What are some of the more popular quotes from the Buckaroo Banzai movie and book?

"There are times when verbal ingenuity is not enough." - B. Banzai

"Nobody is nobody. Everyone has something to offer." - B. Banzai

"Remember; no matter where you go, there you are."- B. Banzai

"If it ain't one thing, it's another." - Rawhide

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now." - B. Banzai

"If all wishes were gratified, many dreams would be destroyed." - B. Banzai

"Nothing is ever what it seems but everything is exactly what it is." - B. Banzai

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - B. Banzai

"The future begins tomorrow" - The sign for Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems

Buckaroo Banzai : "John Parker, take this wheel. Just, just hold on, that's good. It flies like a truck."
John Parker: "Good. What is a truck?"

Dr. Lizardo : "Laugha while you can monkeyboy."

Thanks to orson_washington_writer for compiling the following quotes :

"No matter where you go, there you are."

"Treat us good, we'll treat you better. Treat us bad, We'll treat you worse."

"In my experience, nothing is ever what it seems to be, but everything is exactly what it is."

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once."

"If he's not one thing, he's another."

"Expect the unexpected. He does."

"I speak Spanish to God, French to women, English to men, and Japanese to my horse."

"We have no special constitutional powers, unless you consider the extraordinary rights accorded every U.S. citizen by law, in which case we are amply empowered to go about our business."

"Today's impossible is tomorrows reality."

"Mystery is the source of all true art and science."

"Be cool, but care."

"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum." (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)

"He thinks he's Einstein, James Bond, and Batman all rolled into one."

"The only way to know if a man is trustworthy is to trust him."

"The Mind's a funny thing . . . in the Summer it longs for Winter. In the Winter it longs for Summer. In the Spring . . . it heads for the Bahamas."

"Know that, as in life, there is much that many have looked upon but few have seen because, as my father told me and his father told him, you will come to learn a great deal if you study the insignificant in depth.

"Those in a hurry show only that the thing they are about is too big for them."

"Nothing real can defeat us. Nothing unreal exists."

"Progress Over Protocol."

"The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care."

"Live like you're gonna die tomorrow and study like you're gonna live forever."

"My center is giving way...my right is in retreat. Situation excellent: I shall attack."

"A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost."

"Let's see if we can get some chocolate on the peanut butter or peanut butter in the chocolate."

"Asking is a polite way of demanding."

"Nobody is a 'nobody.' Evoeryone has something to offer."

"A thousand pities cannot undo one thoughtless act."

"A fool can throw a stone into the water which ten wise men cannot recover."

The Three Loves: love of others, the love of justice, and the love of freedom.

The Four Beauties: Mind, Language, Behavior, and Environment

There is a term sometimes used at the Banzai Institute: The three Bs, meaning the Bus, the Bath, and the Bed. That is where the greatest discoveries are made in science. When one is at his most relaxed, her most receptive, that is when a foreign consciousness, a "stray bullet" as B. Banzai calls it, may pop into one's head.

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