The best Ghostbusters 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 Ghostbusters, with the help of your votes. Starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, Ghostbusters was directed by Ivan Reitman and released in 1984.
What is your favorite Ghostbusters quote? One memorable line was when Spengler said, "Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light." Another great line from Ghostbusters is, "Ray, for a moment, pretend that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on," spoken by Venkman.
Vote up your top Ghostbusters quotes, regardless of which character they come from.
Egon Spengler: The structure of this roof cap is exactly like the kind of telemetry tracker that NASA uses to identify dead pulsars in deep space.
Ray Stantz: Cold riveted girders with cores of pure selenium.
Peter Venkman: Everyone getting this so far? So what? I guess they just don't make them like they used to.
Stantz: No! Nobody ever made them like this! The architect was either a certified genius or an authentic wacko!
Venkman: Ray, for a moment, pretend that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on.
Stantz: You never studied. The whole building is a huge super-conductive antenna that was designed and built expressly for the purpose of pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence. Your girlfriend, Pete, lives in the corner penthouse of Spook Central.
Venkman: She's not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she's a client and because she sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers! She barks, she drools, she claws...
Spengler: It's not the girl, Peter, it's the building! Something terrible is about to enter our world, and this building is obviously the door. The architect's name was Ivo Shandor. I found it in Tobin's Spirit Guide. He was also a doctor. Performed a lot of unnecessary surgery. And then in 1920, he founded a secret society.
Venkman: Let me guess: Gozer worshippers?
Venkman: "No studying"!
Spengler: After the First World War, Shandor decided that society was too sick to survive. And he wasn't alone; he had close to a thousand followers when he died. They conducted rituals up on the roof, bizarre rituals intended to bring about the end of the world, and now it looks like it may actually happen!
Venkman: So be good, for goodness sake! Whoa! Somebody's coming! Somebody's coming!
Ray Stantz: We have to get out of here. We've gotta get a judge or something.
Zeddemore: Hey, wait a minute! Hold it! Now are we actually gonna go before a federal judge, and tell him that some moldy Babylonian god is gonna drop in on Central Park West and start tearing up the city?!
Spengler: Sumerian, not Babylonian.
Venkman: Yeah. Big difference.
Zeddemore: No offense, guys, but I gotta get my own lawyer.
Ray Stantz: Gozer the Gozerian? Good evening. As a duly-designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the next convenient parallel dimension.
Peter Venkman: That 'oughta do it. Thanks very much, Ray.
Gozer: Are you a god?
Ray Stantz: Err... No.
Gozer: Then... DIE!
Winston Zeddmore: Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES!"
Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.
Peter Venkman: What?
Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Spengler: It would be bad.
Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal!
Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
Walter Peck: And where do you put these ghosts, once you catch them?
Peter Venkman: In a storage facility.
Peck: And may I see this storage facility?
Peck: Why not?
Venkman: Because you did not use the magic word.
Peck: What is the magic word, Mr. Venkman?
Peck: May I please see the storage facility?
Venkman: Why do you want to see the storage facility?
Peck: Well, because I'm curious. I want to know more about what you do here! Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories in the media and we want to *ssess for any possible environmental impact from your operation! For instance, the presence of noxious, possibly hazardous waste chemicals in your basement! Now you either show me what is down there, or I come back with a court order.
Venkman: You go get a court order! And I'll sue your *ss for wrongful prosecution.
Peck: You can have it your way, Mr. Venkman.