Quotes / Faster-Than-Light Travel

Sandurz: Prepare ship for light speed!
Dark Helmet: No, no, no, light speed is too slow.
Sandurz: Light speed, too slow?
Dark Helmet: Yes. We're gonna have to go right to... ludicrous speed!

A rocket ship was launched tonight
to unimaginable heights
A dozen times the speed of light
it will arrive at six... of last night.
The Strugatsky Brothers, translated from Russian.

Nobody wants to think about Kirk and Spock bravely going to some alien planet while everyone they've ever known dies of old age!

Deploy the... uh, I think it's the yellow button. It's usually flashing. It makes the engine go "WHOOSH!"
Duck Dodgers, Duck Dodgers

Secrets of the blackest voids
Known only to the ancients
Freedom from the planetoids
And the gravity that chains us
To make a fold in space and slip between the curves
Sacrifice of the sisterhood, to do for those they serve
To cross the universe in hyper-spatial flight
We ride the warp of space into the womb of night!
The Sword, "Warp Riders"

186,000 miles per second: it's not just a good idea, it's the law!
Common nerd saying averting this trope, but related to it.