Jack Harper Quotes in Oblivion (2013)
Jack Harper Quotes:
Jack Harper: If we have souls, they are made of the love we share... undimmed by time and bound by death.
Jack Harper: I wonder, if I come to you, at night - in dreams, in the day - as memories. Do I haunt your hours the way you haunted mine? And I wonder if you see me, when you look at her.
Jack Harper: How can a man die better...
Sally: You don't have to die, Jack. She doesn't have to die.
Jack Harper: Everybody dies, Sally. The thing is, to die well.
Jack Harper: What Horatius said was, "How can a man die better / Than facing fearful odds"
Sykes: Drones! Get inside! Get inside!
Jack Harper: "For the ashes of his fathers / And the temples of his Gods"
Sally: I created you, Jack. I am your God.
Jack Harper: Fuck you, Sally.
Jack Harper: Dream of us.
Julia: Are we gonna die?
Jack Harper: No!... Maybe!
Jack Harper: Is it possible to miss a place you've never been? To mourn a time you never lived?
Julia: [plays "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum] You always loved this song.
Jack Harper: I'm not him. I know I'm not. But I've loved you... for as long as I can remember. I don't know how else to say it.
Julia: You know what you said to me once? You said when it was all over, you would build me a house on a lake. We would grow old and fat together. And we would fight. Maybe drink too much.
Jack Harper: Real romantic.
Julia: And then we would die and be buried in s meadow by the lake. And the world would forget about us. But we would always have each other.
Jack Harper: I remember.
Julia: Those memories are yours, Jack. They're ours. They are you.
Jack Harper: [in ruins of stadium] The last Super Bowl was played right here.
Victoria: Please don't tell me it was a classic.
Jack Harper: Classic game. 80,000 people on their feet. Seconds left on the clock. So QB throws a Hail Mary. Touchdown!
Jack Harper: I can't shake the feeling, that earth, inspite of all that's happened, earth is still my home.
Jack Harper: Earth, before the war. New York, before I was born. A place I've only seen pictures of. I know you... But we've never met. I'm with you... But I don't know your name. I know I'm dreaming. But it feels like more than that. It feels like a memory. How can that be?
Jack Harper: Buck up, Bob. Don't go all shaky on me.
Jack Harper: Who are you? What aren't you telling me?
Julia: Jack, I...
Jack Harper: What were you doing on the Odyssey? What was your mission?
Julia: It was a research flight to Titan. My first. That's what it was supposed to be. Six weeks to launch, deep space scanners picked up an alien object. We were reassigned to investigate. They put us all in delta. They must have woken you and Victoria first.
Jack Harper: What?
Julia: That object was the Tet, Jack. The Tet was our mission.
Sally: Hi, Jack. I don't believe we've had the pleasure.
Jack Harper: What have you done?
Sally: You can't blame yourself for this. Drones are unreliable. Sometimes things go wrong.
Jack Harper: Go wrong? You killed her.
Sally: I know, it's tragic. She was a wonderful person.
Malcolm Beech: That is one pissed off weapon.
Jack Harper: No, it's just a machine. I'm the weapon.
Malcolm Beech: Oh, I would love to be there to see that things' face when this goes off.
Jack Harper: Then it'd be a one way trip.
Malcolm Beech: Yeah! But it'd be worth it.
Malcolm Beech: You had me worried for a second. I thought you weren't coming back.
Jack Harper: Well, I had to prove him wrong.
Malcolm Beech: You look like shit.
Jack Harper: Oh, you should see the other guy.
Malcolm Beech: If I'd told you what you'd find out there, you would've thought I was crazy.
Jack Harper: Oh, I still do.
Sally: There's been a pattern of insubordinate behavior recently.
Jack Harper: Yeah. I feel bad about that.
Julia: Are we gonna die?
Jack Harper: No!
[They enter the radiation zone]
Jack Harper: Maybe!
Julia: I don't know what happened. But you are not who you think you are. Jack, we were here. You asked me to meet you and brought me up on top of the world. I could tell you were nervous that day. It was right here, Jack. You said: Look through here...
Julia, Jack Harper: [together] ... and I'll show you the future.
Jack Harper: If we have souls, they're made of the love we share. Undimmed by time, unbound by death.
Jack Harper: [to Julia] What aren't you telling me? WHO ARE YOU?
Jack Harper: I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you and I don't know your name. I know I'm dreaming, but it feels like more than that. It feels like a memory. How can that be?
Victoria: Mission, this is Tower 49.
Sally: Go ahead, 49.
Jack Harper: No.
Victoria: I'm having a problem with my technician.
Jack Harper: No, you don't know what you're doing.
Victoria: He found a survivor at the crash site.
Jack Harper: You've gotta listen to me.
Victoria: She's impeding his abilities, and he is unfit for service.
Jack Harper: No, no, no.
Sally: I'm sorry to hear that, Vika. Are you still an effective team?
Jack Harper: Vika... Open the goddamn door, Vika!
Victoria: No. We are not an effective team.
Jack Harper: The questions I ask - she doesn't, the things I wonder about - she won't.
Jack Harper: 60 years ago, Earth was attacked. We won the war, but they destroyed half the planet. Everyone's been evacuated. Nothing human remains. We're here for drone repair. We're the "mop-up crew".
Sally: Voice analysis indicates you are lying to me, Jack. Tell me why you are here. You have five seconds.
Jack Harper: I want Julia to live. I want our species to survive. This is the only way.
Sally: Proceed to landing. Atmosphere provided.
Jack Harper: Oh no, come on, not my goddamn bike!
Jack Harper: Morning, Bob.
Julia: How long have I been out there?
Jack Harper: At least sixty years.
Malcolm Beech: I would love to be there to see that thing's face when this goes off.
Jack Harper: That would be a one-way trip.
Malcolm Beech: Yeah, but it would be worth it.
Jack Harper: Vica, do you have any memories? Before the mission. Before the memory wipe.
Victoria: Our job is not to remember... remember?
Victoria: Be careful out there.
Jack Harper: I always am.
Victoria: No you're not.
Jack Harper: You're right. I gotta work on that.
Julia's Child, Julia's Child: Who's that?
Jack Harper: [voiceover] I am Jack Harper. And I am home.
Jack Harper: Morning, boss.
Sally: Tower 49, this is mission control. How are you all doing this lovely morning?
Victoria: Another day in paradise, Sally. Uploading data now.
Jack Harper: I want mankind to survive. This is the only way.
Jack Harper: You gonna miss me? I'm gonna miss this place. It would have been great. Would have been great.
Jack Harper: [readying his futuristic aircraft] This is Jack Harper. I'm good to go.
Jack Harper: How can man die better: than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods.
Sally: I created you, Jack. I am your god.
Jack Harper: Fuck you, Sally.
Jack Harper: For three years I searched for the house he built. I knew it had to be out there. Because I know him. I am him. I am Jack Harper, and I'm home.
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