“The Black Hole” quotes

(1979)
Movie The Black Hole
Title The Black Hole
Year 1979
Director Gary Nelson
Genre Sci-Fi, Action
Plot – The American spaceship ‘Palomino’ has almost reached the line of an inefficient research of human life in a space’s unexplored area. While the tired and discouraged spacemen are thinking about their homes, they discover a black hole and, next to it, the ‘Cygnus’, a huge American space station that disappeared 20 years before.
All actors – Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Tom McLoughlin, Roddy McDowall, Gary Nelson, Slim Pickens
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  • “They still haven't improved on our model. You can't modify perfection! We are the best.”
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
  • - V.I.N.CENT.: As an old war hero once said, "Damn the torpedos! full speed ahead!".
    - B.O.B.: He also said something about going in harm's way.

    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    Slim Pickens - B.O.B.
    [Tag:courage, war]
  • “- Dr. Alex Durant: You will be remembered as one of the greatest space scientists of all time.
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: I've never doubted that.”

    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
  • “- Dr. Kate McCrae: I had a professor who predicted that eventually black holes would devour the entire universe.
    - Dr. Alex Durant: Why not? When you can see giant suns sucked in and disappear without a trace.”

    Yvette Mimieux - Dr. Kate McCrae
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
  • “- Dr. Hans Reinhardt: Tonight, my friends, we stand on the brink of a feat unparalleled in space exploration. If the data on my returningprobe matches my computerized calculations, I will travel where no man has dared to go.
    - Dr. Alex Durant: Into the black hole?
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: In - thorough - and beyond!”

    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
    [Tag:space, travel]
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: You know what they say, Vincent, all work and no play...
    - V.I.N.CENT.: All sunshine makes a desert, so the Arabs say.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:playing, working]
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Far be it from you to admit there isn't anything you can't handle.
    - V.I.N.CENT.: There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
  • “- Dr. Hans Reinhardt: It's about time that people learned about their failures and my successes.
    - Dr. Alex Durant: You should come back with us and enjoy the glory of that success.
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: I don't want to go back and I don't enjoy successes any more.”

    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: Every time I see one of those things I expect to spot some guy dressed in red with horns and a pitchfork.
    - Captain Dan Holland: It's a monster, all right.
    - V.I.N.CENT.: A rip in the very fabric of space and time.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Robert Forster - Captain Dan Holland
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:fear, space, universe]
  • “- Harry Booth: The authorities would still consider that an act of piracy, Doctor.
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: What would you have said, Mr. Booth, if the authorities would have called back Columbus just before he discovered the new world? You wouldn't even exist. I'm about to prove to you - that the end justify the means.”

    Ernest Borgnine - Harry Booth
    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
  • “- Harry Booth: You never obeyed the order to return to earth.
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: That's right. I refused this order. There were larger considerations. Other worlds yet to be explored. Life dreams unrealized.”

    Ernest Borgnine - Harry Booth
    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
  • “- Dr. Alex Durant: Did you ever meet Commander Reinhardt?
    - Harry Booth: Collided with him would be a more accurate description.”

    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
    Ernest Borgnine - Harry Booth
    [Tag:attitude, meeting]
  • “A wolf remains a wolf, even if it has not eaten your sheep.”
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:changing]
  • “If one dances, one must pay the piper. If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's a sore loser!”
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
  • “- Dr. Kate McCrae: Alex, I'm beginning to feel you want to go with him.
    - Dr. Alex Durant: On a glorious pilgrimage straight into what may be the mind of God. I do. I do.”

    Yvette Mimieux - Dr. Kate McCrae
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
    [Tag:god, space, travel]
  • “- Lieutenant Charles Pizer: V.I.N.CENT., were you programmed to bug me?
    - V.I.N.CENT.: No, sir, to educate you.”

    Joseph Bottoms - Lieutenant Charles Pizer
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:education, robot]
  • “Some cause must have created all this, but what caused that cause?”
    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
    [Tag:events, results]
  • “- Harry Booth: No sense leaving the story of a lifetime untold, Captain.
    - Captain Dan Holland: I'm afraid there is, Harry. And it's staring straight at us right now.”

    Ernest Borgnine - Harry Booth
    Robert Forster - Captain Dan Holland
  • “A good offense is a the best defense!”
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:defense, insult]
  • The word "impossible", Mr. Booth, is only found in the dictionary of fools.
    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
  • “- Dr. Hans Reinhardt: Are you interested in black holes?
    - Dr. Alex Durant: How can one not be overwhelmed by the deadliest force in the universe.
    - Dr. Kate McCrae: That long dark tunnel to nowhere.
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: Or somewhere! These are exactly answers yet to be explored.”

    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
    Yvette Mimieux - Dr. Kate McCrae
    [Tag:answers, universe]
  • “- Captain Dan Holland: It's only dinner.
    - V.I.N.CENT.: Said the spider to the fly.”

    Robert Forster - Captain Dan Holland
    Roddy McDowall - V.I.N.CENT.
    [Tag:animals, dinner]
  • “If there's any justice at all, the black hole will be your grave!”

    Yvette Mimieux - Dr. Kate McCrae
    [Tag:grave, justice, space]
  • “- Dr. Hans Reinhardt: The risk is incidental compared to the possibility to posses the great truth of the unknown. There - long cherished laws of nature - simply do not apply. They vanish!
    - Dr. Alex Durant: And - life?
    - Dr. Hans Reinhardt: Life? Life forever!”

    Maximilian Schell - Dr. Hans Reinhardt
    Anthony Perkins - Dr. Alex Durant
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