Charles Xavier: The world's already begun rebuilding its arsenals.
Erik Lensherr: It's human nature, Charles.
Charles Xavier: I still have hope.
Erik Lensherr: [wry laugh] Oh, yes. Hope.
Charles Xavier: I was right about Raven. I was even right about you.
Erik Lensherr: What about the rest of the world? Doesn't it ever wake you up in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they'll come for you, and your children?
Charles Xavier: It does indeed.
Erik Lensherr: What do you do when you wake up to that?
Charles Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul that comes to my school looking for trouble.
Erik Lensherr: [sees Apocalypse for the first time] Who the fuck are you?
[reciting Apocalypse's message to the world]
Charles Xavier: This message is for one reason alone: to tell the strongest among you...
Apocalypse: Those with the greatest power, this earth will be yours!
Charles Xavier: Those with the greatest power... protect those without. That's my message to the world.
Apocalypse: [sends the world's nuclear weapons into space] Always the same, and now all this. No more stones. No more spears. No more slings. No more swords. No more weapons! No more systems! No more! No more superpowers... So much faith in their tools, in their machines. You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel, but you can never strike god!
Apocalypse: Everything they've built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we'll build a better one!
Peter Maximoff: You know, for a guy who's just fast as me, I always seem to be too late.
Mystique: [to Magneto] I know you think you've lost everything, but you haven't. You have me, you have Charles... you have more family than you know. You never had the chance to save your family before, but you do now. That's what I've come here to tell you.
Magneto: [to Quicksilver] And you?
Peter Maximoff: I'm your... I'm here for my family, too.
Mystique: I'm gonna go fight for what I have left. Are you?
Charles Xavier: Alex, destroy Cerebro! Wreak havoc!
Jubilee: [walking out of Return of the Jedi] I'm just saying Empire is still the best. It's the most complex, the most sophisticated. Wasn't afraid to have a dark ending.
Scott Summers: Yeah but come on, if it wasn't for the first one you wouldn't have any of the rest of the movies.
Jean Grey: Well, at least we can all agree the third one's always the worst.
[after brutally dispatching a group of humans who slew his wife and child]
Erik Lensherr: [screaming skywards] IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME? IS THIS WHO I AM? Is this who I am?
[breaks down in tears]
Erik Lensherr: Who are you?
Apocalypse: Elohim, Pushan, Ra - I've been called many names over many lifetimes. I am born of death. I was there to spark and fan the flame of man's awakening, to spin the wheel of civilization. And when the forest would grow rank and needed clearing for new growth, I was there to set it ablaze.
Peter Maximoff: You wanted me to get out of the house more, right?
Apocalypse: You are all my children, and you're lost because you follow blind leaders. These false gods, systems of the weak, they've ruined my world. No more.
Charles Xavier: [senses Apocalypse with Cerebro] I've never felt power like this before...
[his eyes go black]
Moira MacTaggert: [opens a CIA folder] Ever since the world found out about mutants in '73, there have been cults who see them as some kind of second coming or sign of God. I was tracking one of them. They call themselves Ashir En Sabah Nur, named after an ancient being they believe to be the world's first.
Alex Summers: World's first what?
Moira MacTaggert: The world's first mutant.
Alex Summers: I thought mutants didn't evolve till this century.
Moira MacTaggert: That's the common theory, yes, but these guys believe that the first mutant was born tens of thousands of years ago and they believe he will rise again. They've been searching ancient sites all around the world for clues. These hieroglyphs describe the specific set of powers greater than any man can possess.
Charles Xavier: Do you think he lived in all that time?
Moira MacTaggert: Yes and no. They believe that he had the ability to transfer his consciousness from body to body and whenever he was close to death, he would just take on a new body. Some of these made with the bodies of mutants, enabling him to take their powers amassing various abilities over the years.
Charles Xavier: An all-powerful mutant?
Moira MacTaggert: Exactly. And wherever this being was, he always had four principle followers, disciples, protectors he would imbue with powers.
Alex Summers: Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He got that one from the Bible
Moira MacTaggert: Or the Bible got it from him? And wherever he ruled, eventually it would end in disaster, cataclysm, some kind of... apocalypse.
Charles Xavier: The end of the world...
Charles Xavier: Thank you for letting me in.
Scott Summers: [mourning Alex] It should have been me... he was the one going to do something with his life.
Jean Grey: That's not how he felt. He felt you were the one that's gonna do something special with your life. That you were gonna make the difference in the world. Maybe even change it.
Scott Summers: How do you know what he felt?
Jean Grey: I know what everybody feels.
