"Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy. For forty years, your fathers before you and your older brothers played this game and played it well. But today the game is different. We have the advantage. It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. Now they will tremble again - at the sound of our silence. The order is: engage the silent drive."
— Captain Marko Ramius
"We're going to kill a friend, Yevgeni. We're going to kill Ramius."
— Captain 2nd Rank Viktor Tupolev,
"Listen, I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means that I keep my options open."
— National Security Advisor Jeffrey Pelt
"Andre, Andre . . . you've lost another submarine?"
— National Security Adviser Pelt