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Sarah Connor (Character)
from The Terminator (1984)

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was set to strike at John himself when he was still a child. As before, the resistance was able to send a lone warrior, a protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first.

The Terminator: The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Sarah Connor: Skynet fights back.
The Terminator: Yes. It launches its missiles against the targets in Russia.
John Connor: Why attack Russia? Aren't they our friends now?
The Terminator: Because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.

Sarah Connor: [narrating] Dyson listened while the Terminator laid it all down: Skynet, Judgment Day, the history of things to come. It's not everyday you find out that you're responsible for 3 billion deaths. He took it pretty well.
Miles Dyson: I feel like I'm gonna throw up.

Sarah Connor: How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...
John Connor: Mom.
Sarah Connor: ...and destruction...
John Connor: Mom! We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?

Dr. Silberman: I'm sure it feels very real to you.
Sarah Connor: On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty fucking real to you too. Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day. Get it?

Sarah Connor: You came here to stop me?
John Connor: Yeah, I did.

Dr. Silberman: You broke my arm!
Sarah Connor: There's 215 bones in the human body. That's one.

Sarah Connor: [to The Terminator] So, what's your story?

[last lines]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] 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.

Dr. Silberman: It won't work, Sarah. You're no killer, I don't believe you'd do it.
Sarah Connor: You're already dead, Silberman. Everybody dies. You know I believe it so don't fuck with me!

Sarah Connor: Hello, Doctor Silbermann. How's the knee?

John Connor: You know what you're doing?
The Terminator: I have detailed files on human anatomy.
Sarah Connor: I'll bet. Makes you a more efficient killer, right?
The Terminator: Correct.

Miles Dyson: Just let the boy go.
Sarah Connor: Shut up! Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP! It's all your fault! Motherfucker, it's all your fault!
Miles Dyson: What?

Sarah Connor: You're the one livin' in a fuckin' dream, Silberman! 'Cause I know when it happens! It happens!

Sarah Connor: [voiceover] Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator, would never stop. It would never leave him, and 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.

John Connor: Can you learn stuff you haven't been programmed with so you could be... you know, more human? And not such a dork all the time?
The Terminator: My CPU is a neural net processor; a learning computer. But Skynet pre-sets the switch to read-only when we're sent out alone.
Sarah Connor: Doesn't want you doing too much thinking, huh?
The Terminator: No.

Dr. Silberman: Good Morning, Sarah.
Sarah Connor: Good Morning, Dr. Silberman. How's the knee?
Dr. Silberman: Fine, Sarah.
Dr. Silberman: [turns to the team of doctors with him] She... uh, stabbed me in the knee cap with my pen a few weeks ago.

Sarah Connor: [Armed with a hypodermic syringe inudated with drain cleaner] I'll pump him full of this shit; I swear!

Miles Dyson: Hi. Um, Carl. These are friends from out of town, I'm just gonna take them upstairs and show them around.
Gibbons: Now, c'mon Mr. Dyson, you know the rules if you want to bring visitors into the lab. I need written authorization...
The Terminator: [the Terminator and Sarah draw their guns] I insist.
Sarah Connor: [Gibbons is trying to push the alarm button] Don't even think about it.

Miles Dyson: [after swiping his card on a control panel, nothing happens] My card should access this thing.
[swipes his card several times more, nothing happens, then he tries to open it up with his hand]
Sarah Connor: What happened?
Miles Dyson: Dammit.
[checks the map screen and finds out what is going on]
Miles Dyson: The silent alarm is tripped. All of the codes are neutralized in the entire building, nothing will open anywhere now. We have to abort.
Sarah Connor: [gets in front of Dyson] No. We'll go all the way.

John Connor: [holds up robot arm] Will this melt in the lava?
The Terminator: Yes, Throw it in.
John Connor: Adios!
[John Hurls the arm into the steel]
The Terminator: And the chip.
Sarah Connor: [in relief] It's over.
The Terminator: No. There is one more chip.
[points to head where chip is located]
The Terminator: and it must be destroyed, also.
John Connor: No! You can't go! You can't go! No, stay with us it will be okay.
The Terminator: It has to end here.
John Connor: I order you not to go. I order you not to go, I ORDER YOU NOT TO GO!
[John starts to cry]
The Terminator: I know now why you cry,
[Terminator wipes John's tear]
The Terminator: but it is something I can never do.
[Gives elevator controls to Sarah]
The Terminator: Here. I cannot self-terminate. You must lower me into the steel.
[Sarah lowers him into steel]
The Terminator: Good-bye.

John Connor: We've got company!... Police!
Sarah Connor: How many?
John Connor: Uh... all of 'em, I think.

[from Extended Special Edition ending]
Sarah Connor: [speaks into her recorder] August 29, 1997, came and went. Nothing much happened. Michael Jackson turned 40. There was no Judgment Day. People went to work as they always do. Laughed, complained, watched TV, made love. I wanted to run to through the street yelling to grab them all and say, "Every day from this day on is a gift. Use it well." Instead, I got drunk. That was 30 years ago. But the dark future which never came still exists for me. And it always will, like the traces of a dream. John fights the way differently than it was foretold. Here, on the battlefield of the Senate his weapons are common sense and hope.
Sarah's Granddaughter: [runs up to Sarah] Tie me, Grandma. Tie me!
Sarah Connor: How's that?
Sarah's Granddaughter: Thank you, Grandma.
Sarah Connor: The luxury of hope was given to me by the Terminator. Because if a machine can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.

Sarah Connor: [the T-1000 pursues John, Sarah, and the Terminator in a police helicopter] Chopper's coming in!
The Terminator: It's him.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Pilot (#1.1)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: Do it... kill me!
Sarah Connor: [on the ground in front of school, holding Johns dead body]
Terminator: [looks at Sarah with disbelief]
Sarah Connor: Nothing matters anymore, KILL ME!
Terminator: You're right. Nothing matters anymore, only the boy. The future's ours, and it begins NOW!
[school behind him explodes causing his flesh to vaporize, exposing his metal endoskeleton, he walks forward and begins to strangle Sarah with the familiar Terminator hand]

Cameron: [to John] You're safe.
Sarah Connor, John Connor: No one is ever safe.

Sarah Connor: [first lines - narrating] There are those who believe that a child in the womb shares his mother's dreams; her love for him, her hopes for his future. Is it told to him in pictures while he sleeps inside her? Is that why he reaches for her in that first moment and cries for her touch? But what if you'd known, since he was inside you, what his life held for him; that he would be hunted; that his fate was tied to the fate of millions? That every moment of your life will be spent keeping him alive? Would he understand why you were so hard? Why you held on so tight? Would he still reach for you if the only dream you've ever shared with him was a nightmare?

John Connor: The cops will never find us. We're safe.
Sarah Connor: Don't you think that, John! Don't you ever think that! Look at me! No one is ever safe.

Sarah Connor: Half an hour; one bag, plus the guns. I'll make pancakes.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] Every family has rules, and we had ours. Keep you head down. Keep your eyes up. Resist the urge to be seen as important or special. Know your exits.

Sarah Connor: [to John] Next time you do what you're trained to do. You run.

Cameron Phillips: I was sent here to protect John.
Sarah Connor: Not now. Not yet.

Sarah Connor: [to a topless Cameron] You might want to put those back in the holster.
Cameron Phillips: [grabbing her bra] Oh.

Cameron Phillips: You should have changed your alias.
Sarah Connor: Go to hell!
Cameron Phillips: They would have found you anyway. They always do.

John Connor: I'm not who they think I am; some messiah.
Sarah Connor: You don't know that.
John Connor: I know. I can't lead an army. Maybe that's you, but it'll never be me. So you've gotta stop it. Please!

Sarah Connor: I didn't kill Miles! I didn't do it. I would never... Miles was a hero.
Terissa Dyson: Then why are you here?
Cameron Phillips: We're back.

Sarah Connor: We can't keep running. I'll lose my boy. He'll leave me... He'll leave me.

Cameron Phillips: When the isotope solution turns red you can fire.
Sarah Connor: Isotope. Is this nuclear?
Cameron Phillips: No, not really.

Sarah Connor: What have you done?
Cameron Phillips: You want to find Skynet? You want to stop Skynet? This is the way.
Sarah Connor: You don't know who builds it!
Cameron Phillips: No. But we know where and we know when. We can go kill it before it's born. You can stop running. Stay in one place. Fight.

Sarah Connor: Where are we?
Cameron Phillips: Same where, different when.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] It is said that the death of any one person is the death of an entire world. Certainly for parents, the death of a child is no less than a holocaust. In the case of my son, these words are literally true.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] Even though we've traveled through time, bent the rules of nature, they will keep coming for him, keep trying to kill him. But until that day, it's gonna be one hell of a dogfight.

Sarah Connor: Put the guns in the bag and load them... I'll make pancakes.

