Rent Favorite Rent quotes?

marissa posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 12:02PM
I was watching rent the other day with my friend, and we started talking about our favorite "rent quotes".

i think mine has to be: "i didn't recognize you without the handcuffs."

just makes me lugh :)

and, of course: "no day but today!"

how about everyone else??
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over a year ago tessajanuary said…
One of my favorite quotes is "the opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation".
over a year ago ilovehinder said…
"where all the stars of the nevers and maybes die"
is one of my favorites if not my favorite.
over a year ago ilovehinder said…
feels too damn much like home when the spanih babies cry
over a year ago iluvjesse said…
Okay, I am going to pick my favorite quote from each song for some reason!


'In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died'


'Use your guitar!'


'What happened to Benny
What happened to his heart
And the ideals he once pursued?'


'Time flies - time dies'


'Maybe it's not the moon at all
I hear Spike Lee's shooting down the street'


'Like Thelma & Louise did when they got the blues
Swan dove into the courtyard of the Gracie Mews'


'When you're dancing her dance
You don't stand a chance
Her grip of romance
Make you fall'


'Look - I find some of what you teach suspect
Because I'm used to relying on intellect
But I try to open up to what I don't know
Because reason says I should have died
Three years ago'


'So let's find a bar
So dark we forget who we are'


'The heart may freeze or it can burn
The pain will ease if I can learn
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last'


'Will I lose my dignity
Will someone care
Will I wake tomorrow
From this nightmare?'


'Let's open up a restaurant in Santa Fe
Oh sunny Santa Fe would be nice
Let's open up a restaurant in Santa Fe
And leave this to the roaches and mice'


'You'll be my king
And I'll be your castle
No you'll be my queen
And I'll be your moat'


'She said, "I'm forbidden to produce milk
In Cyberland, we only drink Diet Coke'


'Why Dorothy and Toto went over the rainbow
To blow off Auntie Em'


'Walking through fire without a burn'


'In diapers report cards
In spoke wheels in speeding tickets'


'A tiger in a cage
Can never see the sun
This diva needs her stage'


'Without you
The hand gropes
The ear hears
The pulse beats'


'When your heart has expired!'


'Why did Mimi knock on Roger's door
And Collins choose that phone booth
Back where Angel set up his drums
Why did Maureen's equipment break down'


'All your words are nice Mimi
But love's not a three way street'


'Or you may drown'


'You can see it in my eyes'


'Without you
The hand gropes
The ear hears
The pulse beats
Life goes on
But I'm gone
'Cause I die
Without you
I die without you
I die without you
I die without you'
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over a year ago Zcali1 said…
"It's like i'm being tied to the hood of a yellow rental truck being packed in with fertilizer... and fuel oil pused over a cliff by a suicidal Micky Mouse!"
over a year ago NekoInu said…
Hmm, my favorite quote's not from a song... It's right after Tango: Maureen... Mark: "Actually, I feel great now." Joanne: "I feel lousy." It always makes me laugh!
over a year ago liznchase said…
[about his parents message on the answering machine]
Mark: There are times when we're dirt broke, hungry, and freezing, and I ask myself, why the hell am I still living here?
[beat]
Mark: And then they call. And I remember

Haha. I love all the ones That iluvjesse wrote too. I didn't want to repeat them though.
over a year ago emheck said…
i love these, even tho they're not from the movie....

(angel): That boy could use some prozac
(roger): or heavy drugs
(mark): or group hugs

(angel): i was a boyscout once and a brownie until some brat got scared
and
(mimi's mom): mimi, chicka (idk, it always makes me laf)

also:
(mimi quoting angel): im more of a man than you'll ever be and more of a woman than you'll ever get

and of course
"i die with you" and "no day but today"

also angel's "kapow" to the waiter is hilarious.

