Lois Quote #265

Quote from Lois in Cynthia's Back

Lois: Hal, it wouldn't be such a big deal if you would just admit it.
Hal: Come on, Lois, what possible reason would I have to kiss Karen?
Lois: You're a man!
Hal: What is that supposed to mean?
Lois: You have been with the same woman for 20 years. It's only natural to be a little... curious.
Hal: About what?
Lois: You mean to tell me after all these years of marriage, you've never so much as thought about another woman?
Hal: What are you talking about?
Lois: If you are just gonna be ridiculous, there's no point in carrying on this conversation. But you are on notice!

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 ‘Cynthia's Back’ Quotes

Quote from Hal

Hal: Lois, I did it! I did it! I actually flew a kite! I can't believe I actually thought these were evil. I love this kite.
Lois: Why don't you kiss it?
Hal: Oh, for God's sake! Are you still obsessing about that?
Lois: I want a straight answer out of you.
Hal: Lois, I swear from the moment I laid eyes on you, you were the only woman for me.
Lois: So you mean to tell me that unlike all any other man alive, you don't even have a glancing interest for other women? You and you alone stand outside the dictates of millions of years of evolution!
Hal: Why is that so hard for you to believe?
Lois: Because I look at other men! Not seriously. I would never do anything about it, but, God, Hal, I notice! And if you don't, it means that... it means that you love me more than I love you.
Hal: Well, honey, that's always been true. Of course I love you more.
Lois: And you're OK with that?
Hal: Oh, yeah. I mean, think about it, if you loved me as much as I love you, we'd never leave the bedroom! Nothing would get done. We'd die of starvation.
Lois: [chuckles] I love you! [they hug]
Hal: Not as much as I love you.

Quote from Reese

Malcolm: What are you gonna do to her?
Reese: I don't know what you're talking about. OK. I've been dying to tell someone. Malcolm, I'm gonna see them.
Malcolm: What?!
Reese: I'm going to be nice to her, make her my girlfriend and get her to take her top off.
Malcolm: You're crazy!
Reese: That's what I thought at first, but I've got it all figured out. I've been working on this for days. Tomorrow, I'll reveal an embarrassing secret that makes her feel trusted. Friday, I'll sneak a kiss, then apologize. Three days later, I actually ask her out. She catches me crying. Make out session. She discovers a love letter in my pocket. Heavier make-out session. All culminating in March 8, Double D Day.
Malcolm: You're pure evil!
Reese: Who's more evil, me or the person who told me?
Malcolm: You!
Reese: Yeah, but you'd still be in trouble. I bet she'd never forgive you. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go make a mix tape.

 Lois Quotes

Quote from Graduation

Lois: That doesn't matter. What does matter is you'll be the only person in that position who will ever give a crap about people like us. We've been getting the short end of the stick for thousands of years, and I, for one, am sick of it. Now, you are going to be president, mister, and that's the end of it.
Malcolm: Did it ever occur to you that I could have taken this job, gotten really rich and then bought my way into being president?
Lois: Of course it did. We decided against it.
Malcolm: What?!
Lois: Because then you wouldn't be a good president. You wouldn't have suffered enough.
Malcolm: I've been suffering all my life.
Lois: I'm sorry, it's not enough. You know what it's like to be poor, and you know what it's like to work hard. Now you're going to learn what it's like to sweep floors and bust your ass and accomplish twice as much as all the kids around you. And it won't mean anything because they will still look down on you. And you will want so much for them to like you, and they just won't. And it'll break your heart. And that'll make your heart bigger and open your eyes and finally you will realize that there's more to life than proving you're the smartest person in the world. I'm sorry, Malcolm, but you don't get the easy path. You don't get to just have fun and be rich and live the life of luxury.
Hal: That's Dewey.
Dewey: Really?
Malcolm: This is unbelievable. You actually expect me to be president. No, no, I'm sorry. You expect me to be one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States.
Lois: You look me in the eye and you tell me you can't do it.

Quote from Graduation

Malcolm: You know what? I'm glad! This is appropriate. Now my life looks exactly how I feel. How could you screw me over like that?
Lois: Because you were going to take that job, and we are not going to let you throw your life away.
Malcolm: How is being rich throwing my life away?!
Lois: Because it's not the life you're supposed to have! The life you're supposed to have is you go to Harvard, and you earn every fellowship and internship they have. You graduate first in your class, and you start working in public service, either district attorney or running some foundation, and then you become governor of a mid-sized state, and then you become president.
Malcolm: What?!
Lois: Of the United States.
Malcolm: Dad?
Hal: I'm sorry, son. It's true.
Francis: I thought you knew.
Hal: Our expectations started out much smaller, but you just kept upping the ante.