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Quotes from Raiders of the Lost Ark

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    • Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
    • Indiana: Try the local sewer.
    • Toht: We meet again, Fraulein. You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.
    • [Marion is being kidnapped]
    • Marion: You can't do this to me, I'm an AMERICAN.
    • Indiana: Here, take this,
    • [hands Marion a torch]
    • Indiana: Wave it at anything that slithers.
    • Marion: The whole place is slitherin'!
    • [turns and mistakes Indy's whip on his side for a snake]
    • Marion: Indy!
    • [tries to burn it with the torch]
    • [screams]
    • [sees a picture of the Ark with rays of power coming out of it]
    • Maj. Eaton: Good God!
    • Brody: Yes, that's what the Hebrews thought.
    • Major Eaton: Doctor Jones, we've heard a lot about you.
    • Colonel Musgrove: Now, Doctor Jones, you must understand that this is all completely confidential.
    • Indiana: I understand.
    • Colonel Musgrove: Yesterday afternoon, our European section intercepted a German communique that was sent from Cairo to Berlin.
    • Major Eaton: You see, for the last two years, the Nazis have had teams of archaeologists running around the world looking for all sorts of religious artifacts. Hitler's a nut on the subject. He's crazy. He's obsessed with the occult. And right now, apparently, there is some kind of German archaeological dig going on in the desert outside Cairo.
    • Colonel Musgrove: Now, we have some information here, but we can't make anything out of it and maybe you can. "Tanis development proceeding. Acquire headpiece, Staff of Ra, Abner Ravenwood, US."
    • Indiana: The Nazis have discovered Tanis!
    • Major Eaton: Now just what does that mean to you... 'Tanis'?
    • Indiana: Tanis is one of the possible resting places of the Lost Ark.
    • Colonel Musgrove: The Lost Ark?
    • Indiana: Yeah, the Ark of the Covenant. The chest the Hebrews used to carry the Ten Commandments around in.
    • Indiana: Have you?
    • Major Eaton: Alright now, what do you mean the Ten Commandments, you're talking about THE Ten Commandments?
    • Indiana: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments. The original stone tablets that Moses brought down out of Mount Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing. Didn't you guys ever go to Sunday School? Look, the Hebrews took the broken pieces and put them into the Ark. When they settled in Canaan, they put the Ark in a place called The Temple of Solomon, where it stayed for many years, till all of a sudden... whoosh, it was gone.
    • Major Eaton: Where?
    • Indiana: Nobody knows where or when.
    • Major Eaton: Professor of Archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it... obtainer of rare antiquities.
    • Indiana: That's one way of saying it. Why don't you sit down, you'll be more comfortable.
    • Colonel Musgrove: Yes, you're a man of many talents.
    • Major Eaton: Now, you studied under Professor Ravenwood at the University of Chicago.
    • Indiana: Yes, I did.
    • Major Eaton: You have no idea of his present whereabouts?
    • Indiana: Only rumors, really. Somewhere in Asia, I think. I haven't really spoken to him in ten years. We were friends once, but we had a bit of a falling out, I'm afraid.
    • [Indiana needs his bullwhip to swing across a chasm]
    • Indiana: Give me the whip.
    • Satipo: Throw me the idol.
    • [they both see a stone door closing]
    • Satipo: No time to argue! Throw me idol, I'll throw you the whip!
    • [throws the idol]
    • Indiana: Give me the whip!
    • [drops the whip]
    • Satipo: Adiós, señor.
    • Brody: Marion's the least of your worries right now, believe me, Indy.
    • Indiana: What do you mean?
    • Brody: Well, I mean that for nearly three thousand years man has been searching for the lost ark. It's not something to be taken lightly. No one knows its secrets. It's like nothing you've ever gone after before.
    • [laughing]
    • Indiana: Oh, Marcus. What are you trying to do, scare me? You sound like my mother. We've known each other for a long time. I don't believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus pocus. I'm going after a find of incredible historical significance, you're talking about the boogie man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.
