30 Rain Man Quotes on Brotherhood, Family, and Empathy

If you’re a fan of any Tom Cruise movie, you’ll love these Rain Man quotes we’ve gathered!

Unlike the movies that Tom Cruise is known for, Rain Man is an American road drama that will make you tear up and reflect on how you treat your family members. It all starts with Charlie Babbitt receiving news of his father’s death. Not only that, but he also discovers that he has an autistic elder brother, Raymond.

Because of Raymond’s condition, his father left all his fortune to the facility caring for him. Sadly, instead of going home to care for his brother, Charlie was initially motivated by greed. He wanted to take the money for himself.

However, blood will always be thicker than water. It will always prevail above greed, money, and power. So, in the movie, Charlie learns more about his brother and slowly forms a bond that nothing can compare to.

Indeed, Rain Man is more than your usual Tom Cruise movie. Read on if you’re curious about how the brothers’ stories unfolded!

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Best Rain Man Quotes

1. “This is a good one. We don’t go out when it rains, this is a real good one. I hope you appreciate this because my business is going down the fucking toilet.” – Charlie Babbitt

2. Raymond Babbitt: “That’s my pen. That’s definitely my book.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Well taking your book is not a serious injury!”

Raymond Babbitt: “Serious injury book is a red book; that book is blue.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Well forgive me, I’ve lost my secret decoder ring!”

3. “What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes.” – Charlie Babbitt

4. “Ray, you’re never gonna solve it. It’s not a riddle because Who is on first base? That’s a joke, Ray, it’s a comedy, but when you do it, you’re not funny. You’re like the comedy of Abbott and Abbott.” – Charlie Babbitt

5. Charlie Babbitt: “Listen, Ray, our dad died; that means he’s not with us anymore. Did they tell you about that?”

Raymond Babbitt: “I don’t know.”

Charlie Babbitt: “You don’t know if they told you or you don’t know what death is?”

Raymond Babbitt: “I don’t know.”

6. Charlie Babbitt: “Hey, Ray, you take a shower right?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Well the rain is a lot like the shower; you get a little wet. What do you say, Ray? What do you say?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Of course, the shower is in the bathroom.”

Charlie Babbitt: “That’s the end of that conversation.”

7. Susanna: “What happened to him?”

Charlie Babbitt: “Nothing, I just grew up.”

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8. Raymond Babbitt: “Of course, I don’t have my underwear. I’m definitely not wearing my underwear.”

Charlie Babbitt: “I gave you a fresh pair of mine to wear. Where are they?”

Raymond Babbitt: “They’re in the pocket of my jacket. Here.”

Charlie Babbitt: “I don’t want them back.”

9. Raymond Babbitt: “It’s definitely very small in here.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Small, and safe. Don’t wanna miss the party. You know that there’s a party in your honor Ray? When we get to LA, there’ll be a little custody hearing. Lawyers are setting it up right now. Know why there’s a party for you? Because you’re the $3,000,000 man.”

10. Raymond Babbitt: “Definitely have to dance on my date. Have to learn how to dance. Definitely. Now.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Ray, you’re not gonna have to dance, but I will teach you sometime.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Definitely have to dance with Iris.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Sorry I even brought this up. You’re right, Ray; you got a date with the only famous dancing hooker in Las Vegas.”

11. Susanna: “How was that?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Wet.”

12. Charlie Babbitt: “Did you fart?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yes I did.”

Charlie Babbitt: “How can you stand that?”

Raymond Babbitt: “No I don’t mind it.”

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13. Charlie Babbitt: “Raymond, what are you looking at? The ducks are over here. What are you looking at?”

Raymond Babbitt: “I don’t know.”

14. Raymond Babbitt: “Maple syrup is supposed to be on the table before the pancakes.

Charlie Babbitt: We haven’t ordered yet, Ray.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Of course when they bring the maple syrup after the pancakes, it’ll definitely be too late.”

15. Raymond Babbitt: “Lights out at 11.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Yeah, well, new rules.”

16. Susanna: “You use me, you use Raymond, you use everybody.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Using Raymond? Hey Raymond, am I using you? Am I using you, Raymond?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Shut up! He is answering a question from a half hour ago!”

17. Charlie Babbitt: “Who took this picture”

Raymond Babbitt: “D—A—D.”

Charlie Babbitt: “And you lived with us?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah. 10962 Beachcrest Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.”

Charlie Babbitt: “When did you leave?”

Raymond Babbitt: “January 12, 1965. Very snowy that day; 7.2 inches of snow that day.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Just after Mom died.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah, Mom died January 5, 1965.”

Charlie Babbitt: “You remember that day. Was I there? Where was I?”

