Tag Archive for Quotes

The Avengers Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Sir Augustus de Wynter in The Avengers (1998)

Sir August de Wynter: Take India. You can have a good 10 inches overnight, there.

Sir August de Wynter: Nothing is impossible, only mathematically improbable.

Sir August de Wynter: “John Steed.” What a horse’s arse of a name.

Sir August de Winter: You will buy your weather from me! And by God you’ll pay for it.

Sir August de Wynter: A man with an umbrella is a man praying for rain.
John Steed: And a man without one is a fool.

Sir August de Wynter: Weather is no longer in God’s hands but in mine.

Sir August de Wynter: Rain or shine, all is mine!

Sir August de Wynter: [addressing the world leaders] Now is the winter of your discontent!

Please share other Connery quotes or any other thoughts/memories you have about the film in the comments below.  Thank you for your interest in Sean Connery and The Avengers.
Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

Outland Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Marshall William T. O’Neil in Outland (1981)

Marshal William T. O’Neil: Are you Dr. Lazarus?
Lazarus: Yes. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. That’s a doctor joke.

Marshal William T. O’Neil: I’d like a report of all the incidents in the last six months. I’d like it soon, or I might just kick your nasty ass all over this room. That’s a marshal joke.

Rudd: *You’re* supposed to protect *us*! You’re the police. It’s your *job*! Where are your men?
Marshal William T. O’Neil: My men? My men are shit.

Marshal William T. O’Neil: How deep are you in?
Security Sergeant Montone: Not too deep… I’m paid to look the other way.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: In other words you don’t do anything bad, you just don’t do anything good, do you?

Lazarus: Your wife is one stupid lady. You wanna go and get drunk?
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Yes…
Lazarus: At least you have SOME sense left.

Station Manager Sheppard: If you’re looking for money, you’re smarter than you look. If you’re not, you’re a lot dumber.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Then I’m probably a lot dumber.

Marshal William T. O’Neil: Hey, Sheppard. Guess what I just found in a meat locker.
Station Manager Sheppard: Y’know, I have a feeling that you’ll tell me even if I don’t guess.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: 250 pounds of hamburger named Yario that works for you. I also found your shipment of PDE. So, I threw the hamburger in the jail, and the PDE in the toilet. Or was it the other way around? I can’t remember now.

Station Manager Sheppard: Did you really destroy the ENTIRE shipment?
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Yes.
Station Manager Sheppard: You DO have a flair for the dramatic.

Dr. Marian Lazarus: 28 in the last six months.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: I wonder how many in the six months before that…
Dr. Marian Lazarus: 24. I’ve got initiative.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Well. Good for you.
Dr. Marian Lazarus: Wanna know how many in the six months before that? Two.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Are you sure?
Dr. Marian Lazarus: I’m *unpleasant*, I’m not *stupid*! Of *course* I’m sure- I can *count*!

Lazarus: That’s pretty good. Playing by yourself and losing. I’d join you in this dumb game if I could play sitting down. Yes, I’m well, thank you. Been pretty busy. Seems there’s some kind of ‘flu’ going around. You have no idea the number of workers who are going to be sick this Sunday.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: What about you? Are you going to be sick this Sunday?
Lazarus: If you’re looking for sterling character you’re in the wrong place.

Dr. Marian Lazarus: You know if you’re the guy you’re supposed to be, you wouldn’t stick around. That’s why they sent you here.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Maybe they made a mistake
Dr. Marian Lazarus: I was afraid you’d say something like that. Do you really think you’re making a difference?
Marshal William T. O’Neil: [silent]
Dr. Marian Lazarus: Then why for God’s sake?
Marshal William T. O’Neil: …because… maybe they are right. They sent me here to this pile of shit because they think I belong here. I want to find out if… well if they’re right. There’s a whole machine that works because everybody does what they are supposed to. And I found out… I was supposed to be something I didn’t like. That’s what’s in the program. That’s my rotten little part in the rotten machine. I don’t like it. So I’m going to find out if they’re right.

