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The 9 Best Movie Quotes About Outer Space

star trekLong before there were people who actually walked on the moon, there were films that imagined what that would be like.  Beginning in 1919, with The First Men on the Moon, movies about outer space have featured many of the classics, including Forbidden Planet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, E.T., and Wall-E.  Here are some thoughts from the movies about the mysteries of outer space.

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“Space - the final frontier.”

Star Trek; The Wrath of Khan (1982) – Spock (Leonard Nimoy)

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“Whoever controls the high ground of space controls the world.”

The Right Stuff (1983) – Lyndon Johnson (Donald Moffat)

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Space is boundless. It squashes a man's ego.”

Planet of the Apes (1968) – George Taylor (Charlton Heston)

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“I'll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us - seems like an awful waste of space, right?”

Contact (1997) – Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster)

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“Let them have outer space. We got rock 'n' roll.”

October Sky (1999) – Roy Lee (William Lee Scott)

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Space, says the introduction to the guide, is big, really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind bogglingly big it is. And so on.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) – The Book (Stephen Fry)

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“We don't want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don't want other worlds, we want a mirror.”

Solyaris (1972) – Dr. Snaut (Juri Jarvet)

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“Consider outer space. You know, from the time of the first NASA mission, it was clear that outer space has a clear effect on the human psyche.”

The Sure Thing (1985) – Gib (John Cusack)

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Space is the final "FUN-tier".”
WALL-E (2008) – Shelby Forthright (Fred Willard)
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