Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film based on the 1986–87 DC Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Profoundly inspirational Watchmen quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.
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Famous Watchmen Quotes
Nite Owl II: But the country’s disintegrating. What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream?
The Comedian: It came true. You’re lookin’ at it.
What are you waiting for? What’s one more body amongst foundations? Well what are you waiting for? Do it. DO IT! ― Rorschach
Funny, ancient pharaohs looked forward to the end of the world. Hoping the cadavers would rise, and reclaim hearts from golden jars. Must currently be holding breath in anticipation. ― Rorschach
Rorschach’s Journal. October 12th, 1985. Dog carcass in alley this morning. Tire tread on burst stomach. This city’s afraid of me. I’ve seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood, and when the drains finally scab over all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the wh*res and politicians will look up and shout save us! And I’ll whisper no. ― Rorschach
What in my life, does not deserve celebrating? ― Ozymandias
Justice is coming to all of us, no matter what the f**k we do. You know, mankind’s been trying to kill each other off since the beginning of time. ― Edward Blake, The Comedian
I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with me! ― Rorschach
Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Is that bean juice?
Rorschach/Walter Kovacs: Yeah, human bean juice.
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon. ― Rorschach
The world will look up and shout, ‘Save us!’ And I’ll whisper, ‘No.’ ― Rorschach
The existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon. ― Jon Osterman
Rorschach’s Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York. ― Rorschach
You still calling me Walter. I don’t like you. ― Rorschach
Men Get Arrested. Dogs Get Put Down. ― Rorschach
The last gasp of the Harvard establishment. Let’s see them think their way out of fission. ― Richard Nixon
Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl: Maybe we should get a cab. These are bad neighborhoods.
Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II: Yeah well, I’m in a bad mood.
You haven’t idealized mankind. You’ve mutilated it! That’s the real practical joke. ― Nite Owl
Dan? Grow up. ― Ozymandias
[As the Owlship careens out of control] Daniel… Do not wish to interfere with operation of ship, but perhaps you should pull up sharply… ― Rorschach
Tonight, a comedian died in New York. Somebody knows why… somebody knows. ― Rorschach
They claim their labors are to build a heaven, yet their heaven is populated by horrors. Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. A clock without a craftsman. It’s too late. Always has been, always will be. Too late. ― Dr. Manhattan
Rorschach’s journal, October 13th 1985. 8:30pm. Meeting with Dreiberg left bad taste in mouth; a flabby failure sits whimpering in his basement. Why are so few of us left active, healthy, and without personality disorders? The First Nite Owl runs an autorepair shop. The first Silk Spectre is a bloated, aging wh*re dying in a California rest resort. Dollar Bill got his cape stuck on a revolving door where he got gunned down. Silhouette… murdered, a victim of her own indecent lifestyle. Mothman is in an asylum in Maine. Even Adrian Veidt, possible homosexual, must investigate further. Only two names remain on my list. Both share private quarters at Rockefeller Military Research Center. I shall go to them. I shall go tell the indestructible man that someone plans to murder him. ― Rorschach
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: It doesnt take a genius to see that the world has problems
Edward Blake/Comedian: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they’re small enough for you to handle.
Dan Dreiberg: I’m not the one still hiding behind a mask.
Rorschach: No. You’re hiding in plain sight.
Took a lot of effort to get in here to see you. I’m not leaving… [teleported away by Dr. Manhattan] …until I’ve had my say. ― Rorschach
Laurie Jupiter: Everyone will die!
Jon Osterman: And the universe will not even notice.
Edward Blake, The Comedian, born 1918, buried in the rain. Murdered. Is that what happens to us? No time for friends? Only our enemies leave roses. Violent lives ending violently. Blake understood. Humans are savage in nature. No matter how much you try to dress it up, to disguise it. Blake saw society’s true face. Chose to be a parody of it, a joke. I heard a joke once. Man goes to doctor, says he’s depressed. Life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says “Treatment is simple. The great clown, Pagliacci, is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up”. Man bursts into tears. “But doctor”, he says, “I am Pagliacci.” Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains. ― Rorschach
Laurie Jupiter: The most powerful thing in the universe… still just a puppet.
Jon Osterman: We are all puppets.
God didn’t kill that little girl. Fate didn’t butcher her. Destiny didn’t feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night, he didn’t seem to mind. From then on I knew; God doesn’t make the world this way, we do. ― Rorschach
Not in penthouse. Not in office. What nocturnal proclivities entice the man with everything out into the night at this hour? ― Rorschach
Dan Dreiberg: Adrian’s a pacifist. He’s a vegetarian, for chrissakes. He’s never killed anyone in his life.
Rorschach: Hitler was vegetarian.
When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care? ― Dr. Manhattan
Miracles by their definition are meaningless, only what can happen does happen. ― Dr. Manhattan
We can do so much more. We can save this world with the right leadership. ― Adrian Veidt
I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you’re just a man. The world’s smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite. ― Dr. Manhattan
On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent. ― Dr. Manhattan
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias: Speaking of The Comedian, you must be joking right?
Edward Blake/Comedian: Watchmen, that’s the real joke.
Would you please go away? Please leave me alone. I said LEAVE ME ALONE! [exiles to Mars] ― Dr. Manhattan
A live human body and a deceased human body have the same number of particles. Structurally there’s no difference. ― Dr. Manhattan
My new world demands less obvious heroism. Your schoolboy heroics are redundant. What have they achieved? ― Ozymandias
This whole thing is a joke. Once those nukes start flying no one can stop them, not even Dr. Manhattan, and Ozymandias here will be the smartest man on the cinder. ― Comedian
I’m 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past… …even the grimy parts of it… …keep on getting brighter. ― Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre
I don’t mind being the smartest man in the world, I just wish it wasn’t this one. ― Rorschach
Jon Osterman: What is this? Another ultimate weapon?
Adrian Veidt: Yes. You could say that.
I have cancer. You know the kind you eventually get better from?
That ain’t the kind I got. ― Edgar Jacobi