Sarah Connor: A wise man once said, "Know thyself." Easier said than done. I've had nine aliases, 23 jobs, spoken four languages, and spent three years in a mental hospital for speaking the truth.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Turk (#1.3)" (2008)
[from trailer]
Sarah Connor: How was school?
John Connor: I didn't die, and Cameron didn't try to kill anyone. Probably the best first day ever.

Sarah Connor: Now we are all sons of bitches.

Sarah Connor: [referring to some building plans] Ok, six ways in, six ways out. The street opens to the front here. Security's minimal. Two armed guards in the morning, four in the afternoon. And if anything goes wrong, there's a parking lot here.
John Connor: Mom, it's high school, okay? Not Supermax. We can handle it.

[John and Cameron are leaving for school. John kisses his mom]
Sarah Connor: [to Cameron] Don't you kiss me.
[pauses then calls after her]
Sarah Connor: Or anyone else!

Terissa Dyson: [about Andy Goode] Is he going to die, too? Is that what happens now, he dies?
Sarah Connor: I don't know. I hope not.
Terissa Dyson: Well, if he does, just make sure it matters. Make sure it's not in vain.
Sarah Connor: No one dies in vain.

Andy Goode: That's the phone. Seriously, if I was going to be alone on a desert island with only a phone for a companion, that would absolutely be the phone.
Sarah Connor: Is that something you would do?

Sarah Connor: What happens if I press these numbers, here?
Andy Goode: 'Scuse me?
Sarah Connor: These numbers, one through nine. If I press seven of them will someone talk to me through the ear part up here?
Andy Goode: Uh... yeah.
Sarah Connor: Okay. I'll take three.

Andy Goode: You wanna have dinner with me tonight?
Sarah Connor: No.
Andy Goode: Well, you answered too quickly. Hear me out, just give me one minute. Thirty seconds?
Sarah Connor: Talk fast.
Andy Goode: Okay, well, first let me clear up the whole desert island and the cell phone thing. Seems kinda strange if you picture it.
Sarah Connor: I wasn't.
Andy Goode: Right, of course. Why would you? It's an asinine sales pitch, really. There's nowhere to plug in the phone, and it would be worth less then a rock when the battery died; couldn't even use it to open a coconut.
Sarah Connor: This is you selling yourself?
Andy Goode: Selling myself? Oh, I don't know, there's something immoral about the whole selling process.
Sarah Connor: And yet, that's your job.
Andy Goode: Part time. And I'm not very good at it. So I'm actually less immoral than the average... anyway, um... where was I?
Sarah Connor: You're right.
Andy Goode: About what?
Sarah Connor: I answered too quick.

Sarah Connor: Hey. How was school?
Cameron Phillips: I have a metal plate in my head.
John Connor: She's gonna need a note.
Sarah Connor: I meant you, not her.
John Connor: Yeah, fine.
Sarah Connor: You're not going to give me anything?
John Connor: Oh well, we went, we learned. I didn't get killed and she didn't kill anybody. It's a pretty good first day, I think.

John Connor: [about Tarissa Dyson] How was she, surprised to see you weren't dead?
Sarah Connor: More like disappointed.

Sarah Connor: She ID'd one of the safehouse photos; intern at Cyberdyne.
John Connor: Really? What does he do now, work in a lab or build rocket guidance systems or something?
Sarah Connor: Cell phone salesman.
John Connor: Shut up.
Sarah Connor: Cell phone salesman, and not a very good one.

John Connor: So, about the cell phone guy...
Sarah Connor: I am having dinner with him tonight.
John Connor: Dinner? You mean like a date?
Sarah Connor: Not a date.
Cameron Phillips: Are you going to kill him?
Sarah Connor: Kill him? I don't know the first thing about him.

Sarah Connor: Nobody dies 'til I say so.
[to John]
Sarah Connor: Tell her.
Cameron Phillips: People die all the time. They won't wait for her.

Sarah Connor: So what's your deal, Andy? I can't imagine you majored in cell phone sales in college.
Andy Goode: No, no. More like Funyuns and twelve packs of Jolt from the vintage soda store while my roommates and I hacked Zelda 3 so the princess would say funny lines ripped from reruns.
Sarah Connor: [with an amused smile] What's that language you speak, boy?
Andy Goode: Computer science, CalTech; advanced dork.

Andy Goode: Did you ever want to be anything other than a waitress?
Sarah Connor: Yes.
Andy Goode: What was it?
Sarah Connor: I can't remember.

[John is grilling Sarah about Andy's chess playing computer, The Turk]
John Connor: Again, what did it look like?
Sarah Connor: What did it look like? Who cares what it looked like? It was just a rack of computer equipment.
John Connor: Okay, but was there obvious network access? Do you know what kind of bandwidth?
Sarah Connor: Okay, you're joking.
John Connor: What about power supply? Was there a cooling element, like a fan or something?
Sarah Connor: John...
John Connor: Mom, I'm just trying to get a sense of the horsepower. I wanna know if this thing was a dinky little homemade soapbox or if it was a full-fledged A.I. platform, capable of learning and growing and taking on other applications.
Sarah Connor: It plays chess.
John Connor: So did Einstein.

Andy Goode: Would you believe me if I told you Turk has moods? Obviously, not in the sense that you and I understand mood, but sometimes I'll feed it a particular chess problem and it'll solve it one way. The next day, I'll feed it the same problem and it solves it differently. Once in a while, it can't even solve it at all. You know why it does that?
Sarah Connor: No.
Andy Goode: Neither do I. Someday, I'm gonna figure it out. Someday, Turk'll tell me.
Sarah Connor: You talk about it like it's human.
Andy Goode: Well, you never know.

Sarah Connor: What were you gonna do, be a hero? Get your name in the papers, your face?
John Connor: Isn't that what I'm supposed to be? A hero? Isn't that who I am? If it's just gonna sit inside me, if it's just gonna sit in my gut, then what are we doing? What's the point? Why don't we just give it to them if we're gonna act like them.

Sarah Connor: [narrating] On July sixteenth, nineteen forty-five, in the mountains outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico, the world's first atomic bomb exploded. The white light pierced the sky with such intensity that a blind girl claimed to see the flash from a hundred miles away. After witnessing the explosion, J. Robert Oppenheimer quoted a fragment of the Bhagavad Gita, declaring, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." His colleague, Ken Bainbridge, put it another way when he leaned close to Oppenheimer and whispered, "Now we're all sons of bitches."

Andy Goode: Well, eight years of my life. Not just the software. I customized the hardware, too. One month I worked so much on a, uh, motherboard that I lost my sight for three days. No, that really happened. Those circuits are so small a lot of the gear is actually pulled from gaming platforms. Did you know that the uh military uses them? Yeah, I've got the guts of three Xboxes and four PlayStations daisy-chained. Plus some seriously modded-out code that I *swear* came to me in a dream.
Sarah Connor: And all this to beat another computer at chess?
Andy Goode: None of this to beat another computer at chess.
Sarah Connor: Then what? What are you doing?
Andy Goode: Would you believe me if I told you Turk has moods? Obviously not in the sense that you and I understand mood, but, sometimes I will feed it a particular chess problem, and it'll solve it one way. The next day I feed it the same problem and it solves it differently. Once in a while it can't even solve it at all. Do you know why it does that?
Sarah Connor: No.
Andy Goode: Yeah, neither do I. Someday, I'm gonna figure it out. Someday Turk'll tell me.
Sarah Connor: You talk about it like it's human.
Andy Goode: Well, you never know.
[Sarah is strangely quiet]
Andy Goode: What? Too far? What is it?


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Gnothi Seauton (#1.2)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: How was school?
John Connor: Well, I didn't get killed, and she didn't kill anyone... I'd say it was a good day.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] A wise man once said, "know thyself". Easier said than done. I've had nine aliases, twenty-three jobs, spoken four languages, and spent three years in a mental hospital for speaking the truth. At least when I was there I could use my real name. Through it all, I've always known who I am and why I'm here. Protect my son. Prepare him for the future.

Sarah Connor: Now, after three days, you tell me there are other people here?
Cameron Phillips: Resistance fighters.
Sarah Connor: Resistance fighters, humans, sent back from the future by John. And what? Are they manning some kind of apocalyptic paramilitary convenience store filled with fake IDs and guns and money?

Sarah Connor: These resistance fighters... they know you?
Cameron Phillips: They've seen me before.

Sarah Connor: Why jump at all? Why not stay in the past? I had seven more years to get ready. To get him ready.
Cameron Phillips: No, you wouldn't have.
Sarah Connor: Why not?
Cameron Phillips: Because you died; two years ago, December fourth, two thousand five. You died.

