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X Files Quotes


"X-Files wasnt a big show in England." - James Frain

"'X-Files' wasn't a big show in England." - James Frain

"I was such a huge fan of 'The X-Files.'" - Bryan Fuller

"I was a big 'X-Files' fan. I always lamented that I never got to be on 'The X-Files'." - Michael Cerveris

"I've got huge tubs full of X-Files memorobilia that I can sell on eBay." - David Duchovny

"My daughter, when she was younger, was crazy about 'The X-Files,' so I'd watch that with her." - Scott Bakula

"Do files get embarrassed when they're unzipped?" - Anonymous

"Suffering = Pain x Resistance" - Shinzen Young

"Poetry = Anger x Imagination" - Sherman Alexie

"I tried my best [on audition for X-Files], and it worked out. I got the part. So I was flabbergasted." - Rhys Darby

"Now I'm a big fan [of X-files]. I had to see what all the fuss is about, and I love it." - Rhys Darby

"I hope that I'm not simply defined by 'The X-Files,' and I hope I have more work that is important to do." - Chris Carter

"I wasn't a big science-fiction fan growing up. But I loved Jules Verne and Sherlock Holmes. Both came into play on 'The X-Files.'" - Chris Carter

"You have these catch-phrases that you associate with 'The X-Files': 'Trust No One,' 'Deny Everything.' 'Believe the Lie' was one of them." - Chris Carter

"It's funny. I did give birth to an alien on 'The X-Files.' And it's just the teaser, so I'm dead before we even get into the episode." - Megan Follows

"If you look closely at 'Breaking Bad' and any given episode of 'The X Files,' you will realise the structure is exactly the same." - Vince Gilligan

"I've always enjoyed shows like 'The X-Files,' where you're on the edge of your seat and you're so invested in these characters." - Jill Scott

"I love X-Games music." - Jon Anderson

"Loving you, until the day that 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 is 4." - Stevie Wonder

"I mean, source code in files; how quaint, how seventies!" - Kent Beck

"How time files when you's doin' all the talking." - Harvey Fierstein

"You become a victim of your own success. It's what happens in TV when Fox has a big hit with the X-Files. And they start chasing and the rest of their shows suffer. Because the experimentation that made the X-Files a show is all of the sudden lost." - Scott Aukerman

"If you look at 'The X-Files' generally, we did 202 episodes. About 80% of them are not 'mythology' episodes, which tend to be the epic episodes. They deal with the big conspiracies, the search for Mulder's sister. They deal with what I would call the 'saga' of 'The X-Files.'" - Chris Carter

"There are things I'm doing with 'The After' that would've never flown on 'The X-Files' and on network television, so it's more permissive. That's not to say that you want to abuse that. I think that a show like 'The X-Files' actually worked better as a network show with the restraints put on it, the censorship that was applied." - Chris Carter

"Life is an X-rated soap opera." - John Irving

"Love is the X-factor in healing!" - Paul Solomon

"(Technology reliability) x (Human reliability) = (System reliability)" - Garrett Hardin

"David Icke reminded me of Malcolm X." - Alice Walker

"I'm not doing a Mulder, there was no character reference-point. I think Mark Buchman shot it very David Fincher, but we did not know what the [X-Files] show was going to be." - David Giuntoli

"I get them [auditions] from time to time, and I sometimes get auditions for big dramas, and I often think, well, I'm not going to get that part. This was a big surprise - it was The X-Files." - Rhys Darby

"I've been to Loch Ness three times, I've done a fair amount of research on the Chupacabra and things like that, so I've actually done a bit of the sort of paranormal investigation that happens on this show [X-files]." - Rhys Darby

"I think that's one of the reasons people love The X-Files, because most people do believe that there's something else going on that we don't know, because life is just too bizarre to be the way it is." - Rhys Darby

"Luckily the script [of X-files episode] was written wonderfully and that became who I was and I was quirky, and I was kind of agitated and not entirely happy, but at the same time, witty." - Rhys Darby

"When I was a kid, I was obsessed with UFOs in particular, and the paranormal. I grew up in the '90s, which is when The X-Files was at its zenith." - Alex Hirsch

"Honestly, I would love to be friends with Fox Mulder on 'The X-Files.' That's almost a little too obvious, but that would be my answer. I'd love to hang out with him." - Kumail Nanjiani

"People thought the storyline and characters for 'X-Files' made it a 'dark' show, but I never saw it that way. I always thought Mulder and Scully were the light in dark places." - Chris Carter

