Watchmen Quotes

  • Rorschach: Rorschach's Journal. October 12th, 1985. Dog carcass in alley this morning. Tire tread on burst stomach. This city's afraid of me. I've seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood, and when the drains finally scab over all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!" and I'll whisper "No."


  • Rorschach: Rorschach's Journal. October 12th, 1985. Dog carcass in alley this morning. Tire tread on burst stomach. This city's afraid of me. I've seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood, and when the drains finally scab over all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!" and I'll whisper "No."
    Rorschach: Rorschach's Journal. October 12th, 1985. Dog carcass in alley this morning. Tire tread on burst stomach. This city's afraid of me. I've seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood, and when the drains finally scab over all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout save us! And I'll whisper no.


  • Rorschach: I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me!


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Is that bean juice?
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Yeah, human bean juice.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: The world will look up and shout, 'Save us!'
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: And I'll whisper, 'No.'


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: You still calling me Walter. I don't like you.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Do It!


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: What Do You See?


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Where's My Face?!


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Give Me Back My Face!


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Men Get Arrested. Dogs Get Put Down.
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Men get arrested. Dogs get put down.


  • Richard Nixon: The last gasp of the Harvard establishment. Let's see them think their way out of fission.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Maybe we should get a cab. These are bad neighborhoods.
    Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II: Yeah well, I'm in a bad mood.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: You haven't idealized mankind. You've mutilated it! That's your legacy.
    Nite Owl: You haven't idealized mankind. You've mutilated it! That's the real practical joke.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: What are you waiting for? What's one more body amongst foundations?
    Rorschach: What's one more body against foundations? Well what are you waiting for? Do it. DO IT!


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: Dan? Grow up.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Not in penthouse. Not in office. What nocturnal proclivities entice the man with everything out into the night at this hour?


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care?


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Huh. Never disposed of sewage with a toilet before. Obvious, really.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Men get arrested! Dogs get put down!


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York.


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors
    Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: They claim they try to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I've seen it's true face..The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout, "Save us!"...and I'll look down, and whisper, "no."
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I've seen it's true face..The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout, 'Save us!'...and I'll look down, and whisper, 'no.'


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: Blake, she was pregnant. You gunned her down.
    John McLaughlin: Yeah, that's right. Pregnant woman. Gunned her down. Bang. And y'know what? You watched me. You could've changed the gun into steam or the bullets into mercury or the bottle into snowflakes! You could've teleported either of us to goddamn Australia, but you didn't lift a finger. You really don't give a damn about human beings, do you.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, 'Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.' Man bursts into tears. Says, 'But doctor... I am Pagliacci.' Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: You see, Doctor, God didn't kill that little girl. Fate didn't butcher her and destiny didn't feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night he didn't seem to mind. From then on I knew... God doesn't make the world this way. We do.


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite
    Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: (In Prison) I am not locked in here with you. You are locked in with me!
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: [in prison] I am not locked in here with you. You are locked in with me!


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: The world will look up and shout, 'Save us!'
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: And I'll whisper, 'No.'


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: I'm so disappointed in you Adrian [trying to grab Ozymandias]


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: Would you please go away? Please leave me alone. I said LEAVE ME ALONE! [exiles to Mars]


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Rorschach's journal: October 12th 1985-Tonight a Comedian died in New York.


  • Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II: Such an asshole. [Shoots Adrian]
    Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: [fakes death and kicks Laurie]
    Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Veidt you bastard! If anything happens to her?
    Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: Then...grow up.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Jon!
    Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: I know.
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Must stop him! Killed Blake, killed millions!
    Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: Wait right here.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: What about the American Dream?
    Edward Blake/Comedian: What about it? It came true!


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: Speaking of The Comedian, you must be joking right?
    Edward Blake/Comedian: Watchmen, that's the real joke.


  • Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre: Poor Eddie.
    Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II: Poor Eddie? After what he did to you?


  • Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre: Laurie? Is that you? Thought you'd be used to travelling like that.
    Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II: Hate it when Jon teleports me.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Keep calling me Walter, I don't like you.
    Prison Psychiatrist: You don't like me...Why's that?
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: You're fat.


  • Prison Psychiatrist: Tell me what you see.
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: [flashback] A pretty butterfly.
    Prison Psychiatrist: Now what do you see?
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: [flashback] Some nice flowers.
    Prison Psychiatrist: [shows the third one]
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: [flashback] Clouds.


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: Everyone would just please go away? Leave me alone. I SAID LEAVE ME ALONE!


  • Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman: Please go away. Please go away. I said LEAVE ME ALONE!


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: Don't bite that you son of a bitch who sent you? I want a name! GIVE ME A NAME!


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: My new world demands less obvious heroism. Your schoolboy heroics are redundant. What have they achieved?


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: You don't seem to get it.... I'm not locked in here with you; YOU'RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME!


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: It doesnt take a genius to see that the world has problems
    Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: It doesnt take a genius to see that the world has problems.
    Edward Blake/Comedian: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle
    Edward Blake/Comedian: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: (last line before death, to Dr. Manhattan) Well, what are you waiting for? Do it. (does nothing) DO IT!!!
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: [last line before death, to Dr. Manhattan] Well, what are you waiting for? Do it. [does nothing] DO IT!


  • Edward Blake/Comedian: This whole thing is a joke. Once those nukes start flying no one can stop them, not even Dr. Manhattan, and Ozymandias here will be the smartest man on the cinder.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: What you don't seem to understand .. I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me!


  • Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre: I'm 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past... ...even the grimy parts of it... ...keep on getting brighter.
    Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre: I'm 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past, even the grimy parts of it, keep on getting brighter.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: What happened to us? What happened to the American Dream?
    Edward Blake/Comedian: "What happened to the American Dream?" It came true! You're lookin' at it.
    Edward Blake/Comedian: 'What happened to the American Dream?' It came true! You're lookin' at it.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: I don't mind being the smartest man in the world, I just wish it wasn't this one.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Your turn doctor Tell me, what do you see?
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Your turn doctor. Tell me! [he slides his mask back down over his face] What do you see?


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: "Do that," Dan? I'm not a comic book villain. I triggered it 35 minutes ago.
    Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: I triggered it 35 minutes ago.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Never compromise
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Never compromise.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Men get arrested. Dogs get put down.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: An attack on one is an attack on all of us.


  • Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: What happened to the American Dream?
    Edward Blake/Comedian: What happened to the American Dream? It came true! You're looking at it.
    Edward Blake/Comedian: It came true! You're looking at it.


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "No."


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Your turn doctor! Tell me! What do you see?


  • Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon. That's always been the difference between us, Daniel.


  • Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: We can do so much more. We can save this world... with the right leadership.


  • Prison Psychiatrist: You dont like me.... ok, why is that?
    Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Your fat....


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