Apocalypse Now Movie Quotes 

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Updated August 15, 2019 183 votes 84 voters 6.7k views 17 items

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Here are the best Apocalypse Now quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Apocalypse Now collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. The most memorable Apocalypse Now quotes help it rank among the most quotable movies of all time.

Consistently named one of the best movies ever, Apocalypse Now tracks a covert mission to take out a highly decorated US Army officer who has inserted himself as a god among men in a Viet Nam tribe. The all-star movie cast includes Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Lawrence Fishburne, and Harrison Ford. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and best Director for Francis Ford Coppola.

This list includes all the best Apocalypse Now lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Apocalypse Now quotes are here.

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The Smell
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Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.[kneels]
Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like
[sniffing, pondering]
Kilgore: Victory.
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Dream And Nightmare
Dream And Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Apocalypse Now Movie Quotes
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Kurtz: I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving.
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He's Been Spoiled by Hawaii
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Kilgore: Charlie don't surf!
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Angels Of Our Nature
Angels Of Our Nature is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Apocalypse Now Movie Quotes
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General Corman: Well, you see, Willard, in this war, things get confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity. But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be God. Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irration, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature.
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