Quotes from the Movie You\'ve Got Mail

I would have asked for your phone number and I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling and asking, "How about coffee, drinks, dinner, a movie, for as long as we both shall live?"

Joe Fox

Timing is everything. He waited until you were primed. Until you knew there was no other man you could ever love.

Joe Fox

Timing is everything. He waited until you were primed. Until you knew there was no other man you could ever love.

Joe Fox

Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.

Joe Fox

Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could pass all my zingers to you and then I would never behave badly and you could behave badly all the time and we'd both be happy? On the other hand, I must warn you that when you finally have the pleasure of saying the thing you mean to say at the moment you mean to say it, remorse inevitably follows.

Joe Fox

I love Patricia. Patricia's amazing. Patricia makes coffee nervous.

Joe Fox

I said we were a goddamn piazza where people could mingle and mix and be.÷I was eloquent. Shit.

Joe Fox

I met a man in an elevator today who knew exactly what he wanted. And I found myself wishing I were as lucky as he.

Joe Fox

The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!

Joe Fox

I started helping my mother here after school when I was six years old. I used to watch her, and it wasn't that she was selling books, it was that she was helping people become whoever they were going to turn out to be. When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life does.

Kathleen Kelly

You were spying on me, weren't you? You probably rented those children.

Kathleen Kelly

'Joe. Just call me Joe.' As if you were one of those stupid 22-year-old girls with no last name. 'Hi, I'm Kimberley.' 'Hi, I'm Janice.' What's wrong with them? Don't they know you're supposed to have a last name? It's like they're a whole generation of cocktail waitresses.

Kathleen Kelly

The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.

Kathleen Kelly

Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but circumscribed. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I donŪt really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So goodnight, dear void.

Kathleen Kelly

Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today I saw one. I couldn't believe it. It got on at 42nd -- and got off at 59th, where I assume it was going to Bloomindale's to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake. As almost all hats are.

Kathleen Kelly

It will be really easy to stop seeing him, because .... I don't.

Kathleen Kelly

Listen to this -- the entire work force of the state of Virginia had to have solitaire removed from their computers -- because they hadn't done any work in six weeks.÷ You know what this is, you know what we're seeing here? We're seeing the end of Western civilization as we know it.

Frank Navasky

The Olympia Report deluxe Electric. Report÷as in gunshot.

Frank Navasky

You are a lone reed standing tall, waving boldly, in the corrupt sands of commerce.

Frank Navasky

Technologically speaking, the world's out of hand. Take the VCR. The whole idea of a VCR is that it makes it possible for you to tape what's on television while you're out of the house. But the whole point of being out of the house is so you can miss what's on television. Radio. Now there's a medium I can get behind.

Frank Navasky

I'm late. Random House fired Dick Atkins. Good riddance. Murray Chilton died. Which makes one less person I'm not speaking to -- (she drains a cup of espresso as a second starts to come out of the machine) Vince got a great review. He'll be insufferable. Tonight, PEN dinner÷

Patricia Eden

You know what's always fascinated me about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg is how old they looked when they were really just our age.

Patricia Eden

As far as I'm concerned, the Internet is just another way to be rejected by a woman.

George Papas

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