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  • Seth Brundle: I want to be the first insect politician.


  • Seth Brundle: You're a fucking drag, y'know that?


  • Veronica Quaife: Be afraid. Be very afraid.


  • Veronica Quaife: What does the disease want?
    Seth Brundle: It wants to turn me into something else. I think I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?


  • Seth Brundle: Human teleportation, molecular decimation, breakdown, reformation, is inherently purging. It makes a man a king.


  • 2nd Man in Bar: Better watch out, he eats chocolate bars.
    Marky: Yeah, so I noticed.


  • Seth Brundle: I am an insect who dreamt he was a man
    Seth Brundle: I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it.


  • Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - You're afraid to dive into the plasma pool, aren't you? You're afraid to be destroyed and recreated, aren't you? I'll bet you think that you woke me up about the flesh, don't you? But you only know society's straight line about the flesh. You can't penetrate beyond society's sick, gray, fear of the flesh. Drink deep, or taste not, the plasma spring! You see what I'm saying? And I'm not just talking about sex and penetration. I'm talking about penetration beyond the veil of the flesh! A deep penetrating dive into the plasma pool!


  • Veronica Quaife: Designer phone booths...Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.
    Veronica Quaife: Designer phone booths. Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.


  • Veronica Quaife: Five sets of exactly the same clothes?
    Seth Brundle: Learned it from Einstein. This way I don't have to expend any thought on what to wear. I grab the next set on the rack.


  • Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - Don't go back to it.


  • Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - I will say now, however objectively, that human teleportation, molecular decimation, breakdown, reformation, is inherently purging.


  • Seth Brundle: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, perhaps she'll die.


  • Veronica Quaife: (to Stathis) - You're a petty schmuck!


  • Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - You were right. I am diseased, and uh...it might be contagious somehow. I wouldn't want to infect you.
    Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - You were right. I am diseased, and uh, it might be contagious somehow. I wouldn't want to infect you.


  • Tawny: (after Seth teleports) - Wow! Are you some sort of magician?


  • Stathis Borans: If you plan to make anything disappear, please let me know - I've got an assistant editor who has outlived his usefulness.
    Stathis Borans: If you plan to make anything disappear, please let me know. I've got an assistant editor who has outlived his usefulness.


  • Seth Brundle: (his last words before his final transformation) - We'll be the ultimate family. A family of three joined together in one body. More human than I am alone.


  • Veronica Quaife: No I can't...no I can't!
    Veronica Quaife: No I can't. No I can't!


  • Seth Brundle: (to himself) - Oh, no. What's happening to me? Am I dying?


  • 2nd Man in Bar: [Seth Brundle is about to arm wrestle Marky] - Better watch out, he eats chocolate bars.
    Marky: Yeah, so I noticed.


  • Seth Brundle: (after teleporting for the first time) - Now, you tell me. Am I different somehow? Is it live or is it Memorex?


  • Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - Help me. Please...Help me!
    Seth Brundle: (to Veronica) - Help me. Please. Help me!


  • Stathis Borans: (to Veronica) - It could be contagious. It could turn into an epidemic.


  • Tawny: Are you a body builder, or something?
    Seth Brundle: Yeah, I build bodies. I take them apart, and put them back together again.


  • Veronica Quaife: If you SAW him, Stathis, if you saw how scared and angry and desperate he is...
    Stathis Borans: I'm sure Typhoid Mary was a very nice person too when you saw her socially.


  • Seth Brundle: My teeth have begun to fall out. The medicine cabinet is now the Brundle Museum of Natural History. You wanna see what else is in it?


  • Seth Brundle: What am I working on? Uhh...I'm working on something that will change the world and human life as we know it.
    Seth Brundle: What am I working on? Uhh, I'm working on something that will change the world and human life as we know it.


  • Tawny: There's no elevator, I can't make it.
    Seth Brundle: No, there's an elevator (picks her up in his arms) ...There, don't you feel elevated?
    Seth Brundle: No, there's an elevator (picks her up in his arms) There, don't you feel elevated?


  • Veronica Quaife: (to Seth after her stocking disintegrates in the telepod) - Great; the world's largest microwave oven! I'm glad I didn't give you my Rolex, if I had a Rolex.


