Collateral

Collateral quotes

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Max
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Vincent


Max: I brought you flowers.
Ida: What'm I do with flowers?
Max: Cheer up.
Ida: How? By worrying that you spend money on stuff that's just gon' wilt and die?
Max: [to Vincent] See what I mean? I didn't buy you flowers, Mom. He did.


Annie: Well, how many cabbies do you know get you into an argument to save you money?
Max: If there were two of us I'd have to kill the other one. I don't like competition.

Fanning: [cops are in alley outside Ramon's apartment] Ramon went through that window... splat. Glass here, then tires rolled over it.
Richard Weidner: Maybe he jumped.
Fanning: Sure... he's depressed so he jumps four stories out of a window onto his head. "Wow, that feels better." Picks himself up. "Now I think I'll go on with the rest of my day."

Fanning: [referring to Max] According to the cab company's dispatch unit, he's been driving that cab for twelve years.
Pedrosa: So what?
Fanning: So you're telling me the guy walks into a phone booth, and shazam, changes into a meat-eater super assassin? What's he do, squeeze them in between fares?

Daniel: Just when I thought you were a cool guy.
Vincent: I am a cool guy, with a job I contracted to do.

Traffic Cop: Hey, man, what did you do, have a food fight in here?

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

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

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

Most people, ten years from now, same job, same place, same routine. Everything the same. Just keeping it safe over and over and over. Ten years from now. Man, you don't know where you'll be ten minutes from now . . .

Vincent: Lady Macbeth. Leave the seats. The light's green. We're sitting here.
[A car horn honks behind Max. The car whips around them to get through the intersection]
Max: Asshole!
Vincent: You no longer have the cleanest cab in La-La Land. You gotta live with that. Focus on the job. Drive.

Vincent: They project onto you their flaws, what they don't like about themselves. I had a father like that.
Max: Mothers are worse.
Vincent: Wouldn't know. My mother died before I remember her.
Max: What about your father?
Vincent: Hated everything I did. Got drunk, beat me up. In and out of foster homes, that kinda thing.
Max: And then?
Vincent: I killed him. I was twelve.
[Pauses, then laughs]
Vincent: I'm kidding. He died of liver disease.
Max: Well, I'm sorry.
Vincent: No, you're not.

Max: I can't drive you around while you're killing folks. It ain't my job!
Vincent: Tonight it is.

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

Max: You're full of shit.
Vincent: I'm full of shit? You're a monument of it. You even bullshitted yourself, all I am is taking out the garbage, killing bad people.
Max: Yeah, well that's what you said.
Vincent: You believed me?
Max: Then what'd they do?
Vincent: How do I know, you know? They all got that 'witness for the prosecution' look to me. Probably some major federal indictment of somebody who majorly does not want to get indicted.