The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter quotes

25 total quotes (ID: 746)

Julien Grinda
Michael Vronsky
Multiple Characters


You wanna play games, I'll play your ****ing games.


Michael: I'll tell ya one thing, if I found out my life had to end up in the mountains, it'd be all right, but it has to be in your mind.
Nick: What? One shot?
Michael: Two is pussy.
Nick: I don't think about one shot that much any more, Mike.
Michael: You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that - they don't listen. Do you ever think about Vietnam?
Nick: Yeah. I don't know. I guess I'm thinkin' about the deer, goin' to 'Nam. I like the trees, you know? I like the way the trees are on the mountains, all different. The way the trees are. I sound like some asshole, right?
Michael: I'll tell ya, Nick. You're the only guy I go huntin' with, you know. I like a guy with quick moves and speed. I ain't gonna hunt with no assholes.

Those are sun dogs...It means a blessing on the hunter sent by the Great Wolf to his children...It's an old Indian thing.

[to Linda] I just wanted to say how sorry I am about Nick. And how, I know how much you loved him and I know that it will never be the same. I just wanted to tell you that.

Here's to Nick.

What is there to be afraid of in this war? The war is a joke, a silly thing...I pay my players - cash - American. However, should you prefer German marks or perhaps Swiss francs, that of course can be arranged.

If you are really brave and lucky, I can make you very, very rich.

When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life.

Steven's mother: I still do not believe this. My own boy with a strange girl and not so thin, if you understand my meaning...The next thing you know, he goes to Vietnam...I do not understand, Father. I understand nothing anymore, nothing...Can you explain? Can anyone explain?

Steven's mother: You marry this girl, you leave her with me, and you go with these bums to Vietnam.

Nick: Did you hear about the happy Roman? He was "GLAD HE ATE HER"!

Linda: I was hoping, somehow Michael, maybe you had Nick with you...He never wrote to me, he never called me.

Axel: You're so full of shit, you're gonna float away.

Steven: The place is great...It's like a resort...I mean they got basketball, bowling...Princess Grace came to see us the other day.

Nick: I hope they send us where the bullets are flyin' and the fightin's the worst, huh?
Green Beret veteran: **** it.
Michael: Well, what's it like over there? Will you tell us anything?
Green Beret veteran: **** it.