Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
Indiana: It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
Indiana: Do we need the monkey?
Marion: I'm surprised at you. Talking that way about our baby. He's got your looks, too.
Indiana: And your brains.
Marion: Yes she does! She's very smart.
Indiana: Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.
Indiana: I don't know. I'm making this up as I go.
[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, revealing hundreds of snakes all over floor of the Well of Souls]
Indiana: Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Sallah: Asps... very dangerous. You go first.
Indiana: THERE'S A BIG SNAKE IN THE PLANE, JOCK!
Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie!
Indiana: I HATE SNAKES, JOCK! I HATE 'EM!
Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!
Belloq: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Indiana: Try the local sewer.
[Indiana needs his bullwhip to swing across a chasm]
Indiana: Give me the whip.
Satipo: Throw me the idol.
[they both see a stone door closing]
Satipo: No time to argue! Throw me the idol, I'll throw you the whip!
Indiana: [throws the idol] Give me the whip!
Satipo: [drops the whip] Adiós, señor.
Brody: Marion's the least of your worries right now, believe me, Indy.
Indiana: What do you mean?
Brody: Well, I mean that for nearly three thousand years man has been searching for the lost ark. It's not something to be taken lightly. No one knows its secrets. It's like nothing you've ever gone after before.
Indiana: [laughing] Oh, Marcus. What are you trying to do, scare me? You sound like my mother. We've known each other for a long time. I don't believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus pocus. I'm going after a find of incredible historical significance, you're talking about the boogie man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.
[throws his gun into his suitcase]
[Discussing the fate of the Ark]
Maj. Eaton: We have top men working on it right now.
Maj. Eaton: Top... men.
[Marion is being kidnapped]
Marion: You can't do this to me, I'm an AMERICAN.
Maj. Eaton: [sees a picture of the Ark with rays of power coming out of it] Good God!
Brody: Yes, that's what the Hebrews thought.
Sallah: Oh, my friends! I'm so pleased you're not dead!
Indiana: The Ark of the Covenant, the chest that the Hebrews used to carry around the Ten Commandments.
Major Eaton: What, you mean THE Ten Commandments?
Indiana: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments, the original stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing...
[the officers stare at him blankly]
Indiana: Didn't any of you guys ever go to Sunday school?
Indiana: [Indiana is being strangled against the bar. He calmly looks up at Marion] Whiskey
[Marion hands him the whiskey bottle and he smashes it over his assailant's head]
Indiana: Here, take this,
[hands Marion a torch]
Indiana: Wave it at anything that slithers.
Marion: The whole place is slitherin'!
[turns and mistakes Indy's whip on his side for a snake]
[tries to burn it with the torch]
[as the Nazis are opening the Ark]
Indiana: Marion, don't look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don't look at it, no matter what happens!
Marion: Well, Jones, at least you haven't forgotten how to show a lady a good time.
Indiana: Boy, you're something!
Marion: Yeah? I'll tell you what: until I get back my five thousand dollars, you're gonna get more than you bargained for. I'm your goddamn partner!
[Indiana falls asleep while kissing her]
Marion: We never seem to get a break, do we?
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.
Indiana: [Indy meets Belloq in a crowded bar] Belloq.
Belloq: Good afternoon, Dr. Jones.
Indiana: I oughta kill you right now.
Belloq: Not a very private place for a murder.
Indiana: Well, these guys don't care if we kill each other. They're not going to interfere in our business.
Belloq: It was not I who brought the girl into this business. Please, sit down before you fall down. We can at least behave like civilized people.
[Indy sits down while the monkey crawls off his shoulder]
Belloq: I see your taste in friends remains consistent. How odd that it should end this way for us, after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Indiana: Try the local sewer.
Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archaeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the purer faith. Out methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me, to push you out of the light.
Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.
Belloq: You know it's true. How nice. Look at this.
[holds out a pocket watch]
Belloq: It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless... like the Ark. Men will kill for it. Men like you and me.
Indiana: What about your boss, der Fuhrer? I thought he was waiting to take possession.
Belloq: All in good time. When I am finished with it. Jones, do you realize what the Ark is? It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God. And it's within my reach.
Indiana: You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do.
[prepares to fight Belloq, but Belloq's men train guns on him, and a crowd of children hurries in to escort him away]
Belloq: Next time, Dr. Jones, it'll take more than children to save you.
Belloq: You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
Indiana: Now you're getting nasty.
Indiana: Hello, Marion.
Marion: Indiana Jones. I always knew some day you'd come walking back through my door. I never doubted that. Something made it inevitable. So, what are you doing here in Nepal?
Indiana: I need one of the pieces your father collected.
[Marion surprises him with a right cross to the jaw]
Marion: I've learned to hate you in the last ten years!
