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  • Lester Siegel: History starts out as farce and ends up as tragedy
    Lester Siegel: History starts out as farce and ends up as tragedy.

  • Jack O'Donnell: We're a spy agency!! Find him!!!!
    Jack O'Donnell: We're a spy agency! Find him!

  • Lester Siegel: If I'm doing a fake movie, it's gonna be a fake hit.

  • John Chambers: We did it!

  • Lester Siegel: There are suicide missions with better odds than this.

  • Lester Siegel: We did it!

  • Lester Siegel: We're gonna be in the movie call my agents.

  • Hollywood Reporter: What does Argo mean?
    Lester Siegel: I don't know.
    Hollywood Reporter: Well you have to know a little bit about what it means.
    Lester Siegel: You want to know what it means? Argo fuck yourself!

  • John Chambers: How about the horses of Achilles?
    Lester Siegel: No good. Nobody does Westerns anymore.
    John Chambers: It's ancient Troy.
    Lester Siegel: If it got horses in it, it's a Western.

  • Lester Siegel: Argo Fuck Yourself
    John Chambers: Argo Fuck Yourself
    Tony Mendez: Argo Fuck Yourself

  • Jack O'Donnell: This is the best bad plan we have, sir.

  • Jack O'Donnell: This is the best bad plan we have, sir.

  • Jack O'Donnell: Brace yourself; it's like talking to those two old fucks from The Muppets.
    Jack O'Donnell: Brace yourself, it's like talking to those two old fucks from The Muppets.

  • Lester Siegel: If I'm going to make a fake movies, it's going to be a fake hit.

  • John Chambers: You need somebody who's a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. With credits. Who you can trust with classified information. Who will produce a fake movie. For free.

  • Lester Siegel: Argo fuck yourself.

  • Lester Siegel: if i'm gonna make a fake movie, it's gonna be a fake hit!

  • Jack O'Donnell: Carter is shitting bricks big enough to build the piramids
    Jack O'Donnell: Carter is shitting bricks big enough to build the pyramids.

  • Tony Mendez: Worst place you can think of.
    John Chambers: Universal Studio.

  • Tony Mendez: You really know Warren Beatty?
    John Chambers: Yes, I do. I took a leak next to him at a Golden Globes party once.

  • Tony Mendez: You really know Warren Beatty?
    John Chambers: Yes, I do. I took a leak next to him at a Golden Globes party once.

  • Tony Mendez: I need another week, Jack.
    Jack O'Donnell: You don't have it.

  • Lester Siegel: We're gonna need a script.

  • Jack O'Donnell: Brace yourself; it's like talking to those two old fucks from The Muppets.

  • Jack O'Donnell: Carter said you were a great American.
    Tony Mendez: A great American what?
    Jack O'Donnell: He didn't say.

  • Tony Mendez: We are responsible for these people.
    Jack O'Donnell: What we are is required to follow orders.

  • Lester Siegel: Bad news, bad news. Even when it's good news, it's bad news. John Wayne in the ground 6 months and this is what is left of America.

  • John Chambers: Look, if you're going to do this, you're going to do this... You can't build cover stories around a movie that doesn't exist. You need a script, you need a producer.

  • Lester Siegel: You're worried about the Ayatollah? Try the WGA.

  • Jack O'Donnell: If we wanted applause, we would have joined the circus.

  • Tony Mendez: This is the best bad plan we have.

  • John Chambers: You need someone you can trust. Someone you can share classified information with. Maybe with someone who's helping you make a fake movie. For free.

  • Jack O'Donnell: The whole country is watching you, they just don't know it
    Jack O'Donnell: [to Tony Mendez] The whole country is watching you, they just don't know it...

  • Jack O'Donnell: We are a fucking spy agency now find him
    Jack O'Donnell: We're a fucking intelligence agency!

  • John Chambers: "John Wayne's in the ground for 6 months and this is what's left of America"
    John Chambers: John Wayne's in the ground for 6 months and this is what's left of America.

  • John Chambers: Target audience will hate it.
    Tony Mendez: Who's the target audience?
    John Chambers: People with eyes.

  • Jack O'Donnell: Brace yourself, it's like talking to those two old fucks on the Muppets.

  • Tony Mendez: Or we can just send training wheels and meet them at the border with Gatorade.

  • John Chambers: How about 'The Horses of Achilles'?
    Lester Siegel: No good. Nobody does Westerns anymore.
    John Chambers: It's ancient Troy.
    Lester Siegel: If it's got horses in it, it's a Western.

  • Tony Mendez: Tony Mendez: "Or you could just send in training wheels and meet them at the border with Gatorade."
    Tony Mendez: Or you could just send in training wheels and meet them at the border with Gatorade.

  • Tony Mendez: What's your middle name? What's your middle name? What's your middle name? Shoot him, he's an American spy!

  • Mark Lijek: Is that your real name?
    Tony Mendez: No.

  • Lester Siegel: Argo fuck yourself!

  • Jack O'Donnell: You have revolutionary guards going door to door if this people die they die badly
    Jack O'Donnell: They've got revolutionary guards going door to door. These people die, they die badly.

  • Jack O'Donnell: This is the best bad idea we have sir...

  • John Chambers: So you want to come to Hollywood and and act like a big shot without actually doing anything?
    Tony Mendez: Yeah.
    John Chambers: You'll fit right in.

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