If you are looking for a classic 80’s movie with a classic soundtrack to match, then look no further than these Top Gun quotes!
If you were alive in the 1980s, you have most likely heard of the movie Top Gun. This movie has a star-studded cast of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Tim Robbins, and Anthony Edwards just to name a few. Combined with great writing, action, and love interest, there is something for everyone.
Enjoy the quotes below and let them take you back to the ’80s. If you have not had the opportunity to see the movie before, these Top Gun quotes will get you ready for your next movie night.
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Top Gun Quotes By Maverick
1. “You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead.” – Maverick
2. “I think I’ll go embarrass myself with Goose.” – Maverick
3. “It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.” – Maverick
4. “This is what I call a target-rich environment.” – Maverick
5. “When I fly, I’ll have you know that my crew and my plane come first.” – Maverick
6. “What’s your problem, Kazansky?” – Maverick
7. “I can see it’s dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could.” – Maverick
8. “Talk to me, Goose.” – Maverick
9. “Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz the tower.” – Maverick
10. “If I can’t shoot this son of a bitch, let’s at least have some fun with him.” – Maverick
11. “He’s going vertical, so am I.” – Maverick
12. “That’s right, Iceman. I am dangerous.” – Maverick
13. “Ice water.” – Maverick
14. “She’s lost that loving feeling.” – Maverick
Top Gun Quotes By Goose
15. “It’s time for the big one.” – Goose
16. “Great balls of fire!” – Goose
17. “Every time we go up there, it’s like you’re flying with a ghost.” – Goose
18. “Show me the way home, honey.” – Goose
19. “No, he was man. It was a really great move. He was inverted.” – Goose
20. “No, no, no, no. There’s two “Os” in Goose, boys.” – Goose
21. “Come on, Mav, do some of that pilot shit!” – Goose
22. “No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.” – Goose
23. “Thanks, Mav, that was really great. Oh, shit! Maybe I should become a truck driver. Mav, do you remember the number of that truck driving school that was on TV the other night, Truck America or something like that?” – Goose
24. “You’re a lot brighter than you look.” – Goose
25. “It’s the bottom of the 9th, the score is tied. It’s time for the big one.” – Goose
Top Gun Quotes By Charlie
26. “So, lieutenant, where exactly were you?” – Charlie
27. “I’ll have what he’s having. Hemlock, is it?” – Charlie
28. “Hello, Pete Mitchell. I heard the best of the best were going to be back here, so uh…” – Charlie
29. “Great, then I won’t have to worry about you making your living as a singer.” – Charlie
30. “So you’re the one.” – Charlie
31. “That is right, but I held something back. I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can’t say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the tax trailer would see right through me, and I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you.” – Charlie
32. “You didn’t give me a chance, did you? You deserved it.” – Charlie
33. “It takes a lot more than just fancy flying.” – Charlie
34. “No. I don’t date students.” – Charlie
35. “You’re not going to be happy unless you’re going Mach 2 with your hair on fire.” – Charlie
Top Gun Quotes By Iceman
36. “Maverick, it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude. The enemy’s dangerous, but right now you’re worse. Dangerous and foolish. You may not like who’s flying with you, but whose side are you on?” – Iceman
37. “You up for this one, Maverick?” – Iceman
38. “You can be my wingman any time.” – Iceman
39. “The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room.” – Iceman
40. “You’re everyone’s problem. That’s because every time you go up in the air, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.” – Iceman
Which of these Top Gun quotes is your favorite?
These quotes are a small look inside how well this movie developed the character’s relationships with each other. If you don’t know who the characters are, then rent the movie the first chance you get and enjoy this hit film from the ’80s about a group of Fighter Pilots.
Go back and watch this movie and appreciate the talent of some of today’s stars when they were still young. If you have enjoyed Top Gun and the quotes have brought memories back to you, then share them with someone else so that they can enjoy this movie.
For many of us, anytime anyone mentions Maverick, Iceman or Goose we know what they’re talking about and are transported back to the first time we enjoyed this movie!
So, which of these Top Gun quotes and lines is your favorite? Do you have any other motivational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
November 4, 2020 7:00 AM EST