O Brother Where Art Thou Quotes

Sunday, May 1 by Frances Smith

Learn about "O Brother, Where Art Thou" quotes for a good laugh. The movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou" was made in 2000 and is a rough remake of Homer's poem "The Odyssey." This movie is set in the American south in the 1930s. "O Brother, Where Art Thou" starred George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill, Holly Hunter as Penny, John Turturro as Pete, Tim Blake Nelson as Delmar O'Donnell, and John Goodman as Big Dan Teague. The mishaps and blunders make this movie a great one to enjoy. Learn the quotes and relive "O Brother, Where Art Thou" again and again.

  1. "Damn! We're in a tight spot!" This line was repeated throughout the movie by Ulysses Everett McGill. There were many "tight spots" through the movie and you come to anticipate when he might declare it!
  2. "I don't want FOP damn it, I'm a Dapper Dan Man!" Ulysses Everett McGill says this regarding his precious hair jelly. Everett has to have Dapper Dan or nothing!
  3. "Well, it didn't look like a two-horse town, but try finding a decent hair jelly." Once again Everett laments his quest for his hair jelly. He has a hard time finding Dapper Dan while on the run with Pete and Delmar.
  4. "Them syreens did this to Pete. They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad." Delmar O'Donnell says this regarding the sirens at the river. Delmar is scared for Pete, who is missing, but Delmar thinks he is a toad.
  5. "We thought you was a toad!" Delmar says in the movie theater. "What?" Pete says. "We thought you was a toad!" Pete is in the movie theater and Delmar cannot believe it. He was certain the sirens had turned Pete into a toad.
  6. "Do not seek the treasure!" Pete tells Delmar this in the movie theater. He knows the danger that the flood will bring and is warning Pete to stay away from the homestead.
  7. "I'm gonna visit those foreclosing son-of-a-guns at the Indianola Savings & Loan, slap that money on the barrelhead and buy back the family farm. You ain't no kind of man if you ain't got land." Delmar O'Donnell is fed up! He wants his property back.
  8. "I don't know Delmar. The blind are reputed to possess sensitivities compensating for their lack of sight, even to the point of developing paranormal psychic powers. Now, clearly seeing into the future would fall into neatly into that category; its not so surprising then that an organism deprived of its earthly vision…" Everett tells Delmar about the blind man who told him about the treasure. He is trying to convince Delmar using his fancy words.
  9. "Go to sleep you little baby, Go to sleep you little baby, You and me and the devil makes three, Don't need no other lovin' baby. Go to sleep you little baby, Go to sleep you little baby, Come and lay your bones on the alabaster stones, And be my ever lovin' baby." The sirens sing this to Everett, Pete, and Delmar. They lure the men into the water with this lullaby.
  10. "No, wait, honey! Finding one little ring in the middle of all that water is one hell of a heroic task!" Everett concludes his discussion with Penny about the ring that was in the house that has now been flooded. Penny refuses to take no for an answer. She wants her ring.