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Jason Bourne (Character)
from The Bourne Identity (2002)

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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Jason Bourne: Look, I'm... you're acting like I'm trying to burn you here. I'm just trying to do the right thing.
Marie: Nobody does the right thing.

Jason Bourne: [Getting ready to leave Marie's car in front of his apartment house] Thanks for the ride.
Marie: Any time.
Jason Bourne: [after a pause] Well, you can come up, and you can... or you could wait here. I - I can go check it out, but you could wait...
Marie: Uh, no, no...
Jason Bourne: [as she is saying no] You could wait...
Marie: ...no, no!
Marie: Um, with you, you would probably just forget about me if I... stayed... here.
Jason Bourne: How could I forget about you?
[laughs]
Jason Bourne: You're the only person I know.

Jason Bourne: [during a car chase] So...
Marie: What?
Jason Bourne: ...we got a bump coming up.
[drives the car down a flight of stairs]

[last lines]
Marie: Do you have ID?
Jason Bourne: Not really.

Jason Bourne: Who has a safety deposit box full of money and six passports and a gun? Who has a bank account number in their hip? I come in here, and the first thing I'm doing is I'm catching the sightlines and looking for an exit.
Marie: I see the exit sign, too. I'm not worried. I mean, you were shot. People do all kinds of weird and amazing stuff when they are scared.
Jason Bourne: I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab or the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?

Marie: ...it was amazing. It was just amazing for about three months, until it turned out that this uh, jerk, who had fronted us the lease was actually shining everyone on and...
[stops]
Jason Bourne: And what?
Marie: What do you mean, what? Listen to me; I, I've been speed talking for about sixty kilometers now. I, I talk when I'm nervous, I mean, I, I talk like this when I'm nervous. I'm gonna shut up now.

Giancarlo: [Picking up an intricately done knot of rope] What's this? You tie these knots? So it starts to come back, huh?
Jason Bourne: No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else, I just found the rope and I did it. The same way I can, I can read, I can write. I can add, subtract. I can make coffee. I can shuffle cards. I can set up a chessboard.

Jason Bourne: I don't wanna know who I am any more.
Marie: Shh.
Jason Bourne: I don't care. I don't wanna know.
Marie: Come on, we'll...
Jason Bourne: Everything I found out, I wanna forget.
Marie: It's okay.
Jason Bourne: I don't care who I am or what I did.
Marie: It's okay.
Jason Bourne: We have this money. We can hide. Could we do that? Is there any chance you can do that?
Marie: [pause] I don't know. Come on.

Jason Bourne: Whatever we do, we have to do it together. We have to be...
Marie: We? The only thing we had in common was that neither one of us knew who you were! We are past that now.
Jason Bourne: Marie! Listen to me! The police will find us, and the people who took that picture in the Embassy, the people who killed Wombosi, they are going to come here and they are gonna kill us.
Marie: The people you work for!
Jason Bourne: I will take you wherever you need to go. I will take you there; I will leave you there. You can do whatever you want, you never have to see me again. But not here. If we stay here, we die.

Conklin: Let's ask Marie what she wants to do.
Jason Bourne: Actually, I don't think she gives a shit. She's dead.
Conklin: I'm sorry to hear that. How did that happen?
Jason Bourne: She was slowing me down.

Jason Bourne: Who am I?
Conklin: You're U.S. Government property. You're a malfunctioning $30 million weapon. You're a total goddamn catastrophe, and by God, if it kills me, you're going to tell me how this happened.

Jason Bourne: You sent me to kill Wombosi.
Conklin: Kill Wombosi? We can do that any time we want. I can send Nikki to do that, for Chrissakes. Mr. Wombosi was supposed to be dead three weeks ago. He was supposed to have died in a way where the only possible explanation was that he'd been murdered by a member of his own entourage. I don't send you to kill. I send you to be invisible. I send you because you don't exist.

