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Quotes from Knives Out

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    • Benoit Blanc: Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to request that you all stay until the investigation is completed.
    • Linda Drysdale: What?
    • Joni Thrombey: Can we ask why? Has something changed?
    • Benoit Blanc: No...
    • Joni Thrombey: No, it hasn't changed, or no, we can't ask?
    • Benoit Blanc: This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.
    • Ransom Drysdale: What is this, CSI: KFC?
    • Benoit Blanc: I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects.
    • [quoting Linda's line when he revealed he was disinherited, to the family now they've learned they all are]
    • Ransom Drysdale: This might be the best thing that has ever happened to you. My mother, ladies and gentlemen.
    • [Sees Marta]
    • Greatnana Wanetta: Ransom? Are you back again?
    • Benoit Blanc: You have a regurgitative reaction to mistruths.
    • Benoit Blanc: It's a weird case from the start. A case with a hole in the center. A doughnut.
    • Linda Drysdale: We are the Thrombeys, goddamnit! This is still our house!
    • Benoit Blanc: I spoke in the car about the hole at the center of this doughnut. And yes, what you and Harlan did that fateful night seems at first glance to fill that hole perfectly. A doughnut hole in the doughnut's hole. But we must look a little closer. And when we do, we see that the doughnut hole has a hole in its center - it is not a doughnut hole at all but a smaller doughnut with its own hole, and our doughnut is not whole at all!
    • Marta Cabrera: What was that about will readings being boring?
    • Benoit Blanc: The exception that proves the rule.
    • Benoit Blanc: The game is afoot. Eh, Watson?
    • Lieutenant Elliott: That... was the dumbest car chase of all time.
    • Marta Cabrera: You're not much of a detective, are you?
    • Benoit Blanc: Well, to be fair, you make a pretty lousy murderer.
    • [to Marta]
    • Linda Drysdale: Were you boinking my father?
    • Benoit Blanc: Physical evidence can tell a clear story with a forked tongue.
    • Harlan Thrombey: Close the book with a flourish.
    • [of the novel Gravity's Rainbow]
    • Benoit Blanc: It describes the path of a projectile determined by natural law. Et voila, my method. I observe the facts without biases of the head or heart. I determine the arc's path, stroll leisurely to its terminus and the truth falls at my feet.
    • Benoit Blanc: Best judge of character is a dog. I've found that to be true.
    • Benoit Blanc: Why is grief the providence of youth? I don't know. But I'd imagine that age deepens all feelings.
    • Benoit Blanc: But the complexity and the gray lie not in the truth but what you do with the truth once you have it.
    • Benoit Blanc: What's the cheese?
    • Benoit Blanc: Harlan's detectives, they dig, they rifle and root. Truffle pigs. I anticipate the terminus of Gravity's Rainbow.
    • Marta Cabrera: Gravity's Rainbow.
    • Benoit Blanc: It's a novel.
    • Marta Cabrera: Yeah, I know. I haven't read it though.
    • Benoit Blanc: Neither have I. Nobody has. But I like the title. It describes the path of a projectile determined by natural law.
    • [Talking to his caretaker, Marta Cabrera, about his nephew, Ransom Drysdale]
    • Harlan Thrombey: There's so much of *me* in that kid. Confident. Stupid. I don't know... protected. Playing life like a game without consequences.
    • [Grabs a knife out of a nearby display stand]
    • Harlan Thrombey: Until you can't tell the difference
    • [pauses and takes the knife out of its sheath]
    • Harlan Thrombey: between a stage prop... and a real knife.
    • [Stabs the table in front of him with the knife blade; the knife remains upright]
    • Other Woman: Knives out, thighs out
    • [Marta and Harlan are playing "Go"]
    • Harlan Thrombey: I don't know how you beat me at this every time.
    • Marta Cabrera: I'm not trying to beat you. I'm creating a beautiful pattern.
    • Harlan Thrombey: That's elder abuse. I'm calling the AARP.
    • [to Marta]
    • Benoit Blanc: I want you to know that you didn't win the game by playing it Harlan's way, you won it by playing it your way. Because you have a good heart.
    • [last lines]
    • Marta Cabrera: This family, I should care for them. Right?
    • Benoit Blanc: Well, I have my own opinions. But I think you should follow your heart.
    • Marta Cabrera: I've never been to a will reading before.
    • Benoit Blanc: You'd think it'd be like a game show, but think of a community theatre production of a tax return.
    • Joni Thrombey: I read a tweet about a New Yorker article about you
    • Linda Drysdale: Were you boinking my father?
    • Richard Drysdale: Boinking?
    • Jacob Thrombey: You had sex with my grandfather you dirty anchor baby!
    • Ransom Drysdale: You go, Baby Driver.
    • Marta Cabrera: Do you regret helping me yet?
