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The Most Powerful Quotes from Terminator Films

Last updated on Nov 27th, 2018

The Most Powerful Quotes from Terminator Films

The Terminator film series is a science fiction franchise, consisting of the four films so far, about battles between humans and machines. The machines are led by Skynet’s artificially intelligent machine network, which try to defeat John Connor’s Resistance forces in order to achieve its genocidal goals and conquer the world. The Skynet’s most powerful products are the various types of Terminators. They have a mission to change the past and in that way affect the existence of John Connor.

After 30 years since the first film about Terminator came out, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the best quotes from the Terminator franchise.

The Terminator (1984)

Come-with-me-if-you-wanna-live
1
Come with me if you wanna live.Kyle Reese
Listen,-and-understand!-That-Terminator-is-out-there!-It-can-not-be-bargained-with.
2
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
I-willl-be-back.
3
I’ll be back.Terminator
Do-I-look-like-the-mother-of-the-future-I-mean,-am-I-tough-Organised
4
Do I look like the mother of the future? I mean, am I tough? Organised? I can’t even balance my chequebook.Sarah Connor
Thank-you,-Sarah,-for-your-courage-through-the-dark-years.
5
Thank you, Sarah, for your courage through the dark years. I can’t help you with what you must soon face, except to say you that the future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. You must be stronger than you imagine you can be. You must survive, or I will never exist.Kyle Reese (saying the message from John)
Pain-can-be-controlled.-You-just-disconnect-it.
6
Pain can be controlled. You just disconnect it.Kyle Reese
I-came-across-time-for-you,-Sarah.-I-love-you.-I-always-have.
7
I came across time for you, Sarah. I love you. I always have.Kyle Reese
You are-terminated,-f****r.
8
You’re terminated, f****r.Sarah Connor
Should-I-tell-you-about-your-father
9
Should I tell you about your father? Boy, that’s a tough one. Will it effect your decision to send him here, knowing that he is your father? If you don’t send Kyle, you can never be. God, a person could go crazy thinking about this. I suppose I will tell you. I owe him that. Maybe it’ll help if you know that in the few hours that we had together, we loved a lifetime’s worth.Sarah Connor (recording a tape for her future son)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Remember-the-message-The-future-is-not-set.-There-is-no-fate-but-what-we-make
1
Remember the message? “The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.”Kyle Reese
Jesus,-you-were-gonna-kill-that-guy.
2
John Connor: Jesus, you were gonna kill that guy.
Terminator: Of course. I’m a Terminator.
John Connor, Terminator
You-just-can-not-go-around-killing-people.
3
John Connor: You just can’t go around killing people.
Terminator: Why?
John Connor: What do you mean why? ‘Cause you can’t.
Terminator: Why?
John Connor, Terminator
Come-with-me-if-you-want-to-live!
4
Come with me if you want to live!Terminator
Watching-John-with-the-machine,-it-was-suddenly-so-clear.
5
Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The Terminator would never stop. It would never leave him. It would never hurt him, never shout at him, or get drunk and hit him, or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there. And it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers who came and went over the years, this thing, this machine was the only one who measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.Sarah Connor
Hasta-la-vista,-baby.
6
Hasta la vista, baby.Terminator
I-know-now-why-you-cry.-But-it-is-something-I-can-never-do.
7
I know now why you cry. But it’s something I can never do.Terminator
The-unknown-future-rolls-toward-us.-I-face-it-for-the-first-time-with-a-sense-of
8
The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.Sarah Connor

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

The-future-has-not-been-written.-There-is-no-fate-but-what-we-make-for-ourselves.
1
The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor. They tried to murder me before I was born. When I was 13, they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life my mother told me the storm was coming – Judgment Day, the beginning of a war between man and machines. Three billion lives were vanished in an instant. And I would lead what was left of the human race to ultimate victory. It hasn’t happened, no bombs fell, computers didn’t take control. We stopped Judgment Day. I should feel safe. But I don’t. So I live off the grid, no phone, no address. No one and nothing can find me. I’ve erased all connections to the past. But as hard as I try, I can’t erase my dreams. My nightmares.John Connor
Next-time-bring-a-clue,-not-a-paintball-gun.
2
Next time bring a clue, not a paintball gun.Kate Brewster
Anger-is-more-useful-than-despair.
3
Anger is more useful than despair.Terminator
Sometimes-things-happen-that-we-just-can-not-change.
4
Sometimes things happen that we just can’t change.John Connor
Desire-is-irrelevant.-I-am-a-machine.
5
Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine.Terminator
I-am-back.
6
I’m back.Terminator
You-are-terminated.
7
You are terminated.Terminator
By-the-time-SkyNet-became-self-aware-it-had-spread-into-millions-of-computer-servers
8
By the time SkyNet became self-aware it had spread into millions of computer servers all across the planet. Ordinary computers in office buildings, dorm rooms, everywhere. It was software, in cyberspace. There was no system core. It could not be shut down. The attack began at 6:18 P.M. just as he said it would. Judgment Day. The day the human race was nearly destroyed by the weapons they built to protect themselves. I should have realized our destiny was never to stop Judgment Day; it was merely to survive it. Together. The Terminator knew. He tried to tell us, but I didn’t want to hear it. Maybe the future has been written. I don’t know. All I know is what the Terminator taught me. Never stop fighting. And I never will. The battle has just begun.John Connor

