Jaws Quotes

Brody: You're certifiable, Quint! You know that?

Quint: Yeah, yeah, yeah...

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Mrs. Kintner: Chief Brody?

Brody: Yes?
[Mrs. Kintner slaps Brody and sobs]

Mrs. Kintner: I just found out, that a girl got killed here last week, and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! You knew it was dangerous! But you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things! But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that.
[Mrs. Kintner walks away]

Mayor Vaughn: I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.

Brody: No, she's not.

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Emily Leighton: They are the only reason I am here.

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Mayor Vaughn: And what did you say the name of this shark is?

Hooper: It's a carcaradon carcharias. It's a Great White

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Hooper: Mr. Vaughn, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that's all. Now, why don't you take a long, close look at this sign.
[refers to the graffitied billboard]

Hooper: Those proportions are correct.

Mayor Vaughn: Love to prove that, wouldn't ya? Get your name into the National Geographic.

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[Brody sees his son sitting in a small skiff, and yells for him to get out of it]

Ellen Brody: Martin, it's his birthday tomorrow!

Brody: I don't want him out on the water!

Ellen Brody: He is not out on the water, he is in a boat! He's not going to go in the water! I don't think he'll ever go in again after what happened yesterday.

Brody: Now don't say that. You know I don't want that. I just want him to read the boating regulations, make sure he understands before he takes it out...
[while he talks, Ellen flips through the book on sharks he has been reading, and sees an old painting of a shark ramming a hole into the bottom of rowboat's hull]

Ellen Brody: [slams the book shut] Michael! Did you hear your father? Out of the water now! NOW!

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Brody: I just- I just want to tell you what we're planning so far...

Meadows: What about the beaches, Chief?

Brody: We're going to put on the extra- the extra summer deputies as quickly as possible, and then we're going to try and use, uh, shark-spotters on the beach.

Mrs. Taft: [cuts him off] Are you going to close the beaches?

Brody: [after brief pause] Yes, we are.
[townspeople erupt into dismayed argument]

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Mayor Larry Vaughn: Brody is riding his tower.

Len Peterson: Oh, shit!

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Hooper: You were on the Indianapolis?

Brody: What happened?

Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below t

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Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.

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Christine 'Chrissie' Watkins: GOD HELP ME, PLEEEAAAAASE!

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Mabel Vernon: We are called the Iron Jawed Angels. Is that supposed to be an insult? Oh, and Carrie Catt told the Times that we were no better than anarchists and draft dodgers.

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Berger: We're gonna need a bigger HELICOPTER!

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Movie patron: Would you please be quiet?

Alice Paul: My sister is blind; I have to read her the subtitles.
[Inez starts flailing her arms in front of her when she stands up, pretending to be blind]

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Dr. White: In origins of women courage is often mistaken for insanity.

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Lucy Burns: To pay the fine would be admitting guilt. We haven't broken a law. Not one dollar!

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Alice Paul: It's warm in here. Can you open a window?

Matron Herndon: Get to work.

Alice Paul: Can't you see she looks faint? All I ask is that you open a window.

Lucy Burns: Matron, my needle broke. Can I have another?
[Alice takes off her shoe and throws it at the window, breaking it]

Alice Paul: That's better, isn't it?

Matron Herndon: Put her in solitary.

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Alice Paul: I'm not a man.

Inez Mulholland: Ever wish you were?

Alice Paul: Once, when I saw my brother peeing his name in the snow.

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Senator Leighton: I don't know a judge in this district that will give you custody right now.

Emily Leighton: You won't take my children.

Senator Leighton: And how are you going to stop me? Can you afford an attorney?

Emily Leighton: An attorney? To prove what? That I'm their mother? What will your judge say? That this is your house and your children? What am I to you, Tom, in your house? Chattel? This is how you punish me? I am their mother! They are not your children to take!

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Quint: Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.

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Quint: Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him.

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Brody: Slow ahead. I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this ****.

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Mayor Vaughn: Any special questions?

Denherder: Uh, is that $3000 bounty on the shark in cash or check?
[the townspeople laugh]

Mrs. Taft: I don't think that's funny. I don't think that's funny at all, I'm sorry.

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Quint: [Poking fun at Brody] Ah, the missus, Chief. If they don't like you going out, they'll love you comin' in.

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Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

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Brody: Yeah, but I'm not drunk enough to go out on a boat.

Hooper: Yes, you are.

Brody: No, I'm not.

Hooper: Yes, you are.

Brody: I can't do that.

Hooper: Yes, you can.

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Martin Brody: That boat's gonna take you in. Where the hell are they?

Hendricks: About ten degrees off your starboard bow. You take...

Martin Brody: Don't give me that shit, point!

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Kathryn Morgan: Overman was killed inside the park. The baby was caught inside the park. Its mother is inside the park.

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Mike Brody: I don't believe it. She got him in the water.

Kathryn Morgan: Never underestimate the power, huh?

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Kathryn Morgan: He needs eyes in the back of his head, Calvin.

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