The Man Quotes in End of Days (1999)


The Man Quotes:

  • The Man: Now you're making me angry. You don't want to see me angry.

    Jericho Cane: Oh, you think you're bad, huh? You're a fucking choir boy compared to me! A CHOIR BOY!

    The Man: You're in touch with your anger. I admire that. Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to have a drink.

  • The Man: Something good happens, "It's His will." Something bad happens, "He moves in mysterious ways."

  • The Man: [Satan bumps into a skateboarder who is wearing a "Satan Rules" shirt] Hey, I like the shirt.

    Skateboarder: [Looks Satan up and down] Screw you, man!

    [Skates into the road]

    The Man: [Whispers] Hey, kid.

    [the skateboarder looks around and gets hit by a bus]

    The Man: Nice shirt.

  • The Man: Just tell me what you want.

    Jericho Cane: I'll tell you what I want. I want you to go to Hell.

    The Man: Well, you see, the problem is...

    [grabs Jericho and lifts him]

    The Man: ... sometimes Hell comes to YOU!

  • The Man: Where was God? He could have stopped it. Instead he fucked you and made you feel guilty. Me, I don't do guilt.

  • Jericho Cane: Who the fuck are you?

    The Man: Oh, I think you know who I am. You just don't want to believe it.

  • [about God]

    The Man: Let me tell you something about Him. He is the biggest underachiever of all time. He just has a good publicist, that's all.

  • Jericho Cane: They're not real.

    The Man: Would that matter?

    Jericho Cane: Oh, yes.

    The Man: I think you need a reminder of how painful reality can be.

  • The Man: [to cardinal] For a thousand years you've waited for my return. Behold, you have failed. And with your dying breath, you will bear witness to the End of Days.

  • The Man: [to police guard] The scent of the young boys you seduce still clings to you. Do not forget who it is you serve.

  • The Man: [speaking to Christine] You think I came here to hurt you? I didn't come here to hurt you. I came here to love you. Give yourself to me.

  • The Man: Congratulations, Mr. Feather.

    Mr. Feather: Thank you, Mister... The Man.

  • The Man: That Feather went out like a sucka. Punk-assed bitch played himself. Let's bounce, dog!

  • The Man: Agua, por favor.

    Anna: Do you have any money?

    The Man: What, you don't take American money?

    Anna: I don't take fake money.

    The Man: 200 dollars for a glass of water.

    Anna: No.

    The Man: 500 dollars for a glass of water. That is my final offer.

    Anna: [Pours him a small glass of water] You can't drink that. You're a gringo. You ever hear of Montezuma's revenge?

  • The Man: [to Tyler's murderer, holds up a photo of Tyler] Do you recognise this boy?

    [Suspect doesn't respond so he is shot in the leg]

    The Man: How about now?

    [Last lines]

    The Man: Do you know what you did to his family? What you nearly did to mine? YOU FUCK!

    [Blows him away]

  • The Man: I told the boy when you dream about bad things happening, it means you're still fighting and you're still alive. It's when you start to dream about good things that you should start to worry.

  • The Man: Do you ever wish you would die?

    Old Man: No. It's foolish to ask for luxuries in times like these.

  • The Man: If I were God, I would have made the world just so and no different. And so I have you... I have you.

  • Wife: [she throws two pistol cartridges on the table] That's all we have left. I should have done it a long time ago. I should've done it when we had more bullets. I don't know why I listened to you. They're gonna catch up with us and they're going to kill us. They're gonna rape me, and then they're gonna rape your son and they're gonna kill us and eat us.

    The Man: Whatever it takes...

    Wife: Stop it.

    The Man: I told you...

    Wife: Stop it!

    The Man: I will do anything. Anything.

    Wife: Like what? Hmmm? I don't even know why I ask you. I should just go ahead and empty every goddamn bullet into my brain and leave you with nothing. That's what I should do.

    The Man: Please don't talk like that.

    [both turn and look at the boy who's playing in the next room]

    Wife: You're right. There's nothing left to talk about. My heart was ripped out of me the night he was born.

    The Man: We have to. We will survive this. We are not gonna quit. We're not gonna quit.

    Wife: I don't want to just survive. Don't you get it? I don't wanna. Why won't you let me take him with me?

