The Deer Hunter (1978) quotes

Director
Michael Cimino.

Cast
Robert De Niro.
Christopher Walken.
John Cazale.

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Stanley, see this? This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this. From now on, you’re on your own.
Michael

I’m thinking about the deer. Going to ‘Nam. I like the trees, you know? I like the way that the trees are on mountains, all the different… the way the trees are.
– Nick

I don’t think about that much with one shot anymore, Mike.
Nick
You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it’s all about. A deer’s gotta be taken with one shot.
Michael

Every time he comes up, he’s got no knife, he’s got no jacket, he’s got no pants, he’s got no boots. All he’s got is that stupid gun he carries around like John Wayne.
– Michael

A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don’t listen.
– Michael

You’re so full of shit, you’re gonna float away.
– Axel

When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life.
– Julien

You wanna play games? All right, I’ll play your fucking games.
– Michael

Lemme ask you a question: how come I never see you eat?
Axel
I like to starve myself: it keeps the fear up.
Nick

You trying to look like a prince?
Nick
What do you mean, ‘trying’?
Michael