Movie Quotes from Dr. Strangelove: Quotes from the movie Dr. Strangelove

…100 dollars in gold, 9 packs of chewin’ gum, 1 issue of prophylactics, 3 lipsticks, 3 pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a feller could have a pretty good time in Vegas with all that stuff!

1) wouldn’t they become so greif strif stricken that they would not want to go on? DR. Stranglove) No sir, they would be down in the mines, they would have no shocking memories. The prevaling emotion would be one of nostalga for those left behind, combined with a bold coriosity for the adventure ahead! AhaaaH! (his arm goes into a stiff nazi salute he yanks his arm down and beats it)

1) How is it possible for this thing to be triggered automatically and at the same time impossible to untrigger? 2) Mister President, it is not only possible, it is *essential*! That’s the whold idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of placing in the mind of the enemy the *fear* to attack! So because of the automated and irrevokable decision making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday Machine is terrifying, simple to understand, and completely credible and convincing. 3) Gee, I wish we had one of them Doomsday Machines!

1) I, uh, I do not avoid women, Mandrake. 2) No. 1) But I…I do deny them my essence.

1)What’s up?
2)Nothing. Nothing. Where’s my shorts?
1)On the floor. Where are you going?
2)No place. No… no place… I just thought I might mosey over to the War room for a few minutes. See what’s doing over there.
1)It’s three o’clock in the morning.
2)The Air Force never sleeps.
1)Buck, honey… I’m not sleepy either.
2)I know how it is, baby. Tell you what you do. You just start your countdown, and old Bucky’ll be back here before you can say… Blast Off!

Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn’t you tell the world?

Buck Tugidson: The duty officer asked General Ripper to confirm the fact the he had issued the go code and he said, Yes gentlemen, they are on their way in and no one can bring them back. For the sake of our country and our way of life, I suggest you get the rest of SAC in after them, otherwise we will be totally destroyed by red retaliation. My boys will give you the best kind of start, fourteen hundred megatons worth, and you sure as hell won’t stop them now. So let’s get going. There’s no other choice. God willing, we will prevail in peace and freedom from fear and in true health through the purity and essence of our natural fluids. God bless you all. Then he hung up. We’re still trying to figure out the meaning of that last phrase, sir.

Buck Turgidson: Mr. President, if I may speak freely, the Russkie talks big, but frankly, we think he’s short of know how. I mean, you just can’t expect a bunch of ignorant peons to understand a machine like some of our boys. And that’s not meant as an insult, Mr. Ambassador, I mean, you take your average Russkie, we all know how much guts he’s got. Hell, lookit look at all them them Nazis killed off and they still wouldn’t quit. … If the pilot’s good, see. I mean, if he’s really… sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low you oughtta see it sometime, it’s a sight. A big plane, like a ’52, vroom! There’s jet exhaust, flyin’ chickens in the barnyard!

But they’ll see the big board!

Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy, the fear to attack!

For God’s sake, Mandrake! In the name of Her Majesty and the continental congress, get over here and feed me this belt.

Gee. I wish I had one of them Doomsday machines.

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the warroom!

Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!

Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don’t want no horsing around on the airplane?

