Lois Quote #473

Quote from Lois in Dewey's Special Class

Lois: [cutesy voice to Jamie] ...and then he was chopped up and eaten by wolves, because that's what happens to babies who pull hair.


 ‘Dewey's Special Class’ Quotes

Quote from Otto

Otto: Distinguished guests, friends, members of the press... when the Fish Defense League told me that the dam on our property was blocking the endangered silverback trout from its natural breeding grounds, I was glad to help. And so today, we are going to blow up this evil dam. Afterwards, we will have a nice, light lunch provided by the Grotto, a friend of fish and the business traveler. Here we go!
Francis: That's weird. From here, the dynamite looks a lot like a picnic cooler.
[When Otto presses the ignition key, a flat-bed truck behind them goes up in flames]
Otto: I am starting to think that that is a picnic cooler.

Quote from Reese

Dewey: So the school thinks I might be a genius, too? But I'm not a whiny loudmouth who complains about everything.
Reese: Malcolm's a genius, and now Dewey's a genius? I guess it's only a matter of time 'till we find out that I'm a genius. I wonder what kind of genius I am. 15 times 32 is 3,989.
Malcolm: It's 480.
Reese: Okay, so I'm not Rain Man, big deal. Some day they'll invent a machine that does that stuff for you, anyway.

 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.