100+ The Graduate Quotes that shows Individual Interests Matter

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The Graduate Quotes that shows individual interests matter. There are so many The Graduate 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 The Graduate quotes exists just do that.

The rom-com drama film of 1967 directed by Mike Nichols is The Graduate, which was written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and was based on the novel by Charles Webb, which also has the same name. Webb wrote the novel after graduating from Williams College. The film was distributed by Embassy Pictures in the United States and internationally by United Artists. The runtime of the film was 105-minutes. The main cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Kathrine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton and Elizabeth Wilson.

The film is about a 21-year-old graduate Benjamin Braddock who has no definite aim or ambition in life. He is being seduced by an older woman Mrs Robinson, wife of Benjamin’s father’s law partner. Later Benjamin goes on a date with Mrs Robinson’s daughter Elaine. The movie moves around Benjamin and Elaine getting together while Elaine gets to know about Benjamin’s and her mother’s affair and she starts to ignore Benjamin. Later Mrs Benjamin forces Elaine to marriage and threatens Benjamin not to see her daughter again. The movie ends with Elaine and Benjamin together after averting a big problem.

The film was released on 22 December 1967 with many positive reviews after its release. Even though the budget of the film was only 3 million United States Dollars, it grossed nearly 105 million USD in the United States and Canada. After inflation of the figures, the film gross is about 789 million dollars that made the movie to be the 22nd highest ever grossing film in Canada and the United States. The film was nominated in six categories in the Academy Awards and has won the Academy Award for Best Director. As being “culturally, aesthetically and historically significant” The Graduate film was selected to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry in 1996. The film was moved to number seventeen in the ASI list of 100 Years… 100 Movies when it was revised in 2007 before revising the film was at number 7 in 1998. The film grossed about 85 million USD in the box office worldwide.

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“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

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“Why don’t you drag me off if you want to marry me so much?”

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Wait a minute, you talked to Elaine this morning?”

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“Well when did you two talk this over?”

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“Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.”

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“I’ve had this feeling ever since I graduated. This kind of compulsion that I have to be rude all the time…It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.”

“I wish I was that age again because Ben…you’ll never be young again…Ben, can I say something to you?…uh, how long have we known each other now? How
long have you and I known each other? How long have your dad and I been partners?…I watched you grow up, Ben…In many ways, I feel as though you were my
own son…So I hope you won’t mind my giving you a friendly piece of advice…I think you ought to be taking it a little easier right now than you seem to
be…Sow a few wild oats, take things as they come, have a good time with the girls and so forth…You have yourself a few flings this summer. I’ll bet
you’re, you’re quite a ladies man…You look to me like the kind of guy who has to fight ’em off. [To Mrs. Robinson, who enters] Now doesn’t he look to you
like the kind of guy who has to fight ’em off?”

“Mrs. Robinson: Oh no Mrs. Robinson, I find you very desirable. I think you are the most desirable of all my parents’ friends.”

“Mr. Robinson: I was just telling Ben here he ought to sow a few wild oats. Have a good time while he can. You think that’s sound advice?
Mrs. Robinson: Yes, I do.”

“Mr. Maguire: There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
Benjamin Braddock: Yes, I will.
Mr. Maguire: Okay. Enough said. That’s a deal.”

“Mr. Braddock: Have you thought about graduate school?
Benjamin Braddock: No.
Mr. Braddock: Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?
Benjamin Braddock: You got me.”

“Benjamin Braddock: It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.”

“Mr. Braddock: What makes you think she wants to marry you?
Benjamin Braddock: Oh, she doesn’t. To be perfectly honest, she doesn’t like me.”

“Elaine Robinson: Good night.
Benjamin Braddock: Are we getting married tomorrow?
Elaine Robinson: No…
Benjamin Braddock: Day after tomorrow?
Elaine Robinson: I don’t know. Maybe we are, and maybe we’re not.”

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“Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, I can’t do this anymore.
Mrs. Robinson: You what?
Benjamin Braddock: This is all terribly wrong.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable?
Benjamin Braddock: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends. I mean that.”

“Benjamin Braddock: Look, maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?”

