Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind quotes

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Roy Neary


Roy: Ronnie, all I wanna do is, is, is know what's goin' on.
Ronnie: But nothin's going on. It's just one of those things.
Roy: Which things? Which things?
Ronnie: I don't want to hear about this anymore.
Roy: Ronnie, this is very important. I'm not just gonna let it lay here. I'm gonna call somebody about this...I saw something last night that I can't explain.
Ronnie: I saw something last night I can't explain.
Roy: I'm going out there again tonight, you know.
Ronnie: No, you're not.
Roy: Yes, I am.
Ronnie: No, you're not.
Roy: YES, I AM!
Ronnie: No, you're not! [She smashes his cupped hand with shaving cream into his mouth]


[to two white-uniformed men with gas masks] The only bad air around here is you guys fartin' around.

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: What the hell is happening here?
Project Leader: It's that training mission from the Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale...
Laughlin: Who flies crates like these anymore?
Project Leader: No one. These planes were reported missing in 1945.
Laughlin: But it looks brand new. Where's the pilot? I don't understand. Where's the crew? Hey! How the hell did it get here?

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?

I figured it out, that's all. Will you just listen?...Have you ever looked at something and it's crazy and then you looked at it in another way and it's not crazy at all?...Don't be scared. Just don't be scared. I feel really good. Everything's gonna be all right. I haven't felt this good in years.

Man: Here they come! Out of the northwest!
[Lights are spotted in the hazy sky above the horizon]
Gillian: It's like Halloween for grownups.
Roy: Trick or treat!

Scientist: [as Air Force pilots disembark from the ship] They haven't even aged. Einstein was right.
Team Lead: Einstein was probably one of them.

[about the poison gas story] Look, I guarantee you that this whole thing is a put-on.

Supervisor: Ask them if they want to report officially.
Air Traffic Controller: TWA 517, do you want to report a UFO? Over. [No response] TWA 517, do you want to report a UFO? Over.
TWA Pilot: Negative. We don't want to report.
Air Traffic Controller: AirEast 31, do you wish to report a UFO? Over.
AirEast Pilot: Negative. We don't want to report one of those either.
Air Traffic Controller: AirEast 31, do you wish to file a report of any kind to us?
AirEast Pilot: I wouldn't know what kind of report to file, Center.
Air Traffic Controller: AirEast 31, me neither. I'll try to track traffic and destination, over.

[To Ronnie] Okay, I'm wrong. I'm Wrong Roy, okay? TOBY!! YOU ARE CLOSE TO DEATH!! GET OUT HERE!!!

Roy: Want to see better?
Gillian: I can see fine.
Roy: We can't stay here.
Gillian: I can.
Roy: Why?
Gillian: Because, Barry's not here. I'm just not ready.
Roy: I can't stay here. I've got to get down there.
Gillian: I know.

I didn't come this far just to be taken on any bus ride home.

Walsh: You brought in twelve people to the decontamination camp instead of the evacuation center where they belong. I'd like to know why.
Laughlin: [translating for Lacombe] Because this means something. These people have come from all over their country to a place they have been told will endanger their lives. Why?
Walsh: Because somebody could be trying to subvert this whole operation by sending in fanatics and cultists and Christ knows what all.
Laughlin: [while showing sketches drawn of Devils Tower by all the captives] This is a small group of people who have shared a vision in common. Look. [He pulls up the shade to reveal the Tower in the window] It's still a mystery to me why they are here. Even they do not know why.