Verbal Quotes in The Usual Suspects (1995)


Verbal Quotes:

  • [last lines]

    Verbal: After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

  • Verbal: Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.

  • Dave Kujan: Do you believe in him, Verbal?

    Verbal: Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

  • Verbal: How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?

  • Verbal: A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself.

  • Hockney: What about it, pretzel man? What's your story?

    Keaton: His name's Verbal. Verbal Kint.

    McManus: Verbal?

    Keaton: Yeah.

    Verbal: 'Roger', really. People say I talk too much.

    Hockney: Yeah, I was just gonna tell you to shut up.

  • [about Keyser Soze]

    Verbal: Then he showed those men of will what will really was.

  • Verbal: What the cops never figured out, and what I know now, was that these men would never break, never lie down, never bend over for anybody. Anybody.

  • Verbal: Who is Keyser Soze?

  • Verbal: It was Keyser Soze, Agent Kujan. I mean the Devil himself. How do you shoot the Devil in the back? What if you miss?

  • Verbal: Back when I was picking beans in Guatemala, we used to make fresh coffee, right off the trees I mean. That was good. This is shit but, hey, I'm in a police station.

  • Verbal: Where's your head, Agent Kujan? Where do you think the pressure's coming from? Keyser Soze - or whatever you want to call him - he knows where I am right now. He's got the front burner under your ass to let me go so he can scoop me up ten minutes later. Immunity was just a deal with you assholes. I got a whole new problem when I post bail.

    Dave Kujan: So why play into his hands? We can protect you.

    Verbal: Oh, gee, thanks, Dave. Bang-up job so far. Extortion, coercion. You'll pardon me if I ask you to kiss my pucker. The same fuckers that rounded us up and sank us into this mess are gonna bail me out? Fuck you. You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything, it will be to get rid of me. After that... my guess is you'll never hear from him again.

  • Verbal: He lets the last Hungarian go. He waits until his wife and kids are in the ground and then he goes after the rest of the mob. He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money. And like that he was gone. Underground. Nobody has ever seen him since. He becomes a myth, a spook story that criminals tell their kids at night. "Rat on your pop, and Keyser Soze will get you." And no-one ever really believes.

  • Verbal: [last line of the film] And like that... he's gone.

  • Verbal: Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

  • Dave Kujan: You know a dealer named Ruby Deamer, Verbal?

    Verbal: You know a religious guy named John Paul?

    Dave Kujan: You know Ruby's in Attica?

    Verbal: He didn't have my lawyer.

  • Verbal: [to Kujan] If I told you the Loch Ness monster hired me to hit the harbor, what would you say?

  • Verbal: [Emotionally as he leaves Kajun and the office] Fuckin' cops!

  • Verbal: To a cop the explanation is never that complicated. It's always simple. There's no mystery to the street, no arch criminal behind it all. If you got a dead body and you think his brother did it, you're gonna find out you're right.

  • Dave Kujan: Keaton was Keyser Söze!

    Verbal: Noo!

    Dave Kujan: The kind of man who can wrangle the wills of men like Hawkney and McManus. The kind of man who could engineer a police line-up, for all these years of contacts in NYPD. The kind of man who could kill Edie Finneran. *3 Seconds of silence* She was found yesterday in a hotel in Pennsylvania, shot twice in the head.

  • Verbal: [referring to Rabin] That guy is tense. Tension is a killer. I used to be in a barbershop quartet in Skokie, Illinois. The baritone was this guy named Kip Diskin, big fat guy, I mean, like, orca fat. He was so stressed in the morning...

    Dave Kujan: Verbal, you know we're trying to help you.

    Verbal: Sure, and I appreciate that. And I wanna help you, Agent Kujan. I like cops. I would've liked to have been a fed myself, but my CP...

    Dave Kujan: Verbal, you're not telling us everything. I know you know something.

    Verbal: I told the DA everything I know.

    Dave Kujan: Verbal, I know you like Keaton. I know you think he's a good man.

    Verbal: I know he was good.

    Dave Kujan: He was a corrupt cop.

    Verbal: Sure, 15 years ago, but he was a good thief. Anyway, the cops wouldn't let him go legit.

    Dave Kujan: Dean Keaton was a piece of shit.

    Verbal: Are you trying to get a rise out of me, Agent Kujan?

    Dave Kujan: I just wanna hear your story.

    Verbal: It's all there. May I have a cigarette?

  • Jack Baer, FBI: They tell me you got the cripple from New York in there. He mention Keyser Soze?

    Dave Kujan: Who?

    Jack Baer, FBI: Bear with me here...

    Dave Kujan: [Kujan bursts into Rabin's office] Who's Keyser Soze?

    Verbal: Ohhh, fuck!

  • Verbal: It didn't make sense that I'd be there. I mean, these guys were hard-core hijackers, but there I was. At that point I wasn't scared, I knew I hadn't done anything they could do me for. Besides, it was fun. I got to make like I was notorious.

  • Verbal: McManus came to us with the job, Fenster got the vans, Hockney supplied the hardware, I came through with how to do it so no one got killed, but Keaton... Keaton put on the finishing touch. A little 'fuck you' from the five of us to the NYPD.

  • [after being punched in the stomach by Keaton]

    Verbal: I'll probably shit blood tonight.

  • Verbal: The DA gave me immunity.

    Dave Kujan: Not from me. You get no immunity from me, you piece of shit. Every criminal I have put in prison, every cop that owes me a favor, every creep and scumbag that walks the streets for a living will know the name of Verbal Kint. Now you talk to me, or that precious immunity they seem so fit to grant you won't be worth the paper the contract put out on your life is printed on.

  • Verbal: I came clean; I told it like it happened on the boat. So what if I left out how I got there. It was so full of holes the DA would have told me to blow amnesty up my ass. So you got what you wanted out of me, so big fucking deal.

    Dave Kujan: So that's why you never told the DA.

    Verbal: You tell me, Agent Kujan, if I told you the Loch Ness Monster hired me to hit the harbor, what would you say?

    Dave Kujan: Turn state's evidence; we'll put you on the stand. We'll hear it out.

    Verbal: I've got immunity now, what could you possibly offer me?

  • Verbal: I just can't believe we're going to walk into certain death.

  • Verbal: Can I get some coffee?

    Dave Kujan: In a while. Let's talk about the lineup.

    Verbal: I'm really thirsty. I used to dehydrate as a kid. One time it got so bad my piss came out like snot. I'm not kidding, it was all thick and gooey.

  • Verbal: I did see Keaton get shot, I swear to you.

  • Verbal: Big fat guy, I mean like orca fat.

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