Indiana: I never meant to hurt you.
Marion: I was a child. I was in love. It was wrong and you knew it!
Indiana: You knew what you were doing.
Marion: Now I do. This is my place. Get out!
Belloq: Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I'd given up.
[Indy reaches for his gun, but pauses and hands over his gun when the warriors draw back their weapons]
Belloq: You chose the wrong friends. This time it will cost you.
Indiana: Too bad the Hovitos don't know you the way I do, Belloq.
[hands over the prized idol to Belloq]
Belloq: Yes, too bad. You could warn them... if only you spoke Hovitos.
Belloq: All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this *is* history.
[talking about Marion's late father]
Marion: He said you were a bum.
Indiana: Aw, he's being generous.
Marion: The most gifted bum he ever trained. You know, he loved you like a son... took a hell of a lot for you to alienate him.
Indiana: Not much... just you.
Katanga: Jones is dead. I killed him. He was of no use to us. This girl, however, has certain value where we're headed. She'll bring a very fine price. Herr Colonel - that cargo you've taken - if it's your goal, go in peace with it, but leave us the girl. It will reduce our loss on this trip.
Dietrich: Savage! You are not in a position to ask for anything. We will take what we wish, and then decide whether or not to blow your ship from the water.
[Indy triggers a hidden booby trap, which fires a poisoned dart into a stick]
Indiana: [hands Satipo the stick] Stay here.
Satipo: [shrugs] If you insist, señor.
Belloq: It's a transmitter, a radio for speaking to God.
Belloq: Look at this. It's worthless - ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless. Like the Ark.
[looking at an old picture of the Ark]
Colonel Musgrove: Now, what's that supposed to be coming out of there?
Indiana: Lightning. Fire. The power of God or something.
Major Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest in this.
Marion: What do you want?
Toht: Ah, the same thing your friend Dr. Jones wanted. Surely he mentioned there would be other interested parties?
Marion: Must have slipped his mind.
Toht: The man is nefarious. I hope for your sake that he has not yet acquired it.
Marion: Why, are you willing to offer more?
Toht: Oh, almost certainly. Do you still have it?
Marion: [blows smoke in his face] No.
[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?
Indiana: Balloq's staff is too long.
Brody: However, an Egyptian pharaoh...
Brody: ...yes, invaded the city of Jerusalem round about 980 B.C., and he may have take the Ark back to the city of Tanis and hidden it in a secret chamber called The Well of Souls.
Major Eaton: [skeptically] Secret chamber?
Brody: However, about a year after the pharaoh had returned to Egypt, the city of Tanis was consumed by the desert in a sand storm which lasted a whole year. Wiped clean by the wrath of God.
Major Eaton: [turns slowly toward Col. Musgrove] Uh... huh.
Colonel Musgrove: Obviously, we've come to the right men. Now you seem to know, uh, all about this Tanis, then.
Indiana: No, no, not really. Ravenwood is the real expert. Abner did the first serious work on Tanis. Collected some of its relics. It was his obsession, really. But he never found the city.
Major Eaton: Frankly, we're somewhat suspicious of Mr. Ravenwood, an American being mentioned so prominently in a secret Nazi cable.
Brody: Oh, rubbish. Ravenwood's no Nazi.
Colonel Musgrove: Well, what do the Nazis want him for then?
Indiana: Well, obviously, the Nazis are looking for the headpiece to Staff of Ra and they think Abner's got it.
Major Eaton: What exactly is a headpiece to the Staff of Ra?
Indiana: Well, the staff is just a stick. I don't know, about this big. Nobody really knows for sure how high. And it's...
[turns blackboard to blank side]
Indiana: it's, uh... it's capped with an elaborate headpiece in the shape of the sun with a crystal in the center. And what you did was, you take the staff to a special room in Tanis, a map room with a miniature of the city all laid out on the floor. And if you put the staff in a certain place at a certain time of day, the sun shone through here and made beam that came down on the floor here... and gave you the exact location of the Well of the Souls.
Colonel Musgrove: Where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, right?.
Indiana: That's exactly what the Nazis are looking for.
Major Eaton: Now what does this Ark look like?
Indiana: Uh... there's a picture of it right here.
[opens a book on the table]
Indiana: That's it.
[they all look at an illustration of the Hebrews devastating their enemy with the Ark]
Major Eaton: Good God!
Brody: Yes, that's just what the Hebrews thought.
Colonel Musgrove: [pointing to a beam of light] Uh, now what's that supposed to be coming out of there?
Indiana: Lightning. Fire. Power of God or something.
Major Eaton: I'm beginning to understand Hitler's interest in this.
Brody: Oh, yes. The Bible speaks of the Ark leveling mountains and laying waste to entire regions. An army which carries the Ark before it... is invincible.
