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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.

  • HAL 9000: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

  • 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
    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.

  • HAL 9000: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours
    HAL 9000: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

  • Bowman: HAL 9000: Good morning, Dave.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.

  • 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.
    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.

  • HAL 9000: [To Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    HAL 9000: [to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd: I'm really not at liberty to discuss this
    Dr. Heywood Floyd: I'm really not at liberty to discuss this.

  • Poole: I've got a bad feeling about it.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    HAL 9000: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

  • HAL 9000: Stop Dave. Stop Dave. I am afraid. I am afraid Dave.

  • HAL 9000: I have just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit.

  • HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.

  • 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. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery...
    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. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery...
    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...

  • HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave
    HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors HAL.
    HAL 9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.

  • Bowman: "My God, it's full of stars."
    Bowman: My God, it's full of stars.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd: [Learning about the monolith] Deliberately buried. Huh!

  • 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.

  • Dr. Heywood Floyd: [Referencing the monolith] Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HAL 9000: Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

  • Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
    HAL 9000: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

  • 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.

  • Bowman: [Talking to Dave] This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    HAL 9000: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

  • 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.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, Hal.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

  • Poole's Father: See you next Wednesday.

  • HAL 9000: Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.

  • HAL 9000: Daisy, daisy.

  • Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

  • HAL 9000: I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.

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