60 Die Hard Quotes That’ll Bring You Thrill & Action

Are you on the hunt for the best Die Hard quotes that will remind you of its undying influence in the world of action movies and Hollywood in general?

Then, this list might just be what you’re looking for.

Die Hard is not your average Christmas classic filled with warm hugs, falling snow, and a cozy fire pit.

Instead, it’s thrilling and action-packed, giving us classic lines and scenes we love to watch over and over again.

We’ve rounded up our favorites so you can look back on this quintessential American action movie.

Check out the full list below.

And make sure to read these Rambo quotes and Seinfeld quotes.

Best Die Hard Quotes

Die Hard Quotes - Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker!

1. “Yippee-Ki-Yay, M*th*rf*ck*r!” – John McClane

2. “Glass, who gives a sh*t about glass?” – John McClane

3. “Yeah, I’m still here. Unless you wanna open the front door for me.” – John McClane

4. “Oh, you’re in charge? Well, I got some bad news for you Dwayne. From up here it doesn’t look like you’re in charge of jack sh*t.” – John McClane

5. “Jesus Christ, Powell, he could be a f*ck*ng bartender for all we know!” – Dwayne T. Robinson

6. “Mr. Mystery Guest? Are you still there?” – Hans Gruber

7. “Now I know how a TV dinner feels.” – John McClane

8. “This is Deputy Chief of Police, Dwayne T. Robinson, and I am in charge of this situation.” – Dwayne T. Robinson

9. “We do not alter the plan!” – Hans Gruber

Iconic Die Hard Quotes

Die Hard Quotes - You know my name, but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he's John Wayne?

10. “You have me at a loss. You know my name, but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he’s John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon?” – Hans Gruber

11. “Was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers, actually. I really like those sequined shirts.” – John McClane

12. “I thought I told all of you, I want radio silence until further notice.” – Hans Gruber

13. “Who are you, then?” – Hans Gruber

14. “It’s okay, I’m a cop. Trust me, I’ve been doing this for eleven years.” – John McClane

15. “I spent a weekend at a combat ranch. You know, that game with the guns that shoot red paint? Probably seems kind of stupid to you.” – Hans Gruber

16. “Why don’t you take this under consideration, m*th*rf*ck*r?” – John McClane

17. “Hey babe, I negotiate million-dollar deals for breakfast. I think I can handle this Eurotrash.” – Ellis

18. “You’re pretty tricky with that accent. You oughtta be on fuckin’ TV with that accent.” – John McClane

19. “We’re gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess.” – Dwayne T. Robinson

Thrilling Die Hard Quotes

Die Hard Quotes - No, I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho.

20. “Now I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho.” – Hand Gruber

21. “You want money? What kind of terrorists are you?” – Joseph Takagi

22. “You are most troublesome for a security guard.” – Hans Gruber

23. “Who said we were terrorists?” – Hans Gruber

24. “Time for the real thing, Bill. All you gotta do is pull the trigger.” – John McClane

25. “No more tables! Where are you going to go now? Let me give you some advice—next time you have the chance to kill someone, don’t hesitate!” – Marco

26. “Nine million terrorists in the world, and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.” – John McClane

27. “Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?” – Hans Gruber

28. “I am going to count to three. There will not be a four.” – Hans Gruber

29. “Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way. So he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.” – Hans Gruber

Die Hard Quotes About Life and Having Fun

Die Hard Quotes - Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs.

30. “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs.” – John McClane

31. “I’m very sorry, Hans. I didn’t get that message. Maybe you should’ve put it on the bulletin board.” – John McClane

32. “I thought you guys just ate donuts?” – Store Clerk

33. “You’ll have to forgive Ellis. He gets very depressed this time of year. He thought he was God’s greatest gift. You know?” – Holly Gennero McClane

34. “I think he’s got his eye on you.” – John McClane

35. “You throw quite a party. I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.” – John McClane

36. “No f*ck*ng sh*t, lady. Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza?” – John McClane

37. “Only John can make somebody that crazy.” – Holly Gennero McClane

38. “I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask.” – Hans Gruber

39. “Happy trails, Hans.” – John McClane

Funny Die Hard Quotes

Die Hard Quotes - You asked for miracles, I give you the FBI.

40. “You asked for miracles, I give you the FBI.” – Hans Gruber

41. “Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. A monkey in the wretch. A pain in the ass.” – John McClane

42. “I’m a cop from New York. Got invited to the Christmas party by mistake. Who knew?” – John McClane

43. “Better than getting caught with your pants down.” – John McClane

44. “That’s okay. I have my eye on his private bathroom.” – Holly Gennero McClane

45. “Hey, we’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out so we got you with tape decks.” – Joseph Takagi

46. “You Americans are all alike. Well, this time, John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.” – Hans Gruber

47. “That’s a nice suit. It’d be a shame to ruin it.” – Hans Gruber

48. “Asshole? I’m not the one who just got butt-fucked on national TV. Now, you listen to me, j*rk-*ff. If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem. Quit being a part of the f*ck*ng problem and put the other guy back on!” – John McClane

49. “Hans! You m*th*rf*ck*r, you made your point. Now let them pull back!” – John McClane

Epic Die Hard Quotes

Die Hard Quotes - You can walk out of here or be carried out, but have no illusions. We are in charge.

50. “We can go any way you want it. You can walk out of here or be carried out, but have no illusions. We are in charge.” – Hans Gruber

51. “I’m on your side, assholes!” – John McClane

52. “Oh god, I hope that’s not a hostage.” – Dwayne T. Robinson

53. “You’d have made a pretty good cowboy yourself, Hans.” – John McClane

54. “Why’d you have to nuke the whole building, Hans?” – John McClane

55. “When you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal $600 million, they will find you, unless they think you’re already dead.” – Hans Gruber

56. “Too bad, McClane. I kinda liked you.” – Captain Grant

57. “You are just in the wrong place, at the wrong time.” – Captain Grant

58. “Just once, I’d like a regular, normal Christmas—eggnog, a fuckin’ Christmas tree, a little turkey. But, no! I gotta crawl around in this motherfuckin’ tin can!” – John McClane

59. “When they touch down, we’ll blow the roof, they’ll spend a month sifting through rubble, and by the time they figure out what went wrong, we’ll be sitting on a beach earning twenty percent.” – Hans Gruber

60. “How can the same sh*t happen to the same guy twice.” – John McClane

Why Do You Think the Die Hard Fever Never Dies?

To answer that question, let’s take a trip back to the action movies of the 80s. Most, if not all the time, 80s action movie stars were just big, muscular guys who seem unbeatable and don’t have any feelings.

This all changed when Die Hard entered the picture and introduced John McClane.

He was in the police force, but still, he was seemingly a very ordinary guy. And yes, Die Hard does have a lot of blood and violence on screen, but it remained more or less realistic.

It allowed us to see that John McClane was still human. He got hurt, he felt pain, and he had an overwhelming love and dedication for his family.

The themes around Die Hard may seem normal and ordinary now, but let’s not forget, it was way different during the time of its release.

That’s why Die Hard is such a classic and is a legacy that endures—it’s an intense and heavy film, but at the same time, it’s real, human, and raw.

What are your opinions on Die Hard’s legacy? Are there any quotes that struck at your heartstrings? Let us know in the comments section below.


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