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Sallah (Character)
from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Sallah: Indy, there is something that troubles me.
Indiana: What is it?
Sallah: The Ark. If it is there, at Tanis, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.

[Upon opening the Well of the Souls and peering down]
Sallah: Indy, why does the floor move?
Indiana: Give me your torch.
[Indy takes the torch and drops it in]
Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first.

Sallah: Indy, you have no time. If you still want the ark, it is being loaded onto a truck for Cairo.
Indiana: Truck? What truck?

Indiana: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.
Sallah: How?
Indiana: I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!

Sallah: [catches date and points to dead monkey] Bad dates.

Sallah: Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!

[the old man reveals writing on the back of the medallion, which states that part of the staff must be removed]
Indiana: Balloq's medallion only had writing on one side? You sure about that?
Sallah: Positive!
Indiana: Balloq's staff is too long.
Indiana, Sallah: They're digging in the wrong place!

Indiana: I knew the Germans had hired you, Sallah. You're the best digger in Egypt.
Sallah: My services are entirely inconsequential to them. They hired or shanghaied every digger in Cairo. The excavation is enormous. They hire only strong backs and they pay pennies for them. It's as if the pharaohs have returned.


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Marcus Brody: My reputation preceeds me.
Sallah: There is no museum in Iskenderun.
German Guide: Papers, please.
Sallah: [laughing] Papers? Of course
[to Marcus]
Sallah: Run.
Marcus Brody: Yes.
Sallah: Papers. Got it here. Just finished reading it myself.
[to Marcus]
Sallah: Run.
Marcus Brody: Yes.
Sallah: "Egyptian Mail," morning edition.
[to Marcus]
Sallah: Run.
Marcus Brody: Did you say, uh...
[Sallah punches one of the German guides]
Sallah: RUN!

Sallah: [an explosion destroyed the car that Indy, Sallah and Dr. Jones arrived in] That car was my brother-in-law's.

Sallah: [after having taken five camels formerly belonging to hired troops working for the Nazis] Compensation for my brother-in-law's car!

Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this... this "Junior"?
Professor Henry Jones: That's his name.
[points to himself]
Professor Henry Jones: Henry Jones...
[points to Indy]
Professor Henry Jones: ...Junior.
Indiana Jones: I like "Indiana."
Professor Henry Jones: We named the *dog* Indiana.
Marcus Brody: May we go home now, please?
Sallah: The dog?
[starts laughing]
Sallah: You are named after the dog? HA HA HA...!
Indiana Jones: I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog.


Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye (1995)
Sallah: [over radio] As you enter the Chamber of Destiny, do not look into the eyes of the idol!