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The Best E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Quotes

Updated January 25, 2019 12.2k views14 items

The best E.T. 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 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with the help of your votes. Starring Dee Wallace and Henry Thomas, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1982.

What is your favorite E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial quote? One memorable line was when Elliot says, "I'll believe in you all my life, every day. E.T., I love you." Another great line from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is, "All right. I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or somethin' surrounded by millions of these squashy little guys," spoken by Michael.

Vote up your top E.T. quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

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    E.T. Phone Home

    E.T.: Phone. Home. [pointing at the window] E.T. home phone.
    Gertie: E.T. phone home.
    Elliott: E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home!
    Gertie: He wants to call somebody.
    Michael: [entering the room] What's all this shit?
    E.T.: [famous line] E.T. phone home.
    Michael: My God, he's talking now.
    E.T.: Home.
    Elliott: E.T. phone home?
    E.T.: E.T. phone home. [pointing at the window again]
    Elliott: And they'll come?
    E.T.: Come? Home. Home.
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      He Hates Mexico

      Mary: It's not that we don't believe you, honey.
      Elliott: Well, it was real, I swear.
      Michael: Maybe it was an iguana.
      Elliott: It was no iguana.
      Michael: Maybe a, a, you know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?
      Gertie: Alligators in the sewers.
      Mary: All we're trying to say is maybe you just probably imagined it.
      Elliott: I couldn't have imagined it!
      Michael: Maybe it was a pervert, a deformed kid or something.
      Gertie: A deformed kid.
      Michael: Maybe an elf or a leprechaun.
      Elliott: It was nothing like that, penis breath!
      Mary: [laughing] Elliott! [sternly] Sit down. Ahem.
      Elliott: Dad would believe me.
      Mary: Maybe you oughtta call your father and tell him about it.
      Elliott: I can't. He's in Mexico with Sally.
      Gertie: Where's Mexico?
      Mary: Excuse me. [leaves the table and walks to the window]
      Michael: [softly to Elliott] I'm gonna kill you.
      Mary: If you ever see it again, whatever it is, don't touch it. Just call me and we'll have somebody come down and take it away.
      Gertie: Like the dogcatcher?
      Elliott: They'll give it to a lobotomy or do experiments on it or something.
      Mary: It's your turn to do the dishes, fellas.
      Michael: I set and cleared.
      Elliott: I set and cleared.
      Michael: [quickly] I did breakfast.
      Gertie: I did breakfast.
      [the kids hear Mary slam a pot down on the sideboard]
      Michael: What's wrong, Mom?
      Mary: [tearfully] He hates Mexico.
      Michael: [to Elliott] Damn it, why don't you grow up and think about how other people feel for a change?!

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        Phone Home, Phone Home

        Keys: They're gonna have to take him away now.
        Elliott: They're just gonna cut him all up.
        Keys: Would you like to spend some time alone with him?
        [Elliott is left alone with E.T.]
        Elliott: Look at what they've done to you. I'm so sorry. You must be dead, 'cause I don't know how to feel. I can't feel anything anymore. You've gone someplace else now. I'll believe in you all my life, every day. E.T., I love you.
        [E.T.'s heart light glows and he is revived]
        E.T.: E.T. phone home. Phone home, phone home.
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          Do You Promise

          Michael: [in awe, upon seeing E.T.] Elliott.
          Elliott: I'm keeping him.
          Gertie: What is it?
          Elliott: He won't hurt you, Gertie. He won't hurt you, Gertie. He's not gonna hurt you.
          Gertie: Is he a boy or a girl?
          Elliott: He's a boy.
          Gertie: Was he wearing any clothes?
          Elliott: No. But look. You can't tell, not even Mom.
          Gertie: Why not?
          Elliott: Because, um, grown-ups can't see him. Only little kids can see him.
          Gertie: [snapping back] Give me a break.
          Elliott: [imitating Count Dracula] Well, do you know what's going to happen if you do tell? [tosses Gertie's stuffed rabbit to Michael] Do it, Mike. We have to.
          Gertie: [tugging her doll with Michael] Give it to me!
          [E.T. watches intently]
          Elliott: [to Gertie] Promise?
          Gertie: Yes.
          Elliott: [to Michael] Do you promise? [his brother nods]