Cars Movie Quotes

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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    223 VOTES


    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.
    223 votes
  • 2
    46 VOTES

    You Think I Quit?

    You Think I Quit?
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    Lightning McQueen: "Doc, hold it! Seriously, your driving's incredible!"
    Doc Hudson: "Wonderful. Now go away."
    Lightning McQueen: "Hey, I mean it. You've still got it!
    Doc Hudson: "I'm asking you to leave."
    Lightning McQueen: "Come on. I'm a racecar, you're... a much older racecar, but under the hood, you and I are the same."
    Doc Hudson: "We are not the same, understand? Now, get out."
    Lightning McQueen: "How could a car like you quit at the top of your game?"
    Doc Hudson: "You think I quit?" (reveals framed newspaper headline that reads: "Crash! Hudson Hornet Out for Season")
    Lightning McQueen: "Oh, right. Your big wreck in '54."
    Doc Hudson: "They quit on me. When I finally got put together, I went back expecting a big welcome. You know what they said? "You're history." Moved on to the next rookie standing in line. There was a lot left in me. I never got a chance to show 'em. I keep that to remind me never to go back. I just never expected that that world would...would find me here."

    At this point, Lightning simply doesn't understand why Doc, AKA the legendary race car Hudson Hornet, would just walk away from his stellar career. Doc, sadly, sets them straight, explaining that everyone gave up on him after his devastating crash. Doc Hudson was voiced by late actor, humanitarian and racing enthusiast Paul Newman. The character provides some of the most poignant moments in the movie...
    46 votes
  • 3
    153 VOTES

    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!
    153 votes
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    63 VOTES

    Boogity Boogity Boogity

    Darrell Cartrip: "Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racin'!"

    Announcer Darrell Cartrip is a '77 Chevy Monte Carlo and to race fans, this expression (and the character) may seem familiar. Cartrip is based on real-life commentator and racer Darrell Waltrip!
    63 votes
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    101 VOTES

    Focus and Speed

    Lightning McQueen: "Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning."
    Pit Crew Member: "Hey Lightning, you ready?"
    Lightning McQueen: "Oh yeah!"

    Our (eventual) hero, Lightning McQueen, is a rookie with a rookie's attitude - cocky and arrogant, but with enough goofiness to be lovable. His attitude will change dramatically when he lands in Radiator Springs...
    101 votes
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    75 VOTES

    Precision Instrument

    Lightning McQueen: "I'm a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics."
    Mater: "You hurt your what?"

    Leave it to Mater to have some of the funniest quotes in 'Cars!'
    75 votes