Guys love big blockbuster action movies so you're sure to recognize some of these "Taken" quotes. The movie "Taken" was about a retired C.I.A. agent whose daughter persuades him to allow her to visit Paris with a friend. Reluctantly he agrees. Upon her arrival both she and her friend are kidnapped by Albanians who are into human trafficking. Bryan played by the actor Liam Neeson then goes after the kidnappers until he kills them off one by one until he rescues his daughter from the slave traders.  Here are a few quotes from the film.

  1. "That's like telling water not to be wet, sweetie." Brilliant  "Taken" quote as Bryan responds to his ex-wife  who told him not to worry about their daughter going off to Paris.  Fathers worry, get over it.

  2. "That is what happens when you sit behind a desk. You forget things, like the weight in the hand of a gun that's loaded and one that's not. " Bryan then shoots his ex-agent's wife in the arm. He finally got their attention.

  3. "It's a flesh wound. But if you don't get me what I need, the last thing you'll see before I make your children orphans is the bullet I put between her eyes!" In this "Taken" quote Bryan reiterates to his ex-agent friend what will happen if he doesn't cooperate. No one is off limits until he gets what he needs, period!

  4. "I have a daughter who wants to be a singer. I was wondering if you have any tips for her. " Bryan worked as a bodyguard for a singer. The singer's tip was to choose another career path.

  5. "Jean Claude, I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to! " Bryan was given the advice not to shoot up all of Paris. In this "Taken" quote you know Bryan will stop at nothing until he finds his daughter. 

  6. "You come to this country, take advantage of the system and think because we are tolerant that we are weak and helpless. Your arrogance offends me. And for that the rate just went up 10%. " Bryan will not allow anyone to take advantage of him. He is not up for negotiating. 

  7. "You either give me what I need or this switch will stay on until they turn the power off for lack of payment on the bill. " At this "Taken" quote Bryan was electrocuting a slave trader. Either speak up or get fried was the message.

  8. "I push one button and 38 agents are here before you have time to scratch..." Of course he was bluffing. Bryan was working all on his own, but the Albanian slave traders didn't know that.

  9. "It was all personal to me. " Bryan was told that the taking of his daughter was a pure business transaction. This "Taken" quote lets the slave trader know there's no such thing as purely business.

  10. "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. " This is not a threat but a statement of fact. Saving the very best "Taken" quote for last as Bryan makes it clear what his mission in life will be if he does not get his daughter back safely.

-Cynthia Gulley