Deliverance

Deliverance quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 157)

Bobby Trippe
Drew Ballinger
Ed Gentry
Lewis Medlock
Multiple Characters


Goddamn, you play a mean banjo.


I'm a-goin' with you, Ed, and not with Mister Lewis Medlock, 'cause I done seen how he drives these country roads he don't know nothin' 'bout.

Sheriff: Let's just wait and see what comes out of the river.

Taxi Driver: All this land's gonna be covered with water. This is the best thing that ever happened to this town.

Lewis: [about their cars] We want somebody to drive 'em down to Aintry for us.
Man: Hell, you're crazy.
Lewis: No shit. Hey, fill that one up with gas, huh, OK?

Bobby: Say, mister, I love the way you wear that hat.
Man: You don't know nuthin'.

Lewis: Is your name Griner?
Griner: Whaddya wanna know for?
Lewis: I was wondering if you and your brother could take a couple of trucks down to Aintry for us. We'll be there about Sunday noon.
Griner: Take 'em down there for what?
Lewis: Me and my buddy here are taking a canoe trip down the Cahulawassee.
Griner: Canoe trip?
Lewis: That's right, a canoe trip.
Griner: What the hell you wanna go **** around with that river for?
Lewis: Because it's there.
Griner: It's there alright and you get in it and can't git out, you gonna wish it wasn't.
Ed: [lowly] Maybe we should just go home and play golf this weekend.
Lewis: I'll give you thirty bucks to take those vehicles down to Aintry for us.
Griner: I'll take fifty.
Lewis: Fifty my ass.
Ed: [whispering] Lewis, don't play games with these people.
Griner: [stepping forward] What did you say?
Lewis: I said fifty my ass!
Ed: [whispering] Lewis!
Griner: I'll do it fer forty.
Lewis: O.K. [to Ed] You good for ten?
Ed: Yep.

[Lewis and Ed take a wrong turn looking for the river]
Lewis: Well, we ****ed up.
Griner: Where you goin' city boy?
Lewis: We'll find it. We'll find it.
Griner: It ain't nothin' but the biggest ****in' river in the state.

Bobby: Which way are we goin', this way or that?
Lewis: I think, uh, downstream would be a good idea, don't you? Drew - you and Bobby see some rocks, you yell out now, right?...
Bobby: Lewis, is this the way you get your rocks off?

Bobby: Hey, what happens if we flip this thing over?
Lewis: Now that you brought that up, hang onto your paddle. And if you hit any rocks, don't hit 'em with your head.

Lewis: Can that chubby boy handle himself?
Ed: Bobby? He's rather well thought of in his field, Lewis.
Lewis: Insurance? I never been insured in my life. There's no risk.

Lewis: The first explorers saw this country, saw it just like us.
Drew: I can imagine how they felt.
Bobby: [about the rapids] Yeah, we beat it, didn't we? Did we beat that?
Lewis: You don't beat it. You never beat the river chubby.

Lewis: Machines are gonna fail and the system's gonna fail...then, survival. Who has the ability to survive? That's the game - survive.
Ed: Well, the system's done all right by me.
Lewis: Oh yeah. You gotta nice job, you gotta a nice house, a nice wife, a nice kid.
Ed: You make that sound rather shitty, Lewis.
Lewis: Why do you go on these trips with me, Ed?
Ed: I like my life, Lewis.
Lewis: Yeah, but why do you go on these trips with me?
Ed: You know, sometimes I wonder about that.

Bobby: I had my first wet dream in a sleepin' bag.
Ed: How was it?
Bobby: Great. [pause] There's no repeatin' it.

Mountain Man: What do you want to do now?
Toothless Man: [grinning] He's got a real pretty mouth on him, don't he?
Mountain Man: Ain't that the truth.
Toothless Man: [to Ed] You gonna do some prayin' for me, boy. And you better pray real good.