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The Informant! Quotes

The Informant! is a television show that debuted in 1970 . The Informant! ended its run in 1970.

It features Gregory Jacobs as producer, Marvin Hamlisch in charge of musical score, and Peter Andrews (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Informant! is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Informant! is 108 minutes long. The Informant! is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The cast includes: Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, Scott Bakula as Brian Shepard, Joel McHale as FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon, Lucas McHugh Carroll as Alexander Whitacre, Rick Overton as Terry Wilson, and Tom Papa as Mick Andreas.

The Informant! Quotes

Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre

  • (Matt Damon) "I don't like wool on skin. Not even that merino wool they have at Marshall Field in Chicago. Ginger likes it because it's formfitting, but she likes avocados. And who wants that texture in their mouth?"
  • (Matt Damon) "When polar bears hunt, they crouch down by a hole in the ice and wait for a seal to pop up. They keep one paw over their nose so that they blend in, because they've got those black noses. They'd blend in perfectly if not for the nose. So the question is, how do they know their noses are black? From looking at other polar bears? Do they see their reflections in the water and think, "I'd be invisible if not for that." That seems like a lot of thinking for a bear."
  • (Matt Damon) "There are these butterflies in Central America. They're blue and orange and yellow and have poison in their wings,just enough to stop a bird heart. But the birds know this somehow, so they don't eat them. But there are other ones, butterflies, they're orange, blue and yellow too but no poison wings. They're just flying around, looking dangerous, getting by on their looks."
  • (Matt Damon) "One of the Japanese guys told me a story. This lysine salesman is in a meeting with someone from ConAgra or some other company, I don't know. And the client leans forward and says "I have the same tie as you, only the pattern is reversed." And then he drops dead, face down on the table. Alive and then dead. Brain aneurism. Maybe everyone has a sentence like that, a little time bomb. "I have the same tie as you, only the pattern's reversed." Dead. The last thing they'll ever say."
  • (Matt Damon) "Well, they kept coming to the house and they only had ADM's side of the story."
  • (Scott Bakula) "You talked to the Wall Street Journal, Mark? What did you say? It's real important that you not talk to the press."
  • (Matt Damon) "Me? I told them I had no comment, but didn't matter, they already had the story, anyway. They already had it. Did you see my stipple portrait? It's pretty good."
  • (Matt Damon) "Archer Daniels Midland. Most people have never head of us, but chances are, they've never had a meal we're not a part of. Just read the side of the package. That's us. Now ADM is taking dextrose from the corn and turning it into an amino acid called lysine. It's all very scientific, but if you're a stockholder, all that matters is corn goes in one end and profit comes out the other."
  • (Matt Damon) "We took the kids one year to the Renaissance Festival in Indiana. You get to be the White Knight. The kids get to ride a horse and joust against the forces of darkness with a helmet on. And the White Knight always wins; the forces of darkness fall onto an old mattress. Someone plays a Lute and plays a song from Medieval Times. The day we went it was maybe 90 degrees out and the heat and humidity index I can't even remember what the radio said. We were next in line and the mare collapsed. Went down in a heap. Ginger was eating Ye Olde Drumstick and she dropped it in the dirt. The kids were crying. I remember this farmer saying he had a gun in his truck. Just like that. From the White Knight to a gun in the truck. They had everyone turn their backs before they put the animal down, but even if you couldn't see you could still hear. How do you get that back? How does that get to be fair?"
  • (Matt Damon) "There should be a tv show about a guy who calls home one day and he's there, he answers, he's talking to himself, only he's someone else. He's somehow divided into two, and the second one of him drives away and the rest of the show is about him trying to find the guy."
  • (Matt Damon) "Who'd make up someone named Regina? It's the capital of Saskatchewan."
  • (Matt Damon) "I've been to Tokyo. They sell little-girl underwear in the vending machines right on the main drag, the Ginza, or whatever. Guys in suits buying used girl panties. How is that okay? That's not okay."
  • (Matt Damon) "It's not just lysine. It's citric. It's gluconate. There was a guy who left the company because he wouldn't do it. He was forced out. The gluconate guy, he's out of a job."
  • (Matt Damon) "This would be a great place for some outlet stores. People would come from all over southern Illinois, probably Missouri too. Famous name-brand labels and appliances at saving of up to 50 percent every day. Maybe a food court with a Mexican place. The birds eat the bugs, the cars eat the birds, the rust eats the cars, and the new construction eats the rust."
  • (Matt Damon) "Paranoid is what people who are trying to take advantage of you call you to get you to drop your guard."
  • (Matt Damon) "The liter bottle is the only thing that caught on because it's a nicer word, "liter" then "quart". Quart. Quart."
  • (Matt Damon) "Mark Whitacre, secret agent 0014."
  • (Rusty Williams) "Why 0014?"
  • (Matt Damon) "Cause I'm twice as smart as 007."
  • (Matt Damon) "I read this study in Time magazine when I was at Cornell, which is an Ivy League school, and there were people, including my mother, who never believed I would make it into an Ivy League school. Maybe Ginger, who I met in marching in the eighth grade. And the study said people had nice, sympathetic feelings about people who were adopted, and treated them better. So I made up this adoption story, and people did treat me better. And when I got a job, one of my professors told people at Ralston Purina that I was this amazing guy that had accomplished all this in spite of being adopted. And so it was really other people who spread the story, not me. Although I admit it was wrong to start it and everything, it was other people who kept it going, even the people at ADM."

Rick Overton as Terry Wilson

  • (Rick Overton) "Well, there you have it, from Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. You know what the Ph.D. stands for, don't you? Piled higher and deeper."

Scott Bakula as Brian Shepard

  • (Scott Bakula) "Everyone in this country is a victim of corporate crime by the time they finish breakfast."

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