Quotes: Death Wish

Bronson: What do we do next?"
Winner: The best script I've got is Death Wish. It's about a man whose wife and daughter are mugged and he goes out and shoots muggers."
Bronson: I'd like to do that.
Winner The film?
Bronson: No... shoot muggers.
— The alleged discussion between Charles Bronson and Michael Winner while they were thinking about their next project together.

"I don't want to stay in tonight and watch Death Wish 3"
They Might Be Giants, "Anaheim"

Paul Kersey: Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don't defend us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves.
Jack Toby: We're not pioneers anymore, Dad.
Paul Kersey: What are we, Jack?
Jack Toby: What do you mean?
Paul Kersey: I mean, if we're not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they're faced with a condition of fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
Jack Toby: Civilized?
Paul Kersey: No.
— From the first Death Wish movie.