Curtis Quotes in Snowpiercer (2013)
Curtis: You ever been to the tail section? Do you have any idea what went on back there? When we boarded? It was chaos. Yeah, we didn't freeze to death, but we didn't have time to be thankful. Wilford's soldiers came and they took everything. A thousand people in an iron box. No food, no water... After a month, we ate the weak... You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best... There was a woman. She was hiding with her baby. And some men with knives came. They killed her and they took her baby. And then an old man-no relation, just an old man-stepped forward and he said, "Give me the knife." And everyone thought he'd kill the baby himself. But he took the knife and he cut off his arm. And he said, "Eat this, if you're so hungry. Eat this, just leave the baby." I had never seen anything like that. And the men put down their knives... You've probably guessed who that old man was. That baby was Edgar. And I was the man with the knife. I killed Edgar's mother... And then one by one, other people in the tail section started cutting off arms and legs and offering them. It was like a miracle. And I wanted to. I tried, it's... A month later, Wilford's soldiers brought those protein blocks. We've been eatin' that shit ever since. 18 years I've hated Wilford. 18 years I've waited for this moment. And now I'm here... Open the gate. Please.
Curtis: You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.
Wilford: Curtis, everyone has their preordained position, and everyone is in their place except you.
Curtis: That's what people in the best place say to the people in the worst place.
Curtis: Chan, we need fire!
Curtis: We have 4 seconds to go through three gates and bust Nam out.
Gilliam: Then Nam gets us the rest of the way. Our fate depends on this man.
Curtis: Yeah. If we can get to cooperate he can take all the way to the front of the train.
Gilliam: Very front section?
Curtis: Yeah. From here right to the front of the train. Everything in one stroke. We control the engine, we control the world. Without that, we have nothing. All past revolutions have failed because they couldn't take the engine.
Gilliam: What are you saying?
Curtis: This time we take the engine.
Gilliam: Then what?
Curtis: We kill them.
Curtis: You should run the train now, not Wilford.
Gilliam: I am a shadow of my former shadow. My day was decades ago.
Namgoong Minsoo: [in Korean] You want a smoke too, asshole? It's too good for shit like you.
Curtis: I'm gonna make this real simple for you. You help us, you get your drug. If not, we put you back where we found you. What'll it be, asshole?
Curtis: We go forward.
Curtis: What? What did he say?
Yona: He said you guys are fucked. You stupid tail sectioners. There's a tunnel right after Yekaterina Bridge.
Curtis: A tunnel?
Yona: Mm-hm. A fucking long one.
Edgar: What does steak taste like again? I had it once, but I can't remember.
Curtis: If you can't remember then it's better to forget.
Edgar: What does it smell like when it's cooked? It must emanate around the place.
[at the closing, as each character is credited]
Reverend Cleophus James: The sad sack was sittin' on a block o' stone/Way over in the corner weepin' all alone/
Curtis: The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square / if you can't find a partner use a wooden chair!"
Ray: Let's rock, everybody, let's rock/
Mrs. Murphy: Everybody on the whole cell block / Was dancin' to the Jailhouse rock.
Curtis: Do you guys know 'Minnie the Moocher'?
Murph: I once knew a hooker named Minnie Mazola!
Curtis: Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way.
Curtis: Well, the Sister was right. You boys could use a little churching up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock, and catch Rev. Cleophus. You boys listen to what he's got to say.
Jake: Curtis, I don't want to listen to no jive-ass preacher talking to me about Heaven and Hell.
Curtis: Jake, you get wise. You get to church.
[seeing the trucks circling around the truck stop]
Connie: Oh my God. "When we get to that truck stop, everything will be alright." Oh, yes...
[laughs softly, mockingly]
Connie: [Curtis shifts the car geer into drive]
Connie: What are you doin'?
Curtis: You see that gap? The next time it comes around, I'm gonna shoot right through it.
Connie: No you don't! They'll gang up on us and squash us!
Curtis: I can do it!
Connie: All so we can be inside where they are?
Curtis: What do you think's gonna happen to us if we stay out here?
Connie: [pauses, then softly] I'm scared.
Curtis: Me too.
Curtis: We gotta get some gas.
Connie: That's good, because I got to go to the ladies room.
Curtis: Can I come in and watch?
Connie: No, you cannot come in and watch!
Scott: In the city always a refelection, in the woods always a sound.
Curtis: What about the desert?
Scott: You don't wanna go in the desert.
Curtis: I fucked up. I tried to help.
Scott: That's usually when people fuck up.
Curtis: My name's Curtis.
Scott: Do I need to know that? If I want camaraderie, I'll join the Masons.
Curtis: They sending you in?
Scott: We'll leave that to our betters.
Curtis: Why don't you ask them?
Scott: Why would I want to know? I ain't a planner, I ain't a thinker. I never wanted to be. You got to set your motherfucker to receive. Listen to me. They don't go through the door, we don't ask why. That's not a cost, it's benefit. Because we get to travel light. They tell me where to go. Tell me what to do when I get there.
Curtis: There's an Army depending on us for the truth. You can lie to anyone else. Never lie to a Ranger.
Curtis: I saw the sign.
