Quotes from the Movie Back to the Future

Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine and still ticking!

Doc Brown

First, you turn the time circuits on. This one tells you where your going. This one tells you where you are. This one tells you where you were. You input your destination time on this keypad. Say you want to see the signing of the Declaration of Indepenence [Jul. 4, 1776] or wittness the birth of Christ [Dec. 25, 0000]. Here's a red-letter date in the history of science: November 5, 1955. Of course, November 5, 1955! That was the day I invented time-travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revalation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor! It's taken me nearly thirty years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day. My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see! Old man Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees.

Doc Brown

Oh my god... they found me. I don't know how, but they found me. RUN FOR IT MARTY!

Doc Brown

My God. Do you know what this means? It means that this damn thing doesn't work at all!

Doc Brown

1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!

Doc Brown

I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is sold in every corner drug store, but here in 1955 it's a little hard to come by. Marty, I'm sorry, but I'm afriad you're stuck here!

Doc Brown

This is it! This is the answer! It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 PM next Saturday Night! If we could somehow... harness this lightning; channel it into the Flux Capacitor, it just might work. Next Saturday night, we're sending you back to the future!

Doc Brown

Look! There's a rhythmic ceremonial ritual coming up!

Doc Brown

Please excuse the crudity of this model as I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint it.

Doc Brown

Damn! Where is that kid! Damn! Damn, damn!

Doc Brown

Don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88 miles an hour, the instant the lightning strikes the tower... everything will be fine!

Doc Brown

It works! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! IT WORKS! I finally invent something that works. Somehow, we've gotta sneak this back to my laboratory. We gotta get you home!

Doc Brown

You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!

Doc Brown

Hey McFly! I thought I told you never to come in here!

Biff Tannen

Hey McFly! I thought I told you never to come in here!

Biff Tannen

Well looky what we have here.

Biff Tannen

Since you're new here, I'm gonna cut you a break... today. So why don't you make like a tree... and get outta here!

Biff Tannen

My insurance? It's your car! Your insurance should pay for it, hey I wanna know who's going to pay for this? I spilled beer all over when that car smashed into me, who's going pay my cleaning bill? And where's my reports?

Biff Tannen

You got my homework finished, McFly? Hello? Hello? Anybody home, huh, Think

Biff Tannen

Hello? Hello? Anybody home, huh, Think, McFly! Think! I gotta have time to get it retyped recopy it. Do you realize what what would happen if I handed in my reports my homework in your handwriting? I'll get fired/kicked out of school. You wouldn't want that to happen would ya? WOULD YA?!

Biff Tannen

Not too early, I sleep in Saturday/Sunday...oh look McFly your shoe's untied! Don't be so gullible, McFly!

Biff Tannen

Well, what are you looking at, butthead? Say "hi" to your mom for me.

Biff Tannen

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