    • Ransom Drysdale: I regret not taking the Beemer.
    • [On the phone]
    • Marta Cabrera: Hello, Walt.
    • Walt Thrombey: Hello Marta, it's Walt.
    • Lieutenant Elliott: I'm sorry this is an open and shut case of suicide and quite frankly Benny we are getting to the point where I have to ask you what we're doing here.
    • Benoit Blanc: The method? Throat slit? Typical for a suicide?
    • Lieutenant Elliott: Yes, I mean, that's dramatic, but look around. I mean, the guy practical lives in a Clue board.
    • Joni Thrombey: Wait, I read a tweet about a New Yorker article about you. "The Last of the Gentleman Sleuths". You solved that case with the tennis champ! You're famous!
    • Trooper Wagner: We're sorry for your loss.
    • Linda Drysdale: Thank you. That means a lot.
    • Lieutenant Elliott: So we understand that night the family had gathered to celebrate your father's 85th birthday.
    • Linda Drysdale: Yes.
    • Lieutenant Elliott: How was it?
    • Linda Drysdale: The party? Pre dad's death? Oh, it was great.
    • [to Marta]
    • Ransom Drysdale: I'm going to say this just to you. No cameras, no courthouse, because you know it's true. We allowed you into our home, let you watch our grand dad, welcome you into our family. And now you think you can steal it from us. You think I'm not going to fight to protect my own, our birthright, our ancestral home...
    • [laughing]
    • Benoit Blanc: That is hooey! Harlan, he bought this place in the 80's from a Pakistani real estate millionaire... .
    • Ransom Drysdale: Oh shut up! Shut up! Shut up with that Kentucky fried Foghorn Leghorn drawl!
    • Benoit Blanc: Sweet beans! God morning, Mrs. Thrombey.
    • [to Ransom, shouting]
    • Walt Thrombey: You want some cookies, Ransom? Have some more cookies. Maybe Harlan left you a whole glass of milk in his will.
    • [shouting to Geatnana Wanetta]
    • Walt Thrombey: Do you want dinner Nana? Dinner? To eat? Nana?
    • Linda Drysdale: Walt, she's fine. She ate the entire salmon spread already.
    • Benoit Blanc: You won, not by playing the game Harlan's way, but yours. You're a good person.
    • Marta Cabrera: You've always been good to me. And what I'm about to say isn't going to be easy and you're going to be upset. But I thought after what you've gone through the last few days you deserve to hear it from me.
    • Greatnana Wanetta: Heh heh heh heh heh.
    • Benoit Blanc: Excuse me. You have not been good to her. You have all treated her like *beep*. To steal back a fortune you lost and she deserves. You're a pack of vultures, knives out and beaks bloody. Well, you're not getting bailed out, not this time. Ms. Cabrera has decided, definitively, not to renounce the inheritance.
    • Walt Thrombey: What?
    • Marta Cabrera: What?
    • Benoit Blanc: Furthermore, it will be my professional recommendation to local authorities that the manner of death in the case of Harlan Thrombey be ruled a suicide. Now the case is closed.
    • Marta Cabrera: Blanc.
    • Ransom Drysdale: What?
    • Benoit Blanc: Thank you all for coming. Good bye.
    • Walt Thrombey: That's certainly not what I was expecting. Not what I was expecting at all.
    • Walt Thrombey: I don't know what any of that means.
    • Richard Drysdale: It means your son is a little creep.
    • Walt Thrombey: Oh, my son's a creep.
    • Joni Thrombey: Guys. Walt, he was in the bathroom.
    • Richard Drysdale: Joylessly masturbating to pictures of dead deer.
    • Walt Thrombey: You know what Richard, you want to go?
    • Richard Drysdale: You bet Skippy, let's go!
    • Ransom Drysdale: I've got to do this more often.
    • Walt Thrombey: Jacob was in that bathroom the night of the party.
    • Joni Thrombey: Oh, so that's where you were all night.
    • Richard Drysdale: What the hell were you doing in the bathroom all night?
    • Jacob Thrombey: Nothing.
    • Meg Thrombey: Swatting Syrian refugees.
    • Jacob Thrombey: I was not.
    • Meg Thrombey: Alt-right troll.
    • Jacob Thrombey: Liberal snowflake.
    • Lieutenant Elliott: Who hired you?
    • Benoit Blanc: I do not know. An envelope of cash arrived at my apartment yesterday with a newspaper clipping of Thrombey's death.
    • Trooper Wagner: An envelope? That worked?
    • Benoit Blanc: An envelope of cash. Someone suspects foul play and goes through this hacha dance of hiring me and staying anonymous. It makes no damn sense. It compels me though
    • [Driving away with Marta]
    • Ransom Drysdale: I think this could be the best thing to happen to *all* of you!
    • [With the rest of the family]
    • Richard Drysdale: What does he mean by that?
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