110+ Martin Brody Quotes From Jaws That Will Make You Follow Your Dreams

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Martin Brody quotes that will make you follow your dreams. There are so many Martin Brody quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Martin Brody quotes exists just do that.

Martin Brody is a popular character in the Jaws movies. He had been the Chief of Police on Amity Island, and Martin Brody is also the husband of Ellen Brody.

While Martin Brody had been in New York, they had started raising a family, and they have two sons, Michael and also Sean.

During the summer, a rogue white shark had staked a claim near Amity Island and had started to terrorize swimmers and had affected the economy. Martin Brody is the local police chief, and he had tried to get permission for destroying the shark, but the town’s mayor, Lawrence Vaughn had refused. After one more death at the Fourth of July celebrations, Vaughn had pressured into allowing Martin Brody to follow through with this contract. Martin Brody had then requested help from the Woods Hole Institute.

Martin Brody had first encountered the shark while he had been chumming the water for Quint. Martin Brody had seen the size and then advised Quint to get a bigger boat.

We have dug up these Martin Brody quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Martin Brody Sayings in a single place. These famous Martin Brody quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Martin Brody quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Martin Brody quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences:

“It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.”

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“Now this shark that… that… that swims alone…”

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“Well, what the hell kind of a knot was that?”

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“I can do anything, I’m the chief of police.”

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“Come here. Give us a kiss…’Cause I need it.”

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“I’m tellin’ ya, the crime rate in New York will kill ya. There’s so many problems, you never feel like you’re accomplishing anything. Violence, rip-offs, muggings. The kids can’t leave the house. You gotta walk ’em to school. But in Amity, one man can make a difference. In twenty-five years, there’s never been a shooting or a murder in this town.”

“Slow ahead.” I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit. [the shark suddenly appears, causing Brody to recoil in shock] You’re gonna need a bigger boat. Note: the bolded line is ranked #35 in the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.”

“Smile, you son of a bitch.”

“[luring the shark towards a power cable] All right, you big bastard! Come on! I’ve got something for ya now! That’s it! Attaboy, come on! Right over here! Open wide! OPEN WIDE! SAY AAH!”

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

“What’s that one?”

“That one, there, on your arm.”

“What happened?”

“Smile, you son of a BITCH!”

“That’s some bad hat, Harry.”

“What day is this?”

“Think the tide’s with us?”

“I used to hate the water…”

“Slow ahead.” I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.”

“No, she’s not.”

“It doesn’t make any sense when you pay a guy like you to watch sharks.”

“No. It was only local jurisdiction.”

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“Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach?”

“And that… and that before people started to swim for recreation – I mean before sharks knew what they were missing – that a lot of these attacks weren’t reported?”

“What’s it called?”

“Rogue, yeah. Now this guy, he… he keeps swimmin’ around in a place where the feeding is good until the food supply is gone, right?”

“Then why don’t we have one more drink and go down and cut that shark open?”

“I can do anything; I’m the chief of police.”

“I don’t want him on the ocean!”

“All right, now don’t say that. I don’t want that to happen, you know that. But I want him to read the boating regulations, the rules, y’know, before he goes out on his own.”

“[following Quint inside the boat] What’s the point? Hooks and lines…”

“Hooper, what exactly can you do with these things of yours?”

“That shark will rip that cage to pieces!”

“I’m not going out there!”

“What for?”

“Foreground, my ass!”

“On the water?”

“Tell them I’m going fishing.”

“Yeah, but I’m not drunk enough to go out on a boat.”

“No, I’m not.”

“I can’t do that.”

“Colorful, isn’t he?”

“[to Quint after getting his first good look at the great white shark up close while chumming] You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

“That’s not funny. That’s not funny at all.”

“You’re wearing a sweater!”

“[looking out the window] They must be in the back yard.”

“[starting out of the bedroom, speaking with a bad New-England accent] They’re in the “yahd”, not too “fah” from the “cah”.”

“How’s that?”

“That doesn’t mean we have to serve them up as smörgåsbord!”

“You’re certifiable, Quint! You know that?”

“[to Mayor Vaughn, after the shark attack on July Fourth] Larry, the summer is over. You’re the mayor of “shark city”. These people think you want the beaches open.”

“He didn’t eat a car, did he?”

“Take this stuff back to the office and get to work on those signs. “Beaches Closed – No Swimming. By the Order of the Amity PD”. And let Polly do the printing.”

