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Samuel L Jackson as mob hitman Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Photo: Alamy

Classic American films: Pulp Fiction – the 10 best lines from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime drama

  • From cold-blooded hitmen Jules and Vincent to crime boss Marcellus Wallace and of course The Wolf, Pulp Fiction is full of memorable quotes

In this regular feature series on some of the most talked-about films, we examine the legacy of classics, re-evaluate modern blockbusters, and revisit some of the most memorable lines in film. We continue this week with the best quotes from 1994’s Pulp Fiction .

1. Jules (Samuel L Jackson): [After shooting someone] “I’m sorry, did I break your concentration?”

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2. Vincent (John Travolta): “You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?”

Jules (Samuel L Jackson): “They don’t call it a quarter pounder with cheese?”

Vincent: “No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn’t know what the f**k a quarter pounder is.”

Jules: “Then what do they call it?”

Vincent: “They call it a Royale with cheese.”

Jules: “Royale with cheese. What’d they call a Big Mac?”

Vincent: “Big Mac’s a Big Mac, but they call it Le Big Mac.”

Jules: “Le Big Mac! Ahhaha, what do they call a Whopper?”

Vincent: “I dunno, I didn’t go into a Burger King.”

John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction.

3. Butch (Bruce Willis): “Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.”

4. Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames): “I’ma get medieval on your ass.”

5. Jules (Samuel L Jackson): “Nah, I ain’t Jewish, I just don’t dig on swine, that’s all.”

Pulp Fiction movie poster featuring Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace. Photo: Alamy

6. Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer): “Any of you f**king pricks move, and I’ll execute every motherf*****g last one of ya!”

7. The Wolf (Harvey Keitel): “If I’m curt with you it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get out of this. So, pretty please... with sugar on top… clean the f**king car.”

8. Jules (Samuel L Jackson): “That is a tasty burger.”

Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.
Bruce Willis as Butch in Pulp Fiction.

9. Vincent (John Travolta): “Aw man, I shot Marvin in the face.”

10. Jules (Samuel L Jackson): “Well, there’s this passage I got memorised, sorta fits the occasion. ‘Ezekiel 25:17’. ‘The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of cherish and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.’”

Tarantino during the filming of Pulp Fiction. Photo: Alamy
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