In 1981, Indiana Jones swung his way into theatres via the action-adventure movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film – directed by Steven Spielberg – followed the story of an archaeologist and a search for the mythical Ark of the Covenant.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was a huge hit with critics and audiences back in ‘81, and remains one of the most popular movies of the 1980s. It also spawned a series of sequels, featuring more action, and more adventure – and some fantastic pieces of dialogue.  

In this post I am serving up the best quotes from the Indiana Jones movie series. This post includes quotes from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

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The best Indiana Jones movie quotes

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Marion – “You’re not the man I knew ten years ago.”

Indiana – “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Indiana – “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

Sallah – “Asps… very dangerous. You go first.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Indiana Jones – “We are going to DIE!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana Jones – “Nazis. I hate these guys.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Belloq – “How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?”

Indiana – “Try the local sewer.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Indiana Jones – “You want to be a good archaeologist…  … you’ve got to get out of the library!”

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Indiana Jones – “How did you know she was a Nazi?”

Professor Henry Jones – “She talks in her sleep.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Indiana – “I can only say I’m sorry so many times.”

Marion – “Well, say it again anyway!”

Indiana – “Sorry.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Indiana Jones – “Dance on your own time, will you?”

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Short Round – “Wow! Holy Smoke! Crash landing!”

Indiana Jones – “Short Round, step on it.”

Short Round – “Okey dokey, Dr. Jones.”

Short Round – “Hold on to your potatoes!”

Willie – “For crying out loud, there’s a *kid* driving the car!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana Jones – “70% of all archaeology is done in the library. Researching. Reading. We cannot afford to take mythology at face value.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Marion Ravenwood – “I’m sure I wasn’t the only one moving on with my life, there must have been plenty of women for you over the years.”

Indiana Jones – “There were a few. But they all had the same problem.”

Marion Ravenwood – “Oh yeah, what’s that?”

Indiana Jones – “They weren’t you, honey.”

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Indiana Jones – “Come on, dad. Help me get us out of here. We have to get to Marcus before the Nazis do.”

Professor Henry Jones – “But you said he had a two day head start. That he would blend in, disappear.”

Indiana Jones – “Are you kidding? I made all that up. You know Marcus. He once got lost in his own museum.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Indiana Jones – “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Indiana – “Give me the whip.”

Satipo – “Throw me the idol.”

Satipo – “No time to argue! Throw me idol, I’ll throw you the whip!”

(Throws the idol to Satipo)

Indiana – “Give me the whip!”

(Satipo drops the whip)

Satipo – “Adiós, señor.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Professor Henry Jones – “Junior?”

Indiana Jones – “Yes, sir.”

Professor Henry Jones – “It *is* you, Junior.”

Indiana Jones – “Don’t call me that. *Please*.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Marion Ravenwood – “You still living a trail of human wreckage, or have you retired?”

Indiana Jones – “Why? You looking for a date?”

Marion Ravenwood – “With anybody but you!”

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Professor Henry Jones – “Those people are trying to kill us!”

Indiana Jones – “I know, Dad!”

Professor Henry Jones – “This is a new experience for me.”

Indiana Jones – “It happens to me all the time.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Willie – “Ooh, what big birds!”

Indiana Jones – “Those aren’t big birds, sweetheart! They’re giant vampire bats!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana – “Marion, don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don’t look at it, no matter what happens!”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Panama Hat – “This is the second time I’ve had to reclaim my property from you.”

Indiana Jones – “That belongs in a museum.”

Panama Hat – “So do you.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Indiana Jones – “Willie, we-are-going-to-DIE!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana Jones – “Wear your jewels to bed Princess?”

Willie – “Yeah… and nothing else. Shock you?”

Indiana Jones – “Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Belloq – “Look at this. It’s worthless – ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless. Like the Ark.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Willie – “You’re gonna get killed chasing after your damn fortune and glory!”

Indiana Jones – “Maybe. But not today.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Major Eaton – “Doctor Jones, we’ve heard a lot about you.”

Indiana – “Have you?”

Major Eaton – “Professor of Archaeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it… obtainer of rare antiquities.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Indiana Jones – “Mola Ram! Prepare to meet Kali… in Hell!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Eel-eater – “Ah, dessert! Chilled monkey brains.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Willie – “Aren’t you gonna introduce us?”

Lao Che – “This is Willie Scott; this is Indiana Jones, a famous archaeologist.”

Willie – “Well, I always thought that archaeologists were always funny looking men going around looking for their mommies.”

Indiana Jones – “Mummies.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Indiana Jones – “You know what your problem is, Princess? You’re too used to getting your own way.”

Willie – “And you’re too proud to admit that you’re crazy about me, Dr. Jones!”

Indiana Jones – “If you want me Willie, you know where to find me.”

Willie – “Five minutes. You’ll be back over here in five minutes.”

Indiana Jones – “I’ll be asleep in five minutes.”

Willie – “Five. You know it, and I know it.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Willie – “Give me your hat.”

Short Round – “Why?”

Willie – “Because I’m gonna puke in it!”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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Willie – “Dr. Jones, I’d be safer sleeping with a snake.”

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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And finally…

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Sallah – “Please, what does it always mean, this… this “Junior”?”

Professor Henry Jones – “That’s his name.”

Professor Henry Jones – “Henry Jones…”

Professor Henry Jones – “…Junior.”

Indiana Jones – “I like “Indiana.””

Professor Henry Jones – “We named the *dog* Indiana.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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If you’re a fan of the Indiana Jones movie series (and who isn’t?), then you may wish to know that a ‘making of’ book is currently available, which looks at the Indy movie franchise.  

The book, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, is a 300-page tome, which takes a look at the films covering Raiders of the Lost Ark through to The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The book features interviews, storyboards, concept paintings, unseen artwork from the Lucasfilm Archives, and much more.

The Complete Making of Indiana Jones is available from all good book stockists, including Amazon UK.

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