[to Roy Neary] I envy you.

Claude Lacombe

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


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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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Quotes

Major Walsh, it is an event sociologique.

Claude Lacombe

Brad Neary: I don't understand these fractions.
Roy Neary: What's one third of sixty?
Brad Neary: That's a fraction, I don't understand them.
Roy Neary: Alright, let's say that this boxcar is sixty feet long, OK?, and one third of it is across this switch here, alright... And now another train is coming... Now, how far do you have to move this boxcar so that the other train doesn't smash it? Quickly Brad, there are thousands of lives at stake... Brad any answer...