2001: A Space Odyssey Quotes

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  • 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 (49 days ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew B (2 months ago)

  • 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 (9 months ago)

  • 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 (9 months ago)

  • Bowman:
    HAL 9000: Good morning, Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by David G (15 months ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.
    ‐ Submitted by Dutch E (19 months ago)

  • 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 (22 months ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    [to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    ‐ Submitted by Jacob H (2 years ago)

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd:
    I'm really not at liberty to discuss this.
    ‐ Submitted by John H (2 years ago)

  • Poole:
    I've got a bad feeling about it.
    ‐ Submitted by Vicky S (2 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    HAL 9000:
    I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    ‐ Submitted by Vicky S (2 years ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    Stop Dave. Stop Dave. I am afraid. I am afraid Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by Venkatesh S (2 years ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    I have just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit.
    ‐ Submitted by Matthew E (2 years ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by Rocky F (2 years ago)

  • 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)

  • HAL 9000:
    I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by Jake C (2 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors HAL.
    HAL 9000:
    I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by Martin B (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    My God, it's full of stars.
    ‐ Submitted by Veronica D (3 years ago)

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd:
    Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday?
    Floyd's Daughter:
    A bush baby.
    Dr. Heywood Floyd:
    A bush baby. Well, we'll have to see about that.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd:
    [Learning about the monolith] Deliberately buried. Huh!
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    You know of course though he's right about the 9000 series having a perfect operational record. They do.
    Poole:
    Unfortunately that sounds a little like famous last words.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd:
    [Referencing the monolith] Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • HAL 9000:
    Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
    HAL 9000:
    Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
    Bowman:
    Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
    HAL 9000:
    Without your space helmet, Dave. You're going to find that rather difficult.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    [Talking to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    HAL 9000:
    I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    ‐ Submitted by Christopher H (3 years ago)

  • 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)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    ‐ Submitted by Andrew A (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    ‐ Submitted by Benjamin O (3 years ago)

  • Poole's Father:
    See you next Wednesday.
    ‐ Submitted by Justin H (3 years ago)

  • 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)

  • HAL 9000:
    Daisy, daisy.
    ‐ Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)

  • Bowman:
    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    ‐ Submitted by Tyler C (3 years ago)

  • HAL 9000:
    I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
    ‐ Submitted by Stig O (3 years ago)