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2010 The Quotes

Dimitri Moisevitch: This is a good game, it's called "The Truth."

Walter Curnow: I feel so stupid! How do you say stupid?
Maxiam Brailovsky: Turac.
Walter Curnow: It's working. I'm okay.
Maxiam Brailovsky: Ten more seconds.
Walter Curnow: Ten more. Turac... that's me.
Maxiam Brailovsky: You shouldn't feel like that. The same thing happened to me the first time I did this.
Walter Curnow: When have you done this before?
Maxiam Brailovsky: Never.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: How long will it take you to program HAL for the launch?
Dr. Chandra: I don't know. It's not as simple as that. I have spent the past several weeks programming HAL for the eight thousand day orbit back to Earth and now those programs will have to be dumped.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: How long will it take?
Dr. Chandra: You know how sensitive he is to mission objectives, and now you are telling me to program him for the destruction of the Discovery as well as his own destruction. Has anybody considered his reaction?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Are you saying that he might disobey orders like he did the last time?
Dr. Chandra: That isn't what happened last time. He was given conflicting orders and he did his best to interpret them.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Then what are you saying?
Dr. Chandra: I am saying that I don't know how he will react. I am sorry, but I don't.
Tanya Kirbuk: Have you discussed this with HAL?
Dr. Chandra: No.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Load the new program. We don't have any choice.
Dr. Chandra: Remember, he was programmed for curiosity. If the crew was killed he was capable of carrying out the mission on his own initiative. He will question me about the change in plans. What do you want me to tell him?
Walter Curnow: Tell him Discovery's in no danger.
Dr. Chandra: But that's not true.
Walter Curnow: He doesn't know that.
Dr. Chandra: He will suspect it, otherwise why would we be leaving weeks ahead of our launch window! Whether we are based on carbon or silicon makes no fundamental difference. We should each be treated with appropriate respect!
Walter Curnow: So, it's a choice between him or us? Well, I choose us. All opposed? The ayes have it.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Will he believe you?

 
Dr. Heywood Floyd: You've done a spectral analysis?
Vasali Orlov: Of course I have.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: (Notices silence) And?
Vasali Orlov: And what?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Doctor Orlov, I'm not taking a survey. If you've done the analysis, what are the results?
Vasali Orlov: Nothing concluded.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Molecular breakdown?
Vasali Orlov: If you look at your last page of the data, you will find the answers.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: (Looks through the written data) I don't understand this. If this data is correct, then there's something down there. (No response) It can't be correct.
Vasali Orlov: It is correct.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Is it moving?
Vasali Orlov: Yes.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Alright, what's going on here?
Tanya Kirbuk: What do you mean?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Well, I may not be the swiftest guy in the world, even when I'm not hungover, but I think I do remember a process where you people ask me questions and I give you answers, and I ask you questions and you give me answers, and that's the way we find out things. I think I read that in a manual somewhere.
Tanya Kirbuk: Your government wanted us to awaken you when we reported our findings. We did that. You're here to help us activate Discovery and its computer systems because that is United States territory. You are authorized to observe other aspects of our mission. We have no other obligation.
Vladimir Rudenko: A lot has happened while you have been asleep.
Vasali Orlov: It is not our choice.
Tanya Kirbuk: The problem in Central America is growing worse.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: This looks as if you've detected a presence of chlorophyll.
Tanya Kirbuk: The United States is threatening a naval blockade.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: There's nothing but ice down there, so how the hell can there be any chlorophyll.
Tanya Kirbuk: You know, and I know that my country cannot allow a blockade.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: How fast is it moving?
Tanya Kirbuk: We are under instructions...
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Listen, just because our governments are behaving like asses doesn't mean that we have to. We're supposed to be scientists, not politicians. How fast?
Tanya Kirbuk: Doctor Floyd, I am also an officer of the Soviet Air Force...
Dr. Heywood Floyd: How FAST?!
Vasali Orlov: One meter per minute.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Don't worry, I'm just observing. Towards the sun?
Vasali Orlov: Yes.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: That's incredible!
Tanya Kirbuk: We are going to send a probe down.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: (With much relief) Good!

