Gremlins (1984) 15 Memorable Quotes
Memorable Quotes:
Gizmo
[repeated line]Bright light. Bright light.
Chinese Boy
Billy Peltzer
Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow.Yeah, what kind of rules?First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.
Gizmo
Uh oh.
Mr Futterman
Goddamn foreign cars.
Gizmo
Bye Billy.
Stripe
Water... Gun.
Mr Futterman
Kate Beringer

[drunk, looking inside his car]

Gremlins...

[turning to Billy and Kate]

You got-you gotta watch out for them forgeiners cuz they plant gremlins in their machinery.

[he climbs inside the car]

It's the same gremlins that brought down our planes in the big one.[laughing] The big one...[turning round] that's right! World war two.

[he puts his hand to his head]

Good old WWII.

[Murray tries to start his car]

Y'know their still shippin them over here. They put em in cars, they put em in yer tv. They put em in stereos and those little radios you stick in your ears. They even put em in watches, they have teeny gremlins for our watches!
Deputy Brent
Sheriff Frank
Let me drive.No, you're drunk.You always get to drive.That's cause I'm the sheriff, asshole.
Mr. Corben
Gerald Hopkins
What is that dog doing in here?Peltzer, this is a bank, not a pet-store.Very good, Gerald.Thank you, Mr. Corben.
Stripe
Gizmo Caca.
Billy Peltzer
Cover your mouth. Don't breathe any gas.
Pete Fountaine
Billy Peltzer
One, two, three, four, five new ones. NOW can I have one?I don't know, Pete.Hey, look! That one's got a cute little stripe on its head. Hey, cutie.

[Pete attempts to pet the baby mogwai, who, in response, snarls and attempts to bite Pete]

Kate Beringer
Billy Peltzer
What're they doing?They're watching Snow White. And they love it.
Kate Beringer
Billy Peltzer
Will you sign this petition? They're trying to close Dorie's Tavern.Sure. That's where my dad proposed to my mom, you know.That's where everyone's dad proposed to their mom.
Stripe
[Concession Stand at Movie Theater, Stripe pears his head inside the empty popcorn bin, sniffing around]Yum?

[looks across the street and sees the candy store]

AH. Yum. Yum.
Sheriff Frank
Billy Peltzer
Deputy Brent
Tell me something, Billy. How come a cute little guy like this can turn into a thousand ugly monsters?Well, you see, this is before it enters the pupal stage.The pupal stage?Yeah, right. Plus it multiplies with water.Aw, Christ.Brent give the kid some water.I wouldn't do that, Sheriff.
Mr Futterman
Goddamn foreign TV. I told ya we should've got a Zenith.
Mrs. Deagle
Billy Peltzer
Mr Anderson
I want your dog.Barney?Give him to me. I'll take him to the kennel, they'll put him to sleep. It will be quick and painless compared to what I would do to him.What could you do?I'll catch the beast myself. He'll get what he deserves, a slow painful death.Maybe I'll put him in my spin-drier on high heat.That would do it all right!

[Barney then jumps from the bank counter and smashes Mrs Deagle's snowman head and starts barking at her]

Mrs. Deagle
Mrs. Joe Harris
Mrs Harris, what are you trying to tell me?I'm afraid none of us can pay for two weeks. Couldn't you just get Mr.Corben to just give us a little more time?Mrs Harris, the bank and I have the same purpose in life - to make money. Not to support a lot of... deadbeats!Mrs Deagle! It's Christmas!Well, now you know what to ask Santa for, don't you?
Billy Peltzer
Kate Beringer
They're Inside.All Of Them?
Lynn Peltzer
Get Out Of My Kitchen!
Lynn Peltzer
Billy Peltzer

[shocked to see eggs in Billy's basement]

What are they?They're the Mogwai... I guess.Did you give them water?No.Did you feed them after midnight?Well, I gave them some chicken

[realises about his clock]

No, wait, I made sure

[goes over to his clock and founds out that his clock has been ripped off it's cords]

Mom, what's going on here?
Gerald Hopkins
Billy Peltzer
If it isn't Captain Clip-On. Guess who almost signed for unemployment today?I give up.You... But Mr. Corben had second thoughts. He gets so sentimental around the holidays.Imagine that.If it was up to me, I would have fired you in a second.Well, a merry Christmas to you too.
Rand Peltzer
[repeated line]Rand Peltzer, Fantastic ideas for a Fantastic World, I make the illogical logical.
Gizmo
[to Billy's Dog] Bye-bye, Woof Woof.
Billy Peltzer
Sheriff Frank
It's the creatures![angered] Ah, the creatures.The creatures are making it look like an accident!
Stripe
[menacing Billy with a crossbow] Bye, bye.
Grandfather
Rand Peltzer
[at start of film, Mr. Peltzer is willing to pay $200 for Mogwai]I'm sorry. Mogwai not for sale.Why not? You said everything in your grandfather's store was for sale.With Mogwai, comes much responsibility. I cannot sell him at any price.

[at end of film after tons of mayhem errupted and is being shown on the news]

I warned you. With mogwai comes much responsibility. But you didn't listen.

[gestures at television]

And you see what happens.I'm sorry. I didn't mean it...You do with mogwai what your society... has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand.

[entire Peltzer family is speechless with guilt]

You are not ready.
Kate Beringer
Billy Peltzer
Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.What are you talking about?The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
Mr Jones

[seeing a picture of Ruby Deagle Billy had drawn]

The old bat never looked better. It's great. You're doing fine.
Rand Peltzer
Well, that's the story. So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz or your washing machine blows up or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.
Kate Beringer
Billy Peltzer
What are they, Billy?They're gremlins, Kate, just like Mr. Futterman said.
Kate Beringer
You say you hate Washington's Birthday or Thanksgiving and nobody cares, but you say you hate Christmas and people treat you like you're a leper.
Grandfather

[leaving with Gizmo, to Billy]

Perhaps some day, you will be ready. Until then, Mogwai waits.
Grandfather
Billy Peltzer
He has something he wants to say to you.You mean you can understand what he says when he speaks?To understand, one has only to listen.