Jason Bourne: I don't want to do this anymore.
Conklin: I don't think that's a decision you can make.
Jason Bourne: Jason Bourne is dead, you hear me? He drowned two weeks ago. You're gonna go tell 'em that Jason Bourne is dead, you understand?
Conklin: Where are you gonna go?
Jason Bourne: I swear to God, if I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fast and how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep. I'm on my own side now.

Jason Bourne: You move, you die.
Conklin: Bourne.
Jason Bourne: Gun down.

Jason Bourne: [talking to Conklin] I told you to come alone, but I guess that was too hard. So try this - I'm gone.
[hangs up cell phone]

Jason Bourne: Who are you? Are you Treadstone?
Conklin: Am I Treadstone? Me? What the hell are you talking about?
[to Nicky]
Conklin: He's lost it!

Marie: [Jason Bourne meets Marie for the first time, when she is about to get into her car. She is suspicious of him] What are you looking at?
Jason Bourne: I heard you inside.
Marie: What?
Jason Bourne: The consulate. I heard you talking? I thought maybe we could help each other.
Marie: How's that?
Jason Bourne: You need money. I need a ride outta here.
Marie: I'm not running a car service just now, thank you.
Jason Bourne: I'll give you ten thousand dollars for driving me to Paris.
Marie: [She says in German] What, do you think I am, a fool?
Jason Bourne: [He replies in German] You'd be a fool not to take it.
[He holds up a packet of dollar bills]
Marie: What is this, a joke? Some kind of scam?
Jason Bourne: No, it's no scam.
[He tosses her the packet of bills]
Jason Bourne: And I'll give you another ten when we get there.
Marie: Jesus.
[while she leafs through the bills, a police car with siren wailing passes them, and he quickly turns away]
Marie: Is that for you?
Jason Bourne: Look. You drive, I pay, it's that simple.
Marie: Scheisse. I got enough trouble, okay?
Jason Bourne: Okay. Can I have my money back?
[She looks down at the wad of bills again. A moment later, he is in the passenger seat while she drives]

Jason Bourne: What happened?
Marie: Nothing.
Jason Bourne: Did something go wrong?
Marie: I've got the records. This guy at the front desk was smiling at me, so I thought, all this trouble, maybe it's easier to just ask for them.
Jason Bourne: You have the bill?
Marie: [pulling paper from pocket] He made me a photocopy.
Jason Bourne: [incredulous] You just asked for it?
Marie: I said I was Mr. Kane's personal assistant.
Jason Bourne: [pause] Oh. Okay. Good thinking.

Jason Bourne: [in Dutch] Vertel me wie ik ben. (Tell me who I am.)


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Paz: [to Jason Bourne] Why didn't you take the shot?
Jason Bourne: Do you even know why you're supposed to kill me? Look at us. Look at what they make you give.

Martin Kreutz: Where's my sister?
Jason Bourne: Why don't you sit down.
Martin Kreutz: Where is she?
Jason Bourne: She's dead. She was killed. I'm sorry.
Martin Kreutz: I knew it was going to end this way. It was always going to end this way.
Jason Bourne: I didn't believe that.
Martin Kreutz: And how did she die?
Jason Bourne: She was shot. We were together in India. He came for me.
Martin Kreutz: Did you kill him?
Jason Bourne: [after a long pause] Yes.
Martin Kreutz: And now what?
Jason Bourne: Someone started all this, and I'm going to find them.

Jason Bourne: Who's your source? What's his name? What's your source's name?
Simon Ross: Look, what's going on? Why are these people after me?
Jason Bourne: Because you found something. You talked to someone, inside Treadstone, someone who was there at the beginning. Who is it?
Simon Ross: You know I can't tell you that.
Jason Bourne: You have no idea what you're into here. These people will kill you if they have to.
Simon Ross: Was it Blackbriar? Is that what this is?
Jason Bourne: Blackbriar? What's Blackbriar?
Simon Ross: Treadstone upgrade. My source told me it all started with you. He said that you were square one, the dirty little secret. He says that he knows who you are.
Jason Bourne: Alright, we have to move. Answer your phone.

