Finally, my first 2010 post and it’s about the movie Avatar.
After watching it for at least 4 times, here are some of the more memorable quotes (for me) from the breathtaking, astonishing, overwhelming, psychedelic, staggering, eye-popping, wondrous, awe-inspiring, (anybody notice that these are more or less synonyms of mind-blowing? :) ) absolutely cool movie:
(Jake Sully talking to himself after getting out of cryo)
Jake: There’s no such thing as an ex-marine. I may be out, but you never lose the attitude. I told myself I could pass a test any man could pass. They can fix the spinal (chord) if you got the money. But not on vet benefits, not in this economy.
(Jake Sully to himself right after landing on Pandora)
Quaritch: You’re not in Kansas anymore. You’re on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact, every second of every day. If there is a hell — you might want to go there for some R & R, after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence, every living thing that crawls, flies or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubees.
(Miles Quaritch, during initial security briefing)
Grace: How much have you logged (link training)?
Jake: Zip. But I read the manual.
Grace: Tell me you’re joking.
Grace: So you just figured you’d come out here, to the most hostile environment known to man, with no training of any kind, and see how it went? What was going through your head?
Jake: (smiling) Maybe I’m sick of doctors telling me what I couldn’t do.
(Dr. Grace Augustine talking to Jake before his initial avatar linking)
Grace: (seeing avatar Jake curious about his queue) DOn’t play with that, you’ll go blind.
Jake: That’s kinda freaky.
(Grace to Jake before turning off the lights for bedtime)
Jake: Am I still with (Grace) Augustine?
Quaritch: On paper. You walk like one of her science pukes. You quack like one. But you report to me.
(Jake talking to Quaritch in the hangar area)
Grace: (To Lyle Wainfleet) Stay with the ship. One idiot with a gun is enough.
Wainfleet: You the man doc.
(During Jake’s first trip into the forests of Pandora)
Jake: So what about this one? Run? Don’t run? What?
Grace: Run! Definitely run!
(Jake asking Grace what to do with the Thanator eyeing him)
Neytiri: Don’t thank. You don’t thank for this. This is sad. Very sad only.
Jake: Okay, okay I’m sorry. Whatever I did I’m sorry.
Neytiri: All this is your fault, they did not need to die.
Jake: My fault? They attacked me. How am I to back–
Neytiri: Your fault! (pinning Jake to the ground). Your fault.
Jake: Easy, easy.
Neytiri: You’re like a baby, making noise, don’t know what to do.
Jake: Fine. Fine. If you love your little forest friends, why not let them just kill my ass? What’s the thinking?
Neytiri: Why save you?
Jake: Yeah, why save me?
Neytiri: You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid, ignorant like a child.
(Jake and Neytiri talking for the first time, after Neytiri saves Jake)
Jake: I was a marine. A warrior — from the Jarhead clan.
(Jake talking to Eytucan during his interrogation)
Neytiri: Now you choose your Ikran (Banshee). This you must feel inside. If he also chooses you move quick like I showed.
You will have one chance Jake.
Jake: How will I know if he chooses me?
Neytiri: He will try to kill you.
(Neytiri helping Jake to get his Ikran)
Grace: This is going to ruin my day
(After finding out that she’s been shot)
Norm Spellman: What’s the plan Jake?
Jake: There’s no plan.
Norm: (baffled) Tsu’tey’s olo’eyktan (clan chief) now, he’s not going to let you near that place.
Jake: I’ve got to try.
(Norm talking to Jake after they arrive near the Tree of Souls)
I was in a place the eye does not see.
I needed their help, and they needed mine.
But to ever face them again, I was going to have to take it to a whole new level.
(Jake’s ikran (banshee) arrives)
Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.
(Jake talking to himself before bonding with the Toruc (the great Leonopteryx) )
The way I had it figured, Toruc is the baddest cat in the sky. Nothing attacks him — so why would he ever look up?
That was just a theory.
(Jake talking to himself before jumping to bond with Toruc)
I was afraid Jake, for my people. I’m not anymore.
(Neytiri to Jake after Jake arrives and has become Toruc Macto)
Jake: Look where we are Grace.
Grace: I need to take some samples.
(Jake brings the deathly ill Grace to the Tree of Souls)
Jake: (talking to Tsu’tey) With your permission, I will speak now. It would honor me by translating.
(Tsu’tey agrees to translate Jake’s speech into the Na’vi language)
The sky people have sent us a message, that they can take whatever they want.
And no one can stop them.
But we will send them a message.
You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you.
You tell the other clans to come.
You tell them Toruc Macto calls to them.
You fly now, with me. My brothers! Sisters!
And we will show the sky people, that they cannot take whatever they want!
And that this — this is our land!
(Jake giving his battle speech to the Na’vi, after Grace dies)
Jake: Give it up Quaritch. It’s all over.
Quaritch: Nothing’s over while I’m breathing.
Jake: I kind of hoped you’d say that.
(Jake to Quaritch in their final battle)
Quaritch: Hey Sully, how’s it feel to betray your own race?
You think you’re one of them? Time to wake up.
(Quaritch to Jake, before trying to kill human Jake in the link room)
Neytiri: Jake! My Jake!
(Gives human Jake the re-breather mask since human Jake is dying due to his exposure to Pandoran atmosphere)
Jake: (After several gasps of clean air) I see you.
Neytiri: I see you (eyes wet with tears).
(Jake and Neytiri touching each other’s hand, after Neytiri saves human Jake)
Jake: The aliens (humans) were sent back to their dying world, only a few were chosen to stay.
The time of great sorrow was ending. Toruc Macto was no longer needed.
(Jake’s monologue during the retreat of some of the RDA forces back to Earth)
Jake: Well I guess I better go. I don’t want to be late for my own party. It is my birthday after all. (smiling)
(Jake, during his last video log before finally being permanently transferred to his Avatar)