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James Lansome (Character)
from First Daughter (2004)

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First Daughter (2004)
James Lansome: Brazil's the only country named after a tree. Bagged lettuce that you buy at the store, they wash it in chlorine.
Samantha Mackenzie: The little parallelogram above your top lip is called a filtrum. Five years, half a decade, is a lustrum.
James Lansome: Every state in the Union has a town called Springfield. Male turtles grunt, female turtles hiss.
Samantha Mackenzie: The difference between a fruit and a vegetable - off the vine fruit ripens, a vegetable just rots.
James Lansome: Spread your arms just like this, middle finger to middle finger, it's equivalent to your height.
Samantha Mackenzie: Distance from your wrist to your elbow is the length of your foot.
James Lansome: Your ears and nose never stop...
James Lansome, Samantha Mackenzie: Growing
James Lansome: Right.

James Lansome: Well?
Samantha Mackenzie: It's disgusting... I love it.

James Lansome: Actually, I think I completely understand what you're going through.
Samantha Mackenzie: You do?
James Lansome: This one time, I won the class spelling bee. I couldn't get from point A to point B without people watching my every move. I had to avoid the press, the paparazzi. And the women. My God, the women, Sam. The number of training bras left in my locker could fill the support needs of an entire country.

James Lansome: Lucky Charm secure.

Samantha Mackenzie: What was that?
James Lansome: I was just saying goodnight.
Samantha Mackenzie: What is this? Is this some kind of game to you James?
James Lansome: No.
Samantha Mackenzie: You don't have to pretend anymore.
James Lansome: You're an amazing girl.
Samantha Mackenzie: Would you stop it? Just stop lying to me.
James Lansome: What could I have given to you Sam? I don't have anything to offer you. You're the President's daughter for Christsake.
Samantha Mackenzie: I have spent, almost my entire life with people smiling at me. And laughing at my jokes. And telling me how special I am, and how great I am, and how nice, and smart. And right now, I don't know if any of that was true. Maybe it was all some kind of an act. I don't know. What if I was different? If I was just like everybody else James? How would you feel about me then?
James Lansome: You just don't get it. Things are different.
Samantha Mackenzie: What if they were? I think you at least owe me this. Forget image. Forget politics. Forget everything else but who I am right now in here. If things were different.
James Lansome: If things were different... I'd still follow you around all the time - because I wanted to, not because I had to.

Samantha Mackenzie: What are you doing?
James Lansome: A chocolate snack must be poured directly over the popcorn. That way you get that delicious salty sweet mixture, and a little melted chocolate. Sometimes you gotta break the rules. You never know when you're gonna get something inspired. Well, go on, Mackenzie. Break the rules.

James Lansome: Your face. No no, you're all right. The look you get. It's like... It's like the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. It's like you're experiencing everything for the first time.
Samantha Mackenzie: I am.