Movie Quotes from Mosquito Coast, The: Quotes from the movie Mosquito Coast, The

(1)Look around you, how did America get this way? Land of Promise, Land of Opportunity. Give us the retched refuse of your teeming shores. Have a Coke. Watch TV. (2) Have a nice day (1) Go on welfare. Get free money. Turn to crime. Crime pays in this country.

This is the first time in creation that ice has melted here!

I surely like this colour.

Nature’s crooked. I wanted right angles….straight Lines. You cut yourself opening a can of tuna and you die.

Our first Thanksgiving in the New World.

That’s why I’m here! That’s why I came!

That’s why Im here! That’s why I came!

All winter Dad had been saying there’s going to be a war in America. It’s coming, he said. He was restless and talkative. He said the signs were everywhere. In the high prices, the bad tempers; the gut worry and the stupidity and greed of people. Bloody crimes were being committed and the criminals were unpunished. It’s not going to be an ordinary war, he said. But rather one in which no side is entirely innocent.

Charlie: My father is an inventor. He invented this ‘mechanical mop’. You sorta dance around with it. It works all by itself. You’d have to see it.
Emily: Weird…Charlie, do you have a girlfriend?
Charlie: No.
Emily: I could be your girlfriend if you want. I think about you when I go to the bathroom.

Everything we need is here. Right here. We can live simply: gardening, beach combing. I’m a changed man, mother. No more chemicals or poisons. If what you want isn’t washed up on this beach, you probably don’t need it.

Friendly savaages who would see his ice as a jewel, and be amazed.

He said he dropped out of Harvard to get an education.

I could be your girlfriend….I think about you when I go to the bathroom.

I tell you, Charlie. I’m not going back into Hatfield again. I’m sick of dealing with people who want things I’ve already rejected. Things they see on TV. They talk about nuclear destruction like it were a game show topic.

Ice is civilization!

Look around you Charlie, this place is a toilet.

No one who has the slightest spark has to endure a moment’s oppression in this world.

Nobody ever thinks of leaving this country. I do – every day. I’m the last man!

Once I had believed in father, and the world had seemed small and old. Now he was gone, and I wasn’t afraid to love him anymore. And the world seemed limitless.

We eat when we’re not hungry, drink when we’re not thirsty. We buy what we don’t need and throw away everything that’s useful. Why sell a man what he wants? Sell him what he doesn’t need. Pretend he’s got eight legs and two stomachs and money to burn. It’s wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

You know what the biggest problem of the twentieth century is?! (continues talking as he revs up a chainsaw and proceeds to saw through a felled tree)…double-digit inflation and a two-dollar loaf of bread!!

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