Superman: The Movie Quotes
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    1022
      Lex Luthor:
      Lex Luthor, the greatest criminal mind of all time.
      Otis:
      Of all time!
      Lex Luthor:
      I hereby serve notice...
      Otis:
      He's serving notice to you...
      Lex Luthor:
      That these walls....
      Otis:
      That these walls here...
      Lex Luthor:
      Will you shut up, please?!!
      Superman:
      All right; take 'em away, boys.
      1021
        Jor-El:
        This is no fantasy...no careless product of wild imagination. No, my good friends. These indictments that I have brought you today...the specific charges listed herein against the individuals...their acts of treason, their ultimate aim of sedition. (lifts up his crystal staff) These are matters of undeniable fact. I ask you now to pronounce judgment on those accused: on this (referring to Non)...this mindless aberration, whose only means of expression are wanton violence and destruction. On the woman Ursa, whose perversions and unreasoning hatred of all mankind have threatened even the children of the planet Krypton. Finally, General Zod - once trusted by this Council, charged with maintaining the defense of the planet Krypton itself - chief architect of this intended revolution, and author of this insidious plot, to establish a "New Order" amongst us - with himself as absolute ruler! You have heard the evidence. The decision of the Council will now be heard.
        Council Member #1:
        Guilty!
        Council Member #2:
        Guilty!
        Council Member #3:
        Guilty!
        Council Member #4:
        Guilty.
        General Zod:
        The vote must be unanimous, Jor-El. It has therefore now become your decision. You alone will condemn us, if you wish, and you alone will be held responsible by me. (Jor-El signals the Phantom Zone) Join us. You have been known to disagree with the Council before. Yours could become an important voice in the new order, second only to my own! I offer you a chance for greatness, Jor-El! Take it! Join us! You will bow down before me, Jor-El! I swear it! No matter that it takes an eternity! YOU WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME!! BOTH YOU AND THEN, ONE DAY, YOUR HEIRS!!!
        1020
          First Elder:
          An unpleasant duty has been masterly performed, Jor-El. They have received the fate they deserved. Isolation in the Phantom Zone; an eternal living death.
          Jor-El:
          A chance for life, nonetheless. As opposed to us...you cannot ignore these facts! It's suicide!! No, it's worse. It's genocide!!
          First Elder:
          Be warned, Jor-El. The Council has already evaluated this outlandish theory of yours.
          Jor-El:
          My friends, you know me to be neither rash nor impulsive. I'm not given to wild unsupported statements. And I tell you that we must evacuate this planet immediately!!
          First Elder:
          Jor-El, you are one of Krypton's greatest scientists.
          Second Elder:
          Ah, yes, but so is Vond-Ah.
          Vond-Ah:
          It isn't that we question your data. The facts are undeniable. It's your conclusions we find unsupportable.
          Jor-El:
          This planet will explode within thirty days...if not sooner.
          Vond-Ah:
          I tell you Krypton is simply shifting its orbit.
          Second Elder:
          Jor-El! Be reasonable! Let Krypton die?! Oh, never, Jor-El! This is just another one of your...mistaken fantasies.
          Jor-El:
          My friend, I have never been otherwise. This madness is yours...to do with as you wish.
          First Elder:
          This discussion is terminated. The decision of the Council is final.
          1019
            First Elder:
            Any attempt by you to create a climate of fear and panic among the populace must be deemed by us...an act of insurrection.
            Jor-El:
            You would accuse me of insurrection? Has it now become a crime to cherish life?
            First Elder:
            You would be banished to endless imprisonment in the Phantom Zone...the eternal void which you yourself discovered. Will you abide by the Council's decision?
            Jor-El:
            I will remain silent. Neither I nor my wife will attempt to leave Krypton.
            1018
              Executor:
              The energy input to Jor-El's quarters is now in excess. Our data indicates the loss is due to a misuse of energy.
              First Elder:
              Investigate.
              Second Elder:
              And if the investigation proves correct?
              First Elder:
              He knew the penalty he faced...even as a member of this Council. The law will be upheld.
              1017
                Jor-El:
                You will travel far, my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you..even in the face of our deaths...the richness of our lives will be yours. All that I have, all that I've learned, everything I feel...all this and more I...I bequeath you, my son. You will carry me inside you...all the days of your life. You will make my strength your own. See my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father, the son. This is all I...all I can send you, Kal-El.
                1016
                  Lex Luthor, Otis:
                  Lex Luthor: Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me?

                  Otis: Why?

                  Lex Luthor: It's your weight and my I.Q.
                  -Lex Luthor, Otis
                  1015
                    Otis:
                    Hey mister Luuuthur,
                    -Otis
                    1014
                      Jor-El:
                      It is forbidden for you to interfere with human history.
                      -Jor-El
                      1013
                        Lex Luthor:
                        There's a strong streak of good in you Superman, but then nobody's perfect. Almost nobody.
                        -Lex Luthor
                        1012
                          Lex Luthor:
                          To us, they are just meteorites. Fair enough. But the level of specific radioactivity is so high to anyone from the planet Krypton that this stuff is lethal!
                          Otis:
                          Wait a minute, Mr. Luthor! You mean, fire or bullets won't hurt this guy, but this stuff here...
                          Otis and Miss Teschmacher:
                          ...will kill him!
                          1011
                            Lex Luthor:
                            Doesn't it give you kind of a, a, a... shudder... of electricity through you to be in the same room with me?

                            -Lex Luthor
                            1010
                              Lex Luthor:
                              I told you. Tha's kryptonite, Superman. A little souvenir from the old home town. I spared no expense to make you feel right at home. You were great in your day, Superman. But it just stands to reason. When it came time to cash in your chips, this old...diseased maniac would be your banker. Mind over muscle?
                              1009
                                Lex Luthor:
                                This is Lex Luthor. Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency, Superman, and that's you.

                                -Lex Luthor
                                1008
                                  Lois Lane:
                                  Any more at home like you?

                                  -Lois Lane
                                  1007
                                    Lex Luthor:
                                    Why? You ask why? Why does the phone always ring when you're in the bathtub?

                                    -Lex Luthor
                                    1006
                                      Jor-El:
                                      Your name is Kal-El. You are the only survivor of the planet Krypton. Even though you've been raised as a human, you are not one of them. You have great powers, only some of which you have as yet discovered.

                                      -Jor-El
                                      1005
                                        Lois Lane:
                                        You, you've got me? Who's got you?

                                        -Lois Lane
                                        1004
                                          Superman:
                                          Easy, miss. I've got you.

                                          -Superman
                                          1003
                                            Clark Kent:
                                            Excuse me, Mr. White. I was wondering if, if, uh, perhaps you could arrange for half my salary to be sent to this address on a weekly basis.

                                            -Clark Kent