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The Thing

The Thing quotes

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View Quote Childs: If I were an imitation, a perfect imitation, how could you tell if it was really me?
View Quote Garry: [after passing the blood test] I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. But when you find the time... I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter tied to this ****ing couch!
View Quote Garry: I've got six dead Norwegians on my hands, a burned up flying saucer, and we've just destroyed the scientific find of the century. Now **** off!
View Quote Palmer: [after Norris' head sprouts legs and tries to walk away] You gotta be ****ing kidding.
View Quote Childs: Okay now, Mac, run this by me again. Thousands of years ago this rocket ship crashes, right...? And the...
MacReady: Look, I'm just guessing...
Childs: Well, go on.
MacReady: ... So it crashes, and this guy, whoever he is, gets thrown out, or walks out, and ends up freezing.
Childs: I just can't believe this voodoo bullshit. You believe this voodoo bullshit, Blair?
Palmer: [rambling] Happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it... Chariots of the Gods, man... They practically own South America. I mean they taught the Incas everything they knew.
View Quote Childs: So you're the only one who made it.
MacReady: Not the only one.
Childs: Did you kill it?
MacReady: Where were you Childs?
Childs: I thought I saw Blair... went out after him... got lost in the storm. The fire's got the temperature way up all over camp. Won't last long though.
MacReady: Neither will we.
Childs: Maybe we should try and fix the radio... try and get some help.
MacReady: Maybe we shouldn't.
Childs: Then we'll never make it.
MacReady: Maybe we shouldn't make it.
Childs: If you're worried about me...
MacReady: If we got any surprises for each other... I dont think were in much shape to do anything about it.
Childs: Well... what do we do?
MacReady: [slumping back] Why don't we just wait here a little while? See what happens.
View Quote Childs: So, MacReady, come on now. These Norwegian dudes come by... find him and dig him up...
MacReady: Yeah, they dig him up and cart him back. He gets thawed out, wakes up and scares the shit out of them. And they get into one hell of a brawl...
Childs: Now how's this mother****er wake up after thousands of years in the ice, huh?
MacReady: [annoyed] I don't know how. Because he's different than we are. Because he's a space guy. What do you want from me, anyway. Go ask Blair.
Childs: You buy any of this, Blair?
Blair: It was here... got to that dog... It was here in this camp...
Garry: So...? So what? It's over with.
[Blair turns to them. A pause.]
Bennings: [edgy] Well, isn't it?
View Quote Childs: You're gonna have to sleep sometime, MacReady.
MacReady: I'm a real light sleeper, Childs.
View Quote Dr. Copper: Somebody got to the blood... sabotaged it.
MacReady: Was it broken into?
Fuchs: No. Somebody opened it. Closed it. And then locked it.
MacReady: Well, who's got access to it?
Dr. Copper: I guess I'm the only one.
Garry: And I've got the only key.
MacReady: Would that test have worked?
Dr. Copper: I think so.
Norris: Somebody else sure as hell thought so.
View Quote Garry: How long have they been stationed there?
Fuchs: Says here about eight weeks.
Garry: That's not enough time for guys to go bonkers.
Nauls: Bullshit. Five minutes is enough to put a man over down here.
Palmer: Damn straight.
Nauls: I mean Palmer been the way he is since the first day.
View Quote Garry: You reach anybody yet?
Sanchez: We're a thousand miles from anybody else, man. It's going to get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better.
View Quote MacReady: Hey, Sweden!
Dr. Copper: They're not Swedish, goddamn it, they're Norwegian.
View Quote MacReady: How you doin', old boy?
Blair: I don't know who to trust.
MacReady: Know what you mean, Blair. Trust is a tough thing to come by these days. Just trust in the Lord.
View Quote Norris: Magnesium of some type... or some kind of strange alloy. And those poor dumb bas**** had to go and blow the hell out of it.
MacReady: So what do you make of it?
Norris: You know damn well what we both make of it.
MacReady: No chance it could have been some new kind of test craft?
[Norris shakes his head]
Norris: Seismic activity has been pushing this from way down for a long time... This ice it was buried in... It's over a hundred thousand years old.
View Quote [Calmly eating beans in the tool shed with a forgotten noose strung from the ceiling] I don't want to stay out here anymore. I want to come back inside.