Rafe Quotes in Pearl Harbor (2001)
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.
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: 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.
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?
[Bangs his nose into the tray of supplies]
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!
[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.
Johnson: Hemroids! I... I got hemoroids.
Thornton: You ARE a hemoroid... Jimmy!
Jimmy: Whooping cough, boss!
Thornton: I was afraid of this...
Rafe, Victor: [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.
[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: *This* is a threat
Rafe: And the thing about romantics is, we never give up.
Rafe, Ulf, Gregor, Finn, Willem: [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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Characters on Pearl Harbor (2001)
- Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
- Admiral Yamamoto
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Nurse Barbara
- Nurse Martha
- Young Rafe
- Young Danny
- Nurse Betty Bayer
- A pilot
- Doolittle Co-Pilot
- Major Jackson
- Captain Connor
- Dorie Miller
- Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
- Captain Thurman
- Commander Tubbs
- Cole Walker
- Lt. Red Winkle
- Admiral Kimmel