Director Tony Scott Dies

Movies are a huge source of some of our most beloved and cherished quotes. The writers that create them—and the actors that give them life—are often the ones who we remember most when we think of movie quotes. Unfortunately, often times the general public forgets the director, unless they become very famous. One director who became rather famous in our time, Tony Scott, died on August 19, 2012.

According to the Associated Press, “The 68-year-old Scott died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.” It’s sad news for everyone who loves the movies. Currently, the death is being ruled a suicide, and not much else is known. In tribute to this wonderful director, we thought we’d post some of the more famous quotes from some of his well-known movies (thanks to

From Top Gun:

Maverick: “I feel the need…”
MaverickGoose: “…the need for speed!”

Jester: “That was some of the best flying I’ve seen to date – right up to the part where you got killed.”

Goose: “The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.”

Stinger: “And if you screw up just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!”
Maverick: “Yes, sir!”

From Man on Fire:

Rayburn: “A man can be an artist… in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.”

Lisa: “What are you gonna do?”
Creasy: “What I do best. I’m gonna kill ’em. Anyone that was involved. Anybody who profited from it. Anybody who opens their eyes at me.”
Lisa [Whispering]: “You kill ’em all.”

Pita: “There are some good things in this world.”
Creasy: “Oh yeah, like what?”
Pita: “Like meeting me.”

From Days of Thunder:

Dr. Claire Lewicki: “You and Rowdy have the same sickness, it’s called denial and it’s probably going to kill you both.”

Tim Daland: “If you’re from California, you’re not a Yankee. You’re not really anything.”
Harry Hogge: “You said it.”

Dr. Claire Lewicki: “Tell me what you love so much about racing.”
Cole Trickle: “Speed. To be able to control it. To know that I can control something that’s out of control.”

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