Louise Elizabeth Sawyer
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Louise Elizabeth Sawyer (Character)
from Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Thelma & Louise (1991)
J.D.: So, tell me something, Miss Thelma. How is it you ain't got any kids? I mean, God gives you something special, I think you oughta pass it on.
Thelma: Well, Darryl, that's my husband...
J.D.: Darryl?
Thelma: Yeah. He says he's not ready yet. He says he's still too much of a kid himself. He kinda prides himself on being infantile.
Louise: He's got a lot to be proud of.
Thelma: Louise and him don't get along.
Louise: That's putting it mildly.
Thelma: She thinks he's a pig.
Louise: I know he's a pig.

Louise: I'm in deep shit; Deep Shit, Arkansas.

Thelma: Hey Louise, better slow down, I'll just die if we get caught over a speeding ticket. Are you sure we should be driving like this, I mean in broad daylight and everything?
Louise Sawyer: No we shouldn't, but I want to put some distance between us and the SCENE OF OUR LAST GOD DAMNED CRIME!
[Thelma laughs and screams]
Thelma: Oh man! You wouldn'ta believed it, it was like I was doing it all my life, nobody woulda believed it.
Louise Sawyer: Think you found your calling?
Thelma: May-be... may-be.
[gets up in her seat]
Thelma: The call of the wild!

Louise Sawyer: Besides, what are we gonna say about the robbery? There's no excuse for that. There's no such thing as justifiable robbery.
Thelma: [Pointing to Louise's hat] All right, Louise... where'd you get this?
Louise Sawyer: Stole it.

Louise Sawyer: In the future, when a woman is crying like that, she isn't having any fun.

Louise: [in the parking lot outside the bar where Harlan is attempting to rape Thelma] Get away from her you fuckin' asshole or I'm gonna splatter your ugly face all over this nice car.
Harlan: [Getting off of Thelma] Easy, we're just having a little fun.
Louise: Sounds like you got a real fucked up idea of fun. Turn around. In the future, when a woman's crying like that, she isn't having any fun!
Harlan: Bitch! I shoulda gone ahead and fucked her!
Louise: Why did you say?
Harlan: I said suck my cock.
Louise: [Louise shoots him]
[soft but angry voice]
Louise: You watch your mouth!

Louise Sawyer: You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught.

Louise Sawyer: Is he your husband or your father?

Louise Sawyer: [talking about their cabin vacation in the mountains later in the day] You mean you haven't asked him yet? Thelma, for Christ's sake. Thelma, is he your husband, or your father? It's just two days, for God's sake. Don't be a child. Tell him you're with me.
[grins mischieviously]
Louise Sawyer: Tell him I'm having a nervous breakdown.
Thelma Dickerson: That don't carry much weight with Darryl. He already thinks you're out of your mind.

Darryl: [answers phone again] Yep?
Louise Sawyer: Darryl, this is Louise. Lemme talk to the police.
Darryl: Hey Louise!
Louise Sawyer: [sour tone of voice] Hi. Lemme talk to the police.
Darryl: [so sarcastically, it exposes their cover] What? What are you talking about, there's no police here.
[Hal and Max both scoff and roll their eyes]

Louise Sawyer: You finally got laid properly, I'm so proud.

Louise Sawyer: Certain words and phrases just keep drifting through my mind, things like, incarceration, cavity search, death by electrocution, life in prison, shit like that, know what I'm sayin', so do I want to come out alive...

Louise Sawyer: Where do you get off behaving that way with women you don't even know, huh? How'd you feel if someone did that to your mother or your sister or your wife?

Louise Sawyer: You've always been crazy, this is just the first chance you've had to express yourself.

Louise Sawyer: You get what you settle for.

Thelma: Driiive, Louise! Drive! Drive the car! Go! Go! Go go go go go go!
Louise: What is it? What happened?
[Thelma holds up money]
Louise: You robbed the store? You robbed the whole damn store?
Thelma: Well, we needed the money.
Louise: Oh, shoot!
Thelma: It's not like I killed anybody, for God's sake!
Louise: Thelma!
Thelma: I'm sorry, we needed the money, now we got it.
Louise: Oh shoot! Oh shoot, Thelma!
Thelma: Louise, get us to damn Mexico.
Louise: All right, oh shoot! Oh shoot! Oh shoot!

