Joe Wilson Quotes in Fair Game (2010)


Joe Wilson Quotes:

  • Joe Wilson: The responsibility of a country is not in the hands of a privileged few. We are strong, and we are free from tyranny as long as each one of us remembers his or her duty as a citizen. Whether it's to report a pothole at the top of your street or lies in a State of the Union address, speak out! Ask those questions. Demand that truth. Democracy is not a free ride, man. I'm here to tell you. But, this is where we live. And if we do our job, this is where our children will live. God bless America.

  • Valerie Plame: You seriously think you can pick a fight with the White House and win? They'll bury us.

    Joe Wilson: They'll bury us if we don't. Listen Valerie.

    Valerie Plame: No you listen to me.

    Joe Wilson: No, Valerie, Valerie, Valerie! Do I, does that make me right if I shout louder than you? If I shout louder than you am I right? If I'm the White House and I shout a million times louder than you, does that make me right? They lied Valerie, they lied. That's the truth.

  • Joe Wilson: Niger has two uranium mines in the Sahara desert. One's flooded. The other is run by COGEMA, a French subsidiary jointly controlled by the Japanese and Germans. Five hundred tons of yellowcake is not an off-the-books size transaction. It represents a 40 percent production increase in the nation's annual output of uranium. A sale that size would leave a huge paper trail. Any documentation would, by law, have to be signed by the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and the Minister of Mines. But say it was an off-the-books deal. How do you hide the transportation of 500 tons of anything, let alone lightly-refined uranium. You're talking 50 semi-tractor trucks on one road through villages where nothing passed for months except maybe one bush taxi. It would be the biggest event for months. To say they forgot is like kids forgetting Christmas.

  • Joe Wilson: When Benjamin Franklin left Independence Hall just after the second drafting, he was approached by a woman in the street. The woman said, "Mr. Franklin, what manner of government have you bequeathed us? And Franklin said, " A Republic madam. If you can keep it."

  • Joe Wilson: If there is any reason around here.

    Tom Servo: What with all the shenanigans and goings-on.

  • [Cal and Joe are looking in an interositer catalog]

    Joe Wilson: Here's something my wife could use in the house...

    Crow T. Robot: A man?

    Joe Wilson: interositer incorporating an electron sorter.

    Cal Meecham: She'll probably gain twenty pounds while it does all the work for her.

    Tom Servo: Cal, you bitch!

  • Joe Wilson: You're too darned smart.

    Tom Servo: And handsome!

    Cal Meecham: I may just be the dumbest man who ever lived.

    Mike: No argument here.

  • Dr. Cal Meecham: "Complete line of iterociter parts, incorporating greater advances than hitherto known in the field of electronics." What exactly is an iterociter?

    Joe Wilson: I don't know, and I don't want to know.

    Crow T. Robot: Just love me!

  • Joe Wilson: I'll give them a chance that they didn't give me. They will get a legal trial in a legal courtroom. They will have a legal judge and a legal defense. They will get a legal sentence and a legal death.

  • Joe Wilson: The mob doesn't think. It has no mind of its own.

  • Joe Wilson: "I got you a little momentum." He meant memento.

  • Joe Wilson: I am legally dead!

  • Joe Wilson: Your honor, I am Joseph Wilson.

    Court Bailiff: Keep your seat!

    Judge Daniel Hopkins: Go on.

    Joe Wilson: I know that by coming here, I saved the lives of these 22 people, but that isn't why I'm here. I don't care anything about saving them. They're murderers. I know the law says they're not because I'm still alive, but that's not their fault. And the law doesn't know that a lot of things that were very important to me, silly things maybe, like a belief in justice, and an idea that men were civilized, and a feeling of pride that this country of mine was different from all others. The law doesn't know that those things were burned to death within me that night. I came here today for my own sake. I couldn't stand it anymore. I couldn't stop thinking about them with every step and every breath I took, and I didn't believe Katherine when she said... Katherine is the young lady who was going to marry me. Maybe someday after I've paid for what I did, they'll be a chance to begin again, and then maybe Katherine and I...

    Katherine Grant: Joe.

  • Joe Wilson: Cal, I - I know everybody's seeing flying saucers and screwy lights up in the sky. Well, you can put me in the booby hatch too, because, so help me, I saw this ship turn a bright green up there.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Are you sure, Joe?

    Joe Wilson: Positive.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Did you hear anything?

    Joe Wilson: Yes. A high-frequency howl, very high, all the time your ship was...

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Green. Did Webb see it?

    Joe Wilson: Unless he's blind.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Check him.

    Joe Wilson: Right.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Oh, and Joe... until we find out what happened, all three of us were blind.

  • Joe Wilson: Half an hour late. That's my boss - the only guy in the world who can travel by jet and still be late.

  • [a mysterious catalog is delivered]

    Dr. Cal Meacham: This isn't paper, it's some kind of metal!


    Dr. Cal Meacham: "Interociter incorporating planetary generator". "Interocitor with voltarator". "With astroscope".

    Joe Wilson: Here's something my wife could use in the house. An "interocitor incorporating an electron sorter."

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Oh, she'd probably gain 20 pounds while it did all the work for her. You know, Joe, according to this, there's no limit to what it can do. Laying a 4-lane highway at the rate of a mile a minute would be a cinch.

    Joe Wilson: Cal... maybe we've been working too hard.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: "Complete line of interocitor parts, incorporating greater advances than hitherto known in the field of electronics." What exactly is an interocitor?

    Joe Wilson: I don't know, and I don't want to know.

    Dr. Cal Meacham: Well, I do. I want to know what it is and what it does. Order the list of parts on these pages.

  • Joe Wilson: There isn't any reason around here.

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