Best Twister Quotes 2021

‘Twister’ movie was released in the year 1996.

Many movies came up with the genre of tornadoes. However, ‘Twister’ is considered the ultimate tornado movie in recent times.

More than twenty-four years down the line, it still makes an interesting watch. While many directors tried their hand at this genre, ‘Twister’ directed by Jan de Bont is appreciated for its cliched execution.  The cinematography, chemistry between lead actors Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, plot, screenplay, and supporting actors added enough substance to make it a watchable movie. In this article, we bring to you a few amazing ‘Twister’ quotes that still are familiar with many other storm movies. If you’re looking for more classic quotes, take a look at our articles on ’80s movie quotes and for quotes about similar topics, storm quotes.

‘Twister’ is an adventure film focussed on an epic disaster – the fiercest tornado. The screenplay was written by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. The movie stars include Bill Paxton playing William (Bill) Harding and Helen Hunt playing Dr. Jo Harding. All the supporting actors including Aunt Greene played by Lois Smith, Dr. Melissa Reeves played by Jami Gertz, Allan Sanders played by Sean Whalen, gave fantastic support to the lead actors of ‘Twister’ – Bill and Jo.

‘Twister’starts with an F5 level tornado that leaves a family devastated. A little girl, Jo, watches her father succumb to the tornado that hits Oklahoma and destroys it. As Jo grows up, she is determined to find a solution to measure the intensity of tornadoes. She along with her husband Bill Harding builds a sensory device that can study what actually happens inside a tornado. First few minutes into the movie ‘Twister’, Jo Harding is seen fixing her machines. When Dr. Jo Harding says “She’s here” the audience presume ‘she’ is the daughter of Bill and Jo. But surprisingly ‘she’ is a weather device – Dorothy, that Bill Harding had designed with his years of experience following the tornadoes. In ‘Twister’ movie, Dorothy carries sensors, which when sucked up into the tornado can give data to the scientists to predict future tornadoes. The entire movie revolves around the lead pair, trying to get their invention into the tornado and test it. Do they really achieve the feat? Are they heading for divorce? What happens to Dorothy? Will they become successful with their invention?

Amazing Quotes From ‘Twister’

The movie begins with a family watching the news on their TV.  The newsreader reads the warning that a tornado is going to hit Oklahoma State.

1. “It’s coming straight for us! It’s already here! Everybody underground now!”

-Mr. Thornton

Famous ‘Twister’ Movie Quotes From Introductory Scenes

The Drive in Scene from 'Twister' movie is remarkable.

Bill Paxton ‘Twister’ quotes from the first 30 minutes into the movie along with some other ‘Twister’ movie lines are key quotes. Here are some Bill Harding ‘Twister’ quotes from early on in the movie. As the crew begin to chase their first tornado of the day, we hear the famous ‘Twister’ Dusty song played in the background too.

2. “If I know Jo, she’s already dragged her entire department into the field.”

– Bill Harding to Melissa

3. “She forgets everything except her work.”

– Bill Harding to Melissa

4. “Yeah, she’s, uh…she’s really talking.”

– Bill Harding to Jo Harding

5. “It’s the biggest series of storms in 12 years.”

– Jo Harding to Bill Harding

6. “You missed a page.”

– Bill Harding to Jo Harding

7. “I don’t have a problem being a weatherman.”

– Bill Harding

8. “Dorothy? What about her?”

– Bill Harding

9. “Does she work?”

– Bill Harding

10. “These sensors go up the funnel and radio back information about the internal structure,  wind velocities, flow, asymmetries.”

 Bill Harding

11. “We can learn more in 30 seconds than they have in the past 30 years, get a profile of a tornado for the first time.”

– Bill Harding

12. “If we knew how a tornado really worked, we could design an advance warning system.”

– Bill Harding

13. “Give people a chance to get to safety. At least, that’s what these guys are trying to do.”

– Bill Harding

14. “I can’t believe you actually did it.”

 Bill Harding

15. “Jonas Miller. He’s a nightcrawler.”

– Bill Harding.  [Trivia: In the movie ‘Twister’, Jonas Miller is an antagonist played by Cary Elwes.]

16. “Get this loser off me!”

– Jonas Miller

17. “You want to take credit for my design.”

– Jonas Miller

18. “We’ll see who gets there first, pal.”

– Jonas Miller

19. “It’s the suck zone”

– Dustin Davis ‘Twister’ quote

20. “Oh, nothing. I was just wondering if we’re gonna…chase this tornado, or you just want to catch the next one.”

