Dieter Quotes in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
[about the Compsognathus]
Dieter: It gives me the creeps, like it's not scared.
Dr. Robert Burke: There haven't been any visitors on this island. There's no reason for it to fear man.
[Dieter touches a cattle prod to the dinosaur's head, causing it to flee]
Dieter: Now it does.
[During the dinosaur chase, the dinosaur hunters close in on a Parasaurolophus]
Roland Tembo: [over radio] Dieter, get in the outrigger. You're closing in on a parasauro...
Dieter: [over radio] Say that again, Roland. A what?
Roland Tembo: [over radio] The one with the big red horn! The pompadour! *Elvis!*
Nick Van Owen: You looking for a problem?
Dieter: And I found you, didn't I?
Dieter: Wait, what's that, veloc-o-?
Dr. Robert Burke: Velociraptor. Carnivore, pack hunter. About two meters tall, long snout, binocular vision, strong, dextrous forearms, and killing claws on both feet.
Sarah Harding: And the rex may continue to track us, too, if they perceive a threat to themselves or to their infant.
Dr. Robert Burke: No, no, you're wrong there, Dr. Harding. We'll lose them once we leave their territory.
Sarah Harding: No, don't bet on it. Tyrannosaurs got the largest proportional olfactory cavity of any creature in the fossil record with the exception of one.
Dr. Robert Burke: Right, right, the uh, turkey vulture. Could scent up to ten miles.
Peter Ludlow: Right, this is all very thrilling, but I say we should push on to the village, hmm?
Dieter: Empty what is full. Fill what is empty. Scratch what itches.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: [hauled into rescue chopper] Who are ya buddy? Name!
Dieter: Flight Lieutenant Dieter Dengler, U.S.S. Ranger.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Authenticator? What's the authenticator?
Dieter: Rescue Dawn.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Louder!
Dieter: Rescue Dawn!
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Favorite sport?
Dieter: [big grin now] Hunting.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Favorite fish?
Rescue Chopper Pilot: Confirmed, confirmed, it's him!
Squad Leader: You're gonna be Spook's wingman. You think you can handle that?
Dieter: I could not ask for a better man, sir. But, please, could I ask you a question?
Squad Leader: Go ahead.
Dieter: You know, Spook is such a goddamn daredevil, could you please order him not to try too hard to die for his country, but rather to let the son-of-a-bitch on the other side die for his instead?
Dieter: No, I never wanted to go to war. I just wanted to fly.
Dieter: I believe I need a steak.
Dieter: I remember, I was in the attic with my brother. We were looking out, and we see this fighter plane, beautiful, coming right at us. And it's firing from its wings. And I see the machine gun, it's flashing and - whooosh - it goes flying past the house. It's so close. I mean, it's *feet* away from the house. And the canopy was open. And this pilot, he had his goggles up on his helmet. And I could see his eyes. And he was looking at me. Right at me. He's looking right at me. And then as he turns to go, he's starting back, he's looking right at me still. And the thing is, from that moment on, little Dieter, he needed to fly.
Dieter: I love America. America gave me wings.
Dieter: [for his birthday] What kind of champagne is this?
Gene: You just got to keep thinking protein, lots of protein.
Duane: It's not bad. Squished insect larva.
Dieter: [drinking] Mmmm... Oh, this is a good year, this one.
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