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The Best Quotes From 'Twelve Monkeys'

Updated September 5, 2019 193 votes 32 voters 1.6k views25 items

The best quotes from Twelve Monkeys 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 Twelve Monkeys, with the help of your votes. Starring  Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, Twelve Monkeys was directed by Terry Gilliam and was released in 1995.

What are your favorite lines from Twelve Monkeys? One of the memorable one-liners was when Jeffrey says, "Wiping out the human race? That's a great idea. That's great. But more of a long-term thing. I mean, first, we have to focus on more immediate goals." Another great line from Twelve Monkeys is, "All I see are dead people." spoken by James who was played by Bruce Willis.

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

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    There's No Wrong

    Jeffrey Goines: Ah! Ah! There's no right, there's no wrong, there's only popular opinion. You... you... you believe in germs, right?

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    All I See

    James Cole: All I see are dead people.

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    Agony Of Foreknowledge

    Dr. Kathryn Railly: Cassandra in Greek legend, you recall, was condemned to know the future but to be disbelieved when she foretold it. Hence the agony of foreknowledge combined with the impotence to do anything about it.

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    Losing My Faith

    Dr. Owen Fletcher: Kathryn, you're a rational person. You're a trained psychiatrist. You know the difference between what's real and what's not.

    Dr. Kathryn Railly: And what we say is the truth is what everybody accepts. Right, Owen? I mean, psychiatry: it's the latest religion. We decide what's right and wrong. We decide who's crazy or not. I'm in trouble here. I'm losing my faith.

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