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Midnight Express Quotes

  • Billy Hayes: Jesus Christ forgave the bastards, but I can't!


  • Jimmy Booth: The second way out, I need you guy's help, and that's under.
    Billy Hayes: You mean tunnel? Are you serious?
    Max: This is Shagmahr prison, not Stalag 17.
    Jimmy Booth: Well that's where you're wrong fuckface, 'cause it's already built!


  • Tex: (aiming his gun at Billy after catching him trying to escape from authorities) You seem like a nice guy, Billy. I really do feel sorry for you. But if you still try anything or try to run away again, I'll blow your fucking brains out!
    Tex: You seem like a nice guy, Billy. I really do feel sorry for you. But if you still try anything or try to run away again, I'll blow your fucking brains out!


  • Max: The best thing to do is to get your ass out of here. Best way that you can.
    Billy Hayes: Yeah, but how?
    Max: Catch the midnight express.
    Billy Hayes: What's that?
    Max: Well, it's not a train. It's a prison word for... escape. But it doesn't stop around here.
    Max: Well, it's not a train. It's a prison word for escape. But it doesn't stop around here.


  • Billy Hayes: (in letter to Susan) I find loneliness is a physical pain that hurts all over. You can't isolate it in one part of your body.
    Billy Hayes: I find loneliness is a physical pain that hurts all over. You can't isolate it in one part of your body.


  • Erich: Lawyers?
    Max: Oh, yeah. There's no straight lawyers in Turkey. They're all bent. Bent as hairpins.


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