Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan quotes

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


Khan Noonien Singh: That's better. Now, tell me, why are you here? And tell me where I may find James Kirk.

Leonard McCoy: Dear Lord, do you think we're intelligent enough to — suppose — what if this thing were used where life already exists?
Spock: It would destroy such life in favor of its new matrix.
Leonard McCoy: Its new matrix? Do you have any idea what you're saying?
Spock: I was not attempting to evaulate its moral implications, Doctor. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.
Leonard McCoy: Not anymore. Now we can do both at the same time! According to myth, the earth was created in six days. Now watch out! Here comes Genesis. We'll do it for you in six minutes!
Spock: Really, Dr. McCoy. You must learn to govern your passions. They will be your undoing. Logic suggests—
Leonard McCoy: Logic? My God, the man's talking about logic! We're talking about universal Armageddon. You green-blooded, inhuman—

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!

Saavik: By the Book?
James T. Kirk: By the Book. Regulation 46A: "If communications are being monitored during battle..."
Saavik: "... no uncoded messages on an open frequency". (To Spock) You lied.
Spock: I exaggerated.

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!

[Khan quotes from 'Moby Dick']
Khan Noonien Singh: [to Kirk in absentia] No. No, you can't get away. From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee. [last words]

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: 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.

In the 23rd century... [Opening text.]

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: 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.

[Kirk reads from 'A Tale of Two Cities']
James T. Kirk: "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."

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

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