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Superman Returns

Superman Returns quotes

57 total quotes

Clark Kent
Jimmy Olsen
Lex Luthor
Lois Lane
Perry White

View Quote Kitty Kowalski: [slaps Lex] I was going to pretend the brakes were out! Pretend! Like we talked about! You didn't actually have to do that to them!
Lex Luthor: Of course I did. A man can always tell when a woman is pretending, especially Superman.
View Quote Lex Luthor: And what is your name?
Jason White: I'm not supposed to talk to strangers.
Lex Luthor: Cute kid, and smart.
Lois Lane: Thanks.
Lex Luthor: But we're not really strangers, are we? This is kind of a little reunion, isn't it? Heck, I'm a fan! I love your writing... and your dress.
Lois Lane: I love your boat. How'd you get it? Swindle some old widow out of her money?
Lex Luthor: [laughs] Hey, didn't you win the Pulitzer Prize for my favorite article of all time "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman?"
Lois Lane: Didn't you have a few more years to go on that double life sentence?
Lex Luthor: Yes, well, we can thank the Man of Steel of that; I mean, he's really good at swooping in and catching the bad guys, but he's not so hot at the little things like Miranda Rights, due processing... making your court date.
View Quote Lex Luthor: See anything familiar?
Superman: I see an old man's sick joke.
Lex Luthor: Really? Because I see my new apartment. And a place for Kitty. One for my friends. And the place over there, I'll rent out. But, you know, maybe you're right. You know, maybe it- it is a little cold. It's, uh... uh, What's the word I'm searching for? It's a little... alien. It lacks that human touch.
View Quote Lex Luthor: What do you know about crystals?
Lois Lane: They make great chandeliers.
Lex Luthor: This crystal may seem unremarkable, but so is the seed of a redwood tree. It's how our mutual friend in tights made his arctic getaway spot. Cute, but a little small for my tastes.
Lois Lane: You're building an island?
Lex Luthor: You're not seeing the big picture here, Miss Lane. Let me enlarge it for you. [brings down another map] Not just an island. An entirely new continent. An extinct world, reborn, on our own.
Lois Lane: Why?
Lex Luthor: [confused] Land, Miss Lane. I mean- Kitty, what did my father used to say to me?
Kitty Kowalski: You're losing your hair?
Lex Luthor: No, before that.
Kitty Kowalski: Get out?
Lex Luthor: He said, "You can print money, manufacture diamonds and people are a dime a dozen, but people will always need land." It's the one thing we aren't making anymore.
Lois Lane: But the United States...
Lex Luthor: [brings down another map] Will be underwater. It's simple physics, Miss Lane. Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
Lois Lane: And the rest of the world will just let you keep it? They'll...
Lex Luthor: They'll... what? I'll have advanced alien technology. Thousands of years beyond what anyone can throw at me. Bring it on!
Lois Lane: But millions of people will die.
Lex Luthor: Billions! Once again the press underestimates me. Come on, let me hear you say it, just once, come on.
Lois Lane: You're insane!
Lex Luthor: No! [laughing] Not that, no, the other thing. I know it's just dangling off the tip of your tongue, let me hear it just once, please?
Lois Lane: Superman will never-
Lex Luthor: WROOOONNG!!!
[Lex shows Lois a piece of Kryptonite]
Lois Lane: What is that?
Lex Luthor: I think you know exactly what this is. Mind over muscle, Miss Lane. Mind over... [noticing Jason's looking at the Kryptonite] Who is that boy's father?
Lois Lane: [swallowing] Richard.
[Luthor is about to speak when his henchman calls through the radio]
Thug: Mr. Luthor, we're reaching the coordinates.
Lex Luthor: [looking at Lois] Are you sure?
Thug: [through the radio] Yes, sir.
View Quote Lex Luthor: [The crystal] It's like a seed, and all it needs is water.
Kitty Kowalski: Like... uhh... sea monkeys?
Lex Luthor: [sighs] Exactly, Kitty. Like sea monkeys.
View Quote Lois Lane: But there are dozens of other stories out there!
Perry White: Yeah? Name one.
Lois Lane: Well, there was a museum robbery last night. Even Superman missed that one. [Taps photo of Superman with Kitty in his arms.] He was too busy saving this hooker.
