The Terminator (1984) quotes

Director
James Cameron.

Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Linda Hamilton.
Michael Biehn.

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress.

[damaged skin on the Terminator is rotting from gangrene while looking through Sarah’s address book] Hey, buddy. You got a dead cat in there, or what?
Cleaning Man at Flophouse
[the Terminator visualizes: ‘POSSIBLE RESPONSE: YES/NO; OR WHAT?; GO AWAY; PLEASE COME BACK LATER; FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE; FUCK YOU’]
Fuck you, asshole.
The Terminator

[while wearing sunglasses] I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?
The Terminator
No, you can’t see her she’s making a statement.
Desk Sergeant
Where is she?
The Terminator
[uses his pencil to point to the bench] Look, it may take a while. Want to wait? There’s a bench over there.
Desk Sergeant
[points to bench]
[looks around, examining the structural integrity of the room, then looks back at him] I’ll be back!
The Terminator

[to Sarah, while grabbing her arm, after the shooting at the club stopped] Come with me if you want to live.
– Kyle Reese

[to the Terminator as she’s about to push a button that will crush the terminator] You’re terminated, fucker.
– Sarah Connor

[the Terminator arrives naked and encounters some punks, standing next to a telescope] Nice night for a walk, eh?
Punk Leader
Nice night for a walk.
The Terminator
Wash day tomorrow? Nothing clean, right?
Punk
Nothing clean. Right.
The Terminator
Hey, I think this guy’s a couple cans short of a six-pack.
Punk Leader
Your clothes… give them to me, now.
The Terminator
[pulls out a knife] Fuck you, asshole!
Punk Leader

[after Sarah tries to escape and bites Reese’s hand, in a stolen car]
Cyborgs don’t feel pain. I do. Don’t do that again.
Kyle Reese
[weakly] Just let me go!
Sarah Connor
Listen, and understand! That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are dead!
Kyle Reese

[pointing a gun at him] What day is it? The date!
Kyle Reese
12th… May… Thursday…
Cop in Alley
[viciously] WHAT YEAR?
Kyle Reese

[hiding inside a cave not from the road] John Connor gave me a picture of you once. I didn’t know why at the time. It was very old – torn, faded. You were young like you are now. You seemed just a little sad. I used to always wonder what you were thinking at that moment. I memorized every line, every curve… I came across time for you, Sarah. I love you; I always have.
– Kyle Reese

[last lines while sitting in her jeep at a gas station]
What did he just say?
Sarah Connor
He said there’s a storm coming in.
Gas Station Attendant
[sighs] I know.
Sarah Connor

[recording a tape for her future son while sitting in her jeep at a gas station] The hardest thing is deciding what I should tell you and what not to. But I guess I’ve got a while yet before you’re old enough to even understand the tapes. They’re more for me at this point just so I can get it straight. Should I tell you about your father? Boy, that’s a tough one. Will it affect your decision to send him here, knowing that he is you father? If you don’t send Kyle, you can never be. God, a person can go crazy thinking about all this… I suppose I will tell you… I owe him that. Maybe it’ll be enough if you know that, in the few hours we had together, we loved a lifetime’s worth.
– Sarah Connor

[to Sarah while driving a stolen car] I’m here to help you. I’m Reese. Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416. Assigned to protect you. You’ve been targeted for termination.
– Kyle Reese

[to the Terminator] Come on, motherfucker!
– Kyle Reese

[in a stolen car] What’s it like when you go through time?
Sarah Connor
White light. Pain. It’s like being born, maybe.
Kyle Reese