40 Best 'Back To The Future' Quotes From The Beloved Trilogy

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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If you are looking for quotes from of one of the most iconic sci-fi movies that had a huge impact on '90s kids, that would be the 'Back To The Future' trilogy, by Robert Zemeckis, which was released in the '80s.

This sci-fi movie revolves around a teenager named Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) who travels through time with a flux capacitor that his scientist friend, Doc (Christopher Lloyd) had invented thereby altering fate and changing the course of history. The film franchise consists of a trilogy that crossed five years and had garnered worldwide attention.

Fans of the trilogy loved Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J. Fox) and their hilarious adventures. This movie series has some of the best special effects, a unique and engaging plot, and some of the funniest dialogues. Here is a list of some quotes from the trilogy.

Doc Brown would often say "Great Scott". However,  there is no 'Back To The Future' quote about the year 2020. The time shifts in the trilogy are from 1985 to 1955, 1985 to 2015, 1985 to 1885.

If you liked this article on 'Back To The Future' movie quotes then be sure to check out Doc Brown quotes and 'Indiana Jones' quotes.

Famous' Back To The Future Quotes' To Take You Back To '85

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The movies are full of pop-cultural references made by Marty and the Doc. Here's a list of some of the 'Back To The Future' quotes. A 'Back To The Future' quote can still make Gen Z kids laugh!

1. "Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, that he'd melt my brain."

-George McFly, 'Back To The Future'.

2. "Doc Brown: Tell me, Future Boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

Marty: Ronald Reagan.

Doc Brown: Ronald Reagan! The actor? Then who's vice-president, Jerry Lewis? I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady!"

-'Back To The Future'.

3. "Next Saturday night, we're sending you back to the future!"

- Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future'.

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

-Dr. Emmett Brown,' Back To The Future'.

5. "You got a real attitude problem, McFly; you're a slacker. You remind me of your father when he went here; he was a slacker, too."

-Mr. Strickland, 'Back To The Future'.

6. "Dr. Emmett Brown: I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.

Marty McFly: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and-and buy plutonium! Did you rip that off?

Dr. Emmett Brown: Of course...from a group of Libyan nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts. Come on! Let's get you a radiation suit...we must prepare to reload."

-'Back To The Future'.

7. "Marty, don't be such a square. Everybody who's anybody drinks."

-Lorraine Baines, 'Back To The Future'.

8. "Linda McFly: Then how am I supposed to ever meet anybody?

Lorraine Baines: Well, it'll just happen. Like the way I met your father."

-'Back To The Future'.

9. "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

-Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future'.

10. "Wait a minute, Doc, are you telling me that my mother has got the hots for me?"

-Marty McFly, 'Back To The Future'.

11. "There's that word again! Heavy! Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?"

-Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future'.

12. "George McFly: Lorraine. My density has brought me to you.

Lorraine Baines: What?

George McFly: Oh. What I meant to say was...

Lorraine Baines: Wait a minute. Don't I know you from somewhere?

George McFly: Yes. Yes. I'm George. George McFly. I'm your density. I mean, your destiny."

-'Back To The Future'.

13. "Dr. Emmett Brown: What on Earth is this thing I'm wearing?

Marty McFly: Ah, this, this is a radiation suit.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Radiation suit? Of course. 'Cause of all the fallout from the atomic wars."

-'Back To The Future'.

14. "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit."

- Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future'.

15. "Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine … out of a DeLorean?

Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"

-'Back To The Future'.

16. "What the hell is a gigawatt?"

-George McFly, 'Back To The Future'.

'Back To The Future' Quotes From The Second And Third Movie

Released in '90, the final installment of the 'Back To The Future' trilogy has consummated the true genius of the time travel concept of the films. Here's a list of some quotes from the last movie of the franchise.

17. "Marty McFly: Oh, this is heavy, Doc. I mean, it's like I was just here yesterday.

Doc: You were here yesterday, Marty."

-'Back To The Future, Part II'.

18. "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally."

-Doc, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

19. "Marty, you can't go losing your judgment every time someone calls you a name. That's exactly what causes you to get into that accident in the future."

- Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

Marty McFly: What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Unbelievable."

-'Back To The Future, Part III'.

20. "Marty, the future isn't written. It can be changed...you know that. Anyone can make their future whatever they want it to be."

-Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

21. "Well, there are plenty worse places to be than the Old West. I could've ended up in the Dark Ages. They probably would have burned me at the stake as a heretic or something."

-Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

22. "Dr. Emmett Brown: No! It can't be; I just sent you back to the future!

Marty McFly: No, I know; you did send me back to the future. But I'm back - I'm back from the future.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Great Scott!"

-'Back To The Future, Part II'.

23. "Emmett Brown: It means your future hasn't been written yet, no one's has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc. Where are you going now?"

'Back To The Future, Part III'.

24. "Marty McFly: What about my future?

Dr. Emmett Brown: I can't tell you. It might make things worse.

Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. What is wrong with my future?

Dr. Emmett Brown: Marty, we all have to make decisions that affect the course of our lives. You've gotta do what you've gotta do. And I've gotta do what I've gotta do."

'Back To The Future, Part III'.

25. "Dr. Emmett Brown: Well, good luck for both of our sakes. See you in the future.

Marty McFly: You mean the past.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Exactly!"

-'Back To The Future, Part III'.

26. "Nobody calls me chicken!"

- Marty McFly, 'Back To The Future, Part II'.

27. "Since when can weathermen predict the weather, let alone the future?"

- Marty McFly, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

28. "Traveling through time has become much too painful."

- Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

29. "Clara was one in a million. One in a billion. One in a googolplex!"

-Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part III'.

30. "Marty McFly: Aw, come on, Doc, it's not science! When it happens, it just hits you. It's like lightning!

Dr. Emmett Brown: Marty, please don't say that!"

'Back To The Future, Part III'.

31. "Time traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!"

- Dr. Emmett Brown, 'Back To The Future, Part II'.

Biff Quotes

Here is a list of quotes and dialogue by Biff Tannen, the main antagonist of the first two films that will make you roll with laughter.

32. "Since you're new here, I'm gonna cut you a break...So, why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?"

-Biff Tannen, 'Back To The Future'.

33. "Manure! I hate manure!"

- Biff Tannen, 'Back To The Future, Part II'.

34. "Did you get kicked out of another boarding school?"

-Biff Tannen, Back To The Future, Part II'.

35. "Biff Tannen: That's about as funny as a screen door on a battleship.

Marty McFly: [to himself] Screen door on a submarine, you dork."

-'Back To The Future, Part II'.

36. "I can't believe you'd loan me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could've been killed!"

-Biff Tannen, 'Back To The Future'.

37. "Hey, I'm talking to you, McFly, you Irish bug!"

-Biff Tannen, 'Back To The Future'.

38. "As for you, I'll be back up here in an hour, so you'd better not be!"

-'Back To The Future, Part II'.

39. "Hello...Hello...anybody home? Think, McFly. Think! I gotta have time to get them retyped. Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my reports in your handwriting? I'll get fired. You wouldn't want that to happen, would ya? Would ya?"

-Biff Tannen, Back To The Future'.

40. "It's "Leave" you idiot! Make like a tree & leave! You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong!"

-Biff Tannen, 'Back To The Future, Part II'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Back To The Future' quotes then why not take a look at 'Grease' quotes, or 'Footloose' quotes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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