Station Manager Sheppard: Let me tell you what you’re dealing with here. I run a franchise. The company hired me to dig as much ore out of this hellhole as possible. My hookers are clean, some of them are good looking. My booze isn’t watered. The workers are happy. When the workers are happy, they dig more ore. They get paid more bonus money. When they dig more ore, the company’s happy. When the company’s happy, I’m happy.
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Sounds wonderful.
Station Manager Sheppard: *Nothing* here is “wonderful”! It works… that’s *enough*.

[after firing a warning shot to a feisty guy]
Marshal William T. O’Neil: Think it over.

Marshal William T. O’Neil: Oh, *fuck* it!
[punches out Sheppard]

Please share other Connery quotes or any other thoughts/memories you have about the film in the comments below.  Thank you for your interest in Sean Connery and Outland.Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

Zardoz Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Zed in Zardoz (1974)

 Zed: Stay close to me – inside my aura!

Zed: [watching his memory-scan video of hunting down Brutals] I love to see them running. I love the moments of their deaths – when I am one with Zardoz.

Consuella: In hunting you, I have become you. I’ve destroyed what I set out to defend.
Zed: “He who fights too long against dragons, becomes a dragon himself.”… Nietzsche.

Avalow: [addressing the populace of the Vortex] Death approaches! We are all mortal again! Now we can say ‘yes’ to death, but never again ‘no’. Now, we must make our farewells: to each other, to the sun and moon, trees and sky, earth and rock, the landscape of our long waking-dream.
[Avalow turns to Zed]
Avalow: Zed – the Liberator – liberate me now, according to your promise!
[Zed readily raises his pistol. Avalow stretches in anticipation. The seconds pass, but no shot rings out]
Consuella: [urgently, to Zed, while focusing on Avalow] Do it! Do it!
Zed: [slowly lowering his pistol] All that I was, is gone.
[There is the bark of a shot, red spurts from Avalow’s neck, and she collapses into the fountain’s pool as the people moan in passion. Zed looks behind him – his fellow Exterminators have arrived]

[Zed confronts May in the weaving-house; she is partially hidden beneath a diaphanous patterned sheet]
Zed: May? I want your help!
May: You want to destroy us… the Tabernacle.
Zed: I want the truth.
May: You must give the truth, if you wish to receive it.
Zed: I’m ready.
[She flings the sheet up to enfold him beneath it with her]
May: It’ll burn you!
Zed: Then burn me.

Arthur Frayn: You see, our death-wish was devious, and deep. As Zardoz, Zed, I was able to choose your forefathers! It was careful genetic breeding that produced this mutant – this slave who could free his masters! And Friend was my accomplice! Don’t you remember the man in the library, Zed?
[a chime is heard]
Arthur Frayn: It was I who led you to the ‘Wizard of Oz’ book! Ha-hah, it was I who gave you access to the Stone! It was I!
[a chime is heard]
Arthur Frayn: I bred you! I led you!
Zed: And I have looked into the face of the force that put the idea in your mind. You are bred, and led, yourself.
[He strides away, and Friend advances to join Arthur]
Friend: Arthur! We’ve all been used!
Arthur Frayn: And re-used.
Friend: And abused!
Arthur Frayn: And amused!

Zed: What is it you want?
Friend: Sweet death. Oblivion.
Zed: For yourself, or for the whole Vortex?
Friend: For Everybody. An end to the human race. It has plagued this pretty planet for far too long.
Zed: You stink of despair. Fight back! Fight for death, if that’s what you want.
Friend: I thought at first you were the one to help. But it’s hopeless. All my powers have gone.
Zed: Where is it? The Tabernacle?
Friend: The Tabernacle… is… I can’t remember!
Zed: Who made it? Someone must know how to break it.
Friend: Yes, but you can meet him for yourself! One of our founders, one of the geniuses who discovered immortality.
[Friend goes to the bed of the Old Scientist and, rousing him noisily, shouts]
Friend: We want to die! Hm? What – what’s the trick?
Old Scientist: [feebly] Death… death… Talk to May! May!

