John Clark Quotes in The Sum of All Fears (2002)


John Clark Quotes:

  • Jack Ryan: I don't go on the, you know, missions, I just write reports for the CIA.

    John Clark: Then write a report about it.

  • John Clark: Shoot him, Ryan. Shoot him before he figures out what I'm saying.

  • [Jack's giving a quick briefing using a PDA]

    John Clark: I need to get one of those. I don't even have E-mail.

  • Bill Cabot: [meeting privately] How's your Russian?

    John Clark: It still works. Why?

    Bill Cabot: Three Russian nuclear scientists are missing. I need to know where they are.

  • John Clark: Mr. Ghazi, I'm not the police. I'm a physician. I assure you that anything you say to me stays between us.

  • John Clark: "Reciprocity." That's a clever name for it. Revenge is a very, very, very dangerous motivation.

    Robert Ritter: Are you able to handle this operation or not? What I'm looking for here is a simple yes or no.

    John Clark: What you're looking for is a political mess.

    Robert Ritter: Yes or no?

    John Clark: Is that what they want? Because that's what this is.

    Robert Ritter: They want what every first-term administration wants - a second term.

  • John Clark: The one thing I am proudest of in my whole life, is that you're happy with me. If I couldn't, if I couldn't tell you that I was unhappy sometimes, is because I didn't want to risk hurting the one person I treasure most. I'm so sorry.

  • Paulina: What made you wanna dance?

    John Clark: You. Looking out that window, right there. You could see it from the train. Every night, I'd come home from work & I'd look for you, your face... you looked on the outside the way I was feeling on the inside.

    Paulina: I was watching you, too. From the window, I saw you practicing on the platform.

    John Clark: No? Uhh.

    Paulina: That night I said all those thing to you, I didn't think I'd ever see you again. But you kept coming back.

    John Clark: I didn't want to. I figured if I hadn't, you would have been right about everything you accused me of. Then, I started dancing and found I really liked it. It made me happy!

    Paulina: Yes, it shows.

  • Bobbie: So why did you all start dancing?

    Vern: I'm getting married in September. My bride said she'd like to see me lose a few pounds, thought the dancing might be good exercise. I told her it wouldn't work.

    [waitress gives him a hamburger and fries]

    John Clark: I think you're gonna win that bet.

    Chic: I'm here for the ladies, you know what they say about guys that can dance...

    Bobbie: Yeah, that they're great in bed.

    Chic: Right.

    Bobbie: Where do you hear this crap?

    Chic: Everywhere, everywhere the guys that can dance get the pick of the litter.

    Bobbie: I'm here for the big dance competition. All I need is a partner.

    [to John]

    Bobbie: so that leaves you.

    John Clark: What?

    Bobbie: You're the only one that hasn't said why you're dancing.

    John Clark: I'm dancing for exercise like Vern.

    Bobbie: Bull.

    John Clark: Because I'm lousy in bed like Chic. There I said it.

  • Bobbie: ...and stop looking at my ass.

    John Clark: I'll try.

  • Paulina: You... are the frame.

    John Clark: I'm the frame.

    Paulina: She is the picture...

    John Clark: She is the picture...

    Paulina: your frame. - Everything that you do is to show her off.

    Bobbie: You got that?.

    John Clark: I didn't hear that.

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