A – Z Sci-Fi and Fantasy Quotes
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
[after HAL has killed the rest of the crew]
HAL: Look, Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
Dave Bowman: HAL, I won’t argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
HAL: I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.
[referring to Ash]
Ripley: I don’t trust him.
Dallas: Well, I don’t trust anybody.
Ripley: You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.
Hudson: Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?
Vasquez: No. Have you?
Ripley: Get away from her, you bitch!
Frost: Man, I’m telling you, I got a bad feeling about this drop.
Crowe: You always say that, Frost. You always say, “I got a bad feeling about this drop.”
Frost: Okay, okay. When we get back without you, I’ll call your folks.
Vasquez: Look, man. I only need to know one thing; where they are.
Drake: Go, Vasquez. Kick ass.
Vasquez: Anytime, anywhere, man!
Hudson: Right, right. Somebody said “alien” she thought they said “illegal alien” and signed up!
Vasquez: Fuck you, man!
Hudson: Anytime, anywhere.
Alien: Covenant (2017)
David: I was with our illustrious creator, Mr. Weyland, when he died.
Walter: What was he like?
David: He was human. Entirely unworthy of his creation.
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Lomax: What did it want?
Lena: I don’t think it wanted anything.
Lomax: But it attacked you.
Lena: It mirrored me. I attacked it. I’m not sure it even knew I was there.
Lomax: It came here for a reason. It was mutating our environment, it was destroying everything.
Lena: It wasn’t destroying. It was changing everything. It was making something new.
Lomax: Making what?
Lena: I don’t know.
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Dr. Louise Banks: [voice over] Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it, and I welcome every moment of it.
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Jake Sully: [voice over] Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.
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Back to the Future (1985)
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?
Dr. Emmett Brown: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour you’re going to see some serious shit.
Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Precisely.
Marty McFly: Woh. This is heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?
Marty McFly: Why do you keep calling me Calvin?
Lorraine Baines: Well, that is your name, isn’t it? Calvin Klein? It’s written all over your underwear.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Great Scott!
Marty McFly: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.
Blade Runner (1982)
Batty: Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.
Batty: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Gaff: You’ve done a man’s job, sir. I guess you’re through, huh?
[Gaff throws Deckard his gun; referring to Rachael]
Gaff: It’s too bad she won’t live! But then again, who does?
Rachael: I’m not in the business. I am the business.
Ellie Arroway: Mathematics is the only true universal language.
Alien: [to Ellie] You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.
Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there’s people on other planets?
Ted Arroway: I don’t know, Sparks. But I guess I’d say if it is just us, seems like an awful waste of space.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?
Frank: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
Dr. Lilian Thurman: Donnie, what did Roberta Sparrow say to you?
Donnie: She said that every living creature on Earth dies alone.
Frank: 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds. That is when the world will end.
Gretchen: “Donnie Darko.” What the hell kind of name is that? It’s like some sort of superhero or something.
Donnie: What makes you think I’m not?
Donnie: [in a letter] I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Master Sergeant Farell: Remember, there’s no courage without fear.
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T.: E.T. phone home.
E.T.: Be good.
[while looking down at E.T.’s plastic-covered corpse]
Elliot: I’ll believe in you all my life, everyday. E.T, I love you.
Ex Machina (2015)
Ava: Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?
Nathan: One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction.
Nathan: It’s funny. You know, no matter how rich you get, shit goes wrong. You can’t insulate yourself from it. I used to think it was death and taxes you couldn’t avoid, but it’s actually death and shit.
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Major: We cling to memories as if they define us. But what we do defines us.
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Matt Kowalski: If you decide to go, then you got to just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You got to plant both your feet on the ground and start living life.
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Rocket: What are you, some Saint all of a sudden? What has the galaxy ever done for you? Why would you want to save it?
Peter Quill: Because I’m one of the idiots who lives in it!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot: I am Groot.
Yondu: What’s that?
