“I’ll Be Back!” Top 15 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

Everyone has their favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie lines. Before he was the Governator, Arnold dished out the greatest puns, one liners and bon mots in movie history. Everyone loooooves doing his voice… including me. This list of Arnold’s best quotes mixes some familiar and personal favorites. Think we left something out? Disagree with the choices? Let us know. Enjoy…

15. “It’s not a tumor” – Kindergarten Cop – If you watch him say it, he doesn’t say it as crazy as you remember.

14. Arnold yelling – various movies (Total Recall “you blew my cover” scene below – find me a better screaming, yelling actor… you cannot. If there was an Oscar for yelling, he’d have ten of them.

13. “Consider that a divorce” – Total Recall – the first of several Total Recall lines on this list. Sharon Stone was a nobody…she appeared in this movie and then became someone. That’s the power of Arnold.

12. “I’ll be back” – Terminator 1 and 2 – the classic Arnold line… you know you’ve said it before.

11. “Dillion! You Son of a Bitch!” – Predator – The arm wrestling handshake between Carl Weathers and Arnold is what makes this truly special.

10. “Hasta la vista, baby” – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

9. “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of  their women!” – Conan the Barbarian – Conan, what is best?

8. Every single line in Batman and Robin – Mr. Freeze – his entire role in the movie feels ironic

7. “Your clothes, give them to me, now!” – Terminator – blink and you’ll miss Bill Paxton in this scene

6. “Do it!” – Predator (and various other movies) – Cmon! Do it now!

5. “Remember when I said I’d kill you last… I lied!” – Commando – As Matrix, Arnold says this line right before killing Sully. There’s also a follow up line where Matrix is asked “what did you do with Sully” – Matrix’s response – “I let him go”

4. “I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I’m going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine!” – Running Man – Arnold is pissed at Richard Dawson in this scene – I love this line because its way over the top.

3. “Stick around” – Predator – simple. perfection.

2. “Let off some steam, Bennett” – Commando – This line pretty much sets the standard for all Arnold puns.

and the winner is…

1. “See you at the party Richter!” – Total Recall – I love this line, because instead of going for a stupid pun, Arnold just says something ridiculous. It relates back to a former scene where Richter said he’d see Arnold at a party (after his memory had been restored to his evil counterpart). As far as I’m concerned, Total Recall is the best Arnold movie…period. It’s a great story, with great action and the most ridiculous lines of any Arnold movie ever. It’s his Godfather. We could do an entire post dedicated to Total Recall lines…hmmmm.

44 thoughts on ““I’ll Be Back!” Top 15 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

  1. What???? I know its been over done and driven into the ground, but how can “Get to the chopper!” be overlooked? Although I do agree with all of the selections, so perhaps it would have made the top 16.

  2. “Get to da Choppa!” and “If it bleeds, we can kill it” need to be on there. Replace 4 and 11 with them.

  3. You totally left out my favorite bad arnold quote movie TRUE LIES….. ‘DANA! Jump Dana JUMP!’ and that is just one of many awesome yelling moments….. GIVE ME THE DAMN PAGE!!!

    And then the scene with the Car Salesman … WOW

  4. Honorable Mention. True Lies, the bad guy hanging from the missile on the jet. “You’re Fired”.

    That or any line from any of the gladiator kills in Running Man.

  5. Oh and, Check out a band called “Austrian Death Machine”. Its a bunch of hardcore guys who write songs only about Arnold movie quotes and has awesome (fake) arnie dialogue. Get to the Choppa!

  6. I can’t believe you didn’t put in “you think this is the real quaid? IT IS!!!” then every dude that’s against Arnold gets killed… Like all movies… XD

  7. “I do rescue missions not assassinations” Predator….as Arnold talks to Dillion after figuring out he and his squad were set up.

  8. ahh i have a headache,”it might be a tumor” it’s not a tumor. it’s not a tumor at all. funny.

  9. “…come on Bennett, let’s party!” -Commando

    one of my favorite movies for Arnold lines

    “…but what is important is gravity! I have to remind you Sully, this is my weak arm.”

    Arnold rules!

  10. What about EVERY SINGLE LINE from Hercules in New York and Last Action Hero? They were none stop ridiculous lines!

  11. A few of my personal favourite Arnold quotes;

    “Why am I wasting my time with silly putz like you when I could be doing something more dangerous – like rearranging my sock drawer? And how exactly are you going to snap your fingers, after I rip off both of your thumbs?”

    “I’m sorry to disappoint you but you’re gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer – acne, shaving, premature ejaculation… and your first divorce.”
    (This one is brilliant when you watch it – as the bad guys car goes flying through the air and explodes, Arnold just casually carries on talking!)

    (A nuclear bomb is uncovered)
    “I know what this is… This is an espresso machine. No, no wait. It’s a snow cone maker. Is it a water heater?”

    “First I’m gonna use you as a human shield, then I gonna kill this guard over there, with the Patterson trocar on the table. Then I was thinking about breaking your neck”

    “Well, you see, this is the problem with terrorists. They’re really inconsiderate when it comes to people’s schedules”

  12. the best arnold line ever is in eraser when he kills the big @$$ gator and says “your luggage”

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  14. Commando:

    Goon…’If you want your kid back you’ll coopererate right?’…


  15. What is the best in life: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of the women..” from conan the barbarian..i love this quote and i love arnold.

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  17. ahh.. what about one of my personal favourites, Last Action Hero .. ‘To be or not to be??’ – ‘Not to BEEEE!!!’ (Cigar in mouth promptly followed by an Uzi 9mm letting rip at the enemy)

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  19. don’t forget (Eraser) “Please don’t disturb my friend.. he’s dead tired.”

  20. Watched Total recall last night and i totally agree that is the number one quote.

    I do think that “HA HA HA You think this is the real quaid? IT IS !!!” should have made the list laughed so hard at that one.

  21. “You wanna be a farmer? Here’s a couple of achers!”
    right before kicking a cop in the nuts!

  22. Buzz Saw “I love this saw! This saw’s a part of me and i’m gonna make it part of you!”

    Ben Richards “That’s alright. Keep it!”

  23. Best one that y’all forgot, original Terminator when someone asks him a question & three answers pop up in his retna and for a reply he selects: F*#! You Asshole… Classic!

  24. Ther are to many to mention, how about when he brekas the neck of his shaperone on the plane in commando and says to the air steward “dont didturb my freind he is dead tired” or when he drops sully off the cliff “i lied”
    “Get Down” colatreral damage
    Arnold has to be the greatest action hero ever there are many other greats but none on parr with Arnold, i cant see anyone taking his mantle. unique.

  25. Man a got 5 kids to feed ‘what happend to the sixth’ shit i havent even got kids…. total recall

    Where the hell am i your in a johnny cab how did i get here the door opend you got in

  26. I just saw Collateral Damage yesterday and know there are a few movies where he says GET DOWN!

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