40 Bold Die Hard Quotes & Intriguing Facts

January 9, 2022

Die Hard is a 1988 American action film written and directed by John McTiernan and written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza. The film is based on a book published in 1979, The End of Time Forever.

Lets check out some of the best Die Hard quotes from different characters ..

Die Hard Quotes by John McClane

1. “Come Out To The Coast, We’ll Get Together, Have A Few Laughs…

Come Out To The Coast, We’ll Get Together, Have A Few Laughs quote from John McClane

2. “If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year’s.

If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year’s quote by John McClane

3. “Asshole? I’m not the one who just got butt-fucked on national TV. Now, you listen to me, jerk-off, if you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem. Quit being a part of the fucking problem and put the other guy back on!

John McClane Quote is Quit being a part of the fucking problem and put the other guy back on

4. Sorry, Hans. Wrong guess. Would you like to go for double jeopardy where the scores can really change?

Would you like to go for double jeopardy where the scores can really change from John McClane

5. Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.

Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister quote by John McClane

6. Was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really like those sequined shirts.

Was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really like those sequined shirts quote to us by  John McClane

7. You throw quite a party. I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.

John McClane quote exploded as  You throw quite a party. I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan

8. “But, all things being equal, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.

All things being equal, I’d rather be in Philadelphia quote defended by  John McClane

9. I promise I will never even think about going up in a tall building again. Oh, God. Please don’t let me die.

I promise I will never even think about going up in a tall building again quote faltered by John McClane

10. You’d have made a pretty good cowboy yourself, Hans.

You’d have made a pretty good cowboy yourself, Hans quote from  John McClane

11. Supervisor: [as McClane tries to call up police] Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only.
John McClane: No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza?

I'm ordering pizza? quote by Die Hard

12. Hans Gruber: You Americans are all alike. Well, this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
John McClane: That’s Gary Cooper, asshole.

You Americans are all alike quote by Die Hard

13. Marco: No more table! Where are you going to go now? Let me give you some advice: Next time you have the chance to kill someone, don’t hesitate!
John McClane: (Kills him) Thanks for the advice.

Next time you have the chance to kill someone quote belongs to Die Hard

14. Hans Gruber: Mr. Mystery Guest? Are you still there?
John McClane: Yeah, I’m still here. Unless you wanna open the front door for me.

I’m still here. Unless you wanna open the front door for me quote from Die Hard

15. Dwayne: This is Deputy Chief of Police, Dwayne T. Robinson, and I am in charge of this situation.
John McClane: Oh, you’re in charge? Well, I got some bad news for you Dwayne, from up here it doesn’t look like you’re in charge of jack shit.

Die Hard quote is  I am in charge of this situation

16. Tony: You won’t hurt me.
John McClane: Oh, yeah? Why not?
Tony: Because you’re a policeman. There are rules for policemen.
John McClane: Yeah. That’s what my captain keeps telling me.

captain keeps telling me quote from DIe Hard

17. No. [hands him the gun] Time for the real thing, Bill. All you gotta do is pull the trigger

All you gotta do is pull the trigger quote from  John McClane

18. “Yeah, one of the good guys. You see, you’re one of the bad guys and now that I’ve got your sorry ass, I’m gonna trade it for my wife.

I’m gonna trade it for my wife quote belongs to  John McClane

19. How can the same shi*t happen to the same guy twice.

How can the same shi*t happen to the same guy twice quote by  John McClane

20. Just once, I’d like a regular normal Christmas. A little eggnog… a f***in’ Christmas tree… a little turkey. But, no. I gotta crawl around in this motherf***in’ tin can.

Just once, I’d like a regular normal Christmas quote taken by John McClane

Die Hard Quotes by Hans Gruber

21. “We can go any way you want it. You can walk out of here or be carried out. But have no illusions. We are in charge.

You can walk out of here or be carried out. But have no illusions. We are in charge quote from Hans Gruber

22. “When they touch down, we’ll blow the roof, they’ll spend a month sifting through rubble, and by the time they figure out what went wrong, we’ll be sitting on a beach, earning twenty percent.

When they touch down, we'll blow the roof, they'll spend a month sifting through rubble quote by  Hans Gruber

23. “I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way… so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.

I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative.  Quote belongs to Hans Gruber

24. “And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. Benefits of a classical education.

