9 Of Our Favorite Beetlejuice Quotes

Tim Burton created a cult classic with this movie, Beetlejuice starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryer.  It was the story of a couple who died but didn’t know it until a new family moved into their home.  At this time, they were introduced to a guy, Betelgeuse, who promises to make things better for them by getting rid of the humans who invaded their home.  It’s a hilarious movie that still stands the test of time. Here are some memorable quotes from it:

1. Qualifications.

“I attended Juilliard. I’m a graduate of Harvard Business School. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the black plague, and I had a pretty good time during that…not to mention the fact that you’re talking to a dead guy.” This was his hilarious answer to that question.



2. Lydia Isn’t A Typical Human.

“Well, I read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says, ‘Live people ignore the strange and unusual.’ I myself am strange and unusual.” Lydia is intrigued by the dead, not scared by them.

3. Scary Snake.

“Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.” When the dead couple fails to scare away the human family, Betelgeuse turns into a snake and scares them all.

4. When Lydia and Betelgeuse First Meet.

“I’m the ghost with the most, babe.” Betelgeuse says to Lydia when she comes to the attic.  He also fails to trick her into saying his name three times.

5. The Rule Of Thumb For Ghosts.

“Never trust the living.” This lady from the netherworld warns The Maitlands who are becoming friends with Lydia.

6. Bad Habits Are Hard To Shake.

This ghost offers Adam a cigarette which he politely refuses and the ghost replies, “Trying to cut down myself” as he continues puffing.

7. Lydia Make a Deal To Save Her New Ghost Friends.

“Come on. Think of it as a marriage of inconvenience, okay? We both get something. I get out, and you get to say you’re hitched to the most eligible bachelor since Valentino came over.” So, Lydia agrees to marry him.

8. Feel The Groove.

“I would rather talk about… ‘Day-o…Day-o. Daylight come, and we wanna go home.’ ” Delia suddenly breaks out into this song and dance.

9. Wedding Nightmare.

“I’m Lydia Deetz, and I’m of sound mind. The man next to me is the one I want. You asked me, I’m answering. Yes, I love that man of mine.” Betelgeuse does the talking for her to continue with the ceremony.