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Mississippi Burning quotes

Ward: Good morning. My name is Allen Ward. I'm with the FBI.
Deputy Pell: (mockingly) Oooh. The Federal Bureau of Integration? In that getup, you ain't exactly undercover, are ya?

Mayor Tilman: Do you like baseball, do you, Anderson?
Anderson: Yeah, I do. You know, it's the only time when a black man can wave a stick at a white man and not start a riot.

Driver: Uh, oh.
Passenger: What is it?
Passenger: (seeing the car behind them) What do they want?
Driver: I don't know... just pass me... pass me...
Driver: (trying to identify the following car) Is it a cop?
Passenger: I can't see. (they are hit from behind)
Driver: What the fu** are these jokers playin' at?
Rear passenger: Oh, they ain't playin', you better believe it. (they are hit again)
Passenger: What're we gonna do?
Driver: I don't know... OK, hold on, you guys. (he veers to a side road)
Passenger: There's a truck, too. (the car behind them turns on its roof light)
Driver: sh**, it *is* a cop.
Passenger: Better stop.
Driver: OK, sit tight, you guys. Don't say anything; let me talk... All right? We'll be all right; just relax.

Clayton Townley: I love Mississippi.
Clayton Townley: THEY! They hate Mississippi! They hate us because we present a shining example of *successful* segregation. These Northern students, with their atheist, Communist bosses, that have come into our community with the wish to destroy us *this week*, have taken a terrible blow. *This week*, their cause has been crippled. *This week*, these federal policeman you see around here prying into our lives, violating out civil liberties have learned that they are powerless against us if every single Anglo-Saxon Christian one of us stands together!

Anderson: My old man was just so full of hate that he didn't know that bein' poor was what was killin' him.

Mayor Tilman: Fact is, we got two cultures down here: a white culture, and a colored culture. Now, that's the way it always has been, and that's the way it always will be.
Anderson: Rest of America don't see it that way, Mr. Mayor.
Sheriff Ray Stuckey: Rest of America don't mean jack sh**. You in Mississippi now.

Deputy Pell: You got no right to be here. This is a political meeting.
Ward: Doesn't smell that way to me, Deputy.
Deputy Pell: It's a da** political meeting, Hoover Boy.
Ward: Oh, it looks like a political meeting, but smells more like Klan to me... with or without the Halloween costumes.

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