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Mad Max Quotes From The Post Apocalyptic Action Franchise

Enjoy reading through these Mad Max quotes from the popular action franchise!

Mad Max, the Australian post-apocalyptic action film series and media franchise, was created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy. Interestingly, George Miller directed or co-directed all four films.

It all began in 1979 with Mad Max. It was followed by two sequels in the 80s Mad Max 2 (1981), although in the United States it was released as The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985).

Then in 2015 fans were treated to a third sequel, Mad Max: Fury Road. There are Mad Max quotes from each of the films, and some of our favorite characters, including Max, of course!

Mad Max Quotes From The Post Apocalyptic Action Franchise

Speaking of Max, Mel Gibson played the role in the first three films, but Tom Hardy took over as Max in the fourth film. Max Rockatansky, is a police officer in the futuristic setting of Australia.

The country is undergoing a societal collapse because of the effects of war and resource shortages. The murder of his wife and child sends him on a quest for revenge. He becomes a killer and a loner.

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Mad Max quotes from Max

1. “The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It’d take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you’re lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go.” — Max

2. “Ah, Fif. Do you really expect me to go for that crap?” — Max

3. “I’m scared, Fif. You know why? It’s that rat circus out there. I’m beginning to enjoy it.” — Max

4. “Look. Any longer out on that road and I’m one of them, you know? A terminal crazy… only I got a bronze badge to say I’m one of the good guys.” — Max

5. “I didn’t come here to discuss it, I came here to say it. I’m through.” — Max

6. “I just can’t get it clear in my head, Jess. He was so full of living, you know? He ran a franchise on it. Now there’s nothing. And here I am trying to put sense to it, when I know there isn’t any.” — Max

7. “You and me are gonna talk about the Toecutter.” — Max

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8. “Well, I’ll add it to my threat collection.” — Max

9. “I wanna know about the tattoo.” — Max

Mad Max quotes from Toecutter and Goose

10. “Remember him when you look at the night sky!” — Toecutter

11. “Anything I say. What a wonderful philosophy you have. Take him away.” — Toecutter

12. “You’ve got a pretty face, though. Awful pretty. Awful pretty.” — Toecutter

13. “I suppose you don’t need a sense of humor with a pretty face. The only trouble is though, Missy, if you should… lose the face… you’ve got NOTHING.” — Toecutter

14. “We have a problem here. She… is not… what she seems.” — Toecutter

15. “The Bronze, they keep you from being proud.” — Toecutter

16. “We are 100% SNAFU.” — Goose

17. “Nothin’ a year in the tropics wouldn’t fix.” — Goose

18. “Jimmy the Goose, larger than life and twice as ugly!” — Goose

19. “You can shut the gate on this one, Maxie… it’s the duck’s guts!” — Goose

20. “What a turkey! Hey, fella! You’re a turkey!” — Goose

Mad Max quotes from Nightrider, Grease Rat, and Johnny the Boy

21. “I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine. I am a rocker, I am a roller, I am a out-of-controller! I’m the Nightrider, baby!” — Nightrider

22. “The Toecutter – he knows who I am. I am the Nightrider!” — Nightrider

23. “I am the chosen one. The mighty hand of vengeance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I’m hotter than a rollin’ dice. Step right up, chum, and watch the kid lay down a rubber road, right to FREEDOM!” — Nightrider

24. “Born with a steering wheel in his hand and lead in his foot. He is the Nightrider cruising at the speed of fright!” — Nightrider

25. “You come for the grunt? She won’t be ready until this afternoon. Still having trouble with the front forks. They’re mongrels to work with.” — Grease Rat

26. “I mind my own business, don’t I? I mean, they’ll kill me, won’t they?” — Grease Rat

27. “You’re *mad*, man! You think I look silly, don’t ya? Ha, ha! Don’t bring this on me, man!” — Johnny the Boy

28. “Don’t do this to me, please! Aw, Sweet Jesus! I was sick! Don’t bring this on me, please!” — Johnny the Boy

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29. “We remember The Nightrider! And we know who you are!” — Johnny the Boy

30. “Whacked right out of his skull, man! He ain’t never comin’ back!” — Johnny the Boy

Mad Max quotes from Mad Max 2

31. “I’m just here for the gasoline.” — Max

32. “Be still my dog of war. I understand your pain. We’ve all lost someone we love. But we do it my way!” — The Humungus

33. “We do it my way. Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. Then you shall have your revenge.” — The Humungus

34. “What is it with you, huh? What are you looking for? C’mon, Max, everybody’s looking for something. You’re happy out there, are you? Eh? Wandering? One day blurring into another? You’re a scavenger, Max. You’re a maggot. Did you know that? You’re living off the corpse of the old world.” — Pappagallo

35. “Tell me your story, Max. C’mon. Tell me your story. What burned you out, huh? Kill one man too many? See too many people die? Lose some family?” — Pappagallo

36. “They’ve got you wrong. You’re not a coward. STUPID, maybe. But not a coward.” — The Gyro Captain

37. “A fellah, a QUICK fellah, might have a weapon under there. I’d have to pin his head to the panel” — The Gyro Captain

38. “If you had a contract, it was with him. And it died with him.” — Pappagallo

39. “Do you think you’re the only one that’s suffered? We’ve all been through it in here. But we haven’t given up. We’re still human beings, with dignity. But you? You’re out there with the garbage. You’re NOTHING.” — Pappagallo

40. “You don’t have a future. I could offer you that.” — Pappagallo

Mad Max quotes from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

41. “Remember: no matter where you go, there you are.” — Pigkiller

42. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… Dyin’ time’s here.” — Dr. Dealgood

43. “Well, ain’t we a pair, raggedy man.” — Aunt Entity

44. “Do you know who I was? Nobody. Except on the day after, I was still alive. This nobody had a chance to be somebody.” — Aunt Entity

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45. “You think I don’t know the law? Wasn’t it me who wrote it? And I say that this man has broken the law. Right or wrong, we had a deal. And the law says: bust a deal and face the wheel!” — Aunt Entity

46. “Call it what you like. It still smells like shit to me!” — Max

47. “I ain’t Captain Walker. I’m the guy who carries Mr. Dead in his pocket.” — Max

48. “Remember where you are – this is Thunderdome, and death is listening, and will take the first man that screams.” — Aunt Entity

49. “Thunderdome’s simple. Get to the weapons, use them any way you can. I know you won’t break the rules, because there aren’t any.” — Dr. Dealgood

50. “Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all.” — Dr. Dealgood

Which of these Mad Max quotes is your favorite?

While Max drifts across the wastelands of Australia, the country devolves further into barbarity. The series follows the adventures of the skilled warrior of the road who finds himself helping pockets of civilization. His reasons are initially selfish and meant to further his own self-interest, but his motive always becomes more altruistic.

The entire franchise has been praised by critics, winning several Academy Awards, and fans alike. Rotten Tomatoes has rated each film as “Certified Fresh” on their website.

Mad Max 2 and Fury Road have been repeatedly ranked among “the best action films ever made.” The film had such an impact on pop culture that it spawned the creation of video games and comic books.

I will leave you with the last quote of the first film, which is from a fictional book titled The First History of Man: “Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves.” Your search for your better self might just include watching these movies, if you haven’t already!

Did you enjoy these Mad Max quotes and sayings? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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