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This fun little area is where we keep our Spike and James related quotage. If you have some favorites that you don't see here, please feel free to e-mail us! Newer entries at the top.

Amezri transcribed James' Yahoo!Chat from September 22, 2000. You can read it here.

James Quotage

"All I wanted when I came on the show was a good body count and a good death. Thatís all."

"I patterned the accent after this guy I was in a play with, but that was three years ago. Now Iím listening to Tony Head (Giles in Buffy), who sounds kind of like Spike in real life. Itís much more tough-guy talk in real life. His accent (as Giles) is just as fake as mine. His is nice and gritty, but itís not North London. Iím always afraid that Iím morphing over into Tony Head, wherever heís from." - on his British accent in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Itís just me and a guitar, so Iím not going to be doing a lot of Smashing Pumpkins. I do Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan. Thatís all the good stuff, man. Thatís when they had good songs written for just voice and guitar. I wish I could do Johnny Lee Hooker, but Iím not that good." - on his acoustic performance at 14 Below, Santa Monica on 29th August 2000.

"Chekov man, itís all the same thing. Chekov and Buffy the vampire slayer - itís all about beautiful losers."

(on getting the part of Spike) "I walked in there thinking I was the shit, swaggering around, among other Spikes...and I got up in the middle of the room with all these Spikes, and started doing Shakespeare. They all pulled back, and I told them, íCanít do that? Good luck in there.í It was MY role. I took it by the throat."

"Sex is part of the human experience and if you are going to be an actor and a storyteller to tell human stories, thatís going to be part of it because, frankly, itís the central thing in all our lives."

"I am a lucky regional theater actor who happened to get a good role."

"Within the walls of these conventions, I am Leonardo DiCaprio...when I step out of that situation, I am just another actor."

[on his role as Spike on "Buffy" and "Angel"] "This job is so far beyond any expectations I had. I mean, Iím on a postage stamp in Russia [issued in Karakalpakia, a region within the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan]. Thereís no way you can plan for that. You just have to sit back and giggle and go, íOh, wow.í" (May 2, 2004)

[on his role as Spike in "Buffy"] "Joss Whedon said to me, íIf you think you are taking over the show, you have got another think coming.í He said, íYou are here only because I donít want to kill a villain off every week. I want my villains to be more interesting and multifaceted and then die.í" (May 2, 2004)

[on the ending of his role as Spike on "Buffy" and "Angel"] "David [ David Boreanaz] and I are from theater. Weíre used to shows being really wonderful and then theyíre over. You have to be able to reconcile that or everythingís sad. Yeah, it was a fabulous job, wow. Iíve had great jobs before and Iíll have other great jobs in my future." (May 2, 2004)

[on whether he would be interested in returning his character Spike to the "Angel" universe:] "I have no idea whatís in the future - but what I do know is that I play a vampire, and the clock is ticking on how long this face can be believably exactly the same as when we met him [seven years previously on "Buffy"]. If they want to do something, letís not wait too long." (May 10, 2004)

Spike Quotage

Harmony: Okay, I'm trying to be supportive here, so don't drive a stake through my heart like last time, but... you can't kill Buffy. She is the Slayer, she is so going to kick your ass.
Spike: I've got two barrels here that'll prove you wrong.
         -- "Fool For Love"

Harmony: How are you gonna kill her? Think! The second you even point that thing at her, you're gonna be all "Aaagh!" (holding her hand to her head in imitation of Spike), and then you'll get bitch-slapped up and down Main Street, unless she's finally had enough and just stakes you!
Spike: Sure, it'll hurt like hell for about two hours. But she'll be dead just a little longer than that.
         -- "Fool For Love"

Buffy: So you traded up on the food chain. Then what?
Spike: No, please! Don't make it sound like something you'd flip past on the Discovery Channel. Becoming a vampire is a profound and powerful experience. I could feel this new strength coursing through me. Getting killed made me feel alive for the very first time.
         -- "Fool For Love"

Spike: Come on. I can feel it, Slayer. You know you wanna dance.
Buffy: Say it's true. Say I do want to. [She pushes him to the ground.] It wouldn't be you, Spike. It would never be you. [She throws the cash at him.] You're beneath me.
         -- "Fool For Love"

"[mocking Buffy's comment] 'Beneath me.' I'll show her. Six bloody feet beneath me. Hasn't got a death wish? Bitch won't need one. -- Spike, "Fool For Love"

Spike: Don't make a lot of noise, Passions is coming on.
Joyce: Passions? Oh, do you think Timmy's really dead?
Spike: Oh, no, no. She can sew him back together. He's a doll for goodness sakes.
         -- "Checkpoint"

Xander: Maybe you could fight him?
Spike: Yeah, I could do that, but I'm paralyzed with not caring very much.
         -- "Triangle"

Xander: You're dealing with all of us.
Spike: 'Cept me.
Xander: 'Cept Spike.
Spike: I don't care what happens.
         -- "Family"

"Oh dear, is the enormous hall monitor sick? Tell me, is he gonna die?"
         -- Spike ragging on Riley, "Out Of My Mind"

"Buffy, Buffy, Buffy! Everywhere I turn, she's there. That nasty little face, that bouncing, shampoo commercial hair. That whole holier-than-thou attitude."
         -- Spike, "Out Of My Mind"

