Character dialogue or narration from popular media often becomes a part of our social culture. Great lines like “Make my day” or even “Oh nooo, Mr. Bill” often wheedle their way into daily conversation.
Here’s a list of famous (and maybe not so famous) quotes from a few of the Science Fiction icons. This is a “living” post. If you have other favorites, mention them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
“To boldly go where no man has gone before.”
“Beam me up, Scotty.”
“Dammit, Jim. I’m a doctor, not a _(insert applicable occupation)_.”
“Make it so.”
“Resistance is futile.”
“Live long and prosper.”
"I don't like bullies. I don't like threats. And I don't like you."
"There's coffee in that nebula!"
“May the force be with you.”
“Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
“I have a bad feeling about this.”
“Never tell me the odds!”
“Beware of the dark side.”
“I suggest a new strategy. Let the Wookie win.”
“Wars do not make one great.”
“Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?”
“Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way.”
"Laugh it up, Fuzzball."
"I'd rather kiss a Wookie!"
“You can’t take the sky from me.”
“Get a job. Get paid. Keep flying.”
“Curse you for your unexpected but inevitable betrayal!”
“Big damn heroes. Ain’t we just.”
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”
“This is the captain, we have a lil' problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence, and then… explode.”
“I am a leaf in the wind.”
“I need a bigger antennae.”
“If it’s just us, it’s an awful waste of space.”
“I’ll be back.”
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
"It's not the years, it's the mileage."
"I am the keymaster, are you the gatekeeper?"
"I collect spores, mold and fungus."
"Back off. I'm a scientist."
"Okay. She's a dog."
"So you really are cold blooded."
"That is a really bad idea."
CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
"It's been a long time since I smelled beautiful."
"Now who do I have to kill to get this payday off my head?"
"It's an animal thing."
"Oh, my God. I gotta call my brother, my housekeeper, my lawyer. Nah, forget my lawyer."
"Creation is an act of sheer will."
"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."
"God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs..." "Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth."
"Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend."
"Hippy, your gonna give that rat a disease."
"Gimme a break! Coffey, those things live three and a half miles down in an abyssal trench. Trust me, they're not speaking Russian."
PLANET OF THE APES
"Well, you know what they say. Human see, human do."
"I think it’s fair to call this hostile territory."
THE RED PLANET
"This is it. That moment they told us in high school where one day, algebra would save our lives."
"I prefer one moon, you know? That way you know what to call it: The Moon."
I'll start a separate post for the dialogue between characters. :)