Star Trek Into Darkness – Quotes

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James Kirk:  “If Spock were here and I were there, what would he do?”

Bones:  “He’d let you die.”

Spock:  “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

Spock:  “You violated the prime directive.”

James Kirk:  “Oh come on, Spock!  They saw us.  Big deal.”

Pike:  “Are you giving me attitude, Spock?”

Spock:  “I’m expressing multiple attitudes simultaneously.  To which are you referring?”

Pike:  “You think you’re infallible, that rules don’t apply to you.  What’s worse, you’re counting on blind luck and attributing it to God.  You don’t comply with the rules.  You don’t listen to anything and you don’t respect the chair.”

Pike:  Do you know what a pain you are? You think the rules don’t apply to you. There’s greatness in you, but there’s not an ounce of humility. You think that you can’t make mistakes, but there’s going to come a moment when you realize you’re wrong about that, and you’re going to get yourself and everyone under your command killed.

Kirk:  “That was a good fight.”

Pike:  “A good fight?…That’s your problem right there.”

Kirk to Spock:  “I’m not going to take ethical lessons from a robot.”

Kirk:  “Sometimes I want to rip the bangs off his head.”

Bones:  “Jim, you’re not going down there are you?  You don’t rob a bank when your getaway car has a flat tire.”

Bones:  “You just sat that man down in a high stakes poker game with no cards and told him to bluff.  That man’s no captain.”

Uhura:  “You didn’t feel anything Spock; you didn’t care.”

Spock tells the story of watching the death and destruction of his family and planet, and how he resolved not to feel like that again.  “You mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring, while I assure you it was precisely the opposite.”

“I told you we’d fix it.”

“I’m not sure that qualifies.”

“We’re outnumbered, outgunned.  There’s no chance we survive if we gun them for it.”

Khan:  “He wanted to exploit my savagery.”

“You can’t even break a rule, Mr. Spock.  How could you be expected to break bone?”

Kirk:  “Enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Spock:  “An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.”

Kirk:  “Well, still it’s a h*** of a quote.”

Bones:  “Tell me this is going to work.”

Spock:  “I have neither the information nor the confidence to do so.

Bones:  “Boy, you’re a real comfort.”

Bones:  “D***it man— I’m a Doctor, not a torpedo technician!”

Scotty:   “I thought he was helping us?”

Kirk:  “I’m pretty sure we’re helping him.”

Kirk:  “It’s a miracle!”

Spock:  “There are no such things.”

Kirk:  “You used what he wanted against him.  Nice move!”

Spock:  “It is what you would have done.”

Kirk:  “And this – this is what you would have done.  It’s only logical.”

Kirk:  “I’m scared, Spock.  How do you not be?  How do you choose not to feel?”

Kirk:  “There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that’s not who we are… When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the Captain’s Oath. Words I didn’t appreciate at the time. But now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again.”