DCI William Cabot
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DCI William Cabot (Character)
from The Sum of All Fears (2002)

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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Bill Cabot: [to Jack] When I asked for your advice, I didn't mean that you should actually speak.

[after an unpleasant silence, after Jack unintentionally and indirectly insulted Nemerov]
President Nemerov: [to Cabot, about Ryan] I like him.
Bill Cabot: In that case, so do I.

[en route to Russia]
Cabot: Jack... Jack, what are you doing?
Jack: Oh... I had a date tonight, so I had to call and cancel...
Cabot: Well, don't be stupid! Tell her where you're going. In fact, tell her who you work for. She'll be impressed.
Jack: [to Cathy, over the phone] OK. I work for the CIA, and the Director asked me at the last minute to come with him to Russia with him to do a nuclear arms inspection. Hello?
Cathy: That is so lame.
Jack: No, I swear, it's because of the START treaty, we get to inspect to make sure they're really decommissioning their nuclear arsenal...
[Cathy hangs up]
Jack: Hello... hello?
[Cabot starts laughing]
Jack: Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Bill Cabot: What's the t-shirt say?
Depot Worker: "I am a bomb technician, if you see me running...
[laughs]
Depot Worker: ... try to catch up."

Cabot: Are you Ryan?
Jack Ryan: Yes, sir.
Cabot: What is this? The Paper Chase?
Jack Ryan: Sir, my ah...
Cabot: Well come on, were late.

Cabot: [to Jack] You're about to breathe air that's way over your pay grade so listen up. You're going to be asked for analysis and advice, so be God damn sure you know what you're talking about before you give it. Don't be afraid to say you don't know. Choose your words carefully, words have a habit of being turned into policy.

Bill Cabot: [meeting privately] How's your Russian?
John Clark: It still works. Why?
Bill Cabot: Three Russian nuclear scientists are missing. I need to know where they are.

Bill Cabot: [at the stadium in Baltimore; answers his cell phone] Yeah, this is Cabot.
Jack: [in a helicopter near Baltimore] The bomb is in play! Dylan's called the AFRAT team! They're meeting me at the docks in twenty minutes! We're going to see if we can find it!
Bill Cabot: Docks? What docks?
Jack: Baltimore!
Bill Cabot: You're breaking up! What did you say?
Jack: [static over cell phone] ... altimore!
Bill Cabot: Look, I'm losing you! I'll call you back from...
Jack: BALTIMORE!... Sir?
Bill Cabot: [stands up and takes a long look around stadium, then shouts to the Secret Service agents] John! Reggie! Let's go! Let's go!

Bill Cabot: [to Jack] Welcome to the CIA, sport.

President Fowler: We gotta update these fire drills, Billy. I mean, if the shit ever hits the fan, I'm not going underground. This place is a goddamn tomb down there!
Bill Cabot: We've also gotta choose someone else to face off against besides the Russians all the time.
President Fowler: Really? Let's see. Who else has 27,000 nukes for us to worry about?
Bill Cabot: It's the guy with one I'm worried about.

President Fowler: And don't underestimate Zorkin, pal. Between his economy, crime, Chechnya...
Cabot: His liver.
President Fowler: What's left of it. How is he, by the way?
Cabot: He's got a press conference scheduled for this afternoon. So at least we know he can sit up.

Bill Cabot: What are three Russian atomic scientists doing in Ukraine?