Newsies – Most Quotable Quotes


Newsies was released 26 years ago on April 10, 1992.

We have seen the movie no less then 100 times (no joke) since its original release and can pretty much quote the entire movie by heart.

We couldn’t resist compiling a list of our favorite lines that we can’t help but quote or sing along to, most of which only make sense to a true Newsies fan.

If you haven’t seen the movie in a while or just sang along the other day, we are sure you will appreciate quoting the movie along with us.

Jack Kelly:Β 

It ain’t lyin’. It’s just improvin’ the truth a little.


Well, dat’s da foist thing ya gotta learn – headlines don’t sell papes. Newsies sell papes.


Yeah, I heard of that too. I don’t just sell your papes, Joe, sometimes I read ’em.


Yeah, yeah. Okay, you guys gotta go out and be, uh, am-bastators.


You shouldn’t be callin’ people lousy little shrimps, Oscar, unless you’re referrin’ to the family resemblance in your brother here.


And so’s your old lady! You tell Mr. Pulitzer he’s gotta have an appointment with me!


No, it’s 19, Weasel. It’s 19. But don’t worry about it. It’s an honest mistake. I mean, Morris, he can’t count to 20 with his shoes on.


Jack: Extry, extry, read all about it! Ellis Island in flames!
David: Hey, where’s that story?
Jack: Page nine. Thousands Flee in Panic!
David: “Trash Fire Next To Immigration Building Terrifies Seagulls”?
Jack: Terrified Flight from Inferno!

Spot Collins:

Never fear, Brooklyn is here.


Spot: Your Honor, I object
Judge Monahan: On what grounds?
Spot: On the grounds of Brooklyn, your Honor.


Jack Kelly: So what do you say, Spot?
Spot Collins: I say… that what you say… is what I say.


Look at this! “Baby Born with Two Heads”… must be from Brooklyn.


We ain’t got five bucks! We don’t even got five cents! Your Honor, how ’bout I roll ya for it, double or nuttin’?


You get your picture in the papes, you’re famous. You’re famous, you get anything you want. That’s what’s so great about New York.


Jack Kelly? Yeah, he was here, but he put an egg in his shoe and beat it.


Deah me, what is dat unpleasant aroma? I fear da sewer may have backed up durin’ da night.


Racetrack: You know that hot tip I told you about?
Jack: Yeah.
Racetrack: Nobody told the horse.


That’s disgusting.


Nothin’ ma, he’s just sleeping.


David: My father taught us not to lie.
Jack: Well, mine told me not to starve; so we both have an education.


David: I’ve never been to Brooklyn – have you guys?
Boots: Spent a month there one night.


David: What do you think your doing?
Jack: Runnin’!


It’s this brain of mine, it’s always makin’ mistakes… it’s got a mind of its own.


Kid Blink: I smell money.
Crutchy: You smell foul.


Mush: [pointing at the paper] Hey, look at ya, Jack, you look like a gentleman!
Jack: Will you please get your fingers off my face.


Mush: Howd’ya sleep, Jack?
Jack: On me back, Mush.
Mush: Did you hear that? I ask Jack how he slept and he said, “On me back, Mush!”

The Other Guys:

Bryan Denton: Let me get that correct; that’s Snyder, as in “Snide”? Smile, sir!


Teddy Roosevelt: Disgraceful Denty!


Kloppman: What do you mean you didn’t do it? Get up. Get up! When you get up, you have to get up!


Pulitzer: Now when I created the World…


Now it’s your turn. Share with us your favorite line from the movie.

Always carry’in the banner!

And if you see Mickey before we do, tell him we said Hi!

~Alissa & Kae

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