    • [throws his gun into his suitcase]
    • Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here.
    • Indiana: That's what scares me.
    • Marion: Well, Jones, at least you haven't forgotten how to show a lady a good time.
    • Indiana: Boy, you're something!
    • Marion: Yeah? I'll tell you what: until I get back my five thousand dollars, you're gonna get more than you bargained for. I'm your goddamn partner!
    • Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
    • Indiana: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
    • [Army Intelligence officer describing Indiana Jones]
    • Major Eaton: Professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.
    • Sallah: Indy, there is something that troubles me.
    • Indiana: What is it?
    • Sallah: The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.
    • Indiana: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do.
    • Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
    • Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.
    • [Upon opening the Well of the Souls and peering down]
    • Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?
    • Indiana: Give me your torch.
    • [Indy takes the torch and drops it in]
    • Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
    • Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first.
    • Indiana: This site also demonstrates one of the great dangers of archaeology; not to life and limb, although that does sometimes take place. I'm talking about folklore.
    • Sallah: Indy, you have no time. If you still want the ark, it is being loaded onto a truck for Cairo.
    • Indiana: Truck? What truck?
    • Indiana: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.
    • Sallah: How?
    • Indiana: I don't know. I'm making this up as I go.
    • Belloq: Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I'd given up.
    • [Indy reaches for his gun, but pauses and hands over his gun when the warriors draw back their weapons]
    • Belloq: You chose the wrong friends. This time it will cost you.
    • Indiana: Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Belloq.
    • [hands over the prized idol to Belloq]
    • Belloq: Yes, too bad. You could warn them... if only you spoke Hovitos.
    • Belloq: All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this *is* history.
    • Belloq: Next time, Indiana Jones, it will take more than children to save you.
    • Indiana: I can only say I'm sorry so many times.
    • Marion: Well, say it again anyway!
    • Indiana: Sorry.
    • Indiana: Hello, Marion.
    • Marion: Indiana Jones. I always knew some day you'd come walking back through my door. I never doubted that. Something made it inevitable. So, what are you doing here in Nepal?
    • Indiana: I need one of the pieces your father collected.
    • [Marion surprises him with a right cross to the jaw]
    • Marion: I've learned to hate you in the last ten years!
    • Indiana: I never meant to hurt you.
    • Marion: I was a child. I was in love. It was wrong and you knew it!
    • Indiana: You knew what you were doing.
    • Marion: Now I do. This is my place. Get out!
    • [Indy meets Belloq in a crowded bar]
    • Indiana: Belloq.
    • Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archaeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the purer faith. Out methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me, to push you out of the light.
    • Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.
    • Belloq: You know it's true. How nice. Look at this.
    • [holds out a pocket watch]
    • Belloq: It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless... like the Ark. Men will kill for it. Men like you and me.
    • Indiana: What about your boss, der Fuhrer? I thought he was waiting to take possession.
    • Belloq: All in good time. When I am finished with it. Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God. And it's within my reach.
    • Indiana: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do.
    • [prepares to fight Belloq, but Belloq's men train guns on him, and a crowd of children hurries in to escort him away]
    • Belloq: Next time, Dr. Jones, it'll take more than children to save you.
    • Belloq: Good afternoon, Dr. Jones.
    • Indiana: I oughta kill you right now.
    • Belloq: Not a very private place for a murder.
    • Indiana: Well, these guys don't care if we kill each other. They're not going to interfere in our business.
    • Belloq: It was not I who brought the girl into this business. Please, sit down before you fall down. We can at least behave like civilized people.
    • [Indy sits down while the monkey crawls off his shoulder]
    • Belloq: I see your taste in friends remains consistent. How odd that it should end this way for us, after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
    • Indiana: Try the local sewer.
    • [catches date and points to dead monkey]
    • Sallah: Bad dates.
    • Belloq: Please, sit down before you fall down.
