33 Strange And Unusual Beetlejuice Quotes

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One of Tim Burton‘s most popular movies has to be the 1988 film Beetlejuice. It’s quirky, unique, and memorable which means there are tons of Beetlejuice quotes that have gone on to become famous.

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The story follows the malicious spirit Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton) as he helps new ghosts Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) rid their home of the new family that moved in which includes Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder).

We don’t suggest saying his name three times out loud, but you should definitely recite your favorite lines from the cult classic.

33 Beetlejuice Quotes That’ll Make Your Millennium

Betelgeuse Quotes

1. “It’s showtime.”

2. “We come for your daughter, Chuck.”

3. “Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.”

4. “I’ve seen The Exorcist about 167 times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!”

5. “Whew! Thank you, thank you! That is why I won’t do two shows a night anymore, babe, I won’t, I won’t do ’em.”

6. “I’m the ghost with the most, babe.”

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7. “The only one I think I can deal with is Edgar Allan Poe’s daughter. I think she understands me.”

8. “I’ll eat anything you want me to eat, I’ll swallow anything you want me to swallow! So, come on down, and I’ll chew on a dog!”

9. “These aren’t my rules. Come to think of it, I don’t have any rules.” 

10. “Go ahead, make my millennium.” 

11. “Welcome to Winter River, museum of natural greed; a monument to the bored businessman! Come on a little closer! Step right up! Test your strength!”

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Lydia Deetz Quotes from Beetlejuice

12. “I myself am strange and unusual.”

13. “My whole life is a dark room. One big, dark room.”

14. “Are you gross under there? Are you Night of the Living Dead under there? Like all bloody veins and pus?”

15. “I plan to have a stroke from the amount of MSG that’s in this food.” 

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16. “I’ve read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: ‘Live people ignore the strange and unusual.’”

17. “Maybe you can relax in a haunted house, but I can’t.”

18. “I am alone. I am *utterly* alone.”

Barbara and Adam Maitland Quotes

19. “There’s a word for people in our situation: ghosts.” — Adam

20. “Where are all the other dead people in the world? Why is it just you and me?” — Barbara

21. “You know, if I had seen a ghost at your age I would have been scared out of my wits.” — Barbara

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22. “What’s the good of being a ghost if you can’t frighten people away?” — Barbara

23. “Barb, honey… we’re dead. I don’t think we have very much to worry about anymore.” — Adam

Delia and Charles Deetz Quotes

24. “So you were miserable in New York City, and now you’re going to be miserable out here in the sticks. At least someone’s life hasn’t been upheaved.” — Delia

25. “This is my art, and it is dangerous. You think I want to die like this!” — Delia

26. “And look at that kitchen. You’re finally going to be able to cook a decent meal.” — Charles

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27. “Please, they’re dead. It’s a little late to be neurotic.” — Delia

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28. “I will live with you in this hellhole, but I must express myself.” — Delia

29. “You have got to take the upper hand in all situations or people, whether they’re dead or alive, will walk all over you.” — Delia

30. “If you don’t let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!” — Delia

Other Beetlejuice Quotes

31. “Never trust the living!” — Juno

32. “I know just as much about the supernatural as I do about interior design.” — Otho

33. “It obviously doesn’t do any good to pull your heads off in front of people if they can’t see you!” — Juno

Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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