Noah Vosen: Nicky, I need you to stay put and secure the premises. Backup will be arriving in approximately one hour. Do you copy?
Nicky Parsons: Copy sir.
[Noah hangs up phone]
Jason Bourne: How long do I have?
Nicky Parsons: Three minutes.

Jason Bourne: They'll kill you for giving me this.
Pamela Landy: 4/15/71 isn't much of a code. I guess Vosen is on his way already.
Jason Bourne: Why'd you do it?
Pamela Landy: This isn't what I signed up for. What they did to you. Blackbriar. This isn't us.
Jason Bourne: Then do something about it. Everything you need is in there.
[hands Landy a bag]
Jason Bourne: Everything.
Pamela Landy: David. Why don't you come in with me? It'll be better if we do this together.
Jason Bourne: No. This is where it started for me. This is where it ends.

[after Jason has killed Desh, the assasin sent after him and Nicky]
Jason Bourne: [throws Desh's cell phone to Nicky] Code it in. We need to be dead.

Dr. Albert Hirsch: You haven't slept for a long time now. Have you made a decision? This can't go on. You have to decide.
Jason Bourne: Who is he?
Dr. Albert Hirsch: We've been through this.
Jason Bourne: What did he do?
Dr. Albert Hirsch: It doesn't matter.
[walks over to Bourne and leans down]
Dr. Albert Hirsch: You picked us. You volunteered. You said that you would do what it takes to save American lives. You're not a liar, are you? Or too weak to see this through? This is it. Let go of David Webb. Will you give yourself to this program.
[Bourne, after a short pause, stands up and shoots a hooded man to death]
Dr. Albert Hirsch: You're no longer David Webb. From now on you'll be known as Jason Bourne. Welcome to the program.

Jason Bourne: Why did you pick me?
Dr. Albert Hirsch: You really don't remember, do you? We didn't pick you. You picked us. You volunteered. Right here. Right here, even after you were warned.

Jason Bourne: I remember. I remember everything. I'm no longer Jason Bourne.
Dr. Albert Hirsch: So now you're going to kill me.
Jason Bourne: No. You don't deserve the star they give you on the wall at Langley.

Noah Vosen: [in car, on cell phone] Perhaps we can arrange a meet.
Jason Bourne: Where are you now?
Noah Vosen: I'm sitting in my office.
Jason Bourne: I doubt that.
Noah Vosen: Why would you doubt that?
Jason Bourne: If you were in your office right now we'd be having this conversation face-to-face.
[Bourne hangs up]

Jason Bourne: Why are you helping me?
Nicky Parsons: It was difficult... for me... with you. You... really don't remember, do you?
Jason Bourne: No.

Jason Bourne: Get some rest Pam, you look tired.
Noah Vosen: He's looking right at her.

Jason Bourne: [to a surrendering Russian police officer] My argument is not with you.

Jason Bourne: [Nicky is about to get on a bus to depart] It gets easier.

Simon Ross: Oh, the bin man. I think he's one of them.
Jason Bourne: The garbage man? Negative.
Simon Ross: Oh, Jesus. Jesus! He's reaching for something.

Jason Bourne: You didn't really think I was coming to Tudor City, did you?
Noah Vosen: No. I guess not.


The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
[last lines]
Jason Bourne: Get some rest, Pam. You look tired.

Nicky: They know you were there.
Jason Bourne: Stop, stop! A week ago, I was 4,000 miles away, in India, watching Marie die. They came for me, and they killed her instead. This ends now.

Nicky: Jason, please don't hurt me.
Jason Bourne: What were my words? What did I say? I said leave me alone.
Nicky: Jason I know, I told them I believed you.
Jason Bourne: I'm gonna ask you some simple questions. You're gonna tell me the truth or I swear to God I'm gonna kill ya.

Nicky: He was trying to sell out a mole or something, but you got to him first.
Jason Bourne: [surprised] I killed him?

Marie: Because sooner or later, you remember something good.
Jason Bourne: I do remember something good. All the time.

Jarda: Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory.
Jason Bourne: You still should have moved.

