Quotes from the Movie Bowling for Columbine

It was the morning of April 20th 1999, and it was pretty much like any other morning in America. The Farmer did his chores. The milkman made his deliveries. The President bombed another country whose name we couldn't pronounce. Out in Fargo, North Dakota, Cary McWilliams went on his morning walk. Back in Michigan, Mrs Hughes welcomed her students for another day of school. And out in a little town in Colorado, two boys went bowling at 6 in the morning. Yes, it was a typical day in the United States of America.

Michael Moore

This was my first gun. I couldn't wait to go out and shoot up the neighborhood.

Michael Moore

Well, here's my first question. Do you think it's kind of dangerous handing out guns at a bank?

Michael Moore

The media, the corporations, the politicians... have all done such a good job of scaring the American public, it's come to the point where they don't need to give any reason at all.

Michael Moore

I left the Heston estate atop Beverly Hills and walked back into the real world. To an America living and breathing in fear. Where gun sales are now at an all record high. And where, in the end, it all comes back to 'Bowling for Columbine'.

Michael Moore

Yes, it was a glorious time to be an American.

Michael Moore

Thank you for not shooting me.

Michael Moore

"Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective? Or have you ever been committed to a mental institution?" Well, I've never been committed to a mental institution. What does that mean, have I "ever been adjudicated mentally defective"?

Michael Moore

Oh, with a crime. Okay, so if I'm just normally mentally defective but not criminal...

Michael Moore

The media, the corporations, the politicians... have all done such a good job of scaring the American public, it's come to the point where they don't need to give any reason at all.

Michael Moore

Today the Justice Department did issue a 'Blanket Alert'. It was in recognition of a general threat that we received. This is not the first time the Justice Department has acted like this. I hope it's the last, but given the attitude of the evil-doers, it may not be.

George W Bush

You don't need no gun control. You know what you need? Bullet control. I think all bullets should cost $5000. You know why? If a bullet cost $5000 there'd be no more innocent bystanders.

Chris Rock

Now wait a minute... The Constitution says you've got the right to bear arms. What do you think 'arms' means?

Michael Moore

Well it's not like these... [waves his arms] It means we ought to have handguns if we want to.

John Nichols

What about nuclear weapons? Should you be able to have weapons-grade plutonium?

Michael Moore

Well I think that oughta be restricted.

John Nichols

If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?

Michael Moore

I wouldn't say a single word to them, I would listen to what they have to say and that's what no one did.

Marilyn Manson

I sleep at night with a gun under my pillow.

John Nichols

Aw, come on. Everyone says that.

Michael Moore

What if I had a spear?

Michael Moore

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