Ben Gates: I need your help.
Riley Poole: Does it involve treasure?

The last time I checked, we make our living off crazy.

Riley Poole

Riley Poole: We have thirty seconds to disable the alarm.
Ben Gates: Go.
[Ben and Riley break into a house and Riley disables the alarm]
Ben Gates: You did that in fifteen seconds.
Riley Poole: That's why I tell people to get a dog.

Patrick Gates: My first felony.
Ben Gates: Take it from the best. You're a natural.

Emily Appleton: You're a treasure hunter, aren't you?
Jeb Wilkinson: I'm just a man, trying to make his mark on history.

Buckingham Palace Security Guard: The fire alarm is going off!
Riley Poole: Uh-oh! God save the Queen!

Ben Gates: [underground in the Hall of Records in Mt. Rushmore] Riley, what do see?
Riley Poole: [balancing on the giant over turned engraved slab, looking down at an open grave] Death and despair! Mostly death. I mean a little despair, last few seconds. But than a hard sudden death.

A man has only one life time. But history can remember you forever.

Jeb Wilkinson

Ben Gates: I'm gonna kidnap him. I'm gonna kidnap the president of the United States.
Riley Poole: Wouldn't it just have been easier to make an appointment?

Sadusky: There is a book and it has the information you need. The President's Book of Secrets. A collection of documents for President's eyes only. The truth behind the JFK conspiracy. The missing minutes from the Watergate tapes. And of course, Area 51.
Ben Gates: It contains all of our nation's secrets. I need to see that book.
Sadusky: The only way you'll ever see that book is if you get elected President.

What is it about treasure that makes history so fascinating?

Patrick Gates

The past is filled with incredible mysteries. The clues to solving them are all around, hidden in plain sight. But this story begins with the most famous assassination in history. Abraham Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth, kept a diary. A diary that was found the night Booth was killed, with 18 pages missing. Concealed in those pages is the key to something much, much bigger. A conspiracy that crosses the globe, and a discovery that the world isn't ready to believe.

Ben Gates

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Quotes

The past is filled with incredible mysteries. The clues to solving them are all around, hidden in plain sight. But this story begins with the most famous assassination in history. Abraham Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth, kept a diary. A diary that was found the night Booth was killed, with 18 pages missing. Concealed in those pages is the key to something much, much bigger. A conspiracy that crosses the globe, and a discovery that the world isn't ready to believe.

Ben Gates

Riley Poole: So let's recap: We've broken into Buckingham Palace, and the Oval Office, stolen a page from the President's super-secret book, and actually kidnapped the President of the United States. What are we gonna do next, short-sheet the Pope's bed?
Ben Gates: Well, you never know.