Hello? … Ah…I can’t hear too well. Do you suppose you could turn the music down just a little? … Oh-ho, that’s much better…yeah…huh…yes. … Fine, I can hear you now Dmitri. … Clear and plain and coming throug fine. … Good. … Well, it’s good that you’re fine and…and I’m fine. … I agree with you, it’s great to be fine. … A-ha-ha-ha-ha. … Now then, Dmitri, you know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb. … The BOMB, Dmitri. … The HYDROGEN bomb! … Well, now, what happened is…ah…one of our base commanders, he had a sort of…well, he went a little funny in the head. You know…just a little…funny and, ah…he went and did a silly thing. … Well, I’ll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes…to attack you country. … Ah…well, let me finish, Dmitri. … Let me finish, Dmitri. … Well, listen, how do you think I feel about it?!? … Can you IMAGINE how I feel about it, Dmitri? … Why do you think I’m calling you? Just to say ‘Hello’? … OF COURSE I like to speak to you! OF COURSE I like to say ‘Hello’! … Not now, but anytime, Dmitri. I’m just calling up to tell you something terrible has happened. … It’s a FRIENDLY call. Of course it’s a friendly call. … Listen, if it wasn’t friendly…you probably wouldn’t have even got it. … They will NOT reach their targets for at least another hour. … I am…I am positive, Dmitri. … Listen, I’ve been over all this with your ambassador. It is not a trick. … Well, I’ll tell you. We’d like to give your air staff a complete run down on the targets, the flight plans, and the defensive systems of the planes. … Yes! I mean i-i-i-if we’re unable to recall the planes, then…I’d say that, ah…well, ah…we’re just gonna have to help you destroy them, Dmitri. … I know they’re our boys. … Alright, well, listen now. Who should we call? … WHO should we call, Dmitri? The…wha-whe…the people…you, sorry, you faded away there. …

Hey, what about Major Kong?

I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

I don’t think it’s quite fair to condemn a whole program becuase of a single slip-up.

I fed you, Jack, I fed you.

I think the auto-destruct mechanism got hit and blew itself up.

I’ll get you your money. But if you don’t get the President of the United States on that phone, you’re gonna have to answer to the Coca Cola Company.

I’ve said what I had to say and counted to three.

It would not be difficult, Mein Führer.

It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids, without the knowledge of the individual, certainly without any choice. That’s the way a hard-core Commie works.

Major Kong: Ain’t nobody ever got the go code yet. And old Ripper wouldn’t be giving us plan R unless them Russkies had already clobbered Washington and alot of other towns with a sneak attack.

Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!

Mein furor, I can walk.

Mister President, we must not allow a mine-shaft gap!

Mr. President, I’m not saying we won’t get our hair mussed. I do say, no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops! Depending on the breaks.

no fighting in the war room

Now look boys, I ain’t much of a hand at makin’ speeches. But I got a pretty fair idea that something doggoned important’s going on back there. And I got a fair idea of the kind of personal emotions that some of you fella’s may be thinking. Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat. But I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a countin’ on ya, and by golly we ain’t about to let ’em down. Tell you somethin’ else. This thing turns out to be half as important is I figure it just might be, I’d say that you’re all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing’s over with. That goes for every last one of you, regardless of your race, color, or your creed. Now, let’s get this thing on the hump. We got some flying to do.

Now why don’t you just take it easy, Group Captain, and please make me a drink of grain alcohol and rainwater, and help yourself to whatever you’d like.



Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find: one .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days concentrated emergency raisons; one drug issue containing: antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair a nylon stockings. Shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

Ten to twenty million killed tops.

The RedCoats are coming!

There after our precious bodily fluids.

There’s no fighting in the War Room!

Try a little tenderness.

Turgidson: Doctor, you mentioned the ration of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn’t that necessitate the abandonment of the so called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?

Strangelove: Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious… service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.

DeSadeski: I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor.

Strangelove: Thank you, sir.


We’ll meet again.

Well boys, we’ve got three engines out, we’ve got more holes in us than a horse trader’s mule, the radio’s gone and we’re leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower, why we’d need sleighbells on this thing…but we’ve got one thing on those Ruskies – at this height, why they might harpoon us, but they dang sure ain’t gonna spot us on no radar screen! – Major T.J. King Kong

Well, boys, this is it. Nuclear combat, toe to toe with the Rooskies.

Well, boys, this is it. Nuclear combat, toe to tow with the Rooskies.

Well, I’ve been to two World Fairs, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that’s the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.


You can’t fight in here! It’s the war room!

You can’t fight in here, this is the War Room !

You can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!

You can’t fight in here, this is the war room.

You think I go into combat with loose change in my pocket?

You’re talking about mass murder, General, not war!

Your Commie has no regard for human life. Not even his own.

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