Quotes from the Movie Contact

Mathematics is the only true universal language.

Ellie Arroway

We pose no threat to them, it would be like us going out of our way to destroy a few microbes on an Ant hill in Africa.

Ellie Arroway

So what's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?

Ellie Arroway

Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.

Ellie Arroway

I... had an experience. I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real. I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever. A vision of the universe, that tells us undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater then ourselves, that we are not, that none of us are alone.

Ellie Arroway

You could call me a man of the cloth, without the cloth.

Palmer Joss

I'm not against technology, doctor. I'm against the men who deify it at the expense of human truth.

Palmer Joss

The reason I didn't vote for you to go Ellie, was a good reason but it wasn't the real one. I didn't vote for you to go, because I didn't want to lose you. Now you find your way home, alright?

Palmer Joss

Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web... at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history...

Palmer Joss

Wanna take a ride?

S.R. Hadden

First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?

S.R. Hadden

But before I die, I would to give something back to the people of this Earth, who have givenófrom whom I have takenóso much.

S.R. Hadden

So it turns out there's life on other planets. Boy, this is really going to change the Miss Universe contest, you know what I mean?

Jay Leno

Ellie, still waiting for E.T. to call?

David Drumlin

Small moves, Ellie, small moves.

Ted Arroway

You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.

Alien

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