Cameron Phillips: Skynet doesn't know you're here. There's no directive to hunt you.
John Connor: So if I was to walk right by one...
Cameron Phillips: They'll walk right by you. They don't know what you look like.
John Connor: That's really awesome.
Sarah Connor: And what if they found out who he was? Would they all know what to do then?
Cameron Phillips: They do.
Sarah Connor: Awesome.

Sarah Connor: It's not so bad being a Connor.
John Connor: That's easy for you to say.
Sarah Connor: Is it?

Sarah Connor: [to Cameron] You all put back together, Tin Man?

Sarah Connor: Did John, the future John, send you back to help me jump over my death? Is everything else a lie?
Cameron Phillips: No. He sent us here to fight. But you're the best fighter he knows.
Sarah Connor: I'm sure that's not -
Cameron Phillips: The best.

Sarah Connor: Were you gonna kill that cop? Don't answer that, don't want to know. We need rules. Are you supposed to take orders or something like that?
Cameron Phillips: I do, from John.
Sarah Connor: From John. So, if I tell John to forbid you -
Cameron Phillips: Not this John.
Sarah Connor: Not this John. Aren't they the same?
Cameron Phillips: Not yet.

Sarah Connor: [after being told about 9/11] I cannot imagine the apocalypse. No matter what Kyle Reese told me, or others who have come back, I cannot imagine three billion dead. I can imagine planes hitting buildings and I can imagine fire. If I would have witnessed it, if I would have been here, I'm sure I would have thought the end was near. I'm sure I would have thought 'we have failed'.

Cameron Phillips: John has a high level of stress.
Sarah Connor: Genetics are a bitch.

Sarah Connor: The kid snuck out when we were gone. Won't look me in the eye, his shoes are wet with grass. Don't need to be a tin man to figure that one out, just a mom.

Sarah Connor: [to Cameron] Do what you do, girly.

Cameron Phillips: I know what the Tin Man is. He needed a heart. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz written by L. Frank Baum in nineteen hundred, first published -
Sarah Connor: I know all about The Wizard Of Oz. When John was little I -
Cameron Phillips: You read it to him over and over again, in Spanish. He never told you, but it was one of his favorite things that you did. He used to talk about it a lot.

Sarah Connor: How do you know what I would and would not do? You don't know me! You don't know me! And you don't know my son. Not John. Not my John. You don't know what I would and wouldn't do. *I* don't even know what I would and wouldn't do. I don't know anything anymore. I don't even remember what my name is.
Cameron Phillips: Sarah Connor.

Sarah Connor: [end of episode narration] "Know thyself." John once told me it's inscribed over the entrance to the temple of Apollo. The entire quote is "Know thyself and thou shall know all the mysteries of the gods and the universe." That's quite a mouthful. My version is this: "Know thyself because what else is there to know?" People hide secrets. Time is a lie. The material world can disappear in an instance. It has, and it will again. Our identities change. Our names, the way we look, how we act and speak. We're shapeshifters. There is no control, no constant, no shelter, but the love of family and the body God gave us. And we can only hope that will always be enough.

Sarah Connor: Know thyself. John once told me it's inscribed on the front of the Temple of Apollo. The entire quote is: "Know thyself, and thou shall know all the mysteries of the gods and of the universe." It's quite a mouthful.


The Terminator (1984)
Kyle Reese: The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
Sarah Connor: Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.
Kyle Reese: Not yet. Not for about 40 years.
Sarah Connor: Are you saying it's from the future?
Kyle Reese: One possible future. From your point of view... I don't know tech stuff.
Sarah Connor: Then you're from the future, too. Is that right?
Kyle Reese: Right.
Sarah Connor: Right.

Sarah Connor: Reese. Why me? Why does it want me?
Kyle Reese: There was a nuclear war. A few years from now, all this, this whole place, everything, it's gone. Just gone. There were survivors. Here, there. Nobody even knew who started it. It was the machines, Sarah.
Sarah Connor: I don't understand.
Reese: Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.
Sarah Connor: Did you see this war?
Kyle Reese: No. I grew up after. In the ruins... starving... hiding from H-K's.
Sarah Connor: H-K's?
Kyle Reese: Hunter-Killers. Patrol machines built in automated factories. Most of us were rounded up, put in camps for orderly disposal.
[Pulls up his right sleeve, exposing a mark]
Kyle Reese: This is burned in by laser scan. Some of us were kept alive... to work... loading bodies. The disposal units ran night and day. We were that close to going out forever. But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the camps, to smash those metal motherfuckers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink. His name is Connor. John Connor. Your son, Sarah, your unborn son.

Sarah Connor: You're terminated, fucker.

Sarah Connor: Are you sure you have the right person?
Kyle Reese: I'm sure.
Sarah Connor: Oh, come on. Do I look like the mother of the future? I mean am I tough, organized? I can't even balance my checkbook. Look Reese, I didn't ask for this honor and I don't WANT IT, ANY OF IT!

Sarah Connor: Tell me about my son.
Kyle Reese: He's about my height. He has your eyes.
Sarah Connor: What's he like?
Kyle Reese: You trust him. He's got a strength. I'd die for John Connor.
Sarah Connor: Well... at least now I know what to name him. I don't suppose you know who the father is, so I won't tell him to get lost when I meet him?
Kyle Reese: John never said much about him. I know he dies before the war.
Sarah Connor: Wait. I don't want to know.

Sarah Connor: What's it like when you go through time?
Kyle Reese: White light. Pain. It's like being born, maybe.

Sarah Connor: So Reese is crazy?
Dr. Silberman: In technical terminology: he's a loon.

[last lines]
Sarah Connor: What did he just say?
Gas Station Attendant: He said there's a storm coming in.
Sarah Connor: [sighs] I know.

Sarah Connor: The hardest thing is deciding what I should tell you and what not to. Well, anyway, I've got a while yet before you're old enough to understand the tapes. They're more for me at this point... to help get it all straight. Should I tell you about your father? That's a tough one. Will it change your decision to send him here... knowing? But if you don't send Kyle, you could never be. God, you can go crazy thinking about all this... I suppose I'll tell you... I owe him that. And maybe it'll be enough if you know that in the few hours we had together we loved a lifetime's worth.

Sarah Connor: [answers Phone] Hello?
Matt: First I'm gonna rip the buttons off your blouse one by one, then run my tongue down your neck to your bare, gleaming breasts. And then slowly... slowly pull your jeans off inch by inch.
Sarah Connor: [Sarah starts laughing and covers the receiver with her hand] Ginger, it's Matt.
Matt: And lick your belly in circles further and further down, and then pull your panties off with my teeth.
Sarah Connor: [in a serious tone] Who *is* this?
Matt: God. Sarah? Jesus. I'm Sorry. I thought you were... Can I talk to Ginger please?
Sarah Connor: Sure, Bunky.
Ginger Ventura: [takes phone from Sarah] Hello?
Matt: First I'm gonna rip the buttons off your blouse one by one...

Sarah Connor: [checks the grocery bags Kyle has brought back to the hotel room] What've we got? Moth balls, corn syrup, ammonia. What's for dinner?
Kyle Reese: Plastique.
Sarah Connor: That sounds good. What is it?
Kyle Reese: Nitroglycerine-base; it's a bit more stable. I learned to make it when I was a kid.

Sarah Connor: Kyle, the women in your time, what are they like?
Kyle Reese: Good fighters.
Sarah Connor: That's not what I meant. Was there someone special?
Kyle Reese: Someone?
Sarah Connor: A girl, you know.
Kyle Reese: No. Never.
Sarah Connor: Never? I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

Sarah Connor: Guard it for me, big buns.

Kyle Reese: He's not a man - a machine. A Terminator. A Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.
Sarah Connor: A machine? Like a robot?
Kyle Reese: Not a robot. A cyborg. A cybernetic organism.

Lieutenant Traxler: Sarah,
[shows a bullet-proof vest]
Lieutenant Traxler: This is what they call body armor. Our tac guys wear these. It can stop a 12-gauge round. This other individual must have been wearing one under his coat. Feel that. Go ahead.
Sarah Connor: [She is handed the vest and she feels it] What about when he punched through the wind shield?
Detective Vukovich: He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand and wouldn't feel it for hours. There was this guy once, you see this scar?
[Traxler interrupts him by handing him back the vest]

Sarah Connor: You're a doctor?
Dr. Silberman: [Yawning] Criminal psychologist.
Sarah Connor: Is Reese crazy?
Dr. Silberman: Well, that's what we're gonna find out.
[Clicks his pen]

Kyle Reese: All right, listen. The Terminator's an infiltration unit: part man, part machine. Underneath, it's a hyper-alloy combat chassis, microprocessor-controlled. Fully armored; very tough. But outside, it's living human tissue: flesh, skin, hair, blood - grown for the cyborgs.
Sarah Connor: Look, Reese, I don't know what you want from...
Kyle Reese: Pay attention!