"And I should do what with my spare time? Sit at home knitting cunning sweater sets?"
         -- Spike, "Out Of My Mind"

Buffy: What are you doing here? In five words or less.
Spike: Out. For. A. Walk. [short pause] Bitch."
         -- "No Place Like Home"

"Well, speaking of dishes, to what do I owe this unpleasant- [Buffy hits him in the face] Ow! Bloody hell!"
         -- Spike, "Real Me"

Riley: What can you tell me about Dracula?
Spike: Dracula? [scoffs] Pouncy bugger owes me eleven pounds, for one thing.
         -- "Buffy vs. Dracula"

Spike: Gang?
Harmony: Oh, yeah. I've got my own gang now.
Spike: [checking out the minions] Is that what those circus freaks are?
Harmony: Uh huh. I mean ... shut up! [Spike grins] We're gonna kill the slayer.
Spike: Singing my song now, are you? You should pay me royalties for that one, or at least get your own tune.
Harmony: I'm not gonna make the same mistakes you did. I've been doing my homework, reading books and stuff.
Spike: What, Evil for Dummies? [walks around her] Look at you, all puffed up and mighty, thinking you're the new Big Bad. It's, uh ... well, let's face it, it's adorable.
         -- "Real Me"

Dru: I'm naming all the stars.
Spike: You can't see the stars, luv. That's the ceiling. Also, it's day.

Dru: At the museum. A tomb...[smiles] with a surprise inside.
Angelus: [holds his hands up to her head] You can see all that in your head?
Spike: No, you ninny. She read it in the morning paper. [hand Angelus the paper]

The following Quotes provided by Kitter08

"The truth is, I like this world. You've got dog racing, Manchester United, and you've got people. Millions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs."
         -- Spike, "Becoming Part 2"

"Have you forgotten that you're a bloody guest in my bloody home?!"
         -- Spike, "Passion"

"Who cares? What matters is, now he's back. Now it's four against one, which are the kind of odds I like to play."
         -- Spike, "Innocence"

"You have your way with him and you'll never get to destroy the world. And I don't fancy spending next month trying to get librarian out of the carpet."
         -- Spike, "Becoming Part 2"

"I'm thinking - maybe dinner and a movie. I don't want to rush into anything. I've been hurt y'know."
         -- Spike, "What's My Line Part 2"

"Do I have anyone on watch here? It's called security people. Are you all asleep? Or did we finally find a restaurant that delivers?"
         -- Spike, "Lie To Me"

"It's paradise! Big windows and lovely gardens. They'll be perfect for when we want the sunlight to kill us."
         -- Spike, "I Only Have Eyes For You"

"Come on people!! This isn't a spectator's sport."
         -- Spike, "School Hard"

"A bear! You made a bear?? Undo it!!"
         -- Spike, "Pangs"

"[high pitched voice] How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad-hunk-of-a-night-thing? [low voice] No need little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a bad-ass vampire. But love, and a pesky curse, defanged me. And now, I'm just a *big* fluffy puppy with bad teeth. No! Not the hair! Never the hair. [high voice again] But there must be some way I can show my appreciation. [low voice] No, helping those in need's my job. And working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough. [high voice] I understand. I have a nephew who's gay, so... [low voice] Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that Nancy-boy hair gel I like so much. Quickly! To the Angel-mobile! Away!"
         --Spike mocking Angel, "In The Dark" (Angel)

The following quotes were provided by Sekki

"Now I know you havenít been in the game for a while, mate, but we still do kill people. Sort of our raison díetre you know."
          -- Spike, "Innocence"

"Any of you wanna test whoís got the biggest wrinklies around here, step on up."
         -- Spike, "School Hard"

"If every vampire who said he was at the crucifixion was actually there it wouldíve been like Woodstock. I was at Woodstock. I fed off a flower person and I spent six hours watching my hand move."
         -- Spike, "School Hard"

"I did a couple of slayers in my time. I donít like to brag. Who am I kidding? I love to brag."
         -- Spike, "School Hard"

"This is just...neat!"
         -- Spike, "School Hard"

"Itís a big rock. Canít wait to tell my friends. They donít have a rock this big.
         -- Spike, "Becoming Part 1"

"Youíll be in love till it kills you both. Youíll fight and youíll shag and youíll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but youíll never be friends. Love isnít brains, children, itís blood. Blood screaming inside you to work itís will. I may be loveís bitch, but at least Iím man enough to admit it."
         -- Spike, "Lover's Walk"

"I love syphilis more than you."
         -- Spike to Harmony, "Harsh Light Of Day"

"You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Caesar did, and he's not going around saying, 'I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it.' The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story."
         -- Spike on Native Americans, "Pangs"

"Whatís this? Sitting around watching the telly while thereís evil still a foot. Thatís not very industrious of you. I say we go out there and kick a little demon ass! What, canít go without your Buffy, is that it? Too chicken? Letís find her! She is the Chosen One after all."
         -- Spike, "Doomed"

"Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Letís annihilate them. For justice - and for - the safety of puppies ... and Christmas, right? Letís fight that evil! - Letís kill something! Oh, come on."
         -- Spike, "Doomed"

"And you're what? Shocked and disappointed? I'm evil!"
         -- Spike, "A New Man"

"It's called addiction, Angel. We all have them. I believe yours is named Slutty the Vampire Slayer."
         --Spike, "In The Dark" (Angel)

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