Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day quotes

61 total quotes (ID: 569)

Dr. Peter Silberman
John Connor
Multiple Characters
Sarah Connor

[Sarah is treating the Terminator's bullet wounds]
John: Does it hurt when you get shot?
Terminator: My body senses injuries. The data would be called "pain".
Sarah: John, help me with the light. [To Terminator]Will these heal up?
Terminator: Yes.
Sarah: Good. If you can't pass for human, you're not much good to us.
John: How long do you live - I mean, last, or whatever?
Terminator: A hundred and twenty years with my existing power cell.
John: Can you learn stuff that you haven't been programmed with? So you can be, you know, more human, and not such a dork all the time?
Terminator: My CPU is a neural-net processor. A learning computer. But Skynet presets the switch to read-only when we're sent out alone.
Sarah: Doesn't want you to do too much thinking, huh?
Terminator: No.
John: Can we reset the switch?

[Terminator is riding John out of the city]
John: Listen, I gotta stop by my house. I wanna pick up some stuff.
Terminator: Negative. The T-1000 will definitely try to acquire you there.
John: You sure?
Terminator: I would!

[About Sarah] She's a complete psycho. That's why she's up at Pescadero. It's a mental institute, OK? She tried to blow up a computer factory, but she got shot and arrested… She's a total loser.

[Explaining how he knows how to steal from the ATM] From my mom. My real mom, I mean.

[On tape] It's like a giant strobe light, burning right through my eyes, but somehow I can still see. Oh, God. Look, you know the dream's the same every night, why do I have to--? The children look like burnt paper, black, not moving. And then, the blast wave hits them and they fly apart like leaves. It's not a dream, you moron. It's real. I know the date it happens! On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty ****ing real to you, too! Anybody not wearing two million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day, get it?! You think you're safe and alive? You're already dead! Everybody! Him, you, you're dead already! This whole place! Everything you see is gone! You're the one living in a ****ing dream, Silberman! Because I know it happens! It happens!!

[Saying goodbye to John and Sarah] I know now why you cry, but it's something I could never do.

[To Sarah] Come with me if you want to live.

[To Sarah] I know how smart you are, and I think you're just telling me what I want to hear. I don't think you really believe what you're telling me today. I think if I put you in minimum security, you'd just try to escape again.

[To the T-1000] Hasta la vista, baby.

[Voiceover] Dyson listened while the Terminator laid it all down. Skynet. Judgment Day, the history of things to come. It's not every day that you find out you're responsible for 3 billion deaths. He took it pretty well.

[Voiceover] The future, always so clear to me, had become like a black highway at night. We were in uncharted territory now, making up history as we went along.

[Voiceover] The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can, too.

[Voiceover] Three billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare, a war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human Resistance. John Connor; my son. The first terminator was programmed to strike at me, in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was sent to strike at John himself, when he was still a child. As before, the Resistance was able to send a lone warrior. A protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first.

[Voiceover] Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The Terminator would never stop, it would never leave him. And it would never hurt him, never shout at him or get drunk and hit him or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there and it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers who came and went over the years, this thing, this machine was the only one who measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.

Are we learning yet?