30+ Best Marty McFly Quotes From The Back To The Future Trilogy

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 18, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Lego Marty McFly walking to his DeLorean time machine parking in the garden. This set is from Back to the Future movie.

Remember the fantastic movie ‘Back To The Future.’

If yes, then this article will allow you to find some of the most famous 'Back To The Future' quotes. After all, the movie is still one of the most popular movies in history.

Marty McFly dies in 'Back to the Future 2', but Dr. Emmett Brown travels back in the past to save him from dying.

Set in the Ronald Reagan era of the '80s, Emmet accidentally alters the space-time continuum, facilitating an alternate future in which Marty is killed in the tunnel, as he was trying to steal the sports almanac from Biff Tannen.

Doc does give Marty some warning, but he didn’t mention any specific year, so the warning was not specifically for the year 2020.

Enjoy this list of the best quotes from 'Back To The Future', quotes from Marty and George Mcfly, Lorraine, and more.

If you enjoy reading this article, you may also like 'Back To The Future' quotes and [Doc Brown quotes].

Iconic Marty McFly Quotes

Whether it be funny Marty McFly quotes or any other Marty McFly quotes, they all are still enjoyed by fans. Here are some of the best quotes from Marty McFly, quotes that are hilarious, right in this list for you.

(Marty McFly is an iconic character.)

1. “Wait a minute doc. Wait a minute Doc, are you telling me you built a time machine out of a DeLorean?”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

2. “Whoa. Wait a minute, Doc. Are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me? Woah this is heavy.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

3. “I guess you guys aren t ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

4. “Damn it, Doc! Why did you have to tear up that letter. If only I had more time... Wait, a minute, I got all the time I want! I got a time machine!

I could just go back early and warn him. All right. Let’s see, ten minutes ought to do it. Time circuits on, Flux Capacitor... fluxing, engine running, all right! [the car dies]”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

5. “Oh, and one more thing, if you guys ever have kids and one of them, when he’s eight years old, accidentally sets fire to the living room rug - go easy on him.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

6. “Doc, I’m from the Future. I came here in a time machine that you invented. Now I need your help to get back to the year 1985.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

7. “Wait, you don’t understand. If you don’t play, there’s no music. If there’s no music, they don’t dance. If they don’t dance, they don’t kiss and fall in love and I’m history.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

8. “Marty McFly: Then tell me, future boy, who’s President of the United States in 1985?

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’.

9.  Marty McFly: “Hey, Doc. You’d better back up, we don’t have enough road to get up to 88.”

Dr. Emmett Brown: “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

10. “You’re not thinking fourth-dimensionally.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

11. “Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

12. “My density has brought me to you.”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

13. “Jesus, George, it’s a wonder I was ever born.”

-  Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

14. “What if I send it in and they don’t like it? What if they say I’m no good? What if they say “Get out of here, kid? You got no future.”? I mean, I just don’t think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I’m starting to sound like my old man!”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

15.  “Marty McFly: Do you know where Riverside Drive is?”

Sam Baines: It’s on the other end of town, a block past Maple. East end of town.

Marty McFly: A block past Maple? That’s John F. Kennedy Drive.

Baines: “Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

16. “The bruise! The bruise on your head. I know how that happened you told me the whole story. You were hanging a clock and you were standing on a toilet and you fell. And that’s when you came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor, which is what makes time travel possible.”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

17. “All right. This is an oldie, but, uh... well, it’s an oldie where I come from.”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

18. “Why are things so heavy in the future is there a problem with the Earth gravitational pull. What...?”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

Funny Marty McFly Quotes

For your information, such is the popularity of the character that quotes about Marty McFly, quotes by Marty McFly, are also enjoyed by readers. Here are some of the best quotes and lines from Marty McFly that you will certainly like that will entertain you for hours.

19.  “Marty McFly: Whoa... they really cleaned this place up. Looks brand-new.”

Dr. Emmett Brown: Now, remember - according to my theory, you interfered with your parent’s first meeting. If they don’t meet, they won’t fall in love, they won’t get married and they won’t have kids. That’s why your older brother’s disappearing from that photograph. Your sister will follow, and unless you repair the damage, you’ll be next.”

Marty McFly: Sounds pretty heavy.

Dr. Emmett Brown – Weight has nothing to do with it.”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

20. “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!”

- Marty McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

21. “Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?

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

- ‘Back To The Future’.

22. “Marty McFly: Calvin? Why do you keep calling me Calvin?

Lorraine Baines: Well, that is your name, isn’t it? Calvin Klein? It’s written all over your underwear.”

- ‘Back To The Future’.

23. “Doc, you’re my only hope.”

- Marty, ‘Back To The Future’.

24. “Since when can weathermen predict the weather, let alone the future?”

- Marty, ‘Back To The Future’.

Quotes By Other Characters From The Back To The Future Trilogy

Here are some more 'Back To The Future' quotes by other characters that will motivate you to go ahead with your dreams and accomplish anything.

25. “Your Uncle Joey didn’t make parole again.”

- Lorraine Baines, ‘Back To The Future’.

27. “So, you’re my Uncle Joey. Better get used to these bars, kid.”

- Joey Baines, ‘Back To The Future’.

28. “Hey, McFly! I thought I told you never to come in here. Since you’re new here, I-I’m gonna cut you a break, today. So, why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here?”

- Biff Tannen, ‘Back To The Future’.

29. “Marty, I’m almost 18-years-old. It’s not like I’ve never parked before.”

- Lorraine Baines, ‘Back To The Future’.

30. “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’.

31. “I’m your density. I mean your destiny.”

- George McFly, ‘Back To The Future’.

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

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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