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

Barry Guiler

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.

[at press conference] I saw Bigfoot once! It made a sound that I don't care to hear twice in my life.

Farmer

[to Roy Neary] I envy you.

Claude Lacombe

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

Scientist

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

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Quotes

He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.

Project Leader

Major Walsh, it is an event sociologique.

Claude Lacombe