War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds quotes

30 total quotes (ID: 906)

Harlan Ogilvy
Narrator
Other
Rachel Ferrier
Ray Ferrier


[first lines] No one would have believed, in the early years of the 21st century, that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, they observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes - and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.


[last lines] From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate and drank, they were doomed. They were undone, destroyed, after all of man's weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God in his wisdom put upon this earth. By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms. And that right is ours against all challenges. For neither do men live nor die in vain.

This is not a war any more than there's a war between "Men and Maggots"... This is an extermination.

[crying, and softly hitting him] Robbie! What are you trying to do? Where are you trying to go! Who's going to take care of me if you leave!

[Looking out at the teleporter's bolt of lightning] Where's the thunder...?

[To Robbie] Okay, hey, enough of the "Ray" SHIT! It's Dad, Sir, or, if you prefer, Mr. Ferrier. Now, that sounds a little weird to me, but you decide.

I'm dead set on living. [laughs, to himself] "Dead set on living".

We're gonna leave this house in 60 seonds.

Get in the car, Manny or you're gonna die!

Is it them? Is it them?

Two for you, two for Robbie, two for me... One for the house.

[Just before the tripods appear] The trees are moving...

Can you think of a plan that doesn't involve your 10-year-old sister joining the army?

Robbie, you wanna head in that direction? There's nothing LIVING in that direction, Robbie!

[unseen] ...Are we still alive?