Thelma: But, umm, I don't know, you know, something's, like, crossed over in me and I can't go back, I mean I just couldn't live.
Louise Sawyer: I know, I know what you mean. Anyway, don't wanna end up on the damned Geraldo show.

[last lines]
[with a cliff in front of them and cops behind them]
Thelma Dickerson: OK, then listen; let's not get caught.
Louise Sawyer: What are you talkin' about?
Thelma Dickerson: Let's keep goin'!
Louise Sawyer: What d'you mean?
Thelma Dickerson: Go.
[Thelma nods ahead of them]
Louise Sawyer: You sure?
Thelma Dickerson: Yeah. Hit it.
[They hug and kiss, then Louise steps on the gas. Arkansas State Police Investigator Hal Slocumb starts to chase their car on foot]
Max: Hey!

Louise Sawyer: You let her go, you fuckin' asshole, or I'm gon' splatter your ugly face all over this nice car!

Louise: Now if you think he knows anything, hang up the phone, because the line will be tapped.
Thelma: [Dials the number]
Darryl: [Exchanges looks with police, then answers phone] Hello?
Thelma: Hey Darryl, it's me.
Darryl: [with forced cheer] Hey there, Thelma!
Thelma: [Hangs up] He knows.

Thelma: I know it's crazy, but I just feel like I got a knack for this shit.
Louise: I believe you do.

Louise: Well, we're not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.

[about the money]
Jimmy: It's a place called the Vagabond Motel. It's at 1921 North East 23rd. It's under "Peaches".
Louise: What?
Jimmy: That's the code word. I miss you, Peaches.

Jimmy: Did I hear somebody say "Peaches"?
Louise: Oh my God. Jimmy.
Jimmy: That's the secret word. Show the lady what she's won, Don.

Jimmy: I want to give you something.
Louise: Give it to me here.
[Jimmy pulls out an engagement ring]
Jimmy: Why don't you try it on? You didn't see that one coming, did you?
Louise: Why, Jimmy? Why now?
Jimmy: Try not to get too excited, Louise. I just flew across two states with that ring in my fuckin' hand, and uh... You know I hate to fly.

Louise: You remember when we first met?
Jimmy: Yeah.
Louise: What happened? Tell me what you said.
Jimmy: I said you had a nice pair of eyes.
Louise: And what did I say? Do you remember?
Jimmy: Yeah, you shut 'em. Asked me if I knew what color they were.
Louise: And what'd you say?
Jimmy: I didn't know.
Louise: [She covers his eyes] Jimmy, what color are my eyes?
Jimmy: They're brown.

Thelma: Louise, shoot the radio
Louise: [she fires at the radio]
Thelma: The *police* radio, Louise!

Louise: Damn, Jimmy. What'd you do, take some kinda pill that makes you say all the right stuff?
Jimmy: Yeah. I'm chokin' on it.

Louise: Should've gone to the police in the beginning, why didn't I?
Thelma: You said why before.
Louise: What'd I say?
Thelma: That nobody would believe us. You know that jerk was really hurting me, and if you hadn't come along when you had he would've hurt me even worse. And probably nothing would've been done with him because I was dancing with him all night and everybody saw it and they'd figure I had it coming. My life would've been ruined a whole lot more than it is now, now I'm having fun. I'll tell you something else, I'm not the least bit sorry that creep is dead, I'm just sorry it was you who did it and not me.

Thelma: You awake?
Louise: Guess you could call it that, my eyes are open.
Thelma: I'm awake too. I feel awake.
Louise: Good.
Thelma: I feel really awake. I don't recall ever feeling this awake. You know? Everything looks different now. You feel like that? You feel like you got something to live for now?
Louise: We'll be drinking margaritas by the sea, mamacita.
Thelma: You know we could change our names.
Louise: To live in a hacienda.
Thelma: I want to get a job, I'll work at Club Med.
Louise: Yeah, what kind of deal is that cop going to have to come up with to top that?
Thelma: Have to be pretty good.
Louise: Have to be pretty damn good.

