Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind quotes

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Roy Neary


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.


Major Walsh: What I need is something so scary it'll clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul!

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

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]

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?

Honey, Ronnie. Wake up. You're not gonna believe what I saw!...I never would have believed it. There was this, uh, in the cab, there was this...it was a red whoosh...You know, those pictures in the National Geographic about the Aurora Borealis? This is better than that! Come on! Ronnie, I need you to see something with me. It's really important. [wakes his kids] Silvia , come on. We're going on a little adventure. Toby! Brad! Come on. Get up. Up!...It's better than Goofy Golf! COME ON!!

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.

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

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!

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.