Quint: I know a taxidermy man back home. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him!
Brody: "Slow ahead." I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.
Quint: The thing about a shark, it's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When it comes at you it doesn't seem to be livin'... until he bites you, and those black eyes roll over white.
Brody: [with gun aimed at shark] Smile you son of a bitch!
[last lines] Brody: I used to hate the water. Hooper: I can't imagine why.
Larry Vaughn: We have caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers.
Hooper: I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch.
Mayor Vaughan: Fellows, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish... And I'm not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock!
Quint: [singing] Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies / Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. / For we received orders for to sail back to Boston / And soon never more will we see you again.
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
Quint: You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water, our shark!
Brody: I can do anything, I'm the chief of police.
Hooper: This was no boat accident!
Quint: You've got city boy hands, Hooper. You been countin' money all your life. Hooper: I don't need this working-class-hero crap.
[Brody has just gotten his first look at the shark.] Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Brody: It's only an island if you look at it from the water.
Ellen Brody: [upon meeting Matt Hooper] My husband tells me you're in sharks.
Mayor Vaughan: I don't think either of you are familiar with our problems. Hooper: I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you on the ass! --
Hooper: Mr. Vaughan, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.
Quint: Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women.
Quint: Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her viginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.