[Zed stands before a giant screen swarming with microscopic infusoria]
May: Look at it. It’s you.
[Zed looks behind him, but May does not see him do so]
May: Your genetic structure, your life chart. Look.
[Obligingly, Zed does so again]
May: You are a mutant, second, maybe third generation – therefore genetically stable. Enlarged brain, total recall. Your potential is… Your breeding potential!
Zed: Breeding?
May: Frayn!
[May spins around to confront Zed]
May: How did you get into the Vortex? What is your purpose?
Zed: I’m just an Exterminator. I know nothing.
May: You must know that you’re mentally and physically vastly superior to me, or to anyone else here. You could be anything, could *do* anything. You must be destroyed.
Zed: Why?
May: Because you could destroy us!
Zed: As *you* destroyed the rest of life? Can you un-know what you know now about me?
May: For the sake of science, I will keep this knowledge from the others, for the time being. But you must follow me, obey me, be circumspect, make no disruption, quietly do whatever work is given you. I will watch over you.

Zed: [speaking into the crystal ring on his left hand] Tabernacle – what are you?
The Tabernacle: Not permitted.
Zed: Where are you?
The Tabernacle: Not permitted.
Zed: Do you know me?
The Tabernacle: I have your voice-print, Zed – and your genetic code, but only memory fragments.
Zed: [gazing into the diamond he holds in his other hand] Tell me about the crystal transmitter.
The Tabernacle: I cannot give information which may threaten my own security.
Zed: Brain emissions refract low wavelength laser light, passing through the crystal in the brain. They’re a code sent to you for interpretation and storage. Yes or no?
The Tabernacle: Not permitted.
Zed: A receiver must be like a transmitter. I think you’re a crystal – in fact this one! This diamond! In here, there is infinite storage space for refracted light patterns. Yes or no?
The Tabernacle: You have me in the palm of your hand!

Consuella: [speaking into her ring as she observes Zed asleep in his cage] The Brutal is now in fourth hour of unconscious sleep. It’s astonishing that Homo Sapiens spends so much time in this vulnerable condition at the mercy of its enemies. Is there any data on the sleeping-patterns of primitive people?
The Tabernacle: Is that a priority request?
Consuella: Yes. I am now going to test its waking response to dangerous stimuli.
[She reaches inside the cage toward Zed. With unexpected speed, he seizes her wrist even as he wakes. He holds her for a moment, glaring at her before releasing her. Slowly, she recovers composure and speaks to him]
Consuella: Does it please you to sleep?
Zed: Yes.
Consuella: Why?
Zed: I have dreams.
The Tabernacle: Sleep was necessary for Man when his waking and unconscious lives were separated. As Eternals achieved total consciousness, sleep became obsolete, and Second-Level meditation took its place. Sleep was closely connected with death.

May: Friend, I cannot sanction this violence and destruction.
Friend: It’s too late, May. There’s no going back.
May: Don’t destroy the Vortex! Let us renew it. A better breed could prosper here. Given time…
Friend: Time? Wasn’t eternity enough?
Zed: [enters suddenly; May wheels to face him] This place is against life. It must die.
[Zed gently grasps May’s pistol hand and raises it so that the weapon points right between his eyes]
May: I have my followers. Inseminate us all, and we’ll teach you all we know, give you all we have. Perhaps you can break the Tabernacle. Or be broken.
[Friend advances to place his hand on the others’, in a triple pact]
Friend: An end to eternity.
May: A higher form.
Zed: Revenge.

Please share other Connery quotes or any other thoughts/memories you have about the film in the comments below.  Thank you for your interest in Sean Connery and Zardoz. Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Allan Quartermain in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Allan Quartermain: Jekyll, come on! We’ll need Hyde!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No! Hyde will never use me again.
Dorian Gray: Then what good are you?

Allan Quatermain: Ah, you’re missing a picture, Mr. Gray.
Dorian Gray: And you don’t miss a thing, do you, Mr. Quatermain?
Allan Quatermain: Oh, sometimes.

Mina Harker: A man who worships death. Can we trust him?
Allan Quatermain: He’s not the one I’m worried about.