Pamela Landy: What if I can't find her?
Jason Bourne: It's easy. She's standing right next to you.

Nicky: [panicking while being interrogated by Bourne] Your first assignment was in Geneva...
Jason Bourne: [slams Nicky against a wall] You fucking people!

Jason Bourne: We don't have a choice.
Marie: Yes, you do.

Jason Bourne: You killed Marie.
Ward Abbott: *You* killed Marie. The moment you got into her car. The moment you entered her life, she was dead.

Jason Bourne: She wouldn't want me to.
[in reference to Marie, as he stands over Abbott with a gun in his hand as if to kill him]
Jason Bourne: That's the only reason you're alive.
[Bourne brings his hand down, revealing he was holding a tape recorder to Abbott's head]

Pamela Landy: Pamela Landy.
Jason Bourne: I hear you're still looking for me.
Pamela Landy: Bourne?
Jason Bourne: What do you want?
Pamela Landy: I wanted to thank you... for the tape. We got what we needed. It's all tied off. It's over. I guess I owe you an apology.
Jason Bourne: Is that official?
Pamela Landy: No. Off the record. You know how it is.
Jason Bourne: Good-bye.
Pamela Landy: Wait. Wait. David Webb. That's your real name. You were born 4-15-71 in Nixa, Missouri. Why don't you come in and we'll talk about it. Bourne?
Jason Bourne: Get some rest, Pam. You look tired.


Jason Bourne (2016)
Jason Bourne: [from trailer] I know who I am. I remember everything.
Nicky Parsons: Remembering everything doesn't mean you know everything.

Jason Bourne: The next bullet's in your head!

Jason Bourne: I volunteered because I thought our enemies killed my father. I volunteered because of a lie!

[first lines]
Jason Bourne: I remember. I remember everything.

Jason Bourne: [the first time they see each other in the film, while at a demonstration that turns into a riot] I told you, Christian Dassault is going to get you killed.
Nicky Parsons: We don't have a choice, Jason. It started again, a new program, Iron Hand. It's even worse than before.
Jason Bourne: What's that got to do with me?
Nicky Parsons: Because it matters. It matters.
Jason Bourne: Not to me, it doesn't. All that matters is staying alive. You get off the grid, survive.
Nicky Parsons: I don't believe that, and neither do you. Look at yourself. Look at what you're doing. You can't live like this for much longer.

Jason Bourne: [referring to his father] That was the day he was killed. They said he was killed by terrorists! He wasn't killed by terrorists, was he?

[Last lines]
Heather Lee: I'm sorry for what happened to you, how you were treated. But the people who did that are gone and things are changing at the agency.
Jason Bourne: What is it you want?
Heather Lee: I know you've always been a patriot, and what happens to this country matters to you. We need you to help protect us. Come back in... and we'll work together.
Jason Bourne: Let me think about it.
Heather Lee: How will I find you?
[Bourne walks away. Lee gets into her car and finds a recording and plays it]
Director NI Edwin Russell: [voice over] You still think you can bring him in?
Heather Lee: [voice over] I have his trust, after what we went through. I'll bring him in. I'm certain of it.
Director NI Edwin Russell: [voice over] And if you can't?
Heather Lee: [voice over] Then... he'll have to been put down.


"The Bourne Identity" (1988)
Jason Bourne: Whatever you're getting paid, I'll double it. You were at the bank, you know I can do it.
Gold Glasses: I wouldn't touch your money.
Jason Bourne: Money's money. Why not?
Gold Glasses: Are you serious? Wealth is relative to the time we have to enjoy it. I wouldn't last five minutes.

Jason Bourne: Where am I?
Geoffrey Washburn: You're in Port Noir. This little village on the south coast of France. It's a village without boutique or Club Med or T-shirts. We've managed to avoid the 20th century. Intend to be dead before the 21st. It's quite a trick.

Jason Bourne: Why here, Geoff, when you're as good as you are?
Geoffrey Washburn: They said I was drunk. They said I killed two patients on the operating table because I was drunk. I could've got away with one but not two. They said they saw a pattern emerging.