Raymond Babbitt: “You were in the window. You waved to me, ‘Bye bye Rain Man. Bye bye.’”

18. Charlie Babbitt: “You think that’s funny?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah, funny Rain Man, funny teeth.”

Charlie Babbitt: “What’d you say? Funny teeth? What?”

Raymond Babbitt: “I didn’t say funny teeth, funny Rain Man.”

Charlie Babbitt: “You? You’re the Rain Man?”

19. Doctor: “Ray, do you want to stay and live with Charlie?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Doctor: “Or do you want to go back to Walbrook?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Doctor: “Which is it? Go back to Walbrook or stay with Charlie Babbitt?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Go back to Walbrook; stay with Charlie Babbitt.”

20. Charlie Babbitt: “I’m going to see you in two weeks; now how many days is that before we’ll be together?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Fourteen days from today, today’s Wednesday.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Hours?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Three hundred, thirty-six hours.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Mystifying.”

Raymond Babbitt: “‘Course that’s 20,160 minutes; 1,290,600 hundred seconds.”

Rain Man Quotes for You to Reflect On

21. “You know what I think, Ray? I think this autism is a bunch of shit! Because you can’t tell me that you’re not in there somewhere!” – Charlie Babbitt

22. Doctor: “Raymond, do you know what autistic is?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Doctor: “You know that word?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Doctor: “Are you autistic?”

Raymond Babbitt: “I don’t think so. No. Definitely not.”

23. Charlie Babbitt: “Underwear is underwear, Ray.”

Raymond Babbitt: “My boxer shorts have my name, and it says, ‘Raymond.’”

Charlie Babbitt: “All right, when we pass the store, we’ll pick you up a pair of boxer shorts.”

Raymond Babbitt: “I get my boxer shorts at K-Mart in Cincinnati.”

Charlie Babbitt: “We’re not going back to Cincinnati, Ray, so don’t even start with that.”

24. Dr. Gerald Bruner: “Raymond, wouldn’t you feel more relaxed in your favorite K-Mart clothes?”

Charlie Babbitt: “Tell him, Ray.”

Raymond Babbitt: “K-Mart sucks.”

Dr. Gerald Bruner: “Oh, I see.”

25. Charlie Babbitt: “Ray, all airlines have crashed at one time or another; that doesn’t mean that they are not safe.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Qantas. Qantas never crashed.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Qantas.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Never crashed.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Oh that’s gonna do me a lot of good because Qantas doesn’t fly to Los Angeles out of Cincinnati; you have to get to Melbourne! Melbourne, Australia in order to get the plane that flies to Los Angeles!”

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26. “Casinos have house rules: they don’t like to lose. So you never show that you’re counting cards. That is the cardinal sin, Ray.” – Charlie Babbitt

27. “I’m gonna let ya’ in on a little secret, Ray. K-Mart sucks.” – Charlie Babbitt 

28. “I’m sorry, ma’am, I lied to you. I’m very sorry about that. That man right there is my brother, and if he doesn’t get to watch ‘People’s Court’ in about 30 seconds, he’s gonna throw a fit right here on your porch. Now you can help me, or you can stand there and watch it happen.” – Charlie Babbitt

29. “It’s okay, Ray. It’s over. No more questions. You don’t have to answer any more questions.” – Charlie Babbitt

30. Charlie Babbitt: “Listen, Ray, I don’t know if I’m gonna have a chance to talk to you again because you see, these—Dr. Bruner really likes you a lot, and he’s probably gonna take you back. You know?”

Raymond Babbitt: “Yeah.”

Charlie Babbitt: “What I said about being on the road with you I meant—connecting. I like having you for my brother.”

Raymond Babbitt: “I’m an excellent driver.”

Charlie Babbitt: “Yes, you are. I like having you for my big brother.”

Raymond Babbitt: “Charlie. Charlie. Main man.”

Who Is the Person You’re Closest To?

In our lives, there will be a lot of people who will come and go. But, among them, the ones who would genuinely stay beside us through thick and thin are our family members. Sadly, our time on this planet is finite; we’ll never know when we’ll leave.

Charlie Babbitt was indeed consumed by greed at the beginning. However, he slowly realized how important it is to stand by his family members. In the same way, though Raymond had a special condition, he recognized the bond he could only form with his brother.

Yes, the two end up being separated. However, it wasn’t because Charlie turned Raymond away or vice versa. It’s just that Charlie realized that having the facility take care of his brother would do him much more good than if Raymond stayed with him. 

Given that, don’t wait until it’s too late. Always remember that time—especially time with our family members—is precious. 

Let these Rain Man quotes serve as your guide whenever you feel like you’re drifting far away from your loved ones. Remember, your bond with your family members should never be taken for granted or compromised!

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