Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark quotes

52 total quotes (ID: 478)

Indiana Jones
Marion Ravenwood
Rene Belloq
Sallah


Gypsy: Come, look here.
Jones: What is it?
Gypsy: [reading the headpiece] This is a warning not to disturb the Ark of the Covenant.
Jones: What about the height of the staff? Did Belloq get it off of here?
Gypsy: Yes, it is here. This is the old way, it means six kadams high.
Sallah: About 72 inches--
Old man: Wait! [turns the headpiece over] And take back one kadam to honor the Hebrew God whose Ark this is.
Jones: [looks at Sallah] You said their headpiece only had markings on one side, are you absolutely sure? [Sallah nods] Belloq's staff is too long.
Jones and Sallah: They're digging in the wrong place!


Jones: Belloq.
Belloq: Good evening, Jones.
Jones: I oughta kill you right now.
Belloq: Not a very private place for a murder.
Jones: Well these Arabs don't care what we get up to, they're not gonna interfere in our business.
Belloq: It was not I who brought the girl into all this. Please, sit down before you fall down, we can at least behave like civilized people. [Indy sits, letting the monkey run free] I see your taste in friends remains consistent. How odd that it should end this way for us, after so many... stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Jones: Try the local sewer.
Belloq: [chuckles] You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am a shadowy reflection of you. And it would take only a nudge to make you like me, to push you out of the line.
Jones: Now you're gettin' nasty.
Belloq: You know it's true. How nice. Look at this [holds up a silver pocket watch] it's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless! Like the Ark. Men will kill for it; men like you and me.
Jones: What about your boss, Der Führer? I thought he was waiting to take possession.
Belloq: All in good time. When I'm finished with it. Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter, it's a radio for speaking to God, and it's within my reach.
Jones: You wanna to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do.
[Everyone in the pub draws their guns, but the fight is stopped by Sallah's children coming in for Indy]
Belloq: Next time, Doctor Jones, it will take more than children to save you.

Belloq: Doctor Jones. Again, we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I'd given up. You chose the wrong friends, this time it will cost you.
Jones: [reluctantly hands the idol to Belloq] Too bad the Hovitos... don't know you the way I do, Belloq.
Belloq: Yes, too bad. You could warn them... if only you spoke Hovitos.

Sallah: They have not one brain among them. Except for one. Be's very clever; he's a French archeologist.
Jones: What's his name?
Sallah: They call him Bellosh.
Jones: [laughs] Belloq! Belloq.
Sallah: The Germans have a great advantage over us; they are near to discovering the Well of Souls.
Jones: Well... [pulls out the medallion] they're not gonna find it without this. Who can tell us what these markings mean?
Sallah: Perhaps a man I know can help us. Indy, there is something that troubles me.
Jones: What?
Sallah: The Ark. If it is here, then it is something that Man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.

Jones: I'm looking for a piece your father collected. Bronze medallion; center with a crystal. You know the one I mean?
Marion: Yah, I know it.
Jones: Where's Abner? [Marion ignores him] Where's Abner!
Marion: Abner's dead.
Jones: Marion, I'm sorry.
Marion: Do you know what you did to me? To my life.
Jones: I can only say I'm sorry so many times.
Marion: Well say it again anyway!
Jones: I'm sorry.
Marion: Yeah, everybody's sorry. Abner was sorry for dragging me all over this earth, looking for his little bits of junk. I'm sorry to still be stuck in this dive. Everybody's sorry for something.
Jones: It's a worthless bronze medallion, are gonna give it to me or not?
Marion: Maybe. I don't know where it is.
Jones: Well maybe you could find it.