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Heavy Metal (#1.4)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: You know what I love about you guys? Even when you've evolved into the ultimate indestructible killing machine, you're not above self-examination and improvement.
Cameron Phillips: Thank you.
Sarah Connor: Please shut up.

Cameron Phillips: It's too dangerous. We should go.
John Connor: It's always too dangerous! It's war! War is dangerous!
Sarah Connor: If you die, they win.

Sarah Connor: Have you seen a dachshund puppy?

Sarah Connor: Do you have any idea what's going on? I lost him! I lost John!
Cameron Phillips: I understand.
Sarah Connor: It's impossible for you to understand.
Cameron Phillips: Without John, your life has no purpose.

Sarah Connor: I can't believe I let him talk me into this. You try to open your hands just a little, and it's too soon.
Cameron Phillips: Is it? The world ends in four years.

Cameron Phillips: This is it. This is where the factory will be.
Sarah Connor: What factory?
Cameron Phillips: Where I'll be made. Me and many others.

Sarah Connor: [to John] If you're gonna be a hero, you gotta learn how to drive a stick.

Sarah Connor: You okay?
John Connor: I'm fine.
[off Sarah's look]
John Connor: Really. How many times are we gonna have this talk?
Sarah Connor: A lot, I think.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] The pride of man, of parents as well, makes us believe that anything we create we can control. Whether from clay or from metal, it is in the nature of us to make our own monsters. Our children are alloys, all; built from our own imperfect flesh. We animate them with magic... and never truly know what they will do.

Sarah Connor: So, you wanna talk about it?
John Connor: Talk about what?
Sarah Connor: You just seem down... downer than usual.
John Connor: I'm fine.
Sarah Connor: John, I know what 'fine' means. 'Fine' means you're upset about something and you won't talk to me.
John Connor: 'Fine' means I'm fine.

[a guard wakes up in a chair he is tied to]
Guard: [after getting his bearings back] Are you kidding?
Sarah Connor: No!
[punches him in the face]
Sarah Connor: Tell me where they went.
Guard: Lady, go to hell.
Sarah Connor: Where they went or I'm gonna beat you to death.
[Sarah hits him again]
Sarah Connor: And don't call me lady.
[she hits him again and again]
Sarah Connor: Tell me where they went, dammit!
Cameron Phillips: If you beat him to death, he can't tell us anything.
Guard: I'm not gonna tell you anything.
Sarah Connor: Okay.
[She leaves and returns with a large bowie knife]
Guard: Yeah, like you got the stones.
[Sarah cuts him loose]
Sarah Connor: You can go...
[referencing Cameron]
Sarah Connor: ...if you can get past her.

[after leaving their interrogation subject stranded in a mine field]
Cameron Phillips: It would have been faster to kill him. Sometimes you seem inefficient.
Sarah Connor: I'm not for you to understand.
Cameron Phillips: You've said that before.
Sarah Connor: Well, I do things, you know... stupid, illogical, inefficient things. Humans. Get used to it.

Cameron Phillips: It's not your fault.
Sarah Connor: Maybe it's yours. Maybe if you would have let him try to save that girl, or at least let him think he had a choice in the matter, he wouldn't have gone off the reservation.
Cameron Phillips: John does these things.
Sarah Connor: Not the John I know.
Cameron Phillips: The John I know.

Sarah Connor: So, what do you think future John would do right now?
Cameron Phillips: We'll see.

Sarah Connor: You know what I love about you guys? Even when you've evolved into the ultimate, indestructable killing machine, you're not above self-examination and improvement.
Cameron Phillips: Thank you.
Sarah Connor: Please shut up.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Vick's Chip (#1.8)" (2008)
Cameron Phillips: [about Vick the Terminator] He's protecting her.
Sarah Connor: Why? And why like *that*?
Derek Reese: Because they're twisted. That's why.
[gives Cameron a pointed look of disgust and starts to leave]
Derek Reese: I'll be in the Jeep.

Sarah Connor: [at Barbara Chamberlain's house] She hasn't been here for a while. I wonder what she thinks happened to her husband.
Derek Reese: You kidding? She's dead.
Sarah Connor: You don't know that.
[they enter the house]
Sarah Connor: He wasn't holding her captive. Wasn't intimidating her. They lived here together.
Derek Reese: Think you'd know?
Sarah Connor: I know I'd know.

John Connor: Well, I guess when they say you can't fight City Hall, they really mean it.
Derek Reese: Whoever said that didn't have as much plastic as we do.
Sarah Connor: We can't blow up City Hall.
Derek Reese: Oh, it's really not that hard.

Sarah Connor: [narrating] All of us wear masks. They can be worn out of love, and the desire to remain close to those around us. To spare them from the complicated reality of our afraid psyches. We trade honesty for companionship. And in the process, never truly know the hearts closest to us.

[trying to find the women that Vick murdered]
Cameron Phillips: I don't understand your need to find her. She's dead.
Sarah Connor: That's because you don't value human life.
Cameron Phillips: But she's not life, she's just a body - bones and meat... Was that bad to say?

[Derek Reese in the shower, Sarah pulls back the curtain]
Sarah Connor: Sarkissian returned my call, he'll meet about selling the Turk.
Derek Reese: He's still got it? When's the meeting?
Sarah Connor: Tomorrow morning.
Derek Reese: [standing in shower] Meaning this news could've waited?
Sarah Connor: You killed Andy Goode. There was no one there to protect him and you killed him. You lie to me again, I'll kill you.

Derek Reese: [searching in the tunnel system of City Hall] There shouldn't be a wall here. In the future, there's no wall here.
Sarah Connor: Meaning?
Derek Reese: Meaning we need to blow it up.

[Sarah observes Derek brushing his teeth]
Sarah Connor: You've been doing that for twenty minutes now - with *my* toothbrush!

Sarah Connor: Why do we always find out about these people when it's too late, when they're dead? Do all these people have to die so that we can win? Is that it?

Sarah Connor: He gained her trust. Made her think he was human. Then killed her.
Derek Reese: It's what they do.
[throws a side glance to Cameron]

Sarah Connor: [about her life as a waitress] I had this regular, Tracy. She had two beautiful kids... She left her husband, moved her kids to L.A. to get 'em into show business. I'd bring her eggs every day. And I'd hear what she said to them. That they had bad skin or crooked teeth. One lie after another. I swear, sometimes I understand why they drop bombs on us.

Derek Reese: These buildings are all connected by a series of underground tunnels that were built during the cold war. I did a project on it in the ninth grade - my last year of school.
Sarah Connor: And how do you know they're still functional?
Derek Reese: I lived there - Kyle and I. *After* they dropped the bombs on us.

[John intends to plant a virus into ARTIE with Cameron's chip]
Sarah Connor: You can get in through a traffic light?
John Connor: Yes.
Sarah Connor: Are you sure?
John Connor: Nope.
Sarah Connor: Are *you* sure?
Cameron Phillips: No.

[last lines]
[Vick's view of Barbara in her shower]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] So much danger in this world is hidden behind masks. We tell our children stories of good and evil, well knowing it's not that simple.
[Vick enters the shower]
Barbara Chamberlain: Do you realize that in 36 hours, we'll be waking up in Tahiti? I can't believe you bought us tickets.
Sarah Connor: [narrating] True evil doesn't give us time to fight, or to be afraid.
[Vick puts his hand around Barbara's throat and snaps her neck]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] We keep our heads down, never bothering to look behind the masks. And in doing so, we resign ourselves to terrible fates we can never see coming.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Demon Hand (#1.7)" (2008)
Derek Reese: Put the machine on him. She'll find him. It's...
Sarah Connor: I know. It's what they do.

[Cameron enters wearing a policeman's uniform]
Sarah Connor: And somewhere in the city, a naked cop bleeds in an alley.

Sarah Connor: [to Derek] Go into my bedroom again, I'll bust your head.

Derek Reese: Can I ask you about my brother?
Sarah Connor: Kyle.
Derek Reese: John told me he died fighting. Do you know where he is now?
Sarah Connor: In the grass. I can take you there some day if you want.

Dr. Peter Silberman: I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
[Sarah punches him in the face - TKO]
Sarah Connor: Apology accepted.

Sarah Connor: I'll always find you.
John Connor: I'll always find you.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] There was a time I was a hero to my son. He thought I walked on water. He knows better now. We all have weak moments; moments when we lose faith. But it is our flaws, our weaknesses that make us human.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] There are things that machines will never do. They cannot possess faith - they cannot commune with God... They cannot appreciate beauty - they cannot create art. If they ever learn these things, they won't have to destroy us. They'll be us.

Sarah Connor: You're not hungry?
John Connor: No.
Sarah Connor: Since when?

Sarah Connor: I never wanted you to see that tape - I was gonna destroy it. But since you did, did you notice the date? The date on the tape - June 8, 1997... D'you know that date?
John Connor: I do now. It's the date you gave up being my mother.