Allan Quartermain: Well, we were the faster, but now we’re the tortoise to his hare.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: So, we’re done?
Tom Sawyer: No, we’re alive. If M has any idea to the contrary, that gives us an edge.
Captain Nemo: The sea is vast, he could be anywhere.
Tom Sawyer: Yeah, well, I’m an optimist, now maybe that’s a crime to you twisted so-and-so’s but it keeps me from going crazy.
Mina Harker: Your optimism’s out of place.
Tom Sawyer: You’re wrong! Because we’ll get out, man… at least, I will. That other agent I told you about… was my childhood friend. We were agents together until the Fantom shot him dead. Now you can be done, but I am not. I will avenge his death.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: It’s not about any one of us, Tom, it’s bigger than that.
Tom Sawyer: Yes, it is, Jekyll! The fate for the world is in our hands… the world! So M tricked you, he brought you all together and you walked straight into his trap. But the way that I see it, that’s the part he did wrong… He brought you together.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: He has a point.
Allan Quartermain: And the boy becomes a man… perhaps a leader of men.
Mina Harker: And Women.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): And they’ll provide an antidote… well, that’s if I’m a good boy.
Allan Quatermain: And are you a good boy?
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I guess you’ll find out, won’t you?

Allan Quatermain: If you can’t do it with one bullet, don’t do it at all.

Sanderson Reed: Where is your sense of patriotism?
Allan Quatermain: [stands up with a drink] God save the Queen.
[the other patrons of the club mutter an apathetic return to the toast]
Nigel: God save her.
Allan Quatermain: [to Reed] That’s about as patriotic as it gets around here.

Allan Quatermain: Automatic rifles. Who in God’s name has automatic rifles?
Elderly Hunter: Dashed unsporting. Probably Belgian.

Sanderson Reed: They’re indestructible.
Allan Quatermain: No, just armor-plated.

Allan Quatermain: Now, would you like to learn to shoot?
Tom Sawyer: I can already.
Allan Quatermain: Oh, I saw. Very American. Fire enough bullets and hope to hit the target.

[Mina jumps and gasps like something just grabbed her behind]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I’ve been waiting all week to do that.
Allan Quatermain: Get a grip, man.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, I thought I just did.
[Mina slaps him]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Oooh, Mina…
Captain Nemo: Report.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, hello to you, too. And need I remind you, I am naked in the snow. I can’t feel any of my extremities. And I mean… any of them.

Sanderson Reed: There is great unrest. Countries set at each other’s throats, baying for blood. It’s a powder-keg. The trouble of which I speak could set a match to the whole thing: War.
Allan Quatermain: Wi-With whom, exactly?
Sanderson Reed: Everyone. A world war.
Allan Quatermain: That notion makes you sweat?
Sanderson Reed: Heavens, man. Doesn’t it you?
Allan Quatermain: This is Africa, dear boy. Sweating is what we do.

Allan Quatermain: I may have been overly rude earlier… when I called you a pirate.
Captain Nemo: And I may have been overly charitable… when I said I wasn’t. But I try to live in the now… where the ghosts of old wrongs do not abide.

[after throwing the invisible man out of his room]
Allan Quatermain: Skinner, I want you dressed at all times, eh? Or it’s my boot up your arse.

Nigel: Perhaps I should toddle off, should I, Allan?
Allan Quatermain: Yes, of course, Nigel. You toddle off.
Nigel: Toddling.

Sanderson Reed: But you’re Allan Quatermain. Stories of your exploits have thrilled English boys for decades.
Allan Quatermain: That I know. And Nigel has done a grand job reminding me. But… with each past exploit I’ve lost friends, white men and black… and much more. And I’m not the man I once was.

[to Tom Sawyer]
Allan Quatermain: May this new century be yours, son, as the old one was mine.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): So, how did M get you?
Allan Quatermain: None of your business.
Mina Harker: You’re a little testy, Mr. Q.
Allan Quatermain: Mrs. Harker, I doubt if you measure danger the way I do.
Mina Harker: And I imagine you with quite the library, Mr. Quatermain. All those books you must have read merely by looking at their covers.
Allan Quatermain: I’ve had women along on past exploits, and found them to be, at best, a distraction.
Mina Harker: Do I distract you?
Allan Quatermain: My dear girl, I’ve buried two wives and many lovers… and I’m in no mood for more of either.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): You can send ‘em my way.
Allan Quatermain: Skinner, shut up.

M: I hope I’ve got your fire when I’m your age.
Allan Quatermain: You will not live beyond today. That I promise you.

Sanderson Reed: The Empire needs you.
Allan Quatermain: But the question is, do I need the Empire?

M: They’ve discovered these attacks are all the work of one man who calls himself the Phantom
Allan Quatermain: Very operatic. And what’s in it for him?

