The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow quotes

54 total quotes (ID: 830)

Jack Hall
Jason
Others
Sam
Terry Rapson
Tom


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.


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.

Elsa: What have you got there?
Jeremy: A Gutenberg Bible. It was in the rare books room.
Elsa: You think God's gonna save you?
Jeremy: No, I don't believe in God.
Elsa: You're holding onto that bible pretty tight.
Jeremy: I'm protecting it. [Glares at Sam] This Bible is the first book ever printed. It represents the dawn of the Age of Reason. As far as I'm concerned, the written word is mankind's greatest achievement. You can laugh. But if Western civilization is finished, I'm gonna save at least one little piece of it.

Jack Hall: [On Sam failing calculus] I'm not angry. I'm disappointed.
Sam: Do you wanna hear my side of it?
Jack Hall: Sam, how can there be two sides?
Sam: Hey, look, I got every question right on the final and the only reason why Mr. Spengler failed me was because I didn't write out the solutions.
Jack: Why not?
Sam: I do them in my head.
Jack Hall: Did you tell him that?
Sam: I did. He didn't believe me. He said that if he can't do them in his head then I must be cheating.
Jack Hall: Well, that's ridiculous! How can he fail you for being smarter than he is?
Sam: That's what I said.
Jack Hall: You did? [Smirks] How'd he take it?
Sam: He flunked me, remember?

Reporter: And now, in a dramatic reversal of illegal immigration, thousands of people are now crossing the Rio Grande into Mexico. The scene that's unfolding here behind me is one of desperation and frustration. People have abandoned their cars, grabbed their belongings, and they are wading across the river illegally into Mexico.

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.

Luther: Just another typical day in New York City. Traffic jam ten blocks long! Lookie here, Buddha. These people, and their cars, and their exhaust, and they're just polluting the atmosphere!

Booker: The Canadians are reporting tremendous circulation moving down from the Arctic. In Siberia, there's a low pressure system unlike anything we've ever seen, and Australia just saw the strongest typhoon ever recorded

Parker: Have you ever seen the air so clear?

FOX Anchorwoman: [As tornadoes are devastating Los Angeles] Bart, what can you see, is anyone hurt?
Bart: [In helicopter] I wouldn't be surprised, there is so much damage down there; and there are people down there, taking pictures!

Helicopter Pilot: [Trying to restart plummeting helicopter] Come on, you bastard! Come on!

NY Businessman: [Sarcastically] Oh, God, I love busses. This is just so much fun. This is going to be… the bomb.

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.

J.D.: We're not going to last very long on M&M's and potato chips.
Luther: How 'bout the garbage can? [Judith looks at him, shocked] There's always something to eat in the garbage.

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.