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  • David Mills: You're no messiah. You're a movie of the week. You're a fucking t-shirt, at best.


  • William Somerset: Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.
    David Mills: Very true. Very, very true.


  • William Somerset: I am hugely overrated.


  • William Somerset: 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.


  • David Mills: Who knows. So many freaks out there doin' their little evil deeds they don't wanna do... "The voices made me do it. My dog made me do it. Jodie Foster told me to do it."
    David Mills: Who knows. So many freaks out there doin' their little evil deeds they don't wanna do... 'The voices made me do it. My dog made me do it. Jodie Foster told me to do it.'


  • David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading "Guns and Ammo", masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, "Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!"? Yeah. Do you guys do that?
    David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading "Guns and Ammo", masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, 'Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!'? Yeah. Do you guys do that?
    David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading 'Guns and Ammo', masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, 'Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!'? Yeah. Do you guys do that?


  • David Mills: C'mon, he's insane. Look. Right now he's probably dancing around in his grandma's panties, yeah, rubbing himself in peanut butter.


  • William Somerset: This guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.
    David Mills: He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda!


  • John Doe: Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.


  • John Doe: What sick ridiculous puppets we are / and what gross little stage we dance on / What fun we have dancing and fucking / Not a care in the world / Not knowing that we are nothing / We are not what was intended.


  • David Mills: Has he tried to speak or communicate in any way?
    Dr. Beardsley: Even if his brain were not mush, which it is, he chewed off his own tongue long ago.
    William Somerset: Uh... Doc, is there absolutely no chance that he might survive?
    Dr. Beardsley: Detective, he'd die of shock right now if you were to shine a flashlight in his eyes. He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take... and he still has hell to look forward to. Good night.


  • Dr. Beardsley: He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take, and he still has Hell to look forward to.


  • David Mills: Fuckin' Dante... poetry-writing faggot! Piece of shit, motherfucker!
    David Mills: Fuckin' Dante... poetry-writing faggot! Piece of shit, motherfucker!


  • David Mills: Yeah, a landlord's dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.
    William Somerset: Who pays the rent on time.


  • John Doe: A woman--so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed...forever.


  • William Somerset: John Doe has the upper hand.


  • William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for". I agree with the second part.
    William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for'. I agree with the second part.


  • David Mills: "It's a dead dog!"
    David Mills: It's a dead dog!
    John Doe: "I didn't do that."
    John Doe: I didn't do that.


  • John Doe: Whoa man, balls.


  • John Doe: It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.
    David Mills: It's VERY comfortable.


  • William Somerset: Ernest Hemming way said, "The world is good, and worth saving." I believe the second part.
    William Somerset: Ernest Hemming way said, 'The world is good, and worth saving.' I believe the second part.


  • William Somerset: "It is impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions."
    William Somerset: It is impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.


  • David Mills: What's in the box?!


  • David Mills: Wait, I thought all you did was kill innocent people.
    John Doe: Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man... a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!
    David Mills: Murderers?
    John Doe: A woman...
    David Mills: Murderers, John, like yourself?
    John Doe: A woman... so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever.


  • David Mills: So many freaks out there doin' their little evil deeds they don't wanna do... "The voices made me do it. My dog made me do it. Jodie Foster told me to do it."
    David Mills: So many freaks out there doin' their little evil deeds they don't wanna do... The voices made me do it. My dog made me do it. Jodie Foster told me to do it.


  • Police Captain: ( picks up phone and slams it down) - This isn't even my desk!
    Police Captain: [picks up phone and slams it down] This isn't even my desk!


  • John Doe: Detective Mills...Detective Mills...DETECTIVE! I believe you're looking for me.
    John Doe: Detective Mills... Detective Mills... DETECTIVE! I believe you're looking for me.


  • David Mills: [shouting] Everyone! Shut the fuck up!


  • William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I believe the second part.
    William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.


  • David Mills: What's in the box?


  • David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading "Guns and Ammo", masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, "Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!"? Yeah. Do you guys do that?
    David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading 'Guns and Ammo', masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, 'Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!'? Yeah. Do you guys do that?


  • Dr. Beardsley: He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take, and he still has Hell to look forward to.


  • John Doe: Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.


  • John Doe: I don't expect you to accept it but I didn't choose; I was chosen.
    John Doe: It's not something I would expect you to accept. But I did not choose. I was chosen.


  • David Mills: Have you ever seen anything like this?
    David Mills: Honestly, have you ever seen anything like this?
    William Somerset: ..... No.
    William Somerset: No.


  • David Mills: Do you like what you do for a living? These things you see?
    Man in Massage Parlour Booth: No, I don't. But that's life.


  • David Mills: Do you like what you do for a living? These things you see?
    Man in Massage Parlour Booth: No, I don't. But that's life.


  • William Somerset: David...if you kill him...he will win.


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