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Dana Scully (Character)
from "The X-Files" (1993)

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The X Files (1998)
Special Agent Fox Mulder: After what you saw last night, after all you've seen, you can just walk away?
Special Agent Dana Scully: I have. I did. It's done.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: [Mulder and Scully are attempting to follow a truck] I think they went left.
Special Agent Dana Scully: I don't know why, I think they went right.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [Mulder impulsively guns it and takes off straight ahead] Five years together, Scully. How many times have I been wrong? Never!
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [He looks at her and amends:] Not driving, anyway.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we've seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.
Special Agent Dana Scully: This is different, Mulder.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: No, it isn't! You were right to want to quit! You were right to want to leave me! You should get as far away from me as you can! I'm not gonna watch you die, Scully, because of some hallow personal cause of mine. Go be a doctor. Go be a doctor while you still can.
Special Agent Dana Scully: I can't. I won't. Mulder, I'll be a doctor, but my work is here with you now. That virus that I was exposed to, it has a cure. You held it in your hand. How many other lives can we save?
[clasps Mulder's hand]
Special Agent Dana Scully: Look... if I quit now, they win.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Are you drunk, Mulder?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: I, I was until about 20 minutes ago, yeah.
Special Agent Dana Scully: Was that before or after you decided to come here?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: What exactly are you implying?

Special Agent Fox Mulder: [after Scully tells him that she is planning on resigning from the FBI rather than being transferred] You wanna tell yourself that so you can quit with a clear conscience, you can, but you're wrong!
Special Agent Dana Scully: Why did they assign me to you in the first place, Mulder? To debunk your work. To rein you in, to shut you down.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: But you saved me. As difficult and as frustrating as it's been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over. You kept me honest. You made me a whole person. I owe you everything. Scully, and you owe me nothing. I don't know if I wanna do this alone. I don't even know if I can. And if I quit now, they win.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Any thoughts as to why anybody would be growing corn in the middle of the desert?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Those could be giant Jiffy-Pop poppers.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: You got about 14 minutes to evacuate this building.
Special Agent Dana Scully: [thinking Mulder is joking about finding a bomb] Come on Mulder.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Thirteen fifty-six. Thirteen fifty-four. Thirteen fifty-two. Thirteen fifty. You see a pattern emerging here, Scully?

Special Agent Dana Scully: I need this building evacuated and cleared out in ten minutes! I want you to call the fire department and have them block off the city center in a one mile radius around the building.
Security Guard: Ten minutes?
Special Agent Dana Scully: DON'T THINK! JUST PICK UP THAT PHONE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Special Agent Dana Scully: I have to be in Washington, D.C. in 11 hours for a hearing, the outcome of which might affect one of the biggest decisions of my life and here I am in the middle of nowhere, Texas, chasing phantom tanker trucks.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder, I can't tell you what killed this man. I'm not sure anybody else could claim to either.

Special Agent Dana Scully: I saw your face, Mulder. There was a definite moment of panic.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: You've never seen me panic. When I panic, I make this face.
[remains impassive]

Special Agent Dana Scully: [after tricking Mulder into the door being locked] I had you.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: No, you didn't.
Special Agent Dana Scully: Oh, yeah. I had you big time.

Special Agent Dana Scully: [hands over bee evidence] I don't believe the FBI currently has an investigative unit qualified to pursue the evidence in hand.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder what are you doing?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Something's wrong!
Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder!
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Something's not right!
Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder get in the car! THERE'S NO TIME!

Special Agent Dana Scully: [Mulder revives Scully by performing CPR] I had you big time.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: [the alien spacecraft emerges from the ice and flies overheard] Scully, you gotta see this. Scully
Special Agent Dana Scully: [whispering] I saw it. I saw it, too.


The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Margaret Fearon: It's nothing against you.
Dana Scully: No.
Margaret Fearon: If you were a mother, you'd understand.

Fox Mulder: Are you asking me to give up?
Dana Scully: No. I can't tell you to do that, Mulder. But I can tell you that I won't be coming home.

Dana Scully: Listen to me! I need your help!
Agent Mosley Drummy: I'm sorry. I - I can't help you.
Dana Scully: Then let me talk to somebody there with some balls who can.

Dana Scully: Mulder. Can you hear me?
Fox Mulder: [drugged] Sorry about your car.

