Collateral quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 821)


Vincent: What's your name?
Max: Max.
Vincent: Max. I'm Vincent.
Max: First time in L.A.?
Vincent: No. Tell you the truth, whenever I'm here I can't wait to leave. It's too sprawled out, disconnected. You know? That's me. You like it?
Max: It's my home.
Vincent: 17 million people. This is got to be the fifth biggest economy in the world and nobody knows each other. I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies.
Max: Oh.
Vincent: Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices.

Vincent: You're alive. I saved you. Do I get any thanks? No. All you can do is clam up. You wanna talk? Tell me to **** off?
Max: **** off.

[about Vincent] Definitely not from around here.

[after Max crashes the cab] Well, that was brilliant...

[after seeing the guy fall on his cab's roof] My man, you all right?

[after the nightclub shootout] Only thing that didn't show up is the Polish cavalry.

[Mocking Max] "Someday, someday my dream will come?" One night you'll wake up and you'll discover it never happened. It's all turned around on you, and it never will. Suddenly you are old. It didn't happen, and it never will because you were never going to do it anyway. You'll push it into memory, then zone out in your barcalounger, being hypnotized by daytime TV for the rest of your life. Don't you talk to me about murder. All it ever took was a down payment on a Lincoln Town Car, and that girl... you can't even call that girl. What the **** are you still doing driving a cab?

[pulls a gun on Max] Red light, Max.

[right before he crashes the cab, to Vincent] Go **** yourself.

Don't get me cornered. You don't have the trunk space.

Get with it. Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, and a speck on one in a blink. That's us, lost in space. The cop, you, me... Who notices?

Guy gets on the subway and dies. Think anybody'll notice?

I am a cool guy, with a job I contracted to do.

I'm not Vincent, my name is Max! I'm a goddamn cab driver!

If I'm wrong you get an apology, I already used up my free ride for tonight.