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Quotes for
Benjamin 'Benny' Pearl (Character)
from Benny & Joon (1993)

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Benny & Joon (1993)
Joon: Why do you hate me so much?
Benny: I don't hate you.
Joon: You need me to be sick.

Sam: How sick is she?
Benny: She's plenty sick. Now listen to me, I've been doin' some thinkin'...
Sam: Because, you know, it seems to me that, I mean, except for being a little mentally ill, she's pretty normal.

Sam: I'm Sam.
Benny: So I hear. I'm Benny.
Sam: With an 'n'?
Benny: Yea two of 'em. This is Joon.
Sam: With an 'n'?
Joon: One. You're out of your tree.
Sam: It's not my tree.

Benny: You can't bet a human being!

Joon: She was given to fits of semi-precious metaphors.
Benny: The woman is a housekeeper, Joon, not an English professor.

Joon: He can really cook, can't he?
Benny: Uh, yeah. Although for grilled cheese, I mighta used a wool setting.
Joon: That's what I told him.
Benny: Really? What-what did he use?
Joon: Rayon.
Benny: Mm.
Joon: Silk would have been too soggy. Cotton would have...
Benny: Would have burned it.
Joon: Right. Fortunately, he consulted me before giving it steam. I was four square against it.

Benny: So why'd you leave?
Ruthie: L.A.? I wasn't that good of an actress.
Benny: Well, that's not how Sam tells it. He's raving about you.
Ruthie: Yeah, well, he's sweeter than he is judgmental. How long have you known him?
Benny: Sam? Uh, 72 hours.
Ruthie: Be serious.
Benny: I am... serious.
Ruthie: Really?
Benny: I'm always serious. I'm too serious.

Joon: I lost...
Benny: What's in the pot?
Joon: A cousin.

Benny: Hey. Where's Sam?
Joon: I didn't mean to kick him out. I mean, I didn't kick him out, he just - he just left.
Benny: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. What - What happened? Did something happen?
Joon: He just - he just left. He was - he was in the air and-and-and - with a thing and - that was really loud. It was really loud. And all- I-I just kept seeing... He didn't mean to do it.
Benny: Do it? What? What- Did he- What did he do?
Joon: He cleaned the house.

Benny: I hope you're happy... I hope you're happy with what you have done to her.
[throws Sam against wall]
Benny: You just stay the hell away from my sister.
Sam: [shakes his head] No... no.
Benny: You wanna know why everyone laughs at you, Sam? Because you're an idiot. You're a first-class *moron*.
[lets go of Sam. Pauses]
Sam: [nodding head while stumbling slowly away] You're scared, Benny.
Benny: I'm *what*?
Sam: You're scared. I can see it... And I know why. I used to look up to you. But... uh... now I can't look at you at all.
[walks out of hospital]

Joon: Should we let him in?
Benny: Yeah, before someone slaps a stamp on him and sends him to Guam.

[first lines]
Randy Burch: So we're planning our next vacation, right? I want Australia, she wants Italy. I like snorkeling, she likes garlic. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, she says to me: Do I need her? Jesus, Benny. What kind of a question is that? I mean, "need?" What does it really mean to need someone?
Eric: Benny, fuel line!
[and the phone begins ringing]
Benny: Hey Waldo, could you answer that phone?
Waldo: Hello?
UPS Man: [walks in] I need a check, Benny. COD.
Benny: In a minute. Meet me in the office.
UPS Man: All right...
Benny: [about Randy's cigarette] Whoa! Put that out! I got a fuel line broke.
Waldo: Hey, Benny. Joon's on the phone again.
Benny: Well, tell her I'll call her back. Find out what she wants.
Waldo: It's an emergency. She says you're runnin' low on Peanut Butter Super Chunks.
Benny: [under his breath] An emergency...

[last lines]
Ruthie: Haven't we tried this before?
Benny: [presenting flowers] Yeah, but my life's a lot less complicated now.
Ruthie: Is Joon inside? Yeah.
Benny: Yeah? OK...
[brings flowers inside and sees Joon "ironing" cheese sandwiches with Sam]