10 Funny Quotes From ‘Top Gun’

Deciding on 10 funny quotes from "Top Gun" isn't easy because "Top Gun" is chock full of hilarious quotes. “Top Gun'” is one of the iconic films of the '80s. With its mix of action, romance, humor, competition, and pure testosterone, it's a movie that still resonates with viewers today.

  1. Charlie (Charlotte): Are you a good pilot? Maverick: I can hold my own. Charlie: Great, then I won't have to worry about you making your living as a singer. This is a great "Top Gun" movie quote because it puts the cocky Maverick in his place. Maverick had just finished serenading Charlie, whom he had never met before, with "You've Got That Loving Feeling" right after she entered a bar. You have to admire the audacity of that move, and many women probably would have been won over by Maverick's devil-may-care attitude, but Charlie cooly scorches just as he thinks that he's impressing her.

  2.  The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room. The "Top Gun" pilots are looking at the plaque with previous "Top Gun" winners after Maverick has arrogantly told the commander that he plans to be on the plaque. This is Iceman's put-down response.

  3.  And, if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog sh** out of Hong Kong! These are Stinger's parting words after telling Maverick that he is going to the "Top Gun" school. For some reason, the fact that the dog sh** will be rubber really makes this a funny "Top Gun" quote.

  4.  Maverick: Goose, even you could get laid in a place like this. Goose: Hell, I'd be happy to just find a girl that would talk dirty to me. Maverick is commenting on the number of women in the bar at the "Top Gun" school. Instead of defending himself from the implied insult, Goose defuses the cheap shot with a self-deprecating response.

  5.  Come on Mav, do some of that pilot sh**. Goose is really mocking Maverick and his arrogance with this funny quote. Many "Top Gun" aficionados cite this quote as one of their favorites.

  6.  It's classified. I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. This is Maverick's response to Charlie when she questions him about a MiG. This quote is one of  the most enduring and often-used lines from the movie.

  7. Son, your ego is writing checks that your body can't cash.  This quote, in modified form, is still in use today.

  8. That was some of the best flying I've seen to date- right up to the part where you got killed. This quote begins with high praise that is snatched away by the ending comment about the disastrous results.

  9.  Charlie: How long have you two been doing this act? Maverick: Since uh… Charlie: Puberty? Charlie cuts Maverick apart with this quote. "Top Gun" is a movie about a bunch of macho characters, but Charlie implies with this quote that Maverick and his pickup tactics are juvenile.

  10. Slider: Who's butt did you kiss to get in here anyway? Goose: The list is long, but distinguished. Slider: Yeah, well so is my Johnson. Slider insults Goose with the initial portion of the quote, but Goose fends off the remark with a response that disparages himself and shows Slider that he can't get under Goose's skin. But Slider come back in true "Top Gun" fashion with a quote that one-ups Goose again. Goose's remark is funny, but Slider's is even funnier.

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