Rocket: He says, “Welcome to the fricking Guardians of the Galaxy!” Only he didn’t use fricking.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Dumbledore: It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Sirius Black: The ones that love us never really leave us. And you can always find them in here.
[puts his hand to Harry’s heart]
Dumbledore: A child’s voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who’ve forgotten how to listen.
Dumbledore: You know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Dumbledore: Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Dumbledore: Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Sirius Black: If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Remus Lupin: Fear makes people do terrible things.
Sirius Black: We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
Harry Potter: The more you care the more you have to lose.
Luna Lovegood: The things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Dumbledore: You must be wondering why I brought you here.
Harry Potter: Actually, sir, after all these years I just sort of go with it.
Arthur Weasley: Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.
Harry Potter: Did you know, sir? Then?
Dumbledore: Did I know that I just met the most dangerous dark wizard of all time? No.
Remus Lupin: You’re blinded by hatred.
Harry Potter: No, I’m not!
Remus Lupin: Yes, you are!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Pius Thicknesse: You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.
[after Ron returns]
Harry Potter: You’re not still mad at him, are you?
Hermione Granger: I’m always mad at him.
[referring to Hermione]
Ron Weasley: How long do you think she’ll stay mad at me?
Harry Potter: Just keep talking about that little ball of light touching your heart, and she’ll come around.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Dumbledore: Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, all those who live without love.
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The Hunger Games (2012)
President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Haymitch Abernathy: Remember who the real enemy is.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
President Snow: Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Gandalf: All good stories deserve embellishment.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Smaug: Did you think I did not know this day would come? That a pack of canting dwarves would come crawling back to the mountain.
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Thorin: If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.
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Dom Cobb: They say we only use a fraction of our brain’s true potential. Now, that’s when we’re awake. When we’re asleep, our mind can build almost anything.
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Cooper: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.
John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.
Dr. Alan Grant: The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up.
Jurassic World (2015)
Claire: Corporate felt genetic modification would up the ‘wow’ factor.
Owen: They’re dinosaurs. ‘Wow’ enough.
Owen: What happened to the sibling?
Claire: She ate it.
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Captain James Conrad: I guess no man comes home from war, not really.
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Abe: All this time travel shit, just fries your brain like an egg.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
Gimli: What is happening out there?
Legolas: Should I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?
Gollum: We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Sam: Then let us be rid of it, once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you!
Gimli: Never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an Elf.
Legolas: What about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: Aye. I could do that.
Gimli: Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?
Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it.
Galadriel: The power of the Three Rings is ended. The time has come for the dominion of Men.
Mad Max (1979)
Nightrider: I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!
Fifi: They say people don’t believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we’re going to give them back their heroes!
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Pappagallo: Do you think you’re the only one that’s suffered? We’ve all been through it in here. But we haven’t given up. We’re still human beings, with dignity.
The Gyro Captain: They’ve got you wrong. You’re not a coward. Stupid, maybe. But not a coward.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Pigkiller: Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Aunty Entity: Do you know who I was? Nobody. Except on the day after, I was still alive. This nobody had a chance to be somebody.
Master: Who you?
Max: Me Max.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Nux: Oh, what a day! What a lovely day!
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The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus: Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Agent Smith: There is no escaping reason, no denying purpose. Because as we both know, without purpose, we would not exist.
Merovingian: Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Oracle: Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Agent Smith: You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
Neo: Because I choose to.
Minority Report (2002)
Dr. Iris Hineman: Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.
Sam Bell: You look like a radioactive tampon, like a banana with a yeast infection.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Old Nemo: I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid I haven’t been alive enough.
Old Nemo: Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else, and it would have just as much meaning.
Nemo Adult: I don’t dare to move, I don’t live, whatever I do is a disaster.
Nemo age 9: You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.
Old Nemo: Before he was unable to make a choice because he didn’t know what would happen. Now that he knows what will happen, he is unable to make a choice.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Dr. Newton Geiszler: Fortune favors the brain, dude.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Jack Sparrow: Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly stupid.
