David Levinson: You really think you can fly that thing?
Captain Steven Hiller: You really think you can do all that bullshit you just said?

David Levinson: They're chasing us!
Captain Steven Hiller: Really, you think?

If you're so smart, tell me something, how come you go to M.I.T. for 8 years to become a cable repairman?

Julius Levinson

That's what you get! Ha Ha! Look at you! Ship's all banged up! Who's the man? Huh? Who's the man? Wait till I get another plane! I'm a line ya friends up right beside you! Where ya at, huh? Where ya at?

Captain Steven Hiller

Russel Casse: In the words of my generation: Up yours!

Everyone's trying to get out of Washington, and we're the only schmucks trying to get in.

Julius Levinson

Ha ha ha! Hello, boys! I'm baaaaack!

Russel Casse

Mr. President! Wow! This is... what a pleasure. As you can imagine, they... they don't let us out much.

Dr. Okun

President Thomas Whitmore: What do you want us to do?
Captured Alien: Die. Die.

Alicia Casse: This could be our last night on Earth. I don't want to die a virgin.
Philip: If we do, we'll both die virgins, but at least we'll be together.

The only mistake I ever made was to appoint a sniveling little weasel like you Secretary of Defense. However, that is a mistake, I am happy to say, that I don't have to live with. Mr. Nimzicki... you're fired.

President Thomas Whitmore

Gen. Gray: Are you all right?
President Thomas Whitmore: I saw... its thoughts. I saw what they're planning to do. They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet... their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource, they move on... and we're next. Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards.

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Independence Day Quotes

All you need is love, John Lennon, smart man, shot in the back, very sad.

Julius Levinson

Payback's a bitch, ain't it?

Russel Casse