Allan Quatermain: [sniffs air] He’s afraid.
Tom Sawyer: [sniffs air] I don’t smell anything.

Allan Quatermain: I don’t like theatrics.
M: After Africa’s veldts, London’s climate isn’t affecting your mood, I see…
Allan Quatermain: Identify yourself.
M: I am known by many names, Mr. Quatermain. My underlings call me Sir. My superiors call me M.
Allan Quatermain: M?
M: Just M.

M: To the death. But you’ll need Hyde to make it mine.
Allan Quatermain: He’ll be making his own fight.

[Quatermain pulls Sawyer out from under some falling rubble]
Allan Quatermain: Heh. That was naughty.
Tom Sawyer: Thanks.
Allan Quatermain: Eyes open, boy. I can’t protect you all the time.

Rodney Skinner (the Invisible Man): Hello, Dorian. The great white hunter’s bagged his prize.
[they hear and see men being thrashed]
Dorian Gray: Or the prize bagged him.
[Quatermain is corraling Mr. Hyde]
Allan Quatermain: Stay back, if you value your lives.

Allan Quatermain: [being lead down a staircase that doesn’t seem to end] Where are we going? Australia?

Allan Quartermain: [after the exploration pod has been stolen] We can track it.
Captain Nemo: Track it? I intend to catch it!

Allan Quartermain: Chilao!
[a target is slung into the ocean. Sawyer hoists the elephant gun]
Allan Quartermain: Aim.
Tom Sawyer: That’s easy.
Allan Quartermain: Adjust for wind and target movement.
Tom Sawyer: That’s easy, too.
Allan Quartermain: Here’s the part that’s not. You have to feel the shot. Take your time with it. You have all the time you need. All the time in the world.

[Allan aims his elephant gun at a fleeing assassin]
Sanderson Reed: But he’s so far away.
[Allan lowers the gun with a grunt of frustration]
Sanderson Reed: Yes, I thought he was.
[Allan puts on a pair of glasses]
Allan Quartermain: God, I hate getting old.
[He aims the rifle and fires. In the far distance, the assassin goes down. Reed gapes]

Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. And the hunt is still on.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: What are you talking about?
Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. The same man who recruited us.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [trying to examine Allan’s wound] Let me see that.
[he is shrugged off]
Captain Nemo: But how?
Allan Quartermain: We’ll get our answers. Where are the others?
Mina Harker: [entering] Dorian’s missing in action. And Mr. Skinner must have fled when he realized we knew.
Allan Quartermain: [concerned] Sawyer?
Tom Sawyer: [entering with a bloody lip] He’ll live to fight another day.
Mina Harker: [advances towards Tom, he draws back] Don’t worry, I’ve had my fill of throats for this evening.

Please share other Connery quotes or any other thoughts/memories you have about the film in the comments below.  Thank you for your interest in Sean Connery and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

The Rock Film Quotes

Sean Connery as John Patrick Mason in The Rock (1996)


Stanley Goodspeed: Why didn’t you just tell them were the microfilm was and create a solution?
John Mason: The moment they had the microfilm, they’d suicide me. Some solution.

General Hummel: Did they bother to tell you who I am and why I’m doing this or are they just using you like they do everybody else?
John Mason: All I know is that you were big in Vietnam, I saw the highlights on television.
General Hummel: Then you probably have no idea what it means to lead some of the finest men on God’s earth into combat and then watch their memories get betrayed by their own fucking government.
John Mason: I don’t quite see how you cherish the memory of the dead by killing another million. And, this is not combat, it’s an act of lunacy, General Sir. Personally, I think you’re a fucking idiot.
General Hummel: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson.
John Mason: “Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious,” according to Oscar Wilde.
[Hummel strikes him, and he falls to his knees]
John Mason: Thank you for making my point.
General Hummel: Where are the guidance chips?
[Points his gun at Mason’s head]
John Mason: I’ve destroyed them.
General Hummel: That was a bad move, soldier.

John Mason: I’m fed up saving your ass. I’m amazed you ever got past puberty.

[about killing]
Stanley Goodspeed: How do you… do it?
John Mason: I was trained by the best. British intelligence. But in retrospect I would rather have been a poet. Or a farmer.
Stanley Goodspeed: Okay.