Apocalypse: [at Cairo] This was meant to be the center of the universe before I was betrayed. Now it will be.
[creates a pyramid]
Charles Xavier: Mutants: born with extraordinary abilities, and yet still, they are children stumbling in the dark, searching for guidance. A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world.
Magneto: I tried your way, Charles. I tried to be like them, live like them. But it always ends the same way. They took everything away from me. Now, we'll take everything from them.
Scott Summers: We had a little help.
Magneto: You think because you can see into my head you know how it feels? You're looking in the wrong place, Charles.
Scott Summers: Hope that's the last we've seen of that guy.
Ms. Maximoff: [to Quicksilver] This won't end well. Nothing does with him.
Charles Xavier: Oh God... he can control all of us!
[Scott locks himself inside a toilet cubicle, covering his eyes in pain. The Jock peeks over the cubicle]
School Jock: You're crying? I haven't even kicked your ass yet!
Erik Lensherr: [addressing his coworkers] Some of you spoke to the police about what you believe you witnessed here yesterday. You wanna know my powers, know who I am, see what I can do. I'll show you. Think of the person you love most in your life. Your wife, mother, daughter... Now that person will know what it is to lose someone they love, and live with that pain. Forever.
Polish Worker: [in Polish] Henryk, please. Don't do this.
Erik Lensherr: My name isn't Henryk. My name is Magneto.
Charles Xavier: Once you know the extent of your power, then you can learn to control it.
Apocalypse: [to Magneto] You will reach down, my son, deep into the earth. Rip everything they've built from the ground. Wipe clean this world, and we will lead those that survive into a better one.
Apocalypse: Thank you for letting me in.
En Sabah Nur: Weapons... superpowers... The weak have taken the Earth. For this, I was betrayed. False gods, idols... no more. I have returned.
Apocalypse: Together we will cleanse the earth for the strongest.
Angel: [against Nightcrawler] Fight! Or they'll kill us both!
Apocalypse: All has been revealed.
Raven: They still hate and fear us. It's just harder to see because they're more polite about it.
Scott Summers: [gets his visor] I hope people don't start calling me Cyclops.
[when Weapon X is let loose]
Col. William Stryker: I'll be right back.
Apocalypse: [catches Quicksilver] Foolish child.
[breaks his leg]
Apocalypse: [crafts a helmet for Erik] A gift, to honor your past life and your future role.
Charles Xavier: And what about me? Do I have any role to play in this madness?
Apocalypse: You have the most important role of all...
[straps Charles down on a table]
Apocalypse: Despite my long life, there is one thing I can not do that you can: be everywhere... be everyone.
Charles Xavier: No... no! Get out! GET OUT!
Raven: [on the X-Jet] Hank, you're building a warplane down here.
Hank McCoy: After what happened in Washington, I thought we're gonna come back to start the X-Men. I could always use to talk about but...
Raven: We're once students, not soldiers.
Hank McCoy: And it's the best of you, He has hope.
Raven: And you?
Hank McCoy: Well, I think we should hope for the best, and prepare for the worst
Charles Xavier: It's all of us, against a god!
Charles Xavier: He means to destroy this world... billions of people killed.
Raven: Mutants are being hunted, living in fear!
Raven: Let's go to war.
Mystique: Forget everything you think you know. Whatever lessons you learned in school, whatever your parents taught you, none of that matters! You're not kids anymore. You're not students. You're X-Men!
[Magneto pulls Charles' wheelchair away from his friends]
Nina: I won't let them take you!
Charles Xavier: [to Storm] You're not comfortable with all this, are you? You're not like them.
Ororo Munroe: Don't try to get in my head.
Charles Xavier: I don't have to read your mind to know what it is you're thinking. You're not a killer.
Ororo Munroe: You don't know me. You didn't grow up in a place where superstition and dark religion hold a lot more sway than your degrees, Professor. I barely survived my own village, my own family. They all thought I was a curse on the Earth.
Charles Xavier: Are you going to prove them right? Are you going to prove them right?
Erik Lensherr: [to Magda] I told you who I was the first night I met you. We have to go, now!
Apocalypse: [to Storm] My child, why do you enslave yourself?
Erik Lensherr: Where were you when my father and mother were slaughtered in this place?
Apocalypse: Asleep. Trapped in darkness. I was not there for you, my son, but I am here now. You don't know your own strength but I do. Reach down. Feel the metal in the ground. Reach. As deep as you can. You'll find you have the power to move the very Earth itself.
Ororo Munroe: [to Apocalypse] You can't save the world, just going around killing people. There's laws, system and place for that kind of thing.