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  • Quint: It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit you're wrong.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile, you son of a bitch.


  • Chief Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat!


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile, you son of a bitch.


  • Quint: Back home we get a taxidermy man, he's gonna have a heart attack when he sees what I brung him!


  • Quint: Hooper drives the boat Chief
    Quint: Hooper drives the boat Chief.


  • Quint: [singing] Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so never more shall we see you again.
    Quint: Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so never more shall we see you again.


  • Matt Hooper: [voice imitating W. C. Fields] I don't have to take this abuse much longer!
    Matt Hooper: I don't have to take this abuse much longer!


  • Quint: Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong. [Quint enters the cabin as Hooper makes faces at him]
    Quint: Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.


  • Quint: [On radio] Your husband's all right, Mrs. Brody. He's fishing. He's just caught a couple of stripers. We'll bring 'em in for dinner. We won't be long, we haven't seen anything yet. Over and out.
    Quint: Your husband's all right, Mrs. Brody. He's fishing. He's just caught a couple of stripers. We'll bring 'em in for dinner. We won't be long, we haven't seen anything yet. Over and out.


  • Ellen Brody: Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach?


  • Matt Hooper: Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller; and it wasn't any coral reef; and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark.


  • Matt Hooper: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.


  • Quint: This shark, swallow you whole.


  • Quint: arewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
    Quint: Are well and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.


  • Chief Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile You Son Of A BITCH!!
    Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a bitch!


  • Matt Hooper: (After light on Orca goes out) He ate the light!
    Matt Hooper: He ate the light!
    Chief Martin Brody: Terrific!


  • Matt Hooper: Show me the way to go home... I'm tired and I wanna go to bed. I 'ad a little drink about an hour ago and it's got right to my 'ead. Wherever I may roam. By land or sea or phone. You can always hear me singin this song... show me the way to go home... bom bom bom


  • Ellen Brody: What am I gonna tell the kids?
    Chief Martin Brody: Tell 'em I'm going fishing.


  • Chief Martin Brody: (handing Sean to Ellen) Wanna take him home?
    Chief Martin Brody: [handing Sean to Ellen] Wanna take him home?
    Ellen Brody: Back to New York?
    Chief Martin Brody: No... home here.


  • Matt Hooper: "Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller, and it wasn't any coral reef, and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark!"
    Matt Hooper: Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller, and it wasn't any coral reef, and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark!


  • Quint: Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston, and so nevermore shall we see you again.


  • Quint: Here lies the body of Mary Lee. Died at the of age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.


  • Quint: Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women
    Quint: Here's to swimming with bow-legged women.


  • Chief Martin Brody: I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile, you son of a-


  • Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.


  • Quint: This shark, swallow you whole.


  • Quint: Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a.. (shoots the scuba tank in the shark's mouth, the tank explodes and the shark is blown to pieces, laughs manically)
    Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a.. [shoots the scuba tank in the shark's mouth, the tank explodes and the shark is blown to pieces, laughs manically]


  • Quint: (singing) Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
    Quint: [singing] Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.


  • Quint: Shit
    Quint: Shit.


  • Quint: This is the story of Mary McGee, lived to the age of 103. For 50 years she kept her virginity, not a bad record for this vicinity.
    Quint: Here lies the body of Mary Lee. Died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept here virginity. Not a bad record for this vicinity.


  • Chief Martin Brody: i used to hate the water.
    Chief Martin Brody: I used to hate the water.
    Matt Hooper: i cant imagine why.
    Matt Hooper: I cant imagine why.


  • Matt Hooper: You were on the Indianapolis?
    Chief Martin Brody: What happened?
    Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


  • Matt Hooper: YOU GOT ANY BETTER SUGGESTIONS?


  • Quint: Stop playin' with yourself Hooper.


  • Matt Hooper: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.


  • Chief Martin Brody: It's only an island if you look at it from the water.


  • Matt Hooper: They're all gonna die.


  • Matt Hooper: This was not a boat accident!


  • Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.


  • Chief Martin Brody: I can do anything I'm the chief of police.


  • Matt Hooper: Is anyone eating this?


  • Chief Martin Brody: That's some bad hat Harry.


  • Matt Hooper: Wanna Pretzel?


  • Mayor Larry Vaughn: I want these paint happy bastards hung up by their Buster Browns!


  • Matt Hooper: [In shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?
    Matt Hooper: [in shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?
    Quint: [Also in shock] No...


  • Mrs. Kintner: Chief Brody?
    Chief Martin Brody: Yes?
    Mrs. Kintner: (SLAPS him, starts crying) I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! (starts crying harder) You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. (leaves with her father)
    Mrs. Kintner: [slaps him, starts crying] I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! [starts crying harder] You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. [leaves with her father]
    Mayor Larry Vaughn: I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.
    Chief Martin Brody: No, she's not.


  • Matt Hooper: "The tide is with us today."(after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore)
    Matt Hooper: The tide is with us today. [after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore]
    Chief Martin Brody: "I never liked the water"
    Chief Martin Brody: I never liked the water.
    Matt Hooper: "I can't imagine why." (last line in the movie)
    Matt Hooper: I can't imagine why. [last line in the movie]


  • Quint: This shark swallow you whole!


  • Matt Hooper: Doctor, I can't come to Brisbane when I've a Great White shark problem!


  • Chief Martin Brody: Come here (to his son). Give me a kiss.
    Chief Martin Brody: Come here. [to his son] Give me a kiss.
    Michael Brody: Why?
    Chief Martin Brody: Because I need it.


  • Ellen Brody: Mikey sure enjoyed his present.
    Chief Martin Brody: What's he doing?
    Ellen Brody: He's sitting in it.
    Chief Martin Brody: (Alarmed) Dear God!
    Chief Martin Brody: [alarmed] Dear God!


  • Mayor Larry Vaughn: I don't think either one of you are familiar with our problems!
    Matt Hooper: I'm familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!


  • Chief Martin Brody: Slow ahead...I can go slow ahead! Why don't you come down here and chum of this shit?!
    Chief Martin Brody: I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.


  • Matt Hooper: Mr. Vaughan, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.


  • Mayor Larry Vaughn: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell "barracuda", everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell "shark", we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
    Mayor Larry Vaughn: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, 'Huh? What?' You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.


  • Quint: You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
    Quint: You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


  • Chief Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.


  • Matt Hooper: This was no boat accident.
    Matt Hooper: [to the m.e. and Brody] This was no boat accident!


  • Mayor Larry Vaughn: Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!
    Mayor Larry Vaughn: Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!


  • Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a bitch!!!
    Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a bitch!


  • Chief Martin Brody: I'm chief of police, I can do anything...
    Chief Martin Brody: I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.


  • Chief Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.


  • Quint: Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women.
    Quint: Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women.


  • Chief Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.


  • Chief Martin Brody: Smile you son of a....


  • Chief Martin Brody: I think we need a bigger boat!
    Quint: We need a bigger boat!


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