Outbreak

Outbreak quotes

25 total quotes (ID: 436)



Casey Schuler: I hate this bug.
Sam Daniels: Come on, Casey. You have to love its simplicity. It's one-billionth our size and it's beating us.
Casey Schuler: So, what do you wanna do — take it to dinner?
Sam Daniels: No.
Casey Schuler: What, then?
Sam Daniels: Kill it.


Casey Schuler: I think a state-sanctioned divorce signed by both parties is strong evidence that something is off.

Chief of Staff: Now, as I understand it, you want to firebomb the town of Cedar Creek, California, population 2600, with something called a "fuel-air bomb", the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in our arsenal. The way it works, it explodes, sucks in all available oxygen to the core, vaporizes everything within a mile of ground zero — men, women, children, and one airborne virus. Destruction complete, case closed, crisis over.
[He pulls out a small booklet from his back pocket.]
Chief of Staff: This... Constitution of the United States... I've read it cover to cover. I don't find anything in it about vaporizing 2600 American citizens, but it does sayseveral times — that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process.
Chief of Staff: So, a couple of things before "Cleansweep" is even considered: One, unanimous, unwavering support for the president on this one and I mean public. You're gonna stand there shoulder to shoulder with him - he goes down, you go down. Second, I want an army of experts sighting hundreds of thousands of lab experiments, telling any idiot with a camera, that there was no other way! You got that? Hmm? No person of this government is going to go sneaking off to the Washington post telling how "they were the sold voice of opposition". If there is a voice of opposition out there, I want him in here now!
[Throws a wad of photos on the table.]
Chief of Staff: Those are the citizens of Cedar Creek, go ahead take a look at them - these are not statistics ladies and gentlemen - they're flesh and blood! I want you to burn those images into your memories, because they should haunt you until the day you die!

Col. Sam Daniels: You could have stopped this outbreak before it mutated, but you didn't.
Gen. Billy Ford: We couldn't.
Col. Sam Daniels: We?
Gen. Billy Ford: We.
Col. Sam Daniels: We?
Gen. Billy Ford: We! That's all you need to know.
. . .
Col. Sam Daniels: Robby's infected.
Gen. Billy Ford: Sorry.
Col. Sam Daniels: Is "we" sorry, too?
. . .
Gen. Billy Ford: Who is "we"? "We" includes you, Sam. Unless you resigned from the Army in the last week. You don't just do research and it ends there, Sam. We have to defend ourselves against the other maniacs who are developing biological weapons.

Gen. Billy Ford: Donny... these people are Americans.
Gen. Donald McClintock: 2600 dead or dying Americans. If that bug gets out of there, Billy, 260 million Americans'll be dead or dying. Those people are casualties of war, Billy. I would give 'em all a medal if I could, but they are casualties of war.

Gen. Donald McClintock: Nobody puts me under arrest. Nobody.
[Col. Briggs stops him, drawing his pistol.]
Gen. Donald McClintock: Colonel Briggs. What a wonderful moment this must be for you.
[Briggs grins.]

Gen. Donald McClintock: With all due respect, Col. Daniels, if you do not follow us to Travis Air Force Base, I will blow you out of the sky!
Sam Daniels: General, with all due respect, **** you, sir.

Maj. Salt: You want me to fly you out to sea... drop you onto a freighter? Sir, with all due respect, that is idiotic.
Sam Daniels: Idiotic? Lemme ask you a question. Are we fugitives from the law?
Maj. Salt: Right.
Sam Daniels: Idiocy is our only option.
. . .
Sam Daniels: Just don't get negative on me.
Maj. Salt: Affirmative.
. . .
Sam Daniels: That's it! Thank you, Mrs.— what's her name?
Maj. Salt: Pananides!
Sam Daniels: Thank you, ma'am.

Robby Keough: What happened, Casey?
Casey Schuler: Oh, nothing — I just got a sudden case of the willies. [...] I hate them willies. They ought to call 'em the "Sams", don't you think?

Sam Daniels: I know what I told you, but now I'm telling you, we're facing a new strain.
Billy Ford: What?
Sam Daniels: It spreads like flu.
Billy Ford: Impossible.
Sam Daniels: Fine! Go to the hospital, check it out yourself. Go without a mask, you'll see more clearly.

Sam Daniels: Nobody gets sick within 24 hours, we're in the clear!
Robby Keough: This doesn't sound like you.
Sam Daniels: What?
Robby Keough: Imagining the best-case scenario.
Sam Daniels: Why not? I still think there's hope for us.

Sam Daniels: What have I ever done to make your life miserable, sir?
Gen. Billy Ford: You got up this morning, didn't you?

Sam Daniels: What're you gonna be doing at CDC?
Robby Keough: Working BL-4. Same as you.
Sam Daniels: My job.
Robby Keough: Well, I like to think of it as my job.

Sam Daniels: You know, fear gets a bad rap, Salt. I don't want anybody working with me who isn't scared. Okay?
Maj. Salt: Well then I'm you're man, sir.

Sgt. Meyer: Sir, my pilot's... taking a leak.
Sam Daniels: A leak? No shit!