Home Alone Quotes (1990)
Harry: Smell that?
Marv: [sniffs] Yeah.
Harry: Know what that is?
Harry: It's freedom.
Marv: No, it's fish.
Harry: It's freedom, and it's money.
Marv: Okay, okay, it's freedom.
Harry: Come on, let's get out of here before somebody sees us.
Marv: And it's fish.
Kate McCallister: What kind of idiots do you have working here?
Mrs. Stone, Desk Clerk: The finest in New York.
Cedrick the Bellman: Do you know how the TV works?
Kevin McCallister: I'm 10-years-old. TV is my life.
Kevin McCallister: You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas.
Officer Bennett: Has the boy ever run away from home?
Peter McCallister: No.
Officer Bennett: Has he ever been in a situation where's been on his own?
Kate McCallister: [Kate shakes her head. Peter gives her a look] As a matter of fact, this has happened before. It's become sort of a McCallister family travel tradition.
Peter McCallister: Funnily enough, we never lose our luggage.
[They both laugh, and knock on the wooden desk]
Kate McCallister: [Officer Bennett does not laugh] He was left at home, by accident, last year.
Peter McCallister: That's what my wife meant when she said this has become a McCallister family travel tradition.
Kevin McCallister: Don't you know a kid always wins against two idiots?
Kevin McCallister: Ma'am, my feet are hardly touching the ground. I'm barely able to look over the counter. How can I make a reservation for a hotel room?
Think about it. A kid coming into a hotel, making a reservation? I don't think so.
Cedric the Bellman: You know, Herbert Hoover once stayed here on this floor.
Kevin McCallister: The vacuum guy?
Cedric the Bellman: No, the President.
Harry: You better say every prayer you ever heard, kid.
Marv: I hope your parents got you a tombstone for Christmas.
Harry: [opens the cash register and steals money from it] Merry Christmas, Harry.
Marv: [opens the money chest and steals money from it] Happy Hanukkah, Marv.
Marv: Harry, are you wearing aftershave?
Harry: That's not aftershave, Marv. That's kerosene. The rope is soaked in it.
Marv: Now why would anyone wanna soak a rope in kerosene?
[Kevin lights a match]
Kevin McCallister: Merry Christmas.
Kevin McCallister: My tie is in the bathroom and I can't go in because Uncle Frank is taking a shower. He says that if I walked in there and saw him naked I'd grow up never feeling like a real man.
Kevin McCallister: I'm sorry. You wanted a tip.
Cedrick the Bellman: Umn, that won't be necessary, sir. I still have some
[Shows him wad of gum]
Cedrick the Bellman: tip left over.
Kevin McCallister: [pulls out a wad of cash] No tip? Okay.
Cedrick the Bellman: Uh, wait wait wait wait. Wait, wait.
[Kevin closes door]
Cedrick the Bellman: [presents a pair of boxers] Your drawers, sir.
Kevin McCallister: [grabs them] Geez! Don't flash these babies around here. There could be girls on this floor!
Cedrick the Bellman: I was very careful, sir.
Kevin McCallister: You can't be too careful when it involves underwear.
Cedrick the Bellman: I understand.
Waiter: Two scoops, sir?
Kevin McCallister: Two? Make it three. I'm not driving.
Gangster Johnny on TV: Maybe I'm off my hinges, but I believe you. That's why I'm gonna let you go. I'm gonna give you to the count of three to get your lousy, lyin', low-down, four flushing carcass OUT my door! 1... 2...
[Fires Tommy gun, killing girl gangster]
Gangster Johnny on TV: 3. Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.
Gangster Johnny on TV: And a Happy New Year.
Uncle Frank McCallister: Get outta here you nosey little pervet, or I'm gonna slap you silly!
Kevin McCallister: [staring at the Rockefellar Center tree] I know I don't deserve a Christmas, even if I did do a good deed. I don't want any presents. Instead, I want to take back every mean thing I ever said to my family. Even if they don't take back the things they said to me. I don't care. I love all of them... Including Buzz. I know it isn't possible to see them all. Could I just see my mother? I'll never want another thing as long as I live if I can just see my mother. I know I won't see her tonight, but promise me I can see her again. Sometime. Any time. Even if it's just once and only for a couple minutes. I just need to tell her I'm sorry.
Kate McCallister: Kevin?
Kevin McCallister: Mom?
[Turns back to the tree]
Kevin McCallister: Wow, that worked fast.
Harry: [while Harry and Marv are robbing Duncan's Toy Chest, Kevin takes their picture] He took our picture!
Marv: How'd my hair look?
[Kevin taps on the window and waves]
Harry: He's back!
Cedrick the Bellman: Mr. McCallister's room service bill, Sir. Merry Christmas.
[holds out hand meagerly]
Buzz McCallister: Oh, here.
[takes wad of gum out of his mouth and places it in Cedrick's outstretched hand]
Cedrick the Bellman: Nice family. Really.
Kevin McCallister: I won't forget to remember you.
Bird Lady: Don't make promises you can't keep.
Bird Lady: I'm just afraid if I do trust someone, I'll get my heart broken.
Kevin McCallister: I understand. I had a nice pair of Rollerblades. I was afraid to wreck them, so I kept them in a box. Do you know what happened? I outgrew them. I never wore them outside. Only in my room a few times.
Bird Lady: A person's heart and feelings are very different than skates.
Kevin McCallister: They're kind of the same thing. If you won't use your heart, who cares if it gets broken? If you just keep it to yourself, maybe it'll be like my Rollerblades. When you do decide to try it, it won't be any good. You should take a chance. Got nothing to lose.