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John Locke (Character)
from "Lost" (2004)

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"Lost: The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham (#5.7)" (2009)
John Locke: What exactly is it that you do for Mr. Widmore, Matthew?
Matthew Abaddon: You're ready to talk about it now, huh? John - you're not really gonna pretend you don't remember that I was an orderly in the hospital right after your accident? That I was the one who told you to go on your walkabout? The same walkabout that put you on the plane that crashed on that Island?
John Locke: No. I remember.
Matthew Abaddon: I help people get to where they need to get to, John. That's what I do for Mr. Widmore.

John Locke: Are those your boats?
Ilana: No, they were already here. There used to be three, but the pilot and some woman took one. They didn't tell anyone. They just ran off in the middle of the night.
John Locke: Do you have a passenger list?
Ilana: You'll have to talk to Cesar.

Caesar: My name's Caesar. What's yours?
John Locke: My name is John Locke.

Ilana: Nobody remembers you being on the plane.
John Locke: Well I don't remember being on it either.
Ilana: What do you remember?
John Locke: I remember dying.

John Locke: [to Cesar] I think I might know how I came to be here.

John Locke: And everyone's accounted for? All the people? Except the ones who disappeared?
Caesar: Yeah, yeah. Except for the people who got hurt.
John Locke: The people who got hurt?

[last lines]
Caesar: [looking at Ben] You know him?
John Locke: Yeah. He's the man who killed me.

"Lost: There's No Place Like Home: Part 2 (#4.13)" (2008)
John Locke: You just killed everybody on that boat.
Ben Linus: So?

Martin Keamy: Who the hell are you?
John Locke: My name is John Locke. And I have no... conflict with you. And neither do the people on that boat. So... why don't you put your knife down? We can talk about this.
Martin Keamy: Well, John Locke... I've never really been one for talk.

John Locke: What is all this stuff for?
Ben Linus: Same things that all the Dharma stations are for: silly experiments.

John Locke: You know, Jack. You know that you're here for a reason. You know it. And if you leave this place, that knowledge is gonna eat you alive from the inside out... until you decide to come back.

John Locke: What do I tell 'em to do?
Henry Gale: You'll find your way, John. You always do.

John Locke: Was he talking about what I think he was talking about?
Ben Linus: If you mean time-travelling bunnies, then yes.

John Locke: I would like you to stay.
Jack Shephard: You'd like me to stay?
John Locke: Yeah. That's right.
Jack Shephard: You threw a knife into the back of an unarmed woman. You led half of our people across the island and got most of them killed.
John Locke: Well Jack, you put a gun to my head and you pulled the trigger. I was hoping we could let bygones be bygones.

"Lost: LA X - Part 1 (#6.1)" (2010)
John Locke: What did you lose?
Jack Shephard: Excuse me?
John Locke: Well they lost one of my bags. What about you?

Bram: Where's Jacob?
John Locke: Jacob is dead.
Bram: Who are you?
John Locke: Don't worry about me. Let's talk about you. I am assuming that you are what? Jacob's body guard? And that you came all the way to this island to protect him? Well I have good news. Jacob burned up in the fire, therefore there's nothing left for you to protect. You can go. You're free.

John Locke: [to Ben] I'm sorry you had to see me like that.

Ben Linus: You're the monster.
John Locke: Let's not resort to name calling.

Ben Linus: What do you want?
John Locke: I want the one thing John Locke didn't. I want to go home.

John Locke: [as the Man in Black] Hello, Richard. Nice to see you out of those chains.

"Lost: Cabin Fever (#4.11)" (2008)
John Locke: I'm sorry those things happened to you, Ben.
Ben Linus: Those things had to happen to me. That was my destiny. But you'll understand soon enough that there are consequences to being chosen. Because destiny, John... is a fickle bitch.

[last lines]
Ben Linus: Did he tell you what we're supposed to do?
John Locke: He did. He wants us to move the island.

Matthew Abaddon: Do you believe in miracles?
John Locke: No. I don't believe in miracles.
Matthew Abaddon: You should. I had one happen to me.

John Locke: What?
Ben Linus: He actually thinks staying was his idea. Not bad, John. Not bad at all.
John Locke: I'm not you.
Ben Linus: You're certainly not.

Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Why am I here, man?
John Locke: You're here because you can see the cabin, and that makes you special.

Horace Goodspeed: I'm not making any sense, am I?
John Locke: No.
Horace Goodspeed: That's probably because I've been dead for 12 years.

"Lost: Because You Left (#5.1)" (2009)
Richard Alpert: Next time we see each other, I'm not going to recognize you, alright? You give me this. Alright?
John Locke: What is it?
Richard Alpert: It's a compass.
John Locke: What does it do?
Richard Alpert: It points North, John.

John Locke: What the? Richard? Richard? Anyone? Anyone?

John Locke: Hey!
Ethan Rom: Who are you?
John Locke: Wait! Stop! Stop! I know you.

Richard Alpert: The only way to save the island John is to get your people back here.
John Locke: How am I supposed to do that?
Richard Alpert: You're gonna have to die John.

John Locke: [talking about the compass] What is it?
Richard Alpert: A compass.
John Locke: What does it do?
Richard Alpert: [after looking at him strangely] It points north, John.

"Lost: Orientation (#2.3)" (2005)
John Locke: [screaming] What am I supposed to do?

[during a counseling course]
Locke: Francine feels a little too much if you ask me. You all do. I mean, seriously...?So-and-so never called me back, my mother stole thirty dollars from me" - I never even knew who my parents *were*. A couple years ago my birth mother found me and she told me - I was 'special'. And through her I met my real father - great news, right? Well, he pretended to love me just long enough to steal my kidney because he had to have a transplant! And then he dropped me back in the world like a piece of trash just like he did on the day I was born.
Locke: You want your damn thirty dollars back? I want my kidney back!

Locke: [trying to convince Jack to push the button in the hatch] You saw the film, Jack. This is a... this is a two person job, at least.
Sayid: This argument is irrelevant.
[goes to push the button]
Jack: Sayid, don't.
Sayid: Jack.
Jack: Don't. It's not real. Look, you want to push the button, you do it yourself.
Locke: If it's not real, then what are you doing here, Jack? Why did you come back? Why do you find it so hard to believe?
Jack: Why do you find it so easy?
Locke: It's never been easy!
Kate: Maybe you should just do it.
Jack: No...
[less convinced]
Jack: It's a button.
Locke: [pleading] I can't do this alone, Jack... I don't want to.
[echoing the word of his former girlfriend]
Locke: It's a leap of faith, Jack.

Desmond: Listen! If you do not let me up, we are going to die.
Jack: Stop moving, or, I swear to God...
Desmond: Look at the wall! You see that? That's a timer and it's counting down. I've got to enter the code, got to push the button.
Jack: Or what?
John Locke: Jack, let him up.
Jack: Don't tell me what to do. Or what? What's going to happen?
Desmond: Do I know you?

John Locke: Why?
Anthony Cooper: Excuse me?
John Locke: Why?
Anthony Cooper: There is no "why". You think you're the first person that ever got conned? You needed a father figure and I needed a kidney.

"Lost: The Man from Tallahassee (#3.13)" (2007)
Ben Linus: You've been on this island for 80 days, I've lived here my entire life. What makes you think you know this island better than I do?
John Locke: Because you're in the wheelchair, and I'm not.

Locke: The Man from Tallahassee, what is that? Some kind of code?
Henry Gale: No, John, unfortunately, we don't have a code for 'there's a man in my closet with a gun to my daughter's head;' although, we obviously should.

John Locke: Where did you get electricity?
Ben Linus: We have two giant hamsters running in a massive wheel in our secret underground lair.
John Locke: That's funny.

Ben Linus: Picture a box. You know something about boxes don't you John? What if I told you that somewhere on this island there's a very large box and whatever you imagined, whatever you wanted to be in it, when you opened that box there it would be. What would you say about that John?
Locke: I'd say, "I hope that box is big enough to imagine yourself up a new submarine."

John Locke: Man from Tallahassee? What is that? Some kind of code?
Ben Linus: No, John, unfortunately we don't have a code for "There is a man in my closet with a gun to my daughter's head" although we obviously should.

"Lost: The Incident: Part 1 (#5.16)" (2009)
John Locke: Do you mind if I ask you a question?
Ben Linus: I'm a Pisces, John.

Jacob: You like it? I did it myself. It takes a very long time when you're making the thread, but, uh... I suppose that's the point, isn't it?
John Locke: Hello, Jacob.
Jacob: Well, you found your loophole.
John Locke: Indeed I did. And you have no idea what I've gone through to be here.
Ben Linus: Have you met before?
John Locke: In a manner of speaking.
John Locke: Do what I asked you to, Ben.
Jacob: Benjamin... whatever he's told you, I want you to understand one thing. You have a choice.
Ben Linus: What "choice"?
Jacob: You can do what he asked, or you can go, leave us to discuss our... issues.
Ben Linus: Oh... so now, after all this time, you've decided to stop ignoring me. 35 years I lived on this island, and all I ever heard was your name over and over. Richard would bring me your instructions - all those slips of paper, all those lists - and I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, "You have to wait. You have to be patient." But when HE asked to see you? He gets marched straight up here as if was Moses. So... why him? Hmm? What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me?
Jacob: [pause] What ABOUT you?

Ben Linus: Why do you want me to kill Jacob, John?
John Locke: Because despite your loyal service to this island, you got cancer. You had to watch your own daughter gunned down right in front of you. And your reward for those sacrifices? You were banished. And you did all this in the name of a man you've never even met. So the question is, Ben, why the hell WOULDN'T you want to kill Jacob?

Jacob: [Weakly] ... Coming...
John Locke: What? I can't hear you.
Jacob: They're... coming...

Man in Black: Do you have any idea how badly I want to kill you?
Jacob: Yes.
Man in Black: One of these days, sooner or later, I'm going to find a loophole, my friend.
Jacob: Well, when you do, I'll be right here.
Man in Black: Always nice talking to you, Jacob.
Jacob: Nice talking to you, too.

"Lost: Walkabout (#1.4)" (2004)
Locke: Hey, hey, don't you walk away from me! You don't know who you're dealing with! Don't ever tell me what I can't do, *ever*! This is destiny. This is destiny. This is... This is my destiny. This... I'm supposed to do this, dammit! Don't tell me what I can't do! Don't tell me what I can't...

[repeated line]
Locke: Don't tell me what I can't do.

John Locke: [after he is refused a spot on the walkabout tour due to his paralysis] Hey... Hey don't you walk away from me! You don't know who you're dealing with! Don't ever tell me what I can't do, ever! This is destiny, this is destiny... This is my destiny! I'm supposed to do this, dammit! Don't tell me what I can't do! Don't tell me what I can't do!

John Locke: This is my destiny! Don't tell me what I can't do!

"Lost: The Whole Truth (#2.16)" (2006)
Henry Gale: I guess this is my reward for good behavior, huh? I finally got some points for drawing Ana-Lucia that map.
John Locke: What?
Dr. Jack Shephard: Did you...
John Locke: No.
Henry Gale: Wow, you guys have some real trust issues, don't you? Guess it makes sense she didn't tell you. I mean, with the two of you fighting all the time. Of course, if I was one of them - these people that you seem to think are your enemies - what would I do? Well, there'd be no balloon, so I'd draw a map to a real secluded place like a cave or some underbrush - good place for a trap - an ambush. And when your friends got there a bunch of my people would be waiting for them. Then they'd use them to trade for me. I guess it's a good thing I'm not one of them, huh?
Henry Gale: You guys got any milk?

Locke: You shot him with an arrow?
Sayid: Do I have a bow?

John Locke: The steam opens up my pores.

Henry Gale: This must be my reward for good behavior, huh? I guess I earned myself some goodwill for finally drawing that map for Ana.
John Locke: What map?
Henry Gale: To my balloon.
Jack Shephard: Did you... ?
John Locke: No!
Henry Gale: Wow. You guys have some real trust issues, don't you?... I guess it makes sense she didn't tell you. I mean, with the two of you fighting all the time.
[eats some cereal]
Henry Gale: Of course, if I was one of them, these people that you seem to think are your enemies, what would I do?
[eats some again, speaks with small breaks, and pretends if he was thinking]
Henry Gale: ... Well, there'd be no balloon... So I'd draw a map to a real secluded place... like a cave or some underbrush. A good place for a trap. An ambush... And when your friends got there, a bunch of my people'd be waiting for them... And then they'd use them to trade for me.
[smiles, like he was joking before]
Henry Gale: I guess it's a good thing I'm not one of them, huh? You guys got any milk?

"Lost: The Little Prince (#5.4)" (2009)
Charlotte Lewis: Oy! Come and look at this. It's wreckage. Looks like it just happened.
John Locke: Anybody speak French?

John Locke: We have to go back to The Orchid.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Excuse me?
John Locke: The Orchid. That's where all this started, maybe it's where it'll all stop.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: The Greenhouse is a long way away.
John Locke: You said he had a Zodiac raft back at the beach. We could take that, cut around the horn of the island and get to the Orchid in half the time.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: And let me guess, you know exactly what to do when we get there.
John Locke: Not exactly at all. But I know that Ben used it to leave the island. And if I can do the same thing, I believe I can save us.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: And how are you going to do that?
John Locke: This is all happening because they left. I think it'll stop if I can bring them back.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Bring who back?
John Locke: Jack, Sun, Sayid, Hugo, Kate.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: The boat blew up and that chopper was probably on it.
John Locke: They're not dead, James.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Says who?
John Locke: That doesn't matter. All that matters is they've got to come back. I have to make them come back, even if it kills me.

James 'Sawyer' Ford: James, what happened? Did you see something out here James?
John Locke: It don't matter. It's gone now.

James 'Sawyer' Ford: Who came in these? Are they others?
Juliet Burke: Don't look at me.
Daniel Faraday: My question is when are they coming back?
John Locke: Let's not wait to find out.

"Lost: Further Instructions (#3.3)" (2006)
Charlie Pace: Hair spray? Now, I hate to be the one to point this out to you, but...
John Locke: It's not for me.

John Locke: [to Charlie] I'm going to save Mr. Eko's life.

Charlie Pace: Is that the hatch?
John Locke: What's left of it. Looks like it imploded.

John Locke: I'm going to find our friends. I don't know how yet, but I will. We're gonna find them, all of them. And then we're gonna bring them home.

"Lost: The End (#6.17)" (2010)
[last line of the series]
John Locke: [to Jack] We've been waiting for you.

John Locke: I want you to know, Jack, you died for nothing!

John Locke: You're too late.

[Locke has just remembered his time on the island after Jack healed his legs]
John Locke: Jack... I hope that somebody does for you... what you just did for me.

"Lost: Jughead (#5.3)" (2009)
Richard Alpert: I gave you this?
John Locke: Yes.
Richard Alpert: After you were shot in the leg and I wandered out of the jungle to patch you up?
John Locke: That's right.
Richard Alpert: Then why don't I remember, well, any of this?
John Locke: Because it hasn't happened yet.
Richard Alpert: [laughs] I'm not sure what you're expecting me to say, John Locke.
John Locke: I expect you to tell me how to get off the island.
Richard Alpert: That's very privileged information. Why would I share that with you?
John Locke: Because you told me that I had something very important to do once I get there. And because I'm your leader.
Richard Alpert: You're my leader?
John Locke: That's what you told me.
Richard Alpert: Look, I certainly don't want to contradict myself, but we have a very specific process for selecting our leadership, and it starts at a very, very young age.
John Locke: All right. All right. What year is it right now?
Richard Alpert: It's 1954.
John Locke: All right. May 30, 1956. Two years from now. That's the day I'm born. Tustin, California. And if you don't believe me, I suggest you come and visit me.

Richard Alpert: Who are you?
John Locke: My name is John Locke.
Richard Alpert: Is that supposed to mean something to me?
John Locke: Jacob sent me.
Richard Alpert: [to Widmore] Put the gun down
Young Charles Widmore: What? Richard, you can't seriously trust him.
Richard Alpert: I said put the gun down, Widmore.
John Locke: Your name is Widmore? Charles Widmore?
Young Charles Widmore: What's it to you?
John Locke: [smiles] Nothing. Nice to meet you.

John Locke: [to Richard] You need to tell me now, Richard. How do I get off the island? Please, tell me!

James 'Sawyer' Ford: What language is that?
Juliet Burke: They're speaking Latin. That one asked why we aren't in uniform and this one told him to shut up.
John Locke: And how is it that they know how to speak Latin, Juliet?
Juliet Burke: The same reason I do. Because they're Others.

"Lost: Confirmed Dead (#4.2)" (2008)
John Locke: What is the monster?
Henry Gale: What?

Charlotte Staples Lewis: I can't believe you're alive. How many of you are there?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Why do you wanna know?
Charlotte Staples Lewis: Why wouldn't I want to know?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: 48 of us survived the crash. That's not counting the tail section... they're pretty much all dead now...
John Locke: [interrupting] Hugo!

Ben Linus: John, listen. I have information that you need. I have answers.
John Locke: What is the monster?
Ben Linus: What?
John Locke: The black smoke, the monster. What is it?
Ben Linus: I don't know.
John Locke: Goodbye, Benjamin.

[about Ben]
John Locke: Except for his mouth moving, he's harmless.

"Lost: The Substitute (#6.4)" (2010)
Helen Norwood: What are the odds of you just running into a spinal surgeon? I mean, who knows? Maybe it's destiny.
John Locke: Maybe it is.

James 'Sawyer' Ford: Who are you? 'Cause you sure as hell ain't John Locke.
John Locke: What makes you say that?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: 'Cause Locke was scared. Even when he was pretendin' he wasn't. But you? You ain't scared.

Rose Nadler: I have cancer. Terminal cancer.
John Locke: I'm sorry...
Rose Nadler: When the doctors first told me, I had a hard time accepting it. But eventually... I got past the denial part. And I got back to living whatever life I've got left.

John Locke: Jacob had a thing for numbers.

"Lost: The Hunting Party (#2.11)" (2006)
Locke: Does any of this look familiar from when you were coming back?
Sawyer: Well yeah, here's my favorite leaf! How could I forget this place?

Sawyer: You sure Mike went this way?
Locke: Why do you ask?
Sawyer: Oh I don't know Mr. Clean, I probably would've gone around Mount Vesuvius.
Locke: Why'd you pick that name?
Sawyer: Ain't it obvious? All you need's an earring and a mop.

Locke: Yeah, that's right Jack. I've been running through the jungle *toward* the sound of gunfire because I don't care about Michael.

Locke: [to Sawyer, using his birth name] See ya, James.

"Lost: Homecoming (#1.15)" (2005)
Locke: Jack, I'm not a cold man. I feel for the loss of one of our own, but nothing fundamental's changed. Wherever he is, wherever he comes from, we're on Ethan's turf. He has the advantage. To him we're nothing more than a bunch of scared idiots with sharp sticks.
Jack: What if I told you I had a way to get the advantage back?
Locke: Then I would ask - what way might that be, Jack?

Locke: Why, doctor, you've been holding out on us.

Jack: We tracked Ethan once! We can do it again!
[Charlie nods]
Locke: You *both* seem to forget how that went.
[looks at Jack]
Locke: He bested you physically.
[looks at Charlie]
Locke: And he hung you from a tree!

"Lost: Dead Is Dead (#5.12)" (2009)
John Locke: If everything you've done has been in the best interest of the island, then I'm sure the Monster will understand.

Caesar: What are you doing?
John Locke: Taking the boat.
Caesar: Where?
John Locke: Over to the main island.
Caesar: I don't think so, my friend.
John Locke: Are these your boats?
Caesar: Are they yours?
John Locke: Caesar, right? I was under the impression these were found here so I'm just gonna borrow one. I'm happy to leave the other boat for you in case you want to follow us.
Caesar: Us?
[to Ben]
Caesar: Are you going with him?
Ben Linus: He didn't really give me a choice.
Caesar: I'm sorry, but I'm calling the shots here. And I'm saying you're not taking anything. What you are going to do is sit down and tell me how you know so much about this island, my friend.
John Locke: You're in the habit of calling people "friend", but I don't think you mean it.
Caesar: Step away from the boat.
John Locke: No, I'm not gonna step away from the boat, I'm gonna take it. And you're gonna have it, my friend.
Caesar: You are not taking...
Ben Linus: [holding Caesar's gun] Looking for this?

[last lines]
John Locke: What happened?
Ben Linus: It let me live.

"Lost: White Rabbit (#1.5)" (2004)
Locke: [to Jack] No, crazy people don't know they're going crazy, they think they're getting saner.

Locke: A leader can't lead 'til he knows where he's going.

Locke: I've looked into the eye of this island, and what I saw... was beautiful.

"Lost: Deus Ex Machina (#1.19)" (2005)
[last lines]
John Locke: [cries out to the hatch] I've done everything you wanted me to! So, why did you do this! Why!

Boone: I don't think I could spell "trebuchet".
Locke: There's a "t" on the end.

John Locke: It was a dream, but... it was the most real thing I've ever experienced.

"Lost: Live Together, Die Alone (#2.23)" (2006)
Locke: I was wrong.

Desmond: Three days before you came down here, before we met, I heard a banging on the hatch doors, shouting. But it was you John, wasn't it? You say there isn't any purpose, there's no such thing as fate. But you saved my life, brother, so that I could save yours.
Locke: No, no, no, no! None of this is real! Nothing is gonna happen, we're gonna be OK!
Desmond: I've gotta go. And you've gotta get as far away from here as possible.
Locke: Go where? Stop!
Desmond: I'm gonna blow the dam, John! I'm sorry for whatever happened that made you stop believing. But it's all real. And now I've gotta go and make it all go away.
Locke: Wait! Desmond!
Desmond: I'll see ya in another life, brother!

Desmond: Three days before you came down here, before we met, I heard a banging on the hatch door, shouting... But it was you, John, wasn't it? You say there isn't any purpose, there's no such thing as fate- But you saved my life, brother, so that I could save yours.
John Locke: No, no, no-
[grabs Desmond]
John Locke: None of this is real! Nothing is going to happen; we're going to be OK!
Desmond: [Glances at clock] I've got to go, and you've got to get as far away from here as possible.
[Clock reaches zero]
John Locke: Go? Where? Stop!
Desmond: I'm going to blow the dam, John. I'm sorry for whatever happened that made you stop believing. But it's all real... And now I've got to go and make it all go away.
[Descends into hole]
John Locke: Wait- Desmond...
Desmond: I'll see you in another life, brother.

"Lost: Abandoned (#2.6)" (2005)
Claire: You know, I think everybody knows more about my baby than me.
Locke: Everybody?
Claire: Charlie read me the riot act last night for waking him. And as mad as it made me - turns out he was right. You know, it's like we're playing mum and dad to this baby. Yet, I don't remember marrying him.
[Locke laughs]
Claire: No, seriously. I mean, we're practically strangers, him and me. For all I know, Charlie could be some religious freak.
Locke: Yeah, I seriously doubt that.
Claire: Then why is he carrying around a Virgin Mary statue?
Locke: What?
Claire: You know, one of the little statues? He says he found it in the jungle.
Locke: Hmm, how about that?

Charlie: She's got a bit to learn about being a mum. Responsibility and all.
Locke: Hmm. Now that's an interesting thing to say for a heroin addict.
Charlie: Recovering addict.

"Lost: ...In Translation (#1.17)" (2005)
Locke: Hey, you mind if I ask you something?
Walter 'Walt' Lloyd: Sure.
Locke: Why did you burn the raft, Walt?

Locke: Everyone gets a new life on this island, Shannon. Maybe it's time you start yours.

"Lost: Pilot: Part 2 (#1.2)" (2004)
Locke: You're having a bad month.

Locke: Backgammon is the oldest game in the world. Archaeologists found sets when they excavated the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. Five thousand years old. That's older than Jesus Christ... Their dice were made of bones. Two players, two sides. One is light, one is dark.

"Lost: The Moth (#1.7)" (2004)
Locke: [to teach Charlie, who is struggling through heroin withdraw, a lesson] What do you suppose is in that cocoon, Charlie?
Charlie: I don't know. A - a - a butterfly, I guess.
Locke: No, it's much more beautiful than that. That's a moth cocoon. It's ironic - butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They're stronger. They're faster.
Charlie: That's wonderful, but...
Locke: You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it. Now this is the second time you've asked me for your drugs back... ask me again, and it's yours.

Locke: [captures a boar chasing Charlie] Nice work Charlie! You make excellent bait.

"Lost: All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (#1.11)" (2004)
Boone: What do you do in the real world, Mr. Locke?
Locke: It's John.
Boone: John.
Locke: Why don't you guess?
Boone: Well, you're either a taxidermist or a hitman.

Boone: It's about fifteen minutes since we've seen any sign. What are we following?
Locke: My gut.

"Lost: The Greater Good (#1.21)" (2005)
Sayid: I did it because I sensed you might be our best hope in surviving here, but I don't forgive what you did, and I certainly don't trust you, and now you're going to take me to the hatch.
Locke: Hatch? But I already showed you...
Sayid: John, no more lies.

Locke: [to Sayid] Okay, I'll tell you something you *don't* know.
Sayid: Please do.
Locke: The first week after the crash, there was a cave-in. Jack was trapped. Do you remember that?
Sayid: Of course.
Locke: You, Kate and Sawyer went out into the jungle to triangulate a signal.
Sayid: [suddenly worried] Yes.
Locke: You were hit from behind, knocked unconscious. When you woke up, the transceiver, your equipment was destroyed.
[long pause as both men look at each other and Sayid realizes what Locke is telling him]
Locke: That was me.

"Lost: House of the Rising Sun (#1.6)" (2004)
John Locke: Just because I'm over 40 doesn't mean I'm deaf.

[to Charlie]
John Locke: You're gonna run out. My guess is sooner rather than later.

"Lost: Whatever the Case May Be (#1.12)" (2005)
John Locke: The easiest way isn't always the best.

John Locke: Did anybody see you take it?
Boone Carlyle: No. I don't think so.
John Locke: Well, which is it?
Boone Carlyle: Sorry?
John Locke: "No," or "I don't think so"?
Boone Carlyle: No.

"Lost: Eggtown (#4.4)" (2008)
John Locke: Do you think I know what I'm doing?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Huh?
John Locke: Do you... Regret following me out here? Or are you worried about what we should do next?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: All I know is that I would be a lot more worried if I were sitting on that beach.
John Locke: And the rest of the group, what are they saying?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: I think they're saying 'baah'. That's the nice thing about sheep - predictable.

John Locke: My name is John Locke, and I'm responsible for the well-being of this island.

Lost: Via Domus (2008) (VG)
John Locke: Hey son, over here. I'm over here in the banyan trees.
[You walk over to John Locke]
John Locke: I'm betting you didn't get permission from Jack to be here.

John Locke: Brand spanking new!

"Lost: The Economist (#4.3)" (2008)
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Red here was wearing a vest. Which means her posse's gonna come expecting themselves a gun fight.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: If all they want is her, why don't we just let her go? I mean, I thought we were just gonna go hide. Why do we need to take prisoners?
John Locke: We're keeping her because she's gonna be valuable.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: How's she gonna be valuable?
Charlotte Staples Lewis: He means as a hostage, love.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Nuh uh, no, that's not what I signed up for.
John Locke: What did you sign up for, Hugo?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Look, I'm just saying that if we let her go, they'll look at is as a sign of good faith.
John Locke: They'll look at it as an act of foolishness, which is what it would be.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: I'm just trying to come up with some kinda compromise.
John Locke: We're beyond compromise. And right now, Hugo, I'm making the decisions. Is that gonna be a problem for you?

James 'Sawyer' Ford: You ready to give us the name, Gizmo?
John Locke: He's not going to tell you who the spy is on their boat, James.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Yeah, why not?
John Locke: Because that's the only thing keeping him alive.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Well here's an idea: why don't we take a gun, point it to his big toe and send that little piggy to the market... And if he still doesn't want to tell us, move on to the roast beef. Why don't we do that?
John Locke: Because then we'd have to carry him.

"Lost: The Long Con (#2.13)" (2006)
Jack: You gave him the guns?
Locke: No. I hid them.
Sawyer: That's right, Jack. He's as stupid as you are. You were so busy worrying about each other, you never even saw me coming, did you?

[about the heroin Locke took from Charlie]
Jack: Just gonna leave it all in the statues?
Locke: You want to break seven Virgin Marys, be my guest. I'm superstitious.

"Lost: Exodus: Part 2 (Part I) (#1.24)" (2005)
Locke: [explaining why he wanted to let the island monster drag him off] I believe that I was being tested.
Jack: Tested?
Locke: Yeah, tested. I think... that's why you and I don't see eye-to-eye sometimes, Jack because you're a man of science.
Jack: Yeah, and what does that make you?
Locke: Me, well, I'm a man of faith. Do you really think all this... is an accident? That we, a group of strangers survived, many of us with just superficial injuries? Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence, especially this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.
Jack: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?
Locke: The island. The island brought us here. This is no ordinary place, you've seen that, I know you have. But the island chose you, too, Jack. It's destiny.
Jack: Did you talk with Boone about destiny, John?
Locke: Boone was a sacrifice that the island demanded. What happened to him at that plane was a part of a chain of events that led us here that led us down a path, that led you and me to this day, to right now.
Jack: And where does that path end, John?
Locke: The path ends at the hatch. The hatch, Jack all of it. All of it happened so that we could open the hatch.
Jack: No, no, we're opening the hatch so that we can survive.
Locke: Survival is all relative, Jack.
Jack: I don't believe in destiny.
Locke: [pause] Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet.

Hurley: [about The Vault] Why did you do that?
Locke: Why wouldn't I do that?
Hurley: Maybe because I was running after you, flailing my arms, yelling "Don't Do That".

"Lost: This Place Is Death (#5.5)" (2009)
Christian Shephard: I believe in you, John. You can do this.
John Locke: Richard said I was going to die.
Christian Shephard: I suppose that's... that's why they called it, "sacrifice".

Christian Shephard: Say hello to my son.
John Locke: Who is your son?

"Lost: What Kate Did (#2.9)" (2005)
Mr. Eko: Hello. I have something I think you should see. If you don't mind, I will begin at the beginning. Long before Christ, the king of Judah was a man named Josiah.
John Locke: Boy, when you say beginning, you mean *beginning*.

John Locke: [watching the extra film footage] Here it comes.
Dr. Marvin Candle: And do not attempt to use the computer for anything else other than the entry of the code. This is its only function. The isolation that tends to be associated with Station Three may tempt you to try and utilize the computer for communication with the outside world. This is strictly forbidden. Attepting to use the computer in this manner will compromise the integrity of the project and worse... It could lead to another incident. I repeat, do not use the computer for anything other than entering the code.

"Lost: Lockdown (#2.17)" (2006)
Anthony Cooper: I killed myself off because there are two men out there who were gonna beat me to it.
Locke: What'd you do, steal their livers?

"Lost: Ab Aeterno (#6.9)" (2010)
[the Man in Black sits on a log in the shade, holding a white stone. Jacob shows up]
Jacob: Morning.
Man in Black: Morning.
Jacob: I see you got my present.
Man in Black: Don't gloat, Jacob. It doesn't become you.
Jacob: So you tried to kill me.
Man in Black: You expect an apology?
Jacob: I'd just like to know why you did it.
Man in Black: Because I want to leave. Just let me leave, Jacob.
Jacob: As long as I'm still alive, you're not going anywhere.
Man in Black: Then now you know why I want to kill you. And I will kill you, Jacob.
Jacob: Someone else will take my place.
Man in Black: Well, then I'll kill them too.
Jacob: [hands him a bottle of wine] Well, here's something to pass the time. See you around.
[Jacob leaves]
Man in Black: Sooner than you think.
[he smashes the bottle against the log, releasing the wine]

"Lost: What They Died For (#6.16)" (2010)
Ben Linus: Are you thirsty?
John Locke: This is the well I threw Desmond Hume into.
Ben Linus: What's the matter?
John Locke: I sent Sayid to kill Desmond. Obviously he didn't.
Ben Linus: Looks like someone helped him out.
John Locke: No Ben, someone helped me out.
Ben Linus: What did Widmore say to you?
John Locke: He said Desmond was a fail safe. Jacob's last resort in case God forbid, I managed to kill all of his beloved candidates. There's one final way to make sure I'll never leave this place.
Ben Linus: Then why are you happy he's still alive?
John Locke: Because I'm gonna find Desmond and when I do, he's gonna help me do the one thing that I could never do myself. I'm gonna destroy the island.

