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The Best Good Will Hunting Quotes

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote the 1997 Academy Award winning movie, Good Will Hunting. The film made them famous. Robin Williams also stars as a therapist named Sean Maguire.

In the film, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is a genius who is working as a janitor at LINK M.I.T. Will is a funny guy and comes up with many good one-liners including “How do you like them apples?”

The bar scene where Will humiliates a snobby student is one of the best in the film. Enjoy these quotes from Good Will Hunting and use Will’s snappy comebacks in your own conversations.

Liberty is a soul’s right to breathe.
Sean McGuire
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Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?
Will Hunting


I love you. I wanna hear you say that you don’t love me. Because if you say that, then I won’t call you, and I won’t be in your life…
Skylar

You’ll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you’re afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.
Sean McGuire

People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff.
Sean McGuire
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See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years, you’re gonna start doing some thinking of you’re own, and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One, don’t do that. And two, you dropped 150 grand on a f*ckin’ education you could’ve got for $1.50 in late charges at the public library.
Will Hunting

I don’t care if Helen of Troy walks in the room, that’s Game 6!
Will Hunting

You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.
Sean McGuire


That’s why I’m not talkin’ right now about some girl I saw at a bar twenty years ago and how I always regretted not going over and talking to her. I don’t regret the 18 years I was married to Nancy. I don’t regret the six years I had to give up counseling when she got sick. And I don’t regret the last years when she got really sick. And I sure as hell don’t regret missin’ the damn game. That’s regret.
Sean McGuire

The only feeling of real loss is when you love someone more than you love yourself.
Will Hunting
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At the current time I am looking at a number of different fields from which to disseminate which offer is most pursuant to my benefit. What do you want? What do I want? What does anybody want? Leniency.
Chuckie

You’re right, Will. I can’t do this proof. But you can, and when it comes to that it’s only about… it’s just a handful of people in the world who can tell the difference between you and me. But I’m one of them.
Lambeau

Maybe you’re perfect right now. Maybe you don’t wanna ruin that. I think that’s a super philosophy, Will; that way you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody..
Sean McGuire

I think you could show me some appreciation.
Lambeau

One day, I’m gonna wake up and I’m gonna be 50. And I’ll still be doing this sh*t.
Chuckie
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You’re suspect. Yeah, you. I don’t know what your reputation is in this town, but after the sh*t you tried to pull today, you can bet I’ll be looking into you. Now the business we have here to for you can speak with my aforementioned attorney. Good day gentlemen and until that day comes, keep your ear to the grindstone.
Chuckie


And why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas, as you called them? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a f*cking bat to your head, okay? It’s called loyalty.
Sean McGuire

Beethoven, okay. He looked at a piano, and it just made sense to him. He could just play.
Will Hunting

You played a hand, and you lost. You lost a big f*ckin’ hand. Some people will lose a big hand like that and have the sack to ante up again.
Will Hunting

He just sat there, counting the seconds until the session was over. It was pretty impressive, actually.
Sean McGuire

When you think about it, it’s just as arbitrary as drinking coffee.
Will Hunting

No – I was in a bar havin’ a drink with my future wife.
Sean McGuire

I just have a little question here. You could be a janitor anywhere. Why did work at the most prestigious technical college in the whole f*ckin’ world? And why did you sneak around at night and finish other people’s formulas that only one or two people in the world could do and then lie about it? ‘Cause I don’t see a lot of honor in that, Will.
Sean McGuire

You’re legally allowed to drink now, so we figured the best thing for you was a car.
Billy

You’re afraid of me! You’re afraid that I won’t love you back! f*ck it, I wanna give it a shot! At least I’m honest with you.
Sean McGuire

f*ck you, you don’t owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me. Cuz tomorrow I’m gonna wake up and I’ll be 50, and I’ll still be doin’ this sh*t. And that’s all right. That’s fine. I mean, you’re sittin’ on a winnin’ lottery ticket. And you’re too much of a p*ssy to cash it in, and that’s bullsh*t. ‘Cause I’d do f*ckin’ anything to have what you got. So would any of these f*ckin’ guys. It’d be an insult to us if you’re still here in 20 years. Hangin’ around here is a f*ckin’ waste of your time.
Chuckie

To prove to me that he doesn’t have to talk to me, if he doesn’t want to.
Sean McGuire

I know that.
Will Hunting

My boy’s wicked smart.
Morgan


He knows what I’m talking about. A retainer. Nobody in this town works without a retainer. You think you can find someone who does, you have my blessin’. But I think we all know that person isn’t going to represent you as well as I can.
Chuckie

