After Earth – Quotes

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Kitai:  “I’ve heard stories of earth-of paradise until we destroyed it.”

Kitai:  “Ghosting, to be so completely free of fear you are invisible to the ursa.”

Faia:  “That boy in there is in there trying to find you.  He’s a feeling boy.  He’s an intuitive boy.  …  Don’t get me wrong, I respect everything you’ve done, but that boy in there is drowning.  He doesn’t need a commanding officer.  He needs a father.”

Faia:  “You take it easy on your father.  He’s a little rusty.”

Cypher:  “Both my legs are broken—one very badly.  You have to retrieve that beacon or we are going to die.”

Cypher:  “Everything on this planet has evolved to kill humans.”

Cypher:  “Fear is not real.  The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future, causing us to fear things in the future that may or may not happen.”

Cypher:  “Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”

Cypher:  “We are all telling ourselves a story, and that day mine changed.”

Kitai:  “What was your mistake?  Trusting me?  Depending on me?  You wouldn’t give any other ranger that order.”

Cypher:  “You are not a ranger, and I’m giving you that order.”

Cypher:  “What do you think you should have done?”

Kitai:  “And what about you?  Where were YOU when she called your name?”

Kitai:  “I am NOT a coward.”

Kitai:  “Dad says I should have tried.”

Senshi:  “He’s just mad at himself.”

Cypher:  “It’s a pheromone trigger.  He set it to scare you, so he can track you.  Keep moving.”

Cypher:  “Root yourself in this present moment now.  Sight, sound, smell.  What do you feel?”

Kitai:  “Dad, I wanna work with mom.”

Cypher:  “Me too.”