“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.”

“I feel like I’ve been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I’m just now waking up.”

“There’s nothing worse in life than being ordinary.”

“Look at me, jerking off in the shower. This will be the highlight of my day.”

“Remember those posters that said, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life?’ Well, that’s true of every day except one: the day you die.”

“In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.”

“I’m not going to be ignored, Carolyn.”

“I have lost something. I’m not exactly sure what it is, but I know I didn’t always feel this sedated.”

“My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood. This is my street. This is my life. I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

“It’s just a couch. This isn’t life, it’s just stuff. And it’s become more important to you than living.”

“I expected so much more than just another floating plastic bag caught in an updraft.”

“You don’t get to tell me what to do ever again.”

“Things aren’t always what they seem, Carolyn.”

“I’m just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.” POSITIVE FRIDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

“I’m tired of being ashamed of who I am.”

“My job, my marriage, my life… it all seemed like a trap.”

“Man, oh man. Man-oh-man-oh-man. I really had you going there for a minute, didn’t I?”

“I feel like I’ve been given a second chance, Lester. I can’t throw that away.”

“I want to look good naked!”

“I’m glad you’re proud of yourself, because I’m sure as hell not.”

“I want to have plenty of time for second thoughts.”

“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world.”

“But then I remember that people have always died, and always will die, and so I won’t let myself be paralyzed by fear.”

“I’m just an ordinary man, with a sack of bones and blood.”

“This isn’t life, it’s a prison.”

“I’m not saying I’m a superhero. I’m just saying sometimes, there’s a chance for a man to rise above himself and do something extraordinary.”

“I want to feel things, really feel them. How’s that for an answer?”