The other night I watched the classic movie Point Break staring Kenau Reeves. It’s an old movie filmed in the 90s but it has a really great storyline with powerful sayings.
Below are some great quotes from the movie. Enjoy.
If you want the ultimate rush, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.
Wars of religion always make me laugh, because basically, you’re fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.
You know nothing. In fact, you know less than nothing. If you knew that you knew nothing, then that would be something, but you don’t.You’re a real blue flame special, aren’t you, son? Young, dumb and full of cum, I know. What I don’t know is how you got assigned out here in Los Angeles with us. Guess we must just have ourselves an asshole shortage, huh?
Ben Harp: Special agent Utah! This is not some job, flipping burgers at the local drive-in! Yes! – your surf board bothers me! Yes! – your approach to this whole damn case bothers me! And yes! – YOU BOTHER ME! And Pappas! Oh, for the love of Christ. How the hell did I even let you talk me into this whole bone-headed idea to begin with?!
Pappas: Harp! We are working under-cover. It takes time. We’ve produced a few…
Ben Harp: NO! No no no no no no NO! Let me tell you what you’ve produced… Over the last two weeks, you two have produced exactly squat! SQUAT! During which time, the Ex-Presidents have robbed two more banks! Now for Christ’s sake, does either one of you have anything even remotely interesting to tell me?
Johnny Utah: I caught my first tube today… Sir.
Bodhi: [getting ready for their next robbery] 90 seconds Johnny. That’s all I ask for, just 90 seconds of your life Johnny, that’s it. This is our tactic, is we strike fear. It’s basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that’s how people get hurt.
Roach: Peace, through superior firepower.
Bodhi: Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation causes your worst fears to come true. [hands Johnny a shot gun]
Johnny Utah: I can’t do this.
Bodhi: Yes, you can. Who knows, you might like it.
Johnny Utah: Bodhi, this is your fucking wake-up call man. I am an F, B, I, Agent!
Bodhi: Yeah, I know man. Ain’t it wild? That’s what makes it so interesting. You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be its master?
Grommet: Fuckin’ A!
Nathanial: I love this job.
Ben Harp: Do you think that taxpayers would like it, Utah, if they knew that they were paying a federal agent to surf and pick up girls?
Johnny Utah: Babes.
Ben Harp: I beg your pardon?
Johnny Utah: The correct term is “babes”, sir.
“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.” – Bodhi
“Life sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn’t it?” – Bodhi