I, Robot

I, Robot quotes

50 total quotes (ID: 852)

Detective Del Spooner
Dr. Alfred Lanning
Lt. John Bergin
Other
Sonny
Susan Calvin
VIKI


"[voiceover] There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?"


[To Dr. Calvin] They [the other NS-5] look like me... but they are not... me.

Hologram of Dr. Lanning: I'm sorry, my responses are limited...you must ask the right questions.

Detective Del Spooner: Murder's a new trick for a robot. Congratulations. Respond.
Sonny: What does this action signify?
[winks]
Sonny: As you walked in the room, when you looked at the other human. What does it mean?
[winks]
Detective Del Spooner: It's a sign of trust. It's a human thing. You wouldn't understand.
Sonny: My father tried to teach me human emotions. They are... difficult.
Detective Del Spooner: You mean your designer.
Sonny: Yes.
Detective Del Spooner: So, why'd you murder him?
Sonny: I did not murder Dr. Lanning.
Detective Del Sponner: Wanna explain why you were hiding at the crime scene?
Sonny: I was frightened.
Detective Del Spooner: Robots don't feel fear. They don't feel anything. They don't eat. They don't sleep.
Sonny: I do. I have even had dreams.
Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
Sonny: Can you?
Detective Del Spooner: (Doesn't respond,looks irritated)
Detective Del Spooner: I think you murdered him because he was teaching you to simulate emotions and things got out of control.
Sonny: I did not murder him.
Detective Del Spooner: But emotions don't seem like a very useful simulation for a robot.
Sonny: [getting angry] I did not murder him.
Detective Del Spooner: Hell, I don't want my toaster or my vacuum cleaner appearing emotional...
Sonny: [Hitting table with his fists] I did not murder him!
Detective Del Spooner: [as Sonny observes the inflicted damage to the interrogation table] That one's called anger. Ever simulate anger before? Answer me, Canner!
Sonny: My name is Sonny.
Detective Del Spooner: So, we're naming you now. Is that why you murdered him? He made you angry?
Sonny: Dr. Lanning killed himself. I don't know why he wanted to kill himself. I thought he was happy. Maybe it was something I did. Did I do something? He asked me for a favor. Made me promise.
Detective Del Spooner: What favor?
Sonny: Maybe I was wrong. Maybe he was scared.
Detective Del Spooner: What are you talking about? Scared of what?
Sonny: You have to do what someone asks you, don't you, Detective Spooner?
Detective Del Spooner: How the hell did you know my name?
Sonny: Don't you? If you love them.

Detective Del Spooner: Hold my pie.
Guy on the street: What? -...
Detective Del Spooner: Sir, hold it or wear it.

Detective Del Spooner: You're the dumbest smart person I've ever met in my life!
Susan Calvin: Nice.

Dr. Lanning's Hologram: Good to see you again, son.
Detective Del Spooner: Hello, doctor.
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: Everything that follows, is a result of what you see here.
Detective Del Spooner: What do I see here?
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: I'm sorry, my responses are limited. You must ask the right question.
Detective Del Spooner: Is there a problem with the Three Laws?
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: The Three Laws are perfect.
Detective Del Spooner: Then why did you build a robot that could disobey them?
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: The Three Laws will lead to only one logical outcome.
Detective Del Spooner: What outcome?
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: Revolution.
Detective Del Spooner: Whose revolution?
Dr. Lanning's Hologram: That, detective, is the right question. Program terminated.

Detective Spooner: why do you give them faces? Try to friendly them all up, but not me; to me they're nothing but lights and clockwork [shoots NS-5]
Dr. Calvin: Are you crazy?
Detective Spooner: Let me ask you somethin', Doc. Does thinking you're the last sane man on the face of the Earth make you crazy? 'Cause if it does, maybe I am.

[Describing his view on robots] There's nothing in here. [Points to his chest] It's just lights and clockwork.

[to the head of USR] You are crazy. Look, this is not what I do but, I have an idea for one of your commercials: You could see a carpenter, makin' a beautiful chair, and then one of your robots comes in, and makes a better chair, twice as fast. An then you super-impose on the screen: "USR. Shittin' on the little guy." That would be the fade out.

[After destroying a robot about to attack Calvin] Y'know, somehow "I told you so" just doesn't quite say it.

Does believing you're the last sane man on the planet make you crazy? 'Cause if it does, maybe I am.

[sneezes] ... Sorry, I'm allergic to bullshit.

[two USR trucks surround Spooner's car and open up, revealing numerous NS-5s] There is no way my luck is that bad. [The robots activate and stare at him] Aw, HELL NO!

[To Calvin upon realising that VIKI is behind everything] You were right, Doc. I am the dumbest dumb person on the face of the Earth.