Sam Cornelius: Are you an American?
Sally Hughes: No, Mongolian.
Sam Cornelius: You'll have to teach me the language some time.
[considering possible reasons why their plane has been hijacked]
Sam Cornelius: For good measure, they've got two journalists and - by his own account - a famous comedian.
Harry Lovett: Very funny. But what about you, Cornelius? Maybe they want you? Who are you?
Sam Cornelius: I'm somebody flying in a strange plane with a lunatic pilot and I'm trying to find out why - that's who I am!
Chang: Miss Hughes! You are in the midst of life. Do not seek death; it will find you. But choose the road that makes death a fulfillment.