Some of the best 'Cars' movie quotes feature everyone's favorite car hero, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), as he adjusts to life in the small town of Radiator Springs. There, he makes new friends and finds the inspiration and drive he needs to win races. The 2006 Pixar classic 'Cars' contains many, many hilarious quotes from other characters, too, including Mater the tow truck (Larry the Cable Guy), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Sally Carrera ( Bonnie Hunt). Read on for some of the best 'Cars' movie quotes around, and for quotes from the latest 'Cars' movie, check out this 'Cars 2' quotes list!
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My Name is Mater
Mater: "My name is Mater."
Lightning McQueen: "Mater?"
Mater: "Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the 'tuh."
Our first introduction to the now-beloved Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) also lets us know pretty quickly that Mater is a goofball of the highest order.
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Lightning McQueen: "Crazy grandpa car..."
Lightning definitely has a love/hate relationship with Doc, and the young rookie seems to resist wise old Doc's efforts to steer him on the right path. Repeatedly.
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Doc Hudson: "I'll put it simple: if you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right."
Lightning McQueen: "Oh, right. That makes perfect sense. Turn right to go left. Yes, thank you! Or should I say No, thank you, because in Opposite World, maybe that really means thank you."
The relationship between Lightning and Doc is definitely filled with tension - and humor and, eventually, friendship.
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My Best Friend
Mater: "I know'd I made a good choice!"
Lightning McQueen: "In what?"
Mater: "My best friend..."
Awww. Little did Lightning know when he landed in little ol' Radiator Springs, he'd find his best buddy for life!
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Lightning McQueen: "I create feelings in others that they themselves don't understand."
Yeah, you sure do - not all of those feelings are positive, Mr. Rookie. You'll learn...you will learn.
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Great Timing Mater
Lightning McQueen: "You know, I've really missed you Sally."
Sally: "Well, I create feelings in others that they themselves don't understand, and blah blah blah blah..." (leans in to kiss Lightning)
Mater: "McQueen and Sally, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S- uh... I-N-T!"
Lightning McQueen: "Great timing, Mater!"
As always, Mater has the timing issue down pat. Fortunately, he doesn't derail this budding relationship between Sally and Lightning.
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Lightning McQueen: "Guys! You're here! I can't believe this!"
Doc Hudson: "I knew you needed a crew chief, but I didn't know it was this bad."
Lightning McQueen: "I thought you said you'd never come back?"
Doc Hudson: "Well, I really didn't have a choice - Mater didn't get to say goodbye..."
Mater: "Goodbyeeeeeeeeeeee! Okay, I'm good."
Mater's 'goodbye' doesn't last for long - the two are once again off on an adventure (an international one!) in 2011's 'Cars 2.'
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Lightning McQueen: "You know, the Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment team ran a great race today. And remember: with a little Rust-eze - and an insane amount of luck - you too can look like me. Ka-chow!"
Yet another 'Cars' catch phrase, this one uttered by Lightning during a post-race event. 'Ka-chow!' shows up often in both 'Cars' movies.