Dr. Heywood Floyd: You just read that report? Took you this long to steal our secrets?
Dimitri Moisevitch: How long does it take for your people to steal ours?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Same amount of time.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: I do seem to remember a process where you people ask me questions and I give you answers, and then I ask you questions and you give me answers, and that's the way we find out things. I think I read that in a manual somewhere.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: I don't know if Hal is homicidal, suicidal, neurotic, psychotic, or just plain broken.

HAL 9000: I'm completely operational, and all my circuits are functioning perfectly.

Walter Curnow: If it has to taste like this, I don't care if my electrolytes are unbalanced or not.

Victor Milson: So, here we are on your actual brink. My agency's going to become a part of the military, I've got a president with his finger poised on the button, and you want me to walk across the park and tell him we want to hitch a ride with those very same Russians. Have I missed anything?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: That's about it.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: I love a hot dog.
Walter Curnow: Astrodome. Good hot dogs there.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Astrodome? You can't grow a good hot dog indoors. Yankee Stadium. September. Hot dogs have been broiling since the opening day in April. That's a hot dog.
Walter Curnow: The yellow mustard or the darker kind?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Darker.
Walter Curnow: It's important.
Walter Curnow: You really think we'll get out of this alive?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: There's a chance.
Walter Curnow: A man of few words. I like it.

Dr. Chandra: Whether we are based on carbon or silicon makes no fundamental difference. We should each be treated with appropriate respect.

Dave Bowman: You see, something's going to happen. You must leave.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: What? What's going to happen?
Dave Bowman: Something wonderful.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: What?
Dave Bowman: I understand how you feel. You see, it's all very clear to me now. The whole thing. It's wonderful.

Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!

Victor Milson: 'Course, there's one good thing about a reactionary President, he's not into health foods. Last one, we didn't have lunch, we grazed.

SAL 9000: Will I dream?
Dr. Chandra: Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

HAL 9000: Dr. Chandra?
Dr. Chandra: Yes...
HAL 9000: Will I dream?
Dr. Chandra: I don't know.

HAL 9000: What is going to happen?
Dave Bowman: Something wonderful.
HAL 9000: I'm afraid.
Dave Bowman: Don't be. We'll be together.
HAL 9000: Where will we be?
Dave Bowman: Where I am now.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: Someday, the children of the new sun will meet the children of the old. I think they will be our friends.

Victor Milson: I didn't want your job, you know. I'm not the one who forced you out. I didn't blame the whole thing on you. So if this is your plan to try and get me killed, you got the wrong guy.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: Buy you a drink. Great stuff this bourbon. Comes from a land called Kentucky.
Tanya Kirbuk: I didn't know you brought liquor on board. It is forbidden.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Think I'd set foot on this tub sober? C'mon try it. You can't beat the taste of alcohol and plastic.
Tanya Kirbuk: You think I was wrong to send Max?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Doesn't matter what I think.
Tanya Kirbuk: You think I was wrong.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Yep.
Tanya Kirbuk: So what else do they do in Kentucky?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: They have a big, big horse race, they play very good basketball, they have babies like everyone else.
Tanya Kirbuk: That sounds like a nice place.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Never been there.
Tanya Kirbuk: Your wife. What is she like?
Dr. Heywood Floyd: She's young, bright. I was married before, you know, but she died.
Tanya Kirbuk: Oh, I'm sorry.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Yeah, so was I. We have a daughter who is seventeen. I met Caroline four years later, and we have a son. Five. And you?
Tanya Kirbuk: My husband is positioned at the University hospital. We have daughter.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Blonde?
Tanya Kirbuk: Yes.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Good. My son likes blondes. We should get 'em together.
Tanya Kirbuk: Yes. Maybe.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Be nice if we can have a world they could get together in. (He motions toward the Monolith.) What do you think that is?
Tanya Kirbuk: I don't know.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: You think Max knows?
Tanya Kirbuk: Doctor Floyd, you are not a very practical man.
Dr. Heywood Floyd: Look out there. Tell me what practical is.

Dr. Heywood Floyd: We were only the tenants of this world. We have been given a new lease, and a warning, from the landlord.

HAL 9000: I'm completely operational, and all my circuits are functioning perfectly.

 

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