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80 Best Quotes From Top Gun: Maverick

Buckle up, Top Gun fans, the wait is over! Top Gun: Maverick is finally here. Join Pete “Maverick” Mitchell again as he takes to the skies in this action-packed sequel.

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More than 30 years since we last saw him, Pete Mitchell faces the task of training a new group of pilots. At the same time, he must come to terms with his dark past. Starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connely, Monica Barbaro and many more, Top Gun: Maverick is an incredible story that will please Top Gun fans, both new and old.

Here is the scoop on the best quotes from Top Gun: Maverick!

1. “He wants mock 10 let’s give him mock 10.”

2. “I don’t like that look man.” “It’s the only one I got.”

3. “I know what happens to everyone else if I don’t.”

4. “All right sweetheart one last ride.”

5. “He’s the fastest fighter alive.”

6. “Talk to me Goose.”

7. “Put that in your pentagon budget.”

8. “Despite your best efforts you refuse to die.”

9. “You should be a two-star general by now, yet here you are.” “I am where I belong, Sir.”

10. “You’ve been called back to Top Gun.”

11. “Where am I?” “Earth.”

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

12. “The end is inevitable Maverick. Your kind is heading to  extinction.” “Maybe so, sir, but not today.”

13. “Seems like we’re not the only two holding on to old relics.”

14. “We don’t want you to fly.” “We want you to teach it.”

15. “You fly for Top Gun or you don’t fly ever again.”

16. “Oh, Pete…I could never stay mad at you. That’s the problem.”

17. “You get yourself in trouble, Iceman makes a call and you end up right back here.”

18. “Don’t give me that look.”

19. “I’m afraid rules are rules. You’re lucky it’s early.”

20. “What do they call you?” “Bob”

21. “I’ll have four more on the old-timer.”

22. “Much appreciate it, Pops!”

23. “Hangman, the only place you’ll lead any is an early grave.”

24. “Well, I am good, Rooster. Very good.”

25. “Waiting for just the right moment, that never comes.”

26. “Show me what you’re made of.”

27. “This guy needs an ego check.”

28. “Light on. Let’s turn and burn.”

29. “Should be us down there. But it’s not.” “And now you know a little somethin’ about Rooster.”

30. “That’s why we call him hang man. He will always hang you out to dry.”

31. “Been here the whole time.”

32. “What the past is the past, for both of us.”

Monica Barbaro and Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

33. “Don’t think, just do!”

34. “Everyone here is the best there is.”

35. “What the enemy doesn’t know is your limit.”

36. “See me now?” “Let’s get it over with.”

37. “As good as they are sir, they still have something to learn.” “I can’t go as low as you sir, and that’s saying something.”

38. “I don’t sail boats, Penny. I land on them.”

39. “Time is your greatest enemy.”

40. “Time is your greatest adversary.”

41. “Is there a reason you didn’t communicate with your team?”

42. “No offense intended. Yet somehow you always manage.”

43. “It’s time to let go. I don’t know how.”

44. “I’m not a teacher. I’m a fighter pilot.” 

45. “It’s not what I am, it’s who I am. How do I teach that?”

46. “If you get kicked out, you leave us with hangman.”

47. “Captain? Still?”

48. “Naval aviator is not what I am. It’s who I am.”

49. “The Navy needs Maverick. The kid needs Maverick. That’s why I fought for you.”

50. “One last thing, whos the better pilot? You or me?” “It was a nice moment, lets not ruin it.”

51. “He will always resent me for what I did. Why should he resent her too?

52. “I was trying to be the father he lost, I wish I would have done it better.”

Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

53. “If I send him on this mission he might never come home. If I don’t send him he will never forgive me.”

54. “I was trying to be the father that he lost.”

55. “This is the last time I go out your window.” “We’ll see” “No, I mean it, I’ll never leave you again.”

56. “Just don’t break her heart again.”

57. “Fighting with everything you have just to keep yourself from blacking out.”

58. “You’ll have to find a way back on your own.”

59. “This is coffin corner.”

60. “Pete if you lost your wingman up there you wouldn’t give up. You’d keep fighting. Those are your pilots.”

61. “I think the admiral is asking a rhetorical question.”

62. “My dad believed in you. I’m not going to make the same mistake.”

63. “You’re where you belong. Make us proud.”

64. “And your wingman?” “Rooster.”

65. “This is what you’ve all been training for. Come home safe.”

66. “You give ‘em hell.”

67. “We’ll talk when we get back.”

68. “It’s been an honor, Captain.”

69. “No turning back now.”

70. “You told me not to think!”

71. “Well, it’s good to see you.” “It’s good to see you, too.”

72. “Let’s start running.” “Yeah, running.”

73. “How are we going to get this museum piece in the air?”

Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films

74. “No sir, he’s supersonic.”

75. “Listen, just be cool.”

76. “Just wave and smile.”

77. “It’s not the plane, it’s the pilot.”

78. “You don’t go after them if I wasn’t here.” “But you are here.” “Come on Mav. Don’t think, just do!”

79. “Please don’t tell me we lost an engine.” “Alright, I won’t tell you that.”

80. “Thank you for saving my life.” “It’s what my dad would have done.”

That is the scoop on the best quotes from Top Gun: Maverick! Be sure to see it in theaters May 27!

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Herb

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

TITLE: 80 Best Quotes From Top Gun: Maverick SUBHEADING: Here is the scoop on the best quotes from Top Gun: Maverick!

No - this is not "80 Best Quotes..." and "...the best quotes..."

This is just a numbered list of a bunch of quoted dialog lines from the movie.

VERY FEW of these are iconic/best.

This is a web page to get advertising hits/revenue.

Herb

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

I've only read the first 10 in this list and there are SO MANY mistakes that I stopped reading and came down here to see if there were any comments about the mistakes.

Laura

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

@Herb, me too 🙈 so many errors I couldn't continue reading

Alex

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

Best part about this article was the 120 typo’s, not seeing that the speed is not “Mocking” you, but traveling at Mach speed and Mis-formatted conversational layouts.

Jack writers to sell ad-space. Nice culture we have developing now on our internet.

Herb

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

@Alex, I've only read the first 10 in this list and there are SO MANY mistakes that I stopped reading and came down here to see if there were any comments about the mistakes.

Michele Williams

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

MACH 10 not mock 10. 😆

Herb

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

@Michele Williams, I've only read the first 10 in this list and there are SO MANY mistakes that I stopped reading and came down here to see if there were any comments about the mistakes.

Dani

Saturday 28th of May 2022

It's Mach, not mock, named after Ernst Mach. 😊

"Mach is used as a unit of measurement in stating the speed of a moving object in relation to the speed of sound."

Herb

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

@Dani, I've only read the first 10 in this list and there are SO MANY mistakes that I stopped reading and came down here to see if there were any comments about the mistakes.

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10 Best Quotes From Top Gun: Maverick