Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home quotes

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Spock: Admiral, may I ask you a question?
James T. Kirk: Spock, don't call me Admiral. You used to call me Jim. Don't you remember "Jim"? What's your question?
Spock: Your use of language has altered since our arrival. It is currently laced with, shall I say, more colorful metaphors-- "Double dumb-ass on you" and so forth.
James T. Kirk: You mean the profanity?
Spock: Yes.
James T. Kirk: That's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays any attention to you unless you swear every other word. You'll find it in all the literature of the period.
Spock: For example?
James T. Kirk: [thinks] Oh, the complete works of Jacqueline Susan, the novels of Harold Robbins....
Spock: Ah... The giants.


Amanda Grayson: What's the matter Spock
Spock: I do not understand the question, mother.
Amanda Grayson: You're half human Spock; the computer knows that.
Spock: The question is irrelevant.
Amanda Grayson: Spock, the retraining of your mind has been in the Vulcan way, so you may not be aware of your human feelings, but as my son, you have them, they will surface.
Spock: As you wish, since you deem them of value, however, I cannot find my answers here.
Amanda Grayson: Where must you go?
Spock: To earth, to offer testimony.
Amanda Grayson: You do this for friendship?
Spock: I do it because I was there.
Amanda Grayson: Spock, does the good of the many outweigh the good of the one?
Spock: That would be a logical argument.
Amanda Grayson: Then you stand here alive because of a mistake made by your flawed, feeling, human friends. They have sacrificed their futures because they felt that the good of the one, you, was more important.
Spock: Humans make illogical decisions.
Amanda Grayson: (Proudly) They do, indeed.

Montgomery Scott: You planning to take a swim?
Leonard McCoy: Off the deep end, Mr. Scott.
James T. Kirk: We've got to find some humpbacks.
Montgomery Scott: Humpbacked people?
James T. Kirk: Whales, Mr. Scott. Whales. About 45 to 50 feet long. About 40 tons each.

James T. Kirk: Everybody remember where we parked.

Taxi driver: [disgruntled] Why don't you watch where you're going, you dumb-ass!
James T. Kirk: Well, a double dumb-ass on you!

Spock: [to Kirk] What does it mean, "exact change"?

Spock: They like you very much, but they're not the hell your whales.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: I suppose they told you that?
Spock: The hell they did.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Right.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Don't tell me, you're from outer space.
James T. Kirk: No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space.

James T. Kirk: Scotty, beam me up. [This is the actual line uttered. See List of misquotations or Star Trek: The Original Series.]

Sarek: As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgement was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.
Spock: They are my friends.
Sarek: Yes, of course. Do you have a message for your mother?
Spock: Yes. Tell her... I feel fine.

The cast and crew of Star Trek wish to dedicate this film to the men and women of the spaceship Challenger whose courageous spirit shall live to the 23rd century and beyond... [Opening dedication text]

Sarek: Klingon justice is a unique point of view, Mr. President. Genesis was perfectly named-- the creation of life, not death. The Klingons shed the first blood while attempting to possess its secrets.
Klingon Ambassador: Vulcans are well-known as the intellectual puppets of this Federation.
Sarek: Your vessel did destroy U.S.S. Grissom. Your men did kill Kirk's son. Do you deny these events?
Klingon Ambassador: [proudly] We deny nothing. We have the right to preserve our race.
Sarek: You have the right to commit murder?

Pavel Chekov: Cloaking device now available on all flight modes.
James T. Kirk: I'm impressed; that's a lot of work for a short voyage.
Pavel Chekov: We are in enemy wessel, sir. I do not wish to be shot down on the way to our own funeral.
James T. Kirk: Good thinking. Engine room. Report, Mr. Scott.
Montgomery Scott: We're ready, sir. I've converted the dilithium sequencer into something a little less primitive. And, Admiral, I have replaced the Klingon food packs. They were giving me a sour stomach.

Saavik: [to Kirk] Sir... I have not had the opportunity to tell you about your son. David died most bravely. He saved Spock. He saved us all. I thought you should know.

Leonard McCoy: "Angels and ministers of grace, defend us."
Spock: Hamlet, act I, scene IV.