What About Bob? Quotes from Bob Wiley and Dr. Leo Marvin

It’s hard to believe, but What About Bob? is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!

If you’ve never seen it, add it to your list.

When a needy, obsessive-compulsive, and boundary-pushing patient (Bill Murray) shows up during his psychotherapist’s (Richard Dreyfuss) quaint family vacation (breaking all of the doctor-patient relationship rules), one of them loses their mind… but it’s not who you might expect.

The Best What About Bob? Quotes

This 90s comedy is full of memorable one-liners and classic performances from Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.

It’s a movie that was a family favorite in our house, with the movie quotes being frequently slipped into everyday conversation (right behind our #1 favorite movie, Jurassic Park, that is…), so I decided to share my favorite quotes with other What About Bob? fans to enjoy.

There are so many memorable quotes from this film, and I’d love to know which is your favorite in the comments!


I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful. – Bob Wiley

Good morning, Gil. I said good morning, Gil! – Bob Wiley

The simplest way to put it? I have problems. I worry about diseases, so I have trouble touching things. In public places it’s almost impossible. I have a real big problem moving. – Bob Wiley

What if I’m looking for a bathroom, I can’t find one, and my bladder explodes? – Bob Wiley

There are two types of people in this world. Those who like Neil Diamond and those who don’t. My ex-wife loves him. – Bob Wiley

Baby steps to the elevator… – Bob Wiley

Gimme, gimme, gimme. I need. I need. – Bob Wiley

I’m on vacation! This isn’t an appointment, I’m dropping by. – Bob Wiley

Why won’t you dive? – Leo Marvin // With all the horror going on in the world, what difference does it make? — Siggy Marvin

I treat people as if they were telephones. If I meet somebody who I don’t think likes me, I say to myself, Bob, this one’s just temporarily out of order. You know, don’t break the connection just hang up and try again. – Bob Wiley

I’m sailing! I sail! — Bob Wiley

Fey, this is so scrumptious. Is this hand shucked? – Bill Wiley about the corn

I want some peace and quiet. – Dr. Leo Marvin / Well, I’ll be quiet. – Bob Wiley / I’ll be peace. – Siggy Marvin

Mashed potatoes and gravy, Marie. I couldn’t be happier about Baby Steps. I was a total disaster and now, because of this man, this morning I’m on TV in front of millions and millions of people. — Bob Wiley

Is this some radical new therapy? – Bob Wiley


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