13 Great Quotes from Ghostbusters

Here are 13 of my favorite quotes from the classic movie, Ghostbusters.

1. Dr. Peter Venkman: He slimed me.

2. Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

3. Dr Ray Stantz: Listen! Do you smell something?

4. Janine Melnitz: Oh, that’s very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?
Dr. Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

5. Dr Ray Stantz: You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven’t had a successful test of this equipment.
Dr. Egon Spengler: I blame myself.
Dr. Peter Venkman: So do I.
Dr Ray Stantz: Well, no sense in worrying about it now.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.

6. Dr. Peter Venkman: Someone blows their nose and you want to keep it?

7. Dr Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
Dr. Peter Venkman: You’re right, no human being would stack books like this.

8. Dr. Peter Venkman: Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head. Remember that?
Dr. Egon Spengler: That would have worked if you hadn’t stopped me.

9. Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes…
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria.

10. Dr. Peter Venkman: Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon… what’ve you got left?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Sorry, Venkman, I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

11. Joe Franklin: As they say in T.V., I’m sure there’s one big question on everybody’s mind, and I imagine you are the man to answer that. How is Elvis, and have you seen him lately?

12. Dr Ray Stantz: Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Dr. Peter Venkman: Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?
Dr Ray Stantz: If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…
Dr Ray Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Peter Venkman: Ghostbusters.
Dr Ray Stantz: Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs.
Dr Ray Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Peter Venkman: We’re ready to believe you.

13. Dr. Peter Venkman: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.

31 thoughts on “13 Great Quotes from Ghostbusters”

  1. Oh wow, does this ever bring back memories of the 1980s! I haven’t seen Ghostbusters in forever and now I’m kind of wanting to after reading these quotes.

  2. My 9 and 7 year old recently discovered Ghostbusters and they have been watching it soooo often that I’m on total burn out.

    However, this line “Sorry, Venkman, I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.” is funny ever single time I hear it!

  3. “There’s at least two people in there already..”

    I LOVE that film, but I haven’t seen it in years. “Dog and cats living together…”

    Thanks for reminding me; I must put in an order to NetFlix.

  4. Oh, I LOVE Ghostbusters. I think I’ll make the kids watch it with me soon. My favorite quote (thanks to IMDB–I mostly just say “important safety tip”):
    Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
    Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

  5. Such a fun list. I haven’t watched this in its entirety for years. Mary and I were talking about the Stay Puff man in front of Tori the other day and she was completely lost…we have to remedy that!

  6. I love Ghostbusters. When I did my favorite quotes I had a hard time narrowing it down.

    And I totally missed that “Listen. Do you smell something.” I totally missed that. That’s hilarious.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT, but hoping my kids don’t add this to their extensive list of movies they can quote from at will. It’s nice to have some that I can quote that they don’t know about.

  8. These quotes were great, though I must admit to being the one person in America who has never seen Ghostbusters.

    What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff. Good stuff.

  9. Even now if my mom is having a fit about something either my sister or I will interrupt her to say “dogs and cats living together…” Great list!

  10. you forgot my favorite line!

    Dr. Peter Venkman: “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say, ‘YES!'”

    Ah my fave, anybody know the city of albany line? I can’t remember it and it’s one of my favorites!

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