2. “Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” – Anton Ego

3. “If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” – Remy 

4. “There are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.” – Anton Ego 

5. “Change is nature, Dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.” – Remy

6. “The bitter truth we critics must face is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.” – Anton Ego 

7. “In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau and his famous motto, ‘anyone can cook.’ But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant.” – Anton Ego 

8. “Paris? All these times I’ve been underneath Paris?” – Remy 

9. “Humans don’t just survive; they discover; they create. I mean, just look at what they do with food!” – Remy

10. “Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great.” – Auguste Gusteau 

11. “The world we live in belongs to the enemy. We must live carefully. We look out for our own kind, Remy. When all is said and done, we’re all we’ve got.” – Django 

12. “All this cooking, and reading, and TV-watching, while we cook and read. It’s like you’re involving me in crime!” – Emile 

13. “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead!” – Auguste Gusteau 

14. “In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little. Yet, enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read.” – Anton Ego 

15. “Haute cuisine is an antiquated hierarchy, built upon rules, written by stupid, old men. Rules designed to make it impossible for wom­en to enter this world.” – Colette Tatou

16. “Each flavor was totally unique. But, combine one flavor with another, and something new was created!” – Remy

17. “You think cooking is a job, eh? Like mommy in the kitchen? Well, mommy never had to face the dinner rush, where all the meals are different, and none are simple, with all the different cooking times, and they must all arrive at the customer’s table, at exactly the same time, hot and perfect! Every second counts, and you cannot be mommy!” – Colette Tatou

18. “I’m sick of pretending. I pretend to be a rat for my father. I pretend to be a human for Linguini. I pretend you exist, so I have someone to talk to! You only tell me stuff I already know! I know who I am! Why do I need you to tell me? Why do I need to pretend?” – Remy

19. “No, you listen! I just want you to know exactly who you are dealing with! How many women do you see in this ?” – Colette Tatou

20. “Good food is like music. You can taste, color. You can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only be aware to stop, and savor it.” – Auguste Gusteau

21. “A chef makes. A thief takes.” – Auguste Gusteau

22. “The key, my friend, is to not be picky. Observe.” – Emile

23. “This is me. I think it’s apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit. What’s my problem? First of all, I’m a rat. Which means, . Second, I have a highly developed sense of taste and smell.” – Remy

24. “I can’t believe it! A real gourmet kitchen, and I get to watch!” – Remy

25. “I didn’t write it down. It just came to me!” – Alfredo Linguini

26. “A lot of customers like the soup, that’s all we are saying.” – Lalo

27. “You’re in Paris now, baby. My town.” – Remy

28. “I hate false modesty. It’s just another way to lie.” – Colette Tatou

29. “Food is fuel. You get picky about what you put in the tank. Your engine is gonna die. Now shut up, and eat.” – Django

30. “I will have whatever he is having.” – Skinner

31. “Get out. One can get too familiar with vegetables, you know!” – Skinner

32. “You would have to be an idiot of elephantine proportions not to appreciate this ’61 Château Latour, and you, Monsieur Linguini, are no idiot. Let us toast your non-idiocy!” – Skinner

33. “Ugh, when I eat, I don’t want to taste everywhere my paws have been.” – Remy

34. “You’re slow for someone in the fast lane.” – Anton Ego

35. “Let’s just say, we have different points of view.” – Remy

36. “Ratatouille doesn’t sound delicious. It sounds like rat and patootie. Rat-patootie.” – Alfredo Linguini

37. “Mark of a chef—messy apron, clean sleeves.” – Colette Tatou

38. “It’s your recipe. How could you not know your own recipe?” – Horst

39. “People think haute cuisine is snooty, so chef must also be snooty. But not so.” – Colette Tatou 

40. “Well, make it come to you again, ja? Because we can’t serve this!” – Horst

41. “I’m just familiarizing myself with, you know, the vegetables and such.” – Alfredo Linguini

42. “You could fill a book—a lot of books—with things Dad doesn’t know. And they have, which is why I read. Which is also our secret.” – Remy

43. Remy: “Flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla bean. Oh, small twist of lemon.”

Emile: “Whoa! You can smell all that? You have a gift!”

43. “After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I’m craving? A little perspective. That’s it. I’d like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?” – Anton Ego

44. “The only way to get the best product is to have the first pick of the day, and there are only two ways to get first pick. Grow it yourself, or bribe a grower. Voilà! The best restaurant get first pick.” – Colette Tatou

45. “Although each of the world’s countries would like to dispute this fact. We, French, know the truth—the best food in the world is made in France. The best food in France is made in Paris. And the best food in Paris, some say, is made by Auguste Gusteau.” – TV Narrator

46. Remy: “What are you eating?”

Emile: “I don’t really know. I think it was some sort of wrapper once.”