Thelma: [Louise tells her the police probably tapped Darryl's phone] Tap the phones? What're you talking about?
Louise: Come on, Thelma, murder 1 and armed robbery.
Thelma: Murder 1? We can't even say it was self defense?
Louise: Well it wasn't, we got away, we were walking away.
Thelma: Yeah but they don't know that. It was just you and me there. I'll say he raped me and you had to shoot him, that's almost the truth.
Louise: Won't work.
Thelma: Why not?
Louise: There's no physical evidence, we can't prove he did it, we probably can't even prove by now that he touched you.
Thelma: God, the law is some tricky shit isn't it? Hey, how do you know about all this?
Louise: Besides, what're we going to say about the robbery? There's no such thing as justifiable robbery.
Thelma: Alright Louise...
[sees a white cowboy hat in the backseat]
Thelma: where'd you get this?
Louise: Stole it.

Thelma: I had a plan, I said we should go to the police, but you didn't like that.
Louise: Well what's the rush, Thelma? If we wait long enough, they'll come to us.

Louise: Tell Darryl you'll be home tomorrow night.
Thelma: Will I be?
Louise: I don't know. I won't be.

Louise: [Thelma's tossing a bottle of Wild Turkey out of the car] Thelma, don't you litter.

Thelma: [stopping suddenly at the edge of a cliff] What is this?
Louise: I don't know, I think... I think it's the vast Grand Canyon!
Thelma: Isn't it beautiful?
Louise: Yeah, it's something.

Thelma: [to Louise] I told you to slow down, officer I told her to slow down.
Louise: Yes she did.
[gives the state trooper her license]
Louise: How fast was I going?
State Trooper: About 110.
Louise: Oh!

Louise: [bringing two pots of coffee to a table] Decaf or regular?
Louise: Uh, regular.
Louise: You girls are kind of young to be smoking, don't ya think?
[girls roll their eyes]
Louise: Ruins your sex drive.
[cut to Louise smoking in the back room]

[the ladies are just starting off on their road trip. Thelma lifts out Darryl's pistol]
Thelma: Oh, Louise, umm, will you take care of this gun?
Louise: What in hell did you bring that for?
Thelma: Oh, come on! Psycho killers, or bears or snakes? I just don't know how to use it. Will you take care of it?
Louise: Put it away! Just, here, put it in my purse. Thelma, good lord!

Louise: [a little way into their driving trip, Louise is smoking, Thelma takes one of Louise's cigarettes and mimes smoking it, to her reflection in the side mirror. Louise looks over and grins] Thelma, what are you doin'?
Thelma: Smokin'. Hey, I'm Louise!

[Louise has just discovered that J.D. has stolen all of her money, and Thelma is trying to console her]
Thelma: I don't believe it. I don't believe it! Louise. You okay? Louise? I'm sorry, I mean it.
[Louise has her wrists over her face as Thelma kneels down to face her]
Thelma: Louise. It's okay. It's okay.
Louise: [Louise lifts her tear-streamed face] No, Thelma, it's not okay! It's definitely not okay. None of this is okay! I mean, what am I gonna do for money? Huh? How'm I gonna get gas? I mean, trade on our good looks? I mean
[she starts sobbing]
Louise: Thelma, oh, goddamn, it's not okay!

Thelma Dickerson: Wait. What? You want to go to Mexico from Oklahoma and you don't want to go through Texas?
Louise: You know how I feel about Texas... We're not going that way.
Thelma Dickerson: I know, Louise, but we're running for our lives! Don't you think you could make an exception just this once? I mean, look at the map. The only thing between Oklahoma and Mexico is Texas!

Louise: What did Darryl have to say?
Thelma: Oh, he said: Oh, hey, Thelma, I just wanted to make sure you was all right. I sure hope you're having fun. You deserve it, after all you put up with me. I love you, honey.
[She swigs from a mini-bottle]
Thelma: So, how long before we're in goddamn Mexico?
[Realizing that Thelma has committed to journeying with her, Louise grins]

[They are being pursued by about a dozen police cars]
Thelma: I guess everything from here on in will be pretty shitty.
Louise: Unbearable, I imagine.
Thelma: Look, everything that we got to lose is gone, anyway!
Louise: How do you stay so positive?