National Treasure

National Treasure quotes

73 total quotes (ID: 415)

Abigail Chase
Agent Sadusky
Benjamin Franklin Gates
Ian Howe
Multiple Characters
Riley Poole


Sadusky: Agent Dawes, do you have a visual? Do you see Gates in the water?
Agent Dawes: Sir? It's the Hudson. Nothing is visible.
Sadusky: Smart fish.


Shaw: Ian. Ian, I've got them. They're heading toward City Hall.
Ian Howe: OK, I'm on my way.

Shaw: Prison.
Riley: Albuquerque. See I can do it too. Snorkel.
Shaw: That's where the map is. Like he said, "Fifty-five in iron pen." "Iron pen" is a prison.
Ben Gates: Or it could be, since the primary writing medium of the time was iron gall ink, the "pen" is... just a pen. But then why not say a pen, why say iron pen.
Shaw: Because it's a prison.

Shaw: They're headed for the breezeway on the north side.
Ian Howe: I'll be right there.

[Abigail is freaking out, thinking that Ian has the Declaration]
Ben: They don't have it.
[Pulls the Declaration out to show her]
Ben: See, now can you please stop shouting?
Abigail: Verdammt! Give me that!
Ben: You know something? You're shouting again.
Riley: I'm pretty sure she was swearing, too.
Ben: Well, I probably deserved that.
Abigail: Just give me the Declaration!
Ben: You're still shouting. And it's really starting to annoy. You would do well, Dr. Chase, to be a bit more civilized in this instance.
Abigail: If that's the real Declaration, what did they get?
Ben: A souvenir. I thought it might be a good idea to have a duplicate, turns out I was right. Actually, I had to pay for the real one and the duplicate, so you owe me $35, plus tax.
Riley: Genius.

[Abigail is hiding from Shaw behind a meat counter]
Butcher Lady: If you're not a steak, you don't belong here.
Abigail: I'm just trying to hide from my ex-husband.
Butcher Lady: [sees Shaw] Who, Baldie?
Abigail: Yeah.
Butcher Lady: Honey, stay as long as you like.
[to Shaw]
Butcher Lady: Do you want something?
Shaw: [ignores her]
Butcher Lady: Do you want something?
Shaw: Shut up.
[leaves]
Butcher Lady: [to Abigail] I see why you left him.

[Agent Hendricks clears his throat]
Sadusky: Yes, Agent Hendricks, you've got something?
Agent Hendricks: Um...
Sadusky: This isn't a day for "Um."
Agent Hendricks: We received a tip several days ago that someone was going to steal the Declaration of Independence.
Sadusky: [nodding] Do we have a name on the tipster?
Agent Hendricks: Uh, there was no file opened. We didn't find the information credible.
Sadusky: [beat] How about now?

[last lines]
Abigail: I made something for you.
Ben: You did? What?
Abigail: A map.
Ben: A map? But where does it lead to?
Abigail: You'll figure it out.

[they find a giant underground staircase]
Powell: How do a bunch of people with hand tools build all this?
Ben: The same way the built the pyramids, the Great Wall of China.
Riley: Yeah... the aliens helped them.

(about Ian Howe) I hate that guy.

[after getting the fake document] Well done, Gates. Well done.

[convincing Abigail to give the document to him] Why don't you just pass me that document? Then we can all go home.

Ben, the, uh, the mean D-declaration lady is behind you.

Door number one, you go to prison for a very long time. Door number two, we are going to get back the Declaration of Independence, you help us find it, and you still go to prison for a very long time, but you feel better inside.

Either way we're still gonna die.