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  • John Nada: Either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan.

  • John Nada: It looks like you dipped your face in the cheese dip back in 1957.

  • John Nada: Thats like pouring perfume on a pig.

  • John Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass - and I'm all out of bubblegum.

  • John Nada: "You your alright this one real fucking ugly."
    John Nada: You your alright this one real fucking ugly.
    John Nada: You, you're okay. This one, real fuckin' ugly.

  • John Nada: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum."
    John Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum.

  • Frank: Dirty motherfucker!

  • John Nada: Life's a bitch, and she's in heat.

  • Bearded Man: "Our impulses are being redirected. We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep. (...) The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. Please understand. They are safe as long as they are not discovered. That is their primary method of survival. Keep us asleep, keep us selfish, keep us sedated."
    Bearded Man: Our impulses are being redirected. We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep. (...) The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. Please understand. They are safe as long as they are not discovered. That is their primary method of survival. Keep us asleep, keep us selfish, keep us sedated.

  • John Nada: Call the cops? You know what you need? A Brazillian plastic surgeon-

  • John Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.
    John Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum.

  • Frank: How long have they been there?
    John Nada: Who knows?
    Frank: Where do they come from?
    John Nada: They ain't from Cleveland.
    Frank: I don't need that sh*t! What are we going to do?
    John Nada: Wait.
    Frank: Wait? Wait for what?
    John Nada: Well when you get your master plan, you let me know, huh!!
    Frank: If we can see, we've got to find the people who made these.

  • John Nada: Wooo. It's like a drug. Wearing these glasses gets you high, but you come down hard.

  • Male News Anchor: The feeling is definitely there. It's a new morning in America...fresh, vital. The old cynicism is gone. We have faith in our leaders. We're optimistic as to what becomes of it all. It really boils down to our ability to accept. We don't need pessimism. There are no limits.
    Male News Anchor: The feeling is definitely there. It's a new morning in America, fresh, vital. The old cynicism is gone. We have faith in our leaders. We're optimistic as to what becomes of it all. It really boils down to our ability to accept. We don't need pessimism. There are no limits.

  • Street Preacher: This world may have blinded me, but the Lord has let me see.

  • John Nada: I'm giving you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trash can.
    Frank: Not this year!

  • John Nada: Brother, life's a bitch...and she's back in heat.
    John Nada: Brother, life's a bitch, and she's back in heat.

  • John Nada: (to Frank) - You ain't the first son of a bitch to wake up out of their dream.

  • John Nada: (seeing politician on TV for the first time) - Ha, figures it'd be something like this.

  • Frank: The steel mills were laying people off left and right. They finally went under. We gave the steel companies a break when they needed it. You know what they gave themselves? ...Raises.
    Frank: The steel mills were laying people off left and right. They finally went under. We gave the steel companies a break when they needed it. You know what they gave themselves? Raises.

  • Bearded Man: The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices.

  • John Nada: That's like pouring perfume on a pig.

  • John Nada: That's like pouring perfume on a pig.

  • Frank: (picks up Nada) - Man, I told you, I don't want to be in-VOLVED! [punches Nada back to the ground]

  • John Nada: Mama don't like tattletales.

  • John Nada: I got news for 'em. There's gonna be hell to pay. 'Cause I ain't Daddy's little boy no more.

  • Frank: We can't be the only ones who can see, we've got to find the people who made these.
    John Nada: Yeah, if any of them are still alive.

  • John Nada: You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put them back on (puts the sun glasses back on) ...formaldehyde-face!
    John Nada: You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put them back on (puts the sun glasses back on) formaldehyde-face!

  • Female Interviewer: Last place of employment?
    John Nada: Denver, Colorado. I worked there for ten years and things just seemed to dry up. They lost fourteen banks in one week. So, well...
    Female Interviewer: There's nothing available for you right now.

  • Rich Lady: (into her wristwatch) - I've got one that can see!

  • Drifter: What's wrong with having it good for a change? Now they're gonna let us have it good if we just help 'em. They're gonna leave us alone, let us make some money. You can have a little taste of that good life too. Now, I know you want it. Hell, everybody does.
    Frank: You'd do it to your own kind.
    Drifter: What's the threat? We all sell out every day, might as well be on the winning team.

  • Frank: Listen, man, I don't like anyone following me if I don't know why they are.
    John Nada: Well, I don't join up with anyone, unless I know where they're going.

  • John Nada: And who are you, little fella? Come to show them where I am, huh? Not nice!

  • Frank: The Golden Rule; he who has the gold, makes the rules.

  • John Nada: You, you're okay...This one...real fu*king ugly!
    John Nada: You, you're okay. This one, real fu*king ugly!

  • Street Preacher: Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!

  • John Nada: I don't like this one bit. Not one bit.

  • Frank: So how you gonna make it?
    John Nada: I deliver a hard day's work for my money. I just want the chance. It'll come. I believe in America. I follow the rules. Everybody's got their own hard times these days.

  • Gilbert: The world needs a wakeup call, gentlemen. We're gonna phone it in.

  • John Nada: You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.

  • Frank: I've walked a white line my entire life, I'm not about to screw that up.
    John Nada: White line's in the middle of the road, that's the worst place to drive.

  • Bearded Man: They are dismantling the sleeping middle class. More and more people are becoming poor. We are their cattle. We are being bred for slavery.

  • Male Ghoul: (while having sex with a female-human, she notices the alien's true identity) - What's wrong, baby?

  • Frank: (Nada and Frank are fighting, and Nada, trying to get up, grabs Frank's testicles) - You dirty motherfu*ker!

  • John Nada: Put the glasses on! Put them on!

  • Bearded Man: We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock.

  • John Nada: Don't wear those glasses too long. It's like a knife in your skull.

  • John Nada: I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.

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