  • Seth Brundle: We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on...Right now.
    Seth Brundle: We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on. Right now.
    Veronica Quaife: Hey, wait. Don't give me that born-again teleportation. I'm scared. What do I have to say? I'm not gonna do it!
    Seth Brundle: (pissed off) - You're a fu*king drag, you know that?!


  • Veronica Quaife: Are you sick?
    Seth Brundle: Huh? Oh...sure.
    Seth Brundle: Huh? Oh, sure.
    Veronica Quaife: You're not a very accomplished drunk.
    Seth Brundle: No, no I'm always like this it's um...motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh...puked on my tricycle...I hate vehicles.
    Seth Brundle: No, no I'm always like this it's um, motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh, puked on my tricycle. I hate vehicles.


  • Veronica Quaife: (to Seth) - Something went wrong, Seth. When you went through, something went wrong.


  • Seth Brundle: I've come here to say one magic word to you.
    Veronica Quaife: Yeah?
    Seth Brundle: Cheeseburger.


  • Veronica Quaife: I'm pregnant.
    Stathis Borans: Oh, no...Oh, no!
    Veronica Quaife: I'm pregnant with Seth's baby.


  • Veronica Quaife: Don't you get it? I am finally onto something that's big. Huge!
    Stathis Borans: What? ...His co*k?
    Stathis Borans: What? His co*k?


  • Tawny: I'm afraid.
    Seth Brundle: Don't be afraid.
    Veronica Quaife: No. Be afraid...Be very afraid.
    Veronica Quaife: No. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


  • Seth Brundle: I was not pure. The teleporter insists on inner pure. I was not pure.
    Veronica Quaife: I don't know what you mean.
    Seth Brundle: A fly...got into the...transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer...got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to...uhh...splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.
    Seth Brundle: A fly got into the transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to, uhh, splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.


  • Seth Brundle: I think you're making a mistake. I think you really want to talk to me.
    Veronica Quaife: Sorry, I have three other interviews to do before this party's over.
    Seth Brundle: Yeah, but they're not working on something that'll change the world as we know it.
    Veronica Quaife: They say they are.
    Seth Brundle: Yeah, but they're lying. I'm not.


  • Veronica Quaife: (to Seth after he fills his coffee with sugar) - Do you normally take coffee with your sugar?


  • Veronica Quaife: You need help. You must be sick.
    Seth Brundle: YOU'RE JEALOUS! I've become free and you can't stand it. You'll do anything to bring me down. Does this look like a sick man to you? [starts punching the wall apart]
    Veronica Quaife: No, stop it!


  • Seth Brundle: (cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this...teleported half.
    Seth Brundle: (cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this teleported half.
    Veronica Quaife: Oh, are you serious? A monkey just came apart in there.
    Seth Brundle: Baboon...Eat.
    Seth Brundle: Baboon. Eat.
    Veronica Quaife: Oh...Oh, oh, tastes funny.
    Veronica Quaife: Oh. Oh, oh, tastes funny.
    Seth Brundle: Funny? How?
    Veronica Quaife: It tastes um...synthetic.
    Veronica Quaife: It tastes um, synthetic.
    Seth Brundle: Mmm-hmm.
    Veronica Quaife: So, what have we proved?
    Seth Brundle: The computer is giving us its interpretation...of a steak. It's, uh translating it for us; it's rethinking it, rather than reproducing it, and something is getting lost in the translation.
    Veronica Quaife: Me...I'm lost.
    Veronica Quaife: Me. I'm lost.
    Seth Brundle: The flesh. It should make the computer, uh crazy. Like those old ladies pinching babies. But it doesn't; not yet because I haven't taught the computer to be made crazy by the...flesh; the poetry of the steak. So, I'm gonna start teaching it now.


  • Seth Brundle: I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, "Build me a laser", this. "Design me a molecular analyzer", that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...
    Seth Brundle: I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, 'Build me a laser', this. 'Design me a molecular analyzer', that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...
    Veronica Quaife: Wow! ...And, uh, the money? ...Bartok Science Industries Financed this?
    Veronica Quaife: Wow! And, uh, the money? Bartok Science Industries financed this?
    Seth Brundle: Hmm-mmm...But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.
    Seth Brundle: Hmm-mmm. But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.


