Top Gun Quotes – The Need For Speed

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We all love the Top Gun Quotes from the 1986 movie Top Gun directed by Tony Scott made over $356 million dollars worldwide and included a legendary cast that includes Tom CruiseAnthony EdwardsVal KilmerMeg RyanTim RobbinsMichael Ironside, and Kelly McGillis.

In Tom Cruise’s long and impressive career, few movies stand out as much as Top Gun. The film had Cruise playing Maverick, a skilled and arrogant fighter pilot who competes against the world’s best in the Top Gun flight school. The movie was a fun, energetic 80s movie that helped make Cruise the blockbuster superstar he is today.

In between the air combat sequences and love scenes between Maverick and Charlie (Kelly McGillis), they managed to fit in some nice one-liners and dialogue, though.

Here are the best Top Gun quotes from Maverick, Goose, Viper, Stinger, Jester, Iceman and the rest of the Top Gun cast.

“If I can’t shoot this son of a bitch, let’s at least have some fun with him.”

Maverick

I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.

 

 “I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.”

Iceman

That’s right! Ice… man. I am dangerous.

 

That’s right! Ice… man. I am dangerous.”

Maverick

It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you

 

It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

Maverick

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Quotes from Top Gun

I flew with your old man. VF-51, the Oriskany. You’re a lot like he was. Only better… and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bitch that one.”

Viper

 

Now I’m not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass

“Now I’m not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass”

Viper

 

A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what’s happened, so he can apply what he’s learned

“A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what’s happened, so he can apply what he’s learned.”

Viper

 

That son of a bitch cut me off!

That son of a bitch cut me off!”

Maverick

 

Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.

“Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.”

Stinger

“Just want to serve my country, be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.”

Maverick

 

You two characters are going to Top Gun

“You two characters are going to Top Gun.”

Stinger

Best Top Gun Quotes

” If you had to go into battle, would you want him with you?”

Viper

“Hey, Goose, you big stud! Take me to bed or lose me forever.”

Carole

 

The list is long, but distinguished

“The list is long, but distinguished.”

Goose

The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.”

Goose

 

I feel the need

 “I feel the need…”

Maverick

 

I feel the need…the need for speed

I feel the need…the need for speed!”

Maverick, Goose

 

You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead

You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead.”

Maverick

 

You can be my wingman any time

You can be my wingman any time.”

Iceman

 

They gave you your choice of duty, son. Anything, anywhere

They gave you your choice of duty, son. Anything, anywhere.”

Stinger

 

No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea

No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.”

Goose

Top Gun Goose Quotes

 “Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz a tower.”

Maverick

“Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?”

Viper

 

Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here

Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here?”

Maverick

 

Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav

“Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?”

Slider

 “When I fly, I’ll have you know that my crew and my plane come first.”

Maverick

“God, he loved flying with you Maverick. But he would’ve done it anyway… without you. He’d have hated it, but he would’ve done it.”

Carole

Goose is dead.”

Viper

Famous Top Gun Quotes

“You fly jets long enough, something like this happens.”

Viper

“I can see it’s dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could.”

Maverick

 

It takes a lot more than just fancy flying

“It takes a lot more than just fancy flying.”

Charlie

“How’s it feel to be on the front page of every newspaper in the English-speaking world, even though the other side denies the incident? Congratulations.”

Stinger

“Great balls of fire!”

Goose

“Damn, this kid is good!”

Viper

“That was some of the best flying I’ve seen to date – right up to the part where you got killed.”

Jester

“This could be complicated.”

Maverick

“I don’t know, but uh, it’s looking good so far.”

Maverick

She’s lost that loving feeling.”

Maverick

Aw sh… I hate it when she does that.”

Goose

“Two of your snot-nose jockeys did a fly-by on my tower at over 400 KNOTS! I want somebody’s butt, I want it now, I’ve HAD IT!”

Air Boss Johnson

“DAMN! That’s TWICE! I WANT SOME BUTTS!”

AirBoss Johnson

Maverick Top Gun Quotes

“I’ll fly with you”

Viper

“Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.”

Maverick

“Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing.”

 

Stinger

“Don’t screw around with me Maverick. You’re a hell of an instinctive pilot. Maybe too good.”

Stinger

 

“Great, then I won’t have to worry about you making your living as a singer.”

Charlie

 “I’m going to need a beer to put these flames out.”

Maverick

I’ll have what he’s having. Hemlock, is it?”

Charlie

“And if you screw up just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!”

Stinger

 “I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can’t say that in there.”

Charlie

“I was afraid that everyone in the TACTS trailer would see right through me, and I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you.”

Charlie

 

I thought of being an instructor, sir.”

Maverick

Top Gun? God help us.”

Stinger

 

Goddamn that guy.”

Air Boss Johnson

“First one dies, you die too. But there will be others. You can count it. You gotta let him go.”

Viper

“This is it, Maverick!”

Merlin

“I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by.”

Maverick

“You two really are cowboys.”

Iceman

 
 
 

“I will fire when I am goddamn good and ready! You got that?”

Maverick

 

 “It’s the bottom of the 9th, the score is tied. It’s time for the big one.”

Goose

 

In case some of you are wondering who the best is, they are up here on this plaque.”

Viper

That’s pretty arrogant, considering the company you’re in.”

Viper

I like that in a pilot.”

Viper

 

 “Gentlemen… You had a hell of a first day.”

Viper

“Well, I guess when I see something I go right after it!”

Maverick

“Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees.”

Viper

 

“That spin was hell it would’ve shook me up.”

Viper

 
 

This is what I call a target rich environment.”

Maverick

 

This is Ghost Rider 117, this bogey is all over me. He’s got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?”

Cougar

 

Just wondering who’s the best

“Just wondering who’s the best.”

Maverick

 “Just remember, when it’s over out there, we’re all on the same team.”

Viper

 

So you’re the one

So you’re the one.”

Charlie

 

Remember, boys, no points for second place

“Remember, boys, no points for second place.”

Slider

“You’re a lot brighter than you look—”

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Great, he’s probably saying, “Holy shit, it’s Maverick and Goose.” “

Maverick

“Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.”

Hollywood

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Top Gun Quotes – The Need For Speed