Most living human beings with any basic access to entertainment are well aware of just how well Will Smith can entertain on screen. But these "Independence Day" quotes prove that although Smith was this team's star player, he was not afraid to pass the ball around and let others score once in a while. Will Smith made the line, "I ain't hear no fat lady," famous but that was not the only anti-alien invasion sentiment that was memorable in this science fiction extravaganza.
Russell Casse: "I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking." When you have survived a past alien abduction like this crop-duster played by Randy Quaid, it may take a drink (or 12) to cope with life back on Earth. But when another visit from extra terrestrials occurs, kicking the habit may make maintaining sanity even that much more impossible. This "Independence Day" quote from Russell Casse proves that, once again Randy Quaid has given another memorable comedic performance as "the passionate outsider."
Philip: "This could be our last night on Earth. You don't want to die a virgin, do you?" Horny little Philip may not have a huge role in "Independence Day", but he certainly has his hormones where his priorities used to be. But for the alien invasion pessimists who would never consider survival an option, Philip does have a valid point – die with a smile. He may have also uttered the next desperate pick-up line that voluptuous female pub patrons will get subjected to at closing time.
Julius Levinson: "You punched the President of the United States!" David Levinson: "He wasn't the President yet!" Julius is in awe of his father David's aggressive gusto. This hilarious quote exchange from "Independence Day" is basically saying, "No I am not sorry for dropping a 'knuckle-bomb'. He deserved it." That kind of past social dynamic had to be super awkward when David and Julius go to warn that same President about potentially dangerous alien transmissions.
President Thomas Whitmore: "How do you get funding for something like this?" Julius Levinson: "You don't actually think they spend $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?" Now that it is understood that Julius's father David and President Whitmore are probably not Facebook friends thanks to a certain smack down dished out by David – this deliciously sarcastic quote adds gas to their burning relationship. Julius seems to be implying that he knows the President's job better than the President does with his "are you serious?" quote from "Independence Day." If a company was really able to write up a budget this exaggerated, for bodily waste accessories – no wonder there has been an economic crisis.
Julius Levinson: "Everyone's trying to get out of Washington, and we're the only schmucks trying to get in." Facing extinction at the hands of angry aliens is probably not the best way to experience all that Washington D.C. has to offer. Julius Levinson could not state that any more clearly than he does while doing a little venting in "Independence Day." This situation must feel especially crazy when you are stuck on "anti-alien" detail, to save people that are not waiting around to be saved.
Captain Steven Hiller: "No Sir, just a little anxious to get up there and whoop E.T.'s ass, that's all!" Will Smith's character Captain Steven Hiller knows that actions do speak louder than words. Therefore, Hiller is not in the mood to just sit around and philosophize about kicking invaders out of Earth – he wants to get started already. This "Independence Day" quote comes during a military briefing from the higher ranking Marine – Lt. Colonel Watson, played by Bill Smitrovich – whose other Will Smith movie performance was in "Seven Pounds."