Twenty years have passed since the premiere of Pulp Fiction, but its cult is stronger than ever.
With funny dialogues, unconventional storyline, and unusual mix of violence and black humor, Tarantino has succeeded to add totally new dimension to the genre of pop culture and crime. Thanks to the amazing characters (Zed is still dead), we will never forget Ezekiel 25:17, what Marsellus Wallace looks like, what a five-dollar shake tastes like, and of course, we will know forever how they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France.
The award for so much attention and care about details came in the form of seven nominations for the Oscars and Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Tarantino and Roger Avary.
In the honor of the one of the most beloved independent films, here are the 38 quotes from this timeless classic.
P.S. Be careful and look around when Vincent Vega goes to the bathroom, it is very likely that something bad will happen.
You know what the funniest thing about Europe is? It’s the little differences. I mean they got the same s*** over there that they got here, but it’s just, it’s just there, it’s a little different.Vincent Vega
I wouldn’t go so far as to call the brother fat. I mean, he got a weight problem. What’s a n***er gonna do? He’s Samoan.Jules Winnfield
Brett: I just want you to know how sorry we are that things got so f****d up with us and Mr. Wallace. We got into this thing with the best intentions. Really. I never…
Jules Winnfield: Oh, I’m sorry, did I break your concentration?Jules Winnfield, Brett
Jules Winnfield: What does Marsellus Wallace look like?
Jules Winnfield: What country you from?
Jules Winnfield: “What” ain’t no country I ever heard of. They speak English in “What”?
Jules Winnfield: English, motherf****r! Do you speak it?
Jules Winnfield: Then you know what I’m sayin’!
Jules Winnfield: Describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like!
Jules Winnfield: Say “what” again! Say “what” again! I dare you! I double dare you, motherf****r!
Say “what” one more goddamn time!
Brett: He-he’s black.
Jules Winnfield: Go on!
Brett: He’s bald!
Jules Winnfield: Does he look like a b**ch?
Jules Winnfield: DOES… HE… LOOK… LIKE… A B**CH?
Jules Winnfield: Then why’d you try to f*** him like a b**ch, Brett?
Brett: I didn’t.
Jules Winnfield: Yes, you did. Yes, you did, Brett! You tried to f*** him. But Marsellus Wallace don’t like to be f****d by anybody except Mrs. Wallace. Jules Winnfield, Brett
Ezekiel 25:17.”The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”Jules Winnfield
The thing is, Butch, right now you got ability. But painful as it may be, ability don’t last. And your days are just about over. Now, that’s a hard motherf*****’ fact of life. But that’s a fact of life your ass is gonna have to get realistic about.Marsellus Wallace
This business is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherf*****s. Motherf*****s who thought their ass will age like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar… it does. If you mean it gets better with age… it don’t.Marsellus Wallace
The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That’s pride f*****g with you. F*** pride. Pride only hurts. It never helps. You fight through that s***.Marsellus Wallace
That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just shut the f*** up for a minute and comfortably share silence.Mia Wallace
A husband being protective of his wife is one thing. A husband almost killing another man for touching his wife’s feet is something else.Mia Wallace
So, you’re gonna go out there and you’re gonna say, “Good night. I’ve had a very lovely evening.” Walk out the door, get in the car, go home, jerk off, and that’s all you gonna do.Vincent Vega
The way your Dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He’d be damned if any slope’s gonna put their greasy, yellow hands on his boy’s birthright, so he hid it in one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years he wore this watch up his ass. Then, he died of dysentery. He gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. Now, little man, I give the watch to you.Captain Koons
I’m prepared to scour the Earth for that motherf***r. If Butch goes to Indochina, I want a n***a hiding in a bowl of rice ready to pop a cap in his ass.Marsellus Wallace
Esmarelda Villalobos: What is your name?
Butch Coolidge: Butch.
Esmarelda Villalobos: Butch. What does it mean?
Butch Coolidge: I’m an American, honey. Our names don’t mean s***.Esmarelda Villalobos, Butch Coolidge
It’s unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye is seldom the same.Fabienne
Fabienne: Whose chopper is this?
Fabienne: Who’s Zed?
Butch: Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.Fabienne, Butch Coolidge
Jules Winnfield: You see the size of that gun he fired at us? It was bigger than him. We should be f*****’ dead, man.
Vincent Vega: I know. We was lucky.
Jules Winnfield: No, no, no, no. That s*** wasn’t luck.
Vincent Vega: Yeah, maybe.
Jules Winnfield: This was divine intervention. You know what divine intervention is?
Vincent Vega: I think so. That means that God came down from Heaven and stopped the bullets.
Jules Winnfield: That’s right. That’s exactly what it means. God came down from Heaven and stopped these motherf*****’ bullets.Jules Winnfield, Vincent Vega
You wanna play blind man, go walk with the shepherd, but me, my eyes are wide f*****’ open.Jules Winnfield
Jimmie Dimmick: When you came pullin’ in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said, “Dead N***er Storage”?
Jules Winnfield: You know I ain’t seen no…
Jimmie Dimmick: Did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said, “Dead N***er Storage”?
Jules Winnfield: No. I didn’t.
Jimmie Dimmick: You know why you didn’t see that sign?
Jules Winnfield: Why?
Jimmie Dimmick: ‘Cause it ain’t there, ’cause storing dead n***ers ain’t my f*****’ business, that’s why!Jimmie Dimmick, Jules Winnfield
I got a threshold, Jules, I got a threshold for the abuse that I will take. Right now, I’m a f*****’ race car, and you got me in the red. And I’m just sayin’, I’m just sayin’ that is f*****’ dangerous to have a race car in the f*****’ red. That’s all. I could blow.Vincent Vega
Jimmie Dimmick: I can’t believe this is the same car.
Winston Wolf: Well, let’s not start sucking each other’s d*cks quite yet.Jimmie Dimmick, Winston Wolf
I drive real f*****’ fast, so keep up. If I get my car back any different than I gave it, Monster Joe’s gonna be disposing of two bodies.Winston Wolf
Pigs sleep and root in s***. That’s a filthy animal. I ain’t eatin’ nothin’ ain’t got sense enough to disregard its own feces.Jules Winnfield
You’re judging this s*** the wrong way. I mean, it could be God stopped the bullets, or He changed Coke to Pepsi, He found my f*****’ car keys. You don’t judge s*** like this based on merit. Now, whether or not what we experienced was an according-to-Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant, is I felt the touch of God. God got involved.Jules Winnfield
When you yell at me, it makes me nervous. When I get nervous, I get scared. And when motherf*****s get scared, that’s when motherf*****s accidentally get shot.Jules Winnfield
Jules Winnfield: Now, I want you to go in that bag and find my wallet.
Ringo: Which one is it?
Jules Winnfield: It’s the one that says “Bad Motherf*****.”Jules Winnfield, Ringo
I’m thinkin’ maybe it means you’re the evil man, and I’m the righteous man, and Mr. 9-millimeter here, he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean, you’re the righteous man, and I’m the shepherd, and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. Now, I’d like that. But that s*** ain’t the truth. The truth is, you’re the weak and I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.Jules Winnfield