Mad Max 2 (1981) quotes

George Miller.

Mel Gibson.
Bruce Spence.
Michael Preston.

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me.
– Max

I’m just here for the gasoline.
– Max

Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!
– Toady

My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos… ruined dreams… this wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max.” To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time… when the world was powered by the black fuel… and the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now… swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war, and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel they were nothing. They’d built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed… men like Max… the warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything… and became a shell of a man… a burnt-out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.
– Narrator

You disobey me! You puppy!
– The Humungus

YOU! You can RUN, but you can’t HIDE!
– Wez

If it’s all the same to you… I’ll drive that tanker.
– Max
The offer is closed. Too late for deals.
– Pappagallo
No deals. I want to drive that truck.
– Max

I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
– Humungus

They’ve got you wrong. You’re not a coward. STUPID, maybe. But not a coward.
– The Gyro Captain

I got all I need here.
– Max
You don’t have a future. I could offer you that.
– Papagallo

I want to drive that truck.
– Max
And how do you plan to do that? Look at yourself. You couldn’t drive a wheelchair.
– Zetta

If you had a contract, it was with him. And it died with him.
– Pappagallo

Do you think you’re the only one that’s suffered? We’ve all been through it in here. But we haven’t given up. We’re still human beings, with dignity. But you? You’re out there with the garbage. You’re NOTHING.
– Pappagallo