Here is our pick of the best quotes from all the Ghostbusters movie franchise, with the first two Ivan Reitman directed installments now considered classic supernatural comedies. The third movie, directed by Paul Feig, was considered a reboot of the franchise. However, the fourth installment, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is considered a direct sequel of the original two, directed and co-written by Jason Reitman.
1. Ghostbusters (1984)'We came, we saw, we kicked its a**!' - Dr. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters 1984) Click To Tweet
Dr. Raymond Stantz: [to Peter after they’ve been fired from the university] Personally, I like the university. They gave us money and facilities. We didn’t have to produce anything. You’ve never been out of college. You don’t know what it’s like out there. I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.
Janine Melnitz: [moviequotesandmore.com] You’re very handy. I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot too.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Print is dead.
Janine Melnitz: Oh, that’s very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual, but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play racquetball. Do you have any hobbies?
Dr. Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
Dana Barrett: [as Peter is about to enter her room to check for supernatural activity] That’s the bedroom. But nothing ever happened in there.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What a crime.
Dana Barrett: You know, you don’t act like a scientist.
Dr. Peter Venkman: They’re usually pretty stiff.
Dana Barrett: You’re more like a game show host.
Brownstone Boy: [working as children’s entertainers at a birthday party] You know, my dad says you guys are full of crap.
Brownstone Mother: Jason, hush!
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Well, some people have trouble believing in the paranormal.
Brownstone Boy: No, he just says you guys are full of crap, and that’s why you went out of business.
Winston Zeddemore: [after being insulted at a children’s birthday party] Man, face it. Ghostbusters doesn’t exist. A year from now, those kids won’t even remember who we are.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Ungrateful little yuppie larvae. After all we did for this city.
Winston Zeddemore: Yeah, we conjured up a hundred foot marshmallow man, blew the top three floors off an uptown high-rise, ended up getting sued by every state, county and city agency in New York.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Yeah, but what a ride.
Dana Barrett: How is he these days?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Peter? Well, he was borderline for a while. Then he crossed the border.
Jillian Holtzmann: [as she’s filming Erin] Ma’am, can you tell us where you got the world’s tiniest bow tie?
Erin Gilbert: Uh, it came with the shirt.
Abby Yates: [moviequotesandmore.com] I mean, we saw a real ghost. You know, and she was beautiful.
Jillian Holtzmann: Till she dislocated her jaw and ecto-projected all over you.
Erin Gilbert: Yeah, that stuff went everywhere, by the way, in every crack.
Abby Yates: But, I got to say, even that was kind of spectacularly beautiful.
Erin Gilbert: [after Kevin introduces himself] Kevin. Oh. That’s a manly name. My name’s Erin. With an E. For “everything you want”.
Patty Tolan: That’s where I saw that weird sparking thing.
Jillian Holtzmann: What was it?
Patty Tolan: Baby, if I knew what it was, I wouldn’t say “a weird sparking thing”.
Jillian Holtzmann: You’re mouthy. I like that.
Patty Tolan: [referring to the ghost on the train] Well, I guess he going to Queens. He’s going to be the third scariest thing on that train.
4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)'I just don't exhibit emotions the same way everyone else does. Inside, I'm vomiting.' - Phoebe (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Click To Tweet'Science is amazing. Science is pure. It's an absolute. It's an answer to all the madness.' - Grooberson (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Click To Tweet
Callie: There it is. This is Summerville. This is where your grandfather lived.
Phoebe: And died.
Trevor: Great. You didn’t tell us we inherited a murder house. And just think. Now all of this is ours.
Callie: Pheebs, be a dear and break into your grandfather’s house.
Callie: [as the house starts shaking] Under the dining table now!
Trevor: Remember that summer we died under a table?
Callie: Of course this place is built on a fault line.
Phoebe: Probably just fracking.
Callie: It’s fracking annoying, is what it is.
Trevor: You said we’re only going to be here for a week!
Callie: Yeah, well, that was before we got evicted.
Trevor: You said you had money saved up!
Callie: Yeah, well, that was before I had children.
Phoebe: Well, to be fair, you’ve never been good with money.
Callie: Thanks, Pheebs.