You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll rise behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
- Jor-El (from the teaser)
You’re not just anyone. One day, you’re gonna have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad... he's gonna change the world.
- Jonathan Kent (from the teaser, alternate voice-over)
My father believed if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me out of fear. He was convinced the world wasn't ready. What do you think?
- Clark Kent
Lois: What's the 'S' stand for?
Kal-El: It's not an 'S'. On my world, it means 'hope'.
Lois: Well, here, it's... an S. How about Sup - (static)
You're a monster, Zod. And I'm gonna stop you.
You are not alone... My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach here. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you. To those of you who know of his location: the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: surrender within 24 hours, or watch this world suffer the consequences..
- General Zod
Can you imagine how people on this planet would react if they knew there was someone... like this out there?
- Perry White'
A good death is its own reward.
Krypton had its chance!
Faora: Should I tell the General you are unwilling to comply?
Hi, Lois Lane. Welcome to the Planet.