Lex Luthor: Superman! Thank God!
[sees Zod glaring at him]
Lex Luthor: I mean, get him!
Sheriff: If you want to be a peacemaker, you've gotta learn to kick ass.
General Zod: The next time -- we will kill him.
Lex Luthor: The next time, the next time? What am I going to do with you people
huh? I hold up my end, delivered you the Blue Boy -- and what do I hear from my
triple threat? "Bow, yield, kneel" -- that kind of stuff closes out of
General Zod: Why do you say this to me when you know I will kill you for it?
[Referring to Superman's home]
General Zod: Scruffy. So morbid. A sentimental replica of a planet long since
vanished. No style at all!
General Zod: And he will answer to me!
Ursa: They need machines to fly!
Clark Kent: General, Would you care to step outside?
General Zod: Come son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!
Lex Luthor: What I am bargaining with is something you do not have - the son of
General Zod: ... the son of Jor-El?
Lex Luthor: I said that, didn't I?
General Zod: Jor-El?! Our jailer?!?
Lex Luthor: [sarcastically] No, Jor-El the baseball player! Yes, Jor-El your
man in crowd 1: They killed Superman!
Man in crowd 2: Let's get 'em!
Lois Lane: I'm gonna' be fine. Don't worry about me.
Clark Kent: I like worrying about you.
Clark Kent: I've never seen garbage eat garbage before.
Lex Luthor: Why didn't you go before we left?
Eve Teschmacher: That was two days ago.
General Zod: Crude noisemaker.
General Zod: This Superman is nothing of the kind. You see, I've discovered his
weakness. He cares. He actually cares for these Earth people.
Ursa: Like pets?
General Zod: I suppose so.
Otis: How're we gonna get over that wall?
Lex Luthor: How'd we get in here?
Otis: We flew in, doncha remember?
Lex Luthor: That's how we're gonna get out.
Lois Lane: Superman, this wasn't my idea!
General Zod: Accept your destiny, Kal-El! So as your father once condemned us,
so now do we condemn his misbegotten brat!
Lex Luthor: Hey, y'know, this isn't like the old days when it was just you and
me. I gotta hand it to you, you always told the truth, a guy always knew where
he stood with you, you were totally honest, you wanted to destroy me. I respect
you for it.
Superman: Well. Perhaps there's some good in you after all, Lex Luthor.
Lex Luthor: I tell you, I'm full of good, I've just never used any of it.
Superman: All right, I guess we'll have to take that chance.
[Arriving on Earth after overhearing some NASA astronauts.]
General Zod: So this is planet Houston.
[Witnessing a Superman rescue.]
Woman: What a nice man! Of *course* he's Jewish.
Ursa: You are master of all you survey.
General Zod: [bored] So I was yesterday. And the day before.
President: Oh God
General Zod: That's Zod
President: [on T.V.] This is your President. On behalf of my country and in the
name of the other leaders of the world with whom I have today consulted, I
hereby abdicate all authority and control over this planet to General Zod. Only
by following all his directives will the lives of millions be spared...
President: Superman! Can you hear me? Superman! Where are you...
General Zod: Who is this Superman?
President: You'll find out and when you do---
General Zod: Come to me, Superman! I defy you! Come and kneel before Zod! Zod!
Ursa: I have powers beyond reason!
General Zod: You are not the President. No one who leads so many could possibly
kneel so quickly.
President: I'm the man they're protecting. I'm the President. I will kneel
before you if it will save lives.
General Zod: It will, starting with your own.
General Zod: I win. I always win. Is there no one on this planet who can
President: This is your president. On behalf of my country and in the name of
the other leaders of the world with whom I have today consulted, I hereby
abidicate all authority and control over this planet to General Zod.
Lex Luthor: He is but one, while you are three!
[Non growls menacingly.]
Lex Luthor: Four, if you count him twice.
Bystander: They've killed Superman! Let's get 'em!
[Clark Kent has been beaten in a fistfight after losing his superpowers.]
Clark Kent: Looks like from now on you'll have to have a bodyguard with you.
Lois Lane: I don't want a bodyguard. I want the man I fell in love with.
Clark Kent: I know, Lois. I wish he was here.