"Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?" Best 'Indiana Jones' Movie Quotes

The Best Lines from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom & The Last Crusade

On the Set of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
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Here are the most memorable quotes from the first three films of the popular Indiana Jones adventure movie franchise:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Marion (Karen Allen): "Indiana Jones. I always knew some day you'd come walking back through my door."

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford): "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"

Indiana Jones to Belloq (Paul Freeman): "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together. I've got nothing better to do."

Marion: (Being kidnapped) "You can't do this to me! I'm an American!"

Indiana Jones: (Passing a torch) "Take this. Wave it at anything that slithers."
Marion: "Thanks. Oh, my God! This whole place is slithering!"

Indiana Jones: "Get back to Cairo, get us some transport to England. Boat, plane, anything... Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me; I'm going after that truck."
Sallah (John Rhys-Davies): "How?"
Indiana Jones: "I don't know. I'm making this up as I go."

Marion: "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."
Indiana Jones: "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Short Round (Ke Huy Quan): "What is Sankara?"
Indiana Jones: "Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory."

Willie (Kate Capshaw): (Sprinkling perfume on an elephant) "Oh, quit complaining. This is expensive stuff."

Willie: "Oh, what big birds!"
Indiana Jones: "Those aren’t big birds, sweetheart. They’re giant vampire bats."
Willie: "Bats?!"

Indiana Jones to Short Round: (On Willie) "The biggest trouble with her is the noise."

Short Round to Indiana Jones: "I’m very little. You cheat very big. Dr. Jones, you cheat. You pay money. You owe me 10 cents!"

Willie: "We’re surrounded. The entire place is crawling with living things."
Indiana Jones: "That’s why they call it the jungle, sweetheart."

Indiana Jones: "Willie, Willie? What is that? Is that short for something?"
Willie: "Willie is my professional name Indiana."
Short Round: "Hey lady, you call him Dr. Jones."
Indiana Jones: "My professional name."

Indiana Jones: "I’d sleep closer if I were you, for safety’s sake."
Willie: "Dr. Jones, I’d be safer sleeping with a snake."

Chattar Lal (Roshan Seth): "I should say you look rather lost. But then I can not imagine where in the world the three of you would look at home."

Willie: "Give me your hat."
Short Round: "Why?"
Willie: "Because I’m going to puke in it."

Chattar Lal: "And wasn't it the Sultan of Madagascar who threatened to cut off your head if you ever returned to his country?"
Indiana Jones: "No, it wasn't my head."
Chattar Lal: "Then your hands, perhaps?"
Indiana Jones: "No, it wasn't my hands. It was my...my misunderstanding."

Indiana Jones: "Wear your jewels to bed, princess?"
Willie: "Yeah. And nothing else. Does that shock you?"
Indiana Jones: "Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist."
Willie: "So as a scientist you do a lot of research?"
Indiana Jones: "Always."
Willie: "What sort of research would you do on me?"

Willie: "There are two dead people in here!"
Indiana Jones: "There’s going to be two dead people in here! Hurry!"
Willie: "I’ve almost had enough of you two."

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Fedora (Richard Young): "You lost today kid, but that doesn't mean you have to like it."

Indiana Jones to his students: "We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot."

Walter Donovan (Julian Glover): "We're only one step away."
Indiana Jones: "That's usually when the ground falls out from beneath your feet."

Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody): "Dr. Jones? I knew it was you. You have your father's eyes."
Indiana Jones: "And my mother's ears, but the rest belongs to you."

Indiana Jones kissing Elsa: "Leave me alone! I don't like fast women."
Elsa nibbling on Indy's ear: "And I hate arrogant men."
Indiana Jones: "I love Venice!"

Indiana Jones: "Nazis...I hate these guys!"

Indiana Jones to Sean Connery as Henry Jones: "I told you, don't call me Junior!"

Indiana Jones: "How did you know she was a Nazi?"
Henry Jones: "She talks in her sleep."

Sallah: "Please, what does it always mean, this Junior?"
Henry Jones: "That's his name. Henry Jones Jr."
Indiana Jones: "I like Indiana."​
Henry Jones: "We named the dog Indiana."