 Tim Beltzer Lewis

Twister Quotes From The Iconic Drive-In Scene

21.”It’s already here.”

 Bill Harding from ‘Twister’ drive-in scene.

Funny Quotes From ‘Twister’ Food Scene

Food scene in 'Twister' movie is an iconic scene.

Jo Harding and Bill Harding, while chasing the tornadoes end up at Wakita, where Aunt Meg lives. The entire team loves Aunt Meg Greene and visits her home in Wakita. The iconic food scene from the movie ‘Twister’ adds some good laughs with funny narrations. Here are a few funny quotes from this scene.

22. “Tasty cow, Aunt Meg.”

 Dusty Davis

23. “Jo, things go wrong. You can’t explain it. You can’t predict it. Killing yourself won’t bring your dad back. I’m sorry he died, but it was a long time ago. You got to move on.”

 Bill Harding

24. Aunt Meg Greene: “He didn’t keep his part of the bargain.”

Jo: “Which part?”

Aunt Meg Greene: “To spend his life pining for you and die miserable and alone.”

Jo: “Is that so much to ask?”

25. “I got to go, Julia. We got cows.”

– Dr. Melissa Reeves

26. “So, Jo’s yelling at him to get out of the way, right? He just…He strolls up to the twister, and he says, ‘Have a drink.’ And he chucks the bottle into the twister, and it never hits the ground. Twister caught it and sucked it right up.”

-Dusty Davis

Storm Quotes From ‘Twister’ Movie

In the ‘Twister’ movie scene in the fields, cows are seen flying due to a severe tornado. This is yet another remarkable picturization in the movie. Here is a conversation snippet from the ‘Twister’ cow scene.

27. Jo: “Cow.”

Jo: “Another cow.”

Bill: “Actually, I think that was the same one.”

Famous Quote From ‘Twister’ Finger Of God Scene

This is another powerful quote from a scene featuring Melissa, Bill, Jason and others, discussing tornados the characters have previously witnessed.

28. Melissa: “Is there an F-5? What would that be like?”

Jason Preacher Rowe: “The finger of God.”

The ‘Twister’ Final Scene Quotes

Wakita falls in the path of the tornado. Everyone from Jo’s team is worried about Aunt Meg Greene. Jo and Bill search for her in the partially collapsed home. They find her injured under the debris in the basement. Jo worries about what happened at Wakita, leading to some inspiring moments.

29. Aunt Meg Greene:  “Jo…it’s going to happen to somebody else. You…You go stop it.”

Jo: “I don’t know how.”

Aunt Meg Greene: “Well, I think you do. You’ve been…chasing these things since you were a little kid. It’s what you do. Go. Do it.”

30. Jo: “We did it.”

Bill: “Yeah, we did. Dorothy really flew.”

Jo: “It was a good idea.”

Bill: “Yeah.”

Twister Quotes

  • Dusty[seeing Bill for the first time in a long time] The extreme! IT’S THE EXTREME!

    Bill: Oh, man. Don’t start that shit.”

     Bill Harding, Twister
  • Dr. Jonas Miller: [explaining what his own version of Dorothy can do when Bill uppercuts him in the face] Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

    Bill: You son of a bitch. What’d you think, I wouldn’t find out?

    [grabs Jonas by his shirt and begins to fight]

    Dr. Jonas Miller: What is the matter with you?

    Bill: You stole my design, you son of a bitch.

    [continues to fight with Jonas then Bill’s team and Jonas’ team breaks them up]

    Dr. Jonas Miller: The hell are you talking about?

    Bill: Dorothy. You took her, you damn thief.

    Dr. Jonas Miller: [realizes what Bill is talking about] Oh, I get it. You want to take credit for MY design.

    Bill: She was OUR idea and you know it.

    Dr. Jonas Miller: Unrealized idea…unrealized.”

     Bill Harding, Twister
  • “Why can’t we spend a normal day together?”
     Bill Harding, Twister
  • [Jo is salvaging belongings from her crashed truck and looking at Bill’s new truck]

    Jo: You got full coverage on that truck?

    Bill: Liability only.

    Jo[thoughtfully] Liability only…

    Jo: It’s a very pretty truck.

    Melissa[smiling] Thank you.

    Bill: Don’t even think about it.

    [Jo keeps cleaning out her truck]

    Bill: No way.”

     Bill Harding, Twister
  • Bill: Jo. Things go wrong. You can’t explain it, you can’t predict it. Killing yourself won’t bring your dad back. I’m sorry that he died, but that was a long time ago. You gotta move on. Stop living in the past, and look what you got right in front of you.

    Jo: What are you talking about?

