[Sarah hugs Pops before going into the Time Displacement Equipment. Pops doesn’t understand the meaning of a hug]
That’s a meaningless gesture. Why hold onto someone you must let go?
It has begun. Tell me something, David. When you woke up this morning… Was it still there? The sadness?
I think this is where we shake hands.
[flashback occurs upon shaking]
I worked in that building 25 years, I know all its secrets.
Like, if there ever was a fire on floors 1, 2 or 3, everyone in that hotel would be burned alive.
[after flashbacks end]
You know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you’re here… That’s… That’s just an awful feeling.
What have you done…?
I almost gave up hope. There were so many times I questioned myself…
You killed all those people…
But I found you. So many sacrifices, just to find you.
Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I’m not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain’s going to be? He’s the exact opposite of the hero. And most times they’re friends, like you and me! I should’ve known way back when… You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr Glass.
[seeing Tony Stark, in partial Iron Man armor, sitting in a giant rooftop donut display]
Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the donut.
It’s safe to wake up now.
[Quoting Marlon Brando/Jor-el from 1978’s SUPERMAN:THE MOVIE to Jason asleep in his bed]
You will be different, sometimes you’ll feel like an outcast, but you’ll never be alone. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son.
What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.
[after Tony Stark incapacitates almost all the Mandarin’s guards, the last one quickly surrenders]
Reluctant AIM Guard:
Honestly, I hate working here. They are so weird.
[Tony waves goodbye, the guard runs out]
All right, listen, whatever happens inside, the only person that can’t get hurt is Kelly, all right? We all protect Kelly.
What is this, the Titanic? Screw the women and children first shit, man.
Look, asshole, unless you can fly the helicopter, shut the fuck up.