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John Carter Quotes

  • Matai Shang: On every host planet it always plays out exactly the same way. Populations rise, societies divide, wars spread. And all the while, the neglected planet, slowly fades.


  • John Carter: The Jeddak of Zodanga means to quash Helium this very night, and if Helium falls, so does Barsoom. We must throw out the thought of old hatreds. Tharks did not cause this, but by Issus, Tharks will end it! We ride for Zodanga!


  • Dejah Thoris: No. It is your will. When I was little and we would look up at the stars, and you would tell me of the heroes whose glory was written in the sky. How there was a star up there for me. Is this what you imagined would be written on it?


  • Dejah Thoris: I'm getting away!


  • Tars Tarkas: Did I not tell you he could jump!


  • Dejah Thoris: Let me know when it gets dangerous.


  • Dejah Thoris: He shot me out of the sky!


  • Tars Tarkas: Mars. So you name it and think that you know it. The red planet, no air, no life. But you do not know Mars, for its true name is Barsoom. And it is not airless, nor is it dead, but it is dying. The city of Zodanga saw to that.


  • Matai Shang: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like.


  • John Carter: By god...I'm on Mars.


  • Dejah Thoris: Most warriors change their metals, but not their heart.


  • John Carter: Ock, ohem, oktei, weis, Jarsoom!


  • Tars Tarkas: Sola, are you mad?
    Sola: No. The blood of my father drives me.


  • John Carter: Who will pledge their metal to mine?


  • Sarkoja: It is good to fly!


  • John Carter: [Stares at the balcony of the palace after the battle, and holds the medallion, with Woola right next to him] John Carter of Earth. [Turns to Woola] John Carter of Mars sounds much better. [He throws the medallion far away, Woola growls]
    Matai Shang: [Materializes right next to him] Your move Earth man. Jarsoom. [He grabs Carter and a flash of blue light occurs]
    John Carter: [Wakes up in the cave covered in a crust of dust] No, no, no. [Crawls to the medallion symbol carved into the cave wall, and places his hand] Barsoom, Barsoom.
    Edgar Rice Burroughs: [Reading aloud, and staring at Mars in the night sky] Like a fool I had thrown away my medallion. I am fifty million miles away from my true home, with no possible way to bridge the distance. Then I recalled Matai Shang, how he knew where I had come from. There must be a Thern presence on Earth. The cave was proof of that, I knew what I had to use the gold for. For ten bitter years I searched the world, for any mention of the Therns. I long suspected that the Therns were observing me. I could only trust myself. My searches were fruitless, for many years. Until a few months ago when I found it. That is why my sudden death occurred, and why you have been given everything. I need someone to guard my body on Earth, or my copy will die on Mars. The Therns my have already destroyed my body while you finish reading this last sentence. [He drops the book and runs to John's crypt]


  • John Carter: Find a cause, fall in love, write a book
    John Carter: Find a cause... fall in love... write a book.


  • John Carter: [Draws an outline of the solar system] Sun. Mercury. Venus. Earth, us.
    Dejah Thoris: That is Jarsoom. We are on Barsoom. [Dejah points to the next drawing after Earth]
    Dejah Thoris: That is Jasoom. We are on Barsoom. [Dejah points to the next drawing after Earth]
    John Carter: [Confused look] You mean Mars? I'm on Mars? [Looks at the two moons in the sky]


  • Matai Shang: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like. It is a game we have been playing since the beginning of Barsoom. We will continue to play it long after Earth ends. [He gloats to a supposedly defeated John Carter]


  • John Carter: Who are you?
    Thark Bookie: American.
    Thark Bookie: Who are you, sir?
    Matai Shang: Sir? Definitively the South. The Carolinas perhaps? No, Virginia. It's a lovely place.
    John Carter: You know Virginia?
    Matai Shang: Not as well as I should.


  • Sola: Woola will follow you anywhere
    Sola: Woola will follow you anywhere.


  • Tars Tarkas: You are ugly, but you are beautiful.


  • Tars Tarkas: VIRGINIA!!


  • Sab Than: Princess, are you alone?
    Dejah Thoris: Yes, i'm alone [cracking]
    Dejah Thoris: Yes, I'm alone. [cracking]


  • Dejah Thoris: A man can change his armor but not his heart.


  • John Carter: "Cut it out!" (To the "monster" Woola who thinks its a game to quickly be waiting for Carter at every turn in his attempt to escape.)
    John Carter: Cut it out! [to the 'monster' Woola who thinks its a game to quickly be waiting for Carter at every turn in his attempt to escape]


  • Edgar Rice Burroughs: So I was bait?


  • Kantos Kan: I hear that you are Incredibly dangerous....take me hostage.
    Kantos Kan: I hear that you are Incredibly dangerous...take me hostage.
    John Carter: What?
    Kantos Kan: Take me hostage...
    John Carter: Are you alright?


  • Matai Shang: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like.


  • John Carter: We did not cause this. But this very night, we will end it!


  • John Carter: "Son,we are up to our chinstraps in Apaches! We need someone to defend the Arizona territory"
    John Carter: Son,we are up to our chinstraps in Apaches! We need someone to defend the Arizona territory.
    Powell: Son,we are up to our chinstraps in Apaches! We need someone to defend the Arizona territory.
    John Carter: "Yanks, Apaches....you can all go to hell. We´re nothing but a worn species and I want no part in it"
    John Carter: Yanks, Apaches... you can all go to hell. We're nothing but a worn species and I want no part in it.


  • Tars Tarkas: You are Ugly but you are beautiful!


  • John Carter: I opened my eyes upon a strange and weird landscape. I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness. I was not asleep, no need for pinching here; my inner consciousness told me as plainly that I was upon Mars as your conscious mind tells you that you are upon Earth. You do not question the fact; neither did I.


  • Tars Tarkas: VIRGINA!
    Tars Tarkas: VIRGINIA!
    John Carter: NO!...John Carter from Virgina!
    John Carter: NO!...John Carter from Virginia!


  • Tars Tarkas: Did I not tell you he can jump?


  • Dejah Thoris: Will you stay and fight for me; will you fight for Barsoom?


  • John Carter: Good God...I'm on Mars.


  • Tars Tarkas: You are ugly, but you are beautiful. HE WILL FIGHT FOR US!


  • John Carter: That doesn't look like a fair fight
    John Carter: That doesn't look like a fair fight.


  • Tars Tarkas: When I saw you, I believed it was a sign--that something new could come into this world
    Tars Tarkas: When I saw you, I believed it was a sign--that something new could come into this world.


  • Sola: Dotar Sojat!


  • Tars Tarkas: Did I not tell you he could jump!


  • Dejah Thoris: Will you stay and fight for me? Will you find a path soon?
    Dejah Thoris: Will you stay and fight for me? Will you fight for Barsoom?


  • John Carter: WE DID NOT CAUSE THIS! BUT WE WILL 'END' IT!


  • Tars Tarkas: You are ugly, but you are beautiful. HE WILL FIGHT FOR US!


  • John Carter: That don't look like a fair fight.


  • Dejah Thoris: You, are, John Carter of Earth?
    John Carter: Yes Mam.


  • Tars Tarkas: When I saw you, I believed that something new, could come into this world.


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