Quotes from the Movie American Splendor

I ain't no super hero, lady. I'm just a kid from the neighborhood, all right?

Young Harvey

Avoid the reeking herd! Shun the polluted flock! Live like that stoic bird, the eagle of the rock!" You know what that means, son?

Mr. Boats

Yeah. It's from an Elinor Hoyt Wylie poem. It means stay away from the crowds of common ordinary people and do your own thing.

Harvey

Nope, it means don't compromise yourself for women. Ain't gonna do you no good. Get away from them as soon as you can!

Mr. Boats

Well, I ain't got no woman now. So I'm living like the stoic bird, man.

Harvey

The only way to live, son.

Mr. Boats

I've had enough bad experiences and growth to last me plenty...Right now, I'd be glad to trade some growth for happiness.

Harvey

You turned yourself into a comic hero?

Crumb

I recommend the piÒa coladas. They are excellent and very authentic tasting.

Toby

You know, you should try believing in something bigger than yourself. It might cheer you up.

Toby

So how smart is she?

Mattress Guy 1

I don't know. I guess she's about average.

Mattress Guy 2

Average? Hey, man. Average is dumb!

Mattress Guy 1

Why does everything in my life have to be such a complicated disaster?!

Joyce

Man, she's got good looking handwriting.

Harvey

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