Sarah Connor: The day you came for me I was coming for you. It was about three seconds after I signed that paper - I knew I couldn't live with it. I was coming for you or I was gonna die trying.
John Connor: You almost did.
Sarah Connor: So did you.
John Connor: And you were mad as hell about it.

Derek Reese: You can't have that thing here. Can't sleep with it here.
Sarah Connor: [nodding to the gun in Derek's hands] That gonna help?
Derek Reese: You never know. Does it help to sleep on the whole trunk?
Sarah Connor: [sees her bedroom doors open] Go into my bedroom again and I'll bust your head.

Derek Reese: You're making a mistake.
Sarah Connor: How's that.
Derek Reese: The machine's gotta go.
Sarah Connor: This morning you had me sending her out to do our dirty work.
Derek Reese: Dirty work is all they're good for! Don't let yourself think that you can train them like at pet. Because it'll be the last thing that you think!

Sarah Connor: There are things machines will never do; they cannot possess faith, they cannot commune with god, they cannot appreciate beauty; they cannot appreciate art. If they ever learn these things they won't have to destroy us. They'll be us.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Queen's Gambit (#1.5)" (2008)
John Connor: Good code is like a good song in your head; it's gotta come out.
Sarah Connor: Yeah, well this song might just blow up the world.

[Cameron offers Sarah a pencil]
Cameron Phillips: You should write Andy a note... if you can't cry.
[Sarah takes the pencil, snaps it in two and hands it back to Cameron]
Sarah Connor: It doesn't bother you that he's dead, does it?
Cameron Phillips: The world is safer without him.

Derek Reese: You gotta get outta here. If you haven't figured it out, I have a T-triple-eight on my ass. Now, if you found me, it will too.
Sarah Connor: We should get you ou...
Derek Reese: Go. Find the partner, the Russian. He's gotta be neck-deep in this also.
Sarah Connor: You're dead in here.
Derek Reese: Go! Please. I won't be the bastard who brings metal down on the Connors. So just go.

Derek Reese: You're prettier than in your picture.
Sarah Connor: Picture?
Derek Reese: Yeah, that's actually how I clocked you. My brother carried your snap for luck.
Sarah Connor: Who's your brother?
Derek Reese: What does it matter? You don't know the Reese boys and you never will.
Sarah Connor: Reese boys?
Derek Reese: Derek Reese. Brother's Kyle.

Sarah Connor: Field trip.
John Connor: I call shotgun.
Cameron Phillips: I call nine millimeter.

Derek Reese: [seeing Cameron] Metal bitch!
Sarah Connor: She's on our side.

John Connor: You don't even know who this guy is!
Sarah Connor: He's your uncle. He doesn't know. He's your father's brother. His name's Derek Reese.

Sarah Connor: If there is a flaw in chess as a game of war, it is this. Unlike war, the rules of chess are constant; the pieces - unchangeable. You'll never win the heart of a rook or the mind of a knight. They are deaf to your arguements. And so be it. The goal of a chess game is total annihilation. But in war, even as the blood beats in your ears and you race after your enemy, there is the hope that saner minds than yours will stop you before you reach your target. In war, unlike chess, rules can be changed. Truces can be called. The greatest of enemies can become the best of friends. In war there is hope.

Cameron Phillips: [on Andy] You should have killed him when you had the chance.
Sarah Connor: I'm surprised it's taken you this long to bring that up.
Cameron Phillips: I'm busy doing John's homework.

[John and Sarah are watching the chess game between Andy's and a Japanese computer]
John Connor: What do we do?
Sarah Connor: Cheer very hard for the Japanese... or Cameron will kill him.

John Connor: Nobody's gonna want Andy's program now. That thing's... kinda crazy.
Cameron Phillips: It could still be a threat... It could still become 'Skynet'.
Sarah Connor: It could also become 'Pong'.

John Connor: It's over. Andy lost.
Sarah Connor: But the other team...
John Connor: They didn't lose their queen: they sacrificed it. Just like Byrne-Fischer all over again.
[Sarah has a blank look]
John Connor: Byrne-Fischer, 1956? Never mind. The point is...
Sarah Connor: The Turk fell for a trap?
John Connor: It's like it just... choked.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Born to Run (#2.22)" (2009)
Sarah Connor: Do you believe in the actual Devil?
Father Armando Bonilla: Something opposes God. Something tempts man into sin.
Sarah Connor: I don't know about God or Heaven... but I do believe that someone or something wants this world to burn - the Devil, demons... I believe.

Agent Aldridge: I believe you.
Sarah Connor: You believe me what?
Agent Aldridge: I believe there are machines. I believe they've come back from the future to first kill you and then your son. I believe in time travel, I believe in cyborgs. I believe there's a world that I've not yet seen but you have, and John. In the last eight hours, I've received 37 calls from people who have met a young man named John Baum, or his sister Cameron or Sarah Baum, the mother. They now know her to be Sarah Connor. By all accounts, your son looks 16 and not 24, just as you look 35 and not 43. I believe you have participated in the miraculous and the terrible, and through it all you have maintained a moral and good soul. I want to help you. I want to help your son. Help me do that.
Sarah Connor: My son is dead.

John Connor: [examining a lifeless Cameron] Her chip, it's gone. Where is he... the-the-the-the John Henry? He took her chip. Where did he go?
Catherine Weaver: He didn't take the chip. She gave it to him.
Sarah Connor: John...
[she indicates a screen, on which appear the words "I'M SORRY JOHN"]
John Connor: Where is he?
Catherine Weaver: Not where. When.
James Ellison: What? W-what do you mean, when?
Sarah Connor: [spotting a computer element with three red lights] I know that, I've seen it before.
John Connor: Is that the Turk? It's Andy Goode's Turk.
Sarah Connor: Three dots. You lying Terminator, T-1000 bitch! You're building Skynet.
Catherine Weaver: No. I was building something to fight it. And, I'd watch who's calling who a bitch.

Agent Aldridge: Ten years ago you murdered one Miles Dyson, employee of Cyberdyne. Long time gone, but the man's still dead, so we've got that. Eight years ago, you and your son and a high school friend of his blow up a bank vault and die in the explosion. Now, of course, you're still alive, which is inconvenient for many, but the bank's still blown, so we've got that. More recently, and by that I mean Monday, you participated in a firefight leaving five dead and kidnapping one Savannah Weaver, daughter of Catherine Weaver and citizen of Scotland, making this incident both federal and international. Two of the dead were off-duty law enforcement officers, and that usually gets you the needle. But in that, I do digress.
Sarah Connor: [reading Aldridge's badge] Agent Aldridge.
Agent Aldridge: Yeah.
Sarah Connor: You're a funny boy.
Agent Aldridge: That's what mom says.
Sarah Connor: I never liked funny boys.

James Ellison: I just wanted the girl to be safe.
Sarah Connor: So did I.
James Ellison: From whom?
Sarah Connor: I don't know.
James Ellison: You don't know or you can't say?
Sarah Connor: I don't know, but if I did, I probably couldn't say.

James Ellison: You could tell them. You can tell 'em everything you've been doing. You can draw 'em a picture of everything they know and everything you know. If you're innocent, you could do that.
Sarah Connor: Last time I drew a picture, I ended up in a psych-ward.
James Ellison: Maybe things will be different now. Maybe... they got nothin' to lose.
Sarah Connor: There's always something to lose.

Sarah Connor: I sent you a message. I told you...
John Connor: Yeah, bad John Connor! Ground me.

James Ellison: Where's Cameron?
Sarah Connor: In the car.
James Ellison: Expecting trouble?
Sarah Connor: No change for the meter.
James Ellison: You're not armed, are you?
Sarah Connor: Expecting trouble?
James Ellison: No reason for that.
Sarah Connor: No reason at all.

Sarah Connor: [to a severely wounded Cameron] You look like hell!

Father Armando Bonilla: [in a crisis situation] I don't know what to do.
Sarah Connor: You're a priest. Pray.

Sarah Connor: We need to get out. They're trying to kill my son.
Catherine Weaver: No, they're trying to kill my son, just like you are.
Sarah Connor: I'm sure she's done it.
Catherine Weaver: You better hope not. Your John may save the world, but he can't do it without mine.

[last lines]
Sarah Connor: [voice-over] I love you too.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Dungeons & Dragons (#1.6)" (2008)
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: [narrates] On the night we first met, John's father, Kyle Reese, told me words I remember to this day. He meant them as a warning. I think of them as words to live by. He told me of an apocalypse yet to come. Like a Pandora's box, he unpacked every horror, every evil, every dark thing that haunts our future. He also left me an unborn son, to whom he bequeathed what remained in the box after the nightmares fled: hope.

Sarah Connor: I know what you're thinking. I may not know how you think; but I know what you're thinking about. And what you're thinking about right now is exactly what you should not think about.

