Dana Archibald: I'm a dynamite fisher-person. I just can't put the wormy on the hooky. (imdb.com)
Dr. Gene Seagram: Dirk Pitt... What kind of name is that? Sounds like a pirate. (imdb.com)
Dirk Pitt: You don't look like a scientist.
Dr. Gene Seagram: What's a scientist supposed to look like?
Dirk Pitt: I don't know... but if I saw you on the street I'd probably take you for a country club tennis pro. I'd never take you for a scientist.
Dr. Gene Seagram: Well that makes us even. I'd never take you for a pirate. (imdb.com)
Dirk Pitt: We don't go to the mountain... the mountain comes to us!
General Busby: Are you talking about... raising the Titanic?
Dirk Pitt: (hushed) yeah... (imdb.com)
Dirk Pitt: If anything goes wrong, we lose two men and if we don't do anything we lose them anyway. They've got two chances to die and one to live. (imdb.com)
Dirk Pitt: You want to talk about distress, we have Navy weather forcasting a Force 12 storm, we have Russians looking down our throats and we are on a ship that never learned to do anything but sink, that's distress. (imdb.com)
John Bigalow: What a lovely thing she was... Standing as high in the water as one of your skyscrapers, longer than two rugby fields, and furnishings to match the finest mansions in England. She was one of a kind, no question about it, and God himself, they said, couldn't sink her. Then in two hours she was gone... and fifteen hundred souls with her. (imdb.com)
Dr. Gene Seagram: What's so funny?
Dirk Pitt: Eh... I knew a girl once.
Dr. Gene Seagram: I'll bet you did.
Dirk Pitt: Years later I ran into her again, she says "What happened to you? I thought you were going to change the world."
Dr. Gene Seagram: What'd you say?
Dirk Pitt: I said they had me outnumbered.
Dr. Gene Seagram: Is that my lesson for the day?
Dirk Pitt: (laughs) No more lessons, no more lectures.
Dr. Gene Seagram: You mean school's out?
Dirk Pitt: Yeah. You just graduated, Professor. (imdb.com)
John Bigalow: (Holds Titanic's pennant) I took the pennant off her before she went down.
(Hands it over to Pitt)
John Bigalow: If you manage to bring her up again, maybe you'd put it back where it belongs. (imdb.com)