Lex Luthor: Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.
Superman: I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. Lois Lane: You're gonna wind up fighting every elected official in this country!
[Superman appears in Luthor's office.] Lex Luthor: Otis, take the gentleman's cape. [Superman glares.] Otis: I don't think he wants me to, Mr. Luthor.
Lois Lane: Any more like you at home? Clark Kent: No, not really.
Lex Luthor: This is Lex Luthor. Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency, Superman, and that's you.
Lex Luthor: It's kryptonite, Superman. A little souvenir from the old home town. I spared no expense in making you feel right at home.
[Miss Teschmacher suggests Superman may be a hoax; Lex Luthor disagrees.] Miss Tessmacher: And why not? Lex Luthor: Because if any human being were going to perpetrate such a fantastic hoax, it would've been me!
[After he's described his plan to trap Superman.] Lex Luthor: Doesn't it give you a... shudder... of electricity through you to be in the same room with me?
Lex Luthor: We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
Young Clark Kent: All those things I can do. All those powers. And I couldn't even save him.
Superman: Easy, miss. I've got you. Lois Lane: You've got me? Who's got you?
[Superman gets a cat out of a tree.] Superman: Here you go, miss. Little girl: Gee, thanks, mister. Superman: Well, so long, Frisky. Good night, miss. Little girl: Good night. [runs inside] Mommy! Mommy! Frisky was caught in a tree! This man swooped down out of the sky and gave him to me! Mommy: Haven't I told you to stop telling lies?
Perry White: Now look. The Post: "It Flies." The News: "Look, Ma, No Wires." The Times: "Blue Bomb Buzzes Metropolis." The Planet. I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit to go with the Daily Planet like bacon and eggs, franks and beans, death and taxes, politics and corruption.
Lex Luthor: [to Otis] Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive of both you and me? It's your weight and my I.Q.
[Superman breaks down Lex Luthor's door.] Lex Luthor: It's open, come in. My attorney will be in touch with you about the damage to the door. Otis, take the gentleman's cape, would you?
Superman: Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? By planning the deaths of innocent people? Lex Luthor: No, by causing the deaths of innocent people.
Warden: This country is safe again, Superman, thanks to you! Superman: No sir. Don't thank me, Warden. We're all part of the same team. Good night.
[Watching Otis approaching the hideout] Lex Luthor: It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving.
General Zod: Join us. You have been known to disagree with the Council before. Yours could become an important voice in the new order, second only to my own! I offer you a chance for greatness, Jor-El, take it! Join us! ...You will bow down before me, Jor-El. I swear it, no matter that it takes an eternity! You will bow down before me! Both you and then one day your heirs!