Ellen Brody Quotes in Jaws (1975)


Ellen Brody Quotes:

  • Ellen Brody: Martin hates boats. Martin hates water. Martin... Martin sits in his car when we go on the ferry to the mainland. I guess it's a childhood thing. It's a... there's a clinical name for it isn't there?

    Brody: Drowning.

  • Brody: Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach?

    Hooper: Yeah.

    Brody: And that... and that before people started to swim for recreation - I mean before sharks knew what they were missing - that a lot of these attacks weren't reported?

    Hooper: That's right.

    Brody: Now this shark that... that... that swims alone...

    Hooper: Rogue.

    Brody: What's it called?

    HooperBrody: [together] Rogue.

    Brody: Rogue, yeah. Now this guy, he... he keeps swimmin' around in a place where the feeding is good until the food supply is gone, right?

    Hooper: It's called "territoriality". It's just a theory that I happen to... agree with.

    Brody: Then why don't we have one more drink and go down and cut that shark open?

    Ellen Brody: Martin? Can you do that?

    Brody: I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.

  • [Brody sees his son sitting in a small skiff, and yells for him to get out of it]

    Ellen Brody: Martin, it's his birthday tomorrow!

    Brody: I don't want him out on the water!

    Ellen Brody: He is not out on the water, he is in a boat! He's not going to go in the water! I don't think he'll ever go in again after what happened yesterday.

    Brody: Now don't say that. You know I don't want that. I just want him to read the boating regulations, make sure he understands before he takes it out...

    [while he talks, Ellen flips through the book on sharks he has been reading, and sees an old painting of a shark ramming a hole into the bottom of rowboat's hull]

    Ellen Brody: [slams the book shut] Michael! Did you hear your father? Out of the water now! NOW!

  • Ellen Brody: What am I going to tell the kids?

    Brody: Tell them I'm going fishing.

  • Ellen Brody: [upon meeting Matt Hooper] My husband tells me you're in sharks.

  • Ellen Brody: You see the kids?

    Brody: [looking out the window] They must be in the back yard.

    Ellen Brody: In Amity, you say "yahd".

    Brody: [starting out of the bedroom, speaking with a bad New-England accent] They're in the "yahd", not too "fah" from the "cah".

    [looks back at Ellen]

    Brody: How's that?

    Ellen Brody: Like you're from New York.

  • Quint: [on board the Orca] Sonuvabitch!

    Ellen Brody: [on the dock] Quint?

    Brody: Colorful, isn't he?

  • Ellen Brody: [to Chief Brody] You told me the shark was caught. And I, I heard it on the news... I heard it on the Cape station.

    Hooper: They caught A shark, not THE shark. Big difference. Not the shark that killed Chrissie Watkins... and probably not the shark that killed the little boy... which I wanted to prove today, by cutting the shark open...

    [sees the Chief pouring the wine he brought]

    Hooper: you know, you oughta let that breathe a little

    [sees the massive glass the Chief has poured]

    Hooper: nothing, nothing!

  • Ellen Brody: I just want to know one thing - when do I get to become an islander?

    Mrs. Taft: Ellen, never, never! You're not born here, you're not an islander, that's it.

  • Ellen Brody: Wanna get drunk and fool around?

    Brody: Oh Yeah.

  • [after Brody has been fired]

    Martin Brody: Maybe they're right... I'm tired... I'm tired... Too damn tired...

    Ellen Brody: Too damn drunk. That's what you are, too damn drunk.

  • Ellen Brody: That's your third smoke already!

    Martin Brody: With coffee...

    Ellen Brody: Try a donut.

  • Mrs. Taft: Good morning. Selling some more of the good life?

    Ellen Brody: Oh, yeah... Piece of this, piece of that - it all adds up.

    Mrs. Taft: Your husband's been here all morning. What's he doing?

    Ellen Brody: His job.

  • Ellen Brody: [at the hotel opening ceremony] Listen, do me a favour. Act as if you've been here the whole time.

    Martin Brody: How do I do that?

    Ellen Brody: Just look bored.

  • Michael Brody: Dad died of a heart attack!

    Ellen Brody: No. He died from fear. The fear of it killed him.

  • Ellen Brody: [to the shark] Come and get me, you son of a bitch!

  • Ellen Brody: I want you, to get out of the water.

    Michael Brody: What?

    Ellen Brody: I want you, to get out of that terrible job!

    Michael Brody: C'mon Mom, you can't be serious.

    Ellen Brody: Damn! I'm serious.

  • Hoagie Newcombe: I have an irresistible urge to kiss you, Ellen Brody.

    Ellen Brody: Why?

    Hoagie Newcombe: Because... it would not occur to you why.

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