Dinner For Schmucks Quotes

Sunday, August 7 by Jason Cuthbert

All of these "Dinner For Schmucks" quotes come from Barry, a character played by Steve Carell in this 2010 comedy movie. The basic premise for "Dinner For Schmucks" is that Tim, a business executive played by Paul Rudd, brings Barry to a dinner put on by Tim's superiors who offer career benefits to who ever brings the biggest idiot. Keep in mind that Barry is Tim's choice guest when reading these humorous and loony "Dinner For Schmucks" movie quotes.

  1. Barry: "Vincent Van Gogh. Everyone said to him, "You can't be a great painter, you only have one ear." And you know what he said? "I can't hear you." This is one of those "Dinner For Schmucks" quotes that is funny because it makes absolutely no sense. If someone cannot hear then how can they respond to a derogatory comment that they heard being made about them? And let's not forget the fact that you don't need to hear to paint – it is a visual medium.
  2. Barry: "He's friends with Morgan Freeman!" (while holding a Nelson Mandela picture) Barry goes even dumber with this quote from "Dinner For Schmucks." For those that may honestly not get the connection between these two famous men; Morgan Freeman played Nelson Mandela in the movie "Invictus" directed by Clint Eastwood. The other characters in "Dinner For Schmucks" were probably wondering: even if Mandela and Freeman were friends, what does that have to do with anything remotely close to Barry?
  3. Barry: "So dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams. You can climb the highest mountain. You can drown in a teacup, if you find a big enough teacup. And if somebody tells you that you can't do something, you say, 'Yes, I can. 'Cause I'm doing it right now!'" It is always funny to see a movie character who has constantly represented stupidity to try to sound intelligent – and end up sounding even more stupid. This "Dinner For Schmucks" quote shows Barry's desire to motivate but also his lack of a good example to make his point. If he was a motivational speaker you may get stuck on "teacup" while you try not to laugh.
  4. Barry: "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unless you don't have any water or sugar. And then you just eat the lemons, and the rind will give you diarrhea." Barry takes this "Dinner For Schmucks" quote well beyond the common cliché that he refers to and into the territory of – too much information. This dialogue does a great job to show both Barry's vast imagination and his jagged grasp on life lessons. It is probably not a quote that you will use to teach your kids with.
  5. Barry: "Well, these people invited us here to make fun of us. This is a contest for the biggest idiot. (lifting up the trophy) Which I nailed!" This quote clarifies Barry's role in "Dinner For Schmucks" – as if it wasn't clear enough. This funny moment presents Barry as being fairly oblivious of the fact that this is not something he should be proud of. "Dinner For Schmucks" is a comedic movie that offers many funny quotes from not just actor Steve Carell, but als Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis.

-Jason Cuthbert