Aliens: the 30 most quotable lines
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From the razor-sharp quips of the Marines to Ripley’s withering put-downs, action classic Aliens is packed with memorable one-liners

As the iconic sci-fi movie celebrates its 30th anniversary, we salute the finest quotes from a film jam-packed with zingers:

1. “Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?”

2. “What are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed?”

3. “All right sweethearts, you heard the man and you know the drill. A**holes and elbows!”


4. “Hey Vasquez – have you ever been mistaken for a man?/ “No – have you?”

5. “Guess she don’t like the corn bread either”

6. “We’re on an express elevator to hell, going down!”

7. “Somebody wake up Hicks”

8. “I am the ultimate badass!”

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9. “Looks like love at first sight to me”

10. “Stop your grinning and drop your linen!”

11. “What are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?”

12. “I like to keep this handy – for close encounters”

13. “Look I’m telling yout there’s something moving and it ain’t us!”

14. “Let’s rock!”

15. “They’re coming out of the walls. They’re coming out of the goddamn walls!”

16. “Eat this!”

17. “You may not have been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked pal!”

18. “I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure”

19. “Game over man! Game over!”

20. “They mostly come at night. Mostly”


21. “Yeah right, man, Bishop should go. Good idea!”

22. “I may be synthetic, but I’m not stupid.”

23. “Bees, man. Bees have hives”

24. “My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are”

25. “I’m gonna make sure they nail you right to the wall for this. You’re not gonna sleaze your way out of this one!”


26. “You know Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them f***ing each other over for a goddamn percentage”

27. “All right, we waste him. No offence”

28. “You always were an asshole, Gorman!”

29. “Get away from her you bitch!”

30. “Not bad…for a human”


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