I <3 angel
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over a year ago Always_Hope said…
My favorite would have to be "Give in to love or live in fear" from Another Day. It says it all.
over a year ago cheery_blossom said…
"Merry Christmas, Bitches!"
over a year ago EverybodyLies said…
I have no idea why, but Roger saying "The narration crackles and pops with incendiary wit!" gets me every. single. time.

"The one song
Before the virus takes hold
Glory
Like a sunset
One song
To redeem this empty life"

"ROGER
The filmmaker cannot see
MARK
And the songwriter cannot hear
ROGER
Yet I see Mimi everywhere
MARK
Angel's voice is in my ear"

"MARK
What was it about that night
ROGER
What was it about that night
BOTH
Connection- In an isolating age"


THE ENTIRE HALLOWEEN SONG: "How did we get here? How the hell..pan left--close on the steeple of the church. How did I get here, how the hell? Christmas! Christmas eve, last year. I could a night so frozen be so scalding hot? How can a morning
this mild be so raw? Why are entire years strewn on the cutting room floor of memory as single frames of one magic night forever flicker in close up on the 3D Imax of my mind. That's poetic- that's pathetic. Why did Mimi knock on Roger's door? and Collins choose that phone booth back where Angel set up his drums. Why did Maureen's equiptment break down? Why am I the witness, and when I capture it on film does it mean that its the end and I'm alone?"

I love it in Santa Fe when they go "Gain" "gain" "gain". I think it's cute. (:
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over a year ago love_music45362 said…
heart
'The heart may freeze or it can burn
The pain will ease if I can learn
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last'

Give in to love or live in fear


the opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation
over a year ago forbiddenmemory said…
the opposite of war it's peace, it's creation

I don't own emotion; I rent

Like a blazing fire, an eternal flame.

"Why does distance make us wise?
You were the song all along" - Breaks my heart every time!

"And I swear, Angel was there... and she looked good!
And she said 'turn around girl, and listen to that boy's song.'"

"Life goes on, but I'm gone
cause I die without you."

"I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had,
someone to live for, unafraid to say I love you!"

and these are in a deleted scene but i LOVE;
"For someone's who's always been let down,
who's heading out of town?
For someone who longs for a community of his own,
who's with his camera alone?"

"They say Mark's got his work
and Mark's lives for his work
and Mark's in love with his work.
Mark hides in his work.
From what?
From facing your failure
facing your loneliness
facing the fact you live a lie."

over a year ago Rent-Head44 said…
OMG! So many to choose from! I wanna pick from each song!

"This won't tune"
"So we hear!"

"An Angel of the first degree!"

"Time flies
and then no need to endure anymore!"

"They say that I have the best ass, below 14th street, is it true?"
"What?!"
"You're staring again!"
"Oh no! I mean you do have a nice--"

"And sure as I am here, that dog is now in doggy-hell!"

"Happy Birthday Jesus!"

"So you think might as well--"
"Dance the Tango to hell!"
"At least I'll have tangoed at all!"

"Because reason says I should've died, three years ago..."

"Where all the scars from the 'never's and 'maybe's die!"

"There's only now,
there's only here,
give in to love
or live in fear!
No other path!
No other way!
No day but today!"

"Will I lose my dignity?
Will someone car?
Will I wake tomorrow
from
this nightmare?"

"Honest living man!"
(*Car screeches by*)
Feliz Navidad!"

"You know,
tumbleweeds?
Prarie dogs?"
"Yeeaahh!"

"Darling, we're everything!"

"The model,
who lives in Penthouse A?!"

"Honest living!
Honest living!
Honest living!"

"'They've closed everything real down
like barns
and troughs
and... performance spaces!'"

"... That doesn't remind us of 'Musetta's Waltz'."

"Walking through fire without a burn!"

"Music!"
"Food of love, emotion, mathematics,
isolation,
rhythm, feeling, power, harmony,
and heavy competition!"

"Let's celebrate,
remember the year in a life of friends!"

"You can take the girl out of Hicksville
but you can't take the Hicksville out
of The Girl!"