"X + Y + Z X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"Do your homework and keep good files. Know the background and biases of your sources." - Jane Brody

"Deep Throat is a guy who could have your files and mine in his trust." - Chuck Colson

"True interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files, it's about encouraging communication." - Edwin Schlossberg

"Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the ? disclosure of the UFO files." - John Podesta

"Here files of pins extend their shining rows, Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux." - Alexander Pope

"Music files and downloading have indeed changed the currency of music to a great degree." - Henry Rollins

"I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Sockets are the X windows of IO interfaces." - Rob Pike

"X-rays will prove to be a hoax." - William Thompson

"log log log x goes to infinity with great dignity." - Daniel Shanks

"I was x years old in the year x2." - Augustus De Morgan

"Send the haters all my love. X and O." - Drake

"Google[x]'s Focus on the Physical World" - Astro Teller

"Project X now, but it started as a Hunger Game." - Joe Budden

"-1 x -1 = +1 is stupid and evil." - Gene Ray

"You have three chromosomes, Bryson. X, Y, and Fuckhead." - Bill Bryson

"Anything that is unexpected is the X-factor." - Dante Hall

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing." - Dizzy Dean

"Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger." - Philip Emeagwali

"I love 'X Factor,' and I love Sharon: she's brilliant." - Katie Price

"Mac OS X Tiger will come out long before Longhorn." - Steve Jobs

"From my sketch files I'll find a pose that shows the emotion behind a particular character's story." - Frank Bruno

"I've wiped the file? .... I've wiped all the files? .... I've wiped the INTERNET? I don't even have a modem!" - Eddie Izzard

"I enjoyed the crew. The best part about 'The X-Files' has been the crew. This crew is an exceptional family and to go to work with a bunch of people that you really like is great. They're all the best of the best and they really try to do the best job they can. I'll miss that" - Robert Patrick

"There are very few horror shows, where you have a long running arc. Most horror shows play as a sort of an anthology. Buffy - a terrific show - had the-demon-of-the-week. Twilight Zone - X Files - these things had an anthology approach. Our show is a long running drama with the same creatures every week." - Glen Mazzara

"You used to have to make a choice. Is it a serialized television show, or is it a stand-alone or procedural? We were wildly influenced by The X-Files. Even when we created Fringe, it was the same thing. It's the gold standard of all gold standards, in genre television, and it was so wonderful because you felt so much for those characters." - Alex Kurtzman

"I look back the old old ones [X-Files series], from the beginning, and I'm kind of mortified by my acting! But I'm kind of impressed by my enthusiasm. I'm just thankful that I got to become better at what I did, and that we didn't get cancelled in the first year." - David Duchovny

"I missed the whole thing [X-files series]. And I know it went for nine seasons, and I think I saw bits and pieces of it in maybe season seven or eight or something, and then was very busy doing whatever else, stand-up comedy and stuff throughout the world. Now I'm watching the show right from the beginning." - Rhys Darby

"For anyone who's a fan of the X-files show - I mean, I have the ultimate role. I got to deal with Mulder, I got to talk to him, I had a fight sequence with him. Really for anyone who is a fan of the show, I think I fulfilled a lot of young boys' dreams." - Rhys Darby

"I know as far as things like the Thunderbirds, there's a New Zealand connection. X-Files, my connection there... I mean, it could be zeitgeist. I mean, I'm into the paranormal. I have a podcast about cryptozoology. So it's out there that I'm into weird stuff." - Rhys Darby

"Producing a series is like being Lewis and Clark: You know where you're going, you just don't know how you're going to get there. When people say, 'You should create a bible for your show,' I say, 'You don't want a bible. It'll prevent you from making discoveries along the way.' And that's what happened on 'The X-Files.'" - Chris Carter

"Really, some of the best 'X-Files' stories come right out of science. And you just apply that 'what-if' idea. Oh, what if this were true? And that's why so many times the show is scarier because it was not necessarily improbable." - Chris Carter

"It's so interesting that when I finished 'The X-Files' in 2002, the - call it the political and cultural climate in America - was one of fear, and trust of government. Because we put ourselves in the hands of the authority who was going to protect us. And, you know, we gave up a lot of our liberties to Homeland Security, etc." - Chris Carter

"'The X-Files' was a hard sell because people didn't know what it was. The network didn't understand what it was that they were buying, and at the beginning, they wanted us to have closure. They wanted us to put the cuffs on the bad guy at the end of each episode." - Chris Carter

