Prisoners – Movie Quotes


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Keller:  Do you know what’s the most important thing my father ever taught me?  Be ready.  In the case of [lists various disasters] …all that stands between you and death is the ability to provide for yourself.

Eliza:  Did you feel bad for that deer when you shot it?
Dylan:  Did you feel bad for the cow at McDonalds when you ate it?  If there are too many deer, the babies starve.  You have to keep the population down.

Loki:  He has the IQ of a 10 year-old.  There’s no way someone with the IQ of a 10 year-old could abduct  two girls in broad daylight and then, somehow, disappear.
Keller:  Well maybe he wasn’t on his own.  And how does he drive?  How can he drive an RV is he has the IQ of a 10 year-old?  And why did he run?

Pastor on the radio:  …Patient and penitent in affliction…

Keller:  Someone has to make him talk.

Franklin:  This ain’t right.  What if you’re wrong?  What if you only heard what you wanna hear?
Keller:  We hurt him until he talks, or they’re gonna die.  That’s the choice we have to make.  I know what I heard and I’ve made my choice.

Keller:  He’s not a person anymore.  He stopped being a person when he took our girls.

Father (Priest) about the dead man in his basement:  He was waging a war against God.  He said he took them in daylight, sometimes more than one child at a time.

Franklin:  I would die for my daughter, but this ain’t right.  This has to stop.

Keller:  Day 6—and every day she’s wondering why I’m not there to rescue her.  Every. Day.

Loki:  Why didn’t you tell me about this place?
Keller:  I didn’t think it mattered.
Loki:  Everything matters.

Pray for the best.  Prepare for the worst.

Holly Jones:  Making people disappear is the way we wage war with God.    Making children disappear is the way we making people lose their faith.

Keller:  Forgive us our trespasses as we, as we…  I’m ready God.  Protect my girl.