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Robert Neville (Character)
from I Am Legend (2007)

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The Omega Man (1971)
[the last man on earth, talking to a bust of Caesar positioned in front of a chessboard]
Neville: Hi. Another day, another dollar.
Neville: For you, I think it's your move.
[makes drink]
Neville: Join me? Hmm? Miserable schmuck!
[to his own image on the video screen]
Neville: Isn't he? Isn't he a sullen b...
[stops when he hears the "Family" calling him from outside]
Neville: [to the "Family"] SHUT UP! Why the hell can't you leave me alone?
[later, to the bust of Caesar]
Neville: What day is it, anyway? Monday? Huh? The hell it is. It's Sunday. Sunday I always dress for dinner.

[first lines]
[the last man on earth wrecks his car]
Robert Neville: There's never a cop around when you need one.

[talking to his own image on a TV screen]
Robert Neville: Hi, Big Brother, how's your ass?

[hearing the "Family" loudly holding a book-burning revel]
Robert Neville: At it again, I see? What will it be tonight? Museum of Science? Some library? Poor miserable bastards.

Dutch: I was a med-school senior when they scratched the world. As a matter of fact, I was planning on applying to biowar labs for my post-doc, but, heh-heh, the next term never came.
Robert Neville: Now I'm sorry you didn't make it.
Lisa: Sorry the world didn't make it.

Robert Neville: You know the old song? If you were the only girl in the world, and I was the only boy, well, okay, but until then, don't bother me? Well, I guess I'm the only boy...

[after Neville tosses her a submachine gun]
Lisa: What's this for?
Neville: Comfort.

Neville: And Speedy Bob Neville - his great legs churning goes speeding across the finish line with a three minute and fifty second mile. Go ahead, let's see some son-of-a-bitch beat that.

[going mad]
Neville: Is this how it starts? A trip to the laughing academy? No, you silly bastard, it starts with you asking yourself silly questions. OK, let's get cleaned up and get a drink before the bars close.

Black Power Lisa: All right you son-of-a-bitch, you just hold tight. Up against the wall, you mother!
Neville: My name's Robert.
Black Power Lisa: Your name's mud.

Lisa: Don't screw up. I know how to roll, but it's hard on the elbows. And if you just have to play James Bond, I'll bust your ass.
Neville: Yes, ma'am.

Matthias: Definition of a scientist - a man who understands nothing until there was nothing left to understand.
Neville: So, there is a little light in the forest after all.

[after the family has taken Neville into the "little room" for questioning]
Neville: Tell me something, would you? Are you fellas really with the Internal Revenue Service?

Matthias: You are discarded. You are the refuse of the past.
Neville: You are full of crap!

Matthias: Now we must build.
Robert Neville: Build coffins, that's all you'll need.

Robert Neville: [Talking to moldy corpse in car dealership] How much for a trade-in on my Ford? Oh, really? Thanks a lot, you cheating bastard...

Black Power Lisa: [Lisa is drawing blood from Neville for a vaccine] Will one bottle be enough?
Robert Neville: It's genuine 160-proof old Anglo-Saxon baby.

[the members of the Family smashes and destroys Neville's penthouse apartment, rendering it as evil and as a thing of the past while Matthias and newly possessed Lisa watches on]
Matthias: We waited for you, Neville, so you could see this: The end. The end of all you done. You see, none of it was real. It was illusion. Your art, your science, it was all a nightmare. And now it's done. Finished. My brethren, our task is nearly complete. He was the last of those who brought the punishment to us. We have cleansed and purged his world. Now we must build.
Robert Neville: [defiant] Build coffins. That's all you'll need.
Matthias: Bring him!

[Matthias throws a spear at Neville, hitting him and leaving a big gash in his chest]
Matthias: The bad dream is over, friend Neville. Now we can sleep in peace.
Robert Neville: [raspy] Lisa!
Lisa: [weakly] Robert, you're evil. I-I-I'm part of the Family, Robert. I'm sorry.
Lisa: [drowsy] The Family, Robert. Y - Uh... You don't understand. Oh... Robert...

