All Time Best Good Will Hunting Quotes

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If you haven’t seen the film (Good Will Hunting) already or it’s on your watch list then, these quotes for you and it will inspire you to realize your potential, no matter what obstacles may be standing in your way.

Good Will Hunting is an American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and Written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The film cast by Matt Damon as Will Hunting, Robin Williams as Dr. Sean Maguire, Ben Affleck as Chuckie Sullivan, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver and others.

The film follows 20-year-old South Boston janitor Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.

The film was released on December 2, 1997 (Bruin Theater) and December 5, 1997 (United States). The film grossed over $225 million during its theatrical run, from a $10 million budget.

For the 1998 Oscars it was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, and won two: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon. In 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporter’s “100 Favorite Films” list.


“You have a bullshit answer for everything.” – Will Hunting

“Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?” – Will Hunting

“Son of a bitch… He stole my line.” – Will Hunting

“See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years, you’re gonna start doing some thinking of your own, and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One, don’t do that. And two, you dropped 150 grands on a f*ckin’ education you could’ve got for $1.50 in late charges at the public library.” – Will Hunting

“I don’t care if Helen of Troy walks in the room, that’s Game 6!” – Will Hunting

“The only feeling of real loss is when you love someone more than you love yourself.” – Will Hunting

“Beethoven, okay. He looked at a piano, and it just made sense to him. He could just play.” – Will Hunting

“You played a hand, and you lost. You lost a big f*ckin’ hand. Some people will lose a big hand like that and have the sack to ante up again.” – Will Hunting

“When you think about it, it’s just as arbitrary as drinking coffee.” – Will Hunting

“Yeah, and he’s [expletive] bowling’ police out of the way!” – Will Hunting

“Yeah. Maybe, but at least I won’t be unoriginal. But, I mean, if you have a problem with that, maybe we could just step outside, and we could figure it out…” – Will Hunting

“I’m afraid? What am I afraid of? What the f*ck am I afraid of?” – Will Hunting

“No, not a lick. I mean, I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn’t paint you a picture, I probably can’t hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can’t play the piano.” – Will Hunting

“Exactly. That’s an honorable profession. What’s wrong with…with fixing somebody’s car. Someone can get to work the next day because of me. There’s honor in that.” – Will Hunting

“f*cking people baffle me.” – Will Hunting

“Allegedly, your situation, for you, would be concurrently improved if I had $200 in my back pocket right now.” – Will Hunting

“See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you’re gonna start doing some thinking on your own and you’re gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One, don’t do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grands on a f*ckin education you could got for a dollar fifty in late changes at the public library.” – Will Hunting

“Does this violate the doctor-patient relationship?” – Will Hunting


“You’ll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you’re afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.” – Sean Mcguire

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Sean Mcguire

“Someone you can relate to, someone who opens things up for you.” – Sean Mcguire

“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” – Sean Mcguire

“That’s why I’m not talking’ right now about some girl I saw at a bar twenty years ago and how I always regretted not going over and talking to her. I don’t regret the 18 years I was married to Nancy. I don’t regret the six years I had to give up counseling when she got sick. And I don’t regret the last years when she got really sick. And I sure as hell don’t regret missing’ the damn game. That’s regret.” – Sean Mcguire

“Maybe you’re perfect right now. Maybe you don’t wanna ruin that. I think that’s a super philosophy, Will; that way you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody.” – Sean Mcguire

“And why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas, as you called them? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a f*cking bat to your head, okay? It’s called loyalty.” – Sean Mcguire

“He just sat there, counting the seconds until the session was over. It was pretty impressive, actually.” – Sean Mcguire

“No – I was in a bar having’ a drink with my future wife.” – Sean Mcguire

“I just have a little question here. You could be a janitor anywhere. Why did work at the most prestigious technical college in the whole f*ckin’ world? And why did you sneak around at night and finish other people’s formulas that only one or two people in the world could do and then lie about it? Cause I don’t see a lot of honor in that, Will.” – Sean Mcguire

“You’re afraid of me! You’re afraid that I won’t love you back! f*ck it, I wanna give it a shot! At least I’m honest with you.” – Sean Mcguire

“To prove to me that he doesn’t have to talk to me, if he doesn’t want to.” – Sean Mcguire

“Do you have a soul mate?” – Sean Mcguire

“Not unless you grab my *ss.” – Sean Mcguire

“You’re just a kid, you don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talking’ about.” – Sean Mcguire

“You know Chuck; he’s family. He’d lie down in f*ckin’ traffic for you. No, I’m talking about someone who opens up things for you – touches your soul.” – Sean Mcguire

“You know what? You can shove your medal up your f*cking *ss! Because I don’t give a sh*t about your medal. Because I knew you before you were a mathematical God. When you were pimple-faced and homesick and didn’t know which side of the bed to piss on!” – Sean Mcguire