Fox Mulder: Scully? Why would he say that?
[he pauses then follows Scully to her car]
Fox Mulder: "Don't give up." Why would he say such a thing to you?
Dana Scully: I think that was clearly meant for you, Mulder.
Fox Mulder: He didn't say it to me. He said it to you.
Dana Scully: Umm...
Fox Mulder: If Father Joe were the devil, why would he say the opposite of what the devil might say?
[she doesn't reply, though clearly attempting to rationalize]
Fox Mulder: Maybe that's the answer. You know, the larger answer.
Dana Scully: What do you mean?
Fox Mulder: Don't give up.
Dana Scully: Please don't make this any harder than it already is.
Fox Mulder: It's OK... OK.
Fox Mulder: [wrapping his arms around Scully, allowing her to rest her head on his chest] If you have any doubts, any doubts at all, just call off that surgery this morning. And then we'll get out of here.
[he loosens his embrace enough to look into her eyes]
Fox Mulder: Just me and you.
Dana Scully: As far away from the darkness as we can get?
Fox Mulder: I'm not sure it works that way. I think maybe the darkness finds you, and me.
Dana Scully: [as a tear rolls down her cheek] I know it does.
Fox Mulder: But let it try.
[they embrace again, this time pulling together in a long, passionate kiss]

Dana Scully: Yeah, well, it's been fun.
Fox Mulder: Scully? Nobody's gonna make you sit next to him.
Dana Scully: Thanks, but I've already been taken for a ride. Anyway, he doesn't want me there.
Fox Mulder: I want you here.
Dana Scully: This isn't my life anymore, Mulder. I'm done chasing monsters in the dark.

Fox Mulder: I can feel you thinking.
Dana Scully: I'm sorry. I can't sleep.
Fox Mulder: Actually, I have a little something for that.
Dana Scully: Just a little something?
Fox Mulder: Thank you.

Dana Scully: [Mulder kisses her] Scratchy beard.

Dana Scully: What are you doing?
Fox Mulder: I'm trying to ignore you.

[last lines]
Assisting Nurse: Are you ready to begin, uh, Dr. Scully?
Dana Scully: [Scully scans around the room at all the other medical personnel, finally pausing for several seconds to look at three nuns observing through a window] Yes.

Dana Scully: What was it you were praying for in there, sir?
Father Joe: For the salvation of my immortal soul.
Dana Scully: And do you think God hears your prayers?
Father Joe: Do you think he hears yours?
Dana Scully: I didn't bugger 37 altar boys.
Father Joe: Oh.
Fox Mulder: That's a colorful way of puttin' it.
Dana Scully: Well, I have another word, if you'd like.
Fox Mulder: I'm sure you do.

Dana Scully: You know, the truth is, I worrry about you, and the effects of long-term isolation.
Fox Mulder: [chuckling] I'm fine here. I'm happy as a clam.

Father Joe: And where do they come from, these appetites, these uncontrollable urges of ours?
Dana Scully: Not from God!
Father Joe: Not from me. I castrated myself when I was twenty-six.

Dana Scully: This stubbornness of yours, it's why I fell in love with you.
Fox Mulder: It's like you said. That's why we can't be together.


"The X-Files: Pilot (#1.1)" (1993)
Third Man: Are you familiar with an agent named Fox Mulder?
Special Agent Dana Scully: Yes, I am.
Third Man: How so?
Special Agent Dana Scully: By reputation. Um... He's an Oxford-educated psychologist who wrote a monograph on serial killers and the occult, that helped catch Monty Props in 1988. Generally thought of as the best analyst in the Violent Crime section. He had a nickname at the Academy..."Spooky" Mulder.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Am I to understand that you want me to debunk the X Files project, sir?
Section Chief Scott Blevins: Agent Scully, we trust you'll make the proper scientific analysis.

Special Agent Dana Scully: [hears a knock on the door] Who is it?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Steven Spielberg.

Special Agent Dana Scully: Do you have a theory?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: I have plenty of theories.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: [Scully and Mulder are examining what appears to be an alien body found in a coffin] If it's not human, what is it?
Special Agent Dana Scully: It's mammalian. My guess is it's a chimpanzee or something from the ape family. Possibly an orangutan.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Buried in the city cemetery in Ray Soames's grave. Try telling that to the good townsfolk or Ray Soames's family. I want tissue samples and X-rays. I'd like blood-typing, toxicology and a full genetic work-up.
Special Agent Dana Scully: You're serious?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: What we can't do here, we'll order to go.
Special Agent Dana Scully: You don't honestly believe this is some kind of extraterrestrial? This is somebody's sick joke.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: We can do those X-rays here, can't we? Is there any reason we can't do them right now? I'm not crazy, Scully. I have the same doubts you do.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: When convention and science offer us no answers, might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility?
Special Agent Dana Scully: What I find fantastic is any notion that there are answers beyond the realm of science. The answers are there. You just have to know where to look.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: That's why they put the I in FBI.

[Mulder has just spray-painted a giant X on the road]
Special Agent Dana Scully: What the hell was that about?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Oh, you know, probably nothing.

Special Agent Dana Scully: What happened?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: We lost power. Brakes, steering, everything.
[checks watch]
Special Agent Fox Mulder: We lost nine minutes!
Special Agent Dana Scully: You're saying that time disappeared. Time can't just disappear. It's a universal invariant!
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [car restarts itself] Not in this zip code!

Special Agent Dana Scully: [frightened by the marks on her back] What are they? Mulder, what are they!
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [smiles] Mosquito bites.

