To see your world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, An eternity in an hour. William Blake.
The Old Man:
Keep your thought as pure as the water.
Hey, this water ain’t really that pure.
The Old Man:
Un-heh, neither are you.
[as he’s taking off his diving suit to reveal his tuxedo]
Maybe one day I’ll wear this to a party I’m actually invited to.
You, my friends, are following in the very footsteps of history…
What do you see?
What time is it now?
Clothing Store Clerk:
We missed it.
No, we didn’t. We didn’t miss it because… you don’t know this? I know something about history that you don’t know.
I’d be very excited to learn about it, Riley.
Hold on one second, let me just take in this moment. This is cool. Is this how you feel all the time? Well, except now.
All right! What I know is that daylight savings wasn’t established until World War I. If it’s 3 p.m. now that means that in 1776 it would be 2 p.m.
Riley, you’re a genius.
You know what we’ll do if you win?
I don’t know. Lose?
There’s been speculation that I was involved in the events that occurred on the freeway and the rooftop…
I’m sorry, Mr. Stark, but do you honestly expect us to believe that that was a bodyguard in a suit that conveniently appeared, despite the fact that…
I know that it’s confusing. It is one thing to question the official story, and another thing entirely to make wild accusations, or insinuate that I’m a superhero.
I never said you were a superhero.
Well, good, because that would be outlandish and, uh, fantastic. I’m just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes I’ve made, largely public.
[whispers to Tony]
Just stick to the cards, man.
[holds up his notes and pauses]
The truth is…
[puts cards down]
I am Iron Man.
I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.