20 Rocky Horror Picture Show Quotes from the Cult Horror Comedy
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is arguably one of the most significant cult classic films across generations. Its eerie yet gripping plot follows a couple who gets stranded on the road due to a flat tire and has to seek assistance from an eccentric and unusual character. Here are 20 "Rocky Horror Picture Show" quotes that highlight some of the most legendary moments of the movie.
Few movies in the entertainment industry manage to strike the perfect balance of horror and comedy. However, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is one of the few that does so. The flick found a way to deliver a perfect blend of these two distinctly different genres. It is more than just a story about how a couple, Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, encounter the eccentric and eclectic ways of the lead character, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in his castle with his servants.
The cult classic highlights messages of inclusion, love, sexuality, and self-acceptance, to name a few themes. These narratives are showcased through music, drama, comic relief, and insightful dialogue. Below are 20 "Rocky Horror Picture Show" quotes that are as iconic as they are inspirational and informative.
'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Inspirational Quotes
"It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Can't you just see it? Don't dream it, be it." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey." — The Criminologist
"I'm a wild and an untamed thing. I'm a bee with a deadly sting." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Touch, a touch, a touch, a touch me. I wanna be dirty! Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me. Creature of the night!" — Janet Weiss
"In just seven days, I can make you a man. Dig it if you can." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with anticipation. But maybe the rain isn't really to blame, so I'll remove the cause, but not the symptom." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Let's do the Time Warp again!" — Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia and Company
"If only we were amongst friends or sane persons!" — Janet Weiss
'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Quotes to Do with Life Lessons
" 'Cause I've seen blue skies through the tears in my eyes. And I realize I'm going home." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Don't get strung out by the way I look. Don't judge a book by its cover. I'm not much of a man by the light of day, but by night, I'm one hell of a lover!" — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"I'll tell you once; I won't tell you twice; you better wise up, Janet Weiss. Your apple pie doesn't taste too nice. You better wise up, Janet Weiss." — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"You're like a sponge. You take, take, take, and drain others of their love and emotion." — Columbia
"Do you think I made a mistake splitting his brain between the two of them?" — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"Magenta: I ask for nothing, Master!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter: And you shall receive it, in abundance!" — "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Wisdom-Filled 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Quotes
"And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects, called the human race. Lost in time and lost in space—and meaning." — Criminologist
"There's a light in the darkness of everybody's life." — Brad Majors and Janet Weiss
"The darkness must go down the river of night's dreaming. Flow morphia slow, let the sun and light come streaming into my life." — Riff Raff
"It took a small accident to make it happen, and that's how I discovered the secret, the elusive ingredient, that spark that is the breath of life. Yes, I have that knowledge. I hold the secret. To life itself! You see, you are fortunate, for tonight is the night that my beautiful creature is destined to be born! Hoopla!" — Dr. Frank-N-Furter
"It's astounding Time is... fleeting Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely." — Riff Raff
The quotes mentioned above are only a small composite of countless lines that played a big part in the cult horror comedy's incredible popularity and success. Everything from the music composition to the character dialogue and the captivating scenes filled with thrills and chills make "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" a timeless classic.
Despite being released many years ago, in the 70s, the movie is still a big favorite among fans to this day. It has also been reworked into another adaptation since the original film was released.
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