Our list of the best quotes from the rip-roaring action adventure Indiana Jones movies, in which the first four films are directed by Steven Spielberg, where we follow the adventures of Dr. Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones, Jr., a professor of archaeology and an adventurer.
Best Quotes From All Indiana Jones Movies
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
'It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.' - Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Click To Tweet
Set in 1936, following globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), who is hired by government agents to locate the Ark of the Covenant, a relic said to make an army invincible, before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain it. Teaming up with his tough former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), Jones races to stop rival archaeologist Dr. René Belloq (Paul Freeman) from guiding the Nazis to the Ark and its power.
Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here.
Indiana Jones: That’s what scares me.
Indiana Jones: Give me the whip.
Satipo: Throw me the idol. No time to argue. Throw me the idol, I throw you the whip.
Indiana Jones: [throws the idol] Give me the whip!
Satipo: [drops the whip] Adiós, señor.
Indiana Jones: [later as he finds Satipo dead] Adiós, Satipo.
Belloq: Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I had given up. You chose the wrong friends. This time, it will cost you.
Indiana Jones: [reluctantly gives Belloq the idol] 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.
'I'm making this up as I go.' - Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Click To Tweet
Indiana Jones: There’s a big snake in the plane, Jock!
Jock: Oh, that’s just my pet snake Reggie!
Indiana Jones: I hate snakes, Jock! I hate them!
Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will you?
Indiana Jones: [to his students] This site also demonstrates one of the great dangers of archeology, not to life and limb, although that does sometimes take place. No, I’m talking about folklore.
Major Eaton: Yes, Dr. Jones, we’ve heard a great deal about you.
Indiana Jones: Have you?
Major Eaton: Professor of archeology, expert on the occult. And, how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.
Indiana Jones: That’s one way of saying it.
Indiana Jones: Yeah, the Ark of the Covenant. The chest the Hebrews used to carry around the Ten Commandments.
Major Eaton: What do you mean, “commandments”? You talking about the Ten Commandments?
Indiana Jones: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments. The original stone tablets that Moses brought down out of Mount Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing.
Any of you guys ever go to Sunday school?
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
'Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist.' - Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) Click To Tweet
Prequel to Raiders, set in 1935, following Indiana Jones, who teams up with nightclub singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw), and his twelve-year old sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan). The trio arrive in India and are asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone to rescue their children from a Thuggee cult practicing child slavery, black magic, and ritualistic human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Lao Che: You never told me you spoke my language, Dr. Jones.
Indiana Jones: Only on special occasions.
Lao Che: [after they’ve poisoned Jones] And now, you give me the diamond.
Indiana Jones: Are you trying to develop a sense of humor, or am I going deaf?
Indiana Jones: Short Round, step on it.
Short Round: Okeydokey, Dr. Jones. Hold on to your potatoes.
Willie Scott: For crying out loud, there’s a kid driving the car!
Indiana Jones: Where’s the antidote? Let me have it. Give me…
Willie Scott: [as Jones is groping down her dress] Listen, I just met you, for Christ’s sakes. Oh, I’m not that kind of girl.
Short Round: Hey, Dr. Jones, no time for love. We got company!
Willie Scott: You know how to fly, don’t you?
Indiana Jones: No. Do you?
Willie Scott: Oh, no. Oh, my God.
Indiana Jones: How hard can it be?
Indiana Jones: [as they’re flying towards a mountain] I think we got a big problem.
Short Round: Dr. Jones!
Indiana Jones: Shorty!
Short Round: Dr. Jones! No more parachutes!
Willie Scott: [as they’re about to jump out of the plane] A boat? We’re not sinking. We’re crashing!
Willie Scott: I hate the water, and I hate being wet, and I hate you!
Indiana Jones: Good!
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
'I find that if I just sit down and think, the solution presents itself.' - Professor Henry Jones (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) Click To Tweet
Sequel to Raiders, set in 1938, where Indiana and his friend Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) are assigned to find the Holy Grail, after Indiana’s estranged father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery), goes missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Jones also teams up with Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), as they follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis.
Fedora: [to young Jones, referring having to return the cross to Panama Hat] You lost today, kid. But it doesn’t mean you have to like it.
Panama Hat: Small world, Dr. Jones.
Indiana Jones: Too small for two of us.