    Bill: Me, Jo.”

     Bill Harding, Twister
  • Jo: [cow flies by in the storm while in Bill’s truck] Cow.

    [cow flies by in the storm]

    Jo: another cow.

    Bill: Actually, I think that was the same one.”

     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • Jo: [in the truck, discussing Bill’s current life changes] Hey, as long as you’re happy…

    Bill: I AM. I AM happy. I’m a happy person. I’m happy with my life. I’m happy with the way things are going in my life. I’m happy with…with…

    Jo: Melissa?

    Bill: I know her name! YES. I’m happy…with…Melissa!”

     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • “Debris! We got debris!”
     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • [Bill needs Jo’s signature on divorce papers]

    Jo: So you want the papers?

    Bill: I did drive all the way out here for ‘em.

    Jo: They’re signed and ready.

    Bill: Good, good. Let’s see ‘em.

    Jo: Do you need them right this second?

    Bill: Well, it’d be nice.

    Jo: What’s the urgent urgency? You act like you’re getting married.

    Bill: I am.

    Jo[after a shocked pause] Wow.

    Bill: Yeah.

    Jo[while talking to her truck as Bill follows her] Is it Melinda?

    Bill: Melissa.

    Jo: Wasn’t there a Melinda in there somewhere?

    Bill: No, there’s only been Melissa since you.

    Jo: Boy, not much for browsing, are you?”

     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • “He really is in love with himself. I thought it was just a summer thing.”
     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • “You’ve never seen it miss this house, and miss that house, and come after you!”
     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • [about Bill’s new fiancée, while in his truck]

    Bill: She’s a…a therapist.

    Jo: Oh…yours?

    Bill: Christ, you couldn’t resist, could you?

    Jo: What? I’m not saying you need therapy.

    Bill: What? Wait, wait, wait, I need therapy?

    Jo: I didn’t say that. I didn’t say that.

    Bill: What could I possibly need a therapist for? Huh? You’re the doctor, tell me!

    Jo: I don’t know…inability to finish things?

    Bill: ‘Inability to finish things’?

    Jo: Maybe rushing into things you can’t quite commit to.

    Bill: Commitment?

    Jo: You asked!”

     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • “You guys have got to get some new stories. I’m gonna go wash up.”
     Dr. Jo Harding, Twister
  • [Crying with fright after a pair of tornados spun their truck around a few times]
    When you used to tell me that you chase tornados, deep down I thought it was just a metaphor.”

     Dr. Melissa Reeves, Twister
  • Bill: [after the tornado passes by them at the drive-in movie theater] Honey, it’s Meg. I gotta go.

    Melissa: I’m going back.

    Bill: Good, good, you’ll be safe at the motel. I’ll see you in the morning.

    Melissa: I won’t be there.

    Bill: What? Why? What are you saying?

    Melissa: I’m saying goodbye.

    Bill: No…

    Melissa: You know what? I can’t compete with this. I don’t even know where to start.

    Bill: Wait, don’t do this now, please.

    Melissa: Sooner or later it would have ended, we both know that. The funny thing is…I’m not that upset. What does that mean?

    Bill: I never meant for any of this to happen/

    Melissa: Oh Billy, I know. It’s okay. You go ahead. She needs you. I hope that Aunt Meg’s okay.

    Bill: What about you?

    Melissa: Oh, don’t worry about me. I know my way home.”

     Dr. Melissa Reeves, Twister
  • “She didn’t marry your penis…Okay, she didn’t only marry your penis.”
     Dr. Melissa Reeves, Twister
  • Joey[Discussing at Meg’s on the tornades they have seen so far at Meg’s home at her dining table, eating steak and eggs] No, that was a good-sized twister. What was it, an F3?

    Bill: Solid F2.

    Melissa: See, now you have lost me again.

    Bill: It’s the Fujita scale. It measures a tornado’s intensity by how much it eats.

    Melissa: Eats?

    Bill: Destroys.

    Laurence: That one we encountered back there was a strong F2, possibly an F3.

    Beltzer: Maybe we’ll see some 4s.

    Haynes: That would be sweet!

    Bill: 4 is good. 4 will relocate your house very efficiently.

    Melissa: Is there an F5?

    [Everyone goes dead silent]

    Melissa: What would that be like?

    Jason ‘Preacher’ Rowe: The Finger of God.

    Melissa: None of you has ever seen an F5?

    Bill: …Just one of us.

    [Looks upstairs, indicating Jo]

     Dr. Melissa Reeves, Twister
  • “I gotta go Julia, we got cows.”
     Dr. Melissa Reeves, Twister

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