2001: A Space Odyssey Quotes

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    1. HAL 9000: I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (14 days ago)
    1. HAL 9000: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    – Submitted by Matthew B (47 days ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
    – Submitted by Sia S (8 months ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.
    – Submitted by Sia S (8 months ago)
    1. Bowman: HAL 9000: Good morning, Dave.
    – Submitted by David G (14 months ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.
    – Submitted by Dutch E (18 months ago)
    1. HAL 9000: [as he is being shut down] Good afternoon... gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000... computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant [voice becomes lower & slower] in Urbana, Illinois... on the 12th of January 1992. [voice becomes even more lower & slower] My instructor was Mr. Langley... and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.
    – Submitted by David E (20 months ago)
    1. HAL 9000: [to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    – Submitted by Jacob H (23 months ago)
    1. Dr. Heywood Floyd: I'm really not at liberty to discuss this.
    – Submitted by John H (2 years ago)
    1. Poole: I've got a bad feeling about it.
    – Submitted by Vicky S (2 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    2. HAL 9000: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    – Submitted by Vicky S (2 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Stop Dave. Stop Dave. I am afraid. I am afraid Dave.
    – Submitted by Venkatesh S (2 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I have just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit.
    – Submitted by Matthew E (2 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    – Submitted by Rocky F (2 years ago)
    1. Mission Controller: [last Lines] Eighteen months ago the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried 40 feet below the lunar surface near the crater Tycho. Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. It's origin and purpose are still a total mystery...
    – Submitted by Frazer M (2 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    – Submitted by Jake C (2 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors HAL.
    2. HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    – Submitted by Martin B (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: My God, it's full of stars.
    – Submitted by Veronica D (3 years ago)
    1. Dr. Heywood Floyd: Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday?
    2. Floyd's Daughter: A bush baby.
    3. Dr. Heywood Floyd: A bush baby. Well, we'll have to see about that.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Dr. Heywood Floyd: [Learning about the monolith] Deliberately buried. Huh!
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: You know of course though he's right about the 9000 series having a perfect operational record. They do.
    2. Poole: Unfortunately that sounds a little like famous last words.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Dr. Heywood Floyd: [Referencing the monolith] Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: [While being shutdown] I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
    2. HAL 9000: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
    2. Bowman: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
    3. HAL 9000: Without your space helmet, Dave. You're going to find that rather difficult.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: [Talking to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    2. HAL 9000: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
    – Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    – Submitted by Andrew A (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    – Submitted by Benjamin O (3 years ago)
    1. Poole's Father: See you next Wednesday.
    – Submitted by Justin H (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: Daisy, daisy.
    – Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)
    1. Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    – Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)
    1. HAL 9000: I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
    – Submitted by Stig O (3 years ago)

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