Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan quotes

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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.


[Khan, about to put Ceti Eels in Terrell and Chekov's ears]
Khan Noonien Singh: You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later as they grow follows madness and death.
Chekov: Khan, listen to me...
Khan Noonien Singh: These are pets, of course. Not quite domesticated.

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.

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.]

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

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

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.

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: 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.]

[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.

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

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.

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.

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

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