This list has been brewing in the background for a long time as there are just so many excellent Sci-Fi and Fantasy movie quotes and it’s so difficult to choose between the best ones, but we just couldn’t ignore it any longer. Take note this list will get longer because we love this genre so much and we’re likely to just keep adding!
So let’s just plunge straight into our list of the best lines which are in alpha order…
A – Z Sci-Fi and Fantasy Quotes
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
HAL: [after HAL has killed the rest of the crew] Look, Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
Roy McBride: All the hopes we ever had for space travel, covered up by drink stands and t-shirt vendors. Just a recreation of what we’re running from on Earth. We are world-eaters.
Ripley: [referring to Ash] I don’t trust him.
Dallas: Well, I don’t trust anybody
Ripley: You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them f***ing each other over for a goddamn percentage.
Alien: Covenant (2017)
David: I was with our illustrious creator, Mr. Weyland, when he died.
Walter: What was he like?
David: He was human. Entirely unworthy of his creation.
Alita: Does it bother you, that I’m not completely human?
Hugo: You are the most human person I have ever met.
David: You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.
Lomax: It came here for a reason. It was mutating our environment, it was destroying everything.
Lena: It wasn’t destroying. It was changing everything. It was making something new.
Dr. Louise Banks: Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it, and I welcome every moment of it.
Jake Sully: Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.
Back to the Future (1985)
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?
Blade Runner (1982)
Batty: Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Mongol General: Conan, what is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
Mongol General: That is good. That is good.
Ellie Arroway: Mathematics is the only true universal language.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?
Frank: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
Master Sergeant Farell: Remember, there’s no courage without fear.
Mary O’Brien: You exist to continue your existence. What’s the point?
John Preston: What’s the point of your existence?
Mary O’Brien: To feel. Because you’ve never done it, you can never know it. But it’s as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock, ticking.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T.: E.T. phone home.
Ex Machina (2015)
Ava: Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo: Everything you created is used to destroy.
Korben Dallas: Yeah. We call it human nature.
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Major: We cling to memories as if they define us. But what we do defines us.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: There are some things beyond our understanding, Mark. We must accept them and learn from them. Because these moments of crisis are also potential moments of faith. A time, when we either come together or fall apart. Nature always has a way of balancing itself. The only question is, what part will we play?
Matt Kowalski: If you decide to go, then you got to just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You got to plant both your feet on the ground and start living life.
Rocket: What are you, some Saint all of a sudden? What has the galaxy ever done for you? Why would you want to save it?
Peter Quill: Because I’m one of the idiots who lives in it!
Baby Groot: I am Groot.
Yondu: What’s that?
Rocket: He says, “Welcome to the fricking Guardians of the Galaxy!” Only he didn’t use fricking.
Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
Dumbledore: It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Dumbledore: A child’s voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who’ve forgotten how to listen.
Dumbledore: Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Sirius Black: We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
Arthur Weasley: Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.
Pius Thicknesse: You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.
Dumbledore: Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.
Gandalf: All good stories deserve embellishment.
Smaug: Did you think I did not know this day would come? That a pack of canting dwarves would come crawling back to the mountain.
Thorin: If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.
President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.
Haymitch Abernathy: Remember who the real enemy is.
President Snow: Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us.
Dom Cobb: They say we only use a fraction of our brain’s true potential. Now, that’s when we’re awake. When we’re asleep, our mind can build almost anything.
Cooper: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.
Jurassic World (2015)
Claire: Corporate felt genetic modification would up the “wow” factor.
Owen: They’re dinosaurs. “Wow” enough.
Senator Sherwood: Do dinosaurs deserve the same protections given to other endangered species, or should they be left to die?
Young Merlin: Have you seen the world outside your window? This land is divided. Lost and leaderless. Men’s hearts have grown hollow. That’s why her strength returns. And that is why the sword has returned.
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Captain James Conrad: I guess no man comes home from war, not really.
Abe: All this time travel s**t, just fries your brain like an egg.
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
Sam: Then let us be rid of it, once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you!
Mad Max (1979)
Nightrider: I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker. I am the roller. I am the out-of-controller!
