Rafe Quotes in Pearl Harbor (2001)


Rafe Quotes:

  • Rafe: Danny, you can't die. You can't die. You know why? 'Cause you're gonna be a father. You're gonna be a daddy. I wasn't supposed to tell you. You're gonna be a father.

    Danny: No, you are.

  • Rafe: She loves me.

  • Rafe: J, L, M, K, P, O, E, T, X. Eyes like an eagle, ma'am.

    Evelyn: Slow down, flyboy. And instead of the bottom, read the very top. Both eyes.

    Rafe: Yeah. C. Sorry, J.

    [Clears throat]

    Rafe: C, W, uh, Q, uh, Q

    Evelyn: [Smiles] Read the bottom line again, please, but read it right to left and every other letter.

    Rafe: E, X...

    Danny: X, E.

    Rafe: X, E. X, E, ma'am. Ma'am, I know how this looks.

    Evelyn: I'm sorry, Lieutenant. I really am, but army and navy requires 20/20 vision.

    Rafe: Oh, I... It's not a problem with my eyes. I mean, I can see. I mean I can hit a runnin' rabbit with a $3.00 pistol. I got a problem with letters, that's all.

    Evelyn: Well, maybe after some schooling, you could come back and take the test again.

    Rafe: No, I had schooling. I mean, the teachers just never knew what to make of it, I... It's just letters. I mix 'em up sometimes. That's all. I mean, I just get 'em backword sometimes. Look here. My math and spatial reasoning and my verbal scores are all excellent.

    Evelyn: But you barely passed the written exam.

    Danny: Yeah, but he did pass it. So it's my turn now?

    Evelyn: No, you'll wait your turn.

    Danny: Yes, ma'am.

    Rafe: Ma'am, I'm never gonna be an English teacher. But I know why I'm here: to be a pilot. And you don't dogfight with manuals. You don't fly with gauges. I mean, it's all about feeling and speed, and lettin' that plane become like a part of your body. And that manual says that a guy who's a slow reader can't be a good pilot. That file says I'm the best pilot in this room. Ma'am, please, don't take my wings.

  • Rafe: You are so beautiful it hurts.

    Evelyn: It's your nose that hurts.

    Rafe: I think it's my heart.

  • Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: I heard what you did.

    Rafe: We can explain that, sir.

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Explain what?

    Danny: Whatever it is you heard about us, sir.

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: You mean the hoola shirts you were flying in... or the seven planes you shot down.

  • Rafe: I should've died over there. When I was in that water, I made a deal with God. I told Him I was sorry, I told Him I knew I'd been a fool for leaving you and trying to go over there and be a hero, and I promised I'd never ask for anything again, if I could just see you one more time... And you know what? It was worth it. You kept me alive Evelyn; you brought me home. So I'm gonna stand by my end of the deal. I'm gonna walk away and I won't ask you for anything... but I just want to know why... Just tell me that will you please? Just tell me why.

  • Rafe: Not anxious to die sir, just anxious to matter.

  • Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: You know what top secret is?"

    Rafe: Yes, sir. It's the kind of mission where you get medals, but they send 'em to your relatives.

  • Rafe: That's what I want to come home to, that's what I want to have to think about and dream about. I wanna know that the best part of my life is still ahead of me.

  • Rafe: Alright Danny we gonna show 'em how to fly. We gonna play chicken. You ready?

    Danny: This ain't the farm and these ain't no crop dusters, I'm not playin chicken with ya.

    Rafe: Ah, come on, now don't be a baby.

    Danny: Not doin it Rafe.

    Rafe: Well, I'm comin right at ya, you can turn or you can hit me. It's up to you.

    Danny: Aah, why you always bustin my ass Rafe?

    Danny: [sighs]

    Danny: Which way ya goin?

    Rafe: Uh, right, no left. Left. I'll go left.

    Danny: Okay, we're goin left right?

    Rafe: Right, right?

    Danny: Right, like we're goin left, or right like we're goin right?

    Rafe: Well, now you got me all mixed up, I dunno make up your mind!

    Danny: God, Rafe, we're goin right. Righty-Tighty!

  • Rafe: Hold on a second, Miss, I really, really lick you.

