The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight...

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Hasta la vista, baby.

The Terminator

John Connor: Is it dead?
The Terminator: Terminated.

[to the Terminator] This severe routine is getting old. You're acting like such a geek.

John Connor

John Connor: We're not gonna make it, are we? People, I mean.
The Terminator: It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.
John Connor: Yeah. Major drag, huh?

I need a vacation.

The Terminator

I swear I will not kill anyone.

The Terminator

The Terminator: I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.
Biker: You forgot to say please...

[to The Terminator] Now don't take this the wrong way, but you're a terminator, right?

John Connor

Pain can be controlled - you just disconnect it.

Kyle Reese

Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

Kyle Reese

Stay here, I'll be back.

The Terminator

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