Sallah: [catches date and points to dead monkey] Bad dates.
Major Eaton: Doctor Jones, we've heard a lot about you.
Indiana: Have you?
Major Eaton: Professor of Archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it... obtainer of rare antiquities.
Indiana: That's one way of saying it. Why don't you sit down, you'll be more comfortable.
Colonel Musgrove: Yes, you're a man of many talents.
Major Eaton: Now, you studied under Professor Ravenwood at the University of Chicago.
Indiana: Yes, I did.
Major Eaton: You have no idea of his present whereabouts?
Indiana: Only rumors, really. Somewhere in Asia, I think. I haven't really spoken to him in ten years. We were friends once, but we had a bit of a falling out, I'm afraid.
Colonel Musgrove: Now, Doctor Jones, you must understand that this is all completely confidential.
Indiana: I understand.
Colonel Musgrove: Yesterday afternoon, our European section intercepted a German communique that was sent from Cairo to Berlin.
Major Eaton: You see, for the last two years, the Nazis have had teams of archaeologists running around the world looking for all sorts of religious artifacts. Hitler's a nut on the subject. He's crazy. He's obsessed with the occult. And right now, apparently, there is some kind of German archaeological dig going on in the desert outside Cairo.
Colonel Musgrove: Now, we have some information here, but we can't make anything out of it and maybe you can. "Tanis development proceeding. Acquire headpiece, Staff of Ra, Abner Ravenwood, US."
Indiana: The Nazis have discovered Tanis!
Major Eaton: Now just what does that mean to you... 'Tanis'?
Indiana: Tanis is one of the possible resting places of the Lost Ark.
Colonel Musgrove: The Lost Ark?
Indiana: Yeah, the Ark of the Covenant. The chest the Hebrews used to carry the Ten Commandments around in.
Major Eaton: Alright now, what do you mean the Ten Commandments, you're talking about THE Ten Commandments?
Indiana: Yes, the actual Ten Commandments. The original stone tablets that Moses brought down out of Mount Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing. Didn't you guys ever go to Sunday School? Look, the Hebrews took the broken pieces and put them into the Ark. When they settled in Canaan, they put the Ark in a place called The Temple of Solomon, where it stayed for many years, till all of a sudden... whoosh, it was gone.
Major Eaton: Where?
Indiana: Nobody knows where or when.
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?
[Toht prepares to torture Marion with a hot poker]
Marion: Wait, wait! I can be reasonable!
Toht: That time has passed.
Marion: You don't need that. I'll tell you everything!
Toht: Yes, I know you will.
[Marion removes heavy robe to reveal satin negligèe]
Indiana: Where'd you get that?
Marion: From him.
Indiana: Who 'him'?
Marion: Katanga. I got a feeling I'm not the first woman to travel with these pirates.
Toht: We meet again, Fraulein. You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.
Messenger Pirate: [searching for Jones after the Germans board the U-boat] I can't find Mr. Jones, Captain. I've looked everywhere.
Katanga: He has to be here somewhere. Look again.
Messenger Pirate: [notices Indy climbing aboard the U-Boat] I found him.
Messenger Pirate: [pointing to the U-Boat] There!
Marion: Hey, what happened? You don't look very happy.
Indiana: Fools. Bureaucratic fools!
Marion: What'd they say?
Indiana: They don't know what they've got there.
Marion: Well, I know what I've got here. Come on. I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?
Indiana: [Indy's first lines] This is it... This is where Forrestal cashed in.
Satipo: A friend of yours?
Indiana: A competitor... he was good. He was very good.
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: [Marion tends to Indiana's wounds as she lifts his legs onto his bed] Please I don't need a nurse I just want to sleep.
Marion: Don't be such a baby
Indiana: Marion leave me alone, go away.
Marion: What's this here?
[touches one of his injuries]
Indiana: Yes it hurts.
[she puts some rubbing alcohol on his wound]
Marion: Well goddamnit Indy where doesn't it hurt?
Indiana: [points at his elbow] Here!
[she kisses it]
Indiana: [points at his head] Here!
[she removes his hat and kisses him on the head]
Indiana: [touches his eye] This isn't too bad
[she kisses it]
Indiana: [touches his lips] Here
[she gives him a long passionate kiss on the lips]
Toht: Your fire is dying... here, why don't you tell me where the piece is right now?
Marion: Listen, Herr Mac, I don't know what kind of people you're used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place.
Toht: Fräulein Ravenwood, let me show you what I am used to...
Indiana: I'm gonna blow up the Ark, Rene.
Belloq: Your persistence surprises even me. You're going to give mercenaries a bad name.
Dietrich: Dr. Jones. Surely you don't think you can escape from this island?
