Cast Away Quotes: Poignant and Hopeful

(Total Quotes: 52)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Written by: William Broyles Jr.
Tom Hanks – Chuck Noland
Helen Hunt – Kelly Frears
Lari White – Bettina Peterson
Chris Noth – Jerry Lovett
Nick Searcy – Stan
Dennis Letts – Dennis Larson
Paul Sanchez – Ramon
Jenifer Lewis – Becca Twig


Cast Away quotes are touching, emotional and underrated. This is a human interest story that draws you in from the start. The film delivers a strong message of fear, survival, faith and hope. It has such poignant quotes that it stays with you for a long time.

Cast Away Quotes


[first lines; FedEx truck drives up to a barn to collect a package]
Ramon: Mrs Peterson.
[woman is working on a metal sculptures]
Bettina Peterson: Oh Ray. I’m sorrycast-away-1
Ramon: How you doin’?
Bettina Peterson: Uh…see there, it’s right there on the desk.
[Ramon notices the FedEx package with a Butterfly logo on it]
Ramon: Where’s she headed?
Bettina Peterson: Ah…she’s snow bound Ramon.
Ramon: I see you went with the pink.
Bettina Peterson: Yeah…yes. It’s kind of a pink day today. Oh, I’m going to have another pick up for you on Thursday.
Ramon: All right, see you then.
Bettina Peterson: All right. Thanks Ramon.


Chuck Noland: Time rules over us without mercy. Not caring if we’re healthy or ill. Hungry or drunk. Russian, American, beings from Mars. It’s like a fire, it could either destroy us or it could keep us warm. That’s why every FedEx office has a clock, because we live or we die by the clock. We never turn our back on it and we never ever allow ourselves the sin of losing track of time.


[holding up a FedEx package to the Russian employees]
Chuck Noland: You all recognize this, don’t you? I took the liberty of sending this to myself. I FedExed it before I left Memphis. I wonder what could be in here? What could it possibly be? Is it architectural plans? Maybe technical drawings? Is this a new wallpaper for the…for the bathroom.
[takes a digital clock out of the package]
Chuck Noland: It is a clock, which I started at absolute zero and it’s now at eighty seven hours, twenty two minutes and seventeen seconds. From Memphis, America to Nikolia in Russia eighty seven hours. Eight seven hours is a shameful outrage. This is just an egg timer! What if it had been something else, like your paycheck, or poison berries, or adoption papers? Eight seven hours is an eternity, the cosmos was created in less time. Wars have been fought and nations toppled at eighty seven hours! Fortune made and squandered.


[pointing to Nikolai]
Chuck Noland: Nikolai. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Four minutes.


[into the answering machine]
Chuck Noland: Hello, Kelly. Are you there? Pick-up, pick-up, pick-up, pick-up, pick-up, pick-up, pick-up, pick-up…you’re not there. You’re not going to believe this, I’m doing the sorts in the middle of Red Square. In the shadow of Lenin’s tomb. I miss you…
[we see Chuck continuing to leave his message]
Chuck Noland: I miss you I really want to kiss you. I’m outta here in about two minutes and I’m pickin’ up the sweep through Paris, so I should be back in Memphis in about eighteen hours or so. That’s the good news, the bad news is I gotta go to the dentist this week. I got somethin’ and it’s hurtin’. Uh…I love you and I’m going to see you soon and you know what that means. Bye bye.


[shouting to Nikolai]
Chuck Noland: Nikolai. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock!


[to the airline pilot]
Chuck Noland: I absolutely, positively have to get to Memphis tonight.
Pilot Jack: Cannot help you. Try UPS.


Chuck Noland: Relentless is our goal. Relentless!
Stan: What do you expect, from the guy who stole a cripple kid’s bicycle when his truck broke down?
Chuck Noland: I borrowed it. I borrowed it. What I love is that the kids now a cripple.


[to Stan]
Chuck Noland: It’s about the trucks. Today’s truck was two minutes late, tomorrow’s will be four minutes late, and then six minutes late, and then eight minutes late. And the next thing you know, we’re the U.S. mail.


[Chuck watches Kelly standing by the photocopying machine, she turns and smiles, they hug and kiss each other]
Kelly Frears: You’re home
Chuck Noland: Home indeed.
Kelly Frears: I love that you’re home.



