Orm: My brother has come from the surface... to challenge me for the throne!
Arthur Curry: I call it an ass-whooping.
[Mera jumps from a plane into a desert]
Arthur Curry: Redheads, you gotta love them...
[jumps after her]
Arthur Curry: My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. But life has a way of bringing people together. They made me what I am.
[Mera and Arthur find an Atlantean device in the desert]
Mera: [can't activate it] Nothing.
Arthur Curry: Of course it's not working. It's been sitting here gathering dust since before the Sahara was a desert!
Mera: Before the Sahara was a desert... You do your best thinking when you're not thinking at all. Hold still.
[extracts sweat from Arthur]
Mera: We need water. You're the closest source.
[uses the water to get the device working]
Arthur Curry: Show-off. I could've just peed on it.
Mera: [to Arthur] You think you're unworthy to lead because you're of two different worlds? But that is exactly why you ARE worthy!
Queen Atlanna: [to Arthur] A king fights only for his own nation. You fight for everyone.
[Mera destroys the device]
Arthur Curry: WAIT! Shouldn't we have written it down?
Mera: I memorized it. Didn't you?
Arthur Curry: Uh, yeah.
Mera: What did it say?
Arthur Curry: Something something trident.
Arthur Curry: I'm no leader. I came because I have no choice. I came to save my home, and the people that I love.
[Aquaman smashes into an enemy submarine]
Arthur Curry: Permission to come aboard.
Arthur Curry: My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. They were never meant to meet. But their love saved the world. They made me what I am: a son of the land, a king of the seas. I am the protector of the deep. I am... Aquaman.
Mera: Your half-brother, King Orm, is about to declare war upon the surface world. The only way to stop his war is for you to take your rightful place as King.
Arthur Curry: Trust me, I am no king.
Young Arthur (13): I already know how to swim.
Nuidis Vulko: Not even close. You have to forget all the teaching of the surface world, go deeper to discover your Atlantean instincts.
Arthur Curry: I'm no leader. I'm not a king.
Mera: Atlantis has always had a king. Now it needs something more.
Arthur Curry: Well, what could be greater than a king?
Mera: A hero.
Queen Atlanna: [to her son] You could unite our worlds one day.
Orm: You were the reason our mother was executed. And I've hated you for it ever since. But I do not want to kill you, Arthur. I am going to give you one chance. Go home. Do not ever come back to Atlantis. You are not going to win this. A war is coming to the surface whether you like or not. And I am bringing the wrath of the Seven Seas with me.
Arthur Curry: You know I can't let that happen.
Orm: I know.
Mera: What are we doing?
Arthur Curry: Hiding inside a whale, I got this from Pinocchio!
[later, Mera finds out who Pinocchio is]
Mera: You based our escape strategy from a children's book?
Arthur Curry: I didn't read the book, I just saw the movie!
Arthur Curry: We got a bogey on our tail!
Mera: What does that even mean?
Arthur Curry: Enemy behind us!
Mera: Why didn't you just say so?
Arthur Curry: Enemy behind us!
Jarhead: You the Fish Boy from the TV?
Arthur Curry: It's Fish *Man*.
[Jesse Kane is trapped under a missile]
David Kane: Wait! You can't leave him here! Help me! Please!
Arthur Curry: You killed innocent people! Ask the sea for mercy!
Manta: I plunder the seas, and you're the Aquaman. We were bound to meet sooner or later!
Arthur Curry: Let's not make it a habit.
Queen Atlanna: [to young Arthur] Legend has it that one day... a new king will come. Who will use the power of the trident to put Atlantis back together again.
Mera: [about Orm] Once he is named Ocean Master, he will be unstoppable.
Arthur Curry: I don't know these people. How can I make them accept me?
Nuidis Vulko: By winning the hears and minds of the people, by proving that you're worthy. And by retrieving this.
[takes out a map showing a trident]
Arthur Curry: I already got one of those.
Nuidis Vulko: Not like this one, you don't.
[Orm and Arthur tap their tridents together, to begin their duel]
Orm: You wield our mother's trident. Powerful, but flawed. Like her. I wield my father's, and it has never known defeat!
Mera: The plan was to get the Trident first, THEN challenge Orm!
Nuidis Vulko: He's spent his entire life training. Training to be the best.
King Nereus: Violence has always plagued the surface. They will destroy themselves.
Orm: Not before destroying us first. We have been hiding long enough. The time has come for Atlantis to rise again.
Arthur Curry: My mother had fled an arranged marriage, left her whole world behind, but in my father's lighthouse, she had found something unexpected. And my father found the love of his life.
Arthur Curry: My parents were of two different worlds, and I was a product of the love that they shared. A son of land, and a son of the seas.
Thomas Curry: [to Arthur] Your mother always knew you were special.
King Atlan: In this trident resides the power of Atlantis. If you seek my power, journey beyond the edge of the world to the hidden sea. In the wrong hands, it would bring destruction. But in the hands of a true heir, it would unite all our kingdoms above and below!
[Arthur defeats Orm]
Orm: Finish it!
Arthur Curry: It is finished.
Orm: Forgiveness is not our way!
Arthur Curry: I'm not Atlantean.
Orm: Kill me! KILL ME!
Queen Atlanna: NO! There has been enough killing!
[Arthur approaches King Atlan's trident]
Karathen: A half-breed mongrel dares to come and take the sacred relic of King Atlan?
Arthur Curry: Stop.
Karathen: [surprised] You understand me?
Arthur Curry: You're right, I am a half-breed mongrel...
Karathen: No one has spoken with me since the time of King Atlan.
Arthur Curry: I'm no king. I'm here because I have no choice. I came to save my home, and the people that I love.
Queen Atlanna: [to Thomas] Wait for me. I will be back here one day, at sunrise. I promise.
Nuidis Vulko: The ocean is not just our home, it is who we are.
Young Arthur (Nine Years Old): You can talk underwater!... Wait, I can talk underwater too! This is awesome!
Nuidis Vulko: We can do so much more than talk. Being Atlantean is more than just being able to breathe under water, your body is equipped to survive in the extreme cold and pressure, and your eyes adjust to see in the darkness.
Jesse (Manta's Father): [to David] You need to live, so you can kill that sonofabitch!
Fisherman Princess: [sees Arthur in action] The Trench! He commands the Trench!
King Nereus: Impossible!
[Atlanna keeps her promise, and meets Thomas at sunrise]
Thomas Curry: You came back! You came back!
Orm: Today we unite our kingdoms. Tomorrow we scorch the surface! RISE, ATLANTIS!
Jesse (Manta's Father): [holds up a dagger to his son] This was your grandfather's. He was one of the first black frogmen in World War II. He was so good at what he did that he got the name Manta. However, when the people he worked for didn't appreciate him enough, he went back to the sea.
Mera: Atlanteans are many wonderful things, but forgiving is not one of them.
Arthur Curry: My parents made me what I am. I am the protector of the deep.
Mera: [in a plane for the first time] I've never been this high before... or this far away from home.
Young Arthur (Sixteen Years Old): Was my mother executed because of me?
[a tidal wave levels the coast]
Mera: This was Orm's doing. Worse is to come.
Orm: Let my blood be shed, till the gods make known their will!
Arthur Curry: [to Mera] This is the exact spot where Vulko gave me my first swimming lesson.
Arthur Curry: Jules Verne once wrote, "put two ships in the open sea without wind or tide, they will come together."