"Even if I see 300 'X-Files' fans together, I can't fathom - I cannot imagine - the audience itself. All I think about is the show and all I think about is why I like it and why I like to write it and why I like the characters and what I have to say through them." - Chris Carter

"It's funny - I was a big fan of 'The Sopranos.' It became kind of a threat to 'The X-Files' in a way because they could play with language, character, and story in ways that we never could because of the limitations of network television." - Chris Carter

"'The X-Files' from the beginning was a very visual show, and with Bob Mandel directing the pilot and Dan Sackheim being involved in the production of the pilot and directing the first episode, they brought a visual style to it that was elaborated on by so many good directors." - Chris Carter

"'The X-Files,' as I recall, we didn't know really what we were until the middle of the first year. You know, so if we'd been cancelled, you get cancelled before you mature into what it is you can actually be, which is too bad." - David Duchovny

"'Star Wars,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Forgotten Realms,' even 'Firefly' and 'The X-Files' have shared world novels and other media. I can't help but notice these settings have large shelf space in bookstores, so their publishers and authors are getting something right." - David Conyers

"I enjoyed the crew. The best part about 'The X-Files' has been the crew. This crew is an exceptional family and to go to work with a bunch of people that you really like is great. They're all the best of the best and they really try to do the best job they can. I'll miss that." - Robert Patrick

"Thanks to the redundancy of language, yxx cxn xndxrstxnd whxt x xm wrxtxng xvxn xf x rxplxcx xll thx vxwxls wxth xn "x" (t gts lttl hrdr f y dn't vn kn whr th vwls r)" - Steven Pinker

"People love leverage when it's working. I mean, it's so easy to borrow money from a guy at X and put it out at X." - Howard Warren Buffett

"If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut" - Albert Einstein

"I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat." - Ralph Bakshi

"It wasn't that the X-1 would kill you, it was the systems in the X-1 that would kill you." - Chuck Yeager

"Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X." - Lena Horne

"The 'medium' is unaware of its attractiveness, that's all. Everyone loves comics. I've proven this to my own satisfaction by handing them out to acountants, insurance brokers, hairdressers, mothers of children, black belts, pop stars, taxi drivers, painters, lesbians, doctors etc. etc. The X-Files, Buffy, the Matrix, X-Men - mainstream culture is not what it once was when science fiction and comics fans huddled in cellars like Gnostic Christians dodging the Romans. We should come up into the light soon before we suffocate." - Grant Morrison

"When I first moved to Los Angeles I came down there on a wing and a prayer in a way. I had about six weeks worth of money to make it there and that was just from doing a couple of episodes of the X-Files just to finance that trip. I got there and it is either you got to hit it or you got to go and, thankfully, I found a job." - Ryan Reynolds

"You know, there was a recent poll which said that young people in the generation of the students here felt it was far more likely that they would see a UFO than that they would draw Social Security... It's very important you understand this. Once you understand this, you realize this is not an episode from the X Files, and you're not more likely to see a UFO if you do certain specific things." - William J Clinton

"We only had a couple of ways for people to hate us on 'X-Files,' including still writing actual fan letters. Now people can instantly tell you, 'Oh my God, I love you,' or 'Oh my God, you are the worst person on the planet.' They actually had to hate you enough or love you enough to write a letter, put a stamp on it and send it." - Jeffrey Bell

"I've got funny things. David Duchovny had to have a cast made of his face to do an old person's make-up, and I've got that cast of his face in my house. I've got something from the pilot, the original implant that was in Billy Miles' head. I've got a sign from 'The Erlenmeyer Flask.' But my house isn't a museum to 'The X-Files!'" - Chris Carter

"I just don't see the social good in using taxpayer money to fund a network that provides more television and bandwidth for illegally downloading files." - Rocky Anderson

"Lawyers love paper. They eat, sleep and dream paper. They turn paper into gold, and their files are colorful and their language neoclassical and calli-graphically bewigged." - Karl Shapiro

"The Internet has no such organization - files are made available at random locations. To search through this chaos, we need smart tools, programs that find resources for us." - Clifford Stoll

"Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I've noticed that when I get quoted in.sig files, it's never any of the actual clever things I say all the time. Usually it's something dumb." - Jamie Zawinski

"Lawyers love paper. They eat, sleep and dream paper. They turn paper into gold, and their files are colorful and their language neoclassical and calligraphically bewigged." - Karl Shapiro