    [Man reaches for the pistol, but she grabs it]

    Wife: Don't touch it. I would take him with me if it weren't for you. You know that.

    The Man: Listen to yourself. You sound... crazy.

    Wife: [Wife pushes the pistol back across table to him] Other families are doing it.

  • The Man: All I know is that the boy was my charge. And if he was not the word of God. Then God never spoke.

  • The Man: Listen, we have to talk. That man back there... There's not many good guys left, that's all. We have to watch out for the bad guys. We have to just... keep carrying the fire.

    The Boy: What fire?

    The Man: The fire inside you.

    The Boy: Are we still the good guys?

    The Man: Yes, we're still the good guys. Of course we are.

    The Boy: And we always will be? No matter what happens?

    The Man: Always will.

  • The Boy: [they just ate two crickets after narrowly escaping from the cannibal house where people are locked in the basement until ready to be eaten] We would never eat anybody, would we?

    The Man: No, of course not.

    The Boy: No matter how hungry we were?

    The Man: Uh nuh.

    The Boy: Even if we were starving?

    The Man: We're starving now.

    The Boy: Because we're the good guys.

    The Man: Yes.

    The Boy: And we're carrying the fire.

    The Man: [with a very proud smile] Yes.

  • The Man: How would you know that, that you were the last man alive?

    Old Man: Well, I don't guess you'd know it. You'd just be it.

    The Man: Maybe God would know.

    Old Man: God wouldn't know what... God wouldn't know what he knows. If there is a God up there, he would have turned his back on us by now. And whoever made humanity will find no humanity here. No, sir. No, sir. So beware. Beware.

    The Man: Do you ever wish you would die?

    Old Man: No. It's foolish to ask for luxuries in times like these.

  • The Man: The clocks stopped at one seventeen. There was a long shear of bright light, then a series of low concussions. I think it's October but I can't be sure. I haven't kept a calender for years. Each day is more gray than the one before. It is cold and growing colder as the world slowly dies. No animals have survived, and all the crops are long gone. Someday all the trees in the world will fall. The roads are peopled by refugees towing carts, and gangs carrying weapons, looking for fuel and food.

    The Man: Within a year there were fires on the ridges and deranged chanting. There has been cannibalism. Cannibalism is the great fear. Mostly I worry about food, always food. Food and the cold and our shoes. Sometimes I tell the boy old stories of courage and justice, difficult as they are to remember. All I know is the child is my warrant, and if he is not the word of God, then God never spoke.

  • [from trailer]

    The Man: [to the boy] I will kill anyone who touches you. Because that's my job.

  • The Gang Member: You ain't gonna shoot that thing. You ain't got but two shells. Maybe one. And they'll hear the shot.

    The Man: Maybe. But you won't. Because that bullet will be through your head and in your brain before you can hear it. To hear it, you'll need a frontal lobe, and things with names like "colliculus" and "temporal gyrus". And you won't have 'em anymore, because they'll just be soup.

    The Gang Member: You a doctor?

    The Man: I'm not anything.

  • The Man: You think I won't kill you? You're wrong.

    The Gang Member: You know what I think? I think you're chicken-shit. You never killed a man in your life.

  • The Man: You look at him again, I'll shoot you in the head.

    The Gang Member: That boy looks hungry. Why don't ya'll come on to the truck? Get you somethin' to eat. Ain't no need to be such a hard-ass.

    The Man: [pauses, shakes his head] You don't have anything to eat.

  • Old Man: I knew this was coming; this or something like it. There were warnings. Some people thought it was a con. I always believed in it.

    The Man: Did you try to get ready for it?

    Old Man: What would you do? Even if you knew what to do, you wouldn't know what to do. But supposing


    Old Man: you were the last man alive?

    The Man: How would you now that, that you were the last man alive?

    Old Man: Well, I don't guess you'd know it. You'd just *be* it.

    The Man: Maybe God would know.

    Old Man: God would know what... God wouldn't know what he knows. If there is a God up there, he would have turned his back on us by now. And whoever made humanity will find no humanity here.

  • Old Man: Yeah, some people thought it was a con. I always believed in it.

    The Man: Did you try to get ready for it?

    Old Man: What would you do? Even if you knew what to do, you wouldn't know what to do.

  • The Man: Do you wish you would die?