[Members of the Family enter the room as Matthias is about to sentence Robert]
Matthias: He has confessed all, brothers: Murder, Use of forbidden tools, Practice of prescribed rights, Emit science, Medicine, Weapons, Machinery, Electricity. He has not shared the punishment. He does not bear the marks.
Robert Neville: Marks?
Matthias: Show him, my children. Show him the pretty marks.
[the members take off their sunglasses, revealing their albino, near-blind eyes]
Matthias: These are the marks, Mr. Neville. The punishment which you and those like you brought upon us. In the beginning, we tried to help one another, those that were left. We tried to clean things up, set things straight. We buried things and burned. Then it came to me and we were chosen. Chosen for just this work: To bury what was dead. To burn what was evil. To destroy what was dangerous.
Robert Neville: You're barbarians.
Matthias: Barbarians? You call us barbarians? Well... it is an honorable name. We mean to cancel the world you civilized people made. We will simply erase history from the time that machinery and weapons threaten more than they offered. And when you die, the last living reminder of hell will be gone. Gone! Brother Zachary?
Zachary: We are ready, brother.

Matthias: And, oh, brothers and sisters, I ask you to look at him. Does he have the marks? Do you see them?
Followers: No.
Matthias: You see him as we were before the punishment. Before we gained grace. You see lying there the last of scientists, of bankers, of businessmen. The users of the wheel.
Followers: Yes.
Matthias: Do we use the tools of the wheel as he does?
Followers: No.
Matthias: Is he of the Family?
Zachary, Followers: No.
Matthias: Is he of the sacred society?
Followers: No.
Matthias: Then what is he?
Followers: Evil!
Matthias: [stands up] He is part of the dead. He has no place here. He has the stink of oil, maletrical circitry about him. He is obsolete.
[Neville comes to]
Matthias: [points to him] You are discarded. You are the refuse of the past!
Robert Neville: You're full of crap.
Matthias: How hard it is to admit the truth. Take him to the little room... for the questioning.

Neville: [Neville hallucinates about a dozen payphones ringing simultaneously around him] THERE IS NO PHONE RINGING, DAMMIT!
[the bells stop; he gets a grip on himself]
Neville: There is no phone.

I Am Legend (2007)
[while the Dark Seekers try to break through a plexiglass door in Neville's laboratory]
Neville: [screaming] I can help. I can save you. I can save everybody.

Anna: The world is quieter now. We just have to listen. If we listen, we can hear God's plan.
Neville: God's plan.
Anna: Yeah.
Neville: All right, let me tell you about your "God's plan". Seven billion people on Earth when the infection hit. KV had a ninety-percent kill rate, that's five point four billion people dead. Crashed and bled out. Dead. Less than one-percent immunity. That left twelve million healthy people, like you, me, and Ethan. The other five hundred and eighty-eight million turned into your dark seekers, and then they got hungry and they killed and fed on everybody. Everybody! Every *single* person that you or I has ever known is dead! Dead! There is no god!

Neville: My name is Robert Neville. I am a survivor living in New York City. I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies. I will be at the South Street Seaport everyday at mid-day, when the sun is highest in the sky. If you are out there... if anyone is out there... I can provide food, I can provide shelter, I can provide security. If there's anybody out there... anybody... please. You are not alone.

[from trailer]
Neville: God didn't do this. We did!

Neville: Come on, Sam. We gotta go.

Neville: Day one thousand and one. We came in close contact with a hive today. Blood tests confirm that I remain immune to both the airborne and contact strains. Canines remain immune to airborne strain only. The vaccine trials continue. I'm still unable to transfer my immunity to infected hosts. The Krippen Virus is... elegant.
[mind wanders]
Neville: Just fishin' in the dark, son.
[after a long pause, going back to his train of thought]
Neville: Behavioral note - an infected male exposed himself to sunlight today. Now it's possible decreased brain function or growing scarcity of food is causing them to... ignore their basic survival instincts. Social de-evolution appears complete. Typical human behavior is now entirely absent.

[from trailer]
Neville: I'm not gonna let this happen.

Neville: [talking to Anna about Bob Marley] He had this idea. It was kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate... literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people's lives. When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked out on that stage and sang. When they asked him why - He said, "The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness."

Neville: Eat your vegetables. Don't just push 'em around, eat 'em. I ain't playin'!

Neville: I like Shrek.

Neville: [after his outburst scares Anna and Ethan] It's just... I was saving that bacon!

