50 Quotes From The Movie Aliens, Ranked In Order Of Awesomeness

For a semi-explanation of this list, go here.

  1. “Get away from her, you bitch.”
  2. “We’re in the pipe; five by five.”
  3. “Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs!”
  4. “Look into my eye.”
  5. “You secure that shit, Hudson!”
  6. “Where do you want it?”
  7. “We’re on an express elevator to hell, going down!”
  8. “Weirzbowski, Weirzbowski!”
  9. “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat!”
  10. “You didn’t tell me there was an android on this mission, why not?”
  11. “Most of the time, it’s true.”
  12. “They mostly come out at night, mostly.”
  13. “It’s very pretty, Bishop, but what are we looking for?”
  14. “Don’t ask me, man. I just work here.”
  15. “They’re cut off!”
  16. “You always were an asshole, Gorman.”
  17. “I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”
  18. “No offense.”
  19. “None taken.”
  20. “MARINES. We are LEAVING.”
  21. Ripley, what are you doing?”
  22. “You’ve blown the main transaxle… ease down, ease down.”
  23. “Aye-firmative.”
  24. “Great! Why don’t you just put her in charge?”
  25. “That’s inside the room.”
  26. “At least you don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.”
  27. “Come on, Spunkmeyer, we’re rolling.”
  28. “Spunkmeyer? Spunkmeyer? Goddamn it.”
  29. “HE’S GONE.”
  30. “We manufacture those, by the way.”
  31. “That… could have gone better.”
  32. “What do you mean, ‘They cut the power’?”
  33. “Then you’re not reading it right.”
  34. “Sorry… that platform was just becoming too unstable.”
  35. “WHAP! Fry half a city with this puppy.”
  36. “We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks.”
  37. “Every meal a banquet!”
  38. “Oh, great. Wonderful. SHIT!”
  39. “It was a bad call, Ripley. A bad call…”
  40. “I guess we’re not leaving soon.”
  41. “Close your eyes, baby.”
  42. “Don’t look at the light, Newt. Dangerous.”
  43. “Absolute badasses.”
  44. “Not bad, for a human.”
  45. “Assholes and elbows.”
  46. “So much for the salvage.”
  47. “Well, that explains it then. The A2s always were a bit twitchy.”
  48. “Where’s the goddamn beacon? Oh. I see it.”
  49. “Burke, wait!”
  50. “Guess she don’t like the cornbread either.”  TC mark


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  • Bill Paxton

    How is “Game over Man, Game Over” not on this list? It’s ‘overuse’ should overshadow most of these terrible quotes.

    • Brandon Scott Gorrell

      check page 2

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ Oliver Miller

      Someone’s just pissed off that he wasn’t in ‘Alien 3.’

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  • Beth Redmond

    43 is my favourite

    • http://www.facebook.com/oliveramiller Oliver Miller

      You’re my favorite, Beth Redmond. But 38 is also my favorite.

  • Briana

    #44 should be higher, IMO. Then again, Bishop is my favorite character in the whole franchise. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/oliveramiller Oliver Miller

      I feel like that line is trying too hard and that Bishop wouldn’t really say that. :)

      • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ Oliver Miller

        But then, I feel that the whole Queen section kind of sucks, and violates the purity of the film. I only put the “bitch” line up there because, well, that line is pretty cool. Though I do admire Cameron’s fake out with the happy music, oh the movie is over now thing right before the Queen shows up. And you cannot… climb… up a ladder, against the vacuum of space like Ripley does. That drives me craaaazy.

  • http://raymondthimmes.com raymondthimmes

    I found it funny you had to justify this exercise in the last few paragraphs of part two. This is one of the rare lists on TC that I find interesting and relevant to my life. Most of the lists on here are about nothing. This one is about everything I was afraid of as a child and find fear in today.


  • http://www.facebook.com/abubakr.hussain AbuBakr Hussain

    ‘We’re in the pipe, five by five’! Omg, such a cool quote, i still have no idea what it means, but it just sounds so badass and so american. As a Brit, i think its one of those facts of life, only the American accent sounds cool in space (just like an american accent would sound stupid in a period drama)

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ Oliver Miller

      I just looked it up, I didn’t know either. I thought she meant they had five feet on either side to navigate, which had to do with my fuzzy memories of the Apple IIe “Aliens” game. It doesn’t mean that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_by_five

  • Ring

    The second page is genius.

  • Chris D

    You’re kidding me, right? These are NOT the best quotes from Aliens! Some computer spit this garbage out. Very lazy!
    Hudson had ALL the good lines.

    • http://www.facebook.com/oliveramiller Oliver Miller

      Yes, some sort of “Aliens” quote-sorting computer. Thought Catalog’s “Aliens” quote-sorting computer. That’s why we have all these banner ads, to make money to make up for the $50 million in R&D that we spent on the “Aliens” quote-sorting computer. It was a huge waste of time and money. Many spoke out against the “Aliens” quote-sorting computer, in the early days.

      • http://www.facebook.com/toby.gutwill Toby Gutwill

        heheheheheh….kick his ass, Oliver! ;)

  • Will

    Hudson: “Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?”
    Vasquez: “No. Have you?”

    Best banter ever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/oliveramiller Oliver Miller

      So great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/toby.gutwill Toby Gutwill


  • s0677629@SMS.ED.AC.UK

    Haha, fantastic! I wonder, did anyone notice in Prometheus the “MARINES, we are LEAVING” said in the EXACT tone of voice used by Apone?

    “Forget him, HE’S GONE!”

    Gorman (muttering): “Apone, I, uh, want you to lay down a suppressing fire and, er, fall back to the, uh..”

    Nice to see fellow Alien fanatics come out of the TC woodwork :)

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