Anchorman Movie Quotes

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"Anchorman" is a crazy comedy that focuses on important issues that emerged in the 1970s—women's liberation being one of them. The movie is subtitled "The Legend of Ron Burgundy." When the movie opens, Ron is the most happening anchorman in San Diego. As the character Bill Lawson says, "He was like a god walking among mere mortals." All this changes when Veronica Corningstone enters the scene, wanting to be the top anchorwoman. Ron Burgundy cannot accept it. He is incredulous that a woman could aspire to become an anchorman. There is a constant battle between Ron and Veronica throughout the film. Read these "Anchorman" movie quotes and get a glimpse into this funny film.

Ron Burgundy

  • "I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly."
  • "I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science."
  • "Well, I could be wrong, but I believe, uh, diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era."
  • "You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered with hair."
  • "I'm in a glass case of emotion!"

Veronica Corningstone

  • "Oh, Ron, there are literally thousands of men that I should be with instead, but I am 72 percent sure that I love you!"

Brian Fantana

  • "No, she gets a special cologne ... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

Champ Kind

  • "I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's rec room, and they would NOT stop screaming!" 
  • "We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without ya. I miss you so damn much. I miss being with you. I miss being near you! I miss your laugh! I miss your scent. I miss your musk. When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together."

Bill Lawson

  • "Bob Dylan once wrote, The times, they are a-changin'. Ron Burgundy had never heard that song." 
  • "There was a time, a time before cable, when the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man than the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls."

Brick Tamland

  • "I'm Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an IQ of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded."


  • "We have a saying in my country: – The coyote of the desert likes to eat the heart of the young and the blood drips down to his children for breakfast, lunch, and dinner."

Wes Mantooth

  • "At the bottom of my gut, with every inch of me, I plain, straight hate you. But dammit, do I respect you!"