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The Best Deliverance Quotes

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The best Deliverance quotes make you realize how unsettling the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Deliverance, with the help of your votes. Starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds, Deliverance was directed by John Boorman and released in 1972.

What is your favorite Deliverance quote? One memorable line was when Lewis says, "You don't beat it. You never beat the river chubby." Another great line from Deliverance is, "No matter what disaster that may occur in other parts of the world, or what petty little problems arise in Atlanta, no one can find us up here. Good night, Lewis," spoken by Ed.

Vote up your top Deliverance quotes, regardless of what character they come from.

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    No One Can Find Us Up Here

    Ed: I'm glad we came here.
    Bobby:  Lewis?
    Ed: Lewis does not drink.
    Bobby: It's true Lewis, what you said. There's something in the woods and the water that we have lost in the city.
    Lewis: We didn't lose it. We sold it.
    Bobby: Well I'll say one thing for the system. System did produce the air mattress, or as is better known among we camping types, the instant broad. And if you fellas will excuse me, I'm gonna go be mean to my air mattress. I do baptize thee, now in the name of modern technology. How sweet. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
    Ed: Lewis?
    Bobby: Does he think he is Tarzan or what?
    Ed: He knows the woods though. He really does. He does.
    Drew: Not really. He learn 'em. He doesn't feel 'em. That's Lewis's problem. He wants to be one with nature, and he can't hack it.
    Bobby: That's a hell of a time to be telling us that!  Jesus! Lewis, you scared the sh*t outta me!
    Ed: Oh, what was it, Lewis?
    Lewis: I don't know. I thought I heard something.
    Bobby: Something or someone?
    Lewis: I don't know.
    Drew: Good night, Lewis.
    Lewis: Good night, Drew.
    Bobby: I'm going to sleep.
    Ed: The night has fallen, and there's nothin' we can do about it.
    Bobby: I had my first wet dream in a sleeping bag.
    Ed: How was it?
    Bobby: Great. There was no repeatin' it.
    Drew: Never mind.
    Ed: No matter what disaster that may occur in other parts of the world, or what petty little problems arise in Atlanta, no one can find us up here. Good night, Lewis.

     

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      What Is It You Require

      Mountain Man: What the hell you think you're doin'?
      Ed: Headin' down river. A little canoe trip, headin' for Aintry.
      Mountain Man: Aintry?
      Bobby: Sure, this river only runs one way, captain, haven't you heard?
      Mountain Man: You ain't never gonna get down to Ain-.
      Ed: Well, why not?
      Mountain Man: 'Cause. This river don't go to Aintry. You done taken a wrong turn. See uh, this here river don't go nowhere near Aintry.
      Bobby: Where does it go, then?
      Mountain Man: Boy, you are a lost one, ain't ya?
      Bobby: Well, hell, I guess this river comes out somewhere, don't it? That's where we're goin'. Somewhere. Look, we don't want any trouble here.
      Ed: If you gentlemen have a still near here, hell, that's fine with us.
      Bobby: Why sure. We'd never tell anybody where it is. You know somethin', you're right, we're lost. We don't know where in the hell we are.
      Toothless Man: A still?
      Bobby: Right, yeah. You're makin' some whiskey up here. We'll buy some from ya, we could use it, couldn't we?
      Mountain Man: Do you know what you're talkin' about?
      Ed: We don't know what we're talkin' about, honestly we don't.
      Mountain Man: No, no. You said somethin' about makin' whiskey, right? Isn't that what you said?
      Ed: We don't know what you're doin' and we don't care. That's none of our business.
      Mountain Man: That's right. It's none of your god-damned business, right.
      Ed: We got quite a long journey ahead of us, gentlemen.
      Toothless Man: Hold it. You ain't goin' no damn wheres.
      Ed: This is ridiculous.
      Toothless Man: Hold it, or I'll blow your guts out all over these woods.
      Ed: Gentlemen, we can talk this thing over. What is it you require of us?
      Mountain Man: What we, uh, "re-quire" is that you get your god-damn asses up in them woods.

       

       

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        Squeal

        Mountain Man: Now, let's you just drop them pants.
        Bobby: Drop?
        Mountain Man: Just take 'em right off.
        Bobby: I-I mean, what's this all about?
        Toothless Man: Don't say anything, just do it.
        Mountain Man: Just drop 'em, boy! You ever had your balls cut off, you f*ckin' ape?
        Bobby: Lord.
        Mountain Man: Look at there, that's sharp. I bet it'd shave a hair.
        Toothless Man: Why don't ya try it and see?
        Bobby: Lord, lord. Deliver us from all.
        Toothless Man: Pull off that little ol' bitty shirt there, too. Did he bleed?
        Mountain Man: He bled. Them panties, take 'em off.  Get up, boy. Come on, get on up there.
        Bobby: No, no, no. Oh, no. No. Don't.
        Mountain Man: Hey boy. You look just like a hog.
        Bobby: Don't, don't.
        Mountain Man: Just like a hog. Come here, piggy, piggy, piggy. Come on, piggy, come on, piggy, come on, piggy, give me a ride, a ride. Hey, boy. Get up and give me a ride.
        Bobby: All right.
        Mountain Man: Get up and give me a ride, boy.
        Bobby: All right. All right.
        Mountain Man: Get up! Get up there!
        Bobby: All right. Oh no, no!
        Mountain Man: Looks like we got us a sow here, instead of a boar.
        Bobby: Don't. Don't.
        Mountain Man: What's the matter, boy? I bet you can squeal. I bet you can squeal like a pig. Let's squeal. Squeal now. Squeal.
        Bobby: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
        Mountain Man: Squeal. Squeal louder. Louder. Louder, louder. Louder! Louder! Louder! Get down now, boy. There, get them britches down. That's that. You can do better than that, boy. You can do better than that. Come on, squeal. Squeal.

         

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          You Better Pray Good

          Mountain Man: Whatcha wanna do with him?
          Toothless Man: He got a real pretty mouth, ain't he?
          Mountain Man: That's the truth.
          Toothless Man: You're gonna do some prayin' for me, boy. And you better pray good.