    • Sallah: Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!
    • Toht: Good evening, Fraulein.
    • Marion: The bar's closed.
    • Toht: We are... hehe... not thirsty.
    • Belloq: It's a transmitter, a radio for speaking to God.
    • Belloq: Look at this. It's worthless - ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless. Like the Ark.
    • Indiana: The Ark of the Covenant, the chest that the Hebrews used to carry around the Ten Commandments.
    • Major Eaton: What, you mean THE Ten Commandments?
    • Indiana: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments, the original stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing...
    • [the officers stare at him blankly]
    • Indiana: Didn't any of you guys ever go to Sunday school?
    • [looking at an old picture of the Ark]
    • Colonel Musgrove: Now, what's that supposed to be coming out of there?
    • Indiana: Lightning. Fire. The power of God or something.
    • Major Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest in this.
    • Marion: What do you want?
    • Toht: Ah, the same thing your friend Dr. Jones wanted. Surely he mentioned there would be other interested parties?
    • Marion: Must have slipped his mind.
    • Toht: The man is nefarious. I hope for your sake that he has not yet acquired it.
    • Marion: Why, are you willing to offer more?
    • Toht: Oh, almost certainly. Do you still have it?
    • [blows smoke in his face]
    • Marion: No.
    • [talking about Marion's late father]
    • Marion: He said you were a bum.
    • Indiana: Aw, he's being generous.
    • Marion: The most gifted bum he ever trained. You know, he loved you like a son... took a hell of a lot for you to alienate him.
    • Indiana: Not much... just you.
    • [Discussing the fate of the Ark]
    • Maj. Eaton: We have top men working on it right now.
    • Indiana: Who?
    • Maj. Eaton: Top... men.
    • [Toht prepares to torture Marion with a hot poker]
    • Marion: Wait, wait! I can be reasonable!
    • Toht: That time has passed.
    • Marion: You don't need that. I'll tell you everything!
    • Toht: Yes, I know you will.
    • Toht: Your fire is dying... here, why don't you tell me where the piece is right now?
    • Marion: Listen, Herr Mac, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place.
    • Toht: Fräulein Ravenwood, let me show you what I am used to...
    • [Marion and Belloq are both very drunk]
    • [laughs]
    • Marion: What is this stuff, Rene?
    • [laughing as well]
    • Belloq: I grew up on this. It's my family label.
    • [Marion falls to the ground laughing, then calmly pulls out the knife she was concealing and points it at Belloq, who bursts out]
    • [laughs]
    • Marion: We-he-he-ell, I have to be going now, Rene.
    • [flicking his hand and laughing]
    • Belloq: Ta-ta.
    • [walking off]
    • Marion: I like you, Rene, very much. Perhaps we'll meet again under better circumstances.
    • [the old man reveals writing on the back of the medallion, which states that part of the staff must be removed]
    • Indiana: Balloq's medallion only had writing on one side? You sure about that?
    • Sallah: Positive!
    • Indiana: Balloq's staff is too long.
    • IndianaSallah: They're digging in the wrong place!
    • Katanga: Jones is dead. I killed him. He was of no use to us. This girl, however, has certain value where we're headed. She'll bring a very fine price. Herr Colonel - that cargo you've taken - if it's your goal, go in peace with it, but leave us the girl. It will reduce our loss on this trip.
    • Dietrich: Savage! You are not in a position to ask for anything. We will take what we wish, and then decide whether or not to blow your ship from the water.
    • [searching for Jones after the Germans board the U-boat]
    • Messenger Pirate: I can't find Mr. Jones, Captain. I've looked everywhere.
    • Katanga: He has to be here somewhere. Look again.
    • [notices Indy climbing aboard the U-Boat]
    • Messenger Pirate: I found him.
    • Katanga: Where?
    • [pointing to the U-Boat]
    • Messenger Pirate: There!
    • [first lines]
    • [picking up poison dart]
    • Satipo: The Hovitos are near.
