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In Time Movie Quotes

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'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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    I Wouldn't Waste It

    I Wouldn't Waste It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list In Time Movie Quotes
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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.
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    Wasting Time

    Wasting Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list In Time Movie Quotes
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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.
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    Strip Poker

    Strip Poker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list In Time Movie Quotes
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    Will: "That's pretty good, but mine's better." (Shows a much stronger poker hand)
    Sylvia: "Why did I play strip poker with you?"
    Will: "Why did you?"

    The sexual tension between these two reaches a fevered pitch after, you guessed it, Sylvia plays strip poker with Will.
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    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.
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