    [covers mouth]

    Rafe: Like you. I didn't mean to say that, and I just wanted to know if I could donate dinner, well, buy you dinner.

    Evelyn: This isn't your chart.

    Rafe: No that's this guy right here I think he left.

    Evelyn: Have you already had this shot?

    Rafe: Yea well once already yea. Well, I mean can I ask you out?

    Evelyn: No.

    Rafe: Uh...

    [Bangs his nose into the tray of supplies]

    Rafe: Oh.

    Nurse Barbara: Oo. What'd you do to him?

  • Danny: You're a rotten drunk... always have been.

    Rafe: Well, you're a lousy friend... that's a new development.

  • Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Secretary of the Navy gave me these.

    Danny: What are they?

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Friendship medals the Japanese gave us when they were pretending they wanted peace.

    Rafe: What do you want me to do with them sir?

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: We're gonna wire them to the bombs and give them back.

  • Rafe: I almost did die, you little son-of-a-bitch. And her face was the last thing that went through my mind.

  • Evelyn: You're acting like I didn't love you.

    Rafe: Evelyn, loving you kept me alive.

  • Rafe: Ma'am, I'm never gonna be an English teacher, but I know why I'm here, to be a pilot, and you don't dogfight with manuals, you don't fly with gauges, I mean it's all about feeling and speed and lettin' that plane become like it's apart of your body, and that manual says that a guy who's a slow reader can't be a good pilot... that file says I'm the *best* pilot in this room... Ma'am, please... Don't take my wings

  • Rafe: [in a letter to Evelyn] It's not easy making friends here. Two days ago I had a beer with a couple of the RAF pilots. Yesterday both of them got killed.

  • Evelyn: Are you gonna be a bad influence?

    Rafe: Of course I'm a bad influence.

  • A pilot: What if we have to bail out over Japan?

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Well, in that situation, I can't tell you what to do.

    Rafe: What would you do, colonel?

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: I wasn't built to be a prisoner... so I would have my crew bail out. I'd find the sweetest military target I could and drive my plane right smack into the middle of it and kill as many of those bastards as I possibly could.

  • Rafe: Returning from the dead wasn't all that I expected... but that's life.

  • Rafe: Danny get me to a goddamn plane!

  • Rafe: Danny, Lets play some chicken with these Jap suckers.

    Danny: Alright I'm with you.

  • Rafe: Dolittle assigned me. He wanted me to get some... some real combat training.

    Danny: Well guess what? It isn't training over there, it's war. Where losers die and there aren't any winners, just guys who turn into broken-down wrecks like my father. Now if trouble awaits me, I'm ready. But why go looking for it?

  • Rafe: I've got some genuine French champagne. From France.

  • Rafe: Earl, I said get some guns in that goddamn tower

    Earl: Right, guns in the tower, ten stories high. It's a long son-of-a-bitch

  • Rafe: Say hello to Chuck!

  • Rafe: Beer! Beer! Beer!

  • Rafe: Double-chili, heavy mustard, behold the onion.

  • Rafe: So you want to disown him?

    Desmond: Nah, that wouldn't work. He'd just keep coming back like a zombie or something.

  • Desmond: We don't need someone who CAN put up with Barry. We need someone who HAS to put up with Barry. The type of person who has to put up with a never-ending stream of infantile behavior. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for their entire life.

    Kurt: A therapist!

    Rafe: A wife.

  • Melanie Miller: [to Rachel] I used to have a rat named Rachel!

    Rachel: [repulsed] Um... cool?

    Rafe: [repulsed] That's a detail.

  • Katherine: A whorehouse?

    Rafe: A house inhabited by whores.

  • [Katherine attempts to swing on a chain from one platform to another]

    Rafe: That is the craziest fuckin' thing I've...

    [Rafe attempts to leave, but sees the Vampire Caleb following close, and returns to Katherine]

    Rafe: That is the second craziest fuckin' thing I've...

  • Rafe: [to Police Deputy Noonan] You know, Noonan, you don't wear irony too well. Why don't you leave that to the big boys, okay?

  • Rafe: [after Tamara stands in front of window letting in sunlight] Tammy! Tell me again why vampires hate sunlight?

  • Noonan: [after Rafe wakes up in the hospital] It's about fucking time!

    Rafe: I've gone to hell and it's worse than I thought? Noonan, where am I?

