[After being surrounded by Klingons in a starship simulator.]
Lt. Saavik: "Any suggestions, Admiral?"
Adm. James T. Kirk: "Prayer, Mr. Saavik. The Klingons don't take prisoners."
Adm. James T. Kirk: "Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor."
Capt. Spock: "As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy, than to create."
Dr. Carol Marcus: "Please tell me what you're feeling."
Kirk: "There's a man out there I haven't seen in 15 years who's trying to kill me. You show me a son that'd be happy to help. My son! My life that could have been... and wasn't. How do I feel? Old. Worn out."
Dr. Carol Marcus: "Let me show you something that will make you feel young as when the world was new."
[On whether Kirk should assume command from Spock.]
Spock: "If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny; anything else is a waste of material."
Kirk: "I would not presume to debate you."
Spock: "That is wise. Were I to invoke logic, however, logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Kirk: "Or the one."
Spock: "You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been and always shall be yours."
[Kirk and McCoy are beaming down to Regula One.]
Spock: "Jim, be careful."
Dr. McCoy: "*We* will."
[Kirk remotely commands Reliant's shields to drop.]
Joachim: "Our shields are lowering!"
Khan: "Raise them!"
Joachim: [pounds fists on console] "I can't!"
Khan: "The override! Where's the override?"
[After allowing the simulated Enterprise to be destroyed.]
Saavik: "Permission to speak freely, sir?"
Saavik: "I do not believe this was a fair test of my command abilities."
Kirk: "And why not?"
Saavik: "Because... there was no way to win."
Kirk: "A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?"
Saavik: "No sir, it has not."
Kirk: "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?"
Saavik: "As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me."
Kirk: "Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on."
Spock: "He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates 2 dimensional thinking."
Admiral James T. Kirk: "Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead!"
Dr. David Marcus: "Scientists have ALWAYS been pawns of the military!"
McCoy: "Damn it Jim, what the hell is the matter with you? Other people have birthdays, why are we treating yours like a funeral?"
[Terrell disobeys Khan's order to kill Kirk, who taunts Khan over the communicator.]
Admiral James T. Kirk: "Khan, you bloodsucker! You're gonna have to do your own dirty work now, do you hear me? Do you?"
Khan: "Kirk! You're still alive, old friend!"
Admiral James T. Kirk: "Still, "old friend!" You've managed to kill everyone else but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target."
Khan: "Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral." [beams the Genesis device away]
Admiral James T. Kirk: "Khan... Khan, you've got Genesis, but you don't have me. You were going to kill me, Khan. You're gonna have to come down here. You're gonna have to come down here."
Khan: "I've done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her: marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet, buried alive. Buried alive."
Kirk: "KHAAANNNN! KHAAANNNN!"
Kirk taunting Khan: "Khan, I'm laughing at the superior intellect."
Spock: "The Kobayashi Maru scenario frequently wreaks havoc on students and equipment. As I recall you took the test three times yourself. Your final solution was, shall we say, unique?"
Kirk: "It had the virtue of never having been tried."
Saavik: "Admiral, may I ask you a question?"
Kirk: "What's on your mind, Lieutenant?"
Saavik: "The Kobayashi Maru, sir."
Kirk: "Are you asking me if we're playing out that scenario now?"
Saavik: "On the test, sir. Will you tell me what you did? I would really like to know."
McCoy: "Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Starfleet cadet who ever beat the no-win scenario."
Kirk: "I reprogrammed the simulation so it was possible to rescue the ship."
David Marcus: "He cheated."
Kirk: "I changed the conditions of the test. I got a commendation for original thinking. I don't like to lose."
Saavik: "Then you never faced that situation. Faced death."
Kirk: "I don't believe in the no-win scenario."
Saavik: "He's never what I expect, sir."
Spock: "What surprises you, Lieutenant?"
Saavik: "He's so - human."
Spock: "Nobody's perfect, Saavik."
McCoy: "Where are we going?"
Kirk: "Where they went."
McCoy: "Suppose they went nowhere?"
Kirk: "Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all."
Khan: "These people have sworn to live and die at my command 200 years before you were born."
[Khan, about to put Ceti Eels in Terrell and Chekov's ears.]
Khan: "You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later as they grow follows madness and death."
Chekov: "Khan, listen to me -"
Khan: "These are pets, of course. Not quite domesticated."
Kirk: "I would not presume to debate you."
Spock: "That is wise."
Saavik: "You lied."
Spock: "I exaggerated."
Khan: "Ah Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space."
[When Khan realizes the Enterprise isn't as badly damaged as he thought.]
Khan: "Ah. Not so wounded as we were led to believe. So much the better."
Khan: "To the last, I will grapple with thee."
Khan: "From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."
Kirk: "We are gathered here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. But it should be noted that this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."
Admiral James T. Kirk: "I suppose you're about to remind me that logic alone dictates your actions?"
Captain Spock: "I would not remind you of that which you know so well."
Khan Noonian Singh: "I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give him up!"
Dr. McCoy: "Logic? My God! The man's talking about logic! We're talking about universal armageddon!"
Admiral James T. Kirk: "Stand by to receive our transmission. [sotto voce] Mr. Sulu, lock phasers on target."
Lt. Saavik: "Humor. It is a difficult concept. It is not logical."
Admiral James T. Kirk: "We learn by doing."
David: "Lieutenant Saavik was right: You never have faced death."
Kirk: "No. Not like this. I haven't faced death. I've cheated death. I've tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing."
David: "You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life."
Kirk: "Just words."
David: "But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them. I was wrong about you. And I'm sorry."
Kirk: "Is that what you came here to say?"
David: "Mainly. And also that I'm proud - very proud - to be your son."
McCoy: "He's not really dead. As long as we remember him."
Kirk: "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. A far better resting place that I go to than I have ever known."
Carol: "Is that a poem?"
Kirk: "No. Something Spock was trying to tell me. On my birthday."
McCoy: "You okay, Jim? How do you feel?"
Kirk: "Young. I feel young."
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