The Abyss

The Abyss quotes

43 total quotes (ID: 16)

Alan "Hippy" Carnes
Catfish De Vries
Lindsey Brigman
Lt. Coffey
Multiple Characters
Virgil "Bud" Brigman

[Bud has retrieved his wedding band from a chemical toilet.]
Finler: Bud, you know your hand is blue?
Bud: Finler, why don't you just shut up [and] put your gear on?

[The crew hears they'll get three times diver's pay to check out the nuclear sub.]
Catfish: Hell, for triple time, I'd eat up Beany!
Jammer Willis: Set me on fire and put me out with horse piss.

Hippy: What is all this stuff?
Monk: Fluid breathing system. We just got them. You use it when you go really deep.
Hippy: How deep?
Monk: Deep.
Hippy: How deep?
Monk: It's classified.

Hippy: So these guys are SEALs, huh?
Catfish: Eh, those guys ain't so tough. I fought guys plenty tougher'n them.
Hippy: So, is this where you tell us how you "coulda been a contender"?

Hippy: You know, we got Russian subs creepin' around here; somethin' goes wrong they can say whatever they want happened.
Bud: Relax, will ya? You're makin' the women nervous.
Lindsey: Cute, Virgil.

Bud: Hippy, you think everything's a conspiracy.
Hippy: Everything is.

Lindsey: There is something down there. Something not us.
Catfish: You could be more... specific.
Bud: Something that zigs—
Lindsey: Not us! Not human. Get it? Something non-human, but intelligent. [long pause] A non-terrestrial intelligence.
Hippy: A non-terrestrial intelligence! NTIs. Oh man, that's better than UFOs! Oh, but that works too, huh? "Underwater Flying Objects".

Lindsey: You know, you got some huevos bringin' that thing into my rig! With all that's going on up in the world, you bring a nuclear weapon IN HERE?!
Coffey: Mrs. Brigman...
Lindsey: Does this strike anyone as particularly psychotic, or is it just me?
Coffey: Mrs. Brigman, you don't need to know the details of our operation. It's better if you don't.
Lindsey: You're right! I don't need to know! What I need to know is that thing is off this rig! Do you hear me, Roger Ramjet?!

Lisa "One Night" Standing: This tells us how much radiation we're getting?
Hippy: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I ain't going near no radiation. No way.
Catfish: Aw, Hippy, you pussy.
Hippy: Well what good's the money [if] six months later your dick drops off?

Bud: Linds, I want you to stay away from that guy. I mean it.
Hippy: The guy is gone. Did you see his hands?
Lindsey: What? He's got the shakes?
Bud: Look, he's operating on his own. He's cut off from his chain of command, he's showing signs of pressure-induced psychosis and he's got a nuclear weapon. So as a personal favor to me, will you try to put your tongue in neutral for a while?

[Bud is being put into the fluid-breathing suit.]
Bud: So, I can hear you, but I can't talk, right?
Ensign Monk: The fluid prevents the larynx from making sound. It'll feel a little strange.
Bud: Yeah, no shit.

Lindsey: Bud, how much oxygen you've left?
Bud: [typing] About 5 minutes.
Lindsey: Bud, if you drop all your ballast you can still make it...
Bud: [typing] Gonna stay for a while... I knew this was a one-way trip.

Lindsey: Hi, Brigman.
Bud: Hi, Mrs. Brigman.