  • Seth Brundle: It's not ready yet.
    Veronica Quaife: It seems to work okay...
    Veronica Quaife: It seems to work okay.
    Seth Brundle: No, something important is missing.
    Veronica Quaife: Yeah?
    Seth Brundle: Yeah.
    Veronica Quaife: Which is?
    Seth Brundle: I can only teleport inanimate objects.
    Veronica Quaife: Well, what happens when you try to teleport living things?
    Seth Brundle: Not while we're eating.
    Veronica Quaife: (pointing on her cheeseburger) - It can't be worse than this.


  • Seth Brundle: You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very...brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first...insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but...I'm afraid, uh...
    Seth Brundle: You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but I'm afraid, uh...
    Veronica Quaife: I don't know what you're trying to say.
    Seth Brundle: I'm saying...I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over...and the insect is awake.
    Seth Brundle: I'm saying. I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over, and the insect is awake.
    Veronica Quaife: No. no, Seth...
    Veronica Quaife: No. no, Seth.
    Seth Brundle: I'm saying...I'll hurt you if you stay.
    Seth Brundle: I'm saying, I'll hurt you if you stay.


  • Veronica Quaife: We've gotta do this, Seth. Talk to the tape. Get in the habit. The world will want to know what you're thinking.
    Seth Brundle: FU*K is what I'm thinking!!!
    Seth Brundle: FU*K is what I'm thinking!
    Veronica Quaife: Good...The world will want to know that...What else? Why didn't it work?
    Veronica Quaife: Good. The world will want to know that. What else? Why didn't it work?
    Seth Brundle: I think it turned the baboon inside-out.
    Veronica Quaife: Why?
    Seth Brundle: It can't cope with the flesh. It only seems to work on inanimate objects; nothing that's living.
    Seth Brundle: Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them...I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn...I don't wanna talk now.
    Seth Brundle: Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them. I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn. I don't wanna talk now.


  • Veronica Quaife: You're changing Seth. Everything about you is changing. You look bad. You smell bad.
    Seth Brundle: I've never been much of a bather.
    Veronica Quaife: Those...weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.
    Veronica Quaife: Those weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.
    Seth Brundle: The hairs? ...The hairs? Oh...Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.
    Seth Brundle: The hairs? The hairs? Oh. Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.
    Veronica Quaife: Not as strange as the results. The guy at the lab had trouble identifying them. He finally came to the conclusion, that they were definitely not human.
    Seth Brundle: Oh...very good.
    Seth Brundle: Oh, very good.
    Veronica Quaife: Not human, Seth...In fact...very insect-like hairs.
    Veronica Quaife: Not human, Seth. In fact, very insect-like hairs.


  • Seth Brundle: How does Brundlefly eat? Well, he found out the hard and painful way that he eats very much the way a fly eats. His teeth are now useless, because although he can chew up solid food, he can't digest them. Solid food hurts. So like a fly, Brundlefly breaks down solids with a corrosive enzyme, playfully called "vomit drop". He regurgitates on his food, it liquefies, and then he sucks it back up. Ready for a demonstration, kids? Here goes...
    Seth Brundle: How does Brundlefly eat? Well, he found out the hard and painful way that he eats very much the way a fly eats. His teeth are now useless, because although he can chew up solid food, he can't digest them. Solid food hurts. So like a fly, Brundlefly breaks down solids with a corrosive enzyme, playfully called 'vomit drop'. He regurgitates on his food, it liquefies, and then he sucks it back up. Ready for a demonstration, kids? Here goes...
    Stathis Borans: Oh my God. My God!


  • Seth Brundle: What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore...I know what the disease wants.
    Seth Brundle: What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore. I know what the disease wants.
    Veronica Quaife: What does the disease want?
    Seth Brundle: It wants to...turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.
    Seth Brundle: It wants to, turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.
    Veronica Quaife: Turned into what?
    Seth Brundle: What do you think? ...A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
    Seth Brundle: What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
    Seth Brundle: What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?


  • Dr. Cheevers: Listen, I don't mean to interfere, but I detect a certain uncertainty here. You know, there are tests we can do to determine whether or not...
    Veronica Quaife: I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become...I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.
    Veronica Quaife: I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become... I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.


  • Seth Brundle: I'm saying.... I'll hurt you if you stay.
    Seth Brundle: I'm saying... I'll hurt you if you stay.


  • Veronica Quaife: Be afraid. Be very afraid.


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