    • [tastes the end of the dart, spits it out quickly]
    • Satipo: The poison is still fresh, three days. They're following us.
    • Barranca: If they knew we were here, they would have killed us already.
    • [last lines]
    • Marion: Hey, what happened? You don't look very happy.
    • Indiana: Fools. Bureaucratic fools!
    • Marion: What'd they say?
    • Indiana: They don't know what they've got there.
    • Marion: Well, I know what I've got here. Come on. I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?
    • Toht: Now... what shall we talk about?
    • Toht: Shoot them. Shoot them both.
    • [Indy's first lines]
    • Indiana: This is it... This is where Forrestal cashed in.
    • Satipo: A friend of yours?
    • Indiana: A competitor... he was good. He was very good.
    • [Marion removes heavy robe to reveal satin negligèe]
    • Indiana: Where'd you get that?
    • Marion: From him.
    • Indiana: Who 'him'?
    • Marion: Katanga. I got a feeling I'm not the first woman to travel with these pirates.
    • Imam: This were the old way, this says "six Kadan height - "
    • Indiana: About seventy-two inches.
    • Imam: Wait!
    • [turns medallion over]
    • Imam: "And take back one Kadan, to honor the Hebrew God whose ark this is."
    • [Katanga meets Indy, who is dirty and injured from the truck chase]
    • Katanga: Mr. Jones! I've heard a lot about you, sir. Your appearance is exactly the way I imagined.
    • [to Satipo's dead body]
    • Indiana: Adios, Satipo...
    • [Indy triggers a hidden booby trap, which fires a poisoned dart into a stick]
    • [hands Satipo the stick]
    • Indiana: Stay here.
    • [shrugs]
    • Satipo: If you insist, señor.
    • [Indiana falls asleep while kissing her]
    • Marion: We never seem to get a break, do we?
    • Indiana: Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Belloq.
    • Belloq: Yes, too bad. You could warn them... if only you spoke Hovitos!
    • Indiana: Do we need the monkey?
    • Marion: I'm surprised at you. Talking that way about our baby. He's got your looks, too.
    • Indiana: And your brains.
    • Marion: Yes she does! She's very smart.
    • [Belloq and the Nazis are walking and arguing]
    • Belloq: I told you not to be premature in your communique to Berlin. Archeology is not an exact science. It does not deal in time schedules!
    • Dietrich: The Fuhrer is not a patient man. He demands constant reports. You led me to believe...
    • [interrupting him]
    • Belloq: Nothing! I made no promises! I merely said it looked very favorable. Besides, with the information in our possession, my calculations were correct.
    • [Looking over the destruction of the airfield]
    • Dietrich: Get the Ark away from this place immediately! Have it put on the truck! We will fly it out of Cairo! And Gobler, I want plenty of protection!
    • Gobler: Jawohl, Herr Ob...
    • [Gobler is interrupted midsentence by an explosion]
    • [to himself]
    • Belloq: Jones!
    • Indiana: THERE'S A BIG SNAKE IN THE PLANE, JOCK!
    • Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie!
    • Indiana: I HATE SNAKES, JOCK! I HATE 'EM!
    • Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!
    • [as the Nazis are opening the Ark]
    • Indiana: Marion, don't look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don't look at it, no matter what happens!
    • [to Indy, in German]
    • 1st Mechanic: Hey, thin man! Come here! Come here! Come here! Come on, fight! Boy, come down! Down now!
    • [Indiana is being strangled against the bar. He calmly looks up at Marion]
    • Indiana: Whiskey
    • [Marion hands him the whiskey bottle and he smashes it over his assailant's head]
    • Indiana: I knew the Germans had hired you, Sallah. You're the best digger in Egypt.
    • Sallah: My services are entirely inconsequential to them. They hired or shanghaied every digger in Cairo. The excavation is enormous. They hire only strong backs and they pay pennies for them. It's as if the pharaohs have returned.
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