The work of William Shakespeare has inspired many, many movies. Some have been good, some have been bad, and in the case of 10 Things I Hate About You – a reworking of Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew – this one in particular is fantastic.
Directed by Gil Junger and released in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You is a romantic teen comedy starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Olyenik. The movie tells the story of a high school student who is paid to date an ill-tempered classmate, only to develop feelings for her as she begins to let down her guard.
Loaded with great gags, a superb soundtrack, and a brilliant cast, 10 Things I Hate About You is a joy to watch. It is also a movie with marvellous dialogue, which continues to entertain audiences at every opportunity.
In this post, I am casting an eye over the best pieces of dialogue from 10 Things I Hate About You to highlight why this movie is such fun. These lines demonstrate the sharp wit of the script, are sure to raise a smile, and will remind you why this is such an awesome adaptation of Shakespeare’s work!
The best 10 Things I Hate About You movie quotes
Walter – “This morning, I delivered a set of twins to a fifteen-year-old girl, do you know what she said to me?”
Bianca – “”I’m a crack-whore who should have made my skeazy boyfriend wear a condom”?”
Walter – “Close, but no. She said, “I should have listened to my father”.”
Bianca – “She did not.”
Walter – “Well, that’s what she would have said if she wasn’t so doped up!”
Walter – “Hello, Katarina. Make anyone cry today?”
Kat – “Sadly, no. But it’s only 4:30.”
Walter – “Where’s your sister going?”
Kat – “She’s meeting some bikers. Big ones. Full of sperm.”
Patrick – “What is it with this chick? She have beer-flavoured nipples?”
Chastity – “I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”
Bianca – “I think you can in Europe.”
Kat – “You are amazingly self-assured, has anyone ever told you that?”
Patrick – “I tell myself that every day, actually.”
Ms. Perky – “So, I hear you were terrorizing Mr. Morgan’s class… again.”
Kat – “Expressing my opinion is not a terrorist action.”
Ms. Perky – “The way you expressed your opinion to Bobby Ridgeway? By the way, his testicle retrieval operation went quite well, in case you’re interested.”
Kat – “I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls.”
Cameron – “Wow, is this what a bar looks like?”
Michael – “Don’t touch anything! You may get hepatitis.”
Walter – “What are the two house rules? Number One: No dating till you graduate. Number Two: No dating till you graduate.”
Kat – “Romantic? Hemingway? He was an abusive, alcoholic misogynist who squandered half of his life hanging around Picasso trying to nail his leftovers.”
Walter – “What’s a Bogey Lowenstein?”
Cameron – “She never wanted me. She wanted Joey the whole time.”
Patrick – “Cameron, do you like the girl?”
Cameron – “Yeah.”
Patrick – “Yeah, and is she worth all this trouble?”
Cameron – “Well, I thought she was, but you know, I…”
Patrick – “Well, she is or she isn’t. See first of all, Joey is not half the man you are. Secondly, don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.”
Cameron – “Just ’cause you’re beautiful, that doesn’t mean that you can treat people like they don’t matter.”
Walter – “Do you know what happens at proms?”
Bianca – “Yes. We’ll dance, we’ll kiss, we’ll come home. It’s not quite the crisis situation you imagine.”
Walter – “Kissing? That’s what you think happens? I’ve got news for you. Kissing isn’t what keeps me up to my elbows in placenta all day long.”
Kat – “We’re going now.”
Walter – “Alright, wait a minute. No drinking, no drugs, no kissing, no tattoos, no piercings, *no* ritual animal slaughters of any kind. Oh, God, I’m giving them ideas.”
Patrick – “It’s not every day you find a girl who’ll flash someone to get you out of detention.”
Patrick – “Someone still has her panties in a twist.”
Kat – “Don’t, for one minute, think that you had any effect whatsoever on my panties.”
Patrick – “Then what did I have an effect on?”
Kat – “Other than my upchuck reflex, nothing.”
Walter – “You’re 18, you don’t know what you want. And you won’t know what you want ’til you’re 45, and even if you get it, you’ll be too old to use it.”
Michael – “I have a dick on my face, don’t I?”
Patrick – “I thought you wanted out.”
Cameron – “Yeah, well, I did, but, uh… that was until she kissed me.”
Patrick – “Where?”
Cameron – “In the car.”
Kat – “You can’t just buy me a guitar every time you screw up, you know?”
Patrick – “Yeah, I know. But then, you know, there’s always drums, and bass, and maybe even one day a tambourine.”
Patrick – “Some asshole paid me to take out this really great girl.”
Kat – “Is that right?”
Patrick – “Yeah, but I screwed up. I, um, I fell for her.”
Michael – “The shit hath hitith the fan… ith.”
Walter – “I’m down, I’ve got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don’t care how dope his ride is. My momma didn’t raise no foo’!”
Kat – “I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme.
“I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.
“I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call.
“But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”
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