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WarGames quotes

35 total quotes

David Lightman
Dr. Stephen Falken
General Beringer
Multiple Characters


McKittrick: See that sign up here - up here. "Defcon." That indicates our current "def"ense "con"dition. It should read "Defcon 5," which means peace. It's still on 4 because of that little stunt you pulled. Actually, if we hadn't caught it in time, it might have gone to Defcon 1. You know what that means, David?
David: No. What does that mean?
McKittrick: World War Three.


Mr. Liggett: Alright, Lightman. Maybe you can tell us who first suggested the idea of reproduction without sex.
David: Um, your wife?

Mr. Lightman: This corn is raw!
Mrs. Lightman: I know, isn't it wonderful? It's so crisp!
Mr. Lightman: Of course it's crisp! It's raw!
Mrs. Lightman: No, it's terrific! You can just taste the Vitamin A and D in here. It's great!
Mr. Lightman: Could we have pills and cook the corn?

Stephen Falken: Are either of you paleontologists? I'm in desperate need of a paleontologist.
Jennifer: No, we're high school students.
Stephen Falken: Pity.

Stephen Falken: Except, that I never could get Joshua to learn the most important lesson.
David: What's that?
Stephen Falken: Futility. That there's a time when you should just give up.
Jennifer: What kind of a lesson is that?
Stephen Falken: Did you ever play tic-tac-toe?
Jennifer: Yeah, of course.
Stephen Falken: But you don't anymore.
Jennifer: No.
Stephen Falken: Why?
Jennifer: Because it's a boring game. It's always a tie.
Stephen Falken: Exactly. There's no way to win. The game itself is pointless! But back in the war room, they believe you can win a nuclear war.

[to Dr. Falken] This is unreal! You don't care about death 'cause you're already dead! I know a lot about you. I know you weren't always like this. What was the last thing you cared about?

[to Joshua] Come on. Learn, goddammit.

…It will be a millisecond of brilliant light, then we will be vaporized

Flush the bombers, get the subs in launch mode. We are at DEFCON 1.

General, you are listening to a machine. Do the world a favor and don't act like one.

Gentlemen, I wouldn't trust this overgrown pile of microchips any further than I can throw it.

Goddammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!

Hey, I don't believe that any system is totally secure.

I loved it when you nuked Las Vegas. Suitably biblical ending for the place, don't you think?

John! Good to see you. I see the wife still picks your ties.