“Let Polly do the printing.”

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“[Drunk] I’m tellin’ ya, the crime rate in New York’ll kill you. There’s so many problems, you never feel like you’re accomplishing anything. Violence, rip-offs, muggings… kids can’t leave the house – you gotta walk them to school. But in Amity one man can make a difference. In twenty-five years, there’s never been a shooting or a murder in this town.”

“Where are we?”

“I don’t believe it! Two barrels, and he’s going down again!”

“I just- I just want to tell you what we’re planning so far…”

“We’re going to put on the extra- the extra summer deputies as quickly as possible, and then we’re going to try and use, uh, shark-spotters on the beach.”

“[after brief pause] Yes, we are.”

“What are you doing out there? These are your people – go and talk to them.”

“[Amidst commotion] We’re also planning to bring in some experts from the oceanographic institute on the mainland.”

“I didn’t agree to that!”

“[shouts hysterically; slamming down the receiver and hitting the bat on the already destroyed radio] Ah, that *GREAT*! THAT’S JUST *GREAT*! WHERE THE HELL ARE WE NOW, HUH? YOU’RE CERTIFIABLE, QUINT, YOU KNOW THAT? YOU’RE CERTIFIABLE!”

“I know it’s for the old ladies, but just do it for the old man, huh? Please?”

“I’m not going out there!”

“What for?”

“[shouts] Foreground, my ass!”

“Now what?”

“Got a pen, Larry?”

“[reaching into Vaughn’s jacket] Yeah a PEN, you know…”

“Let Hooper take a turn.”

“[to Hooper] Well, why don’t we start leading the shark into shore instead of him leading us out to sea?”

“[regarding Sean] Wanna take him home?”

“No. Home here.”

“Oh, Jesus.”

“What is it about this place? Everybody’s a boat freak.”

“You better check the bite radius.”

“The shape of the mouth?”

“Shark’s mouth.”

“The shark that did this.”

“That’s what we’re here to find out.”

“I have had some experience with sharks.”

“Yeah. And I think a– I think a Great white might’ve done this.”

“Well, it’s obvious that, uh– That a big fish took a bite out of this big fish.”

“Don’t quibble with me. Is it a shark bite or isn’t it?”

“I know that dolphins communicate. I mean, they send signals. You don’t think that if a shark was destroyed, that another shark could, could come and–”

“[meeting up with Mayor Vaughn at the town hall] Larry. Larry, wait a minute.”

“That’s swell, Larry, but I have to talk to you alone.”

“[turns around to face Mayor Vaughn] I think we may have another shark problem.”

“You bet I’m serious. I’ve got a half-eaten whale on the beach. I’ve got two persons missing. This whale has got a bite out of it about this big.”

“I think the selectmen should know about it. I know it’s just a feeling, but you’ve got to understand. [they enter the office] Larry, for Christ sakes, I not only have this attack, but I’ve got, I’ve got two water-skiers–”

“But they’re both still missing.”

“Maybe they are.”

“Bullshit? Is it bullshit, I got a whale on the beach with a bite in it this big?”

“So that means we’re not gonna do anything, huh?”

“Okay. Okay, Larry, but you just remember this conversation. You just remember it! [leaves the office]”

“[showing an underwater photo] What are you talking about? Look at this. That’s a shark. Look at the outline. Look at the mouth, the eyes.”

“Wait a minute. Are you people telling me I don’t know what a shark looks like?”

“Lens, my ass!”

“Reasonable, what, with him?”

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“You don’t have to worry about being sued or being ruined. If this turns out to be what I think it is, because there won’t be anybody here.”

“Let’s not what, Larry? What?”

“You bet your life I’ve made up my mind. But I’m telling you and I’m telling everybody at this table that that’s a shark. And I know what a shark looks like, because I’ve seen one up close. And you better do something about this one, because I don’t intend to go through that hell again!”

“[angrily] For what?”

“[slightly calm] All right. I’ll have a seat, for what it’s worth.”

“I never been fired before. You know that? I mean, once when I was 17, when I was a kid, yeah, but… never from a real job. Nobody ever told me I couldn’t hack it.”

“Yes, they are. They are. Maybe they’re right. I’m tired. Tired. I’m too damn tired.”

“Yeah, Ed, listen, did you have a fix on those kids yet?”

“Well, you’d better get the hell up, because I’m out here all alone!”

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