Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: This was to be my final hit, but let's be clear about this. There's final hits and final hits. What kind was this to be?
Francis (Franco) Begbie: That wee lassie got glassed, and no cunt leaves till I find out what cunt did it.
Begbie: Did you bring the cards? Sick Boy: No, I did not bother. Begbie: I told you to bring the cards! Sick Boy: Why didn't YOU bring them?? Begbie: 'Cause I told YOU to bring them!!! Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Thank you, your honor. With God's help I'll conquer this terrible affliction.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: We would have injected vitamin C if only they had made it illegal!
Allison: That beats any meat injection. That beats any fucking cock in the world.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Brilliant gold taps, virginal white marble, a seat carved from ebony, a cistern full of chanel number five, and a flunky handing me pieces of raw silk toilet roll. But under the circumstances I'll settle for anywhere.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: In a thousand years, there will be no men and women, just wankers, and that's fine by me.
Sick Boy: Say something Rents. FUCKING SAY SOMETHING!!! Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: I'm cooking up.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: We called him Mother Superior on account of the length of his habit.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: The downside of coming off junk was I knew I would need to mix with my friends again in a state of full consciousness. It was awful. They reminded me so much of myself, I could hardly bear to look at them.
Sick Boy: Honor Blackman, a.k.a. Miss Pussy Galore. What a total fucking misnomer!
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: I chose not to choose life, I choose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons, who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Phew! I haven't felt that good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!
2nd Interviewer: Mr. Murphy, what attracts you to the leisure industry? Spud: In a word: pleasure. It's like, my pleasure in other people's leisure.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: People think it's all about misery and desperation and death and all that shit which is not to be ignored, but what they forget is the pleasure of it. Otherwise we wouldn't do it. After all, we're not fucking stupid. At least, we're not that fucking stupid.
Simon David "Sick Boy" Williamson: Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? Personality, I mean that's what keeps a relationship going through the years. Like heroin. I mean, heroin's got great fucking personality.