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Pappagallo: Do you think you’re the only one that’s suffered? We’ve all been through it in here. But we haven’t given up. We’re still human beings, with dignity.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Pigkiller: Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Nux: Oh, what a day! What a lovely day!
Margaret: We have all the time in the world.
Mark: No, we don’t. This is not time. Time is the stuff that when you spend it, you don’t get it back.
Morpheus: Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walkin the path.
Agent Smith: There is no escaping reason, no denying purpose. Because as we both know, without purpose, we would not exist.
The Oracle: Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Minority Report (2002)
Dr. Iris Hineman: Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.
Sam Bell: You look like a radioactive tampon. Like a banana with a yeast infection.
Shrike: I will remake you, as I was remade.
Hester Shaw: You’re going to kill me.
Shrike: For a little while.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Old Nemo: I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid I haven’t been alive enough.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Dr. Newton Geiszler: Fortune favors the brain, dude.
Will Turner: Where’s Elizabeth?
Jack Sparrow: She’s safe, just like I promised. She’s all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised, and you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we’re all men of our word really. Except for Elizabeth, who is, in fact, a woman.
Will Turner: Jack, Elizabeth is in danger.
Jack Sparrow: Have you considered keeping a more watchful eye on her? Maybe just lock her up somewhere.
Will Turner: She is locked up in a prison, bound to hang for helping you!
Angelica: Wait! I am with child. Yours.
Jack Sparrow: I don’t recall that we ever had…
Angelica: You were drunk!
Jack Sparrow: I’ve actually never been that drunk.
Dutch: You’re one ugly motherf***er!
Quinn McKenna: What’s with the polygraph? I thought this was a psych eval.
VA Psych: We need to know if you pose a threat.
Quinn McKenna: Well, I’m a sniper. Isn’t posing a threat kind of the f***ing point?
Wade: A hidden key, a leap not taken. Retrace your steps, escape your past, and the key will be yours at last.
RoboCop: Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!
K-2SO: I’ve got a bad feeling about…
Cassian Andor: K!
Jyn Erso: Quiet!
Kaylee: Going on a year now I ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries!
Mal: Oh, God! I can’t know that!
Jayne: I could stand to hear a little more.
Merrill Hess: Some people are probably thinking this is the end of the world.
Rev. Graham Hess: That’s true.
Merrill Hess: Do you think it could be?
Rev. Graham Hess: Yes.
Merrill Hess: How can you say that?
Rev. Graham Hess: That wasn’t the answer you wanted?
Mason: My friend, you suffer from the misplaced optimism of the doomed.
Starman: You are a strange species, not like any other. And you would be surprised how many there are. Intelligent but savage. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
Star Trek (2009)
Spock Prime: I am Spock.
James T. Kirk: Bulls**t.
Spock: Fear of death is illogical.
Bones: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Kirk: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Spock: An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
Kirk: Still, it’s a hell of quote.
Luke Skywalker: I have a very bad feeling about this.
Luke: Alright, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Luke Skywalker: The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And my sister has it. Yes, it’s you, Leia.
Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I’ve always known.
Han Solo: [entering the Millennium Falcon] Chewie, we’re home.
Strange Days (1995)
Lornette ‘Mace’ Mason: Memories were meant to fade, Lenny. They’re designed that way for a reason.
Laura: Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.
The Terminator: I’ll be back.
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
They Live (1988)
Nada: I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick a**. And I’m all out of bubble gum.
The Thing (1982)
MacReady: Somebody in this camp ain’t what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us.
Total Recall (1990)
Kuato: What do you want, Mr. Quaid?
Douglas Quaid: The same as you. To remember.
Kuato: But why?
Douglas Quaid: To be myself again.
Kuato: You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Jeffrey Goines: There’s no right. There’s no wrong. There’s only popular opinion.
Elijah Price: It’s hard for many to believe there are extraordinary things inside themselves, as well as others.
Mabel Blanche: I think they get inside our heads and make us do destructive things, like drink and overeat. I’ve seen good people go bad, and smart people go mad. I think, at the highest level, they do things that cause nations to go to war. Things that make no sense. And I think no one knows they’re being affected. We all work out other reasons to justify our actions. But free will is impossible with them up there.