"My cat had a fall
and I went through hell."
"It's like losing a--
how did you know that she fell?"

"There will always be women in rubber flirting with me!"

"But I die without you."

"Love you!
I love you!"

"Oh!
With a thousand sweet kisses
I'll cover you!"

"Why am I the witness
and when I capture it on film
will it mean that it's the end
and I'm alone?"

"I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had,
someone to live for--
Unafraid to say I love you"

"Connection
in an isolating age!"

"A-N-G-E-L"

"Why does distance make us wise?"

"And I swear
Angel was there!
And she looked GOOD!"

These are just a FEW of my favs!!!
over a year ago kitkat19 said…
big smile
"That dog is now in doggie hell"
over a year ago theycallmemimi said…
big smile
"Chips anyone?" Always makes me laugh, and I almost wet myself at "That boy could use some PROZAC!!!"
over a year ago EmmyKay said…
Too many to choose from! I really love in the show, when Angel sings,
"Yes, this body provides a comfortable home, for the Acquired Immune Defficeny Syndome"

I think that was brilliantly and beautifully written.

Also of course, basically the enite song "Another Day" And oh so many others :D
over a year ago Hello1578 said…
cool
My fave quote is when they are all trying to get into the cafe, but the manager thinks that they have no money. Then Angel is all like, "Ka-pow!!"
over a year ago Cougsy24 said…
crying
"Life goes on, but I'm gone. Cause I'd die, without you." This quote always seems to make me cry.
over a year ago IDKYOU said…
Angel: You ok honey?
Collins:? Im afraid so
Angel:Your cute when you blush
Angel: And i do not take no
over a year ago rickmanrenthead said…
I have like 10 (In no particular order!)
10. Collins: Welcome back to down, oh, I should lie down. Everythings brown, and oh I feel sick!
Mark: Where is he?
Collins: Getting dizzy!
9. In truths that she learned.
In times that he cried.
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died!
8. Live in my house, I'll be your shelter. Just pay me back with 1,000 kisses.
7. Sooooooooo with 1,000 sweet kisses, I'll cover you.
6.Give into love, or liiiive in fear.
5. Why did Mimi knock on Roger's door? And Collins choose that phone booth back where Angel set up his drums? Why did Maureen's equipment break down?
4. Food of love, emotion, mathematics, isolation, rhythm, power, feeling, harmony, and heavy competition!
3. We'll pack up all our junk and fly so far away!
2. An Angel to the second degree.
1. How do you document real life, when real life is getting more like fiction each day?

Too name a few, lol!
over a year ago zboy663 said…
cool
how can you connect in an age where strangers land lords lovers your own blood cells betray what binds the fabric together when the raging shifting winds of change ceep ripping away dray a line in the sand draw a line in the sand and then make a stand use your camera spar use your guitar when they act tuff you call there bluff
over a year ago musicluver8295 said…
"I didn't recognize you without the handcuffs"
over a year ago Ms_Mea said…
'The heart may freeze or it can burn
The pain will ease if I can learn
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last'


'Will I lose my dignity
Will someone care
Will I wake tomorrow
From this nightmare?'

'No day but today!'

'The mind churns (the mind churns)
The heart yearns (the heart yearns)
The tears dry without you
Life goes on...but I'm GONE!
'Cause I die without you'

'How do you leave the past behind
When it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out til you're torn apart!'

"How do you connect in an age when strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray, what binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away"

'We'll make it yet, we'll somehow get to Santa Fe!'

'Ho ho ho!'
'Benny, shit!'
'Dude's, I'm on my way!'
'Great...fuck!'

'Where all the scars of the nevers and maybes, DIE!'

'Goodbye, love...Hello, disease...'

'That boy could use some prozac,'
'Or heavy drugs!'
'Or group hugs!'
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over a year ago EFiltness said…
angry
"How do you connect in an age when strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray, what binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away"