Benefits of a classical education quote taken by  Hans Gruber

25. [Hans’ radio turns on] I thought I told all of you, I want radio silence until further…

I thought I told all of you, I want radio silence until further quote to us by Hans Gruber

26. Do you really think you have a chance against us Mr. cowboy?

Hans Gruber  quote is Do you really think you have a chance against us Mr. cowboy

27. “But, you have me at a loss. You know my name but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he’s John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon?

Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he’s John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon quote from  Hans Gruber

28. Mr Takagi, I could talk about industrialization and men’s fashion all day. However, I am far more interested in the 100 million dollars in negotiable bearer bonds hidden in your vault… and the computer controls the vault.

Hans Gruber  quote to us is I am far more interested in the 100 million dollars in negotiable bearer bonds hidden in your vault

29. “You Americans are all alike. Well, this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.

this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly quote from Hans Gruber

30. I spent a weekend at a combat ranch. You know that game with the guns that shoot red paint? Probably seems kind of stupid to you.

You know that game with the guns that shoot red paint? Probably seems kind of stupid to you quote from  Hans Gruber

31. John McClane: Why’d you have to nuke the whole building, Hans?
Hans Gruber: Well, when you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal $600 million, they will find you… unless they think you’re already dead.

When you steal $600 million, they will find you… unless they think you’re already dead. quote from Die Hard

Die Hard Quotes by Others

32. John McClane: Is the building destroyed?
Sgt. Al Powell: No, but it’s gonna need a new paint job and a shit-load of screen doors.

New paint job and a shit-load of screen doors quote by Die Hard

33. I shot a kid. He was 13 years old. Ohhh, it was dark, I couldn’t see him. He had a ray gun, looked real enough. You know, when you’re a rookie, they can teach you everything about bein’ a cop except how to live with a mistake. Anyway, I just couldn’t bring myself to draw my gun on anybody again.Sergeant Al Powell

I just couldn't bring myself to draw my gun on anybody again quote from Sergeant Al Powell

34. You are the wrong person at the wrong place at the wrong timeCaptain Grant

You are the wrong person at the wrong place at the wrong time quote by  Captain Grant

35. You are in my little pond now, and I am the big fish that runs it.Carmine Lorenzo

You are in my little pond now, and I am the big fish that runs it quote belongs to Carmine Lorenzo

36. Listen Dick – if that is your name – Dick. If you’re gonna continue to get this close would you consider switching aftershaves? Holly McClane

Holly McClane quote is  If you’re gonna continue to get this close would you consider switching aftershaves

37. You’ll have to forgive Ellis. He gets very depressed this time of year. He thought he was God’s greatest gift. You know?Holly Gennero McClane

He gets very depressed this time of year. He thought he was God’s greatest gift. You know quote from  Holly Gennero McClane

38. John McClane: I think he’s got his eye on you.
Holly Gennero: That’s okay. I have my eye on his private bathroom.

I have my eye on his private bathroom quote by Die Hard

39. Hey, we’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out so we got you with tape decks.Joseph Takagi

we’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out so we got you with tape decks quote from Joseph Takagi

40. Dwayne: How do you know that?
Sgt. Al Powell: A hunch, things he said. Like being able to spot a phony ID.
Dwayne: Jesus Christ, Powell, he could be a fucking bartender for all we know!

A hunch, things he said. Like being able to spot a phony ID quote by Die Hard

Facts about Die Hard

The Towering Inferno: The idea behind Nothing Lasts Forever was inspired by John Guillermin’s 1974 horror film The Towering Inferno. After watching the film, Thorp was struck by a vision that led to the creation of the concept of Die Hard.

Bruce Willis Wasn’t the first choice as a lead actor: Despite his status as a rising star, he wasn’t the first option to play John McClane. Before the casting of Bruce Willis, the script was presented to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Burt Reynolds, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Richard Gere.

Hans Gruber’s first significant studio role: Rickman, who was uneasy about taking on the character of a German killer or terrorist, was tempted to decline the position until he got informed by his agent that it was rare for actors to receive this kind of offer.

German criminals weren’t speaking German: When the movie was shown in the theater, although some members of terrorists are depicted as German, they weren’t speaking German; it was all gibberish. But in the VHS version, it was all corrected.

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