80 Back to the Future Quotes on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Here are the top 80 Back to the Future quotes that will make you travel down memory lane!

So, if you want a bit of your childhood to come back to life, or if you’re curious about this 80s blockbuster phenomenon, then this collection will surely fit the bill!

After more than 30 years since it’s release, Back to the Future is still a cultural phenomenon that everyone looks back to.

It has a good mix of comedy, adventure, and sci-fi that will entertain both older and younger audiences.

You’ll surely see a whole other side of the world through this carefully curated list of the movie’s most famous quotes.

Check them out below.

And make sure to read these Forrest Gump quotes and Bill and Ted quotes.

Best Back to the Future Quotes

Back to the Future Quote - Better get used to these bars kid.

1. “Better get used to these bars kid.” – Marty McFly

2. “Our first television set. Dad just picked it up today. Do you have a television?” – Lorraine Baines

3. “I’m sure in 1985 plutonium is in every corner drug store, but in 1955, it’s a little hard to come by! I’m sorry, but I’m afraid you’re stuck here.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

4. “He’s a peeping tom!” – Marty McFly

Back to the Future Quote - I'm going to get that son of a bitch.

5. “I’m going to get that son of a bitch.” – Biff Tannen

6. “Stella! Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car! Come on out here and help me take him in the house!” – Sam Baines

7. “Oh, honey, he’s teasing you. Nobody has two television sets.” – Stella Baines

8. “Please excuse the crudity of this model, I didn’t have time to build it to scale or to paint it.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

9. “He’s an absolute dream!” – Lorraine Baines

Back to the Future Quote - Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads!

10. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

11. “You caused 300 bucks damage to my car, you son of a bitch. And I’m gonna take it out of your ass.” – Biff Tannen

12. “No wonder your president has to be an actor, he’s gotta look good on television.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

13. “Oh my god. They found me; I don’t know how but they found me. Run for it, Marty!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

14. “You’re all waxed up, ready for tonight.” – Biff Tannen

Back to the Future Quote - Like I've always told you, you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

15. “Like I’ve always told you, you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” – George McFly

16. “Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull in the future?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

17. “Hello? Hello? Anybody home?” – Biff Tannen

18. “When this thing gets up to 88 mph, you’re gonna see some serious shit.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

19. “Why don’t you make like a tree, and get out of here?” – Biff Tannen

Back to the Future Quotes on Family and Friends

Back to the Future Quote - Marty, will we ever see you again?

20. “Marty, will we ever see you again?” – Lorraine Baines

21. “He’s a very strange young man.” – Stella Baines

22. “He’s an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots, too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid who acts that way, I’ll disown you.” – Sam Baines

23. “You want a Pepsi, pal, you’re gonna pay for it.” – Lou

24. “What are you looking at, butthead?” – Biff Tannen

Back to the Future Quote - I am your density!

25. “I am your density!” – George McFly

26. “Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born.” – Marty McFly

27. “You’ve got a real attitude problem, McFly. You’re a slacker! You remind me of your father when he went here. He was a slacker, too!” – Mr. Strickland

28. “Why even bother, McFly? You don’t have a chance!” – Mr. Strickland

29. “You’re too much like your old man. No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!” – Mr. Strickland

Back to the Future Quote - Hey, kid! You'd better pick up your mom and get going.

30. “Hey, kid! You’d better pick up your mom and get going.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

31. “Nobody said anything about hitting her! You’ve just got to take a few liberties with her.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

32. “You look a little pale. Are you okay?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

33. “You know this is the sort of thing that could screw me up permanently.” – Marty McFly

34. “Why shouldn’t you be happy?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

Back to the Future Quote - Your Grandpa hit him with the car, and brought him into the house. He seemed so helpless, like a little lost puppy.

35. “Your Grandpa hit him with the car, and brought him into the house. He seemed so helpless, like a little lost puppy. And my heart just went out to him.” – Lorraine Baines

36. “We never would have fallen in love.” – Lorraine Baines

37. “Well, they’re your parents, you must know them. What are their common interests? What do they like to do together?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

38. “Alright, kid. You stick to your father like glue and make sure he takes her to that dance.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

39. “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.” – Marty McFly

Back to the Future Quotes on Changes and Worldviews

Back to the Future Quote - Things have certainly changed around here.

40. “Things have certainly changed around here.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

41. “I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye can see! Old Mr. Peabody owned all of this! He had this crazy idea of breeding pine trees.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

42. “Well, I figured, what the hell.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

43. “Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain.” – George McFly

44. “Alright then, Future Boy, whose president of the United States in 1985?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

Back to the Future Quote - Yeah, well, history is gonna change.