    Old Man: No. Its foolish to ask for luxuries in times like these.

  • [from trailer]

    The Man: You have to keep carrying the fire.

    The Boy: What fire?

    The Man: The fire inside you.

  • [first lines]

    Wife: What's happening? Why are you taking a bath?

    The Man: I'm not.

  • [from trailer]

    The Man: Everything depends on reaching the coast. I told you I would do whatever it takes.

    Wife: Like what? Like what?

  • The Man: [gleefully to boy] What do you want for breakfast?

  • The Man: The roads are peopled by gangs, looking for food.

  • [from trailer]

    The Boy: Are we gonna die?

    The Man: We are not gonna quit. We are gonna survive this.

  • The Boy: How many people do you think are still alive?

    The Man: In the world? Not very many.

  • The Woman: With every step we kill at least one ant.

    The Man: You have to choose. If you want to see your Perfect Man, you have to be an Ant murderer.I f you stop you became victim.

  • The Man: I followed you because I thought you were after truth. I despise one who has found the truth. He, who has found the truth turns into a fascist.

  • The Man: I killed myself the other day. I killed myself and buried my body underneath the floor boards. I don't really remember where. I don't want to remember.

  • Woman: You're disrupting my whole life.

    The Man: All I am is good for you.

  • The Man: Something that's good can still have a little bit of bad in it, and something that's bad still has a little bit of good.

  • The Man: Want some coffee?

    Mitchell: Sure.

    The Man: I'm her husband. I'm Ginny's husband. I was a soldier. I conked out. You're wondering about this setup, aren't you? Well, ask her. She was a tramp when I married her. I didn't know it at first, but I knew it before we were married. That's one of the reasons I enlisted - to get away from her. I couldn't wait to get out, to get back to her. And when I did, she didn't want me. Funny, isn't it? I still want her, I still love her... You know what I just told you? That's a lie. I'm not her husband. I met her the same as you did, at the joint. Can't keep away from her. I want to marry her. She won't have me... You believe that? Well, it's a lie, too. I don't love her, and I don't want to marry her... Hey, you suppose I could be a soldier? Make some dough by the next war?

    Mitchell: Why not?

    The Man: Why not? Because I don't want to. What do I wanna be a soldier for? I'm too restless. I don't know what I wanna do. Wait for her if you want to. I'm gonna take a nap.

  • The Man: Why are you helping me?

    Kathy Bostock: Because we love you.

  • Kathy Bostock: Who is it?

    The Man: [Dejected that he's been discovered] Jeee-sus Christ!

  • Kathy Bostock: [to Blake through barn window] Please, you must hurry! You must! Will we see you again? Will we see you?

    The Man: [after a pause] You bet!

    Kathy Bostock: What did you say? I didn't hear.

    The Man: [With resignation] I said, 'Yeah.' You'll hear about me again.

    Kathy Bostock: [Desparately] Do you promise? Promise?

    Superintendent Teesdale: [to Kathy] Come on, love. Out of it.

    The Man: [after a pause] Yeah, I promise.

  • The man: We hope to depend nearer. But the result is exactly the opposite.

  • The man: The man looks robust and flexible. Having the endless energy, but in fact the mother behind them is twice stronger. Woman is weak, this be a terrible lie. This is a trap.

  • The man: Man can't create the life, they can accept it only.

    The woman: But man can bring death.

  • The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!

  • [first lines]

    Title Card: In the years after World War II, many people in Eastern Europe were sent to forced labor camps for disagreeing with their new governments. Because of this, families were torn apart. Life in these camps was very harsh, and escape was not an option. And yet, for one boy named David, it was his only hope...

    The Man: Are you listening to me? You must escape from here tonight. It's your only chance to stay alive. If you follow my instructions and make it out of the camp. Travel when it's dark to free Bulgaria so you won't be seen. They'll be everywhere waiting to arrest you. And unless you're very careful, you'll be caught. If you make it across the border, you must get the envelope to Denmark. First, head south to Selonika, and hide in a ship that's going to Italy. When you arrive there, travel north as far as you can. Your journey will be long and it may be impossible, but you must get this envelope to the authorities in Denmark. You must not open it. If anyone sees its contents before you get there you'll end up back here. Do you understand?

    The Man: I know you've lived in this camp your entire life, but there is a world outside it. However, it's a very dangerous world. Trust no one.

