Sofia Sartor: You mentioned a creed before. What is it?
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
Sofia Sartor: That is rather cynical.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: It would be if it were doctrine. But it is merely an observation on the nature of reality. To say that nothing is true is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted is to understand that we are the architects of our actions and that we must live with our consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: I heard your name once before, Desmond, a long time ago. And now it lingers in my mind like an image from an old dream. I do not know where you are, or by what means you can hear me. But I know you are listening.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: [singing] The things I do to save the world surprise me time to time. Like learning how to play the lute and making these words rhyme.
Altaïr ibn La-Ahad: You corrupted everything we stand for, and lost everything we gained. All of it, sacrificed on the altar of your own spite.
Abbas Sofian: And you, you have wasted your life staring into that Apple, dreaming of your own glory!
Altaïr ibn La-Ahad: That is true, Abbas. I learned many things from the Apple. Of life and death, of the past and the future. Let me show you...
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: [singing] I am a tactless minstrel, I sing off-key for coins. If you spot me in the street, please kick me in the loins.
Yusuf Tazim: [Grabs Ezio by his shoulder] Hoshgeldin kardeshim! Unless the legend is a lie, you are the man I long to meet. Reowned master and mentor, Ezio Auditore de la la la!
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Prego?
Yusuf Tazim: Forgive me. I have a hard time remembering that Italian gibberish.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Da Firenze. The city where I was born.
Yusuf Tazim: Ah yes! So by your custom I would be... Yusuf Tazim da Istanbul! I like that.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: [singing] Young Cesare, I heard him say, could not be killed by man. So I tossed him through the air to see where he might land.
Leandros: Could it be that you are every bit as deadly as the legends say? Or am I in charge of an army of drunks swinging sticks?
Ahmet: We both strive for the same end, Ezio. Only our methods differ. Do you not see that? Peace. Stability. A world where men live without fear. People desire the truth, yes, but even when they have it, they refuse to look. How do we fight this kind of ignorance?
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Liberty can be messy, Ahmet. But it is priceless.
Ahmet: Of course. And when things fall apart, and the lights of civilization dim, Ezio Auditore can stand above the darkness and say proudly, "I stayed true to my Creed."
Desmond Miles: [Last line] I know what we need to do.
Yusuf Tazim: It's a familiar pattern with these royals: when the Sultan coughs, the princes draw their swords.
Clay Kaczmarek - Subject Sixteen: Here's the problem. You're brain is hash. Too many ghosts in your head, too many voices. So, how do you fix that? You claw your way back into the stored data, you find unfinished memories and you crack them open. Finish what you started, until your ancestor has nothing left to show you. That is a synch nexus. And when you find it, the Animus can separate Desmond from Ezio and Altaïr and send you home. Back to your body.
Desmond Miles: How do you know all this?
Clay Kaczmarek - Subject Sixteen: Because it happened to me. But my body-it's worm food now. So I'm stuck here.
Manuel Palailogos: You take advantage of a poor and displaced people, using us to further your own vain quest! But we fight for dignity, Assassin. We fight to restore peace to this troubled land.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Templars are always quick to talk of peace, but very slow to concede power.
Manuel Palailogos: Because power begets peace, vláka
Manuel Palailogos: ! It cannot happen in reverse. These people would drown without a firm hand to lift them up, and keep them in line!
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: There he is. The monster I came to kill.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: You disappoint me, Ahmet. Why the Templars?
Ahmet: Because I am tired of all these pointless blood feuds that pit father against son, brother against brother. To achieve true peace, mankind must think and move as one body, with one master mind. The secrets in the Grand Temple will give us just that. And Altaïr will lead us there.
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze: Delusions. Altaïr's secrets are not for you.
Manuel Palailogos: Trust without cynicism is hollow.
Tarik Barleti: This Empire is sick, and Bayezid, it pains me to say, is its cancer.
Yusuf Tazim: Even in times of peace, the poor are always under siege.