100+ Dirty Dancing Quotes From The Romantic-Drama Dance Movie

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These Dirty Dancing Quotes From The Romantic-Drama Dance Movie. There are so many Dirty Dancing quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Dirty Dancing quotes exists just do that.

This 1987 romantic dance drama movie is a movie that gives you dancing and some classic romantic love story. Dirty Dancing is one of the classic movies directed by Emile Ardolino which is actually a true story about the childhood incident of the writer Eleanor Bergstein. The movie focuses on the story of a young woman, Frances “Baby” Houseman, who falls in love with her own dance instructor, Johnny Castle, in a resort during a holiday.

The movie takes us to the summer of 1963 when 17 years old Frances travels to Kellerman’s, a Catskills resort with her family for the vacation. One night while exploring, Baby meets Johnny who is a dance instructor. She liked dancing with him in their secret dirty dancing parties that her cousin takes her. One day, Baby came to know about Penny’s pregnancy and offered her help in the abortion and as well as dancing with Johnny for a competition which was a huge success.

After her father, Jake, finds about Penny, he instructs Baby to stay away from Johnny but rather she declares her love for Johnny and secretly meets each other. The movie climax was when Johnny gets fired from the job to get involved in a false theft and romancing Baby. On which she criticized her father for class prejudice and bid Johnny farewell. The story ends with Johnny and Baby’s reunion at the end-of-the-season dance, where Jake finds out Robbie and the truth and appreciates Johnny and Baby. The scene gets into an end when they both start dancing to the routine that they have practiced.

This iconic movie was first premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film festival which also grossed an amount of 214 million dollars worldwide. The iconic song “I have had the time of my life” from the movie won the Golden Globes award and also Academy Awards for the best original soundtrack as well as a Grammy award. The movie has a prequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana nights and a TV show released in 2017.

We have dug up these Dirty Dancing quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Dirty Dancing Sayings in a single place. These famous Dirty Dancing quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Dirty Dancing quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Dirty Dancing quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences: –

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

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“Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.”

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“It’s not on the one, it’s not the mambo, it’s a feeling a heartbeat.”

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“Don’t put your heel down, don’t put your heel down!”

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“Now, you’ll hurt me if you don’t trust me, all right?”

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“Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ’em.”

“Go back to your playpen, Baby.”

“Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.”

“No, I mean the way he saved her. I mean, I… I could never do anything like that. That was somethin’. The reason people treat me like I’m nothin’ is ’cause I’m nothin’.”

“Just put your pickle on everybody’s plate college boy and leave the hard stuff to me.”

“I’m gonna do my kind of dancin’ with a great partner, who’s not only a terrific dancer; somebody who’s taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them; somebody who’s taught me about the kind of person I wanna be.”

“You don’t understand the way it is, I mean for somebody like me. Last month I’m eating Jujubes to keep alive, and this month women are stuffing diamonds in my pocket, I’m bouncing on shit and quick as that I could be down there again.”

“That was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles, when I couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I’d never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman’s.”

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“I carried a watermelon.”

“We’re supposed to do the show in two days, you won’t show me the lifts, I’m not sure of the turns, I’m doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!”—Baby

“No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin’. I mean, the reason people treat me like I’m nothin’ is because I’m nothin’.”—Johnny

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”—Baby

“Sorry for the disruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I’m gonna do my kind of dancin’ with a great partner, who’s not only a terrific dancer, but somebody… who’s taught me… that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who’s taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.”—Johnny

“Johnny Castle: You wanna hear somethin’ crazy? Last night I… I dreamed that we were walkin’ along and we met your father. He said, “Come on,” and he put his arm around me. Just like he did with Robbie.”

“Johnny Castle: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.”

“Johnny Castle: I’ll never be sorry.
Frances “Baby” Houseman: Neither will I.”

“Dr. Jake Houseman: (talking to Baby) I won’t tell your mother about this. Right now, I’m goin’ to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.
Dr. Jake Houseman: I won’t tell your mother about this. Right now, I’m goin’ to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.”

“Lisa Houseman: I’ve been thinkin’ about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, what does that mean China’s next?”

“Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin’?
Johnny Castle: Don’t worry about Max, I’ll tell him your grandmother died or somethin’.
Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle: (long pause) I know what I’m doin’, Penny.
Johnny Castle: I know what I’m doin’, Penny.
Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it, now!”

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“Johnny Castle: Fight harder, huh? I don’t see you fightin’ so hard, Baby. I don’t see you runnin’ up to daddy tellin’ him I’m your guy.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We’re supposed to do the show in two days, you won’t show me the lifts, I’m not sure of the turns, I’m doin’ all this to save your ass, what I really wanna do is drop you on it!”

“Robbie Gould: I didn’t blow a summer haulin’ toasted bagels just to bail out some little chicks who probably balled every guy in the place.”

“Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know if it were not for this man, I’d be standin’ here dead.”

“Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

“Robbie Gould: Well, it looks like I picked the wrong sister. That’s okay, Baby, I went slummin’ too.”

“Dr. Jake Houseman: Don’t you tell me what to see! I see someone in front of me who got his partner in trouble and sent her off to some butcher, while he moved on to an innocent young girl like my daughter!
Johnny Castle: Yeah, I guess that’s what you *would* see.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!
Johnny Castle: No, no, not for nothin’, Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.
Frances “Baby” Houseman: You were right, Johnny. You can’t win no matter what you do!
Johnny Castle: You listen to me. I don’t wanna hear that from you. *You* can!
Frances “Baby” Houseman: [pause] I used to think so.”

“Johnny Castle: Fight harder, huh? I don’t see you fighting so hard, Baby. I don’t see you running up to daddy telling him I’m your guy.”

“Johnny Castle: Look, I know these people, Baby. They’re all rich and they’re mean. They won’t listen to me.”

“Johnny Castle: That little wimp. He wouldn’t know a new idea if it hit him in the Pachenga. He wanted some new ideas? I could’ve *told* him some new ideas!”

“Billy Kostecki: She’s knocked up, Baby.”

“Johnny Castle: [angrily] What’s he gonna to do about it? Oh, it’s *mine*, right? Right away you think it’s *mine*.”

“Lisa Houseman: I’ve decided to go all the way with Robbie.”

“Dr. Jake Houseman: When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong.”

“Dr. Jake Houseman: I know you weren’t the one who got Penny in trouble.”

“Lisa Houseman: Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought those coral shoes. You said I was taking too much!
Marjorie Houseman: Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.
Lisa Houseman: But the coral shoes match that dress!
Dr. Jake Houseman: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.
Frances “Baby” Houseman: Monks burning themselves in protest.
Lisa Houseman: Butt out, Baby.”

“Lisa Houseman: Oh, come on. You don’t care about me. You wouldn’t care if I humped the entire army… as long as they were on the right side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”

“Lisa Houseman: Where is my beige iridescent lipstick?”

“Max Kellerman: Max, our Baby’s gonna change the world.
Max Kellerman: [to Lisa] And what are you gonna do, missy?
Frances “Baby” Houseman: Oh, Lisa’s going to decorate it.
Robbie Gould: She already does.”

“Neil Kellerman: But, last week, I took a girl from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me, “What does he have that I don’t have?” And she said, “Two hotels.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We’re supposed to do the show in two days, you won’t show me the lifts, I’m not sure of the turns, I’m doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!”

“Johnny Castle: Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from my sister or I’ll have you fired.”

“Robbie Gould: I didn’t blow a summer hauling toasted bagels just to bail out some little chick who probably balled every guy in the place.”

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“Frances “Baby” Houseman: Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I’m gonna do my kind of dancin’ with a great partner, who’s not only a terrific dancer, but somebody… who’s taught me… that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who’s taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.”

“Stan: My God, it’s Cleopatra. I feel like such an asp.”

“Marjorie Houseman: I think she gets this from me.”

“Johnny Castle: No, no. Look, you’ve gotta understand what it’s like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you’re up here, and these women, they are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they’re so rich, they’re so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they’re slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So, here I think I’m scoring big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn’t be doing this if they didn’t care about me, right?
Frances “Baby” Houseman: That-that’s alright, I understand. You were just using them, that’s all.
Johnny Castle: No, no that’s not it. That’s the thing, Baby, see it wasn’t like that. They were using me.”

