Stanley Jobson
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Stanley Jobson (Character)
from Swordfish (2001)

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Swordfish (2001)
Stanley: It's not gonna end like this.
Gabriel: Oh, come on, Stan. Not everything ends the way you think it should. Besides, audiences love happy endings.

Gabriel: Have you ever heard of Harry Houdini? Well he wasn't like today's magicians who are only interested in television ratings. He was an artist. He could make an elephant disappear in the middle of a theater filled with people, and do you know how he did that? Misdirection.
Stanley: What the fuck are you talking about?
Gabriel: Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.

Stanley: And you are?
Ginger: I'm Ginger.
Stanley: Where's Gilligan?

Ginger: You're not too good at this golf thing, are you, Stan?
Stanley: You're fucking up my chi.

Stanley: War? Who are we at war with?
Gabriel: Anyone who impinges on America's freedom. Terrorist states, Stanley. Someone must bring their war to them. They bomb a church, we bomb ten. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourists, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that it becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.

Stanley: Nothing is impossible.

Stanley: What are you still doing here? Look, I'm beginning to lose my sense of humor about all this.
Ginger: Ok, then I'll cut to the chase. If you want a chance in hell at getting your daughter back you better listen up. Unless of course, you want to stay here, in this loser existence, while your daughter grows up to be a fluffer in her new daddy's videos.
Stanley: With the courtesy of not confusing your own childhood with my daughter's.

Gabriel: Big Stan! Nice suit.
Stanley: Thanks.
Gabriel: They say it's the suit that makes the man.
Stanley: Buy it?
Gabriel: Hope not!

Ginger: You know, you should really have let me buy you a suit, Stanley.
Stanley: I'm happy with what I'm wearing, thank you.
Ginger: Ignorance is bliss.

Gabriel: Twenty... She's dying Stanley.
Stanley: Shut the FUCK up!

Stanley: [Stanley is going to drive Gabriel's car during a shoot-out with the police] I can't drive this thing!
Gabriel: Learn!

Stanley: How can you justify all this?
Gabriel: You're not looking at the big picture Stan. Here's a scenario. You have the power to cure all the world's diseases but the price for this is that you must kill a single innocent child, could you kill that child Stanley?
Stanley: No.
Gabriel: You disappoint me, it's the greatest good.
Stanley: Well how about 10 innocents?
Gabriel: Now you're gettin' it, how about a hundred - how about a THOUSAND? Not to save the world but to preserve our way of life.
Stanley: No man has the right to make that decision; you're no different from any other terrorist.
Gabriel: No, you're wrong Stanley. Thousands die every day for no reason at all, where's your bleeding heart for them? You give your twenty dollars to Greenpeace every year thinking you're changing the world? What countries will harbor terrorists when they realize the consequences of what I'll do? Did you know that I can buy nuclear warheads in Minsk for forty million each? Hell, I'd buy half a dozen and even get a discount!

Stanley: [Bus busts through set up barracades] Wait... where are we going?
Gabriel: Ever see the movie "Sugarland Express"?
[Stanley shakes his head]
Gabriel: Didn't like the way it ended.
[Bus is lifted into the air by a transport helicopter and becomes airborne]
Gabriel: Everybody hold on!