Quotes from the Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

I am the H.A.L 9000 you may call me Hal

HAL 9000

Just a moment. Just a moment. I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

HAL 9000

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? Dave, I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question.

HAL 9000

I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do.

HAL 9000

You know I have only the most enthusiasm and confidence in this mission, Dave.

HAL 9000

Pod Bay is decompressed. All doors are secure. You are free to open pod bay doors.

HAL 9000

There's been a failure in the pod bay doors. Lucky you weren't killed.

HAL 9000

All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there. Use them together. Use them in peace.

HAL 9000

Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.

HAL 9000

The crew of Discovery One consists of five men and one of the latest generation of the HAL-9000 computers. Three of the five men were put aboard asleep, or to be more precise a state of hibernation. They were Dr. Charles Hunter, Dr. Jack Kimball and Dr. Victor Kaminsky. We spoke with mission commander Dr. David Bowman and his deputy, Dr. Frank Poole. Well, good afternoon gentlemen, how is everything going?

BBC Interviewer

from the earlier-recorded BBC News broadcast that Bowman and Poole watch

BBC Interviewer

The sixth member of the Discovery crew was not concerned about the problems of hibernation. For he was the latest result in machine intelligence - the HAL 9000 computer, which can reproduce, though some experts still prefer to use the word 'mimic,' most of the activities of the human brain, and with incalculably greater speed and reliability.

BBC Interviewer

Well, he acts like he has genuine emotions. Uhm, of course, he's programmed that way to make it easier for us to talk to him. But as to whether or not he has real feelings is something I don't think anyone can truthfully answer.

Dr. Dave Bowman

You guys have really come up with somethin'.

Dr. Floyd

Good day, gentlemen. This is a prerecorded briefing made prior to your departure and which for security reasons of the highest importance has been known on board during the mission only by your H-A-L 9000 computer. Now that you are in Jupiter's space, and the entire crew is revived, it can be told to you. Eighteen months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried forty feet below the lunar surface, near the crater Tycho. Except for a single, very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four million year old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin and purpose still a total mystery.

Dr. Floyd

Floyd's prerecorded message to the Discovery crew that plays to Bowman after HAL is disconnected

Dr. Floyd

My God, it's full of stars.

Dr. Dave Bowman

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