Back to the Future

Back to the Future quotes

88 total quotes (ID: 54)

Biff Tannen
Doc Brown
Marty McFly
Multiple Characters


Marty: [half asleep in bed] Mom? Mom is that you?
Lorraine: There, there now. Just relax. You've been asleep for almost nine hours now.
Marty: I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed I went back in time. It was terrible.
Lorraine: Well your safe and sound now back in good ole' 1955.
Marty: [wakes up] 1955! Ahh! Your my, m... Your my m...!
Lorraine: My name is Lorraine. Lorraine Banes.
Marty: Yeah! But your so, uh, your so... thin!
Lorraine: Just relax, Calvin. You got a big bruise on your head.
Marty: Where are my pants?
Lorraine: Over there. On my hope chest. I've never seen purple underwear before, Calvin.
Marty: Calvin? Why do you keep calling me Calvin?
Lorraine: That's your name isn't it? Calvin Klein? It's written all over your underwear. Oh, I guess they call you "Cal."
Marty: No, actually people call me Marty.
Lorraine: Oh. Please to meet you, Calvin... Marty... Klein.


Biff: Hey, McFly! [both George and Marty turn around] What do you think your doing?
Marty: [to himself] Biff.
Biff: Hey, I'm talking to you McFly, you Irish bug!
George: Oh, hey, Biff. Hey, guys. How are you doin'?
Biff: Do you got my homework finished, McFly?
George: Well, I figured since it wasn't due till Monday -
Biff: Hello? Hello? Anybody home, huh, Think, McFly! Think! I gotta have time to recopy it. Do you realize what what would happen if I handed in my homework in your handwriting? I'll get kicked out of school. You wouldn't want that to happen would ya? WOULD YA?!
George: Of course not, Biff. Now I wouldn't want that to happen.
Biff: [notices Marty staring at him] Well, what are you looking at, butthead!

Marty: Uh, this is heavy duty, Doc. This is great. Uh, does it run like on, on regular, unleaded gasoline?
Doc Brown: Unfortunately, no. It requires something with a little more kick; Plutonium!
Marty: Uh, Plutonium... Wait a minute, are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?!
Doc Brown: Hey! Hey, hey, keep rolling, keep rolling there! No, no, no, no, no. This sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.
Marty: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy plutonium! Did you rip that off?
Doc Brown: [waving arms] Of course! From a group of Libyan nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts!

First, you turn the time circuits on. This one tells you where you're going. This one tells you where you are. This one tells you where you were. You input your destination time on this keypad. Say you want to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence [Jul. 4, 1776] or witness the birth of Christ [Dec. 25, 0000]. Here's a red-letter date in the history of science: November 5, 1955. Yes! Of course! November 5, 1955! That was the day I invented time-travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor! It's taken me nearly thirty years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day. My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see! Old man Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees.

Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): Hey, kid! What did you do, jump ship?
Marty: Wha?
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): Well what's with the life preserver?

[Marty is staring at George after Biff and his gang finish bullying him.]
George: What?
Marty: You're George McFly.
George: Yeah. Who are you?
Goldie Wilson: Say, why do let those boys push you around like that for?
George: Well, they're bigger than me.
Goldie Wilson: Stand tall, boy. Have some respect for yourself. Don't you know if you let people walk over you now, they'll be walking over you for the rest of your life! Look at me. You think I'm gonna spend the rest of my life in this slop house?
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): Watch it, Goldie!
Goldie Wilson: No, sir! I'm gonna make something of myself. I'm going to night school and one day I'm gonna be somebody!
Marty: That's right, he's gonna be mayor!
Goldie Wilson: Yeah, I'm gonna... mayor. Now that's a good idea. I could run for mayor.
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): A colored mayor, that'll be the day.
Goldie Wilson: You wait and see, Mr. Carruthers. I will be mayor! I'll be the most powerful mayor in Hill Valley and I'm gonna clean up this town.
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): Good. You can start by sweeping the floor.
Goldie Wilson: "Mayor Goldie Wilson". I like the sound of that.

Jennifer (after Marty discovers his new truck): How about a ride, Mister.
Marty: Jennifer! Oh man, are you a sight for sore eyes. Let me look at you.
Jennifer: Marty, your acting like you haven't seen me in a week.
Marty: I haven't.
Jennifer: Is everything okay? Is everything going all right?
[Marty looks back at his parents]
Marty: Oh, yeah. Everything's great (as they are about to kiss, Doc Brown's time machine appears)
Doc Brown: Marty! You've got to come back with me!
Marty: Where?
Doc Brown: Back to the future.
[Doc opens a trash can]
Marty: Whoa, wait a minute, what are you doing, Doc?
Doc Brown: I need fuel. Go ahead, quick. Get in the car!
Marty: No, no, no, no, no, no, Doc. I just got here, alright, Jennifer's here, we're gonna take the new truck for a spin.
Doc Brown: Well, bring her along. This concerns her too.
Marty: Whoa, wait a minute, Doc. What are you talking about? What happens to us in the future? What, do we become assholes or something?
Doc Brown: No, no, no, no, no, Marty. Both you and Jennifer turn out fine. It's your kids, Marty. Something's gotta be done about your kids!

(In the new dining room, over breakfast)
Linda: If Paul calls, tell him I'm working at the boutique late tonight.
Dave: First of all, I'm not your answering service. Second, someone named Greg or Craig called you just a little while ago.
Linda: Well, which one was it, Greg or Craig?
Dave: I don't know, I can't keep up with all of your boyfriends!
Marty: Hey! (Dave and Linda look at him) What the hell is this?
Linda: Breakfast.
Dave: What, you slept in your clothes again last night?
Marty: Yeah. What are you wearing, Dave?
Dave: Marty, (stands up) I always wear a suit to the office.

