Quote: "So we finish the 18th and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
Character who said it: Carl Spackler
Written by: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Brian Doyle-Murrary
Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight
Bottom line: A classic.
Rodney Dangerfield plays the interloper at a snooty golf club, led by Ted Knight. Chevy Chase plays an ambivalent member of the club who is equally at ease on both sides of the social line. But Bill Murray — a last-minute addition to the film whose lines had to be improvised — steals the movie as Carl Spackler, a weathered, ribald groundskeeper who may or may not have had one too many hits of sensimilla.
His quote about the Dalai Lama is one of those moments.