Independence Day

Independence Day quotes

112 total quotes (ID: 764)

Captain Steven Hiller
Connie
David Levinson
General Grey
Julius Levinson
Multiple Characters
President Thomas Whitmore
Russell Casse


Mike Dodge: [To reporter, about Russell] When they took him up in the spaceship, the aliens abused him...sexually.


Phillip: [To Alicia Casse] This could be our last night on earth. You don't want to die a virgin, do you?

SETI Chief: [Picks up ringing phone in the middle of the night] If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hanging up.

SETI Technician: It's the real thing! A radio signal from another world!

Albert Nimzicki: I understand you are upset over the death of your wife, but that's no excuse for making another fatal mistake.
President Whitmore: No, the only mistake I ever made to appoint a sniveling little weasel like you as Secretary of Defense!
Albert Nimzicki: I don't think you understand-
President Whitmore: HOWEVER, that is one mistake, I am thankful to say, that I don't have to live with.
Albert Nimzicki: Mr. President-
President Whitmore: Mr. Nimzicki… you're fired.
[He and General Grey leave to work on their attack plan]
Albert Nimzicki: He can't do that.
Connie Spano: Well, he just, um, did.

Albert Nimzicki: I'm not Jewish.
Julius Levinson: Nobody's perfect.

Capt. Jimmy Wilder: You scared, man?
Captain Steven Hiller: No. You?
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: Nope. (pauses) Hold me.
Captain Steven Hiller: Hey, pay attention.
Lt. Colonel Watson: Something you wanna add to this briefing, Captain Hiller?
Captain Steven Hiller: No, sir. I'm just a little anxious to get up there and whup E.T.'s ass, that's all.
(everyone else laughs)
Lt. Colonel Watson: And you'll get your chance. You'll all get your chance.

Captain Jimmy Wilder: Check me out, Stevie. I'm gonna try something.
Captain Steven Hiller: Don't do nothin' stupid over there.
Captain Jimmy Wilder: You know me.
Captain Steven Hiller: That's what I'm talkin' about.

Captain Jimmy Wilder: Or, as the good Reverend would say, [Impersonating Rev. Jesse Jackson] Why we're on this particular mission, we'll never know. But I do know, here today, that the Black Knights will emerge victorious once again.
Unknown Pilot: Amen, man.
Captain Steven Hiller: Amen, Reverend.

Captain Steven Hiller: Captain Steven Hiller, United States Marine Corps.
Area 51 Guard: I'm sorry, Captain. This is a restricted area. I can't let you pass without clearance.
Captain Steven Hiller: Okay. Come here. You wanna see my clearance? [Shows the officer the alien wrapped up in his parachute; the guard recoils in horror] Maybe I'll just leave this here with you.
Area 51 Guard: Let them pass! Let them pass!
Captain Steven Hiller: Get the hell out of the way!
Area 51 Guard: [To another guard] Did you see that?!

Captain Steven Hiller: I ain't heard no fat lady!
David Levinson: Forget the fat lady! You're obsessed with fat lady! Drive us out of here!

Captain Steven Hiller: Oops.
David Levinson: Oops? What does that mean? W-what do you mean-
Captain Steven Hiller: Nah, I got this. I got this. Some jerk didn't put the… [He reverses the label on the controls]
David Levinson: I know what I mean when I say it. What do you mean saying "oops" there?
Captain Steven Hiller: What do you say we try that one again?
David Levinson: Yes, yes. Yes. Without the "oops". [points] There's the … thataway.

Connie Spano: Haven't you ever wanted to be part of something special?
David Levinson: I was part of something special.

Connie Spano: If it makes any difference, I never stopped loving you
David Levinson: But that wasn't enough, was it?

Connie Spano: Now what do we do?
President Thomas Whitmore: Address the nation. There's gonna be a lot of frightened people out there.
Connie Spano: Yeah? I'm one of 'em.