“Max Kellerman: I want you girls to know if it were not for this man, I’d be standing here dead.”

“Neil Kellerman: Oh, them. They’re the dance people. They’re here to keep the, uh, guests happy.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: That was the summer of 1963 – when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I’d never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman’s.”

“Johnny Castle: No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin’. I mean, the reason people treat me like I’m nothin’ is because I’m nothin’.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: Me?. I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, about who I am and most of all I’m scared of walkin’ out of this and never feelin’ the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Johnny Castle: You just put your pickle on everybody’s plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: I carried a watermelon.”

“Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby…
Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby.”

“Johnny Castle: What’s your name, Baby.
Frances “Baby” Houseman: Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.
Johnny Castle: Frances, that’s a grown-up name.”

“Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin’?.
Penny Johnson: Johnny, what are you doin’?
Johnny Castle: Don’t worry about Max, I’ll tell him your grandmother died or somethin’.
Johnny Castle: Don’t worry about Max, I’ll tell him your grandmother died or something.
Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?.
Penny Johnson: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle: (long pause) I know what I’m doin’, Penny?.
Johnny Castle: [long pause] I know what I’m doing Penny.
Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!.
Penny Johnson: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!”

“Dancer: Ladies, God wouldn’t’ve given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake them!
Penny Johnson: Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ’em.”

“Johnny Castle: Don’t put your heel down, don’t put your heel down.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: Me? I’m scared of everything! I’m scared of what I saw; I’m scared of what I did, of who I am! And most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.
Frances “Baby” Houseman: Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: I carried a watermelon.”

“Marjorie Houseman: It’s his real first vacation in six years, Max. Take a easy.
Marjorie Houseman: It’s his first real vacation in six years, Max. Take it easy.
Max Kellerman: Three weeks here, it’ll feel like a year.”

“Dr. Jake Houseman: I won’t tell your mother about this. Right now, I’m goin’ to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.
Dr. Jake Houseman: I won’t tell your mother about this. Right now, I’m going to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.”

“Lisa Houseman: I’ve been thinkin’ about Domino effect. What does mean China’s next.
Lisa Houseman: I’ve been thinking about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, does that mean China’s next?”

“Frances “Baby” Houseman: I carried the watermelon. I carried a watermelon.”

“Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, Baby.
Penny Johnson: Go back to your playpen, baby.”

“Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

“Johnny Castle: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.”

“I may as well have told him I’d carried a watermelon”

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Very early I learned that you have to be true to yourself about what you care about–what you believe in. If you’re not, you have nothing at all. You have to listen to that bird inside that tells you what’s right. Patrick Swayze”

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ’em.”

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

“He looked like he might break out into an irate merengue any minute. Patrick Swayze reincarnated.”

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“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Penny:
Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ’em.”

“Penny:
Go back to your playpen, Baby.”

“Johnny:
Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.”

“Johnny:
No, I mean the way he saved her. I mean, I… I could never do anything like that. That was somethin’. The reason people treat me like I’m nothin’ is ’cause I’m nothin’.”

“Baby:
That was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles, when I couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I’d never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman’s.”

“Baby:
Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

“Johnny:
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

“Jake Houseman:
I won’t tell your mother about this, right now I’m going to bed. And take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you.”

“Johnny:
Now, you’ll hurt me if you don’t trust me, all right?”

“Marjorie Houseman:
It’s his first real vacation in six years, Max. Take it easy.”

“Max:
Three weeks here, it’ll feel like a year.”

“Baby:
I carried a watermelon.”

“Johnny:
just put your pickle on everybody’s plate college boy and leave the hard stuff to me.”

“Lisa Houseman:
I’ve been thinking about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, does that mean China’s next?”

“Max:
You know if it wasn’t for this man I would be standing here dead.”

“Baby:
So they FIRED you, because of me!”

“Johnny:
What’s your real name, Baby?:”

“Baby:
Frances. For the first woman in the cabinet.”

“Johnny:
Francis. That’s a real grown up name.”

“Stan:
My god it’s Cleopatra. I feel like such an asp.”

“Johnny:
I’m gonna do my kind of dancin’ with a great partner, who’s not only a terrific dancer; somebody who’s taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them; somebody who’s taught me about the kind of person I wanna be.”

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