Kruge: I’ve come a long way for the power of Genesis, and what do I find? A weakling human, a Vulcan boy, and a woman!
Lieutenant Saavik: My lord, we are survivors of a doomed expedition. This planet will destroy itself in hours. The Genesis experiment is a failure.
Kruge: A failure? The most destructive force ever created? You will tell me the secret of the Genesis torpedo.
Lieutenant Saavik: I have no knowledge.
Kruge: Then I hope pain’s something you enjoy.
Scotty: All systems automated and ready. A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.
Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott. I’ll try not to take that personally.
Ambassador Sarek: This cost you your ship, your son.
Kirk: If I hadn’t tried, it would’ve cost me my soul.
Kirk: David, what went wrong?
David Marcus: I went wrong.
Kirk: You. Help us or die.
Maltz: I do not deserve to live.
Kirk: Fine, I’ll kill you later.
Kirk: My God, Bones, what have I done?
Bones: You did what you have to do, what you always do, turn death into a fighting chance to live.
Kirk: How are we doing?
McCoy: How are “we” doing? Funny you should put it quite that way, Jim. “We” are doing fine.
Sulu: The word, sir?
Kirk: The word is no. I am therefore going anyway.
Scotty: The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.
Security Guard: Make it quick, Admiral. They’re moving him to the Federation funny farm.
Kirk: Yes, poor friend. I hear he’s fruity as a nutcake.
Kirk: Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding and I intend to recommend you all for promotion… in whatever fleet we end up serving.
Lieutenant Saavik: How many have paid the price for your impatience? How many have died? How much damage have you done, and what is yet to come?