47. “Amusing title. What’s even more amusing is that Gusteau actually seems to believe it. I, on the other hand, take cooking seriously, and no, I don’t think anyone can do it.” – Anton Ego

48. “It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius, now cooking at Gusteau’s, who is, in this critic’s opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau’s soon, hungry for more.” – Anton Ego

49. Auguste Gusteau: “What do I always say? Anyone can cook!”

Remy: “Well, yeah, anyone can, that doesn’t mean that anyone should.”

50. “Last night, I experienced something new—an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source.” – Anton Ego

51. Francois: “What are corn dogs?

Skinner: “Cheap sausages dipped in batter and deep-fried. You know, American.”

52. “This is my Dad. He’s never impressed. He also happens to be the leader of our clan.” – Remy

53. “Keep your station clear! Messy stations slow things down, food doesn’t go, orders pile up, disaster! I will make this easier to remember—keep your station clean, or I will kill you!” – Colette Tatou

54. “I don’t want to constantly have to wash my paws. Do you ever think about how we walk on the same paws that we handle food with? Do you ever think about what we put into our mouths?” – Remy

55. Colette Tatou: “Horst has done time.”

Alfredo Linguini: “What for?”

Colette Tatou: “No one knows for sure. He changes the story every time you ask him.”

56. “This is Emile, my brother. He’s easily impressed.” – Remy

57. Alfredo Linguini: “Bonjour, ma chérie. Join us. We were just talking about my inspiration.”

Colette Tatou: “Yes, he calls it his tiny chef.”

Alfredo Linguini: “Not that, dearest, I meant you.”

58. “Oh, I’m detecting nuttiness.” – Emile

59. “No brother of mine eats rejecta-menta in my town!” – Remy

60. “You’re thin, for someone who likes food.” – Alfredo Linguini

61. “That’s strangely involuntary!” – Alfredo Linguini

62. “So you can smell ingredients. So what?” – Django

63. Colette Tatou: “What are you doing?”

Alfredo Linguini: “Uh, I’m cutting vegetables. I’m cutting the vegetables?”

64. “I killed a man with this thumb!” – Horst

65. “I defrauded a major corporation.” – Horst

66. “The truth sounds insane sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it’s not.” – Alfredo Linguini

67. “You know how to fix it. This is your chance.” – Auguste Gusteau

68. “This is the way things are. You can’t change nature.” – Django

69. “I know it’s stupid and weird, but neither of us can do this alone, so we got to do it together, right? You, with me? So let’s do this thing!” – Alfredo Linguini

70. “Hey, boss, look who it is! Alfredo Linguini! Renata’s little boy! All grown up, eh? You remember Renata. Gusteau’s old flame?” – Larousse

71. “If you are hungry, go up and look around, Remy. Why do you wait and mope?” – Auguste Gusteau

72. “If no one wants it, why are we stealing it?” – Remy

73. “Oh, you just lost your family, all your friends. You are lonely.” – Auguste Gusteau

74. “Remy, you are better than that. You are a cook! You’re not a thief.” – Auguste Gusteau

75. “What can I do? I am a figment of your imagination.” – Auguste Gusteau

76. “Perhaps, I have been a bit harsh on our new garbage boy. He has taken a bold risk, and we should reward that, as Chef Gusteau would have. If he wishes to swim in dangerous waters, who are we to deny him?” – Skinner

77. “Remy, food will come. Food always comes to those who love to cook.” – Auguste Gusteau

78. “Very well. Since you’re all out of perspective, and no one else seems to have it in this bloody town, I’ll make you a deal.” – Anton Ego

79. “I cannot control how they use my image Remy, I am dead!” – Auguste Gusteau

80. “Yes. No! It’s. Ugh! It’s complicated. It’s family. They don’t have your ideals.” – Remy

81. “To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core.” – Anton Ego

82. “Ugh, your sleeves look like you threw up on them. Keep your hands and arms in, close to the body, like this, see? Always return to this position. Cooks move fast, sharp utensils, hot metal, keep your arms in, you will minimize cuts and burns, and keep your sleeves clean.” – Colette Tatou

83. “Oh, no, don’t be. She believed in heaven, so she’s covered. You know, afterlife-wise.” – Alfredo Linguini

84. “The sous chef, there. The sous is responsible for the kitchen when the chef’s not around. Saucier, in charge of sauces. Very important. Chef de partie, demi chef de partie, both important. Commis, commis, they’re cooks. Very important.” – Remy

85. “Pardon me for interrupting your premature celebration, but I thought it only fair to give you a sporting chances as you are new to this game.” – Anton Ego

86. “I am only as free as you imagine me to be. As you are.” – Auguste Gusteau

87. “You’re right, dad. Who am I kidding? You know, we are what we are, and we’re rats. Well, he’ll leave soon, and now you know how to get in. Steal all you want.” – Remy

