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John Wick Movie Quotes

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Here are the best "John Wick" quotes, from an action movie about an ex-hitman who returns to the game to find vengeance for his murdered dog. The thriller was written by Derek Kolstad and directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski in their directorial debut. 

In "John Wick," the title character (Keanu Reeves) is a former hitman who left the profession to live a quiet life after the death of his wife. One day, however, he comes across bad guy Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) who is quite interested in his classic car. When John isn't willing to sell it to Iosef, Iosef and his crew of thugs show up at John's place one night to steal the car and also kill his beloved dog in the process.

This chain of events sets John on a mission for vengeance which means he needs to return to his former lifestyle and go after Iosef. At first, Iosef doesn't know what he's done but with a little advice from Viggo (Michael Nyqvist), he knows the battle that is coming to him. Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan and John Leguizamo, among others, co-star in the action film.

Be sure to vote for your favorite "John Wick" lines below and check out the best quotes from other fall 2014 movies, including "Fury," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "Gone Girl," "Left Behind," "The Equalizer," "The Maze Runner," and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby."

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  • 1. I'm Back

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    John Wick: "People keep asking if I'm back. Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back."

    While he initially returned to just do one job, take care of one thing, but the more he does it, the more John gets the itch to return to his former profession.
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  • 2. That Nobody is John Wick

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    Viggo Tarasov: "It's not what you did, son. It's who you did it to."
    Iosef Tarasov: "That nobody?"
    Viggo Tarasov: "That nobody is John Wick."
    Iosef Tarasov: "I'm not afraid of John Wick."
    Viggo Tarasov: "You should be. I once saw him kill three men with a pencil."

    Viggo warns Iosef about the mistake he made with this job. At first Iosef is not intimidated but Viggo encourages him to change his view.
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  • 3. Final Gift From My Dying Wife

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    John Wick: "I lost everything. That dog was a final gift from my dying wife."

    In addition to being upset that his beloved car is gone, John is devastated that the Tarasov thugs killed his dog, Daisy. Losing a pet is always tough but this one was very special to John.
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  • 4. It's Personal

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    Winston: "Jonathan, you got out once. You dip so much as a pinky back into this pond, you may find something reaching out to pull you back in."
    John Wick: "It's personal."

    Winston warns John about getting back into the business and how easy it can be to leave again. John sees this decision to return as highly personal and accordingly very easy.
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