In Time Movie Quotes

'In Time' movie quotes include some of the most memorable lines from this sci-fi/action thriller film, written and directed by Andrew Niccol ('Gattica,' 'The Truman Show'). 'In Time' stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer, Olivia Wilde and Johnny Galecki. Are these the best quotes from 'In Time?' You be the judge. Vote for your favorite quotes and, if you see a favorite that's missing, add it!

For those not familiar with the premise of 'In Time,' the movie is f*turistic, set in a future where time is an actual commodity. People do not typically live past the age of 25, especially the poor who can't afford to 'buy time.' When Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) is accused of killing a man and stealing his time, he is forced to go on the run as he tries to save the world from the corrupt system. Along the way, he kidnaps Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) hostage. Weis' father, Phillippe Weis, is the richest man alive, and he spares to expense to try and apprehend Will, with help from "timekeeper" cop Raymond Leon (Cillian Murphy).

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  • 1
    36 VOTES


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    Philippe Weis: "For a few to remain immortal, many must die."
    Will: "No one should be immortal, if even one person has to die."

    Will has the right idea - but can he fix the (terribly broken) system so everyone has a chance to live?
    36 votes
  • 2
    56 VOTES

    I Wouldn't Waste It

    I Wouldn't Waste It
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    Henry: "How old are you? In real time?"
    Will: "28."
    Henry: "I'm 105. Does it show? The day comes when you've had enough. Your mind can be spent even if your body's not."
    Will: "That's your problem? You've been alive too long? Have you ever known anyone who's died?"
    Henry: "For a few to be immortal, many must die."
    Will: "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"
    Henry: "You really don't know, do you? Everyone can't live forever, where would we put them? Why do you think there are time zones? Why to you think taxes and prices go up the same day in the ghetto? The cost of living keeps rising to make sure people keep dying. How else could there be men with a million years almost from day to day? The truth is, there's more than enough. No one has to die before their time. If you had as much time as I have, what would you do with it?"
    Will: "If I had all that time, I sure as hell wouldn't waste it."

    When Will meets Henry Hamilton (Matt Bomer), little does he know how fateful their conversation will be. Hamilton later kills himself, giving Will his extra time (another 100 years). Will is then suspected of Henry's murder.
    56 votes
  • 3
    17 VOTES

    Wasting Time

    Wasting Time
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    Henry: "Don't waste my time."

    The circumstances Will finds himself in give new meaning to the idea of wasting time. Henry gave his life so Will could live and make things better.
    17 votes
  • 4
    29 VOTES

    Giving Away Time

    Giving Away Time
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    Raymond Leon: "His crime wasn't taking time. He was giving it away."

    Ah, Cillian Murphy. You always make such a great villain...
    29 votes
  • 5
    19 VOTES

    Close Your Eyes

    Close Your Eyes
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    Will: "How can you live with yourself watching people die right next to you?"
    Sylvia: "You don't watch. You close your eyes."

    Will can't believe that Sylvia, as the daughter of the richest man on the planet, can simply stand by and let people die because of some genetically engineered body clock. Until now, Sylvia's simply denied what's going on.
    19 votes
  • 6
    10 VOTES

    Keeping Me Alive

    Keeping Me Alive
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    Sylvia: "Please take me home."
    Will: "I can't do that."
    Sylvia: "Why?"
    Will: "You're keeping me alive."

    Will takes Sylvia hostage as a last ditch effort to escape arrest for Henry's murder. She's valuable.
    10 votes