Hey! This is not your toy to play with every time I turn around!Ronnie Neary
You can't fool us by agreeing with us.Roy Neary
Scientist 1: Einstein WAS right!
Team Leader: Einstein was PROBABLY one of them!
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.
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.
Is that it? Is that all you're gonna ask me? Well I got a couple of thousand goddamn questions, you know. I want to speak to someone in charge. I want to lodge a complaint. You have no right to make people crazy! You think I investigate every Walter Cronkite story there is? Huh? If this is just nerve gas, how come I know everything in such detail? I've never been here before. How come I know so much? What the hell is going on around here? Who the hell are you people?Roy Neary
[on the police inquiring about her son] They asked me if I'd seen any strangers in the neighborhood.Jillian Guiler
David Laughlin: Who flies crates like these anymore?
Project Leader: No one. These planes were reported missing in 1945.
He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.Project Leader
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.
Have you recently had a close encounter?David Laughlin
Okay, let's have a vote. Tomorrow night you can play Goofy Golf, which is a lot of standing in line and shoving and pushing, and probably getting a 'zero,' or you can see Pinocchio, which is a lot of furry animals and magic, and you'll have a wonderful time. Okay? So let's vote.Roy Neary