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Best Withnail and I Quotes – 1987 Movie

Withnail and I is a Classic British-Dark-Humour from 1987 directed by Bruce Robinson. Starring Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann who play the protagonists, ‘Withnail and I’ respectively, the film is known to be a once in a lifetime experience based on the fact that it’s loaded with scenes of both hardships and touches of sarcasm. ‘Withnail and I’ hold quite a legacy in the hearts of its viewers; hence it still is a part of every fan’s anticipation, even these days. People would enjoy the storyline and the certainty that it’s packed with many touching, yet dark Withnail and I quotes can be the inspiration for a lifetime. 

The Plot:

The plot is set in the late 60s’ when the two of our film’s leads, Marwood, the narrator, and Withnail, live in Camden Town and are two jobless actors who believe they’ve been cursed with misfortunes. They were highly used to empty piles of alcohol and drugs, making their lives furthermore miserable. Since they’ve been gone through a lot and were expecting significant changes in their fortunes, they take a little ‘vacation’ around a cottage in the country owned by Withnail’s uncle Monty. The oddly optimistic attitude of uncle Monty, who’s played by Richard Griffiths, is the reason why he isn’t much likable of Withnail’s. Now things get way out of their hands when out of nowhere, Monty arrives at his Cottage and realizes they’ve visited him. Now what else their story unfolds is yet to be discovered by those who are to watch it.

Characters:

Withnail-

Withnail is often misunderstood as having bad luck when he was very unemployed like there was no way somebody could pay him for the job. To make it up, he’s quite an alcoholic and drug-addict, that too by choice. He was always hooked onto a new bottle and positively euphoric to drugs as if they’re the reason behind his little moments of happiness. Even though he was raised in a wealthy family and lifestyle, he wasn’t permitted to go on holiday or use the money because of his inability to land a fantastic job. Even after knowing the consequences, he’d stay the same and yet full of pride for his future. He would always tell his mates that he’ll become quite a shining film star one day, but still would not put enough effort into it.

Peter Marwood-

Peter Marwood is a fellow mate of Withnail’s and is also the very narrator of the film. Yes, it is sure to agree that he is a drug addict and alcoholic alike Withnail, but way more modest, noble and silent. He’s been observed being a little into writing in the storyline and is believed to go philosophical now and then in the texts he writes. The character is also noticed to keep a diary throughout the film in which he would write situations he and Withnail are going through. Even though a slight reserved by nature, everybody loves just the way he is, and how Paul McGann portrayed the significant role.

33 Withnail and I Quotes

By Withnail:

Withnail and I quotes

“We’ve gone on holiday by mistake.”
– Withnail

Best Withnail and I quotes

“We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here and we want them now!”
– Withnail

Deep Withnail and I quotes

“Free to those who can afford it, very expensive to those who can’t.”
– Withnail

“I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze!”
– Withnail

Withnail and I quotes by withnail

“I think we’ve been in here too long. I feel unusual.”
– Withnail

“I feel like a pig shat in my head.”
– Withnail

Withnail and I quotes

“We get in there and get wrecked, then we’ll eat a pork pie, then we’ll drop a couple of Surmontil-50’s each. That means we’ll miss out Monday but come up smiling Tuesday morning.”
– Withnail

“Look at my tongue. It’s wearing a yellow sock.”
– Withnail

Withnail and I quotes on being drunked

“I assure you I’m not [drunk], officer, honestly. I’ve only had a few ales.”
– Withnail

“Black puddings are no good to us. I want something’s flesh!”
– Withnail

Great Withnail and I quotes

“Listen, we’re bona fide, we’re not from London.”
– Withnail

“I’m in a park and I’m practically dead; what good’s the countryside?”
– Withnail

Withnail and I quotes on humor

“Don’t threaten me with a dead fish!”
– Withnail

By Marwood:

Best Withnail and I quotes

“We are not drunks, we are multi-millionaires!”
– Marwood

Withnail and I quotes

“Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.”
– Marwood

“My thumbs have gone weird! I’m in the middle of a bloody overdose! My heart’s beating like a fucked clock! I feel dreadful, I feel really dreadful.”
– Marwood

Withnail and I quotes on fear

“Give me a Valium, I’m getting the fear!”
– Marwood

“It’s got dreadful beady eyes, they stare at you. Best kill it quick before it tries to make friends with us.”
– Marwood

Withnail and I quotes by marwood

“Stop saying that Withnail, of course he’s the fu*ing farmer!”
– Marwood

“You’ve had an audition. Why can’t I have an audition? It’s ridiculous. I’ve been to drama school. I’m good-looking. I tell you, I’ve a f*** sight more talent than half the rubbish that gets on television. Why can’t I get on television?”
– Marwood

“A coward you are, Withnail! An expert on bulls you are not!”
– Marwood

Quotes by Marwood

“You’re full of Scotch, you silly tonk!”
– Marwood

By Monty:

“I mean to have you, even if it must be burglary!”
– Monty

Withnail and I quotes on forgiveness

“I’m preparing myself to forgive you. I think you’ve been punished enough. I think we better release you from the légume, and transfer your talents to the meat.”
– Monty

Withnail and I quotes on society

“Go with it. It’s society’s crime, not ours.”
– Monty

Withnail and I quotes on life

“It is the most shattering experience of a young man’s life when one morning he awakes and quite reasonably says to himself, “I will never play the Dane.”
– Monty

Withnail and I quotes by monty

“Come on lads, let’s get home, the sky’s beginning to bruise. Night must fall and we shall be forced to camp.”
– Monty

“Oh my boys, my boys, we are at the end of an age! We live in a land of weather forecasts and breakfasts that set in, shat on by Tories, shovelled up by Labour, and here we are, we three; perhaps the last island of beauty… in the world.”
– Monty

Withnail and I quotes on bad day

“Yet again that oaf has destroyed my day!”
– Monty

By Other Characters:

Withnail and I quotes

“Change down, man, find your neutral space. You got a rush. It will pass. Be seated.”
– Danny

“I been watching you, especially you, prancing like a tit. You want working on, boy!”
– Jake The Poacher

“I don’t advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.”
– Danny

Withnail and I quotes by danny

“They’re selling hippie wigs in Woolworth’s, man. The greatest decade in the history of mankind is over. And as Presuming Ed here has so consistently pointed out, we have failed to paint it black.”
– Danny

Fans still fancy the situations and events in the film, as if it was just yesterday. Withnail and I are just like another two fellows down the street who many people find resembling them. The Dark-Humor this film sends out is exceptional and becomes why it’s highly recommended and not the one to be skipped.

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