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The Best Quotes From The Movie 'Cast Away'

Updated August 8, 2019 722 votes 228 voters 15.1k views24 items

The best quotes from Cast Away make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Cast Away, with the help of your votes. Starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Paul Sanchez, Cast Away was directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 2000.

What are your favorite lines from Cast Away? One of the memorable one-liners was when Chuck Noland said, "I had a coffin? Well, what was in it?" Another great line from Cast Away is, "You said you'd be right back." spoken by Kelly Frears who was played by Helen Hunt.

Vote up all the Cast Away quotes you want to see at the top of the list, regardless of which character they come from.

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    Who Knows

    Chuck Noland: We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and... knew she had to let me go. I added it up and knew that I had... lost her 'cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I - , I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over nothing. And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass... And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful that she wasn't with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

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      Hang On

      Chuck Noland: Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on.

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        Turning Our Back

        Chuck Noland: We live and we die by time, and we must not commit the sin of turning our back on time.

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          Chuck Noland: Aha. Look what I've created. I have made Fire!

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