“Benjamin Braddock: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn’t mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Braddock: Shaking hands? Well, that’s not saying much for my wife, is it?”

“Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, if you don’t mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin, I am not trying to seduce you.
Benjamin Braddock: I know that, but please, Mrs. Robinson, this is difficult…
Mrs. Robinson: Would you like me to seduce you?
Benjamin Braddock: What?
Mrs. Robinson: Is that what you’re trying to tell me?
Benjamin Braddock: I’m going home now. I apologize for what I said. I hope you can forget it, but I’m going home right now.”

“Benjamin Braddock: Where did you do it?
Mrs. Robinson: In his car.
Benjamin Braddock: What kind of car was it?
Mrs. Robinson: Oh, come on now.
Benjamin Braddock: No, I really want to know.
Mrs. Robinson: A Ford.
Benjamin Braddock: Goddamn, that’s great. So old Elaine Robinson got started in a Ford.”

“Benjamin Braddock: I’m just…
Mr. Braddock: Worried?
Benjamin Braddock: Well…
Mr. Braddock: About what?
Benjamin Braddock: I guess about my future.
Mr. Braddock: What about it?
Benjamin Braddock: I don’t know, I want it to be…Different.”

“Benjamin Braddock: Well, I want you to know how much I appreciate this. Really.
Mrs. Robinson: The number.
Benjamin Braddock: What?
Mrs. Robinson: The room number, Benjamin. I think you ought to tell me that.
Benjamin Braddock: Oh, you’re absolutely right. It’s 568.
Mrs. Robinson: Thank you.
Benjamin Braddock: You’re welcome. Well, I’ll see you later, Mrs. Robinson.”

“Mr. Braddock: Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.
Benjamin Braddock: No, it’s not. It’s completely baked.”

“Benjamin Braddock: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn’t mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that’s not saying much for my wife, is it?”

“Mr. Maguire: Plastics.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me
Mrs. Robinson: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.”

“Mrs. Robinson: ” Just because you happen to be inadequate. ”
Mrs. Robinson: Just because you happen to be inadequate.
Benjamin Braddock: ” Inadequate ! ”
Benjamin Braddock: Inadequate!
Mrs. Robinson: ” Well I guess I… ”
Mrs. Robinson: Well I guess I…
Benjamin Braddock: ” DON’T MOVE ! ”
Benjamin Braddock: DON’T MOVE!”

“Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

“Mr. Maguire: Ben.
Benjamin Braddock: Will you excuse me? (turning around) Mr. Maguire.
Benjamin Braddock: Will you excuse me? [turning around] Mr. Maguire.
Mr. Maguire: (shaking his head and smiling) Ben.
Mr. Maguire: [shaking his head and smiling] Ben.
Benjamin Braddock: Mr. Maguire.”

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“Hotel Clerk: Are you here for an affair, sir?”

“Mr. Maguire: I want to say one word to you, Benjamin. Just one word.”
Benjamin Braddock: Yes, sir.
Mr. Maguire: Are you listening?
Benjamin Braddock: Yes, I am.
Mr. Maguire: Plastics.”

“Benjamin Braddock: I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends. I mean that, I find you desirable.”

“Benjamin Braddock: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. I want you to know that I’m available to you, and if you won’t sleep with me this time…”

“Benjamin: Oh, my God.”

“Mrs. Robinson: …if you won’t sleep with me this time I want you to know that you can call me up anytime you want and we’ll make some kind of an
arrangement. Do you understand what I…?”

“Benjamin: Let me out.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. Did you understand what I said? [Screeching car tires are heard outside in the driveway]”

“Benjamin: Yes, yes, let me out.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Because I find you very attractive. Now, anytime you want, you just…”

“Benjamin: Oh Jesus, that’s him.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin, would this be easier for you in the dark?”

“Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson. I can’t do this.”

“Mrs. Robinson: You what?”

“Benjamin: This is all terribly wrong.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable?”

“Benjamin: Oh, no, Mrs. Robinson. I think, I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends. I mean that. I find you desirable, but I, for God’s
sake, can you imagine my parents? Can you imagine what they would say if they just saw us in this room here right now?”

