Latest Fletcher quotes from Whiplash (2014)
Not quite my tempo.
Nieman, you earned the part. Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?
For the record, Metz wasn't out of tune. You were, Erickson, but he didn't know and that's bad enough.
There are no two words in the English language more harmful than "good job".
If you want the fucking part, earn it!
The folder is your fucking responsibility, Tanner. Why would you give it to Neiman? Right? You give a calculator to a fucking retard he's gonna try to turn on a TV with it. Now get your sticks and get your ass on stage.
I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe that's an absolute necessity.
We have a squeaker today, class. His name is Andrew Nieman, he's 19 years old. Isn't he cute?
You've got ten minutes, you fucking pathetic pansy-ass fruit-fuck!
Motherfucker! Connelly, get your ass back on the kit.
Andrew, what are you doing, man?
Oh my dear God. Are you one of those single tear people? Do I look like a double fucking rainbow to you?
Now this one really upsets me. We have an out-of-tune player here. Before I continue, would that player care to identify himself? No? Ok, maybe a bug flew in my ear.
Five-P.M. call tomorrow in Dunellen. Give yourself at least two hours to get there this time, alright? Save your travel receipts. Or don't. I don't give a shit.
Tanner, are you a fucking statue? Let's go! Get off the stool.
The truth is, Andrew, I... never really had a Charlie Parker. But I tried. I actually fucking tried. And that's more than most people ever do. And I will never apologise for how I tried.
Listen, the key is to just relax. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about what the other guys are thinking. You're here for a reason. You believe that, right?
So, imagine if Jones had just said, "Well, that's okay, Charlie. That was all right. Good job." So Charlie thinks to himself, "Well, shit, I did do a pretty good job." End of story. No Bird. That to me is an absolute tragedy. But that's just what the world wants now. People wonder why jazz is dying.
Is that all you have you worthless Hymie fuck? No wonder mommy ran out on you.
Everybody remember, Lincoln Center and its ilk use these competitions to decide who they are interested in and who they are not. And I am not gonna have my reputation in that department tarnished by a bunch of fucking limp-dick, sour-note, flatter-than-their-girlfriends, flexible-tempo dipshits. Got it?
If you deliberately sabotage my band, I will fuck you like a pig.
Get the fuck off my sight before I'll demolish you!
Either you're deliberately out of tune and sabotaging my band, or you don't know you're out of tune, and that's even worse.
I never really had a Charlie Parker. But I tried. I actually fucking tried. And that's more than most people ever do.
You think I'm fucking stupid? I know it was you.
That is not your boyfriend's dick. Do not come early.
And here comes mister gay pride of the Upper West Side himself. Unfortunately, this is not a Bette Midler concert, we will not be serving Cosmopolitans and Baked Alaska, so just play faster than you give fucking hand jobs, will you please?
I can still fucking see you, Mini Me!
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