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  • Hogarth Hughes: It's bad to kill. Guns kill. And you don't have to be a gun. You are who you choose to be. You choose. Choose.


  • Kent Mansley: You think this metal man is fun, but who built it? The Russians? The Chinese? The Martians.....Canadians? I don't care! All I know is we didn't build it, and that's reason enough to assume the worst, and blow it to kingdom come!


  • The Iron Giant: Souls...don't...die.


  • The Iron Giant: Souls...don't...die.


  • Marve Loach: What department is that again?
    Kent Mansley: Frankly, I'm not at liberty to divulge the particulars of the agency I work for, and all that that implies.
    Marve Loach: You mean, national security?
    Kent Mansley: Let me put it this way. Every so often things happen that can't be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.


  • Hogarth Hughes: You are who you choose to be.
    The Iron Giant: Superman...


  • Hogarth Hughes: You go, I stay. No following!


  • Kent Mansley: You want evidence? I'll show you evidence!
    Shannon Rogard: ...thats nice Kent [hangs up phone].
    Kent Mansley: ...and when I do, I'm gonna want a MEMO distributed; and I'm gonna want that memo CARBON-COPIED!!


  • Kent Mansley: Here you go kid [places hat on Hogarth]....pretend your a gangster!!


  • Kent Mansley: Kent Mansley....I work for the government.


  • The Iron Giant: Souls Don't Die.
    The Iron Giant: Souls don't die.


  • Hogarth Hughes: You are who you choose to be.
    The Iron Giant: Superman.


  • Hogarth Hughes: I go, you stay. No following.


  • The Iron Giant: Hogarth: Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us
    Hogarth Hughes: Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us


  • The Iron Giant: I am not a gun.


  • Train Engineer #1: Hey!
    Dean McCoppen: ....Yeh..
    Dean McCoppen: Yeh..
    Train Engineer #1: Your right in the middle of the....
    Dean McCoppen: YEH?
    Train Engineer #1: ......alright
    Train Engineer #1: ...alright


  • Hogarth Hughes: You are who you choose to be.
    The Iron Giant: Superman
    The Iron Giant: Superman.


  • Hogarth Hughes: You are who you choose to be.


  • Hogarth Hughes: Hogarth:[...]It's bad to kill. But it's not bad to die. Giant: I die? Hogarth: I don't know, you're made of metal, but you have feelings...and that means you have a soul, and souls don't die...Mom's says it's something inside of all good things and that it goes on forever and ever..
    Hogarth Hughes: I don't know, you're made of metal, but you have feelings...and that means you have a soul, and souls don't die...Mom's says it's something inside of all good things and that it goes on forever and ever..


  • Kent Mansley: Hogarth? That's an embarrassing name. They might as well have called him Zeppo or something


  • Hogarth Hughes: So we can't call Ripley's Believe it or Not, because... they wouldn't believe it.


  • Annie Hughes: Would you say grace, please?
    Hogarth Hughes: [Hogarth sees the Giant's hand in the kitchen] Oh my God... Um, uh... oh, my God! We... thank you for the... er, food that mom has put in front of us and *stop!*... uh, the Devil... from doing bad things? And er, get out of here!... Uh, Satan? Go! Go so... that we may live in peace. Amen.
    Annie Hughes: Amen. That was... hmm, really unusual, Hogarth.


  • Hogarth Hughes: You are who you choose to be.


  • The Iron Giant: The Iron Giant: You stay. I go. No following.
    The Iron Giant: Hogarth, you stay. I go. No following.


  • Dean McCoppen: You came here just in time. This rich cat, some industrialist wanted him for the lobby of his company. Whipped out his checkbook right on the spot. I said, "You get him for the rest of your life, but, what, I have to give him up the minute I give birth? Give me time to cut the umbilical, man."


  • Kent Mansley: The biggest thing in this town is probably the homecoming queen.


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