Max: People don't believe in god so much as they choose not to believe in nothing.
Carla: This is a German car?
Carla: It's very sturdy.
Max: It's a very safe car - a very safe car, and I'm an excellent driver. I've never been in an accident - well at least not while behind the wheel. But even strapped in to all of this marvelous technology of the reenforced doors and roof - we could still get crushed.
Carla Rodrigo: You told me I was going to be safe with you.
Max Klein: You're safe. You're safe because we died already.
[after Max crashes his car with Carla in it]
Brillstein: Just between us, what happened?
Carla Rodrigo: He was showing me something.
Brillstein: What, that brick walls are hard?
Max Klein: People say they want to know the truth, but what they really want to know is that they already know the truth.
Dr. Bill Perlman: You think I'm a fraud.
Max: It's been 3 months since the crash, and I haven't thought of you at all.
Max Klein: [talking to God] You want to kill me but you can't!
Dr. Bill Perlman: She won't talk. Very Catholic. Old World, you know. Full of guilt, shame.
Max Klein: I'm full of guilt and shame. How is that Old World?
Max Klein: [comforting a child during plane crash] Put you head down... it will be over soon. Now close your eyes... everything is wonderful.
Max Klein: Did you hear that?
Jeff Gordon: Max, this is a very important meeting. I need you to calm down. I need you to be with me. All right? God, you're such a neurotic.
Max Klein: Something's not right.
[an explosion rocks the cabin, and the passengers scream]
Max Klein: Oh shit!
Pilot: [over the P.A., frantically] This is your Captain. Please return to your seats, put your tray tables up and fasten your seatbelts.
Flight Attendant: Ladies and gentlemen, please be sure to fasten your seatbelts tightly around your waist! The flight attendants will be coming by to collect all your trays!
[the cabin shakes heavily, bags drop from the overhead compartments]
Passenger #2: Is everything okay?
Flight Attendant: We're just fine. We just hit a little unexpected turbulence.
Pilot: [over the P.A., calmly] This is your Captain speaking.
Passenger #1: I don't think this is turbulence!
Pilot: We're experiencing problems with our hydraulic system.
Max Klein: The hydraulics!
Jeff Gordon: What?
Max Klein: [screaming] He can't steer! We're going down!
[the plane starts spiraling down]
Max Klein: This is it. This is the moment of your death.
Max: [as the airplane is about to crash] Everything's okay.
Cindy Dickens: Mr. Klein, I'm Cindy Dickens of Intercity Air, and I'm here to help get you home.
Max: Well that's nice, no one's taken me home since the 1st grade.
Max: The United States is finished. But you and me, we're in peak condition.
Laura Klein: We have lived together for 16 years. They have been great.
Max: Eh, not always.
Laura Klein: Yes, always. They've always been great for me. Even when I hate you, I know I love you.
Carla Rodrigo: So what are you saying? That there's no God, but there's you?
Dr. Bill Perlman: He and your wife are the only survivors I can't reach. She won't talk and he won't admit the crash was bad.
Manny Rodrigo: Is that right? He says it was good?
Dr. Bill Perlman: Says it was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Cop: [seeing more survivors] Hey, there's more over here! Bring another team! Another team here by the tail! We're going to need a lot more help.
Carla: You can't save everybody, Max, you gotta try taking care of yourself.