Major Toht: Good evening, Fraulein.
Marion: Bar's closed.
Major Toht: We are [chuckles] not thirsty.
Marion: What do you want?
Major Toht: The same thing your friend Doctor Jones wanted. Surely he told you there would be other interested parties.
Marion: Must've slipped his mind.
Major Toht: The man is nefarious. I hope for your sake he has not yet acquired it.
Marion: Why, are you willing to offer more?
Major Toht: Oh, almost certainly. Do you still have it?
Marion: No. But I know where it is. Hey, how about a drink for you and your men?
Major Toht: Your fire is dying here. Why don't you tell me where the piece is right now.
Marion: Listen, Herr Mac. I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place.
Major Toht: [chuckles] Fraulein Ravenwood. Let me show you what I am used to.
[Toht's henchmen grab her. Toht turns with a burning fire poker]
Marion: Wait! I can be reasonable!
Major Toht: That time is passed.
Marion: You don't mean that. Wait, please! I'll tell you everything!
Major Toht: [holding the burning poker in front of Marion's face] Yes, I know you will...
[A cracking sound is heard as Jones' whip disarms Toht]
Jones: Let her go!

Belloq: Why, Doctor Jones, whatever are you doing in such a nasty place?
Jones: Why don't you come on down here, I'll show ya.
Belloq: Thank you my friend, but I think we are all very comfortable up here. [looks at the men around him] That's right, isn't it? Yes, we are all very comfortable up here. So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine. What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows, in a thousand years even you may be worth something!
Jones: Ha ha ha! [under his breath] Son of a bitch.
Colonel Dietrich: I'm afraid we must be going now, Doctor Jones. Our prize is awaited in Berlin. But we do not wish to leave you in such an awful place all alone...

Major Eaton: Doctor Jones, we've heard a lot about you.
Jones: Have you?
Major Eaton: Professor of Archeology. Expert on the occult and, how does one say it... obtainer of rare antiquities.
Jones: That's one way of saying it.
Colonel Musgrove: You're definitely a man of many talents.
Major Eaton: And you studied under Professor Ravenwood at the University of Chicago.
Jones: Yes, I did.
Major Eaton: Do you have any idea of his present whereabouts?
Jones: Only rumors really. Somewhere in Asia, I think. I haven't spoken to him in ten years. We were friends once but we had a bit of a falling out, I'm afraid.
Colonel Musgrove: Now, you must understand that this is all completely confidential.
Jones: I understand.
Colonel Musgrove: Yesterday afternoon our European section intercepted a German communique that was sent from Cairo to Berlin.
Major Eaton: You see for the last two years the Nazis have had teams of archaeologists running around the world looking for all sorts of religious artifacts. Hitler's gone nuts on the subject. He's obsessed with the occult, and right now there's some kind of German archaeological dig going on in the desert outside Cairo.
Colonel Musgrove: Now we have some information here but we can't make anything out of it and we thought maybe you could. "Tanis development proceeding. Acquire headpiece to Staff of Ra. Abner Ravenwood, USA."
Jones: The Nazi's have discovered Tanis...
Major Eaton: What exactly does this mean to you, this 'Tanis'?
Jones: Well, Tanis is one of the possible resting places of the Lost Ark.
Colonel Musgrove: The Lost Ark?
Jones: The Ark of the Covenant. The chest the Hebrews used to carry the Ten Commandments.
Major Eaton: Wait a minute, you're talking about THE Ten Commandments?
Jones: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments. The original stone tablets that Moses brought down out of Mt. Heron and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing. Didn't any of you guys ever go to Sunday school? The Hebrews took the broken pieces and put them in the Ark, and when they settled in Canaan they put the Ark in a place called the Temple of Solomon--
Brody: [finishing Jones' sentence] In Jerusalem.
Jones: [continuing] Where it stayed for many years until, all of a sudden, whoosh! It was gone.
Major Eaton: Where?
Jones: Well nobody knows where.
Brody: However, an Egyptian pharaoh--
Jones: Shishaq.
Brody: Yes. --invaded the city of Jerusalem in about 980 BC and he may have taken the Ark back to the city of Tanis and hidden it in a secret chamber called the Well of Souls.
Major Eaton: Well of Souls?
Brody: However, about a year after the pharaoh had returned to Egypt, the city of Tanis was consumed by the desert in a sandstorm which lasted a whole year, wiped clean by the wrath of God.
Colonel Musgrove: [pause] Well, I see we've come to the right man. You seem to know all about this 'Tanis'.
Jones: No, Abner's the real expert. He did the first serious work on Tanis, collected some of the relics. It was his obsession really. But he never found the city.
Major Eaton: Frankly, we're somewhat suspicious of Mr. Ravenwood. An American being mentioned so prominently in a secret Nazi cable--
Brody: Rubbish, Ravenwood's no Nazi!
Major Eaton: What do they want him for then?
Jones: Obviously the Nazis are looking for the headpiece to the Staff of Ra and they think Abner's got it.
Major Eaton: What exactly is the headpiece to the Staff of Ra?
Jones: Well the Staff is just a stick, I don't know, about this big, but nobody really knows for sure how high. It's capped by an elaborate headpiece in the shape of the sun with a crystal in the center. And what you did was you took the Staff to a special room in Tanis called the map room with a miniature of the city laid out on the floor. And if you put the Staff in a certain place at a certain time of day, the sun shone through here and made a beam that came down on the floor here. [pause] And gave you the exact location of the Well of Souls.
Colonel Musgrove: Where the Ark of the Covenant was kept?
Jones: And that's exactly what the Nazis are looking for.
Colonel Musgrove: What does this Ark look like?
Jones: There's a picture of it in here. [sets a huge book down on the table and opens it] That's it.
Major Eaton: Good God!
Brody: Yes, that's just what the Hebrews thought.
Colonel Musgrove: [pointing at the picture of the Ark in the book] Now, uh, what's that supposed to be coming out of there?
Jones: Lightning. Fire. The power of God or something.
Major Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest.
Brody: Yes, the Bible speaks of the Ark leveling mountains and laying waste to entire regions. An army which carries the Ark before it... is invincible.

