The three choppers are steadily approaching what has unanimously agreed to be the front of these spaceships, a parabolic indentation nine city blocks in diameter.

Monica Soloway

Constance: Now what do we do?
President Thomas Whitmore: Address the nation. There's gonna be a lot of frightened people out there.
Constance: Yeah. I'm one of 'em.

Julius Levinson: David. What the hell are you doing?
David Levinson: Making a mess!
Julius Levinson: Yes, this I can see.

It's Air Force One for crying out loud and still he gets sick!

Julius Levinson

[waving to alien]
David Levinson: Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye!
Captain Steven Hiller: Y'all take care, alright, 'nothing but love for ya. I ain't got nothing by love for ya.
[to David]
Captain Steven Hiller: You think they have any idea what's about to happen to them?
David Levinson: Not a chance in hell. Goodnight!

Marty Gilbert: A countdown... wait, a countdown to what David?
David Levinson: It's like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces, and when the timing is right ,you strike. They're using this signal to synchronize their efforts and in five hours the countdown will be over.
Marty Gilbert: And then what?
David Levinson: Checkmate.
Marty Gilbert: Oh, my God. I gotta call my brother, my housekeeper, my lawyer. Nah, forget my lawyer.

Reporter: Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. have been left in ruins.
Russel Casse: Good God! I've been sayin' it. I've been sayin' it for ten damn years. Ain't I been sayin' it, Miguel? Yeah, I've been sayin' it.

David Levinson: They're bringing us in.
Captain Steven Hiller: When the hell was you gonna tell me?
David Levinson: Oops.
Captain Steven Hiller: We're gonna have to work on our communication.

Jasmine Dubrow: There you go, thinking you're all that. But you are not as charming as you think you are, sir.
Captain Steven Hiller: Yes, I am.

Look, I really don't think they flew 90 billion light years to come down here and start a fight. Get all rowdy.

Captain Steven Hiller

Albert Nimzicki: I'm not Jewish.
Julius Levinson: Well, nobody's perfect.

Now that's what I call a close encounter .

Captain Steven Hiller

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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