James Cromwell quotes
“It's a wonderful thing, as time goes by, to be with someone who looks into your face, when you've gotten old, and still sees what you think you look like.”
“If you really want to learn about life, get a cat.”
“I think the relationship of indigenous people to their environment... that those were ethical omnivores.”
“Who do you think you are, a Kennedy? You're a Bush! Act like one.”
“- President Nemerov: I ordered no such attack. You must not respond to this action until we have investigated all possibilities.
- President Fowler: Like you did in Chechnya? Mr. President, who is in control of your armed forces?
- President Nemerov: You dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. You dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. Do not lecture me on Chechnya!”
“Who do you think we are? We're not the Red Cross. We make weapons, things that kill people.”
“- Del Spooner: Then why would you build a robot that could function without them?
- Dr. Alfred Lanning: The Three Laws will lead to only one logicaloutcome.
- Del Spooner: What? What outcome?
- Dr. Alfred Lanning: Revolution.
- Del Spooner: Whose revolution?
- Dr. Alfred Lanning: That, Detective, is the right question. Program terminated.”
“There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light?”
“Edmund, you're a political animal. You have the eye for human weakness, but not the stomach.”
“Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings.”
“There is something intrinsically, systemically wrong with white, western culture, and if we don't fix it, it won't continue.”
“If I had words to make a day for you, I’d sing you a morning golden and true, I would make this day last for all time, then fill the night deep in moonshine.”
“I know you're just a reporter, but you used to be a person, right?”
“A chorus line of soap stars and homosexuals.”
“You and I have known fear together, shed blood together, battled pain and suffering and all of their foot soldiers. We know there is no glamour in sudden death and that no one ever wins a war, and it is that knowledge that will bind us together forever. That, and a love for this country that no bayonet can pierce, no bullet shatter.”
“My battle with the world is almost over. Yours I'm afraid has just begun.”
“Ah, you college men are all alike: all you think about is getting laid! I almost wish I was enrolling in school with you guys!”
“Elton John wishes to sing at the funeral. Should be a first for Westminster Abbey.”
“Sleeping in the streets and pulling out their hair for someone they never knew. And they think we're mad!”
“We always worked for a living. It's damn time you joined the rest of us and decided just what it is you're gonna do with your life.”