88. “No, I’m the one in a cage. I’ve given up. You are free.” – Remy

89. “Ideals? If Chef Fancy Pants had any ideals you think I’d be hawkin’ barbecue over here?” – Auguste Gusteau

90. “Tell your chef Linguini that I want whatever he dares to serve me. Tell him to hit me with his best shot.” – Anton Ego

91. “I’m hungry! I don’t know where I am. I don’t know when I’ll find food again!” – Remy

92. “Well, I just lost my family, all my friends. Probably forever.” – Remy

93. “This is not gonna work, Little Chef! I’m gonna lose it if we do this anymore. We gotta, we gotta figure out something else. Something that doesn’t involve any biting, or nipping, or running up and down my body with your little rat feet—biting, no! Scampering, no! No scampering or scurrying, understand, Little Chef?” – Alfredo Linguini

94. “Since you have expressed such an interest in his cooking career, you shall be responsible for it. Anyone else? Then back to work! You are either very lucky or very unlucky. You will make the soup again, and this time I’ll be paying attention—very close attention. They think you might be a cook. But you know what I think, Linguini? I think you’re a sneaky, overreaching little—rat! Aah!” – Skinner

95. “You’ve read my book. Let us see how much you know, huh? Which one is the chef?” – Auguste Gusteau

96. “Who made something she liked! How can we claim to represent the name of Gusteau if we don’t uphold his most cherished belief?” – Colette Tatou

97. “LeClaire likes it, yeah? She made a point of telling you. So, if she writes a review to that effect and finds out you fired the cook, responsible?” – Colette Tatou

98. “Now is your chance to trying something worthy of your talent, Linguini. A forgotten favorite of the chef’s, sweetbreads la Gusteau. Collette will help you.” – Skinner

99. “Just the sort of challenge a budding chef needs!” – Skinner

100. “Of course not! He just wants me to think that it is! Oh, I see the theatricality of it. A rat appears on the boy’s first night, I order him to kill it, and now he wants me to see it everywhere! Oooh! It’s here, no, it isn’t, it’s here! Am I seeing things? Am I crazy? Is there a phantom rat, or is there not?” – Skinner

101. “Then tell me, Ambrister, how could it be popular?” – Anton Ego

102. “This can’t just happen! The whole thing is a set-up! The boy knows! Look at him out there—pretending to be an idiot! He’s toying with my mind, like a cat with a ball—of something!” – Skinner

103. “I said, ‘Gusteau has finally found his rightfully place in history, right alongside another equally famous chef,’ Monsieur Boyardee.” – Auguste Gusteau

104. “My last review condemned it to the tourist trade.” – Anton Ego

105. “This is simple. Just pull out an old Gusteau recipe, something we haven’t made in a while.” – Skinner

106. “Do you know what happens when people find out we have a rat in our kitchen? They’ll close us down! Our reputation is hanging by a thread as it is. Take it away from here. Far away. Kill it. Dispose of it. Go!” – Skinner

107. “Well, your son is the rightful owner of this restaurant!” – Remy

108. “Someone has asked what is new!” – Mustafa

109. “I know about the foie gras. The old standby used to be famous for it. What does the chef have that’s new?” – Man

110. “Well, go ahead, but if Dad sees you walking like that, he’s not gonna like it.” – Emile

111. “Creamy, salty-sweet, and oaky nuttiness. You detect that?” – Remy

112. Auguste Gusteau: “Remy! What are you waiting for?”

Remy: “Is this going to become a regular thing with you?”

113. “You are an illustration. Why am I talking to you?” – Remy

114. Lawyer: “There’s not much resemblance.”

Skinner: “There’s no resemblance at all! He’s not Gusteau’s son.”

115. “Ah, you are a clever rat. Now, who is that.” – Auguste Gusteau

116. “The soup! Where is the soup? Out of my way. Move it, garbage boy! You are cooking? How dare you cook in my kitchen! Where do you get the gall to attempt something so monumentally idiotic? I should have you drawn and quartered! I’ll do it! I think the law is on my side! Larousse, draw and quarter this man! After you put him in the duck press to squeeze the fat out of his head!” – Skinner

117. “She wants to see the chef.” – Mustafa

118. “You were escaping?” – Auguste Gusteau

119. “The DNA matches, the timing works, everything checks out. He is Gusteau’s son.” – Talon

120. “Listen, we hate to be rude, but we’re French, and it’s dinnertime.” – Colette Tatou

121. “If I don’t love it, I don’t swallow.” – Anton Ego

122. “We needed a garbage boy.” – Horst

123. “Hey, little brother!” – Amile

124. “Were we saying that?” – Larousse

125. “I robbed the second-largest bank in France using only a ball-point pen.” – Horst

126. “I created a hole in the ozone over Avignon.” – Horst

127. “What are you doing in here?” – Skinner

128. “I don’t need the inside food to be happy.” – Emile

129. “Wait a minute, you read?” – Emile


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