  • The Man: You can't kill a man who's already dead.

  • The Man: No, i-i'm telling you the truth. I am honestly one of the good ones. Look, i'm waiting for my friends at the bar. Ask them! I would never in a million years just go home with someone i just met, who invited me to their house. If i told them that... and for whiskey? They would laugh in my face!

  • [repeated line]

    The 'Man': Mind the doors!

  • The Man: Forget your past. It's over.

  • Ben Singer: Thoughts are things, are you one of those things? Is that why you're in my dreams?

    The Man: It's all about expectations: she never told you to back off.

    Ben Singer: That's pretty obvious.

    The Man: How much of your life is your fault, And how much is the world's. That is your big question. You have no career, you've been fired from your job, your own daughter won't speak to you. Bottom line, you can't even earn a living.

    Ben Singer: That's what it's all about for you, isn't it? Money.

    The Man: Let's leave money out of the equation, what would you like it to be all about?

  • [the film's only line of dialogue]

    The Doctor: [whispering] Bon... jour...

    The Man: [whispering] Bon... jour...

  • The Man: [offering a shirt] Please put this on. I'm having trouble following the conversation.

  • She: How can you do it?

    The Man: Do what?

    She: Eat dead pig? It's wasting of resources, cruel in the extreme, and it's symptomatic of an immature and ego-centric society.

    The Man: That's a lot of big words.

    She: Oh. In small words, it means you're a barbarian.

  • The Man: The stars are moving!

    She: The stars are not moving. That's your Earth turning.

  • The Man: Are there any, like, boundaries on our relationship?

    She: How do you mean, boundaries?

    The Man: Well, boundaries, ya know? Like, for example, physical boundaries. If I've known your five minutes, or a week - my watch behaving strangely. But, I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Say what you mean in a way.

    She: What do you mean?

    The Man: Well... you know...

    She: If that's your idea of saying what you mean, it's no wonder this place is in such a mess.

  • The Man: If we weren't going to bring children into the world, there'd be no point saving it.

    She: There's no point bringing children into the world until we've saved it.

  • She: I feel the need to have a relationship. We're together anyway, so it makes sense to also have a relationship.

    The Man: We hardly know each other.

    She: Oh, it's quite easy, really. We'll treat each other with respect and kindness, and have a relationship.

    The Man: Just like that, ay?

    She: Is that so hard?

    The Man: No. Suits me fine.

    She: Some simple rules need to be followed. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Don't get offended by anything I say or do, no matter how hard that might be for you, until after we've agreed to terminate the relationship. Don't bottle-up your feelings. Agree to disagree. Respect the other's point of view. That's the one that's going to be hardest for me...

  • She: You're going to have to help me get off.

    The Man: Me? Off where?

    She: Here. Off here. Off Earth.

    The Man: Oh, you mean, this "vile" planet?

    She: Yes.

    The Man: Looks OK to me.

    She: That's because you're like a frog.

    The Man: Oh, I see.

    She: You don't see at all. Have you ever cooked a live frog?

    The Man: Why would I want to do that?

    She: You might learn something.


    She: When you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump straight back out to save itself. But if you put a frog into a pot of cold water and heat it slowly it will swim around quite happily until the water gets too hot and kills it.

    The Man: So?

    She: Are you representative of the level of intelligence here or are you particularly stupid?

    The Man: Oh, about average I'd say.

    She: This place is worse than I thought.


    She: What happens to the second frog is what is happening to you here, right this minute. And I want to get off before the water boils.

  • The Man: One in 11 million versus 1 in 5000. I would fly.

  • The Man: Introspection is good. That's were the truth exists.

    Paul: What about you?

    The Man: Me? I made some mistakes, and danced with the Devil. Have you?

    Paul: I don't believe in the Devil, and I sure as hell don't dance.

  • Paul: Who the fuck are you?

    The Man: I'm the son of God. Who the fuck are you?

  • The Man: What you did that night changed the course of multiple lives. It caused some far-reaching devastation. Mortal facts transgressed against divine law.

  • [last lines]

    The Man: You're free to go.

    Paul: Go where?

    The Man: Somewhere better than here.

    [walking away]

    Paul: Hey, I don't understand.

    The Man: You made the right choice.

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