Dr. Mann Quotes in Interstellar (2014)


Dr. Mann Quotes:

  • Dr. Mann: You're feeling it, aren't you? The survival instinct. That's what drove me. It's what drives all of us. And it's what's gonna save us. Cause I'm gonna save all of us. For you, Cooper.

  • Dr. Mann: Don't judge me, Cooper. You were never tested like I was. Few men have been.

  • Dr. Mann: This is not about my life, or Cooper's life; this is about all mankind!

  • Dr. Mann: Do you see your children? It's okay. They're right there with you.

  • [after Mann breaks Cooper's helmet and leaves him for dead]

    Dr. Mann: I'm sorry. I can't watch you go through this. I'm sorry. I thought I could, but I can't. I'm here. I'm here for you. Just listen to my voice, Cooper. I'm right here. You're not alone.

    Dr. Mann: [looking back] Do you see your children? It's okay, they're right there with you.

    Dr. Mann: [last words to Cooper as he turns to leave] Did Professor Brand tell you that poem before you left? Do you remember? "Do not go gentle... into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

    [Mann switches off his transmitter as Cooper chokes; Cooper manages to get his long-range transmitter reinstalled]

    Cooper: [gasping] BRAND! HELP! HELP!

    Cooper: Cooper? CASE! Go! Go!

    Cooper: No... No air... ammonia...

    Brand: Cooper, we're coming! Hang in there, don't talk! Try to breathe as little as possible, we're almost there!

  • Dr. Mann: Your father had to find another way to save the human race from extinction. Plan B. A colony.

    Brand: But why not tell people? Why keep building those damn stations?

    Dr. Mann: Because he knew how hard it would be to get people to work together to save the species instead of themselves.

    Cooper: Bullshit.

    Dr. Mann: You never would have come here unless you believed you were going to save them. Evolution has yet to transcend that simple barrier. We can care deeply - selflessly - about those we know, but that empathy rarely extends beyond our line of sight.

    Brand: But the lie... that monstrous lie...

    Dr. Mann: Unforgivable. And he knew that. He was prepared to destroy his own humanity in order to save the species. He made an incredible sacrifice...

    Cooper: No. No, the incredible sacrifice is being made by the people on Earth who are gonna die! Because in his fucking arrogance he declared their case hopeless.

    Dr. Mann: I'm sorry Cooper. Their case... is hopeless.

    Cooper: No... no.

    Dr. Mann: We are the future.

  • Dr. Mann: I don't know how long I have been here...

  • Brand: Dr. Mann, do not open the inner hatch. I repeat, do not open the inner hatch! I repeat, do not open...

    Dr. Mann: Brand? I don't know what he said to you, but I am taking command of the Endurance, and then we can talk about completing the mission.

    Brand: Dr. Mann, listen to me...

    Dr. Mann: This is not about my life, or Cooper's life; this is about all mankind!

    [opening the inner hatch]

    Dr. Mann: There is a moment...

    [the airlock explodes]

  • Dr. Mann: Pray you never learn just how good it can be to see another face...

  • Dr. Mann: A machine doesn't improvise well because you cannot program a fear of death.

    Dr. Mann: Our survival instinct is our greatest source of inspiration.

  • Cooper: Dr. Mann there's a 50/50 chance your gonna kill yourself.

    Dr. Mann: Those are the best odds I've had in years.

  • [last lines]

    Dr. Mann: ...There is a moment...

    [gets cut-off by an explosion]

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