“Mrs. Robinson: What would they say?”

“Benjamin: I have no idea Mrs. Robinson, but for god’s sake, they brought me up, they made a good life for me and I think they deserve better than this. I
think they deserve a little better than jumping into bed with the partner’s wife.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Are you afraid of me?”

“Benjamin: Oh, no. You’re missing the point. Look. Maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?”

“Mrs. Robinson: Can I ask you a personal question?”

“Benjamin: Ask me anything you want.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Is this your first time?”

“Benjamin: Is this what?”

“Mrs. Robinson: It is, isn’t it? It is your first time.”

“Benjamin: That’s a laugh Mrs. Robinson. That’s really a laugh. Ha, ha.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Well, you can admit that, can’t you?”

“Benjamin: Are you kidding?”

“Mrs. Robinson: It’s nothing to be ashamed of.”

“Benjamin: Wait a minute.”

“Mrs. Robinson: On your first time if you’re afraid of being inadequate.”

“Benjamin: Who said it was my first time? Wait a minute.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Just because you happen to be inadequate in one way.”

“Benjamin: INADEQUATE?! [Mrs. Robinson starts to dress] Don’t move!”

“Mr. Braddock: Ben, what are you doing?”

“Benjamin: Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool.”

“Mr. Braddock: Why?”

“Benjamin: Well, it’s very comfortable just to drift here.”

“Mr. Braddock: Have you thought about graduate school?”

“Benjamin: No.”

“Mr. Braddock: Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?”

“Benjamin: You got me.”

“Benjamin: [about Elaine] Well, I guess I’ll have to ask her out on a date and find out what the big deal is.”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin. [Pulling his hair] Don’t you ever take that girl out. Do you understand that?”

“Benjamin: Well, why shouldn’t I?”

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“Mrs. Robinson: I have my reasons.”

“Benjamin: Well let’s hear ’em.”

“Mrs. Robinson: No.”

“Benjamin: Let’s hear them Mrs. Robinson, because I think I know what they are. I’m not good enough for her to associate with, am I? I’m not good enough to
even talk about her, am I?”

“Mrs. Robinson: Let’s drop it.”

“Benjamin: We’re not dropping it. I’m good enough for you, but I’m not good enough to associate with your daughter. That’s it, isn’t it?”

“Mrs. Robinson: Benjamin.”

“Benjamin: [Ripping the sheet off her] Isn’t it?”

“Mrs. Robinson: [Covering up] Yes.”

“Benjamin: You go to hell. You go straight to hell, Mrs. Robinson.”

“Mr. Braddock: “Wait a minute, you talked to Elaine this morning?”

“Benjamin: No, she doesn’t know about it.”

“Mr. Braddock: Uh, you mean she doesn’t know you are coming up to Berkeley?”

“Benjamin: No, actually she doesn’t know about us getting married yet.”

“Mrs. Braddock: “Well when did you two talk this over?”

“Benjamin: We haven’t.”

“Mrs. Braddock: You haven’t?”

“Mr. Braddock: “Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half baked.”

“Benjamin: No, it’s not. It’s completely baked.”

“Benjamin: Elaine, I like you. I like you so much. Do you believe that? [She nods silently] Do you?”

“Elaine: Yes.”

“Benjamin: [He sighs deeply] You’re the first thing for so long that I like, the first person I could stand to be with. My whole life is such a waste. There’s just nothing. I’m sorry. I’ll take you home now.”

“Elaine: Benjamin…Will you kiss me? [He rises from bed]”

“Benjamin: [After a sleepy kiss] Will you marry me? [She shakes her head no] You won’t?”

“Elaine: I don’t know.”

“Benjamin: But you might?”

“Elaine: I might.”

“Benjamin: Is that so? You might marry me?”

“Elaine: Yes.”

“Elaine: “Why don’t you drag me off if you want to marry me so much?”

“Benjamin: Why don’t I just drag you off? All right, I will. Right after we get the blood tests…”

“Benjamin: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn’t mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.”

“Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that’s not saying much for my wife, is it?”

“Benjamin: The point is I don’t love your wife, I love your daughter, sir.”

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