45. “Yeah, well, history is gonna change.” – Marty McFly

46. “I’m afraid you’re just too darn loud.” – High School Band Judge

47. “What was it, George, birdwatching?” – Lorraine Baines

48. “He cries when we take him out so we just leave him in there.” – Stella Baines

49. “There’s that word again! Heavy! Why are things so heavy in the future?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

Back to the Future Quote - See, this is what happens to slackers.

50. “See, this is what happens to slackers. Now do you understand?” – Mr. Strickland

51. “Take that, you mutated son of a bitch!” – Old Man Peabody

52. “A bolt of lightning—unfortunately, you never know when or where it’s ever gonna strike.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

53. “If there’s no music, they can’t dance. If they can’t dance, they can’t kiss. If they can’t kiss they can’t fall in love, and I’m history.” – Marty McFly

54. “We all make mistakes in life, children.” – Lorraine Baines

Back to the Future Quote - Say! What do you let those boys push you around like that for?

55. “Say! What do you let those boys push you around like that for?” – Goldie Wilson

56. “Stand tall, boy. Have some respect for yourself.” – Goldie Wilson

57. “Don’t you know if you let people walk over you now, they’ll be walking over you for the rest of your life? Look at me. You think I’m gonna spend the rest of my life in this slop house?” – Goldie Wilson

58. “What if I send in the tape and they don’t like it? I mean, what if they say I’m no good? What if they say, ‘Get outta here, kid. You have no future.’ I mean, I just don’t think I can take that kind of rejection. Jesus, I’m starting to sound like my old man!” – Marty McFly

59. “Marty, you look so familiar to me. Do I know your mother?” – Stella Baines

Back to the Future Quotes on Science, Inventions, and the Future

Back to the Future Quote - What about all that talk about screwing up future events?

60. “What about all that talk about screwing up future events?” – Marty McFly

61. “Hey, Doc. You’d better back up, we don’t have enough road to get up to 88.” – Marty McFly

62. “They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn, I gave them a shiny bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

63. “Doc, you don’t just walk into a store, and buy plutonium! Did you rip that off?” – Marty McFly

64. “Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine out of a DeLorean?” – Marty McFly

Back to the Future Quote - The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

65. “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” – Dr. Emmett Brown

66. “You’ve got to come back with me! Back to the future!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

67. “What happens in the future? Do we become ass-holes or something?” – Marty McFly

68. “So what does this thing run on, gasoline?” – Marty McFly

69. “It requires something with a little more kick—plutonium!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

Back to the Future Quote - Wait, Doc, are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?

70. “Wait, Doc, are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?” – Marty McFly

71. “What the hell is gigawatt?” – Marty McFly

72. “Wait, are you telling me that my mom has got the hots for me?” – Marty McFly

73. “Time circuits on. Flux capacitor, fluxing. Engine running. Alright!” – Marty McFly

74. “Oh, one other thing. If you guys ever have kids and one of them, when he’s eight years old, accidentally sets fire to the living room rug, go easy on him.” – Marty McFly

Back to the Future Quote  - I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed that I went back in time. It was terrible.

75. “I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed that I went back in time. It was terrible.” – Marty McFly

76. “Well, you’re safe and sound now, back in good old 1955.” – Lorraine Baines

77. “I’m gonna make something of myself. I’m going to Night School. And one day, I’m gonna be somebody!” – Goldie Wilson

78. “You see, Einstein has just become the world’s first time-traveler! I sent him into the future. One minute into the future to be exact.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

79. “I’ve had enough practical jokes for one evening. Good night, Future Boy!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

Back to the Future Quote - Perfect! My experiment worked! They're all exactly 25 minutes slow!

80. “Perfect! My experiment worked! They’re all exactly 25 minutes slow!” – Dr. Emmett Brown

What Kind of Adventure Will You Tackle Next?

Back to the Future is one of the first of its kind way back when it was first released in 1985. However, it proved to be a step in the right direction as it became the highest grossing film of the year, and even returned with two more sequels. But why was Back to the Future such a hit? Maybe because it was something new. Maybe because it was fun, exciting, and adventurous. And maybe because aside from the plot catching our attention, it’s also filled with some valuable life lessons we can apply, even more than three decades after it was first released. It highlights the importance of creating your own future—and making it a good one. No one’s life is ever set in stone and no one’s future has been written out for them. So, whatever we make out of life today, let’s make sure it guides us to a bright, positive, and happy future that we all deserve.

Are you excited to see what kind of future awaits you? What kind of decisions are you making today for your future? List down the lessons you’ve learned or your favorite quotes from the list in the comments section below.


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