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  • Riley Poole: There's my tax dollars at work... coming to arrest me!


  • Ben Gates: "You are the President of the United States, sir. Whether by innate character, the oath you took to defend the Constitution, or the weight of history that falls upon you, I believe you to be an honorable man, sir."
    Ben Gates: You are the President of the United States, sir. Whether by innate character, the oath you took to defend the Constitution, or the weight of history that falls upon you, I believe you to be an honorable man, sir.
    The President: "Gates, people don’t believe that stuff anymore."
    The President: Gates, people don?t believe that stuff anymore.
    The President: Gates, people don't believe that stuff anymore.
    Ben Gates: "They want to believe it."
    Ben Gates: They want to believe it.


  • Ben Gates: Wait a minute, we need water..... (Pours the last of it he has onto some rocks) Everybody! The water makes the rocks darker!
    Ben Gates: Wait a minute, we need water. Everybody! The water makes the rocks darker!


  • Ben Gates: How absurd.


  • Abigail Chase: So, the tea tables?
    Ben Gates: Yes, I was going to have the movers bring them to you next week.
    Abigail Chase: Actually, I was going to say you could keep them. And maybe you could come and move back in with me?
    Ben Gates: No, you used the word "so."
    Ben Gates: No, you used the word 'so.'
    Abigail Chase: So?
    Ben Gates: So when you say "so" it means you're angry.
    Ben Gates: So when you say 'so' it means you're angry.
    Abigail Chase: Sometimes. And then sometimes it doesn't. It's sort of like a puzzle. And you're so good at puzzles I'm sure you'll figure it out. So. (They kiss)
    Abigail Chase: Sometimes. And then sometimes it doesn't. It's sort of like a puzzle. And you're so good at puzzles I'm sure you'll figure it out. So. [they kiss]


  • Ben Gates: Someone else is after the treasure.
    Riley Poole: Of course someone else is after the treasure. It's the axiom of treasure hunting.


  • Riley Poole: Look at it this way - in a hundred years, no one is gonna remember anyone involved in the Lincoln assassination besides Booth.
    Ben Gates: That's not true. Do you know the expression "His name is mud?"
    Ben Gates: That's not true. Do you know the expression 'his name is mud?'
    Riley Poole: Yes, of course.
    Ben Gates: You do? Do you know the origin of the expression?
    Riley Poole: Does anyone but you?
    Ben Gates: Dr. Samuel Mudd was convicted of being a co-conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. The evidence was circumstantial, he was later pardoned, but it didn't matter. Mudd's name still lives in infamy, and I will 'not' let Thomas Gates' name be mud
    Ben Gates: Dr. Samuel Mudd was convicted of being a co-conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. The evidence was circumstantial, he was later pardoned, but it didn't matter. Mudd's name still lives in infamy, and I will 'not' let Thomas Gates' name be mud.


  • Ben Gates: Where's the phone?
    Patrick Henry Gates: I don't know son I can't find anything in this mess.
    Ben Gates: It's only temporary 'til I can find a new place.
    Patrick Henry Gates: Find the old one. I like her!


  • Ben Gates: I'm gonna kidnap him.
    Ben Gates: I'm gonna kidnap the President of the United States.


  • John Wilkes Booth: Sic Semper Tyrannis!


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