The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow quotes

54 total quotes (ID: 830)

Jack Hall
Jason
Others
Sam
Terry Rapson
Tom


Jack Hall: My seventeen-year-old kid knows more science than him
Tom: Perhaps, but your seventeen-year-old kid does not control our budget. It doesn't matter if he hates you.


Jack Hall: Professor, It's time you got out of there.
Terry Rapson: I'm afraid that time has come and gone, my friend.
Jack Hall: [Pause] What can we do?
Terry Rapson: Save as many as you can.

Jack Hall: What I do know, is that if we do not act soon, it is our children and our grandchildren who will have to pay the price.
Vice President Becker: And who's going to pay the price of the Kyoto accord? It would cost the world's economy hundreds of billions of dollars.
Jack Hall: With all due respect, Mr. Vice President, the cost of doing nothing could be even higher. Our climate is fragile. At the rate we're burning fossil fuels and polluting the environment, the ice caps will soon disappear.
Vice President Becker: Professor, uh, Hall, our economy is every bit as fragile as the environment. Perhaps you should keep that in mind before making sensationalist claims.
Jack Hall: Well, the last chunk of ice that broke off was about the size of the state of Rhode Island. Some people might call that pretty sensational.

Janet: Frank, is he always so obsessive?
[Simultaneously]
Jason: Yes
Frank: Yes
[Pause]
Janet: Does he ever lighten up?
[Simultaneously]
Jason: Not really.
Frank: No

Jason Evans: What do you think is gonna happen to us?
Jack Hall: What do you mean?
Jason Evans: I mean us? Civilization? Everybody?
Jack Hall: Mankind survived the last Ice Age. We're certainly capable of surviving this one. All it depends on is whether or not we're able to learn from our mistakes.

Jason: Jack, we got the results.
Jack Hall: Six to eight months? That can't be.
Janet: That time scale isn't in months -- it's in weeks.

Jeremy: Friedrich Nietzsche? We cannot burn Friedrich Nietzsche! He was the most important thinker of the 19th century!
Elsa: Oh, please! Nietzsche was a chauvinist pig who was in love with his sister.
Jeremy: He was not a chauvinist pig!
Elsa: But he was in love with his sister.
Brian: Uh, excuse me, you guys? Yeah. There's a whole section on tax law down here that we can burn.

Judith: Here it is. Oh, this fireplace probably hasn't been used in about a hundred years.
Sam: [He opens the flue, dodging the snow that falls from the chimney.] Ugh, whoa. Alright. [He starts ripping up books and throwing them in the fireplace]
Judith: What are you doing?
Sam: What did you think we were going to burn?
Judith: You can't burn books!
Jeremy: NO! Absolutely not!
Sam: You wanna freeze to death?

Laura: Everything I've ever cared about, everything I've worked for, has all been preparation for a future that no longer exists. I know you always thought I took the competition too seriously. You were right. It was all for nothing.
Sam: No. No, I just said that to avoid admitting the truth.
Laura: The truth about what?
Sam: About why I joined the team. I joined it because of you.

Laura: Hey, thanks for bringing us here.
J.D.: I couldn't let you leave New York without seeing the Natural History Museum.
Sam: [Under his breath] Of course not. It's the world's finest collection of stuffed animals.

Laura: I've got one. Your favorite vacation?
Sam: Besides this one?

Lucy Hall: Can you take him to the airport in the morning?
Jack Hall: Sam's getting on a plane?
Lucy Hall: He joined the scholastic decathlon team. They're competing in New York.
Jack Hall: Sam joined a team?
Lucy Hall: [Quietly] Yeah, I think there's a girl involved.
[Sam groans.]

President Blake: What exactly are you proposing, professor?
Jack Hall: [He draws a line from the middle of California across the US to the Virginias] Evacuate everyone south of that line.
President Blake: What about the people in the north?
Jack Hall: I'm afraid it's too late for them. If they go outside, the storm will kill them.

Sam: Excuse me, are there any pay-phones on the upper floors?
Judith: No, no, no. Uh, but there are some on the mezzanine.
Sam: Great. [Walks away]
Judith: Oh, but I-I-I think it's all underwater!

Simon: [About his infant son] I just… I just wish I could have seen him grow up, you know?
Terry Rapson: The important thing is that he will grow up
Dennis: [Softly] Amen.