Will Turner: This is either madness or brilliance.
Jack Sparrow: It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.
Jack Sparrow: You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?
Will Turner: I make a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Elizabeth Swann: There will come a time when you have a chance to do the right thing.
Jack Sparrow: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.
Jack Sparrow: My tremendous intuitive sense of the female creature informs me that you are troubled.
Jack Sparrow: Close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream. That’s how I get by.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Angelica: Wait! I am with child! Yours!
Jack Sparrow: I don’t recall that we ever had…
Angelica: You were drunk!
Jack Sparrow: I’ve actually never been that drunk.
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[after the Predator pulls off his mask]
Dutch: You’re one ugly motherfucker!
Dutch: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Dutch: Get to the Chopper!
Dutch: What the hell are you?
The Predator: What the hell are you?
Billy: I’m scared Poncho.
Poncho: Bullshit. You ain’t afraid of no man.
Billy: There’s something out there waiting for us, and it ain’t no man. We’re all going to die.
Ready Player One (2018)
Wade: [voice over] A hidden key, a leap not taken. Retrace your steps, escape your past and the key will be yours at last.
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RoboCop: Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!
Rogue One (2016)
K-2SO: I’ve got a bad feeling about…
Cassian Andor: K!
Jyn Erso: Quiet!
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Kaylee: Going on a year now I ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries!
Mal: Oh, God! I can’t know that!
Jayne: I could stand to hear a little more.
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Curtis: You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.
Mason: Order is the barrier that holds back the flood of death. We must all of us on this train of life remain in our allotted station. We must each of us occupy our preordained particular position. Would you wear a shoe on your head? Of course you wouldn’t wear a shoe on your head. A shoe doesn’t belong on your head. A shoe belongs on your foot. A hat belongs on your head. I am a hat. You are a shoe. I belong on the head. You belong on the foot.
Mason: I belong to the front. You belong to the tail. When the foot seeks the place of the head, the sacred line is crossed. Know your place. Keep your place. Be a shoe.
Mason: My friend, you suffer from the misplaced optimism of the doomed.
Star Trek (2009)
Spock Prime: I am Spock.
James T. Kirk: Bullshit.
Spock: If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
[referring to Spock]
James T. Kirk: Who was that pointy-eared bastard?
Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy: I don’t know, but I like him.
Scotty: I like this ship! You know, it’s exciting!
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Spock: Fear of death is illogical.
Bones: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Kirk: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Spock: An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
Kirk: Still, it’s a hell of quote.
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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Luke Skywalker: I have a very bad feeling about this.
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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Luke: Alright, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Luke Skywalker: The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And my sister has it. Yes, it’s you, Leia.
Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I’ve always known.
[referring to Luke]
Han Solo: A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I’m out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!
Luke Skywalker: You told me that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered my father.
Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi: Your father was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and became the Sith Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.
Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi: Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
Luke Skywalker: Search your feelings, Father, you can’t do this. I feel the conflict within you. Let go of your hate.
Darth Vader: It is too late for me, son. The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your master now.
Luke Skywalker: Then my father is truly dead.
Anakin Skywalker: Go, my son. Leave me.
Luke Skywalker: No. You’re coming with me. I’ll not leave you here, I’ve got to save you.
Anakin Skywalker: You already have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister you were right.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
[when they enter the Millennium Falcon]
Han Solo: Chewie, we’re home.
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The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator: I’ll be back.
Kyle Reese: [to Sarah] Come with me if you want to live.
The Terminator: Fuck you, asshole.
Kyle Reese: Pain can be controlled, you just disconnect it.
[to the Terminator]
Sarah Connor: You’re terminated, fucker.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
The Terminator: [to Sarah] Come with me if you want to live.
The Terminator: I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.
Cigar Biker: You forgot to say please.
The Thing (1982)
MacReady: Somebody in this camp ain’t what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Jeffrey Goines: There’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s only popular opinion.
Jeffrey Goines: You know what crazy is? Crazy is majority rules.
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