John Mason: When all this is over, you’ll go back home driving Carla and your baby insane in your beige Volvo. And I’ll be dead, or back in prison which is the same thing.

Stanley Goodspeed: “I’d take pleasure in guttin’ you, boy. I’d take pleasure in guttin’ you… boy.” What is wrong with these people, huh? Mason? Don’t you think there’s a lot of, uh, a lot of anger flowing around this island? Kind of a pubescent volatility? Don’t you think? A lotta angst, a lot of “I’m sixteen, I’m angry at my father” syndrome? I mean grow up! We’re stuck on an island with a bunch of violence-for-pleasure-seeking psycophatic marines, SHAME-ON-THEM!
[clears throat]
Stanley Goodspeed: Anyway, I only got one chem round, and there’s two left… Mason?
John Mason: Yes, I’m here. I was just thinking how wonderful it was when the inmates weren’t allowed to talk in here.

Stanley Goodspeed: Hi, I’m an agent with the federal… FBI… Well, my, I’m Stanley Goodspeed.
John Mason: But of course you are.
Agent Paxton: Well, at least he got his name right.
Stanley Goodspeed: Of course I am.
John Mason: And you have an emergency.
Stanley Goodspeed: Right.
John Mason: And you need my help.
Stanley Goodspeed: Exactly right.
John Mason: Coffee.
Stanley Goodspeed: No, I’m fine, thank you.
John Mason: Offer me coffee.

John Mason: Are you sure you’re ready for this?
Stanley Goodspeed: I’ll do my best.
John Mason: Your “best”! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.
Stanley Goodspeed: Carla was the prom queen.
John Mason: Really?
Stanley Goodspeed: [cocks his gun] Yeah.

John Mason: I’m sure all this will make a great bed time story to tell your kid.
Stanley Goodspeed: You’re insane, Mason. The kid’ll have nightmares. I’ll spend all my money on shrinks.

Stanley Goodspeed: You enjoying this?
John Mason: Well, it’s certainly more enjoyable than my average day… reading philosophy, avoiding gang rape in the washrooms… though, it’s less of a problem these days. Maybe I’m losing my sex appeal.

[after Mason has killed a Marine, the corpse’s foot twitches]
Stanley Goodspeed: You’ve been around a lot of corpses. Is that normal?
John Mason: What, the feet thing?
Stanley Goodspeed: Yeah, the feet thing.
John Mason: Yeah, it happens.
Stanley Goodspeed: Well I’m having a hard time concentrating. Can you do something about it?
John Mason: Like what, kill him again?

John Mason: I have a unique knowledge of this prison facility. I was formerly a guest here.

Agent Paxton: Mr. Mason, I’m Special Agent-in-Charge Ernest Paxton.
John Mason: In charge of what? Fucking me over for another three decades?
Agent Paxton: I don’t know anything about your previous matters. We’ve brought you here because there’s a situation that we think you can help us with.
John Mason: And what might that be? I’ve been in jail longer than Nelson Mandela, so maybe you want me to run for president.

John Mason: Your mother, well… she was very special.
Jade Angelou: Yes, she was. But I don’t think that we should romanticize what happened between you and her. Meeting in a bar after a Led Zeppelin concert, ya know? And I was the result.
John Mason: Well, I’d like to think it would have led somewhere if only…
Jade Angelou: If only what? Six federal marshals hadn’t kicked down her door and dragged you back to prison?

John Mason: I want a suite, a shower, a shave, the feel of a suit.
Stanley Goodspeed: May I also suggest a haircut?
John Mason: Am I out of style?
Stanley Goodspeed: Unless you’re a 20 year old guitarist from Seattle. It’s a grunge thing.

FBI Director Womack: Just clippers, no scissors.
Paul the Hotel Barber: No scissors, you’ve got to be kidding me, no scissors. I mean, did they tell Picasso “no brush”?
FBI Director Womack: With scissors, this man could kill you.
John Mason: I can’t cut off anyone’s balls with a trimmer, now can I? Why don’t we do this outside? Get some sun.

John Mason: Welcome to the Rock.