View Quote Lois Lane: Can I ask you something? Have you ever met someone and it's almost like you're from totally different worlds, but you share such a strong connection that you knew you were destined to be with each other, and then he just takes off, without explaining why or without even saying goodbye? [turns around] Sounds cheezy, I know. Taxi!
Clark Kent: Well, maybe it was hard to say goodbye because he had to go and... he wanted to say goodbye but... maybe it was too difficult for him.
Lois Lane: Difficult? How is it difficult? What's wrong with goodbye?
Clark Kent: Who are we talking about again?
View Quote Lois Lane: Clark said the reason you left without saying goodbye was because it was too unbearable for you. Personally, I think that's a load of crap.
Superman: Clark?
Lois Lane: Just a guy I work with.
Superman: Maybe Clark's right.
Lois Lane: You know my... [hesitates] Richard. He's a pilot. He takes me up all the time.
Superman: Not like this.
View Quote Lois Lane: Eh.
Perry White: Eh? These are iconic, and they were taken by a 12 year-old with a camera phone. What've you got, Olsen?
[Jimmy shows White a grainy photograph of a pair of buildings.]
Jimmy Olsen: ...I got those...
[In response to Perry's look, Jimmy points at a small dot, everyone gathers around.]
Jimmy Olsen: Look, in the sky, Chief.
Lois Lane: It's a bird.
Perry White: It's a plane.
Jimmy Olsen: No, look, it's...
Clark Kent: [Knocking and entering] Uh, you wanted to see me?
View Quote Lois Lane: How did you get here?
Richard White: I flew.
View Quote Lois Lane: Let's start with the big question. Where did you go?
Superman: To Krypton.
Lois Lane: But you told me it was destroyed ages ago.
Superman: It was. But when astronomers thought they found it... I had to see for myself.
Lois Lane: Well, you're back. And everyone seems to be pretty happy about it.
Superman: Not everyone. I read the article, Lois.
Lois Lane: Yeah, so did a lot of people. Tomorrow night, they're giving me the Pulitzer-
Superman: Why did you write it?
Lois Lane: How could you leave us like that? I moved on. So did the rest of us. That's why I wrote it. The world doesn't need a savior and neither do I.
View Quote Richard White: So with the Super-Hearing does he hear each sound by itself or everything all at once?
Lois Lane: Both.
Richard White: He's certainly a lot taller than I thought.
Lois Lane: 6'4".
Richard White: I love that he can see through anything. I'd have fun with that.
Lois Lane: Anything but lead.
Richard White: I bet he's-
Lois Lane: 225 pounds, faster than a speeding bullet, draws his powers from the sun, invulnerable to anything but Kryptonite, and he never lies.
Richard White: Kryptonite?
Lois Lane: Radioactive pieces of his homeworld. It's deadly. To him.
View Quote Richard White: So, I've noticed you've been acting a little different lately.
Lois Lane: Have I?
Richard White: You know, Lois... that article that you wrote-
Lois Lane: "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman"?
Richard White: No, no, no. No, the other one from years ago, before we met?
Lois Lane: Well, which article? I wrote dozens about him. I was practically his press agent.
Richard White: "I Spent the Night with Superman".
Lois Lane: Richard. Come on. It was the title of an interview. Plus, it was your Uncle Perry's idea.
Richard White: No, I know. It's okay.
Lois Lane: Richard... it was a long time ago.
Richard White: Were you in love with him?
Lois Lane: He was Superman. Everyone was in love with him.
Richard White: But were you?
Lois Lane: [long pause] No.
View Quote Richard White: We're having beef, honey. You want the tofu wrap or the veggie wrap? [notices Lois' disheveled look and silence] You okay?
Lois Lane: Uh-huh!
Richard White: Where've you been?
Lois Lane: [awkward pause] I was...up on the roof! Getting some air.
Richard White: Tell the truth now. [looks around at Clark and Jimmy. Jimmy awkwardly stuffs his face] Were you smoking?
Lois Lane: ....No.
View Quote [Lex Luthor and Kitty are stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. Lex angrily throws a coconut into the ocean.]
Kitty Kowalski: Lex, we only had six of those!
Lex Luthor: Six? I would trade three hundred THOUSAND coconuts and every ounce of your blood, FOR A QUART OF GASOLINE! [points at their useless helicopter]
Kitty Kowalski: But what would we have to eat?
[Lex looks hungrily at Kitty's dog]