Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind quotes

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Roy Neary


Roy: [taking off his gas mask] Gillian! Gillian! [Gillian takes off her gas mask]
Man: NO! You'll be poisoned!
Roy: Listen, there's nothing wrong with the air around here. The army is getting us out of here because they don't want any witnesses.
Woman: But if the army doesn't want us here, then it's none of our business.
Man: [taking off his mask] The air here is better than it is in Los Angeles.
Roy: How many of you people are for getting out of here?


Ronnie: Roy, what did it look like?
Roy: It was like an ice cream cone.
Ronnie: What flavor?
Roy: Orange. It was orange - and it wasn't like an ice cream cone. It was, it was more like a shell. You know, it was like this.
Ronnie: Like a taco? Was it like one of those Sara Lee, um, moon-shaped cookies? Those crescent cookies? Don't you think I'm taking this really well? I remember when we used to come to places like this just to look at each other...and snuggle. [Roy and Ronnie kiss]

Barry Guiler: Hello. Come here...Play with me!

Merchant: [selling caged birds] These canary birds are guaranteed to fall off of their perch one hour before the gas does anything to ya.

Barry: I went into the air and I saw our house.
Gillian: I saw you going up in the air. Did you see me running after you?

Lacombe: Monsieur Neary, I envy you.

[After an angry passerby tells him he is in the middle of a road whilst looking for Cornbread Road] Do you know where Cornbread is... TURKEY?!

I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday on the road, I've been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows...Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.

Major Benchley: Ladies and gentlemen. This is a flying saucer. It's made of pewter, made in Japan, and thrown across the lawn by one of my children. I just wanted to point that out to you to show that we're not all polished brass about these things. Also to make a point that last year, Americans shot more than seven billion photographs at a record of 6.6 billion dollars for film, equipment and processing. Now with all those shutters clicking, where is the indisputable, photographic evidence?

Spokesman: Now, there are all kinds of ideas that would be fun to believe in. Mental telepathy, time travel, immortality, even Santa Claus. Now I know it's no fun to go home and say: 'Guess what happened! I was in a shopping center. There was this tremendously bright light and I rushed outside - and it was an airplane.'
Roy: Excuse me, sir. I didn't want to see this.
Spokesman: I sure wish I had. You know, for fifteen years, I've been looking for these damn silly lights in the night sky. I've never found any. I'd like to, because I believe in life elsewhere.
Audience member: Why don't you guys just admit that the Air Force is conducting secret tests in the foothills area?
Spokesman: It would be easy to say yes to that. But I'm not going to mislead you. This is not the case. To tell you the truth, I don't know what you saw.
Roy: You can't fool us by agreeing with us.
Another witness: I saw Bigfoot once. 1951 back in Sequoia National Park. Had a foot on him thirty-seven inches heel to toe. It made a sound I would not want to hear twice in my life.
Spokesman: UFO's do not represent a direct physical threat to our national security. We do not support them, and we encourage you not to.

Laughlin: [to Walsh] We didn't choose this place! We didn't choose these people! They were invited!
Lacombe: They belong here more than we!

Laughlin: The two of you felt compelled to be here?
Roy: Yeah, you might say that.
Laughlin: [translating for Lacombe] What did you expect to find?
Roy: An answer. That's not crazy, is it? [Laughlin and Lacombe speak to each other in French] Hold it, hold it, hold it! Is that it? Is that all you're gonna ask me? Well, I got a couple of thousand, god-damn questions, you know. I want to speak to someone in charge. I want to lodge a complaint. You have no right to make people crazy...If this is nerve gas, how come I know everything in such detail? I've never been here before. How come I know so much? What the hell is going on around here?! Who the hell are you people?

[to his family] Well, I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's OK. I'm still Dad. I can't describe it - what I'm feeling.

[Trying to explain fractions to his son] All right. Let's say... [Places an HO scale boxcar on a track] that this boxcar is 60 feet long and 1/3 of it is across this switch, all right?. And now, another train is coming. [Starts an engine] Now how far do you have to move this boxcar off the tracks so that the other train doesn't smash it? Quickly, Brad. There are thousands of lives at stake. Brad, any answer. [The train hits the boxcar]

Laughlin: We need answers from you that are honest, direct, and to the point.
Roy: Where's Jillian?
Laughlin: [translating for Lacombe] Do you realize the danger that you and your friend have risked? By coming here, you've exposed yourself to toxic gas...
Roy: There's nothing wrong with the air.
Laughlin: What makes you say that?
Roy: I just know. There's nothing wrong with it.
Lacombe: Go outside and make me a liar.
Roy: Uh, look, I want to talk to the man in charge.
Laughlin: Mr. Lacombe is the highest authority.
Roy: He isn't even an American.