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A Photo of Indiana Jones with the Quote, “I Don’t Know, I’m Making This up as I Go!” | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies
A Photo of Indiana Jones with the Quote, “I Don’t Know, I’m Making This up as I Go!” | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

32 ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Quotes from the Indiana Jones Adventure

Akhona Zungu
Jun 01, 2023
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Indiana Jones is a name known by many. Longtime actor Harrison Ford reprises this role for the second time in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and embarks on a mission to retrieve a powerful relic: the ark. The story sees Indiana face much betrayal in pursuit of the item, but like the adventure hero he is, he comes out on top.

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"Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" first came out in 1981 as the second installment of the film franchise. It follows Indiana in another one of his action-packed adventures where he meets interesting characters, and almost every encounter leaves his life hanging in the balance.

Indiana — better known as "Indy" among his compatriots — was no believer, but he avidly pursued anything that posed a threat to the world, even when others claimed it had mystical significance.

With a snarky sense of humor coupled with his down-to-earth attitude, Indiana fought passionately. Despite the blows he took, he still got up and got the job done. For a short trip down memory lane, enjoy this collection of quotes from the film's most memorable moments.

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A photo of Indiana Jones with the dialogue, "Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here. Indiana Jones: That's what scares me." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the dialogue, "Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here. Indiana Jones: That's what scares me." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

Snippets from the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Adventures

"Brody: For nearly three thousand years man has been searching for the lost Ark. It's not something to be taken lightly. No one knows its secrets. It's like nothing you've ever gone after before.

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Indiana Jones: Oh, Marcus. What are you trying to do, scare me? You sound like my

mother. We've known each other for a long time. I don't believe in magic, a lot of

superstitious hocus pocus." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"I'm going after a find of incredible historical significance, you're talking about the boogie man." — Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"You can't do this to me, I'm an American." — Marion, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something." — Belloq, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

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"Satipo: Let us hurry. There is nothing to fear here.

Indiana: That's what scares me." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level? Indiana Jones: Try the local sewer." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level? Indiana Jones: Try the local sewer." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

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"Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?

Indiana: Try the local sewer." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.

Indiana: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light." — Belloq, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

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"All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This is history." — Belloq, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

“[to Indiana Jones] Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!" — Jock, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

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"Indiana: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.

Sallah: How?

Indiana: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!" — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Indiana: I'm gonna blow up the Ark, Rene.

Belloq: Your persistence surprises even me. You're going to give mercenaries a bad

name." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"[Indy takes the torch and drops it in, revealing hundreds of snakes all over floor of the Well of Souls]

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Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

“[Discussing the fate of the Ark]

Maj. Eaton: We have top men working on it right now.

Indiana: Who?

Maj. Eaton: Top... men." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!" — Sallah, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"[the officers stare at him blankly] Indiana: Didn't any of you guys ever go to Sunday school?" — Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "We never seem to get a break, do we?" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "We never seem to get a break, do we?" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

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"Indiana: I can only say I'm sorry so many times.

Marion: Well, say it again anyway!

Indiana: Sorry." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Whiskey." — Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"We never seem to get a break, do we?" — Marion, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"[holding up a pocket watch] It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless... like the Ark. Men will kill for it. Men like you and me." — Belloq, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

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"Marion: I've learned to hate you in the last ten years!

Indiana: I never meant to hurt you.

Marion: I was a child. I was in love. It was wrong and you knew it!

Indiana: You knew what you were doing.

Marion: Now I do. This is my place. Get out!" — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"[talking about Marion's late father] Marion: He said you were a bum.

Indiana: Aw, he's being generous.

Marion: The most gifted bum he ever trained. You know, he loved you like a son… took a

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hell of a lot for you to alienate him.

Indiana: Not much... just you." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Listen, Herr Mac, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Listen, Herr Mac, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

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"Now you're getting nasty." — Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Sallah: Indy, you have no time. If you still want the ark, it is being loaded onto a truck for Cairo.

Indiana: Truck? What truck?" — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Listen, Herr Mac, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place." — Marion, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Sallah: Indy, there is something that troubles me.

Indiana: What is it?

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Sallah: The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to

disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Jock! Start the engine!" — Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Jock! Start the engine!" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "Jock! Start the engine!" | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

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"Marion: Hey! What happened? You don't look very happy.

Indiana: Fools. Bureaucratic fools.

Marion: What'd they say?

Indiana: They don't know what they've got there.

Marion: Well I know what I've got here. Come on, I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?" — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Satipo: Throw me the idol. [they both see a stone door closing] No time to argue! Throw

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me the idol, I'll throw you the whip!

Indiana: [throws the idol] Give me the whip!

Satipo: [drops the whip] Adiós, señor." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Dr. Jones. Again, we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I'd given up. [Indy reaches for his gun, only to hand it over when the warriors draw back their weapons.] You chose the wrong friends. This time it will cost you." — Belloq, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Sallah: Indy, there is something that troubles me.

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Indiana: What is it?

Sallah: The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to

disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Belloq: All in good time. When I am finished with it. Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God. And it's within my reach.

Indiana: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better

to do." — "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

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A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

A photo of Indiana Jones with the quote, "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do." | Source: YouTube/paramountmovies

Harrison Ford reprises his role as Indiana Jones in the latest installation, "The Dial of Destiny," alongside a star-studded cast including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Antonio Banderas. The film is set to release later this year.

If you've enjoyed reliving some of Indiana Jones' best moments above, reminisce once more with these Gryffindor quotes from the Harry Potter Universe.

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