National Treasure

National Treasure quotes

73 total quotes (ID: 415)

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


Abigail Chase: May I see the pipe?
Riley: We don't have it.
Abigail: Did Bigfoot take it?


Ian Howe: Hello, Ben. How are you?
Ben: Um, chained to a desk.
Ian Howe: Sorry to hear that. I want you to meet me on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid. You know where that is?
Ben: New York.
Ian Howe: Meet me there at ten o'clock tomorrow morning. And bring those glasses you found at Independence Hall. Yeah, I know about the glasses. We can take a look at the Declaration, and then you can be on your way.
Ben: And I'm supposed to believe that?
Ian Howe: I told you from the start, I only wanted to borrow it. You can have it. And the glasses. I'll even throw in the pipe from the Charlotte.
Ben: I'll be there.
Ian Howe: And tell the FBI agents listening in on this call if they want the Declaration back, and not just a box of confetti, then you'll come alone.

Patrick Gates: The status quo has changed, son.

[talking about The Declaration of Independence] It's surrounded by guards...and video monitors... and little families from Iowa... and little kids on their eighth grade field trip. And underneath an inch of bulletproof glass is an army of sensors and heat monitors if someone gets too close with a high fever. Now, when it's not on display, it is lowered into a 4 foot thick concrete, steel-plated vault that happens to be equipped with electronic combination lock and biometric access-denial systems.

Riley: We're all gonna die.
Ben: It's gonna be OK, Riley. I'm sorry I yelled at you.
Patrick Gates: It's okay, kiddo.
Abigail: OK, boys, what's going on? The British came by sea. It was two lanterns, not one.
Patrick Gates: Ian needed another clue, so we gave it to him.
Riley: It was a fake. It was a fake clue.
Ben: The all-seeing eye. Through the all seeing eye.
Riley: That means by the time Ian has figured it out, we'd still be trapped and he'll shoot us then. Either way, we're going to die.
Ben: Nobody's going to die. There is another way out.
Riley: Where?
Ben: Through the treasure room.

Ben: I'm so sorry I dropped you - I had to save the Declaration!
Abigail: No, don't be. I would have done exactly the same to you.
Ben: Really?
Abigail: Yeah.
Riley: I would've dropped you both. Freaks.

Abigail: You're treasure hunters, aren't you?
Ben: We're more like treasure protectors.

(after being told to shut up at gunpoint) Okay....

Ben: I'm in a little trouble.
Patrick Gates: Is she pregnant?
Ben: If she is would you leave the mother of your grandchild standing out in the cold?
Abigail: [to Riley] I look pregnant?
[He shakes his head]
Patrick Gates: Come in.

Shaw: Ask your girlfriend. She's the one who's calling all the shots now. She won't shut up.

[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.

Abigail:There is not a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence!
Ben:And there's no chance that some one could steal this either! [holds up and shakes Declaration of Independence]

Riley: For the record, Ben, I like the house.
Ben: You know, I chose this estate because in 1812 Charles Carroll met...
Riley: Someone that did something in history and had fun. Great. Wonderful. [puts on a pair of sunglasses and starts the car] Could have had a bigger house.

It's a big blue-ish green man... with a strange-looking goatee... I'm guessing that's significant. [hugs the statue]

Ben: Two years ago, if you hadn't shown up, hadn't believed the treasure was real, I don't know if I ever would have found Charlotte.
Ian Howe: You would have found it, I have no doubt. That's why I didn't think it was as crazy an investment as everyone said.
Ben: I'm just relieved that I'm not as crazy as everyone says. Or said my dad was. Or my granddad. Or my great-granddad.