You ain't the first son of a bitch to wake up out of their dream.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this to his friend Frank (Keith David) soon after Frank puts on special sun glasses that reveal the true form of aliens, for the first time. He's probably referring to himself, who also recently discovered the alien conspiracy.

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this to shocked onlookers that see the shotgun he's carrying. He's trying to explain that a woman among them is actually an alien, whose true form can only be revealed when he puts special sun glasses called "Hoffman Lenses."

Nada: Yeah, well, I'm sorry. But I needed you to get away.
Holly: No, you have two guns. You're not sorry. You're in charge.

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By: Meg Foster | Roddy Piper
Characters: Holly (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) explains to Holly (Meg Foster) why he kidnapped her from a shopping plaza, after being pursued by police for killing multiple aliens disguised as people.

Frank: We can't be the only ones who can see, we've got to find the people who made these.
Nada: Yeah, if any of them are still alive.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) and Nada (Roddy Piper) discuss next steps after realizing the world is inhabited by aliens attempting to pacify humans into oblivion.

Nada: A long time ago things were different man. My old daddy took me down to the river, kicked my ass, told me about the power and the glory. I was saved. He changed when I was little. Turned mean and started tearin' at me. So I ran away when I was thirteen. He tried to cut me once. Big old razor blade. Held it up against my throat. I said "Daddy please"... Just kept moving' back and forth... like he was sawin' down a little tree...
Frank: Maybe they're always been with us... those things out there. Maybe they love it... seeing us hate each other, watching us kill each other off, feeding on our own cold fuckin' hearts...
Nada: I got news for 'em... There's gonna be hell to pay. 'Cause I ain't daddy's little boy no more.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) and Nada (Roddy Piper) reflect on their past and the aliens they have come to realize are among us.

Frank: Listen, man, I don't like anyone following me if I don't know why they are.
Nada: Well, I don't join up with anyone, unless I know where they're going.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) and Nada (Roddy Piper) have just met on a construction job and Frank is surprised to find Nada is following him to his apartment.

Nada: I'm giving you a choice - either put on these glasses or start eatin' that trash can.
Frank: Not this year.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Piper) is trying to convince Frank (Keith David) to put on a pair of special sunglasses - called Hoffman Lenses in the movie - so that Frank will be able to see the world as it actually exists. Frank is reluctant to the point of being willing to fight, which they do.

Frank: I have a job, now. And I plan on keeping it. I'm walking a white line all the time. I don't bother nobody, nobody bothers me. You better start doing the same.
Nada: A white line's in the middle of the road. That's the worst place to drive.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Roddy Piper (as Nada) gives a bit of advice to Keith David (as Frank), after David tells Piper how he tries to live life free of problems, by not bothering anyone and staying on the "white line."