"What are the bugles blowin' for? said Files-on-Parade. To turn you out, to turn you out, the Colour-Sergeant said." - Rudyard Kipling

"We have persistent objects, they're called files." - Ken Thompson

"The Bureau doesn't have any secret files." - W Mark Felt

"It's made music more accessible with YouTube and the ability to trade audio files. But it hasn't made it more popular." - Chick Corea

"Poor fellow, he suffers from files." - Aneurin Bevan

"We have persistant objects, they're called files." - Ken Thompson

"In the algebra of psychology, X stands for a woman's heart." - Ambrose Bierce

"By showing a picture, you're showing an x-ray of your heart." - Ralph Steiner

"Tell X that speech is not dirty silence Clarified. It is silence made still dirtier." - Wallace Stevens

"Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she's not coming back" - Woody Paige

"Jesus-murdered. Martin Luther King-murdered. Gandhi-murdered. Malcolm X-murdered. Reagan-wounded." - Bill Hicks

"We have long become overgrown with calluses; we no longer hear people being killed. ("X")" - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Our mental attitude is the x factor that determines our fate." - Dale Carnegie

"Lockheed! You found me! You are the best X-Dragon ever." - Joss Whedon

"I got into comics on John Byrne's run of the X-Men and the Dark Phoenix Saga. I got in around X-Men 95, right when it turned to the new X-Men. So that whole family, all those characters are kind of my favorite characters, just the X-Men world." - Timothy Miller

"I don't care. I'll start my own group. Rejection from society is what created X-Men!" - LIZ

"He wished he had some kind of X-ray vision for the human heart." - Kim Edwards

"To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's." - Shane Claiborne

"To speak algebraically, Mr. M. is execrable, but Mr. G. is (x + 1)- ecrable." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Radio has no future." "X-rays are clearly a hoax". "The aeroplane is scientifically impossible." - Lord Kelvin

"Ain't nothing greater than an x-rater with a nickname like Vibrator." - Snoop Dogg

"Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals." - Henry Spencer

"I'm proud to be involved with Simon Cowell and 'X Factor." - Irving Azoff

"Charlie X")? Those were the hints, as far as I'm concerned." - Nichelle Nichols

"Ali... we should have gone to see that movie. Malcolm X was another one" - Cicely Tyson

"You have to put your character to rest after x amount of years." - Michael K Williams

"Anyone who says I would never hit a woman hasn't met my x girlfriend." - Dov Davidoff

"Charlie X")? Those were the hints, as far as I'm concerned." - Nichelle Nichols

"Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she's not coming back" - Woody Paige

"Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if "X" happened? That's how you start." - Tom Clancy

"Malcolm X already envisioning the N.O.I. playing a role cooperatively with integrationist organizations." - Manning Marable

"The x factor of a great leader is humility combined with will." - James C Collins

"You're witnessing the birth of a third major computer platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone." - David Pogue

"HASH, x. There is no definition for this word - nobody knows what hash is." - Ambrose Bierce

"White people love Wayne Brady, because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X" - Dave Chappelle

"The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time." - Stella Adler

"I never know what is going to have that 'X' factor and what isn't." - Cameron Mackintosh

"I like the X-Men, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it." - Matthew Vaughn

"I'm proud to be involved with Simon Cowell and 'X Factor.'" - Irving Azoff

"If you blink, you will miss me, but I am in 'Malcolm X.'" - Martin Donovan

"X-Men is massive, like nothing I've ever experienced. But great in its own way." - Ellen Page

"My salvation lies in time spent alone with an X-Acto knife and commercial-grade adhesive." - David Rakoff

"The much-hyped Ares 1-X was much ado about nothing." - Buzz Aldrin

"R-E-L-A-X. I'm still getting paid millions of dollars." - Aaron Rodgers

"I've always felt that 'X-Men' was about something serious. It wasn't just fantasy." - Ian Mckellen

"I think I've done everything on 'The X Factor' apart from the cleaning." - Olly Murs

"Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is 'The X Factor.'" - Iain Duncan Smith

"Ali... we should have gone to see that movie. Malcolm X was another one." - Cicely Tyson

"The shoe is very much an X-ray of social comportment." - Christian Louboutin

"My favourite quality workout is 6 X 5 minutes with 1 minute rest between each." - Jonathan Brown

"Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind." - Jay Mohr

"The X Games have done night and day for snowboarding and action sports." - Nate Holland

"The comic book fans, especially 'X-Men' fans, are so serious about their comic book." - Kelly Hu

"Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for 6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free." - Simon Armitage



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