'Predestination' Movie Quotes 

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Updated May 21, 2019 138 votes 92 voters 10.5k views 8 items

“Predestination” movie quotes follow one man’s mission to travel through time to prevent crimes before they happen. The science fiction movie was written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig as adapted from the Robert A. Heinlein short story '"—All You Zombies—.” After appearing at several film festivals including the SXSW Film Festival in March 2014, “Predestination” opened theatrically on January 9, 2015.

In “Predestination,” A Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) works for an agency that sends folks back and forth between the past, present and future in order to stop crime from happening in the first place. He’s had quite the successful career in this field but one criminal, the Fizzle Bomber, has always eluded him.

While his prime suspect remains on the loose, the Temporal Agent must also prepare for his retirement and train another to take his spot. So while working as a bartender, he meets The Unmarried Mother (Sarah Snook) and begins to recruit her to become an agent as well. She agrees and travels back in time to take care of her own unresolved life issues too, but together, both the Unmarried Mother and the Temporal Agent find out things about themselves that they never expected.

“Predestination” helps to open the 2015 movie season after a roaring 2014 which included films like ”A Most Violent Year,” ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Big Eyes,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," and "Horrible Bosses 2.
Would You Kill Him?
Would You Kill Him? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 'Predestination' Movie Quotes
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The Bartender: “What if I could put him in front of you, the man that ruined your life? If I could guarantee that you'd get away with it, would you kill him?”

The Bartender puts an interesting offer on the table for The Unmarried Mother. If he could take her to a place and time where she could kill the man who ruined her life, would she go through with it?
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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Truth is Stranger Than F... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 'Predestination' Movie Quotes
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News Reporter: “Many New Yorkers are leaving the city in fear of a fifth attack by the Fizzle Bomber.”

The Unmarried Mother: “Maybe he’s doing the city a favor.”
The Bartender: “That kind of talk will get you in trouble.”
The Unmarried Mother: “No worse than I already been through.”
The Bartender: “Something this job has taught me is that truth is stranger than fiction.”
The Unmarried Mother: “You’re not talking about bar tending are you?”
The Bartender: “I am not talking about bar tending.”

As the news reports on the killings of the Fizzle Bomber, The Unmarried Mother and The Bartender discuss their thoughts on the matter and life in general. He has some stories he could tell and he doesn’t mean ones he experienced at the bar.
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It Can Be Overwhelming, Knowing the Future
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The Bartender: “By the time you will listen to this seven years will have passed. Here you are, at the beginning of your new life. It can be overwhelming, knowing the future.”

The Bartender leaves an audio recording to be listened to seven years later. He stresses how difficult it can be to travel through time knowing what the future holds. It can mess with one’s perspective and head in general.
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You Must Complete Your Mission
You Must Complete Your M... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 'Predestination' Movie Quotes
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Mr. Robertson: “You must complete your mission. You must lay the seeds for the future. You’re here to influence history and worlds to come.”
The Bartender: “Time catches up with us all.”
Mr. Robertson: “The path you’re on will take you to your destination.”

As The Bartender is losing faith in what he is doing, Mr. Robertson reminds him of just how important he is and what he is doing to the history of the world. The Bartender needs to follow his path and if he does, it will lead him to where he needs to go.
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