John Mason: [Mason and Goodspeed are defusing a poison gas rocket] What exactly does this stuff do?
Stanley Goodspeed: If the rocket renders it aerosol, it could take out the entire city of people.
John Mason: Really? And what happens if you drop one?
Stanley Goodspeed: Happily, it’d just wipe out you and me.
John Mason: How?
Stanley Goodspeed: It’s a cholinesterase inhibitor. Stops the brain from sending nerve messages down the spinal cord within thirty seconds. Any epidermal exposure or inhalation and you’ll know. A twinge at the small of your back as the poison seizes your nervous system…
Stanley Goodspeed: [Mason has lifted the chem round to look at it] DO NOT MOVE THAT! Your muscles freeze, you can’t breathe, you spasm so hard you break your own back and spit your guts out. But that’s after your skin melts off.
John Mason: My God…
Stanley Goodspeed: Oh, I think we’d like God on our side at the moment, don’t you?

John Mason: Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.
Stanley Goodspeed: “I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.”
John Mason: Ah, an educated man.
[Stanley gives a modest wave]
John Mason: That, of course, rules out the possibility of you being a field agent.

John Mason: Womack! Why am I not surprised, you piece of shit!

Stanley Goodspeed: Mason, you all right?
John Mason: [hanging upside down] Yes. Perfectly okay, you fucking idiot.

John Mason: In my day, we did it all with a snorkel and a pair of flippers.

Hotel Barber: Oh, who did this to you? This is just not right. In fact, it’s nasty…
John Mason: It’s a “grunge thing”.

Stanley Goodspeed: Hi, darling, it’s me. Listen, do not come, I repeat, do not come to San Francisco.
Carla: [Answers the phone] Stanley, no.
Stanley Goodspeed: Carla…
Carla: Like hell I’m not comin’!
[Hangs up]
Stanley Goodspeed: Wait, Carla…
[tries to dial again]
John Mason: Who’s Carla, and why don’t you want her to come to San Francisco?
Stanley Goodspeed: You’re on a need-to-know basis… and you do’nt need to know.

Stanley Goodspeed: How’d you do it?
John Mason: Nurtured the hope that there was hope. That one day I’d breathe free air. Perhaps meet my daughter. Modest hopes, but they kept a man alive.

John Mason: I’m only borrowing your Hum-Vee!

John Mason: The Rock has become a tourist attraction?

John Mason: Forget Maui.

Stanley Goodspeed: You’re not leaving! There’s a madman in there with his hand on a… ON A BUTTON!
John Mason: Shh!
[to himself]
John Mason: Some sniper’s gonna get his ass.

Stanley Goodspeed: You’re shooting too close to the rocket! Him, but not the rocket!
John Mason: Any other news, professor?

John Mason: You must see a certain pattern emerging here… Alexander Solzenhitsyn…
Agent Paxton: Yeah, I heard of him. Didn’t he play hockey for the fucking Red Wings?
John Mason: That’s the chap.

John Mason: [to his daughter] You know… you’re almost the only evidence that I exist.

Stanley Goodspeed: You broke out, let me see if I can get this straight, down the incinerator chute, on the mine car, through the tunnels to the power plant, under the steam engine – that was really cool by the way – and into the cistern through the intake pipe. But how, in the name of Zeus’ BUTTHOLE!… did you get out of your cell? I only ask because in our current situation, well, it could prove to be useful information. *Maybe*!
[Mason does not answer, but opens up his prison door with an improvised tool]
Stanley Goodspeed: [Goodspeed hears noise from Mason’s door opening] Mason?
[to Goodspeed’s surprise, his own door suddenly opens]
John Mason: Trade secrets, my son.

John Mason: [as they are escaping] Hummel won’t do it, he’s a soldier not a murderer. I read it in his eyes.
Stanley Goodspeed: You read it in his eyes? I’m sorry, but that’s not a chance I can afford to take!
John Mason: Okay, then talk louder.

Stanley Goodspeed: [Goodspeed knocks Mason off the ledge left hanging by a rope] Are you ok?
John Mason: Perfectly fine you fucking idiot!

FBI Director Womack: Cocksucker!
[Showing Mason his arm in a cast]
John Mason: So, how’s your bowling arm?

Please share other Connery quotes or any other thoughts/memories you have about the film in the comments below.  Thank you for your interest in Sean Connery and The Rock.

Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB