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Caleb Colton (Character)
from Near Dark (1987)

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Near Dark (1987)
Caleb Colton: I sure haven't met any girls like you.
Mae: No. No, you sure haven't.

Mae: There's somethin' I want to show you.
[Caleb and Mae get off the truck]
Caleb Colton: There's somethin' you want to show me?
Mae: Yeah. The night.
Caleb Colton: What about it?
Mae: It's dark.
Caleb Colton: I noticed.
Mae: It's so bright, it'll blind you.
Caleb Colton: I can't see.
Mae: Well, listen. Do you hear it?
Caleb Colton: I'm listenin'. I don't hear nothin'.
Mae: Listen hard. Do you hear it?
Caleb Colton: Hear what?
Mae: The night, it's deafening.

Caleb Colton: How old are you?
Jesse: Let's put it this way: I fought for the South.
Caleb Colton: South?
Jesse: We lost.

Caleb Colton: What the fuck is goin' on?
Severen: It ain't what's goin' on, son. It's what's comin' off. Your face. Clean off.

[first lines]
Caleb Colton: [crushing a mosquito] Dumb suck.

[last lines]
Mae: Caleb, what's happening?
Caleb Colton: I brought you home.
Mae: I'm afraid.
Caleb Colton: Don't be. It's just the sun.

[Pale, sweating and in obvious withdrawal, Caleb is being shaken down by a policeman]
Deputy Sheriff: You ain't looking too good, son.
Caleb Colton: I ain't feeling too good, sir.
Deputy Sheriff: What're you on?
Caleb Colton: You wouldn't believe me...

Mae: The light that's leaving that star right now will take a billion years to get down here. You want to know why you've never met a girl like me before?
Caleb Colton: Yeah. Why?
Mae: Because I'll still be here when the light from that star gets down here to earth in a billion years.

Caleb's Friend: What the hell's eatin' you?
Caleb Colton: [Chuckles] Your mama.
Caleb's Friend: You wish.
Caleb Colton: I wish I may, I wish I might. Wish I was a thousand miles from here tonight.

Caleb Colton: You didn't get me a beer, did you?
Caleb's Friend: You're gonna have to support your own bad habits.

Caleb Colton: Can I have a bite?
Mae: Bite?
Caleb Colton: I'm just dyin' for a cone.
Mae: Dyin'?

Caleb Colton: Who you out here with?
Mae: Friends.
Caleb Colton: Boyfriend?
Mae: Friends.

Caleb Colton: I mean, I don't have a girlfriend.
Mae: That's too bad.
Caleb Colton: Exactly.

Caleb Colton: Sure was some kiss.

Deputy Sheriff: Come this way, please.
Caleb Colton: What's the problem?
Deputy Sheriff: You.

Caleb Colton: What'll we do now?
Mae: [Chuckles] Anything we want... to the end of time.

Caleb Colton: [Caleb has been shot] Am I alive?
[Jesse and Severen laugh]
Severen: Hey. You look like 4O miles of rough road!

Caleb Colton: [Loy has pulled out a gun] Daddy, put that away. Ain't gonna do no good.
Loy Colton: What do you mean, it ain't gonna do no good?
Jesse: I'd listen to your son.
Loy Colton: I'd stop right there if I was you, mister.
Jesse: Not likely.
[Loy shoots him in the chest, Jesse coughs out the bullet and puts it in Loy's shirt pocket]
Jesse: For you.

Caleb Colton: I ain't a person anymore. I don't know what I am. I'm sick!