Movie Quotes from Meet John Doe: Quotes from the movie Meet John Doe

A half a helot!

I don’t read no papers. And I don’t listen to radio either.

I protest against the decency in the world. I protest against corruption in local politics. I protest against civic heads being in league with crime. I protest against state relief being used as political football. I protest against County Hospital’s shutting out the needy. I protest against all the brutality and slaughter in the world.

If it was raining hundred dollar bills, you’d be out looking for a dime you lost someplace.

It’s an idea worth dying for; it’s an idea worth living for…This is no time to give up.

Lighthouses, John. Lighthouses in a foggy world.

Look at that face – they’ll believe him!

There you are, Norton, the people! Try and lick that!

To most of you, your neighbor is a stranger, a guy with a barking dog
and a fence around him. Now you can’t be a stranger to any guy who’s on your own team. So tear down that fence that separates you…You’ll tear down a lot of hate and prejudices…I know a lot of you are saying to yourself: ‘He’s asking for a miracle!’ …Well, you’re wrong. It’s no miracle!…I see it happen once every year at Christmas time…Why can’t that spirit last the whole year round? Gosh, if it ever did – we’d develop such a strength that no human force could stand against it.

Trying to improve the world by jumping off buildings. You couldn’t improve the world if the building jumped on you!

Walk slow, like you do when you come to pay your taxes.

Yes, sir. I’m a sucker for this country. I’m a sucker for the Star Spangled Banner and I’m a sucker for this country. I like what we got here! I like it! A guy can say what he wants – and do what he wants – without having a bayonet shoved through his belly.

You’re a fake, John Doe, and I can prove it!

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