Panama Hat: [as he takes the cross from Jones] This is the second time I’ve had to reclaim my property from you.
Indiana Jones: That belongs in a museum!
Panama Hat: So do you!
Indiana Jones: [to his students] Archeology is the search for fact, not truth. If it’s truth you’re interested in, Dr. Tyree’s philosophy class is right down the hall. So forget any ideas you’ve got about lost cities, exotic travel, and digging up the world. We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and “X” never, ever, marks the spot. Seventy percent of all archeology is done in the library. Research. Reading. We cannot afford to take mythology at face value.
Walter Donovan: As you can now see, Dr. Jones, we’re about to complete a great quest that began almost two thousand years ago. We’re only one step away.
Indiana Jones: That’s usually when the ground falls out from underneath your feet.
Elsa: I knew it was you. You have your father’s eyes.
Indiana Jones: And my mother’s ears, but the rest belongs to you.
Elsa: Looks like the best parts have already been spoken for.
Elsa: The last time I saw your father, we were in the library. He was very close to tracking down the knight’s tomb. I’ve never seen him so excited. He was as giddy as a schoolboy.
Indiana Jones: Who? Attila the Professor? He was never giddy, even when he was a schoolboy.
Elsa: You don’t disappoint, Dr. Jones. You’re a great deal like your father.
Indiana Jones: Except he’s lost, and I’m not.
Indiana Jones: It’s petroleum. I should sink a well down here and retire.'I'm like a bad penny, I always turn up.' - Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) Click To Tweet
4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
'We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.' - Dean Charles Stanforth (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) Click To Tweet
Set in 1957 during the the height of the Cold War, we follow Indiana Jones, who is called back into action when he meets Mutt Williams (Shia La Beouf), a young man who wants Jones to help him find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator, and the pair, along with Mutt’s mother, and Indiana’s former lover, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) set out for Peru. However, Soviet agents, led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), are also searching for the powerful artifact too, as they believe it can help them conquer the world.
Indiana Jones: You’re not from around here, are you?
Irina Spalko: Where is it you would imagine I am from, Dr. Jones?
Indiana Jones: Well, the way you’re sinking your teeth into those wubble-u’s, I should think maybe Eastern Ukraine.
Indiana Jones: [as he crashes through the truck’s windshield] Damn, I thought that was closer.
Indiana Jones: Brutal couple of years, huh, Charlie? First Dad, then Marcus.
Dean Charles Stanforth: We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.
Indiana Jones: I haven’t talked to Harold Oxley in twenty years. He’s a brilliant guy. He could put you to sleep just by talking.
Mutt Williams: Yeah. Yeah. When I was a kid, that’s how I did get to sleep. Oxley’s voice was better than a glass of warm milk, you know.
Mutt Williams: Mary. Mary Williams. You remember her?
Indiana Jones: There were a lot of Marys, kid.
Mutt Williams: Shut up! That’s my mother you’re talking about. Alright? That’s my mother.
Indiana Jones: You don’t have to get sore all the time just to prove how tough you are.
Mutt Williams: [referring to his mother] She said if anybody could find the skull, it’s you. Like you’re some type of, like a grave robber or something.
Indiana Jones: I’m a tenured professor of archeology.
Mutt Williams: Oh, you’re a teacher. Well, that’s going to be a big help.
Indiana Jones: [to his students as Mutt drives them off on his motorcycle] If you want to be a good archeologist, you got to get out of the library!
Mutt Williams: You know, for an old man, you ain’t bad in a fight.
Indiana Jones: Thanks a lot.
Mutt Williams: What are you like eighty?
Set in 1969, against the backdrop of the space race between the US and the Soviet Union. With many of the scientists behind the space programs having Nazi backgrounds, Jones is determined to find nefarious activity hidden in their explorative endeavor.
Sallah: Indy, I miss the desert. I miss the sea. And I miss waking up every morning wondering what wonderful adventure the new day will bring to us.
Indiana Jones: This is not an adventure, Sallah. Those days have come and gone.
Sallah: Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Dr. Voller: This relic is my property.
Indiana Jones: It’s not yours. You stole it!
Dr. Voller: Then you stole it.
Helena: And then I stole it. It’s called capitalism.
Dr. Voller: You should’ve stayed in New York.
Indiana Jones: You should’ve stayed out of Poland.