Catfish De Vries Quotes in The Abyss (1989)


Catfish De Vries Quotes:

  • [Ensign Monk is demonstrating the breathing fluid on Hippy's rat]

    Catfish De Vries: Huh. Damn rat's breathing that shit. That is no bullshit, hands down. The Goddamnedest thing I ever saw.

  • Virgil: [looking at the picture Lindsey took of the alien craft] That's a great shot, Linds.

    Catfish De Vries: You drop your dive light?

    Lindsey Brigman: No, come on you guys, come on. Now that's the small one, that's the small one here. You can kinda see how it's zigging around.

    Alan "Hippy" Carnes: Yeah, whatever it is.

    Lindsey Brigman: I'm *telling* you what it is, you're just not *hearing* me.

    Catfish De Vries: Now Lindsey, you...

    Lindsey Brigman: There is something down there! Something not us.

    Catfish De Vries: You could be more specific.

    Virgil: [humorously] Somethin' that "zigs".

    Lindsey Brigman: Not *us*. Not *human*, get it? Something non-human, but intelligent... A non-terrestrial intelligence.

    Alan "Hippy" Carnes: A non-terrestrial intelligence. NTIs. Oh man, that's better than UFOs. Oh, but that works too, huh? "Underwater Flying Objects".

  • Alan "Hippy" Carnes: These guys are SEALS?

    Catfish De Vries: Eh. These guys ain't so tough. I fought guys plenty tougher'n them.

    Alan "Hippy" Carnes: Now we get to hear how you "coulda been a contender"?

  • Lisa "One Night" Standing: This tell us how much radiation we're getting?

    Alan "Hippy" Carnes: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I'm not going near no radiation. No way.

    Catfish De Vries: Aw Hippy, you pussy.

    Alan "Hippy" Carnes: Yeah, what good is the money, six months later your dick drops off?

  • [after hearing they get three times diver's pay to check out the nuclear sub]

    Catfish De Vries: Hell, for triple time, I'd eat Beany!

    Jammer Willis: Set me on fire and put me out with horse piss.

  • Lindsey Brigman: [as the Pseudopod approaches] Bud! Bud! Get up!

    [Bud sits up, stares at the pseudopod]

    Virgil: [throwing a pillow at Cat] Hey, Cat. Cat!

    Catfish De Vries: [half-awake] Hey, lemme alone.

    [sees the pseudopod, jerks awake and grabs a flowerpot as if to throw it]

  • Catfish De Vries: It's a bottomless pit, baby. Two-and-a-half miles straight down.

  • Lt. Coffey: Let's get something straight. You people are under my authority.

    Catfish De Vries: Look, partner, we don't work for you. We don't take orders from you. And we don't much like you.

    Virgil: Hey, Cat. Cat.

    Catfish De Vries: Yeah?

    Virgil: Why don't you take the first watch on sonar? Okay?

  • Catfish De Vries: Well, hell, son. You better get a line down to us. We're in moderately poor shape down here. We've lost seven people, including Bud. And we're about out of O2, so whatever you're gonna do, you better do it fast.

  • Lindsey Brigman: [relaying what Bud types] Have some new friends down here. Guess they've been here awhile. They've left us alone, but it bothers them to see us hurting each other. Getting out of hand. They sent a message. Hope you got it.

    Catfish De Vries: I'd say that's a big ten-four, Jack.

    Lindsey Brigman: They want us to grow up a bit, and put away childish things. Of course, it's just a suggestion.


  • Catfish De Vries: [Holding up his fist] You see this? They used to call this The Hammer.

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