[during the family Christmas meal]
Dennis Larson: Speaking of marriage Chuck, when are you going to make an honest woman out of Kelly?
Chuck Noland: Here it is! Let’s look at the clock.
Kelly Frears: How long?
Chuck Noland: All right. By my time it took fourteen minutes into the meal so I win.
[Kelly and Chuck shake hands]
Kelly Frears: Okay. I owe you five dollars.
Chuck Noland: Way before the pie
[to the woman sat next to her]
Kelly Frears: I told him on the way over here, right about the pie came out, the marriage…


[looking at their diaries]
Kelly Frears: Okay, I’ll cancel Saturday.
Chuck Noland: No, don’t…don’t. If I’m not here, I’m not. But if I am, well…then I am.
Kelly Frears: Chuck, it’s canceled. But you gotta be here New Year’s eve.
Chuck Noland: Malaysia can’t be that bad. I’ll be here New Year’s eve.


Kelly Frears: What about our Christmas? I got a gift for you.
[looks at his watch]
Chuck Noland: We have to do in the car.


[Chuck opens Kelly’s Christmas present. It’s an antique watch]
Kelly Frears: My grand-daddy used it on the southern pacific.
[Chuck opens the watch and notices a pictures of Kelly is on one side]
Chuck Noland: Hey, I took this. It’s my favorite picture of you. You know what I’m gonna do, I’m always going to keep this on Memphis time. Kelly time!


[checking if Kelly liked the Christmas presents he gave her]
Chuck Noland: Sorry about the hand towels
Kelly Frears: No…no. I love them.
Chuck Noland: You’re hard to shop for.
Kelly Frears: Every time I wash my hands I will think of you.
Chuck Noland: All right, I gotta go. Merry Christmas.
[leans over and kisses Kelly]
Kelly Frears: Merry Christmas.
Chuck Noland: I love you.
Kelly Frears: I love you too.


[Chuck gets out of the car and walks towards the airplane]
Kelly Frears: Chuck. Keys?
[Chuck turns back, dangling the car keys in front of him and hands it over to Kelly]
Kelly Frears: Thank you.
Chuck Noland: You know that reminds me, I almost forgot I had one more present for you. [he brings out a ring box] Only this isn’t, uh…an open in the car kind of present. Or like say hand towels, which were a goad by the way.
Kelly Frears: I’m terrified.
Chuck Noland: Just take it and hold onto it and you can open it on New Year’s eve. And I love you.
[he kisses Kelly and turns to walk towards the airplane]
Chuck Noland: I’ll be right back.


[minutes before the plane crashes; to the pilots]
Chuck Noland: Hey, is all this turbulence from Santa and those eight tiny reindeer.


[the next morning after the plane has crashed and ending up on a deserted island]
Chuck Noland: Helllooo! Anybody?! Anybody?! Help! Help!



[after he keeps hearing a thumping noise he shouts]
Chuck Noland: What is that?! Hey?! Hey? Anybody?


[after burying and standing over the grave of one of the dead crew members]
Chuck Noland: So that’s it.


[notices the light of a ship in the distance out on the sea at night]
Chuck Noland: Hey. A ship. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey, a ship! Over here! Hey! Hey! Over here! Over here! Hey!
[runs to get his small flash light]
Chuck Noland: Over here! Over here! Over here! Help Me! Help! Right here! Right here! Help! Come on! Look! Look! Look! Look!
[turns on and off the flash light in his hand]
Chuck Noland: S.O.S…Please! Help! Come on! Help!


[opening one of the FedEx boxes that had washed up on shore, Chuck finds a birthday card and reads the card]
Chuck Noland: Happy Birthday. The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself. Johnny have the happiest birthday ever! Score! Your Grandpa.
[takes out a volleyball from the box. It has brand name of WILSON written on it]



[trying to light a fire Chuck looks over at the volleyball, Wilson]
Chuck Noland: You wouldn’t have a match by any chance would you?
[the wood starts to smoke but the fire goes out]
Chuck Noland: The air got it!
[looks over at Wilson]
Chuck Noland: The air got it!



[Chuck is celebrating on the beach after successfully lighting up a fire]
Chuck Noland: Look what I have created. I have made fire. I have made fire!


[talking to the volleyball, Wilson]
Chuck Noland: You’ve gotta love crab. In the nick of time too. I couldn’t take much more of those coconuts. Coconut milk is a natural laxative. Things that Gilligan never told us. We’ve made real fire, huh, Wilson. So, Wilson?


[drawing on the cave walls and talking to Wilson]
Chuck Noland: We were in route from Memphis for eleven and half hours, for about four hundred and seventy miles an hour. So they think that we were right here, but we went out of radio contact and flew around that storm for about an hour. So that’s a distance of what? Four hundred miles. Four hundred miles square, that’s a hundred and sixty thousand times Pi.
[starts doing the calculations]
Chuck Noland: That’s a search area of five hundred thousand square miles. That’s twice the size of Texas. They may never find us.


Total Quotes: 52



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