Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) quotes

Director
Steven Spielberg.

Cast
Richard Dreyfuss.
Fran├žois Truffaut.
Teri Garr.

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.
– Project Leader

Have you recently had a close encounter?
– David Laughlin

I guess you’ve noticed something a little strange with Dad. It’s okay, though. I’m still Dad.
– Roy Neary

Major Walsh, it is an event sociologique.
– Claude Lacombe

Einstein WAS right!
– Scientist 1
Einstein was PROBABLY one of them!
– Team Leader

Just close your eyes and hold your breath and everything will turn real pretty.
– Roy Neary

Is that it? Is that all you’re gonna ask me? Well I got a couple of thousand goddamn questions, you know. I want to speak to someone in charge. I want to lodge a complaint. You have no right to make people crazy! You think I investigate every Walter Cronkite story there is? Huh? If this is just nerve gas, how come I know everything in such detail? I’ve never been here before. How come I know so much? What the hell is going on around here? Who the hell are you people?
– Roy Neary

You can’t fool us by agreeing with us.
– Roy Neary

I wanna speak to the man in charge.
– Roy Neary
Mr. Lacombe is the highest authority.
– David Laughlin
He isn’t even an American.
– Roy Neary

You can come and play now.
– Barry Guiler

I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday on the road, I’ve been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows… Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.
– Roy Neary

That’s a 2500 dollar globe! What are you guys doing?
– Scientist

We didn’t choose this place! We didn’t choose these people! They were invited!
– David Laughlin
They belong here more than we.
– Claude Lacombe

Who flies crates like these anymore?
– David Laughlin
No one. These planes were reported missing in 1945.
– Project Leader

Dad, after this can we throw dirt in MY window?
– Toby Neary

I envy you.
– Claude Lacombe

If everything’s ready here on the Dark Side of the Moon… play the five tones.
– Project Leader

Goodbye.
– Barry Guiler

Ronnie, if I don’t do this, *that’s* when I’m going to need a doctor.
– Roy Neary

I don’t understand these fractions.
– Brad Neary
What’s one third of sixty?
– Roy Neary
That’s a fraction, I don’t understand them.
– Brad Neary
Alright, let’s say that this boxcar is sixty feet long, OK?, and one third of it is across this switch here, alright… And now another train is coming… Now, how far do you have to move this boxcar so that the other train doesn’t smash it? Quickly Brad, there are thousands of lives at stake… Brad any answer…
– Roy Neary

I saw Bigfoot once!
– Farmer
Sequoia National Forest, 1951! It made a sound that I would not want to hear twice in my life.
– Farmer

Well they’re not moon burns, goddamnit.
– Roy Neary

He looks like a Fifty-Fifty Bar!
– Dirty Tricks #1

All right, everybody to bed!
– Ronnie Neary
No, wait! Dad said we could watching The Ten Commandments!
– Toby Neary
Roy, that movie is four hours long.
– Ronnie Neary
I said they could watch the five commandments.
– Roy Neary

Mr. Neary, what do you want?
– Claude Lacombe
I just want to know that it’s really happening.
– Roy Neary