Have you recently had a close encounter?

David Laughlin

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.

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

Project Leader

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

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

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

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Quotes

I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday on the road, I've been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows... Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.

Roy Neary

Major Walsh, it is an event sociologique.

Claude Lacombe