace.

“Day 9:”

* “PHIL:” Can I buy you a drink?
“RITA:” OK.
“PHIL:” Sweet vermouth, rocks with a twist, please.
“RITA:” … That’s my favorite drink.
“PHIL:” Mine too. It always makes me think of Rome. The way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon.
“RITA:” Well, what should we drink to?
“PHIL:” I like to say a prayer and drink to world peace.

* (later at dinner)
“PHIL:” You weren’t in broadcasting and journalism?
“RITA:” Hmm-mmm. Believe it or not, I studied 19th century French poetry.
“PHIL:” (laughs) What a waste of time! I mean for someone else that would be an incredible waste of time. It’s so bold of you to even choose that. It’s incredible. You must be a very, very strong person.

“Day 10:”

* “PHIL:” You weren’t in broadcasting or journalism or anything like that?
“RITA:” Hmm-mmm. Believe it or not, I studied 19th century French poetry.
“PHIL:” (recites a French poem).
“RITA:” You speak French.
“PHIL:” Oui.

“Phil’s Encounters With Ned Ryerson:”

“Day 1:”

* “NED:” Do you have life insurance? Because if you do, you could always use a little more. Am I right or am I right or am I right? Right? Right? Right?
“PHIL:” Ned, I would LOVE to stand here and talk with you, .. but I’m not going to.

* “NED:” What are you doing for dinner?
“PHIL:” Something else.

* “RITA:” Where have you been?
“PHIL:” It was horrible! A giant leach got me!

“Day 4:”

* “NED:” Hey, Phil Connors?
“PHIL:” Ned! (decks him with one punch).

“Day 38:”

* “NED:” Phil? Phil Connors, I thought it was you.
“PHIL:” Ned Ryerson! (hugs him and rubs his back while saying) I have missed you SO much. I don’t know where you’re headed, but can you call in sick?
“NED:” Uh, I gotta get going. It’s good to see you, Phil. (runs away)

“Day 38:”

* “NED:” Phil? Phil? Phil Connors, I thought that was you.
“PHIL:” Rita, this is Ned Ryerson. He’s my new insurance agent.
“NED:” I’ll say. I haven not seen this guy for twenty years, he comes up to me and then he buys whole life, term, uniflex, fire, theft, auto, dental, health, with the optional death and dismemberment plan, water damage. Phil this is the best day of my life!
“PHIL:” Mine too.

“Phil’s Encounters With The Man In The Hall:”

“Day 1:”

* “MAN IN HALL:” Do you think it’s gonna’ be an early spring?
“PHIL:” I’m predicting March 21st.

“Day 2:”

* “MAN IN HALL:” Think it will be an early spring?
“PHIL:” Didn’t we do this yesterday?
“MAN IN HALL:” I don’t know what you mean.
“PHIL:” (slams him against the wall) Don’t mess me with me, pork chop. What day is this?
“MAN IN HALL:” It’s February 2nd, Groundhog Day.
“PHIL:” Yeah, sorry. You know I thought it was yesterday. (laughs nervously)

“Day 36:”

* “MAN IN HALL:” You think it’s gonna’ be an early spring?
“PHIL:” Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream .. of spring. Ciao!

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