The Best Quotes From 'Flight'
Movie fans everywhere have come together to vote on this list of the most memorable quotes from the riveting drama, Flight. The film follows an alcoholic pilot, played by Denzel Washington, who heroically saves his passengers during a plane crash but must confront his addiction in the aftermath.
From poignant moments of introspection to heart-wrenching exchanges between characters, these quotes capture the essence of Flight's emotional depth and complexity. Whether you've seen the movie once or a dozen times, these lines are sure to stick with you long after the credits roll.
Flight is more than just a story about one man's struggle with addiction; it's also an exploration of morality and redemption. As viewers watch Washington's character navigate through his personal demons while simultaneously facing legal consequences for his actions, they're forced to grapple with their own beliefs about right and wrong.
So without further ado, let's dive into this list of unforgettable Flight quotes. From "I choose to drink myself to death" to "I'm drunk because I choose to be," each line offers insight into the complexities of human nature that make this film so compelling.
Which quote resonates with you most? Don't forget to vote up your favorites on our list.
- 115 VOTES
Someone Has to Pay
Captain Whitaker: "Why do we need a lawyer?"
Hugh Lang: "You don't remember getting your blood drawn the night of the crash? You had alcohol in your system. That could be life in prison."
Captain Whitaker: "Someone put me in a broken plane."
Hugh Lang: "Someone has to pay."
Meeting his new attorney for the first time, Captain Whitaker is shocked to learn that legal counsel is required after his heroics but soon feels as if he's the victim of a conspiracy.
- 27 VOTES
We're in a Dive
Captain Whitaker: "We are in a dive."
Co-Pilot: "I have no control on my side."
Trina: "Are we going down?"
Captain Whitaker: "Everybody brace positions."
Co-Pilot: "I see nothing but houses!"
Captain Whitaker: "Evan, listen to me. Trim us nose down. We're gonna roll it."
Co-Pilot: "What do you mean roll it?"
Captain Whitaker: "Ready? Here we go."Moments before the crash, Captain Whitaker and his co-pilot try their best to land the non-responsive airplane as safely as possible. To do this, they will however have to perform a very unusual roll.
- 311 VOTES
Captain Whitaker: "No one could have landed that plane like I did. No one."
Captain Whitaker is confident in his flying skills and knows that he did something so many other pilot could not have. This only goes so far though as his legal battle continues.
- 48 VOTES
Nothing Short of a Miracle
Charlie Anderson: "How you feeling, Whip? You look like you pulled some kind of move up there, man. You saved a lot of lives. The way you landed that plane is nothing short of a miracle."As Captain Whitaker wakes up in a hospital room, he's informed of the events that led up to his hospitalization and the news that he performed what many would call a miracle in landing the plane.
- 59 VOTES
The Only One Who Could Do It
Hugh Lang: "The FAA placed 10 pilots in simulators, recreated the events. Every pilot killed everybody on board. You were the only one who could do it."
Hugh Lang informs Captain Whitaker of the evidence in his favor, that in the circumstances he faced no one could have landed that plane better. Regardless of the positives, they still face an uphill battle in their legal challenges.
- 69 VOTES
Good MorningPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Captain Whitaker: "Good morning, Trina."
Trina: "Good morning, Captain Whitaker. Here's your manifest with 102 souls on board."
Captain Whitaker: "Let's get them tucked in. We're ready to push."This flight starts like every other for Captain Whitaker and his crew. As he's greeted by flight attendant Trina, no one knows then that this flight will change the lives of everyone on board.