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Watchmen (film) Quotes

Watchmen (film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Watchmen stopped airing in 1970.

It features Lawrence Gordon; Lloyd Levin; Deborah Snyder as producer, Tyler Bates in charge of musical score, and Larry Fong as head of cinematography.

Watchmen (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Watchmen (film) is 163 minutes long. Watchmen (film) is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, :* Jaryd Heidrick as Jon Osterman, Malin Åkerman as Laurie Juspeczyk, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter, Gary Houston as John McLaughlin, Robert Wisden as Richard Nixon, and Stephen McHattie as Hollis Mason.

Watchmen (film) Quotes

:* Jaryd Heidrick as Jon Osterman

  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "A live human body and a deceased human body have the same number of particles. Structurally there's no difference."
  • (Janet Black) "Doctor Manhattan as you know the Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face analogizing humankind's proximity to extinction, midnight representing the threat of nuclear war. As of now it stands at four minutes to midnight. Would you agree that we are that close to annihilation?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "My father was a watch maker. He abandoned it when Einstein discovered time is relative. I would only agree that a symbolic clock is as nourishing to the intellect as photograph of oxygen to a drowning man."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Miracles by their definition are meaningless, only what can happen does happen."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "This is where we hold our conversation. In it, you reveal to me that you and Dreiberg have been sleeping together."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "You know about me and Dan?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Not yet. But in a few moments, you're going to tell me."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "If you already know the future, then why were you surprised when I left you? Or when that reporter ambushed you? Why even argue about it if you already know how this is going to end?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "I have no choice. Everything is preordained -- even my responses."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "And you're just going through the motions? The most powerful thing in the universe is still just a puppet --"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "We are all puppets, Laurie. I'm just the puppet who can see the strings."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "And what if you're wrong?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Why does my perception of time distress you so?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Because it's inhuman. Because it makes me insane. You always say you wanna comfort me. Well, it isn't working. Look, I don't want to fight. I'm sorry I slept with Dan."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "You slept with Dan?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "You just said that you already knew about that."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "I said; often; that you were my only remaining link to humanity. Why would I save a world I no longer have any stake in?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Then, do it for me -- if you really care."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care? My red world here, now, means more to me than your blue one. Let me show you."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "I am looking at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of stars is their old photographs."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "I'm disappointed in you, Adrian. Very disappointed. Re-assembling myself was the first trick I learned as Dr Manhattan."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Why would I save a world I no longer have any stake in?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Do it for me."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "What is this? Another ultimate weapon?"
  • (Adrian Veidt) "Yes. You could say that."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Will you smile? If I admit I was wrong?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "About what?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Miracles. Events with astronomical odds of occurring, like oxygen turning into gold. I've longed to witness such an event, and yet I neglect that in human coupling, millions upon millions of cells compete to create life, for generation after generation until, finally, your mother loves a man, Edward Blake, the Comedian, a man she has every reason to hate, and out of that contradiction, against unfathomable odds, it's you; only you; that emerged. To distill so specific a form, from all that chaos. It's like turning air into gold. A miracle. And so -- I was wrong. Now dry your eyes, and let's go home."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Reassembling myself was the first trick I learned. It didn't kill Osterman -- did you really think it would kill me? I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Your mind goes to dark places and you wonder why I keep the worst from you."

Malin Åkerman as Laurie Juspeczyk

  • (Malin Åkerman) "Everyone will die."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "And the universe will not even notice."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "I am not afraid."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "John. The TV said you were on Mars."
  • (Billy Crudup) "I am on Mars. You and I are about to have a conversation there."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "What are you talking about?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "You're going to try to convince me to save the world."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Do you remember that crazy guy? What did he call himself -- Captain Carnage. The one who used to pretend he was a supervillain just so he could get beaten up all the time?"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Yeah, he tried that on me once. I just walked away. He starts following me down the street in broad daylight, yelling 'Punish me. Punish me.' I'm just saying 'No. Get lost.'"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "God. Whatever happened to him?"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Well, he pulled that on Rorschach, and Rorschach dropped him down an elevator shaft."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Oh my god. That isn't even funny."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "It is a little funny."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "I'm sorry. I invited you out to dinner to catch up and have a few laughs -- but there don't seem to be many laughs around these days."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "What do you expect? The Comedian's dead."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Dan?"
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Is everything alright?"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "God I'm tired of being afraid, afraid of war, afraid of the mask-killer -- and afraid of this god**** suit, and how much I need it."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Me too. So to hell with it; let's take Archi out."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "You're serious."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "I used to be a masked avenger too, you know; I'm used to getting up at 3 in the morning and doing something stupid."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "The most powerful thing in the universe -- still just a puppet."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "We are all puppets, Laurie. I'm just the puppet who can see the strings."

Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach

  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains."
  • (Fat Thug) "You're dead, Rorschach. We got a prison full of killers out here. What do you got?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Your hands. My pleasure."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Your turn doctor. Tell me."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "What do you see?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with ME."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "There's a maintenance hatch that will let you out two blocks north."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "I remember. I used to come here often, back when we were partners."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Those were good times, huh Rorschach? What happened?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "You quit."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Is that bean juice?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Human bean juice. Badge belonged to The Comedian. Blood too. He's dead."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Let's talk downstairs."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Some nice flowers."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Hm. Never disposed of sewage with a toilet before. Obvious, really."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Rorschach's Journal. October 12th, 1985: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us." -- and I'll whisper "no.""
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon. That's always been the difference between us, Daniel."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "The engines."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "They're icing up. Hold on to something."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Daniel, you're coming in too low. Don't wish to interfere with running of ship, but perhaps should pull up sharply before --"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Yeah, I know, I'm trying. I'm trying to pull him up, god****it."
  • (Adrian Veidt) "Do you see? It's your super powers retreating from war. I've saved the Earth from hell. We both have. This is as much your victory as it is mine. Now we can return. Do what we were meant to."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "We were meant to exact justice. Everyone's gonna know what you've done --"
  • (Adrian Veidt) "Will they? By exposing me, you would sacrifice the peace so many died for today."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Peace based on a lie."
  • (Adrian Veidt) "But peace. Nonetheless."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "-- He's right. Exposing Adrian would only doom the world to Nuclear destruction again."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "No -- we can't do this."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Keep your own secrets --"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Don't even think about it."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Rorscach. Wait."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon. That's always been the difference between us, Daniel."
  • (Adrian Veidt) "I've made myself feel every death -- see every innocent face I've murdered to save humanity."
  • (Adrian Veidt) "You understand, don't you?"
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "Without condoning -- or condemning. I understand."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Out of my way. People have to be told."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "You know I can't let you do that."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Suddenly you discover humanity. Convenient."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "If you'd cared from the start, none of this would've happened."
  • (:* Jaryd Heidrick) "I can change almost anything -- but I can't change human nature."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Of course, you must protect Veidt's new Utopia. One more body amongst foundations makes little difference. Well, what are you waiting for? Do it --"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "DO IT."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "NOOOOOOOO."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Give me back my face."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Clouds."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "You keep calling me Walter. I don't like you."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "A Comedian died last night, and nobody cares. Nobody cares but me."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Maybe this was a political killing?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Maybe. Or maybe someone's picking off costumed heroes."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Um. Don't you think that's maybe a little paranoid?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "That's what they're saying about me now? That I'm paranoid?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "This city's afraid of me -- I've seen its true face --"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Once a man has seen society's black underbelly, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend, like you do, that it doesn't exist."
  • (Edgar Jacobi) "I have cancer."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "What kind of cancer?"
  • (Edgar Jacobi) "Well, you know the kind you eventually get better from?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Yes."
  • (Edgar Jacobi) "Well, that ain't the kind I got."
  • (Big Figure) "He's dead, Rorschach. While everyone's distracted, we thought we'd bring you a little housewarming gift. Something from the machine shop."
  • (Fat Thug) "Hey, Boss, you notice? None of that "small world, tall order" crap, cause he knows once we slice open his lock, he's next on the block."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Fat chance."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "I don't like you."
  • (Prison Psychiatrist) "Ah. You don't like me? Well, why is that?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Because you're fat."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Funny, ancient pharaohs looked forward to the end of the world. Hoping the cadavers would rise, and reclaim hearts from golden jars. Must currently be holding breath in anticipation."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "How's your friend Hollis Mason?"
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "What's Hollis got to do with any of this?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "He wrote that book. Said some things about the Comedian in it."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "I don't like what you're implying. I like being followed even less."
  • (Big Figure) "Now you're gonna find out what the score is."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "One, nothing. Come and get me."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "I heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Life seems harsh, and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says: "Treatment is simple. The great clown; Pagliacci; is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. "But doctor -- " he says "I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "A pretty butterfly."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Of course. You must protect Veidt's new utopia. What's one more body amongst the foundations? Well, what are you waiting for? Do it."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "DO IT."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "I'm not the one still hiding behind a mask."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "No. You're hiding in plain sight."
  • (Edward Blake) "So now Moloch's back in town and you got your knickers all in a twist -- you really think it matters if you catch him?"
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Justice matters."
  • (Edward Blake) "Justice? Justice is coming to all of us, no matter what the f*** we do. You know, mankind's been trying to kill each other off since the beginning of time. Now, we finally have the power to finish the job. Ain't nothing gonna matter once those nukes start flying; we'll all be dust. And Ozymandias here will be the smartest man on the cinder."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Adrian's a pacifist. He's a vegetarian, for chrissakes. He's never killed anyone in his life."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Hitler was vegetarian. You're squeamish, leave him to me. We won't get second chance."
  • (Detective Fine) "Rorschach. This is the police, we know you're in there."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "No. No."
  • (Detective Fine) "If there's anybody in there with you, send 'em out unharmed."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "No. No, no, no, no."
  • (Detective Fine) "Come out and make this a nice, clean surrender."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Walked right into it. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Never surrender."
  • (Detective Fine) "Alright, I hope you're ready, hero."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "When you are."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Watchmen are over."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Says Tricky Dick."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Says me."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Need to visit men's room."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "Oh, Christ."
  • (Jackie Earle Haley) "Fine like this."

Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan

  • (Billy Crudup) "Adrian, stop this. The tachyons were clever. But even if I can't predict where you are I can still turn the walls to glass. I should thank you. I'd almost forgotten the excitement of not knowing. The delights of uncertainty."
  • (Billy Crudup) "They claim their labors are to build a heaven, yet their heaven is populated by horrors. Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. A clock without a craftsman. It's too late. Always has been, always will be. Too late."
  • (Billy Crudup) "I feel fear, for the last time."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You're my only remaining link to the world."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "I don't want that responsibility anymore."
  • (Malin Åkerman) "He's all yours."
  • (Adrian Veidt) "Don't worry John, she'll be back."
  • (Billy Crudup) "No she won't."
  • (Billy Crudup) "If the United States and Soviet Union engage in all-out war the resulting blast wave would produce a sudden burst of tachyons -- particles which travel backward through what -- you perceive as time -- therefore obscuring my vision of the present."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Janey accuses me of chasing jailbait. She bursts into angry tears, asking if it's because she's getting older. It's true. She's aging more noticeably every day; while I am standing still. I prefer the stillness here. I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives."
  • (Billy Crudup) "In January 1971, President Nixon asks me to intervene in Vietnam, something that his predecessors would not ask. A week later the conflict ends. Some of the Viet Cong want to surrender to me personally."

Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter

  • (Carla Gugino) "Are there no depths you won't sink to?"
  • (Edward Blake) "Jesus Christ Sally, can't a guy talk to his- an old friend's daughter?"
  • (Carla Gugino) "I was a hero, god**** it."
  • (Carla Gugino) "Do that thing you do."
  • (Carla Gugino) "I said "no", Eddie."
  • (Edward Blake) ""No" spelled Y-E-S."
  • (Carla Gugino) ""No" spelled N-O. All right?"
  • (Carla Gugino) "I'm 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past -- even the grimy parts of it -- keep on getting brighter."
  • (Carla Gugino) "Things are tough all over, cupcake. It rains on the just and unjust alike. The Comedian was a little bit of both."

Robert Wisden as Richard Nixon

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Stephen McHattie as Hollis Mason

  • (Stephen McHattie) "They forced everyone out except him."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Oh he'll quit. When he's dead."
  • (Stephen McHattie) "Truth: you were a better Nite Owl than I ever was, Danny boy."
  • (Dan Dreiberg) "Hollis, we both know that's bulls***."
  • (Stephen McHattie) "Hey, watch with the language. This was the left hook that took out Captain Axis. Remember?"

Gary Houston as John McLaughlin

  • (Gary Houston) "On a scale of 0 to 10; zero being impossible, ten being complete metaphysical certitude; what are the chances the Russians will actually attack the United States? Pat Buchanan."
  • (Pat Buchanan) "Zero. The Soviets would never risk going to war when we have a walking nuclear deterrent on our side."

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