Scott: Then you are truly blessed.
Curtis: I saw the sign.
[draws the Picasso symbol on the hood of a car]
Scott: You saw the sign? You were up for a week. You coulda seen Jack Ruby. You don't know what you saw your first time out.
Curtis: Sir, I know what I saw.
Scott: You didn't see no sign baby, 'cause she wasn't there. The hardest thing, y'know what it is? It isn't going in the door, it's coming out. You ever come down offa drugs? The most powerful drug in the world is adrenaline. I told you everything I know. Stand down.
Curtis: I don't know why everybody's yelling at me. I thought it went pretty well.
Curtis: Ray, if we don't kill him he's gonna tell the cops it was us.
Raymond: We're gonna tie him up, we're gonna put him in the RV.
Curtis: Jesus Christ. You guys wanna be bad guys but you don't want to kill anybody. Ray, I think you better really reexamine your commitment to your lifestyle.
Curtis: It's a game out here. Everybody who plays the game understands the rules. I certainly understand the rules. The cop understands the rules. He's the good guy, I'm the bad guy, it's his job to catch me, it's my job not to get caught. And I will do everything I have to to stay ahead of the game. I've been to prison. I ain't going back. Nobody's messing with my liberty again.
Addy: What you got there?
Gordon: Oh, uh, well we've got some wine and bread, cheese, fruit and some prosciutto.
Gordon: It's Italian deli food.
Marcus: [smelling food on the plate] Yo damn, that's ham, dog.
Curtis: [sampling some of the prosciutto] That's some good fuckin' ham.
Shin: How much longer does it take to get the job done?
Curtis: Are you in a hurry? You may go if you wish.
Curtis: [taunting Porco] If you run away, I'll tell everyone you're chicken!
Porco Rosso: Chicken, pig, what's the difference?
Jack Frost: Hey Curtis, I haven't seen the bearded wonder around recently - - where'd he go?
Curtis: [breezily, while nonchalantly polishing the windshield of his snowmobile with a rag of sports lube] None of your ski's wax.
Scott Calvin: Hahaha-hohohoho! The answer is in the question; How are we going to do this, my Dad thinks you're a toy maker in Canada.
Scott Calvin: Canada! It's North, in North America, Eh! Vinegar on their French fries, they sit on their Chesterfield to watch the hockey game, shoot the puck Daddy-o!
Curtis: Did Josh really kill a guy?
Sam Whitney: Dad is trying to cover for him, but I saw him. He beat him over the head with a pool stick he was so mad.
Leon: What was he so mad about?
Sam Whitney: The guy called him a homo.
Curtis: Hunt or be hunted, eat or be eaten.
Curtis: You forced people to torture other people.
Stanley Milgram: No.
Curtis: To see if they...
Stanley Milgram: No, no, no. That is alien to my view. No one was forced. The experimenter told the subject to perform an action. What happened between the command and the outcome is the individual, with conscience and a will, who can ether obey or disobey.
Curtis: If it isn't Leopard Boy and the Decepticons.
Curtis: [Yelling, drunk] Woodford!
Gerry: [Yelling, drunk] Woodford!
Curtis: [sings really depressing lyrics to a song he just wrote]
Robert 'Fish' Fishman: Wow... Well there's some cyanide and razorblades in the glovebox so feel free to help yourself!
Curtis: I thought you were supposed to be the responsible adult.
Robert 'Fish' Fishman: Oh I'm responsible alright. Responsible for partying till my nuts catch fire!
Curtis: This shit is so bad, it'll put a hump on a camel's back.
[Vin stops Curtis from pouring motor oil in Lucas' mouth]
Vin Serento: What are you doing?
Curtis: He's a cop!
Officer Lucas White: I ain't no cop!
[Curtis pulls up Lucas' shirt to reveal a tape recorder and a microphone underneath]
Curtis: [offscreen, to another skinhead] Hey man, want a toke?
Derek Vinyard: Curtis, what are you doing? Weed is for niggers. You put that away right now. Have a little self respect.
Curtis: [urging] Sam.
Curtis: You think I'm crazy? Well, listen up, there's a storm coming like nothing you've ever seen, and not a one of you is prepared for it.
Curtis: [talking about Hanna, their deaf daughter] I still take off my boots not to wake her.
Samantha: [whispering] I still whisper.
Curtis: [ranting angrily at a roomful of neighbors] Sleep well in your beds. 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more.
Curtis: Is anyone seeing this?
Curtis: [to daughter] No, no, no. Don't feed the dog, darling.
Samantha: You smell really bad.
Curtis: [checking] I think I smell good.
Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome: I want you to invest in something terrific.
Curtis: Invest in what?
Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome: In me, of course. I want to have a one-man show late this summer. August, maybe. It'll cost about 500 dollars. But what's money?
Curtis: Mine or yours?
Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome: Yours, of course. I have none.
Curtis: [smiling] Well, don't be so smug about it.
Curtis: [to Donna] I made a big mistake when I gave up flying. Maybe I'm one of those people who has to back away from things to see them clearly. Because once I'm up in that plane, all by myself, I can look down and see things as they really are - in their true proportions. The big and important things look big. And the little, dirty things look like... just that.
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