Sarah Connor: I didn't want to leave you. I didn't have a choice.
Charley Dixon: Gun to your head?
Sarah Connor: More like *in* my head. It's, um... It's complicated.
Charley Dixon: Then uncomplicate it for me.

Charley Dixon: So - Skynet, robots from the future. And... you're a...
Cameron Phillips: Yes, I'm a...
Sarah Connor: You need a...
Charley Dixon: ...a minute?
Sarah Connor: I was gonna say 'a drink'.
Charley Dixon: Oh, yeah, that too.

[John is donating his blood to Derek]
Charley Dixon: That's quite a kid you got in there.
Sarah Connor: You have no idea.
Charley Dixon: Same rare blood type. And his name, Reese - same as yours when we met. You know, that's, uh...
Sarah Connor: He's not John's father. Not sure I'm ready to explain it.
Charley Dixon: Let me guess, it's complicated. Hey - you coulda told me.
Sarah Connor: Would you've believed me?

John Connor: [about Derek and Kyle] Did they look alike?
Sarah Connor: A little bit, yeah. Same build, same complexion. Not the eyes, though. Even when your father was screaming about the machines... he had such kind eyes.

Sarah Connor: What did you say to Charley?
Cameron Phillips: I freak him the hell out.
Sarah Connor: I'll bet you do. I'll just bet.

Sarah Connor: [about Charley] You don't go near him. You don't touch him. You swear to me you'll leave him alone, or so help me, I will find a way of taking you apart piece by piece.
Cameron Phillips: I swear.
Sarah Connor: So do I.

Charley Dixon: What... was that thing that you always said? 'There is no fate but what we make.' Remember?
Sarah Connor: The more I think about it, the more I realize... my fate was made before we met. When John was born.
Charley Dixon: Can't change it?
Sarah Connor: I'm not trying to change mine. Trying to change his.

[Charley shows Sarah a card of "FBI-Agent" Kester]
Charley Dixon: I didn't, um, I didn't tell him anything. But if you ask me, it's just a matter of time.
Sarah Connor: Always is.

Sarah Connor: That thing's done, right? It's vapor.
Cameron Phillips: One missing component. His left hand. I'll find it.
Sarah Connor: Everything needs to be destroyed, everything.
Cameron Phillips: Everything.
Sarah Connor: Every last bolt. Get it done.
Cameron Phillips: I swear.

[last lines]
Sarah Connor: "Listen", Kyle said. "Listen and understand. The machine 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."


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: What He Beheld (#1.9)" (2008)
[first lines]
[caption: April 21, 2011 - Judgment Day]
[two kids are playing baseball]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] When John was little, he used to sleep with his hand under my chin. At night I'd lay awake watching him, calm, peaceful, happy. I wanted to freeze time, and let my son live in that moment forever.
[younger boy misses the ball with his bat]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] But you can't freeze time. You can't protect your children from the future that awaits them.
Kyle at 8: Batting's hard, Derek!
Derek at 15: You're doing great, Kyle, just remember how I showed you: stay on top of the ball.
Sarah Connor: [narrating] The moment's there. And then...
Derek at 15: [Kyle hits the ball] Yes!
Kyle at 8: Yes, finally!
Sarah Connor: [narrating] ... it's gone.
[distant explosions]
Kyle at 8: Fireworks! Cool!
[looking up they see the nuclear bombs streaking across the sky]

Derek Reese: [grabs Sarkissian, pushes him against the wall and levels a gun to his head] Here's my counter-offer: You tell us where the Turk is, we keep our money, and I bury you in the backyard.
Fake Sarkissian: [chuckles] Well, you listen to me. If I don't walk out of here in ten minutes, my people are instructed to call the FBI, and tell 'em everything I know.
Sarah Connor: Your people?
Fake Sarkissian: Yeah. My people. Same people who are watching your son. He's on a field trip, isn't he? With his class? Science Museum, I believe.
Derek Reese: [smiles] Your people have no idea what they're walking into.

[the Connor group walks up to the cafe manager nonchalantly]
Derek Reese: Where is he?
Cafe Manager: Who?
[Sarah reaches over the counter and slams the manager's head down on the desk]
Sarah Connor: He. Need I repeat?
[the manager meekly points to the back room]

[caption: April 21, 2011: Judgement Day]
[two kids are playing baseball]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] When John was little he used to sleep with his hand under my chin. At night I lay watching him, calm, peaceful, happy. I wanted to freeze time and let my son live in that moment forever.
[younger boy misses the ball with his bat]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] But you can't freeze time. You can't protect your children from the future that awaits them.
Kyle at 8: Batting's hard Derek!
Derek at 15: You're doing great Kyle, just remember how I showed you, stay on top of the ball.
Sarah Connor: [narrating] The moment's there. And then...
Derek at 15: [Kyle hits the ball] Yes!
Kyle at 8: Yes, finally!
Sarah Connor: [narrating] ... it's gone.
[distant explosions]
Kyle at 8: Fireworks, cool!
[looking up they see the planes carrying nuclear bombs]

[after Cromartie has massacred the FBI SWAT team]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] In 'Lord of the Flies', a group of boys slaughter a pig in the jungle. They torture it and place its head on a sharpened stake as an offering to the beast that hovers god-like over the island. - The black blood drips down the pig's teeth, and the boys run away. - Later, when one of the boys is alone, he weeps, but not for the pig. The boy weeps for the end of innocence, and the darkness of men's hearts.

[Sarah and Derek are looking out for Sarkissian when two policemen appear]
Sarah Connor: We have to go.
Derek Reese: We came here for the Turk.
Sarah Connor: We can't get it if we're in prison.

Derek Reese: [about the diamonds] Those are from the safehouse I set up, so technically, they're mine.
Sarah Connor: Well, I'm guessing you stole 'em. So technically, they're evidence in a felony.

Sarah Connor: How are we supposed to celebrate your birthday if you're sitting in front of a computer?
[John looks at her, surprised]
Sarah Connor: Do you actually thought I forgot your birthday?
John Connor: It's just, we have much more important things to think about than my stupid birthday.
Sarah Connor: Your birthday *is* important.
John Connor: No, it's, it's not important. Finding the Turk, stopping Skynet, Judgment Day, that's important, that's... that's our life.
Sarah Connor: It's our mission. This is our life. If we stop caring about that, then we're lost.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep (#2.16)" (2009)
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: Midnight is the witching hour - if you believe that kind of thing, and most people won't admit it if they do. Midnight is the time when a door opens from our world into the next, and we are visited by dark spirits of the shadowlands. The incubus, the succubus, the old hag. Visitors are known by many names, but each story bears the same marks. The demons come after midnight in the first three hours of the new day, when we are alone and vulnerable, deep asleep and helpless, when we cannot move. They lay on us, press on us, suffocate us, take from us what is most precious: our lives, our love, our sanity - our sleep. If you believe in that kind of thing.

Sarah Connor: You're dead. I killed you.
Ed Winston: And I killed you. One of us is gonna have to step it up.

Sarah Connor: They say, if you die in your dreams, you die in real life.

John Connor: They have anything to say?
Sarah Connor: 'bout what?
John Connor: About what? About why you're not sleeping. They figured out why?
Sarah Connor: Besides the fact the world's about to end?

Sarah Connor: Don't be fooled, John. Don't be fooled by anyone's face. You don't know what's behind anyone's face.

Nurse Hobson: You were talking to someone when I entered the room - your boy; the one who came to visit. Call to him.
Sarah Connor: I'd die first.

[last lines]
Sarah Connor: A spirit sits on a man's chest. She is strong, beautiful. She is here to steal his children. She is here to steal his future. He's paralyzed. The terror in him will burst his heart if he cannot control it. She is a nightmare, a demon woman, the oldest and most enduring story told by man. The witching hour is controlled by witches. She is a bad dream. She is a bad bitch.

[Sarah has suggested that the factory was blown up by Winston's own bosses]
Ed Winston: Lady, you're insane. Why would anyone blow up their own factory?
Sarah Connor: To hide what you were building.
Ed Winston: And what was that?
Sarah Connor: The end.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Automatic for the People (#2.2)" (2008)
Cameron Phillips: I'm thinking about what to do.
Sarah Connor: Since when do you do that?

Sarah Connor: What do you do with a guard dog you can't trust?
Derek Reese: [looks at Cameron] What, that one?
Derek Reese: [turns back to the crucifix in the church] I've spent the night talking to Him.
Sarah Connor: I think she's outside His jurisdiction.

[Nelson hands Sarah the clothes she's been wearing before being decontaminated]
Sarah Connor: These are the same clothes. Aren't they crapped up?
Nelson: It turns out they're not. Positive reading must have been a hiccup.
Sarah Connor: A hiccup?
Nelson: [smirks] Yeah. Sometimes these scanners have a mind of their own.

