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The Best 'Con Air' Quotes

Updated October 23, 2020 61 votes 22 voters 1.8k views8 items

The best Con Air quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Con Air, with the help of your votes. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich, Con Air was directed by Simon West and released in 1997.

What is your favorite Con Air quote? One memorable line was when Cyrus the Virus said, "Say there was a disturbance but you've got it under control. Say it, or I will kill you." Another great line from Con Air is, "'Many hands make light work.' My daddy taught me that," spoken by Cameron Poe.

Vote up your top Con Air quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

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    My Daughter's Birthday

    My Daughter's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Con Air' Quotes
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    Garland Greene: Two went down. One came up.
    Poe: Wasn't my fault.
    Garland: Well, you don't have to tell me. Most murders are crimes of necessity rather than desire. But the great ones... Dahmer, Gacy, Bundy... they did it because it excited them.
    Poe: Don't you... I got nothing in common with them....with you! Don't you talk to me! They were insane!
    Garland: Now you're talking semantics. What if I told you insane was working a 50-hour week for 50 years, at the end of which they tell you to piss off. Ending up in some retirement village, hoping to die rather than suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time. Wouldn't you consider that to be insane?
    Poe: Murdering 30 people, semantics or not, is insane.
    Garland: One girl, I drove through three states wearing her head as a hat.
    Poe: It's my daughter's birthday, so please feel free not to share everything with me.

     

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    Nothing Makes Me Sadder

    Nothing Makes Me Sadder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Con Air' Quotes
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    Cyrus: Good, now, here are the rules: I'm going to ask a question, and then you will ask a question.
    Larkin: Okay... What's your question?
    Cyrus: In Carson City, your boys were onto us. How?
    Malloy: One of the guards...
    Larkin: One of the guards faked a heart attack and we had to remove his restraints, okay?
    Cyrus: Alright, now what's your question?
    Larkin: Where are you going with my plane, Cyrus?
    Cyrus: We're going to Disneyland.
    Larkin: You're lying, Cyrus.
    Cyrus: So are you, Vince. Ohh... nothing makes me sadder than the agent lost his bladder in the... airplane.

     

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    So Much As Passes Gas

    So Much As Passes Gas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Con Air' Quotes
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    Guard Falzon: Well, welcome aboard. My...my...as I look around I see a lot of celebrities among us. I see eleven Current Affairs, two Hard Copies and a genuine Geraldo interviewee, but I gotta tell you gentlemen, none of this impresses me. Because we have rules on this aircraft and they're going to be enforced. It's a lot like kindergarten. You'll keep your hands to yourself, keep the decibel level down and, if any of you should feel the need to scream, spit or bite, you get the treatment.
    Inmate: F*ck you, pig.
    Guard Falzon: Gag and bag this Nazi muffin. You see, this kind of thing puts me in a foul mood. These rules will be enforced because I can't have trouble. If any of you so much as passes gas in my general direction, upsetting my delicate nasal passages, your testicles will become my personal property. That's pretty clear. Good.

     

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    Never Think That Far Ahead

    Cyrus the Virus: Say there was a disturbance but you've got it under control. Say it, or I will kill you.
    Pilot: Without me you got nobody to fly the plane.
    Cyrus: I never think that far ahead.

     

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