by Alan Moore
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Watchmen.
“You’re young, you don’t know. Things change. What happened, happened forty years ago. It’s history” (II.1.8).
Lies and Deceit Quotes
“Funny story. Sounds unbelievable. Probably true” (II.24.2).
“They had a choice, all of them. They could have followed in the footsteps of good men, like my father, or President Truman” (I.1.4).
“That’s Juspeczyk. ‘Jupiter’ was just a name my mother assumed because she didn’t want anyone to know she was Polish” (1.20.3).
Rules and Order Quotes
“I dunno. I think you take this vigilante stuff too seriously. Since the Keene Act was passed in ‘77, only the Government-sponsored weirdos are active” (I.4.5).
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
“I just feel cooped up sometimes. Maybe I could use a night out” (I.23.5).
“Oh, I put him away a dozen times in the Forties, but he reformed and turned to Jesus since then. Married, got two kids, we traded addresses. Nice guy” (I.9.2).
Technology and Modernization Quotes
“This atomic science. This is what the world will need! Not pocketwatches!” (IV.3.5).