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Contagion Movie Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 86 votes 39 voters 10.2k views7 items

The movie 'Contagion,' directed by Steven Soderbergh, features an all-star cast and a tense, riveting storyline. How would the world react if a (rapidly spreading) airborne virus began going global - with no hint of a cure? Answer: Badly. Very badly. 'Contagion' movie quotes focus on comments from those frantically struggling to contain the pandemic, those who fall victim to it and those who aren't sure whether they can trust the government officials who are supposedly trying to keep them all safe.

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'Contagion' might turn out to be a blockbuster of a movie (anyone surprised? No? Agreed). For quotes from other 2011 blockbusters, check out these lists of quotes from 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'The Help,' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' and 'Super 8!'
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    I Think I'm Sick

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    Dr. Erin Mears: "Dr. Cheever, I think I'm sick."
    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "What? What's going on? What kind of symptoms do you have?"
    Dr. Erin Mears: "Can't swallow, severe headache."
    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "What's your temperature?"
    Dr. Erin Mears: "101.8. I've definitely infected other people..."

    Dr. Mears' tireless work on the front lines to try and trace the origins of the airborne virus and contain it takes a toll: Here, she realizes that she has contracted the illness. She calls her CDC director to deliver the grim news.
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    We're Touching Everything

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    Dr. Erin Mears: "The average person touches their face three to five times every waking minute. In between, we're touching door knobs, water fountains and each other."

    Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) is on the front lines of the virus outbreak. As a CDC official, Mears is among the first on the scene of the outbreak in Minnesota that kills Mitch Emhoff's (Matt Damon's) wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) and his young stepson.
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    Don't Touch Anyone

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    Dr. Erin Mears: "Don't talk to anyone. Don't touch anyone. Stay away from other people."

    Dr. Mears realizes that Aaron Barnes was exposed to the virus through contact with Beth Emhoff. Mears, unfortunately, realizes too late that Barnes is sick - and, at that moment, exposing dozens to the airborne disease.
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    Weaponize the Bird Flu

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    Government official: "Is there any way that someone could weaponize the bird flu? Is that what we're looking at?"
    Dr. Ellis Cheever: "Someone doesn't have to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that."

    Dr. Ellis Cheever (Lawrence Fishburne) is the CDC's deputy director. It's his job to oversee all of the frantic investigative work and research that's being done to isolate the deadly airborne disease that's quickly claiming lives. When a government official suggests the virus may be a weapon, he quickly fires back that they don't have to - the virus is becoming a weapon on its own.
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