Cyclops: Who are you people?
Wolverine: What kind of place is this?
Magneto: Welcome to the future.
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): I have here a list of names of identified mutants living right here in the United States.
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator...
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault, or the White House, or [indicating the gallery] into their houses?
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator, please...
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): ...and there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!
Dr. Jean Grey: Mutants are not the ones mankind should fear.
Iceman: Welcome to Mutant High.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I've never seen anything like this before.
[About his claws.]
Rogue: When they come out... does it hurt?
Wolverine: Every time.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Don't give up on them.
Magneto: Not anymore...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Ah, Logan. I'd like you to meet Orono Monroe, also called Storm. This is Scott Summers, also called Cyclops. They saved your life. I believe you already know Dr. Jean Grey. You are in my School for the Gifted for Mutants. You'll be safe here from Magneto.
Wolverine: What's a Magneto?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: A very powerful mutant. He believes that a war is brewing between mutants and the rest of humanity. I've been following his activities for some time. The man who attacked you is an associate of his called Sabertooth.
Wolverine: Sabertooth? [looks at Storm] Storm. [looks at Xavier] What do they call you? "Wheels"? This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
[Cyclops doesn't know if Logan's an imposter.]
Wolverine: It's me!
Cyclops: Prove it!
Wolverine: You're a dick.
Dr. Jean Grey: I think you'll be comfortable here.
Wolverine: Where's your room?
Dr. Jean Grey: With Scott, down the hall.
Wolverine: Is that your gift? Putting up with that guy?
Dr. Jean Grey: Actually, I'm telekinetic. I can move things with my mind.
Wolverine: Really? What kind of things?
Dr. Jean Grey: [shuts closet doors behind him with her mind] All kinds of things. I also have some telepathic ability.
Wolverine: Like the Professor?
Dr. Jean Grey: Nowhere near that powerful. But he's teaching me to develop it.
Wolverine: I'm sure he is. So read my mind.
Dr. Jean Grey: I'd rather not.
Wolverine: C'mon. You afraid you might like it?
Dr. Jean Grey: I doubt it.
Rogue: The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head.
Wolverine: There's not many people who'll understand what you're going through. But I think this guy, Xavier, is one of them. He seems to genuinely want to help you. And that's a rare thing, for people like us.
Magneto: You homo sapiens and your guns.
Wolverine: Get out.
Rogue: Where am I supposed to go?
Wolverine: I don't know.
Rogue: You don't know, or you don't care?
Wolverine: Pick one.
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): You're evading the real question. Three words: Are mutants dangerous?
Dr. Jean Grey: That's an unfair question, Senator, since the wrong person behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous.
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): That's why we license people to drive.
Dr. Jean Grey: But not to live.
Magneto: Why do you come here, Charles?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answers?
Magneto: Ah, yes. Your continuing search for hope. The war is coming, Charles, and I intend to fight it... by any means necessary.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: And I will always be there... old friend.
Wolverine: So what kind of a name is "Rogue"?
Rogue: I don't know. What kind of a name is "Wolverine"?
Wolverine: Name's Logan.
[Trapped inside the Statue of Liberty]
Cyclops: Blast him, Storm!
Magneto: Send a bolt of electricity into a large copper conductor? I thought you lived in a school.
Magneto: [pointing to his head] Are you sneaking around in here, Charles? Whatever are you looking for?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I'm looking for hope.
Magneto: I will bring you hope, old friend, and I ask only one thing in return -- don't get in my way.
Wolverine: So, couldn't wait to get my shirt off again, huh?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: There are more powerful mutants out there. Why should this one be so important?
Cyclops: Maybe it's his way with people.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: You don't like him?
Cyclops: How could you tell?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Well, I am psychic, you know.
Wolverine: Well, this certainly is a big, round room.
Wolverine: You going to tell me to stay away from your girl?
Cyclops: If I had to do that, she wouldn't be my girl.
Wolverine: Well, then I guess you've got nothing to worry about, do ya, Cyclops?
Cyclops: It must burn you up that a boy like me saved your life, huh? Gotta be careful. Might not be there next time. Oh, and Logan -- stay away from my girl.
Wolverine: Felt like she killed me.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: If she held on any longer, she could have.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Mankind isn't evil, just uninformed.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
[In the ring, before the fight with Wolverine]
M.C.: Whatever you do, don't hit him in the balls.
Contender: I thought it was "anything goes"!
M.C.: It is, but he'll take it personal.
[At the Statue of Liberty.]
Magneto: Magnificent, isn't she? I first saw her in 1949. The land of tolerance. Peace.
Rogue: Are you going to kill me?
Magneto: Because there is no land of tolerance.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Where are you going?
Wolverine: To find her.
Wolverine: The traditional way: look!
[Preparing Senator Kelly for the mutation machine.]
Senator Robert Jefferson Kelly (R): What are you going to do?
Magneto: Let's just say God works too slow.
Magneto: Does it ever wake you in the morning? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law and come after you? And your children?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: It does indeed.
Magneto: What do you do, when you wake up to that?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor fool who comes to that school... looking for trouble.