In 1990, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts starred in the romantic comedy, Pretty Woman. The movie – directed by Garry Marshall – told the story of a Hollywood prostitute and a businessman, who embark on a relationship and fall in love.

Hugely successful upon release, Pretty Woman became one of the best-loved romantic comedies of the 1990s and remains a favourite to this day. The film is filled with likeable leads, a great soundtrack, a strong story, and some fantastic dialogue.

In this post I am taking a look at the dialogue of Pretty Woman, to highlight the movie’s best lines. These are the lines which really stand out from this superb movie and continue to make it shine.

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The best Pretty Woman movie quotes

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Edward Lewis – “What’s your name?”

Vivian – “What do you want it to be?”

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Olsen Sister – “Edward is our most eligible bachelor; everyone is trying to land him.”

Vivian – “Oh, I’m not trying to land him, I’m just using him for sex.”

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Vivian – “You’re late.”

Edward Lewis – “You’re stunning.”

Vivian – “You’re forgiven.”

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Edward Lewis – “People’s reactions to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic; they either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don’t, they may learn to appreciate it, but it will never become part of their soul.”

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Edward Lewis – “So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?”

Vivian – “She rescues him right back.”

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Vivian – “People put you down enough, you start to believe it.”

Edward Lewis – “I think you are a very bright, very special woman.”

Vivian – “The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?”

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Vivian – “I would have stayed for two thousand.”

Edward Lewis – “I would have paid four.”

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Edward Lewis – “You make a hundred dollars an hour and you have a safety pin holding your boot up?”

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Shop assistant – “Hello, can I help you?”

Vivian – “I was in here yesterday; you wouldn’t wait on me.”

Shop assistant – “Oh.”

Vivian – “You people work on commission, right?”

Shop assistant – “Yeah.”

Vivian – “Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.”

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Barney – “It must be difficult to let go of something so beautiful.”

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Vivian – “Did I mention, my leg is 44 inches from hip to toe. So basically, we are talking about 88 inches of therapy wrapped around you for the bargain price of three thousand dollars.”

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Edward Lewis – “I told you not to pick up the phone.”

Vivian – “Then stop calling me.”

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Edward Lewis – “You and I are such similar creatures, Vivian. We both screw people for money.”

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Edward Lewis – “6 nights at $300 is $1,800.”

Vivian – “You want days too.”

Edward Lewis – “$2,000.”

Vivian – “$3,000.”

Edward Lewis – “Done.”

Vivian – “Holy shit!”

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Edward Lewis – “It’s just that, uh, very few people surprise me.”

Vivian – “Yeah, well, you’re lucky. Most of ’em shock the hell outta me.”

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Edward Lewis – “Do you have anything in this shop as beautiful as she is?”

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Vivian – “When I was a little girl, my mama used to lock me in the attic when I was bad, which was pretty often. And I would- I would pretend I was a princess… trapped in a tower by a wicked queen. And then suddenly this knight… on a white horse with these colors flying would come charging up and draw his sword. And I would wave. And he would climb up the tower and rescue me. But never in all the time… that I had this dream did the knight say to me, “Come on, baby, I’ll put you up in a great condo.”

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Vivian – “I’m gonna treat you so nice, you’re never gonna let me go.”

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Vivian – “So, what’s your name?”

Edward Lewis – “Edward.”

Vivian – “Really? That’s my favourite name in the whole world.”

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Edward Lewis – “Impossible relationships. My special gift is impossible relationships.”

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Vivian – “In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.”

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Vivian – “Can I call you Eddie?”

Edward Lewis – “Not if you expect me to answer.”

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Edward Lewis – “I’d like you to spend the week with me.”

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Vivian – “Bridge? He’s not really my uncle.”

Bridget – “They never are, dear.”

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Vivian – “I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I’m a sure thing.”

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And finally…

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Vivian – “Mind, if I, uhm, take a swim in your tub before I go?”

Edward Lewis – “Not at all, just stay in the shallow end.”

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