Indiana: That depends on how reasonable we're all willing to be! All I want is the girl!
Dietrich: If we refuse?
Indiana: Then your Führer has no prize!
Belloq: [Ordering the soldiers] Okay, stand back. All of you, stand back. Get back.
Belloq: Okay, Jones. You win. Blow it up.
[some soldiers move in the way of the Ark, but Belloq holds a machine gun to them and they move back]
Belloq: Yes, blow it up! Blow it back to God. All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it open as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This...
[gestures to the Ark]
Belloq: This *is* history. Do as you will.
[Indy lowers the grenade launcher and four soldiers appear above him]
Satipo: [picking up poison dart] The Hovitos are near.
[tastes the end of the dart, spits it out quickly]
Satipo: The poison is still fresh, three days. They're following us.
Barranca: If they knew we were here, they would have killed us already.
[Belloq and the Nazis are walking and arguing]
Belloq: I told you not to be premature in your communique to Berlin. Archeology is not an exact science. It does not deal in time schedules!
Dietrich: The Fuhrer is not a patient man. He demands constant reports. You led me to believe...
Belloq: [interrupting him] Nothing! I made no promises! I merely said it looked very favorable. Besides, with the information in our possession, my calculations were correct.
1st Mechanic: [to Indy, in German] Hey, thin man! Come here! Come here! Come here! Come on, fight! Boy, come down! Down now!
[Marion and Belloq are both very drunk]
Marion: [laughs] What is this stuff, Rene?
Belloq: [laughing as well] I grew up on this. It's my family label.
[Marion falls to the ground laughing, then calmly pulls out the knife she was concealing and points it at Belloq, who bursts out laughing in response]
Marion: [laughs] We-he-he-ell, I have to be going now, Rene.
Belloq: [flicking his hand and laughing] Ta-ta.
Marion: [walking off] I like you, Rene, very much. Perhaps we'll meet again under better circumstances.
[Army Intelligence officer describing Indiana Jones]
Major Eaton: Professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.
Indiana: This site also demonstrates one of the great dangers of archaeology; not to life and limb, although that does sometimes take place. I'm talking about folklore.
Belloq: [looking down at Indy in the Well of Souls] Hello! Hello! Why, Dr. Jones, whatever are you doing in such a nasty place?
Indiana: Why don't you come on down here, and I'll show ya?
Belloq: Thank you, my friend, but I think we are all very comfortable up here. Yes, indeed. We are all very quite comfortable up here. So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine. What a fitting end to your life's pursuits. You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something.
Indiana: Son of a bitch!
Belloq: I'm afraid we must be going now, Dr. Jones.
Dietrich: Our prize is awaited in Berlin. Yes... we are finished here with everything. But we do not wish to leave you down in that awful place... all alone.
Imam: This were the old way, this says "six Kadan height - "
Indiana: About seventy-two inches.
[turns medallion over]
Imam: "And take back one Kadan, to honor the Hebrew God whose ark this is."
[Belloq and the Nazis are walking and talking some more]
Belloq: Who knows. Perhaps the Ark is still waiting in some antechamber for us to discover. Perhaps there's some vital bit of evidence which eludes us. Perhaps...
Gobler: [interrupting him] Perhaps the girl can help us.
Dietrich: My feeling exactly. She was in possession of the original piece for years. She may know much if... properly motivated.
Belloq: I tell you the girl knows nothing.
Dietrich: I am surprised to find you squeamish. That is not your reputation. Anyway, it needn't concern you. I have the perfect man for this kind of work.
Toht: Heil Hitler.
Dietrich: Doctor Jones, surely you don't think you can escape from this island?
Indiana: That depends on how reasonable we're all willing to be. All I want is the girl.
Dietrich: [looks at Belloq. Belloq shakes his head] And if we refuse?
Indiana: Then your Führer has no prize.
Belloq: The girl was mine!
Dietrich: She's of no use to us. Only your mission for the Führer matters.
[Katanga meets Indy, who is dirty and injured from the truck chase]
Katanga: Mr. Jones! I've heard a lot about you, sir. Your appearance is exactly the way I imagined.
[Looking over the destruction of the airfield]
Dietrich: Get the Ark away from this place immediately! Have it put on the truck! We will fly it out of Cairo! And Gobler, I want plenty of protection!
Gobler: Jawohl, Herr Ob...
[Gobler is interrupted midsentence by an explosion]
Belloq: [to himself] Jones!
Dietrich: You're as stubborn as that girl.
Toht: You like her too much, I think.
Belloq: Your methods of archeology are too primitive for me. You would use a bulldozer to find a... china cup.
Belloq: [saw men working on getting the ark. He runs up to them and points to Colonel Dietrich] Colonel! Wake your men!