Fear. It's the oldest tool of power. If you're distracted by the fear of those around you, it keeps you from seeing the actions of those above.

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By: David Duchovny
Characters: Fox Mulder
From: The X-Files
Genres: Cult Television | Drama | Mystery | Science Fiction | Suspense | Television

Context:
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is speaking to Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) about their current case - a series of violent killings committed by seemingly normal residents of a small town. Mulder is pondering whether a rogue government agency may be responsible for purposely spreading a chemical in the area, causing the behavior as a means of controlling the population. This episode of The X-Files (Season 2, Episode 3) originally aired on September 30, 1994.

We set out once again to push the limits of what cinema can do.

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By: James Cameron
From: Avatar: The Way of Water
Genres: Adventure | Science Fiction | Sequels

Context:
Filmmaker James Cameron addressed CinemaCon 2022 via video from New Zealand, where finishing touches are being put in place on Avatar: The Way of Water. Cameron promised giant technological leaps forward from the original, whose main characters Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) now have a family.

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I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) sarcastically announces to patrons of a bank that his about to shoot anyone he uncovers as alien. Nada is able to see the creatures' true form by wearing a special pair of sun glasses.

Don't wear them glasses too long. Starts to feel like a knife turnin' in your skull.

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

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) lets Frank (Keith David) know the effects of wearing "Hoffman Lenses" for extended periods of time. "Hoffman Lenses" are special sun glasses that reveal the true form of aliens disguised as humans.

And who are you, little fella? Come to show 'em where I am, huh? Not nice!

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

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) yells jokingly at a surveillance drone that's tracking him, just before taking a shotgun to the alien-controlled vehicle.

Ha, figures it'd be something like this.

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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 after seeing a politician on TV for the first time after putting on a special pair of sun glasses that reveal the TV figure to be an alien.

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."

Brother, life's a bitch... and she's back in heat.

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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 they both learn of an alien threat against mankind.

That's like pouring perfume on a pig.

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

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) jokes about an alien posing as a woman. Most people see the beast as human, unless wearing special sun glasses called "Hoffman Lenses."

Mama don't like tattletales.

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

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) yells jokingly at a surveillance drone that's tracking him, just before taking a shotgun to the alien-controlled vehicle.

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.

We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock.

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By: John Lawrence
Characters: Bearded Man (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A pirate news cast takes over television screens, giving a bearded man (John Lawrence) time to warn people of an alien threat against humanity.

The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices.

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By: John Lawrence
Characters: Bearded Man (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A pirate news cast takes over television screens, giving a bearded man (John Lawrence) time to warn people of an alien threat against humanity.

They are dismantling the sleeping middle class. More and more people are becoming poor. We are their cattle. We are being bred for slavery.

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By: John Lawrence
Characters: Bearded Man (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A pirate news cast takes over television screens, giving a bearded man (John Lawrence) time to warn people of an alien threat against humanity.

Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!

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By: Raymond St. Jacques
Characters: Street Preacher (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A Preacher (Raymond St. Jacques) makes a "sermon" on the streets of Los Angeles, attempting to warn people of an alien threat.

This world may have blinded me, but the Lord has let me see.

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By: Raymond St. Jacques
Characters: Street Preacher (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A Preacher (Raymond St. Jacques) makes a prophetic statement to Nada (Roddy Piper) and Frank (Keith David) when they first encounter him at a church being used by a group of rebels fighting an alien threat.

Frank: What do these things want?
Gilbert: They're free-enterprisers. The earth is just another developing planet. Their third world.

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By: Keith David | Peter Jason
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Gilbert (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) asks Gilbert (Peter Jason) - a revolutionary fighting against an alien tyranny - what the aliens' intentions are.