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2001: A Space Odyssey Quotes

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Here are the best 2001: A Space Odyssey quotes, as ranked by fans' votes. This list of great movie quotes from 2001: A Space Odyssey collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. This list includes all the best 2001: A Space Odyssey lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous 2001: A Space Odyssey quotes are here.

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    Hoping for the Best

    Hoping for the Best
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    HAL: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
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    Think Things Over

    HAL: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
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    Mission to Accomplish

    HAL: I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.
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    Checkmate!

    Dr. Frank Poole: Let's see, king... anyway, Queen takes Pawn. Okay?
    HAL: Bishop takes Knight's Pawn.
    Dr. Frank Poole: Huh, lousy move. Um, Rook to King 1.
    HAL: I'm sorry, Frank, I think you missed it. Queen to Bishop 3, Bishop takes Queen, Knight takes Bishop. Mate.
    Dr. Frank Poole: Huh. Yeah, it looks like you're right. I resign.
    HAL: Thank you for a very enjoyable game.
    Dr. Frank Poole: Yeah, thank you.
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