Air Traffic Controller: AirEast 31, do you wish to file a report of any kind to us?
AirEast Pilot: [over radio] I wouldn't know what kind of report to file, Center.

David Laughlin: Who flies crates like these anymore?
Project Leader: No one. These planes were reported missing in 1945.

[on the police inquiring about her son] They asked me if I'd seen any strangers in the neighborhood.

Jillian Guiler

David Laughlin: We didn't choose this place! We didn't choose these people! They were invited!
Claude Lacombe: They belong here more than we.

Roy Neary: I wanna speak to the man in charge.
David Laughlin: Mr. Lacombe is the highest authority.
Roy Neary: He isn't even an American.

Scientist 1: Einstein WAS right!
Team Leader: Einstein was PROBABLY one of them!

You can't fool us by agreeing with us.

Roy Neary

Hey! This is not your toy to play with every time I turn around!

Ronnie Neary

That's a 2,500 dollar globe! What are you guys doing?

Scientist

[to Roy Neary] I envy you.

Claude Lacombe

Ronnie Neary: All right, everybody to bed!
Toby Neary: No, wait! Dad said we could watching The Ten Commandments!
Ronnie Neary: Roy, that movie is four hours long.
Roy Neary: I said they could watch the five commandments.

[looking up at the ship flying away] Goodbye...

Barry Guiler

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