Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?
Pilot: Fuel status says we turn back now.
Vasili Borodin: I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle."
Watson: Y'know, I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine.
Captain Mancuso: My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on playmate of the month.,P>
Captain Ramius: We will pass through the American patrols, past their sonar nets, and lay off their largest city, and listen to their rock and roll... while we conduct missile drills.
Jeffrey Pelt: It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity... is inherently DANGEROUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.
[A torpedo is racing toward them.]
Captain Davenport: What is Ramius going to do, sail into New York Harbor, pop the hatch, and say "Here I am"?
Captain Ramius: You're afraid of our fleet. Well, you should be. Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea?
[Shootout in the missile room.]
Dr. Jack Ryan: [to himself] "Ryan, some things in here don't react well to bullets." Yeah, like me. I don't react well to bullets.
Ramius: "... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home," Christopher Columbus.
Admiral Josh Painter: This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
Capt. Marko Ramius: When he reached the New World, Cortes burned his ships. As a result his crew was well motivated.
Ramius: I miss the peace of fishing like when I was a boy. Forty years I've been at sea. A war at sea. A war with no battles, no monuments... only casualties. I widowed her the day I married her. My wife died while I was at sea, you know.
Jonesy: Conn, sonar! Crazy Ivan!
Capt. Bart Mancuso: The hard part about playing chicken is knowin' when to flinch.
Skip Tyler: When I was twelve, I helped my daddy build a bomb shelter in our basement because some fool parked a dozen warheads 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Well, this thing could park a coupla hundred warheads off Washington and New York and no one would know anything about it till it was all over.
Ramius: A great day comrades, we sail into history!
DSRV Officer: Hey I think someone just shot a torpedo at us!
Captain Ramius: It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. Now they will tremble again - at the sound of our silence. The order is: engage the silent drive.
Jeffrey Pelt: Listen; I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.
Jeffrey Pelt: You slammed the door on the General pretty hard, didn't you?
Captain: What's his plan?
Captain Mancuso: Central Intelligence Agency... Now, there's a contradiction in terms.
Jack Ryan: I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA.
Captain Davenport: They're pinging away with their active sonar like they're looking for something, but nobody's listening.
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