Marty: Do you know where Riverside Drive is?
Sam Baines: It's at the other end of town. A block past Maple. East end of town.
Marty: Wait, a block past Maple. That's John F. Kennedy Drive.
Sam Baines: Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?
Lorraine: Mother, with Marty's parents out of town, don't you think he oughta spend the night? I mean, after all, Dad almost killed him with the car.
Stella Banes: That's true, Marty. I think that maybe you should spend the night. I think you're our responsibilty.
Marty: Ah, jeez, I don't know...
Lorraine: And he can sleep in my room. [squeezes Marty's knee]
Marty: [jumps up from the table] I gotta go! Thank you very much. You've all been great. I'll see you all later... much later. [leaves]
Stella Banes: He's a very strange young man.
Sam Banes: He's an idiot. Comes from upbringing. Parents are probably idiots too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid who acts that way I'll disown you.

(Marty is about to go out of the back door when he chances upon his future parents)
Marty: Lorraine!
Lorraine: Marty, that was very interesting music.
Marty: Yeah.
Lorraine: I hope you don't mind, but George asked if he could take me home.
Marty: Well, that's great! (Touches Lorraine's chin with his finger) I had a feeling about you two.
Lorraine: (Blushes) I have a feeling too...
Marty: Listen, I got to go, but I just want to tell you that it's been...educational.
George: (Shakes Marty's hand) Marty, I want to thank you for all your good advice. I'll never forget it.
Lorraine: Marty, will we ever see you again?
Marty: I guarantee it. Well, good luck you guys. (Walks away, and turns back) Oh, and one other thing, if you guys ever have kids (Lorraine is agape with surprise), and one of them, when he's eight years old accidentally sets fire to the living room rug? Go easy on him.
Lorraine: (as soon as Marty is out of sight) Marty... such a nice name.

George: (opens car door) Hey you, get your damn hands off...(sees Biff with Lorraine; Biff looks back at George) Oh.
Biff: I think you picked the wrong car, McFly.
Lorraine: George! Help me! Please!
Biff: Just close the door, McFly and walk away. (George looks on.) Are you deaf, McFly? Close the door, and beat it!
George: No Biff, you leave her alone!
Biff: All right, McFly (emerges from car). You asked for it...and now you're gonna get it! (George attempts to punch, but Biff blocks and twists his arm. George squirms in pain)
Lorraine: Biff, Biff, no! You'll break his arm. (Gets out of car and jumps Biff on his back) Biff, LEAVE HIM ALONE!
(Biff shoves Lorraine into the ground and laughs as he looks away from George, who is let go. An angry George balls his left hand into a fist. Biff looks back at George in time to see the fist connect with his face and gets knocked out.)
George: (gasps at having punched Biff, and offers his hand to Lorraine) Are you okay?
(Lorraine takes his hand and they walk back to the dance as kibitzers surround Biff.)
Female Student: Who is that guy?
Male Student: That's George McFly.
Female Student: That's George McFly?

Marty: Do you know where -
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): Are you gonna order something, kid!
Marty: Uh, yeah. Give me a, give me a Tab.
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): "Tab"? I can't give you a tab unless you order something!
Marty: All right, just give me a Pepsi 'Free'.
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): If you want a Pepsi, pal, you've gonna to pay for it!
Marty: Look, just give me something without any sugar in it, okay.
Coffee bar manager (Lou Carruthers): (muttering) Something without sugar...
[Lou plunks down a cup of coffee in front of Marty]

Jennifer: Okay, come on, I think we're safe.
Marty: You know, this time it wasn't my fault. The Doc said all his clocks were twenty-five minutes slow -
Mr. Strickland: "Doc"!? Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr. Emmett Brown, McFly? [clicks with his mouth, gives Jennifer a tardy slip] Tardy slip for you, Miss Parker. [gives Marty one, too] And one for you, McFly. I believe that makes four in a row. Now let me give you a nickel's worth of free advice, young man. This so-called Dr. Brown is dangerous, he's a real nut case. You hang around with him, you're gonna end up in big trouble.
Marty: [smart-alecky] Oh, yes, sir.
Mr. Strickland: [pushes Marty a little bit] You got a real attitude problem, McFly. You're a slacker! You remind me of you father when he went here. He was a slacker too.
Marty: Can I go now, Mr. Strickland?
Mr. Strickland: I noticed your band is on the roster for the dance auditions after school today. Why even bother, McFly? You don't have a chance, you're too much like your old man. No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!
Marty: Yeah, well, history is gonna change.

Marty: Look, Doc, you gotta help me. You're the only one who knows how your time machine works.
Doc Brown: Time machine? I haven't invented any time machine.
Marty: Okay. Okay, I'll prove it to you. Look at my driver's license. Expires: 1987. Look at my birth date, for crying out loud, I haven't even been born yet! Oh, and look at this picture. It's my brother, my sister and me. Look at her sweatshirt, Doc, class of 1984.
Doc Brown: Pretty mediocre photographic fakery; they cut off your brother's hair!
Marty: Listen, Doc, you got to believe me.
Doc Brown: Then tell me, Future Boy. Who's President of the United States in 1985?
Marty: Ronald Reagan.
Doc Brown: Ronald Reagan? The actor!? [chuckles in disbelief] Then who's vice-president, Jerry Lewis? I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady? And Jack Benny is Secretary of the Treasury!

Doc Brown: 1.21 GIGAWATTS!?! 1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott!!!
Marty: Wait... what the hell is a gigawatt?!
Note: Doc Brown pronounces the term "jigga-watt".