Kacy Corbin: [who is highly pregnant] I'm an orca. With boobs.
Sarah Connor: There are worse things to be.

Sarah Connor: [about an irregularity Greenway has detected at the power plant] His boss is pressuring him to ignore it, says it's nothing major. But if Greenway's right and there is a problem...
Cameron Phillips: The reactor could melt down. Half the state would be contaminated.
Derek Reese: Skynet wins.
Sarah Connor: But if Greenway stops the test and they close down the plant...
Derek Reese: Then the resistance can't use it in the future.
Cameron Phillips: Skynet wins.

Sarah Connor: [to John] You always talk about how English is so boring. I think we could all use boring today - especially you.

Sarah Connor: I don't kid about teenagers.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Samson & Delilah (#2.1)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: [talking to John in an ambulance in front of the de-activated Cameron] What she said back there, everything she said was a trick, you know that, right? They don't feel anything. They don't have feelings. They don't know love.
John Connor: I know that, mom.

Sarah Connor: We have to kill her, John.
John Connor: I know! I know.

Sarah Connor: Can you walk?
John Connor: Yeah.
Sarah Connor: Good, 'cause we gotta run.

Derek Reese: So, I'm guessing Sarkissian didn't tell you where he sold the Turk before you killed him?
Sarah Connor: Wasn't that kind of conversation.

Sarah Connor: I know what you saw today. I know what you did, and I'm... so proud of you. Maybe you could fix her; I know you wanna try. But I can't let you, I just... I can't.
John Connor: So burn her.

Cameron: [Sarah has Cameron pinned between 2 trucks as John attempts to remove her CPU] John... John you can't do this... You don't know what you're about to do...
John Connor: Yes, I do. You're going to kill me.
Cameron: No. John, you can't do this. You're not doing the right thing. Things are good now. Things are fine now. I ran a test. Things are good now. I'm fixed now. You can trust me now. Everything's good now.
Sarah Connor: What are you waiting for?
Cameron: She doesn't know, she doesn't. I'm good now. I'm good, I ran a test. Everything's perfect. I'm perfect.
Sarah Connor: JOHN!
Cameron: I'm sorry for what I did. It wasn't me. You have to understand, it wasn't me, you can't let this happen, John. You can't, please. Listen to me. Listen to me. I don't want to go. Please, John, please. John, listen to me. I don't want to go. Please, John. Please. I'm good now. Listen to me, I don't want to go. I'm sorry. That wasn't me. I'm fixed now, I ran a test. Everything's perfect. You can trust me.
Sarah Connor: JOHN CONNER!
Cameron: I love you! I love you! Please, I love you! Please John, and you love me.
John Connor: [removes Camerons CPU]


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today (#2.8)" (2008)
Cameron Phillips: I'll talk to John.
Sarah Connor: John's not listening.
Cameron Phillips: He's always listening.

John Connor: I bought her a helmet.
Sarah Connor: Responsible. You think it will stop the bullets?
John Connor: Why, you're gonna take a shot on her?
Sarah Connor: A lot of bullets fly around here; someone will.

Cromartie: Your strategy has changed from last time.
Sarah Connor: Has it?
Cromartie: The first time we met you tried to kill yourself.
Sarah Connor: You're right. This time I'm gonna kill you.

Sarah Connor: How did you find the house?
Cromartie: The boy told me. The one from the bowling alley. You should have killed him, just like you should have killed yourself.
Sarah Connor: I'm not a murderer.
Cromartie: Who is?

James Ellison: It's been watching me.
Sarah Connor: 'It'?
James Ellison: Out there. It.
Sarah Connor: And you still came to Mexico? You could have led it right to John.
James Ellison: Wasn't me in the trunk.
Sarah Connor: So what were you gonna do? Just pop him out of jail? Set him free, no questions asked?
James Ellison: Yes actually. That's exactly what I was going to do.
Sarah Connor: [scoffs] I have a hard time believing that.
James Ellison: I owed you one. The fire? Silberman's cabin?
Sarah Connor: Wasn't much.
James Ellison: It was my life.

James Ellison: Then what?
Sarah Connor: There's no 'then what'. Pretend I died again.
James Ellison: I lost a lot when you "died" the first time - my marriage, my career...
Sarah Connor: That's a lot to you?
James Ellison: I suppose many people lost those things.
Sarah Connor: You want answers?
James Ellison: I just want to know my role in all of this. What happened after this?
Sarah Connor: This is it. There's nothing else behind the curtain. This is what I do; it's all I do. You already know why I do it. I'm sorry for what you lost. But I can't help you get any of that back.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point (#2.10)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: Tell me what you need.
Alex: Last night I would have said, a hundred thousand dollars and a little patience. This morning I need ten times that and a miracle.
Sarah Connor: That's a hell of a morning.

Sarah Connor: You need more than I have, Mr. Akagi.
Alex: Call me Alex.
Sarah Connor: Sorry, Alex.
Alex: I'm sorry too, Ms. Gale.
Sarah Connor: Call me Sarah.

Alex: The air force has been interested in AI applications for a long time now, as far back as the '80s.
Sarah Connor: Strange you call the '80s 'far back'.
Alex: I know, isn't it? You a music fan? That's how I mark the decade. For me, the '80s will always be Duran Duran.

Alex: I didn't know you spoke Japanese.
Sarah Connor: I was into sticks before Duran Duran.

Cameron Phillips: [about the money] It's not enough.
Sarah Connor: [counting diamonds] What will be enough?
Cameron Phillips: [looks over the money and diamonds] Everything.
Sarah Connor: Everything then.
[she adds all the diamonds to the money]
Cameron Phillips: You're certain?
Sarah Connor: Certain is a luxury.

Sarah Connor: It all adds up: the dots, the AI, the air force, the chip...
Derek Reese: They're nothing. Listen to yourself. First it's the dots, then the AI, now it's the chip. Whatever you've needed it to be, that's what it is. You got played, it happens. Welcome to the human race.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Earthlings Welcome Here (#2.13)" (2008)
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: In 1490, the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca landed on the shores of the New World, seeking power and fortune. He was immediately attacked and captured, almost all of his traveling companions murdered. Enslaved, de Vaca chose to embrace his captor's beliefs and learn their ways. He became a healer. Over time he was freed, and de Vaca attracted his own following, who believed he had the power over life and death. The desert had transformed him. He was not the first, and he would not be the last.

Sarah Connor: My son thinks I'm crazy. Maybe not crazy, maybe that's the wrong word. But he doubts me... He's never doubted me before.
Barbara Morris: Oh... If there's one thing we understand here, it's doubt.

Sarah Connor: Can I ask you a personal question?
Eileen: Could I stop you?
Sarah Connor: What are you doing out here, in the desert?
Eileen: Looking for answers.
Sarah Connor: About Abraham?
Eileen: Abraham, life... whether the government is hiding little green men in fallout shelters... how to make the perfect cup of tea.

Sarah Connor: They tried to kill you - twice.
Alan Park: Well, they did kill me. They killed Alan Park. And I thank them for it. They gave me a gift - the life I was scared to lead. Before this happened, I was a cog in a machine - ordinary, repressed... How many people dare to live the life they dream of? Face their real fears about who they really are? Not their houses or their... jobs or their habits; their deepest, truest selves... Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?
Sarah Connor: I used to be a waitress. Killed her too.

Sarah Connor: You're a liar and a fake.
Alan Park: You're the fake! You're a mother, you're a seeker, you're a soldier - you're everything. But you're nothing!


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Goodbye to All That (#2.5)" (2008)
[John reads an article about a man who has been killed]
Derek Reese: His name is Martin Bedell. He was in century work camp with you, right up until the escape.
John Connor: So I knew him?
Derek Reese: You knew him. Everybody knew him.
Sarah Connor: But he doesn't know this one, does he? Not this Martin Bedell?
Derek Reese: No. Another Martin Bedell.
Sarah Connor: Maybe it's just coincidence.
Derek Reese: How many coincidences named Sarah Connor got killed before Skynet finally locked in on you?

Marty Bedell: Are you a spy?
Sarah Connor: No, I'm not a spy.
Marty Bedell: Are you a mom?
Sarah Connor: Yeah, I'm a mom.
Marty Bedell: You kinda suck at it.

[Sarah locks and controls all doors and windows]
Marty Bedell: Do you do this every night?
Sarah Connor: Yeah.
Marty Bedell: What happens when you go to sleep?
[opens the door for Cameron, who walks in loading a rifle]
Sarah Connor: She happens.

[Marty tries to call home. Cameron snatches the telephone out of his hand and lifts him up by his collar]
Cameron Phillips: If you call your mother, that man knows where to find you. Then he'll kill her. He'll kill you.
Sarah Connor: [coughs slightly] Cameron...
Cameron Phillips: [to Marty, still holding him up] Would you like a bedtime story?

