Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) quotes

26 total quotes (ID: 928)

Becky Driscoll
Dr. Miles Bennell
Jack Belicec
Others


Doctor, will you tell these fools? I'm not crazy. Make them listen to me before it's too late.


[voiceover] It started - for me, it started - last Thursday, in response to an urgent message from my nurse, I hurried home from a medical convention I'd been attending. At first glance, everything looked the same. It wasn't. Something evil had taken possession of the town.

[discovering that Becky is also divorced] Well, I guess that makes us lodge brothers now...except that I'm paying dues while you collect them.

[voiceover] Sick people who couldn't wait to see me, then suddenly were perfectly all right. A boy who said his mother wasn't his mother. A woman who said her uncle wasn't her uncle.

[voiceover] Driving home, I had a lot of questions and no answers. How could Jimmy and Wilma seem so normal now. Surely I had done nothing to cure them. Maybe they wanted me to feel secure but why?

Maybe they're the result of atomic radiation on plant life or animal life. Some weird alien organism - a mutation of some kind...Whatever it is, whatever intelligence or instinct it is that govern the forming of human flesh and blood out of thin air, is fantastically powerful...All that body in your cellar needed was a mind...

In my practice, I've seen how people have allowed their humanity to drain away. Only it happened slowly instead of all at once. They didn't seem to mind...All of us - a little bit - we harden our hearts, grow callous. Only when we have to fight to stay human do we realize how precious it is to us, how dear.

Drugs dull the mind... maybe that's the reason.

Keep your eyes a little wide and blank. Show no interest or excitement.

I never knew fear until I kissed Becky.

And so I ran. I ran! I ran! I ran! I ran as little Jimmy Grimaldi ran the other day.

Help! Wait! Stop. Stop and listen to me!...These people who're coming after me are not human.

Look, you fools. You're in danger. Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!

You know her uncle, Uncle Ira?...Well Miles, she's got herself thinking he isn't her uncle. She thinks he's an imposter or something.

They're like huge seed pods!