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Cars 3 Movie Quotes

Updated July 8, 2017 114 votes 25 voters 1.3k views7 items

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Cars 3 movie quotes help tell the story in the third film in the Disney Pixar Cars series. Brian Fee directed the movie using a screenplay by Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson and Mike Rich using a story by Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell and Jonathan E. Stewart. Cars 3 opened theatrically in the United States on June 16, 2017.

In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) had a good run but his racing career seems to be ending as new high-tech race cars are taking over the industry. One especially bad crash plus hot newcomer Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) has many in the news media wondering if it's time for Lightning McQueen to retire. 

But McQueen doesn't feel ready to stop racing and hires trainer Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo) to help him get back in the game. Alongside friends like Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), Sally Carrera (voiced by Bonnie Hunt), Smokey (voiced by Chris Cooper) and Sterling (voiced by Nathan Fillion), among others, McQueen tries new tactics to remain competitive ahead of a big race against Jackson Storm.

Cars 3 was just one of several great summer 2017 movies in theaters including The Hero, It Comes at Night, Megan Leavey, and The Mummy.

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    You Can Be Smarter Than Him

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    Smokey Yunick: You'll never be as fast as Storm, but you can be smarter than him.
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    Lightning McQueen: The racing is the reward, not the stuff!
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    Natalie Certain: Storm's chances of winning are 95.2%.

    The odds are clearly in Storm's favor when Storm and McQueen line up for a race. Everyone knows McQueen can't be as fast as Storm, but as Smokey mentions in these Cars 3 movie quotes, McQueen can play smarter.

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      So Excited to Train You

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      Cruz Ramirez: I am so excited to train you. I like a challenge... I call you, my senior project.
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      Luigi: On your mark, get set, and go!
      Cruz Ramirez: Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! The beach ate me.

      Cruz Ramirez seems especially excited when the youngster gets to train racing legend Lightning McQueen. While McQueen is willing, when Ramirez gets buried in the sand in these Cars 3 movie quotes, his confidence in her falls.

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        Do the Same Old Thing

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        Sally Carrera: How you feeling?
        Lightning McQueen: I can't go out on the track and do the same old thing. It won't work!
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        Fillmore: It's futile to resist change, man.
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        Mater: You know what I'd do?
        Lightning McQueen: What?
        Mater: I don't know. I got nothin.'

        As much as McQueen doesn't want to admit that the racing industry is changing, and leaving him behind, he knows he must try new things to remain competitive. Unfortunately though, his friends don't have a lot of great ideas on how to do that.

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          I Decide When I'm Done

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          TV Announcer: We can only hope that this race today wasn't his last.
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          Lightning McQueen: I decide when I'm done.

          After a tough crash, many speculate if McQueen is done in racing for good. But as McQueen states himself in these Cars 3 movie quotes, only he can decide when he's done.

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