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The Best Ghostbusters Movie Quotes

Updated February 6, 2019 97 votes 25 voters10 items

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.

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    That's What I Heard

    Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
    Mayor: Is this true?
    Peter Venkman: Yes it's true. This man has no dick.
    Peck: Jeez!
    Mayor: Break it up! Hey, break this up! Break it up!
    Peck: Alright, alright, alright!
    Venkman: Well, that's what I heard!


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      We Came, We Saw

      Peter Venkman: We came, we saw, we kicked its *ss!
      Hotel Manager: Did you see it? What was it?
      Ray Stantz: We got it!
      Hotel Manager: What is it? Will there be any more of them?
      Stantz: Sir, what you had there is what we refer to as a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, or a Class Five full-roaming vapor. Real nasty one, too!
      Venkman: Let's talk seriously, now. For the entrapment, we're gonna have to ask you for four big ones. Four-thousand dollars for that. But we are having a special this week on proton charging and storage of the beast, and that's only going to come to one-thousand dollars, fortunately.
      Hotel Manager: Five thousand dollars? I had no idea it would be so much. I won't pay it.
      Venkman: Well, that's all right. We can just put it right back in there.
      Stantz: We certainly can, Dr. Venkman.
      Hotel Manager: No, no, no, no! All right! I'll pay anything!
      Venkman: Thanks so much.


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        Are You A God

        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!"


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          Biblical Proportions

          Peter Venkman: Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker...
          Walter Peck: My name is "Peck."
          Venkman: Or you can accept the fact that this city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
          Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
          Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff!
          Venkman: Exactly.
          Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!
          Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!
          Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
          Venkman: Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
          Mayor: Enough, I get the point! And what if you're wrong?
          Venkman: If we're wrong, then nothing happens! We go to jail; peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it! But if we're right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
          Walter Peck: I don't believe you're seriously considering listening to these men!
          Mayor: Get him outta here.


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