Terminator Salvation (2009)

So-that-is-what-death-tastes-like.
1
So that’s what death tastes like.Marcus Wright
Come-with-me-if-you-wanna-live
2
Come with me if you wanna live.Kyle Reese
You-point-a-gun-at-someone-you-had-better-be-ready-to-pull-the-trigger.
3
You point a gun at someone you’d better be ready to pull the trigger.Marcus Wright
This-is-John-Connor.-If-you-are-listening-to-this,-you-are-the-Resistance.
4
This is John Connor. If you’re listening to this, you are the Resistance.John Connor
You-wanna-know-the-difference-between-us-and-the-machines-We-bury-our-dead.
5
You wanna know the difference between us and the machines? We bury our dead. But no one is coming to bury you.Kyle Reese
You-can-focus-on-what-is-lost-or-you-can-fight-for-what-is-left.
6
You can focus on what is lost or you can fight for what is left.Blair Williams
You-and-me-we-have-been-at-war-since-before-either-of-us-even-existed.
7
You and me we’ve been at war since before either of us even existed. You tried killing my mother, Sarah Connor. You killed my father, Kyle Reese. You will not kill me.John Connor
I-will-be-back
8
I’ll be back.John Connor
What-is-it-that-makes-us-human-It-is-not-something-you-can-program.
9
What is it that makes us human? It’s not something you can program. You can’t put it into a chip. It’s the strength of the human heart. The difference between us and machines.Marcus Wright
There-is-a-storm-on-the-horizon.-A-time-of-hardship-and-pain.
10
There is a storm on the horizon. A time of hardship and pain. This battle has been won, but the war against the machines rages on. Skynet’s global network remains strong. But we will not quit until all of it is destroyed. This is John Connor. There is no fate but what we make.John Connor

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Before-they-died,-my-parents-told-me-stories-of-how-the-world-once-was.
1
Before they died, my parents told me stories of how the world once was. What it was like long before I was born. Before the war with the machines. They remembered a green world, vast and beautiful. Filled with laughter and hope for the future. But it’s a world I never knew. By the time I was born, all this was gone.Kyle Reese
f-we-die-tonight,-mankind-dies-with-us.-I-look-at-each-of-you-and-I-see-the-marks-of-this-long-and-terrible-war.
2
If we die tonight, mankind dies with us. I look at each of you and I see the marks of this long and terrible war. For our children, our children’s children, so they will not carry these marks. But they will know who we are and what we did. That we did not bow down! We did not give in! We rose up, at this moment, at this hour, willing to sacrifice everything so that they can live in freedom! On this night, we take back our world!John Connor
Come-with-me-if-you-want-to-live!
3
Come with me if you want to live!Sarah Connor
I am-old.-Not-obsolete.
4
I’m old. Not obsolete.Terminator
The-girl-that-you-came-back-for,-she is-gone.-I-do not-need-saving.
5
The girl that you came back for, she’s gone. I don’t need saving.Sarah Connor
If-the-past-can-change,-then-so-can-the-future.
6
If the past can change, then so can the future.Sarah Connor
This-is-the-world-now.-Logged-on,-plugged-in,-all-the-time.
7
This is the world now. Logged on, plugged in, all the time.John Connor
Only-one-road-you-can-go-down-because-otherwise-all-of-it,-everything,-is-gone.
8
Only one road you can go down because otherwise all of it, everything, is gone.Sarah Connor
If-you-love-me,-you-die,-and-I-do not.-And-I-do not-know-which-one-is-worse.
9
If you love me, you die, and I don’t. And I don’t know which one is worse.Sarah Connor
I will-be-back.
10
I’ll be back.Terminator
That is-all-you-people-know-how-to-do.-Kill-what-you-do not-understand.
11
That’s all you people know how to do. Kill what you don’t understand.John Connor
It-was-over.-Skynet-was-gone.-And-now-one-road-has-become-many.
12
It was over. Skynet was gone. And now one road has become many. Though questions remain, we’ll search for the answers together. But one thing we know for sure. The future is not set.Kyle Reese