Neville: [to a pretty mannequin in the video store] I... I promised a friend I would say hello to you today.
[begins to cry]
Neville: Please say hello to me.
Neville: Please say hello to me.

Neville: [to Sam] Just how you like it... disgusting!

[speaking of the mannequin at the DVD store]
Neville: What should I say? You wanna see some infected rats?
Neville: I'll say hello tommorrow.

Neville: [to mannequin in video store] Morning, Hank. I'm halfway through the "G's".

Neville: I'm listening.

Neville: This is Ground Zero. This is my site. I can fix. I can fix this.

Neville: Nothin' happened the way it was supposed to happen.

Neville: [to Sam] You can't go running into the dark.

Neville: What the hell are you doing out here, Fred? Fred, if you're real, you better tell me right now!

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Robert Morgan: You're freaks, all of you! All of you, freaks, mutations!

Robert Morgan: Your new society sounds charming.

Robert Morgan: They were afraid of me... they were afraid of me... they were afraid of me.

[first lines]
Robert Morgan: Another day to live through. Better get started.

Robert Morgan: December 1965. Is that all it has been since I inherited the world? Only three years. Seems like 100 million.

Robert Morgan: [filling up a bag with stakes] How many more of these will I have to make before they're all destroyed? They want my blood. Their lives are mine. I still get squimish.

Ruth Collins: But *you* lived through all this. Do you know why?
Robert Morgan: Perhaps I was chosen.

Ben Cortman: There are stories being told, Bob.
Robert Morgan: By people who are out of their minds with fear.
Ben Cortman: Maybe. But there are too many to be just coincidental. Stories about people who have died and have come back.
Robert Morgan: They're stories Ben, stories.

Ben Cortman: You're whistling past a graveyard.
Robert Morgan: Is that a commentary on my work at the lab?

[Robert knocks on Ben's door to pick him up for work]
Ben Cortman: Who is it?
Robert Morgan: It's me, Ben! We're late!
[Ben answers the door]
Robert Morgan: Ben, what's the matter with you?
Ben Cortman: Nothing and I'm going to keep it that way.
Robert Morgan: Ben, look, let's talk about this.
Ben Cortman: There's nothing to talk about. You think I'm out of my mind. You laughed at me and my theory. You might be one of them.
Robert Morgan: Ben, look, you're ill. You ought to see a doctor.
Ben Cortman: No doctors! You take care of your life, I'll take care of mine. Now get away from here. You understand, get away from here!
Robert Morgan: [slams the door]

Dr. Mercer: You're the only one who wasn't afraid to come here today.
Robert Morgan: What's going to happen, Dr. Mercer? Is everybody in the world going to die before someone finds the answer?
Dr. Mercer: No, I don't think so. I don't deny there's some strange evolutionary process going on, but mankind won't be destroyed. The fact that you and I are working here today is evidence of that.

Robert Morgan: This is Robert Morgan. If somebody can hear me, answer me. For God's sake, ANSWER ME.
Robert Morgan: This is KOKW calling. KOKW calling! Answer me!

Robert Morgan: KOKW calling, come in.
[waits for a response, then changes frequency]
Robert Morgan: KOKW calling. I'm on international frequency, come in.

Robert Morgan: I can't afford the luxury of anger. Anger can make me vulnerable. It can destoy my reason and reason's the only advantage I have over them.

Robert Morgan: And I thought you were alone. I was going to cure you! Does that amuse you?

Ruth Collins: You can't join us. You're a monster to them. Why do you think I ran when I saw you, even though I was assigned to spy on you? Because I was so terrified, what I'd heard about you. You're a legend in the city. Moving by day, instead of night, leaving as evidence of your existence bloodless corpses. Many of the people you destroyed were still alive! Many of them were loved ones of the people in my group.
Robert Morgan: I didn't know.

Robert Morgan: You're freaks! I'm a man! The last man...

Robert Morgan: Another day... another day to start all over again.

Robert Morgan: [seeing a dog] It's alive!

I Am Omega (2007) (V)
Renchard: Can't shoot them this close. You'll get blood on you.
Brianna: Yeah, I know.

Renchard: Why don't you just shoot them all?
Vincent: Because any fool can pull a trigger.