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Here are some memorable quotes from "A Bug's Life".

Directed by John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton, and written by Andrew Stanton (screenplay), "A Bug's Life" (also known as "Bugs", "Große Krabbeln, Das", "A Bug's Life - Megaminimondo") is a Family/Animation/Comedy/Adventure film, released on November 14 of 1998 in the USA . Dave Foley is starring, alongside Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller and Richard Kind.

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Dave Foley
Dave Foley (Flik)
I know it's a rock! Don't you think I know a rock when I see a rock? I've spent a lot of time around rocks!
[from outtakes; gets ready to fly] TO INFINITY, AND BEYOND! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [reference to Buzz Lightyear's line in Toy Story]
You're wrong...Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I've seen these ants do great things, and year after year, they somehow manage to pick enough food for themselves and you! So-so who's the weaker species'! Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's you who need us! We're a lot stronger than you say we are. And you know it, don't you?

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey (Hopper)
It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those "circle of life" kind of things.
Let this be a lesson to all you ants: ideas are very dangerous things. You are mindless, soil-shoving losers put on this earth to serve us!
You piece of dirt. No, I'm wrong. You're lower than dirt. You're an ant!

Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller (Queen)
That's our lot in life. It's not a lot, but it's our life!
Why didn't I think of that? Oh, because it's suicide!
[after her pet aphid Aphie has urinated in her lap] Uh-oh! Towel! I need a towel!

Denis Leary
Denis Leary (Francis)
[Slim calls him a lady] I heard that, you twig!
Shoo, fly, don't bother me.
So! Being a ladybug automatically makes me a girl! Is that it, fly boy? Huh'!

David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce (Slim)
No...it's because I'm a PROP! You always cast me as the broom, the pole, the stick! A splinter!
I'm the only stick with eyeballs!
What's the point of going out there? They'll only laugh at me...

Joe Ranft
Joe Ranft (Heimlich)
I'm finished! Finally I'm a beautiful butterfly.
Francis, leave them alone. They are poo-poo heads.
I think I'm going to wet myself.

Dialogues from "A Bug's Life"

Hopper (Kevin Spacey)
→ So, where is it? Where's my FOOD'!

Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
→ I-I-Isn't it up there?

→ What?

→ The food was sitting in a leaf on top--

→ Excuse me.

→ Are you sure it's not up there?

→ Are you saying I'm stupid?

→ No.

→ Do I look stupid... to you? Let's just think about the logic, shall we? Let's just think about it for a second. If it was up there, would I be coming down here, to you level, looking for it'! Why am I even talking to you? You're not the queen. You don't smell like the queen.

Queen (Phyllis Diller)
→ She's learning to take over for me, Hopper.

→ Oh, I see. Under new management. So it's your fault.

→ No, it wasn't me, it was--

→ Uh-uh-uh. First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.

→ But-But-I--

→ It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, Princess, one of those circle-of-life kind of things. Now, let me tell you how things are supposed to work. The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, the grasshoppers eat the food--

Molt (Richard Kind)
→ And the birds eat the grasshoppers. Hey, like the one that nearly ate you, you 'member? Oh, you shoulda seen it. This blue jay has him halfway down his throat, and Hopper's kickin' and screamin' And I'm scared. I'm not goin' anywhere near, okay? [Hopper aproaches Molt] Aw, come on. It's a great story. [Hopper grabs his antennae] Ow, ow, ow.

[Hopper pushes him against a wall] I swear, if I hadn't promised Mother on her deathbed... that I wouldn't kill you, I would kill you.

→ And believe me, no one appreciates that more than I do.

→ Shut up! I don't want to hear another word out of you while we're on this island. Do you understand me? [Molt whimpers] I said, do you understand me?

→ How could I answer? You said I couldn't say another word. [Hopper enraged is about to punch him] Remember ma!

[Hopper turns and punches another grasshopper but calms down becoming reasonable] Hey, I'm a compassionate insect. There's still a few months till the rains come, so you can all just try again.

→ But, Hopper, since it's almost the rainy season, we need this time to gather food for ourselves.

→ Listen, if you don't keep your end of the bargain, then I can't guarantee your safety. And there are insects out there that will take advantage of you. Someone could get hurt. [snaps and call out Thumper who scares Dot so she runs away but is caught by Hopper] What's the matter? You scared of grasshoppers?

Flik (Dave Foley)
→ Dot!

[Hopper picks her up and brings her closer to Thumper] You don't like Thumper? [he brings her up face to face with Thumper and he snarls and growls]

[at this Flik comes out] Leave her alone! [this outburst shocks Hopper]

→ You want her? [hold her above Flik] Go ahead-- take her. [Flik stands down in fear] No? Then get back in line. [Flik goes back in line] It seems to me that you ants are forgetting your place. So let's double the order of food. [this overwhelmes the ants]

→ No! But-But--

→ We'll be back at the end of the season, when the last leaf falls. [pulls a skin flake off Molt anf lets it slowly drop like a leaf] You ants have a nice summer. Let's ride! [Hopper and the rest of the grasshopper gang fly away and the entire colony looks upon Flik with great dismay]



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