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


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.


Well uh I'm Russell Casse and after Nam I got into crop dusting and I have been doing it ever since. On a, uh, personal note sir, I'd just like to add, uh, that ever since I was kidnapped by aliens ten years ago, I've been dyin' for some payback. Just want you know that, uh, I won't let you down.

President:I know there is much to learn from each other if we can make a truce. We can find a way to Co-exist. can there be a peace between us?
Alien:Peace? NO PEACE!
President Whitmore: What is it you want us to do?
Captured Alien: Die…die…

Albert Nimzicki: Two words, Mr. President: "Plausible deniability".

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.

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

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.

Now we know how to take them out General! Spread the word!

[David, Connie, Grey, and Nimzicki are all taking at once, after David objects to them using nuclear weapons]
Albert Nimzicki: Shut up! Captain, get him out of here!
Julius Levinson: Hey, don't tell him to shut up! You'd all be dead now if it wasn't for my David! None of you did anything to prevent this!
General Grey: There was nothing we could do! We were totally unprepared for this.
Julius Levinson: Oh don't give me "unprepared"! It was, what? In the nineteen- what, fifties. Whatever You had that spaceship.
David Levinson: Dad.
Julius Levinson: Yeah, that thing you found in New Mexico. Where was that?
David Levinson: Dad, not the spaceship.
Julius Levinson: Roswell. Roswell, New Mexico. No, you had the spaceship and you had the bodies. They were locked up in a, in a bunker. Where was that?
Connie Spano: Sir…I don't know.
Julius Levinson: David? Area 51, right? Area 51! You knew then! And you did nothing!
President Whitmore: Sir, regardless of what you may have read in the tabloids, there has never been any spacecraft recovered by our government. Take my word for it. There's no Area 51. There's no recovered spaceship.
Albert Nimzicki: Uh…excuse me, Mr. President. That's not entirely accurate.
David Levinson: What, which part?

Anchorman: Once again, the L.A.P.D. is asking Los Angelenos not to fire their guns at the visitor spacecraft. You may inadvertently trigger an interstellar war.

I saw... his thoughts. I saw what they're planning to do. They're like locusts, they're moving from planet to planet, their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource, they move on. And we're next. [Major Mitchell shoot the alien in the head] Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards.

Marty Gilbert: A countdown…wait, a countdown to what, David?
David Levinson: Uh, it's like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces and when the timing is right you… strike. See? They're positioning themselves all over the world using this signal to synchronize their efforts. In approximately six hours the signal's gonna disappear and the countdown's gonna be over.
Marty Gilbert: And then what?
David Levinson: Checkmate.
Marty Gilbert: [Gasp] Oh, my God. Oh my God! I gotta call my brother, I'd better call my housekeeper, I gotta call my lawyer. Nah, forget my lawyer.

Dr. Okun: Mr. President! Wow! This is…what a pleasure. As you can imagine, they…they don't let us out much.

Must go faster. Must go faster. Must go faster! Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go! [Note: Jeff Goldblum also said this line in Jurassic Park.]

Good morning. [Turns on mic] Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!