Cabot Quotes in The Sum of All Fears (2002)
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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