Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan quotes

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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: [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: 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.

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

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.]

Saavik: Sir, may I quote general order 12? "On aproach of any vessel when communications have not been established--"
Spock: Lieutenant, the Admiral is well aware of the regulations.
Saavik: Aye, sir.

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.]

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

Saavik: What happens if Reliant fails to follow us into the nebula?
Spock: I think we can guarantee she'll follow us, Lieutenant. Remind me to explain to you the concept of the human ego. [This line in a deleted scene was restored for the Director's Edition, an extended cut of the film.]

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

[Spock is about to sacrifice himself to save the ship]
Leonard McCoy: Are you out of your Vulcan mind? No human can tolerate the radiation that's in there!
Spock: As you are so fond of observing, Doctor, I am not human.
Leonard McCoy: [grabs Spock] You're not going in there.
Spock: Perhaps you're right. What is Mr. Scott's condition?
Leonard McCoy: Well, I don't think that he— [Spock nerve-pinches McCoy]
Spock: I'm sorry, Doctor. I have no time to discuss this logically. [applies Vulcan mindmeld to McCoy] Remember.

Leonard McCoy: No! You'll flood the whole compartment!
James T. Kirk: He'll die!
Montgomery Scott: Sir! He's dead already.
Leonard McCoy: It's too late.

Leonard McCoy: Go? Where are we going?
James T. Kirk: Where they went.
Leonard McCoy: Suppose they went nowhere?
James T. Kirk: Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all.

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

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