"Napoleon Dynamite" Quotes That Bring Out the Geek in You

Which Ones Are Your Favorite "Napoleon Dynamite" Quotes?

Napoleon Dynamite and Jon Heder. Credit: Paul Archuleta / Contributor/Getty Images

The movie is a tribute to the geeks of the world, who have probably suffered silently because of being misfits in society. In fact, there is a growing tribe of moviemakers and authors who celebrate nerds. If you have watched the TV series, The Big Bang Theory, or read John Green's Freak the Geek, you'd know that there is a silent revolution taking place where the nerds and geeks are rising to the top.

In the same vein, Napoleon Dynamite is a movie that assumed cult status, primarily for the portrayal of a socially awkward high school student and his challenges. Written by Jared and Jerusha Hess, the film is about a teenager, Napoleon Dynamite played by Jon Heder. 

Napoleon is the quintessential high school loser who is far removed from the popular kids. He lives in his own dream world, loves to doodle fantasy characters, and is regularly bullied by Don and Randy. Napoleon manufactures tales about himself and his life. 

Napoleon and his family have their eccentricities. Older brother Kip is a 32-year-old jobless man who spends his days chatting with women on the Internet, and dreams of being a cage-fighter. Napoleon’s grandmother has secret boyfriends. And his Uncle Rico is a scheming salesman, whose only objective is to make a quick buck.

The movie has a raw appeal in its bizarre characterization, quirky dialogues, and outlandish costumes.

Napoleon Dynamite sticks out like a sore thumb in an array of star-powered blockbusters, big budget releases, and candyfloss cinema.

Is the film hilarious? Well, it's for you to decide. If you have the ability to appreciate gags of geeks, you might find the movie hilarious. Some highbrow critics have found the humor fairly unpalatable.

But if you can distance yourself from judgmental talk, and watch the movie with an open mind, Napoleon Dynamite may just be the right movie for you.

Which of the following Napoleon Dynamite quotes are your favorite? Frankly, each one is good enough to rank numero uno.

Tina, Napoleon's pet Llama refuses to eat food, which annoys him.
Napoleon Dynamite: Tina you fat lard come get some dinner. Tina! Eat the FOOD!

Napoleon persuades Trisha, and convinces her to accompany him to the school dance, while Pedro and Deb are going together.
Pedro: Who was that?
Napoleon Dynamite: Trisha.
Pedro: Who's she?
Napoleon Dynamite: My woman I'm taking to the dance.
Pedro: Did you draw her a picture?
Napoleon Dynamite: Heck yes I did.

Napoleon convinces Trisha to go to the school dance with him by giving her a sketch. 
Trisha: Thanks for the beautiful drawing. It's hanging in my room right now.
Napoleon Dynamite: Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.

Napoleon does not support his uncle’s moneymaking scheme. 
Uncle Rico: I'm gonna tell you somethin' right now. While you're out there playing patty cake with your friend Pedro, your Uncle Rico is makin' 120 bucks.
Napoleon Dynamite: I could make that much money in five seconds!

It is funny to see two nerds discussing about asking a girl to go to the dance. They seem to be clueless about how to talk to girls.
Napoleon Dynamite: (referring to the dance) Who are you gonna ask?
Pedro: That girl over there.
Napoleon Dynamite: Summer Wheatly? How the heck are you gonna do that?
Pedro: Build her a cake or something.

One of the many clashes that Napoleon and Rico have.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property!
Uncle Rico: It's a free country. I can do whatever I want.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property or I'll call the cops on you.
Uncle Rico: Well then do it! Go on!
Napoleon Dynamite: Maybe I will, GOSH!

Deb: And here we have some boondoggle key chains. A must-have for this season's fashion.
Napoleon Dynamite: I already made like infinity of those at scout camp.

Napoleon Dynamite: How long did it take you to grow that moustache?
Pedro: A couple of days.