More accurately confirming one’s age than their driver’s licence is the ability of those born before 1980 to recite any line from the original ‘Ghostbusters’. It is a temporal tattoo that captures the zeitgeist of the early ’80s while paying homage to one of the decade’s funniest films. Perhaps why ‘Ghostbusters’ is still steeped in pop culture — and warrants a sequel over 20 years after its release — is its quotability.

The lines below — in no particular order — are not only stand-outs in a brilliant script, they are a testament to the franchise’s durability and why fans can still identify each other with an impromptu recitation of any one of them.

  1. “Yes, have some.”


2. “This man has no dick.”


3. “Cats and dogs… living together!”


4. When we get to 20, tell me. I’m gonna throw up.”


5. “They go up.”



7. “Go get her, Ray!”


8. “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it.”


9. “We’re ready to believe you.”


10. “That’s a big Twinkie.”


11. “Back off, man. I’m a scientist.”


12. “Are you a god?”


13. “You’ve earned it.”


14. “…And the flowers are still standing!”


15. “There is no Dana, only Zuul.”


16. “He slimed me.”


17. “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”