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Extremely Quotable Ghostbusters Quotes From the Original Movie

When there’s something strange going on, we know exactly who you’re gonna call. There’s a Ghostbusters quote for just about every occasion. That, along with the nostalgic special effects, goofy characters, and a solid dash of spooky is what makes this 1984 film such a classic.

It’s been almost 40 years since Ghostbusters made its silver screen debut. Since then, the words of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore have drenched pop culture the same way ectoplasma drenched Peter after he got slimed.

If you ain’t afraid of no ghost then we encourage you to read on! Here is our list of the best and most quotable lines from the original Ghostbusters movie.

Don’t forget to also check out these Kill Bill quotes from the hit Quentin Tarantino films.

Famous Ghostbusters quotes and lines

1. “Drop everything, Venkman. We got one.” — Ray Stantz

2. “There is no Dana, only Zuul.” — Dana Barrett

3. “I’ll call that a big yes.” — Peter Venkman

4. “I’m always serious.” — Egon Spengler

5. “We’re ready to believe you!” — The Ghostbusters

6. “We got one!” — Janine Melnitz

7. “I’ll take the next one.” — Elevator Man

8. “We came! We saw! We kicked its ass!” — Peter Venkman

9. “Does anybody wanna play Parcheesi?” — Louis Tully

10. “Okay, who brought the dog?” — Louis Tully

11. “I am Vinz, Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer. Volguus Zildrohar, Lord of the Sebouillia. Are you the Gatekeeper?” — Louis Tully

12. “Who you gonna call?” — Ghostbusters

13. “YOUR MOTHER!!!” — Egon Spengler

14. “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say yes!” — Winston Zeddemore

15. “Alright! This chick is toast!” — Peter Venkman

16. “There’s something you don’t see every day.” — Peter Venkman

Classic and memorable Ghostbusters quotes

17. “Egon, somehow this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head. Do you remember that?” — Peter Venkman

18. “Have you or any member of your family ever been diagnosed schizophrenic or mentally incompetent?” — Peter Venkman

19. “You don’t act like a scientist. You’re more like a gameshow host.” — Dana Barrett

20. “I’m gonna go for broke. I am madly in love with you.” — Peter Venkman

21. “We both have the same problem: YOU.” — Dana Barrett

22. “He slimed me. I feel so funky.” — Peter Venkman

23. “Don’t. Cross. The streams. It would be bad.” — Egon Spengler

24. “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?” — Janine Melnitz

25. “Don’t. Shut it. Off. I’m warning you.” — Peter Venkman

26. “You do your job, pencil neck. Don’t tell me how to do mine.” — Police Officer

27. “She’s not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she’s a client — and because she sleeps above her covers. FOUR. FEET above her covers! She barks! She drools! She claws!” — Peter Venkman

28. “I’m Winston Zeddemore. I’ve only been with the company for a couple of weeks, but these things are real. Since I joined these men, I’ve seen sh– that’ll turn you white.” — Winston Zeddmore

29. “Choose… choose the form of The Destructor.” — Gozer

30. “I love this town!” — Winston Zeddemore

31. “Who does your taxes?” — Louis Tully

The best Ghostbusters quotes

32. “I collect spores, molds, and fungus.” — Egon Spengler

33. “Spengler! I’m with Venkman! He got slimed!” — Ray Stantz

34. “No job is too big, no fee is too big.” — Peter Venkman

35. “If there’s a steady paycheck in it? I’ll believe anything you say.” — Winston Zedmore

36. “If he does that again, you can shoot him.” — Walter Peck

37. “When we get to 20, tell me, because I’m gonna throw up.” — Peter Venkman

38. “Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.” — Peter Venkman

39. “It’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.” — Ray Stantz

40. “We’ve been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft’s okay! He’s a sailor, he’s in New York… if we get this guy laid, we won’t have any trouble!” — Peter Venkman

41. “I have a radical idea. We cross the streams.” — Egon Spengler

42. “See you on the other side, Ray.” — Peter Venkman

43. “We’d like to get a sample of your brain tissue.” — Egon Spengler

More great Ghostbusters quotes

44. “Spengler, are you serious about actually catching a ghost?” — Peter Venkman

45. “You’re very handy, I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot, too. 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 racquetball.” — Janine Melnitz

46. “I’ve quit better jobs than this. Ghostbusters, whaddya want.” — Janine Melnitz

47. “I’m going to bring this up at the next tenant’s meeting! there’s not supposed to be any pets in the building!” — Louis Tully

48. “You will perish in flame! You and all your kind!” — Louis Tully

49. “Bad news, honey. I have to go to work.” — Peter Venkman

50. “I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft!” — Ray Stantz

Who are you gonna call?

There’s a reason the 1984 Ghostbusters led to a sequel, an animated television series, and a reboot. The original film is so cleverly kooky there’s absolutely nothing not to love about it. Need proof? Just take another look at the Ghostbusters quotes listed above.

Big kudos to Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis (uncredited) for writing such a spectacularly goofy film chock-full of witty quips and semi-believable pseudoscience that we’re still quoting it today, almost 40 years later.

We hope these quotes reminded you just how hilarious the original Ghostbusters movie was.
Which Ghostbusters quotes and lines are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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