  • Rafe: [after finding and confronting Rev. Current in the bordello] Come on, Rev, I'm feeling a little jumpy - friend or foe?

  • Rafe: Always be true to thine own heart, the mountains will fall, and the seas shall part.

    Dr. Irene Marsh: Rafe, that's beautiful. Saint Augustine, Pius the philosopher?

    Rafe: No, Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian.

  • Rafe: Hey Sweeney!

    Sweeney: What?

    [Rafe punches Sweeney in the face]

    Rafe: Made you look.

  • Rafe: Ever think about dad?

    Victor: Every time I puke.

  • Thornton: Alright listen up, douche-bags! All of ya! There's a load of toxic waste sittin' on the dock at TechStar, now who wants it? TechStar's throwin' in an extra two grand for this one... Z!

    'Z': I'm sorry Thornton man, my truck's runnin' real bad right now, needs a serious tune-up.

    Thornton: Johnson!

    Johnson: Hemroids! I... I got hemoroids.

    Thornton: You ARE a hemoroid... Jimmy!

    Jimmy: Whooping cough, boss!


    Thornton: I was afraid of this...

    RafeVictor: [Both yelling loudly] Babeeeeey!

  • Rafe: The foul-up clock fouled up!

  • Rafe: Chicken bone, chicken bone. Lucky, lucky Chicken bone.

  • Bobby: I think I'll go see if the UNSUB's still in the building.

    Rafe: Sweetheart, it's just a simulation, yeah?

    Bobby: Where we're from, a site search is called procedure. Yeah?

  • Gabe: Sir, I thought they didn't let foreign nationals into the FBI?

    Harris: Don't worry. On the inside he's 100% American. Right, Rafe?

    Rafe: As American as the death penalty.

    Harris: That's my boy.

  • Rafe: Did he just pull that gun out of his ass?

  • Vince Sherman: [pulls his gun from a cubby under his wheel chair and cocks it back] I'll give him a taste of the real thing.

    Rafe: Did he just pull that gun out of his arse?

    Lucas: [Everyone looks at Vince] We weren't suppose to bring weapons.

    Vince Sherman: My gun goes where I go. If you ever get shot sometime maybe you'll understand.

  • Rafe: [Rafe walks in and everyone looks at him] What? He said dress for an island.

  • Rafe: Look.

    [he sits down next to dummy of boy]

    Rafe: It's little Bobby. Little gonna grow up to big and strong and pursue a career in buried children and dismembered mummies. Now that will make happy town proud.

    Bobby: I think your in the wrong line of work.

    [he walks away]

    Rafe: [turning to dummy] No mate. Not me.

  • Rafe: [calling for a vote on Gabe] All for killing him in his sleep?

  • Rafe: How's about your Navy?

    [He pulls a wall of weapons]

    Rafe: They don't muck around, do they?

  • Aiden: Is that a threat?

    Rafe: No...

    [headbutts him]

    Rafe: *This* is a threat

  • Rafe: And the thing about romantics is, we never give up.

  • RafeUlfGregorFinnWillem: [all the Five] Hunt as a pack or not at all.

  • Rafe: Oh you stupid piece of meat... look what you've done.

  • Aiden: I think Ill get on that train now

    Rafe: [last lines] I *am* the train

  • Rafe: Sorry about earlier... perhaps if you met the *real me*!

  • Vivian: Go to hell.

    Rafe: Yes, I probably will.

  • Rafe: ...Or you could be burried here, as a ceiling fan or something.

  • Rafe: Because we fear them.

  • Rafe: You know what we are, Vivian? We're romantics.

  • Rafe: Hello Sweet-tooth.

  • Rafe: And the thing about romantics is they never give up.

  • Vivian: When they come, they'll come in numbers with guns.And not just for you. They'll come for all of us.

    Rafe: Spoken like a bitch who's been there.

  • Rafe: Some girls will steal your heart, this bitch'll eat it.

  • Rafe: I enjoy London.New York, never had much time to get to know Australia, but I have, as it were, circulated everywhere civilized.

  • Rafe: You know how long it's been since I've been in love?

    Heidi: You're not missing anything.

  • Rafe: Pussy, pussy, I'm gonna get me some pussy.

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