27 National Treasure Quotes That Are Revolutionary

Diane Krueger and Nicolas Cage staring at each other in a scene from National Treasure
National Treasure via Buena Vista Pictures

Nicolas Cage not included. Sadly.

These National Treasure Quotes Will Delight History Buffs Everywhere

For history AND film buffs, it's no secret that National Treasure is an action packed thrill ride.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kreuger, and Justin Bartha, the film is rich in history and action. I mean, it's so good there was an equally star-studded sequel. And fans of National Treasure are begging for a third installment.

Because it's one of our favorite movies, we thought we'd share some of the best National Treasure quotes from both movies. You might even learn some American history while you're at it. Fun for the whole family and wilding entertaining, please enjoy some of the best quotes from National Treasure.

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National Treasure Quotes

  • "I'm so sorry I dropped you - I had to save the Declaration." - Ben

  • "Well un-volunteer before you waste your life!" - Patrick

  • "Yeah, someone that did something in history and had fun. Great. Wonderful. Could have had a bigger house!" - Riley

  • "So, here is your options: Door number one - you go to prison for a very long time. Door number two - we're going to get back the Declaration of Independence; you help us find it, and... you still go to prison for a very long time. But you'll feel better inside." - Agent Sadusky

  • "Is there a door that doesn't lead to prison?" - Ben

  • "Someone's got to go to prison, Ben." - Agent Sadusky

  • "I'm gonna steal the Declaration of Independence." - Ben

  • "I have organized several dealings of..mmm... questionable legality." - Ian

  • "Wow... I actually know something you don't. This is great. Is this how you feel all the time?" - Riley

Quotes From National Treasure

  • "YOU'RE ALL LUNATICS!" - Abigail

  • "All right! What I know is that daylight savings wasn't established until World War I. If it's 3 p.m. now that means that in 1776 it would be 2 p.m." - Riley

  • "How do a bunch of guys with hand tools build all this?" - Powell

  • "Same way they built the pyramids - and the Great Wall of China." - Ben

  • "Yeah... the aliens helped them." - Riley

  • "180 years of searching, and I'm three feet away. Of all the words written here about freedom, there's a line here that's at the heart of all the others. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security." - Ben

  • "Prison... huge. You are gonna go to prison. You know that, right?" - Riley

  • "Yeah, probably." - Ben

  • "Well... that would... bother most people." - Riley

  • "Okay, Ben, pay attention. I've brought you to the Library of Congress. Why? Because it's the biggest library in the world. Over 20 million books. And they're all saying the same exact thing: Listen to Riley. What we have here is an entire layout of the Archives: sort of builder's blueprints. We've got construction manuals, phone lines, water, and sewage. It's all right here. Now, when the Declaration is on display, it is surrounded by guards... and video monitors... and little families from Iowa... and little kids on their eighth-grade field trip. And underneath an inch of bulletproof glass is an army of sensors and heat monitors that will go off if someone gets too close with a high fever. Now, when it's not on display, it is lowered into a four-foot-thick concrete, steel-plated vault that happens to be equipped with an electronic combination lock and biometric access-denial systems." - Riley

  • "Can I marry your brain?" - Riley

National Treasure Movie Quotes

  • "And tell the FBI agents listening in on this call if they want the Declaration back, and not just a box of confetti, then you'll come alone." - Ian

  • "Is that that hot girl? How does she look?" - Riley

  • "Who wants to go down the creepy tunnel inside the tomb first?" - Riley

  • "It's a big blue-ish green man... with a strange-looking goatee... I'm guessing that's significant." - Riley

  • "You know, Agent Sadusky, something I've noticed about fishing? It never works out so well for the bait." - Ben

  • "A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh! Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and burned!" - Ben

  • "You have the original Silence Dogood letters? Did you steal those too?!" - Abigail

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