Quotes with pictures
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: When I was lying in the V.A. hospital with a big hole blown through the middle of my life,
I started having these dreams of flying. I was free.
Sooner or later, you always have to wake up. In cryo you don't dream at all. Doesn't feel like 6 years. More like after tequila and ass kicking. Tommy was the scientist, not me. He was the one who wanted to get shot light years out in space to find the answers.
CRYO VAULT MED TECH: Are we there yet? Yeah, we're there sunshine.
SUIT #1: It's about your brother.
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: A week before Tommy's gonna ship out. A guy with a gun ends his journey. For the paper in his wallet.
CRYO VAULT MED TECH: Being in cryo for 5 years, 9 months and 22 days. You will be hungry, you will be weak. If you feel noxious...
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: Tommy was the scientist. I'm just another dumb grunt going some place he's gonna regret. Up ahead was Pandora. I grew up hearing about it, but I never figured I'd be going there.
SUIT #1: Your brother represented a significant investment.
SUIT #2: We'd like to talk to you about taking over his contract. And since your genome is identical to his, you could step into his shoes. So to speak.
SUIT #1: It'd be a fresh start, on a new world.
SUIT #2: And the pay is good.
SUIT #1: Very good.
VENTURE STAR CREW CHIEF: Egzo packs on! Remember people, you loose that mask you're unconscious in 20 seconds. You're dead in 4 minutes. Let nobody be dead today, looks very bad on my report.
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: One life ends... Another begins.
VENTURE STAR CREW CHIEF: When the ramp comes down go directly into the base, do not stop! Go straight inside! Wait for my mark!
JAKE SULLY NARRATING:
There's no such thing as an ex marine.
You may be out, but you never loose the attitude. I told myself I could pass any test a man can pass. They can fix the spine, if you got the money. But not on dead benefits, not in this economy.
VENTURE STAR CREW CHIEF: Let's go special case, do not make me wait for you.
CORPORAL LYLE WAINFLEET: Well well ladies. Look at all this fresh meat.
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: Back on Earth, these guys were army dogs, marines. Fighting for freedom. Look out hot rod. But out here they're just hired guns, taking the money, working for the company.
PRIVATE FIKE: Check this out man. Meals on wheels.
CORPORAL LYLE WAINFLEET: Man, that is just wrong.
COLONEL QUARITCH: You are not in Kansas any more. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact, every second of every day. If there is a hell, you might wanna go there for some R and R after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence, every living thing that crawls, flies or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for joo-joo-bees. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na'vi. They're fond of arrows dipped in a neuro toxin that will stop your heart in one minute. And they have bones reinforced with naturally occuring carbon fiber. They are very hard to kill. As head of security, it is my job to keep you alive. I will not succeed. Not with all of you. If you wish to survive you need to cultivate a strong mental attitude. You've got to obey the rules. Pandora rules. Rule number one...
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: It's nothing like an old school safety brief to put your mind at ease.
NORM SPELLMAN: Jake, you're Jake right? Tom's brother. You look just like him. I'm Norm Spellman, went through avatar training with him. The bio lab, we're gonna spend a lot of time here. How you doing, Norm, avatar driver. Here's the link room, this is where we're connecting to the avatar.
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: Me and Norm here, are to drive these remotely controlled bodies called avatars. They're grown from human DNA mixed with the DNA of the natives.
MAX PATEL: Welcome.
Welcome to Pandora, good to have you.
JAKE SULLY: They got big.
NORM SPELLMAN: They fully mature on the flight out. So the progress up the stim seem to work really well.
MAX PATEL: Yeah, they got great muscle tone. It'll take us a few hours to get them prepared, but you can take them out tomorrow. There's yours. Looks like him. Looks like you. This is your avatar now, Jake.
JAKE SULLY: Looks like him.
NORM SPELLMAN: Looks like you.
JAKE SULLY NARRATING: The concept is that
every driver is matched to his own avatar.
So that their nervous system are in tuned. Or something... Which is why they offered me the gig, because I can link with Tommy's avatar. Which is insanely expensive.
JAKE SULLY: Is this right? I just say whatever to the video log?
NORM SPELLMAN: Yeah, we gotta get the habit of documenting everything. What we see, what we feel, it's all part of the science.
Science is good observation.
Plus it'll help keep you sane for the next 6 years.
JAKE SULLY: Whatever. Here I am. Doing science. They're coming out. LINK ROOM TECH: Attention, drivers coming out of the lane.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: Who's got my god damn cigarette? Guys, what's wrong with this picture? Thank you!
Grace Augustine is a legend she's the head of the avatar program,
she wrote the book. I mean literally wrote the book on Pandoran botany.
MAX PATEL: That's because she likes plants better than people. Here she is, Cinderella back from the ball. Grace I'd like you to meet Norm Spellman and Jake Sully.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: Norm, I hear good things about you. How's your Na'vi?
NORM SPELLMAN: If I may, Great Mother, it's a pleasure to meet you.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: Not bad, a bit rough though.
NORM SPELLMAN: I've studied for 5 years, but I still have much to learn.
MAX PATEL: Grace, this is Jake Sully.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: I know who you are and I don't need you. I need your brother, the PHD who trained for three years for this mission.
JAKE SULLY: He's dead. I know it's a big inconvenience for everyone.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: How much lab training have you had?
JAKE SULLY: I dissected a frog once.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: You see? They're just pissing on us with out even a courtesy of calling it rain. I'm going to Selfridge.
MAX PATEL: No Grace!
GRACE AUGUSTINE: This is such bullshit. I'm gonna kick his corporate butt. He has no business sticking his nose in my department.
MAX PATEL: Here tomorrow, 08:00. Try and use big words.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Did you see that?
RONNIE: Yes sir.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: No you didn't, you were looking at the monitor. I love this putter Ronnie.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: Parker... I used to think it was a knowing neglect, but now I see that you're intentionally screwing me.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Grace, I enjoy our little talks...
GRACE AUGUSTINE: I need a researcher, not some jarhead drop out.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Actually, I thought we got lucky with him.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: Lucky?
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Yeah.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: How is this in any way lucky?
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Lucky your guy had a twin brother, and lucky that brother wasn't some oral hygienist. A marine we could use. I'm assigning him to your team as security escort.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: The last thing I need is another trigger happy moron out there.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: You're supposed to be winning the hearts and the minds of the natives, isn't that the whole point of your little puppet show? You look like them, you talk like them and they'll start trusting us. We build them a school, we teach them English. But after how many years relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.
GRACE AUGUSTINE: That tends to happen when you use machine guns on them.
PARKER SELFRIDGE: Right, come here. This is why we're here, Unobtanium. Because this little gray rock sells for 20 million a kilo. That's the only reason. It's what pays for the whole party. It's what pays for your science, comprendo? Those savages are threatening our whole operation. We're on the brink of war and you're supposed to be finding a diplomatic solution. So use what you've got and get me some results.