“I gotta see about a girl.” – Sean Mcguire

“Personally… I don’t give a sh*t about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some f*ckin’ book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.” – Sean Mcguire

“Why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas, as you called them? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a f*cking bat to your head, okay? It’s called loyalty.” – Sean Mcguire

“He pushes people away before they get a chance to leave him. It’s a defense mechanism. And for 20 years he’s been alone because of that. And if you push him right now, it’s gonna be the same thing all over again and I’m not gonna let that happen to him.” – Sean Mcguire

“People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff.” – Sean Mcguire

“See you Monday. We’ll be talking about Freud and why he did enough cocaine to kill a small horse.” – Sean Mcguire

“Look at me, son. It’s not your fault.” – Sean Mcguire

“Yep. Day of the game. I was sitting’ in a bar, waiting’ for the game to start, and in walks this girl. Oh, it was an amazing game, though. You know, bottom of the eighth, Carbo ties it up at 6-6. It went to twelve. Bottom of the twelfth, in stepped Carlton Fisk. Old Pudge. Steps up to the plate, you know, and he’s got that weird stance.” – Sean Mcguire

“Yeah, there is, Will. There is honor in that. And there’s honor in, you know, taking that forty-minute train ride so those college kids come in the morning and the floors are clean and the wastebaskets are empty. That’s real work.” – Sean Mcguire

“It’s all right. You’ve never been out of Boston.” – Sean Mcguire

“Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me… fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven’t thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?” – Sean Mcguire


“At the current time I am looking at a number of different fields from which to disseminate which offer is most pursuant to my benefit. What do you want? What do I want? What does anybody want? Leniency.” – Chuckie

“One day, I’m gonna wake up and I’m gonna be 50. And I’ll still be doing this sh*t.” – Chuckie

“You’re suspect. Yeah, you. I don’t know what your reputation is in this town, but after the sh*t you tried to pull today, you can bet I’ll be looking into you. Now the business we have here to for you can speak with my aforementioned attorney. Good day gentlemen and until that day comes, keep your ear to the grindstone.” – Chuckie

“f*ck you, you don’t owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me. Cuz tomorrow I’m gonna wake up and I’ll be 50, and I’ll still be doing’ this sh*t. And that’s all right. That’s fine. I mean, you’re sitting’ on a winning’ lottery ticket. And you’re too much of a p*ssy to cash it in, and that’s bullish*t. Because I’d do f*ckin’ anything to have what you got. So, would any of these f*ckin’ guys. It’d be an insult to us if you’re still here in 20 years. Hanging’ around here is a f*ckin’ waste of your time.” – Chuckie

“He knows what I’m talking about. A retainer. Nobody in this town works without a retainer. You think you can find someone who does, you have my blessing’. But I think we all know that person isn’t going to represent you as well as I can.” – Chuckie

“I mean, what’s wrong with you? You’ll hump a baseball glove?” – Chuckie

“Allegedly, what I am saying is your situation will be concurrently improved if I had two hundred bucks in my pocket right now.” – Chuckie

“Every day I come by your house and I pick you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I get to your door, because I think, maybe I’ll get up there and I’ll knock on the door and you won’t be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don’t know much, but I know that.” – Chuckie

“Let me tell you something. If you’re not out there in two f*ckin’ seconds, when I’m done with them, you’re next.” – Chuckie


“You’re legally allowed to drink now, so we figured the best thing for you was a car.” – Billy


“My boy’s wicked smart.” – Morgan

“What the f*** are we gonna do that we can’t spare fifteen minutes.” – Morgan

“If you were gonna fight them, why didn’t you fight them back there? We got snacks now!” – Morgan


“Most people never get to see how brilliant they can be. They don’t find teachers that believe in them. They get convinced they’re stupid.” – Tom

“This is Professor Lambeau.” – Tom


“I love you. I wanna hear you say that you don’t love me. Because if you say that, then I won’t call you, and I won’t be in your life…” – Skylar

“I don’t understand how your mind works.” – Skylar

“You’re an idiot. I’ve been sitting over there for 45 minutes waiting for you to come and talk to me, but I’m tired now and I hafta’ go home, and I. I couldn’t sit there any more waiting for you.” – Skylar

“I want to hear it because I want to help you.” – Skylar

“You know, I figured out, at the end, my brains gonna be worth $250,000.” – Skylar


“You’re right, Will. I can’t do this proof. But you can, and when it comes to that it’s only about… it’s just a handful of people in the world who can tell the difference between you and me. But I’m one of them.” – Lambeau

“I think you could show me some appreciation.” – Lambeau

“Yeah, you were smarter than me then and you’re smarter than me now, so don’t blame me for how your life turned out, it’s not my fault.” – Lambeau

“Most days I wish I’d never met you cause then I could sleep at night. I didn’t have to walk around with the knowledge that there was someone like you out there. I didn’t have to watch you throw it all away.” – Lambeau

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