Jones: [from atop a canyon looking down upon the Nazis below] Hello!
Belloq: Jones? JONES!
Jones: [leveling a bazooka] I'm gonna blow up the Ark, Ren?.
Belloq: Your persistence surprises even me! You're gonna give mercenaries a bad name.
Colonel Dietrich: Doctor Jones. Surely you don't think you can escape from this island.
Jones: That depends on how reasonable we're all willing to be, all I want is the girl.
Colonel Dietrich: [looks at Belloq who shakes his head] If we refuse?
Jones: Then your Führer has no prize.
Belloq: Okay Jones, you win. Blow it up. [takes a machine gun from one of the many Nazi soldiers who attempt to guard the Ark and holds them back] Yes, blow it up! Blow it back to God. All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics; inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations... You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana. We are simply passing through history. [pointing to the Ark] This... this is history. [pause] Do as you will.
[Jones lowers his bazooka and allows himself to be captured]

Jones: This is it. This is where Forrestal cashed in.
Satipo: A friend of yours?
Indiana: A competitor. He was good... he was very, very good.
Satipo: Señor, nobody comes out of there alive. Please!

Jones: I had it, Marcus. I had it in my hand.
Brody: What happened?
Jones: Guess.
Brody: [chuckles] Belloq?
Jones: Wanna hear about it?
Brody: Not at all.

Jones: I knew the Germans would hire you, Sallah. You're the best digger in Egypt.
Sallah: My services are entirely inconsequential to them. They hire only strong backs and they pay only pennies. They have hired or shanghaied every... in Egypt. It is as if the Pharaohs have returned.

Jones: There's a big snake in the plane, Jock!
Jock: That's just my pet snake Reggie!
Jones: I hate snakes, Jock! I HATE 'EM!
Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!

Jones: Hello Marion.
Marion: [laughs] Indiana Jones! Always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door. I never doubted that. Something made it inevitable. So what are you doing here in Nepal?
Jones: I need one of the pieces your father collected.
[Marion punches him in the jaw]
Marion: I learned to hate you in the last ten years!
Jones: I never meant to hurt you.
Marion: I was a child, I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it!
Jones: You knew what you were doing.
Marion: Now I do. This is my place. Get out!

Brody: They want you to get ahold of the Ark before the Nazis do and they'll be willing to pay handsomely for it.
Jones: And the museum? The museum gets the Ark when we're finished?
Brody: [hesitates, knowing probably not] Hell, yes.