Yeah, and he’s [expletive] bowlin’ police out of the way!
Will Hunting

Do you have a soul mate?
Sean McGuire

I mean, what’s wrong with you? You’ll hump a baseball glove?
Chuckie

Yeah. Maybe, but at least I won’t be unoriginal. But, I mean, if you have a problem with that, maybe we could just step outside, and we could figure it out…
Will Hunting

Not unless you grab my *ss.
Sean McGuire

I don’t understand how your mind works.
Skylar

Allegedly, what I am saying is your situation will be concurrently improved if I had two hundred bucks in my pocket right now.
Chuckie

You’re just a kid, you don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talkin’ about.
Sean McGuire

You know Chuck; he’s family. He’d lie down in f*ckin’ traffic for you. No, I’m talking about someone who opens up things for you – touches your soul.
Sean McGuire

You know what? You can shove your medal up your f*cking *ss! Because I don’t give a sh*t about your medal. Because I knew you before you were a mathematical God. When you were pimple-faced and homesick and didn’t know which side of the bed to piss on!
Sean McGuire

You’re an idiot. I’ve been sitting over there for 45 minutes waiting for you to come and talk to me, but I’m tired now and I hafta’ go home, and I..I couldn’t sit there any more waiting for you.
Skylar

I’m afraid? What am I afraid of? What the f*ck am I afraid of?
Will Hunting

I want to hear it because I want to help you. Because I want to
Skylar

I gotta see about a girl.
Sean McGuire


Yeah, you were smarter than me then and you’re smarter than me now, so don’t blame me for how your life turned out, it’s not my fault.
Lambeau

Personally… I don’t give a sh*t about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some f*ckin’ book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.
Sean McGuire


Why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas, as you called them? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a f*cking bat to your head, okay? It’s called loyalty.
Sean McGuire

He pushes people away before they get a chance to leave him. It’s a defense mechanism. And for 20 years he’s been alone because of that. And if you push him right now, it’s gonna be the same thing all over again and I’m not gonna let that happen to him.
Sean McGuire

People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff.
Sean McGuire

Every day I come by your house and I pick you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I get to your door, ’cause I think, maybe I’ll get up there and I’ll knock on the door and you won’t be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don’t know much, but I know that.
Chuckie

See you Monday. We’ll be talking about Freud and why he did enough cocaine to kill a small horse.
Sean McGuire

Let me tell you something. If you’re not out there in two f*ckin’ seconds, when I’m done with them, you’re next.
Chuckie

Look at me, son. It’s not your fault.
Sean McGuire

Yep. Day of the game. I was sittin’ in a bar, waitin’ for the game to start, and in walks this girl. Oh, it was an amazing game, though. You know, bottom of the eighth, Carbo ties it up at 6-6. It went to twelve. Bottom of the twelfth, in stepped Carlton Fisk. Old Pudge. Steps up to the plate, you know, and he’s got that weird stance.
Sean McGuire


You know, I figured out, at the end, my brains gonna be worth $250,000.
Skylar

Most people never get to see how brilliant they can be. They don’t find teachers that believe in them. They get convinced they’re stupid.
Tom

No, not a lick. I mean, I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn’t paint you a picture, I probably can’t hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can’t play the piano.
Will Hunting


Yeah, there is, Will. There is honor in that. And there’s honor in, you know, taking that forty minute train ride so those college kids come in the morning and the floors are clean and the wastebaskets are empty. That’s real work.
Sean McGuire

Exactly. That’s an honorable profession. What’s wrong with…with fixing somebody’s car. Someone can get to work the next day because of me. There’s honor in that.
Will Hunting

f*cking people baffle me.
Will Hunting

Allegedly, your situation, for you, would be concurrently improved if I had $200 in my back pocket right now.
Will Hunting

See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you’re gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don’t do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a f*ckin education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late chahges at the public library.
Will Hunting

See the sad thing about a guy like you, is in about 50 years you’re gonna start doin’ some thinkin’ on your own and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One, don’t do that. And two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a f*ckin’ education you coulda’ got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the Public Library.
Will Hunting

Someone you can relate to, someone who opens things up for you.
Sean McGuire

Marky, Ricky, Danny, Terry, Mikey, Davey, Timmy, Tommy, Joey, Robby, Johnny, Brian.
Will Hunting

Most days I wish I’d never met you ’cause then I could sleep at night. I didn’t have to walk around with the knowledge that there was someone like you out there. I didn’t have to watch you throw it all away.
Lambeau

It’s all right. You’ve never been out of Boston.
Sean McGuire

Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me… fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven’t thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?
Sean McGuire

Does this violate the doctor-patient relationship?
Will Hunting

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