Blade Runner Quotes to Test Your Sci-Fi Knowledge

Blade Runner is a 1982 sci-fi movie set in a dystopian future in 2019. It stars Harrison Ford in the lead role as Rick Deckard. The movie was an adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It featured a synthetic human race called Replicants that was bio-engineered by Tyrell Corporation and created for space colonies.

Some Replicants escape to Earth with Roy Batty as their leader. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is tasked with hunting them down and bringing an end to the project.

The series was followed by a sequel in 2017, titled Blade Runner 2049. The first movie started a franchise that was picked up by Denis Villeneuve, the director of Blade Runner 2049. An anime series titled Blade Runner: Black Lotus was also released in 2021.

For the fans of the visually stimulating movie and its sequel, here are some blade runner quotes to remind you of Rock Deckard, Tyrell, Niander Wallace, K, and Roy Batty:

Fascinating Blade Runner Quotes

1. “I always knew you were special. Maybe this is how. A child. Of woman born. Pushed into the world. Wanted. Loved.” — Joi, Blade Runner

2. “Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris…” ― Tyrell, Blade Runner

3. “They all think it’s about more detail. But that’s not how memory works. We recall with our feelings. Anything real should be a mess.” — Dr. Ana Stelline, Blade Runner

4. “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?” — Gaff, Blade Runner

5. “Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger.” — Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

6. “Our lives mean nothing next to a storm that’s coming. Dying for the right cause. It’s the most human thing we can do.” — Freysa, Blade Runner

7. “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” — Roy Batty, Blade Runner

8. “Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch!” — Leon, Blade Runner

9. “I didn’t know why a replicant would collect photos. Maybe they were like Rachael. They needed memories.” — Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

10. “We began to recognize in them a strange obsession. After all, they are emotionally inexperienced, with only a few years in which to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted. If we gift them with a past, we create a cushion or a pillow for their emotions, and consequently, we can control them better.” ― Tyrell, Blade Runner

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11. “WAKE UP, TIME TO DIE!” — Leon, Blade Runner

12. “It’s not an easy thing to meet your maker.” — Roy Batty, Blade Runner

Blade Runner quote by Tyrell

13. “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very, very brightly Roy.” ―Tyrell, Blade Runner

14. “He can breathe okay as long as nobody unplugs him.” — Bryant, Blade Runner

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15. “I’m not in the business. I am the business.” — Rachael, Blade Runner

16. “Death. Well, I’m afraid that’s a little out of my jurisdiction.” — Tyrell, Blade Runner

17. “Chew, if only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

18. “Can the maker repair what he makes?” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

19. “The only way you can hurt him is to kill him.” — Bryant, Blade Runner

20. “We’re no computers, Sebastian. We’re physical.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

21. “Replicants like any other machine are either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit it’s not my problem.” – Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

22. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” ― Roy Batty, Blade Runner

23. “If you’re not cop, you’re little people.” — Bryant, Blade Runner

24. “Painful to live in fear, isn’t it?” — Leon, Blade Runner

25. “I was quit when I come in here, Bryant. I’m twice as quit now.” – Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

26. “Nothing the God of Biomechanics wouldn’t let you into heaven for.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

27. “I want more life.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

Roy Batty about angels, thunder, and fires

28.“Fiery, the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled round their shores. Burning with the fires of Orc.” ― Roy Batty, Blade Runner

29. “I don’t get it, Tyrell. How can it not know what it is?” – Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

30. “I’ve had people walk out on me before, but not when I was being so charming.” – Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

31. “’More human than human’ is our motto.” — Rachael, Blade Runner

32. “I’m Deckard. Blade Runner. B Two sixty-three fifty-four. I’m filed and monitored.” ― Rick Deckard, Blade Runner

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33. “I think, Sebastian, therefore I am.” – Pris, Blade Runner

34. “You’re so different. You’re so perfect.” – J. F. Sebastian, Blade Runner

35. “Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren’t you the ‘good’ man? C’mon, Deckard. Show me what you’re made of.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

36. “The facts of life… to make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system is fatal. A coding sequence cannot be revised once it’s been established.” ― Tyrell, Blade Runner

37. “I had your job once. I was good at it.” — Rick Deckard, Blade Runner 2049

38. “The World is built in a wall that separates kind. Tell either side there’s no wall, you’ve bought a war. Or a slaughter.” — Lieutenant Joshi, Blade Runner 2049

39. “Half as much but twice as elegant, sweetheart.” — K, Blade Runner 2049

40.“Pain reminds you the joy you felt was real. More joy, then! Do not be afraid.” — Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

41. “All the courage in the world cannot alter fact.” — Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

42. “The first thought one tends to fear, to preserve the clay. It’s fascinating. Before we even know what we are, we fear to lose it.” — Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

43. “It was very clever to keep yourself empty of information, and all it cost you was everything.” — Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

44. “There’s a little of every artist in their work.” — Dr. Ana Stelline, Blade Runner 2049

45. “That baby meant we are more than just slaves. If a baby can come from one of us, we are our own masters.” — Freysa, Blade Runner 2049

46. “Sometimes to love someone, you’ve got to be a stranger.” – Rick Deckard, Blade Runner 2049

47. “The whole town was something’. One time. Forget your troubles, see a show, gamble a little. Winsome money, lose some money. They made money seem like candy.” — Rick Deckard, Blade Runner 2049

48. “Before we even know what we are, we fear to lose it.” – Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

49. “You newer models are happy scraping the shit… because you’ve never seen a miracle.” — Sapper Morton, Blade Runner 2049

Quote by Niander Wallace about angels and heaven

50. “An angel should never enter the kingdom of heaven without a gift.” – Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

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51. “We’re all just looking out for something real.” – Lieutenant Joshi, Blade Runner 2049

52. “I always told you. You’re special. Your history isn’t over yet. There’s still a page left.” — Joi, Blade Runner 2049

53. “If you have authentic memories, you have real human responses.” – Ana Stelline, Blade Runner 2049

54. “Every leap of civilization was built off the back of a disposable workforce.” – Niander Wallace, Blade Runner 2049

55. “You can’t hold the tide with a broom.” – Luv, Blade Runner 2049

56. “You know how people are about old serial numbers. Everyone just sleeps better when they know where they got to.” – K, Blade Runner 2049

57. Rick Deckard: “I had your job once. I was good at it.”
‘K’: “Things were simpler then.”
Rick Deckard: “Why you making’ it complicated?”
‘K’: “Why don’t you just answer the question?”
Rick Deckard: “What question?”
‘K’: “I didn’t figure you as one for bullshit. What’s her name?”
Rick Deckard: “Rachael. Her name was Rachael.” – Blade Runner 2049

58. “Mere data makes a man. A and C and T and G. The alphabet of you. All from four symbols. I am only two: 1 and 0.” – Joi, Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner – Final Scene, “Tears in Rain” Monologue (HD)

The climax of the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Taken from the Final Cut version.


Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 are both iconic in their genre. With a setting that depicts a dystopian future and characters that are more human than android, the films set a precedent for powerful visuals and story-building.

We hope you are inspired by the Blade Runner quotes and will watch the films soon if you haven’t already.

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