Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan quotes

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Miscellany


Carol Marcus: There can't be so much as a microbe, or the show's off.


Chekov: You Lie! On Ceti Alpha V there was life ! A fair chance!
Khan Noonien Singh: [shouts] THIS is Ceti Alpha V! [calmer] Ceti Alpha VI exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet, and everything was laid waste.

James T. Kirk: [to Bones] Physician, heal thyself.
Leonard McCoy: Is that all you've got to say? What about my performance?
James T. Kirk: I'm not a drama critic.

James T. Kirk: [to Spock] Aren't you dead?

James T. Kirk: [voiceover] Captain's log, stardate 8141.6. Starship Enterprise departing for Ceti Alpha V to pick up the crew of U.S.S. Reliant. All is well. And yet I can't help wondering about the friend I leave behind. "There are always possibilities," Spock said. And if Genesis is indeed life from death, I must return to this place again.
Leonard McCoy: He's really not dead... as long as we remember him.
James T. Kirk: [paraphrases 'A Tale of Two Cities'] "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. A far better resting place I go to, than I have ever known."
Carol Marcus:: Is that a poem?
James T. Kirk: No. Something Spock was trying to tell me on my birthday.
Leonard McCoy: You okay, Jim? How do you feel?
James T. Kirk: Young. [voice cracking] I feel young.

James T. Kirk: A no-win situation is the possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?
Saavik: No, sir, it has not.
James T. Kirk: How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?
Saavik: As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.
James T. Kirk: Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on.

James T. Kirk: Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor

James T. Kirk: I should be on the bridge.
David Marcus: Can I talk to you for a minute?
James T. Kirk: I poured myself a drink. Would you like it?
David Marcus: Lieutenant Saavik was right. You never have faced death.
James T. Kirk: No, not like this. I haven't faced death. I've cheated death. I've tricked my way out of death... and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.
David Marcus: You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.
James T. Kirk: Just words.
David Marcus: But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them. I was wrong about you... and I'm sorry.
James T. Kirk: Is that what you came here to say?
David Marcus: Mainly. And also that I'm... proud. Very proud to be your son.

James T. Kirk: Khan, you bloodsucker! You're going to have to do your own dirty work now, do you hear me? Do you?!
Khan Noonien Singh: Kirk! Kirk, you're still alive, my old friend.
James T. Kirk: Still! Old! Friend! You've managed to kill just about everybody else, but like a poor marksman you keep missing the target!
Khan Noonien Singh: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral. [Beams up Genesis Device]
Carol Marcus: Oh, no!
David Marcus: They can't take it.
James T. Kirk: Khan. Khan, you've got Genesis. But you don't have me! You're going to kill me, Khan, you're going to have to come down here. You're going to have to come down here.
Khan Noonien Singh: I've done far worse than kill you. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on... hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her. Marooned for all eternity, in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive... buried alive.
James T. Kirk: [shouts] KHHHHAAAAAAAAN! [echoes] KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!

James T. Kirk: Spock!
Spock: Ship... out of danger?
James T. Kirk: Yes.
Spock: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...
James T. Kirk: The needs of the few...
Spock: Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test... until now. What do you think of my solution?
James T. Kirk: Spock...
Spock: I... I have been... and always shall be... your friend. [holds up his hand in the Vulcan salute] Live long... and prosper.

James T. Kirk: Time.
Saavik: Three minutes, thirty seconds.
James T. Kirk: Distance from Reliant
Chekov: Four thousand kilometers.
Sulu: We're not going to make it, are we...
[Kirk looks at David Marcus; David shakes his head.]

James T. Kirk: We are gathered here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. But it should be noted that this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

James T. Kirk: We're alive only because I knew something about these ships that he [Khan] didn't. [This line in a deleted scene was restored for the Director's Edition, an extended cut of the film.]

Khan Noonien Singh: I never forget a face. Mister... Chekov. Isn't it? I never thought to see your face again.

Khan Noonien Singh: I'll chase him 'round the Outer Nebula and 'round Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give him up!