Ramsey: Short of the outbreak of World War III, the ship sinking, or attack by a giant octupus, I’d like to spend the next thirty minutes undisturbed.

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Ramsey: Very carefully. I’m not suggesting that you’re indecisive, Mr. Hunter, not at all. Just…complicated.

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Ramsey: Attention on deck, Von Clausewitz will now tell us who the real enemy is. Von?
Hunter: In my humble opinion, in the nuclear world, the real enemy is war itself.

Ramsey: God help you if you’re wrong.
Hunter: If I’m wrong, then we’re at war; God help us all.

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Hunter: It’s good, sir.
Ramsey: It’s your first?
Hunter: Yeah.
Ramsey: Well, don’t like it too much. They’re more expensive than drugs.