Quotes from the Movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

A moment please, Mr. President.

Dr. Strangelove

My conclusion was that this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious.

Dr. Strangelove

The technology required is easily within the means of even the smallest nuclear power. It requires only the will to do so.

Dr. Strangelove

It is not only possible - it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy the fear to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision-making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday Machine is terrifying. It's simple to understand. And completely credible and convincing.

Dr. Strangelove

Greenhouses can keep plant life, animals can be bred and slaughtered

Dr. Strangelove

Your commie has no regard for human life, not even his own. And for this reason, men, I want to impress upon you the need for extreme watchfulness. The enemy may come individually, or he may come in strength. He may even come in the uniform of our own troops. But however he comes, we must stop him. We must not allow him to gain entrance to this base. In the two years it has been my privilege to be your commanding officer, I have always expected the best from you, and you have never given me anything less than that.

General Jack D. Ripper

Indeed, I did send out the order for Plan R, R for Robert...yes...yes, I take full responsibility...eh? Oh, no...don't you see, General? The commies...don't you--don't you use Clemenceau on me. The planes...no, it can't be done, Ripper. They are on their way in and no one can bring them back. For the sake of our country and our way of life, I suggest you get the rest of SAC in after them. Otherwise, we will be totally destroyed by Red retaliation. My boys will give you the best kind of start, 1400 megatons worth, and you sure as hell won't stop them now. So let's get going. There's no other choice. God willing, we will prevail in peace and freedom from fear and in true health through the purity and essence of our natural fluids. God bless you all. And godspeed, soldier.

General Jack D. Ripper

Two can play at that game, soldier!...That's nice shooting soldier!

General Jack D. Ripper

In the name of Her Majesty and the Continental Congress, come here and feed me this belt, boy...The Red Coats are coming!

General Jack D. Ripper

Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream!...You know when fluoridation began?...1946. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love...Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I-I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women, er, women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake...but I do deny them my essence.

General Jack D. Ripper

Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack. Eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I'm what you might call a water man, Jack - that's what I am. And I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, that there's nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Jackie.

Lionel Mandrake

Now you listen to me, Colonel Bat Guano, if that is your real name!

Lionel Mandrake

Jack, I am afraid I am going to have to ask you for the key to the door and the recall code, please.

Lionel Mandrake

Hey Jack, how about we play a little guessing game shall we. How about I guess what the code is

Lionel Mandrake

If you try any preversions in there, I'll blow your head off.

Colonel 'Bat' Guano

That's private property...OK, I'm gonna get your money for you. But if you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what's gonna happen to you?...You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company.

Colonel \\\'Bat\\\' Guano

For more than a year, ominous rumors have been privately circulating among high-level western leaders that the Soviet Union had been at work on what was darkly hinted to be the Ultimate Weapon, a Doomsday device. Intelligence sources traced the site of the top secret Russian project to the perpetually fog-shrouded wasteland below the arctic peaks of the Zhokhov Islands. What they were building, or why it should be located in such a remote and desolate place, no one could say.

Narrator

In order to guard against surprise nuclear attack, America's Strategic Air Command maintains a large force of B-52 bombers airborne 24 hours a day. Each B-52 can deliver a nuclear bombload of 50 megatons, equal to 16 times the total explosive force of all the bombs and shells used by all the armies in World War Two. Based in America, the Airborne alert force is deployed from the Persian Gulf to the Arctic Ocean, but they have one geographical factor in common - they are all two hours from their targets inside Russia.

Narrator

You sure gotta hand it to those Commies...Gee, those trucks sure look like the real thing, don't they?...I wonder where they got 'em from?...Probably bought them from the Army as war surplus...OK. Open up at 200 yards.

Air Force Base Guard

Major Kong, is it possible this is some kind of loyalty test? You know: give the 'go code' and then recall to see who would actually go?

Lt. Zogg

The fools...the mad fools...The Doomsday Machine...A device which will destroy all human and animal life on earth.

Russian Ambassador

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