"Lost: Across the Sea (#6.15)" (2010)
Man in Black: Don't. I beg you don't do this. She burned them. She was crazy. She burned them all. You can't kill me Jacob. She's made it that way. You can't.
Jacob: Don't worry brother. I'm not going to kill you.
Man in Black: She brought you back here.
Jacob: Yes.
Man in Black: Why would she?
Jacob: Because I have to protect it now. You want to find the light? You want to leave this place brother? Go!

"Lost: Special (#1.14)" (2005)
Michael Dawson: I'm just glad you're safe.
Walt Lloyd: But Vincent, he ran off again.
John Locke: He found his way back to you once, Walt. He will again.

"Lost: ...And Found (#2.5)" (2005)
Sun Kwon: I don't think I've ever seen you angry.
Locke: [chuckles] Oh, I used to get angry - all the time, frustrated, too.
Sun Kwon: You're not frustrated any more?
Locke: I'm not lost any more.
Sun Kwon: How did you do that?
Locke: The same way anything lost gets found - I stopped looking.

"Lost: Born to Run (#1.22)" (2005)
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Hey, you don't think Kate did it, do you?
John Locke: [looking confused] Why would Kate poison Michael?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Well, you know, the whole fugitive thing.
[pause while Jack makes a face]
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: [to Jack] He doesn't know.
Jack Shephard: [shakes head]
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: [shouts] We how am I supposed to keep it straight who knows what around here? I mean Steve didn't even know about the polar bear.

"Lost: The Last Recruit (#6.13)" (2010)
Jack Shephard: Get down!
John Locke: Jack, are you alright? Don't worry, it's going to be okay. You're with me now.

"Lost: Whatever Happened, Happened (#5.11)" (2009)
John Locke: [to Ben] Hello, Ben. Welcome back to the land of the living.

"Lost: Two for the Road (#2.20)" (2006)
Locke: Why did you try to hurt Ana-Lucia but not me?
Henry Gale: Because you're one of the good ones, John.

"Lost: Hearts and Minds (#1.13)" (2005)
Locke: [after Boone has had a vision of Shannon dying] How did you feel when she died?
Boone: I felt... I felt... I felt relieved.

"Lost: Fire + Water (#2.12)" (2006)
Locke: Are you using?
Charlie: What?
Locke: Heroin? Are you using it again?
Charlie: Kate sees a horse. Nothing. Pretty much everyone's seen Walt wandering around the jungle. But when its Charlie, it must be the bloody drugs, right?

"Lost: Adrift (#2.2)" (2005)
John Locke: Why do you find it so hard to believe?
Jack Shephard: Why do you find it so easy?
John Locke: It's never been easy!

"Lost: Exposé (#3.14)" (2007)
John Locke: Winter is coming.

"Lost: Numbers (#1.18)" (2005)
John Locke: We were all brought here for a reason.
Jack Shephard: Who brought us here, John?
John Locke: The Island.

"Lost: The Lie (#5.2)" (2009)
John Locke: James. Juliet. Nice to see ya.

"Lost: Sundown (#6.6)" (2010)
John Locke: What if I told you that you could have anything you wanted. What if I said you can have anything in the entire world?
Sayid Jarrah: I would tell you that the only thing I ever wanted, died in my arms, and I'll never see it again.
John Locke: What if you could?

"Lost: Dave (#2.18)" (2006)
Locke: You and your people have been here for God knows how long and you got caught in a net...
Henry Gale: God doesn't know.
Locke: Excuse me?
Henry Gale: God doesn't know how long we've been here, John. He can't see this island any better than the rest of the world can.

"Lost: The Other Woman (#4.6)" (2008)
John Locke: You do remember what Charlie said about these people.
Claire Littleton: All Charlie said was whose boat it isn't. Don't you wanna know whose boat it is?

"Lost: Meet Kevin Johnson (#4.8)" (2008)
Ben Linus: My spy on the freighter is Michael.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: I'm sorry. You mean the same guy that killed two women in cold blood to set this little bastard free, and then sold all of us out so he could get off the island? That Michael?
John Locke: Yes, James. That Michael.