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.

I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

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By: Hugo Weaving
Characters: Agent Smith
From: The Matrix
Genres: Action | Adventure | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) is interrogating Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and is attempting to break the freedom fighter down mentally, in an attempt get access codes to the last human city, Zion.

Harry Callahan: Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard - that's my policy.
The Mayor: Intent? How'd you establish that?
Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through a dark alley with a butcher knife and a hard on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross. (Leaves the room)
The Mayor: I think he's got a point.

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By: Clint Eastwood | John Vernon
Characters: 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
From: Dirty Harry
Genres: Action | Crime | Cult Cinema | Thrillers

Context:
The Mayor of San Francisco is outlining new guidelines that his office will be implementing for the City's police department. Harry Callahan explains his experience on the street.

Stand very still my friend and I'll tell you just how fair I'm gonna be. There's two of us and... (Holds up gun) one of these.

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By: Pierce Brosnan
Characters: Mark Taffin
From: Taffin
Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin, after kidnapping and beating up a thug that's working for a shady developer, offers him a chance to escape by holding up his own rifle between them, implying the man might be able to grab the weapon and overpower Taffin.

Alright. Alright I'll help. On one condition: when you turn against me - as you surely will - you remember, I am only your weapon.

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By: Pierce Brosnan
Characters: Mark Taffin
From: Taffin
Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin, an Irish tough-guy debt collector, has been asked by his local community to help rid the town of shady developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. He reluctantly agrees with this warning.

Charlotte: What did they teach you in that Seminary?

Mark Taffin: That Priests don't change things... only people do.

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Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin (Pierce Brosnan) explains to his girlfriend Charlotte (Alison Doody) why he dropped out of Seminary school.

They killed my friend, so I am going to kill each and every one of 'em. And my only disappointment. . . is that I only get to do it once.

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By: Denzel Washington
Characters: Robert McCall
From: The Equalizer 2
Genres: Action | Crime | Sequels | Spy and Espionage | Thrillers

Context:
Denzel Washington (as Robert McCall) explains the revenge he'll seek against those who murdered his friend Melissa Leo (as Susan Plummer), also a former espionage agent.

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."

Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead.

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By: Sean Connery
Characters: James Bond
From: Thunderball
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sequels | Spy and Espionage | Thrillers

Context:
Sean Connery's Bond says the memorable line to a couple sitting near the dance floor of an outdoor club, after evil assassin Luciana Paluzzi (as Fiona Volpe) accidentally takes a gunshot to the back from one of her own henchman, while dancing with 007.

It's not possible to have a sense of tragedy...without having a sense of humor.

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By: Colman Domingo
Characters: Victor Strand
From: Fear the Walking Dead
Genres: Action | Adventure | Cult Television | Drama | Exploitation | Science Fiction | Television | Thrillers | Zombies

Context:
Colman Domingo (as Victor Strand) says on Episode 11 of Season 3, to Michael Greyeyes (as Qaletqa Walker) during a mission to get water for their camp. Greyeyes wonders why Domingo is laughing, as Greyeyes' fear of not completing the mission grows.

Ain't nothing like a little fear to crush paper men.

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By: Stuart Hughes
Characters: Officer Bowers
From: It
Genres: Horror | Remakes | Suspense | Thrillers

Context:
Stuart Hughes (as Officer Bowers) says this as he shoots randomly at the feet of his son Henry (played by Nicholas Hamilton) and his group of bully friends, as they terrorize a cat, in a scene from Stephen King's It. Henry later stabs his father in the neck, killing him.