Ben’s Best Quotes

With the final season of ‘Lost’ right around the corner we thought it would be fun to take a look back at everyone’s favorite manipulator Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson). Whether he’s ordering executions, being judged by the smoke monster, or lying through his teeth to get what he wants this baddie stays witty and sarcastic in the worst of situations. So here’s a look at some of our picks for Ben’s brilliant quotes throughout the years.

The Whole Truth” Season 2 Episode 16

Henry Gale: “Of course, if I was one of them, these people that you seem to think are your enemies, what would I do? [eats some again, speaks with small breaks, and pretends if he was thinking] Well, there’d be no balloon… So I’d draw a map to a real secluded place… like a cave or some underbrush. A good place for a trap. An ambush… And when your friends got there, a bunch of my people’d be waiting for them… And then they’d use them to trade for me. [smiles, like he was joking before] I guess it’s a good thing I’m not one of them, huh? You guys got any milk?”

Dave” Season 2 Episode 18

Locke: “You and your people have been here for God knows how long and you got caught in a net…”
Henry Gale: “God doesn’t know.”
Locke: “Excuse me?”
Henry Gale: “God doesn’t know how long we’ve been here, John. He can’t see this island any better than the rest of the world can.”



Live Together, Die Alone” Season 2 Episode 23

Michael Dawson: “Who are you people?”
Henry Gale: “We’re the good guys, Michael.”

The Cost of Living” Season 3 Episode 5

Ben: “Do you believe in God, Jack?”
Jack: “Do you?”
Ben: “Two days after I found out I had a fatal tumor on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky… and if that’s not proof of God, I don’t know what is.”

The Man from Tallahassee” Season 3 Episode 13
John Locke: “Where did you get electricity?”
Ben Linus: “We have two giant hamsters running in a massive wheel in our secret underground lair.”
John Locke: “Yeah, very funny.”

The Beginning of the End” Season 4 Episode 1
Jack Shephard: “Where is it?”
Benjamin Linus: “Okay, I probably should have told you that I saw her take the phone, but you beat me up, Jack. I owed you one.”
Jack Shephard: “What are you talking about?”
Benjamin Linus: “Kate took it when she hugged you… She found the right trail too, but you wouldn’t listen to her, so I guess she’s taken matters into her own hands. But look on the bright side – at least somebody around here knows what the hell they’re doing.”

Confirmed Dead” Season 4 Episode 2
Karl: “Keep your mouth shut, Mr. Linus.”
Ben Linus: “Karl. Now if you’re gonna sleep with my daughter, I insist you call me Ben.”

The Shape of Things to Come” Season 4 Episode 9
Alex: [crying] “Dad, they’re serious. They killed Karl and my mother.”
Ben Linus: “Alex, I have this under control. Everythings going to be OK.
Alex: Please, Daddy! Please.”
[Keamy takes back the walkie]
Keamy: “You have 10 seconds Ben.”
Ben Linus: “Ok listen…”
Keamy: “9.”
Ben Linus: “She’s not my daughter…”
Keamy: “8.”
Ben Linus: “I stole her as a baby from an insane woman. She’s a pawn. Nothing more. She means nothing to me.”
[Alex cries]

Ben Linus: “I’m not coming out of this house so if you want to kill her, go ahead and do it…”  [He shoots her in the head]



Cabin Fever” Season 4 Episode 11

John Locke: “I’m sorry those things happened to you, Ben.”
Ben Linus: “Those things had to happen to me. That was my destiny. But you’ll understand soon enough that there are consequences to being chosen. Because destiny, John… is a fickle bitch.” (ABC)

There’s No Place Like Home” Season 4 Episode 13

Ben Linus: “Yes, I heard that you’ve been flying on passenger planes. Hoping that you’d crash. It’s dark, Jack, very dark.”
Jack Shephard: “Why are you here?”
Ben Linus: “I’m here to tell you that the island won’t let you come alone. All of you have to go back.”

John Locke: “You just killed everybody on that boat.”
Ben Linus: “So?”

John Locke: “What is all this stuff for?”
Ben Linus: “Same things that all the Dharma stations are for: silly experiments.”

John Locke: “Was he talking about what I think he was talking about?”
Ben Linus: “If you mean time-traveling bunnies, then yes.”

316” Season 5 Episode 6
Jack Shephard: “How can you read?”
Ben Linus: “My mother taught me. I can read, Jack, because it beats what you’re doing.”
Jack Shephard: “What’s that?”
Ben Linus: “Waiting for something to happen.”
Jack Shephard: “And what  is gonna happen?”
Ben Linus: “You tell me, Jack. You’re the one that got to stay after school with Ms. Hawking.”
Jack Shephard: “And the other people on this plane, what’s gonna happen to them?”
Ben Linus: “Who cares?”

Dead Is Dead” Season 5 Episode 12
Ben Linus: “This gentlemen and I are taking a boat. Does anyone else have a problem with that?”

Follow The Leader” Season 5, Episode 15
Sun Kwon: “Who’s Jacob?”
Ben Linus: “He’s in charge of this island.”
Sun Kwon: “You said John was in charge.”
Ben Linus: “No, I said he was the leader. A title that I have discovered is incredibly temporary. But everyone answers to someone and the leader answers to Jacob.”



The Incident” Season 5, Episode 16
John Locke: “Do you mind if I ask you a question?”
Ben Linus: “I’m a Pisces.”

Ben Linus: “Well I started thinking differently about things when my dead daughter threatened to destroy me if I didn’t do everything you said.”

Ben Linus – “So why him? What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me?”
Jacob – “What about you?”
Ben Linus– “Well…”  [he stabs Jacob in the heart]

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