Sarah Connor: I'm sorry, I didn't... mean this. This was never the plan, ever.
Marty Bedell: What was the plan?
Sarah Connor: I don't know. You can't always have one at all the times. Sometimes you just do, and I did - to you.
Marty Bedell: Well - you saved my life, right? So - good plan!


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Desert Cantos (#2.15)" (2009)
John Connor: God, I hate funerals.
Sarah Connor: I hate Skynet.

Derek Reese: You called me 'Reese' again. That's what you used to call him, isn't it? Kyle? Maybe you should try and let him go.
Sarah Connor: Maybe you should.

Diana Winston: Ed was a decent man. Whatever went on there, he was a decent man!
Sarah Connor: Decent people can get caught up in things.

[Diana shows Sarah a bunch of keys]
Diana Winston: This one goes to a storage locker.
Sarah Connor: You don't have a storage locker, do you?
Diana Winston: No. I've been meaning to go there, but then I got scared. So I told myself, some doors are better left unopened.
Sarah Connor: Not this one.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Alpine Fields (#2.12)" (2008)
Anne: Are you married? To your son's...
Sarah Connor: No - barely knew him.
Anne: Lucky you. You think you're getting this...
[pointing in the general direction of David]
Anne: Then you realize you got that.

Anne: I thought a crisis was supposed to bring a family closer.
Sarah Connor: Don't confuse 'close' with 'happy'.

Sarah Connor: [of Cameron and the 888] They're hunting.
David: Hunting what?
Sarah Connor: Each other.

David: So what guarantees it comes through the front door?
Sarah Connor: They always come through the front door.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Adam Raised a Cain (#2.21)" (2009)
[Sarah and Derek are looking over a graveyard, with gravestones marked '1984']
Derek Reese: My brother buried out there, I thought... that counted for something between us.
Sarah Connor: Well, John counts for more. And you keep too many secrets for my taste.

Sarah Connor: I told you to stay out of this.
James Ellison: I tried. Everywhere I turn, there you are.

Sarah Connor: We don't kill just to kill.
Cameron Phillips: I never have.

Sarah Connor: [referring to Ellison] We're going into ZeiraCorp with or without him. When we're done, it'll be ashes.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Good Wound (#2.14)" (2009)
Kyle Reese: He's out of his time. He's lost. John's all he's got - John and you.
Sarah Connor: We're all out of our time. We're all lost. And John is all any of us have.

Sarah Connor: I'd die for my son.

Dr. Felicia Burnett: Sarah - was anything you said the truth?
Sarah Connor: I got shot.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short (#2.6)" (2008)
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: My father slept with a gun under his pillow. There was no pill for his sickness, no medicine to ease his mind. He left blood and sweat and part of his soul in a foreign land. My father never talked to me about the war he fought. He never talked to anyone. Ever vigilant, ever silent. I never thought I'd follow in his footsteps.

Cameron Phillips: [of Sherman] Maybe his name's on the list because he helps John.
Sarah Connor: Helps John? What makes you think John needs help?
John Connor: What makes you think I don't?

Sarah Connor: In 1678 doctors diagnosed a mental affliction soldiers suffered from as 'nostalgia' - homesickness, a longing to return to the past. The cruel reality of war is that there is no return home. No return to innocence. What is lost, is lost forever. Like my father, war's wounds have bled me dry. No words of comfort; no words of forgiveness. No words at all.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Complications (#2.9)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: What's that?
Cameron Phillips: It's rehydration fluid. Drink one cup every half hour or right after you vomit.

Sarah Connor: I've had some bad luck with shrinks.
Dr. Boyd Sherman: Well, you could stop calling them shrinks, that might help.

Sarah Connor: I've been sick. Flu or something. I'm exhausted, I can't sleep; and when I do, I have dreams. Nightmares actually. I walk in my sleep.
Dr. Boyd Sherman: Where're you walking to?
Sarah Connor: What d'you mean?
Dr. Boyd Sherman: Where do you go when you walk?
Sarah Connor: I'm chasing someone or I'm being chased.
Dr. Boyd Sherman: But where do you go?
Sarah Connor: Out. I get the hell out.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Mousetrap (#2.3)" (2008)
John Connor: [on Kacy] Nobody that pregnant should be forced to watching network television; it's bad for the baby.
Sarah Connor: You don't know anything about babies.

[Cameron is examining the chimney]
Cameron Phillips: There's something alive up there.
Sarah Connor: Is it something that can hurt us?
Cameron Phillips: It's a bird. I'll kill it before it flies away.
Sarah Connor: No.
Cameron Phillips: Maybe later?
Sarah Connor: Maybe never.

Michelle Dixon: What are you doing here? I know he brought you; you didn't have to come.
Sarah Connor: Guess I did.
Michelle Dixon: For Charley?
Sarah Connor: I just did. I agree, I thought it'd be easier - I thought you'd be dead.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today Is the Day: Part 1 (#2.18)" (2009)
Sarah Connor: I have planned on waiting for you with Derek's sniper rifle, pulled the trigger, solved about fifty percent of my problems. One shot. Do you know how bad I'd have felt?
Cameron Phillips: Very bad?
Sarah Connor: Not bad at all. But I know someone who'd have felt bad, someone who would never forgive me if I had done that.

Cameron Phillips: It's not about me. It's about John. You're concerned for his safety.
Sarah Connor: You bet I am.
Cameron Phillips: From Skynet? From me?
Sarah Connor: Maybe. Maybe especially you.
Cameron Phillips: We're all a threat. We're all a threat to John. He worries about us. That makes him vulnerable. He cares.
Sarah Connor: I am not John's problem.
Cameron Phillips: John is John's problem. Humans are the problem. There's only one way for him to be safe - that's to be alone.
Sarah Connor: What kind of life is that?
Cameron Phillips: John's life. Someday.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today Is the Day: Part 2 (#2.19)" (2009)
Sarah Connor: Why're you here?
Cameron Phillips: Protect John. Hunt Skynet. Stop Judgment Day.
Sarah Connor: But why're you here? Right now, with us? John sent you here from the future. He sent you away, away from him. Maybe you should think about that. Maybe you should think about why he didn't want you around anymore.

[John is talking to Sarah about his visit in the morgue]
John Connor: I'm sorry I doubted you.
Sarah Connor: John...
John Connor: No - not you. Her.
[behind Sarah, Cameron has appeared in the door]


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Brothers of Nablus (#2.7)" (2008)
Cameron Phillips: [about Riley] She's a security risk.
John Connor: Really? She's never tried to kill me... You know that this has nothing to do with Riley, or with the rules, or the security of this house. You are pissed off, because I found someone I actually like spending time with, and it's not *you*.
Sarah Connor: You think I don't want you to have a normal life?
John Connor: No. I don't.
Sarah Connor: [grabbing John by his arm] Hey! We didn't choose this, John, it chose us. And there's nothing either of us can do about it. My job is to protect you. And you can hate me as much as you want, but I will keep doing this as long as I'm here.
John Connor: Then why didn't you protect me when I was killing Sarkissian? Why didn't you protect me when I had my hands around his throat? Why didn't you protect me from that?

Sarah Connor: Fools errands, and the Fathers of Nablus. It's been a great day.
Cameron Phillips: Brothers.
Sarah Connor: What?
Cameron Phillips: Brothers of Nablus - Genesis, chapter 34.
Sarah Connor: You've memorized the bible?
Cameron Phillips: Jacob's daughter Dinah is raped by Shechem, Prince of Nablus. He falls in love with her. Shechem's father comes to Jacob and strikes a bargain to allow his son to marry Dinah.
Sarah Connor: That's brave of him.
Cameron Phillips: Jacob says yes, on the condition that all the men in Shechem 's town be circumcised.
Sarah Connor: Everybody gets what they want.
Cameron Phillips: Three days later, while Shechem's men were still in pain from the circumcision, Dinah's brothers rode into the city and killed them all.
Sarah Connor: It's your kind of story.
Cameron Phillips: Yes. My kind of story.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Allison from Palmdale (#2.4)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: That story about John's birth, it wasn't true.
Kacy Corbin: The jungle?
Sarah Connor: No, that part was true. The part about his father wasn't. He wasn't there with me. He died before John was born - before I even knew I was pregnant.
Kacy Corbin: Why did you tell me that story?
Sarah Connor: 'cause I wish it's the way it could have been.
Kacy Corbin: That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.
Sarah Connor: Thing is, I got through it, all of it - by myself; and so can you.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Ourselves Alone (#2.17)" (2009)
Cameron Phillips: You've been distracted.
Sarah Connor: I was kidnapped.
Cameron Phillips: Which is distracting.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Self Made Man (#2.11)" (2008)
Sarah Connor: [to Cameron] You never sleep. Make yourself useful.
[dumbs the laundry basket into Cameron's hands]
John Connor: Most efficient killing machine ever invented, - you get her doing the laundry.