20+ Best Blade Runner Quotes From The Classic Sci-Fi Movie

Devangana Rathore
Dec 12, 2023 By Devangana Rathore
Originally Published on Feb 23, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Beautiful Standee of An American neo-noir science fiction film "Blade Runner 2049" displays at the theater

'Blade Runner' continues to be a fan favorite years after its first screening.

Starring people like Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and characters like Roy Batty, Leon, Gaff, Philip K, - this TV show and the movies become a must mention in all Sci-Fi discussions. If you think you enjoy reading these quotes, why not head over to some [sci-fi quotes] and Harrison Ford quotes?

Science fiction movies have always interested us. Whether it be the weapons, or the technology, or even the clothing and accessories - the near future has always made us think of a multitude of possibilities.

If you love science fiction, then 'Blade Runner' is a classic you can not afford to miss. It had really set up a new standard for character and set design, as well as its special effects.

In 1982, it was a groundbreaking movie - which had enraptured moviegoers for weeks to come. Since then, it became a must-watch on almost all science fiction lists, and audiences today continue to enjoy these movies and TV shows.

So read on for some of the best quotes across the 'Blade Runner' universe, and you'll instantly be a favorite at the next science fiction convention!

Best Of 'Blade Runner' Quotes

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The 'Blade Runner' movies are legendary for their quotes. With a star-studded cast with characters like Philip K, Gaff, actors like Ridley Scott, and Rutger Hauer, and some hilarious and iconic 'Blade Runner' Roy quotes these sci-fi movies and TV shows become a fan favorite as soon as they are released.

The movies and TV shows cover the life of a Blade Runner - Deckard - who is tasked with taking down Replicants. Replicants are creatures who look like humans, but are not.

With iconic quotes like "time to die", and the one about it being dark near the Tannhauser gate, and many more - the movies, as well as the TV shows, have become well known for their excellent writing and direction. So why don't you read on for some of the best of 'Blade Runner' quotes?

1. “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.”

-Roy Batty.

2. “Rick Deckard: Is this a real snake?

Zhora: Of course it's not real. You think I would be working in a place like this if I could afford a real snake?”

-'Blade Runner'.

3. “Commerce is our goal, here.”

- Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

4. "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly Roy."

-Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

 5. “Roy Batty: Questions... Morphology? Longevity? Incept dates?

Hannibal Chew: Don't know, I don't know such stuff. I just do eyes, ju-, ju-, just eyes... just genetic design, just eyes. You Nexus, huh? I design your eyes.

Roy Batty: Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes!”

-'Blade Runner'.

6. “We began to recognize in them a strange obsession. After all, they are emotionally inexperienced, with only a few years in which to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted. If we gift them with a past, we create a cushion or a pillow for their emotions, and consequently, we can control them better.”

-Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

7. "They don't advertise for killers in the newspaper. That was my profession. Ex-cop. Ex-blade runner. Ex-killer."

- Rick Deckard.

8. "Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the 'good' man? C'mon, Deckard. Show me what you're made of."

-Roy Batty.

Unknown 'Blade Runner' Quotes

This sci-fi world is based in Los Angeles - with Deckard and  Roy Batty on opposing sides, along with various other supporting characters.

This sci-fi world is rich with innovation, almost lost in time - setting attack ships on fire, flying ships, holographic technology, and some of the best science-fiction plotting one could have come across. Rutger Hauer also plays the iconic role of Roy Batty, with Ridley Scott at the directorial helm.

Though it has been remade into many science fiction movies and TV shows, it is agreed that nothing can quite replace the original charm and appeal of the movie.

The movies and TV show continue to reign on in our minds and hearts.

But perhaps the best sci-fi quotes are the ones that not many have heard about - which get lost in the main plot and dialogue. But they are gems you simply can not miss - like the shoulder of Orion quote, and the quotes about the dark near, and the more popularly known "tears in rain time" monologue.

So read on for some of the hidden stars of the movie - and the best of unknown 'Blade Runner' quotes.

 9. "You know the score, pal. If you're not a cop, you're little people!"

-Harry Bryant.

10. "Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch!"


 11. "'More human than human' is our motto."

-Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

12. “I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments, he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody's life; my life.

All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.”

-Rick Deckard.

13. “Rick Deckard: Do you love me?

Rachael: I love you.

Rick Deckard: Do you trust me?

Rachael: I trust you.”

-'Blade Runner'.

14. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die."

-Roy Batty.

'Blade Runner 2049' Quotes

There is another popular remake of the 1982 movie: 'Blade Runner 2049' - starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

This sci-fi movie came out in 2019, whereas the earlier version of the movie took place in 2019 Los Angeles.

However, regardless of the time difference, both movies have excellent science fiction characteristics, with realistic CGI, excellent costume development, and in the 2019 film, the Blade Runner seems to be given a new life altogether. Ryan Gosling really sets off the movie in his lead role, and instantly became a fan favorite as soon as he stepped in.

Harrison Ford returns to the movie years after he starred in the original one, and we see both characters working together to take down the illegal replicants.

This installment is definitely one to look forward to. Just like the older movie, this 'Blade Runner' movie is an excellent sci-fi option for children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Though the movie definitely has a new touch and better graphics, it retains the charm of the older movie.

However, the best part of the movie remains its excellent quotes - which truly leave us wanting for more. Read on for some of the best lines from the 2019 movie - and make sure you share them with your friends too!



16. “Gosh, you’ve really got some nice toys here.”

– Roy Batty.

17. “I want more life.”

– Roy Batty.

18. “You were made as well as we could make you.”

– Tyrell.

19. “Rachael: What if I go north? Disappear. Would you come after me? Hunt me?

Rick Deckard: No... No, I wouldn't. I owe you one... But somebody would.”

-'Blade Runner 2049'.

20. “Sushi. That's what my ex-wife called me: cold fish.”

-Rick Deckard.

21. “I didn’t know how long we’d have together. Who does?”

–  Rick Deckard.

23. “That Voight-Kampf test of yours. Have you ever tried to take that test yourself?”

– Rachael.

24. “Rachael: It seems you feel our work is not a benefit to the public.

Rick Deckard: Replicants are like any other machine, they're either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit, it's not my problem.”

-'Blade Runner 2049'.

25. “By the second day of incubation, any cells that have undergone reversion mutation give rise to revertant colonies, like rats leaving a sinking ship; then the ship... sinks.”

-Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

26. “The facts of life... to make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system is fatal. A coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established.”

-Eldon Tyrell.

27. “How can it not know what it is?”

– Rick Deckard.

28. “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does?”

– Gaff.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Blade Runner' quotes then why not take a look at Gattaca quotes, or '80s movie quotes.

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Written by Devangana Rathore

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

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Devangana RathoreBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

Devangana is a highly accomplished content writer and a deep thinker with a Master's degree in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. With a wealth of experience in copywriting, she has worked with The Career Coach in Dublin and is constantly looking to enhance her skills through online courses from some of the world's leading universities. Devangana has a strong background in computer science and is also an accomplished editor and social media manager. Her leadership skills were honed during her time as the literacy society president and student president at the University of Delhi.

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