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.
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
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. 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)
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)
Remember the message? “The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.”Kyle Reese
John Connor: Jesus, you were gonna kill that guy.
Terminator: Of course. I’m a Terminator.John Connor, Terminator
John Connor: You just can’t go around killing people.
John Connor: What do you mean why? ‘Cause you can’t.
Terminator: Why?John Connor, Terminator
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
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
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
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
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 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
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. 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
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
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
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
Funerals don’t help them. And goodbyes don’t help you. You just have to learn to live with it.Sarah Connor (to Dani)
Do you believe in fate, Sarah? Or do you believe that we all can change the future every second by every choice that we make? You chose to change the future. You chose to destroy Skynet. You set me free. And now, I’m going to help you protect the girl, because I choose to.Terminator
Even without a rogue AI taking over, I calculate a 74% chance that human civilization will collapse into barbarism. And in that eventuality, these weapons will be vital to protect my family. Also, this is Texas.Terminator (Daniella Ramos: You just keep these around?)
There’s much more to it than just picking the right color. It’s the texture, the weight of the material. One wrong choice… it can destroy the look of the entire room. There was this one customer that came to me. He wanted to have solid color drapes in a little girl’s room. I said, “Don’t do it.” You need butterflies, polka dots, balloons.Terminator