Special Agent Fox Mulder: There's classified government information I've been trying to access, but someone has been blocking my attempts to get at it.
Special Agent Dana Scully: Who? I don't understand.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Someone at a higher level of power...
Special Agent Dana Scully: And they're afraid of what, that you'll leak this information?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: You're a part of that agenda, you know that.
Special Agent Dana Scully: I'm not a part of any agenda. You've got to trust me. I'm here, just like you, to solve this.

Section Chief Scott Blevins: Agent Mulder - what are his thoughts?
Special Agent Dana Scully: Agent Mulder believes we are not alone.

Mulder: [Agent Scully knocks on his office door] Sorry, nobody down here but the FBI's most unwanted.
Scully: Agent Mulder? I'm Dana Scully. I've been assigned to work with you.
Mulder: Oh, isn't it nice to be suddenly so highly regarded. So, who did you tick off to get stuck with this detail, Scully?
Scully: Actually, I'm looking forward to working with you. I've heard a lot about you.
Mulder: Oh, really? I was under the impression that you were sent to spy on me.


The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (VG)
Dana Scully: [after curing Mulder of the zombie virus] I suppose that rules out a supernatural involvement.
Fox Mulder: Just because there's a scientific cure, doesn't rule out a supernatural cause.
Dana Scully: I should have stuck the needle in your ass.

Dana Scully: Just because these girls have a high school facination with witchcraft it doesn't mean they're raising the dead.
Fox Mulder: Saw them do it on Buffy.

Dana Scully: There's something strange going on here Mulder!
Fox Mulder: Agreed. And we need to do something before this place turns into the 'Thriller' video.

Fox Mulder: [to himself in the adult video section] Damn! Ass Lovers 36 is out.
Dana Scully: [Also to herself] Well it's not as big as Mulders selection.

Dana Scully: Are you driving us into a Witchhunt Mulder?
Fox Mulder: If you want to catch Witches you have to go on a Witchhunt Scully.

Dana Scully: So what? These people think these girls are what? Raising the dead?
Fox Mulder: Kids today huh?

Dana Scully: [Putting a gun to Alex's head] Drop the gun or I will shoot you where you stand!

Ringo Langly: I don't think I can ever do what you just did. But I gotta hand it to ya! How bout a hand of agent Scully?
Dana Scully: Ok Langly, enough.
Ringo Langly: Sure was nice of John Gillnitz to lend you a hand. Why don't you grab a foot just in case? Might come in handy!
Dana Scully: Langly. Where's the door?
Ringo Langly: Left, down the hall.
[sings to himself]
Ringo Langly: Hands up, baby hands up! Kama Hand Jive!
Dana Scully: Langly, I swear. If you don't shut up, I'm going to take this hand and beat you with it.
Ringo Langly: Fair enough.

Dana Scully: So we're sure the Briar Lake corpses were brought here?
Ringo Langly: Ummmm, define "sure."
Dana Scully: Gugh! Lets just do this!

Melvin Frohike: Anyone want to venture a guess what the hell that thing was?
Dana Scully: I hate to break it to you guys but we're being effeted by cosmic radiation. It was probably a hallucination.
Melvin Frohike: That was a bad trip. Just say no to cosmic radiation.

Dana Scully: Why do I get the impression you're taking me to see a spaceship?
Fox Mulder: It's the hip thing to do because no-one knows about it yet.
Dana Scully: Mulder, this artifact I have holds the key to unlocking every question in the X-Files. What more to you hope to find here?
Fox Mulder: The Truth.
Dana Scully: Well I'm not going to let you do this alone. Ok then, show me a spaceship.
Fox Mulder: I knew you were hip.

Ringo Langly: Oh you're going to take that guys hand off?
Dana Scully: Yes Langly.
Ringo Langly: That's both really cool and totally sickening at the same time. I can see why Frohike likes you.


"The X-Files: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (#3.4)" (1995)
Dana Scully: There's something you haven't explained. Can you see your own end?
Clyde Bruckman: I see our end. We end up in bed together. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I don't mean to offend you or scare you, but not here, not this bed. I just mean I see us quite clearly in bed together. You're holding my hand very tenderly, and you're looking at me with such compassion and I feel - tears are streaming down my face - I feel so grateful because it's just a very special moment neither of us will ever forget.
Dana Scully: Mr. Bruckman, there are hits and there are misses. And then there are misses.
Clyde Bruckman: I just call them as I see them.

Dana Scully: Nobody does anything without a reason.

Clyde Bruckman: You'll find the woman tomorrow morning, by the fat little white Nazi stormtrooper at Glen View Lake. Her body is floating in Glen View Lake. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I've seen enough death for one night.
[cut to next scene; a body is being pulled from the water, Mulder is looking at a large round propane tank]
Mulder: Be honest, Scully. Doesn't that propane tank bear more than just a slight resemblance to a fat little white Nazi stormtrooper?
Scully: Mulder, the human mind naturally seeks meaningful patterns and configurations in things that don't inherently have any. Given the suggestion of a particular image, you can't help but see that shape somewhere. If that tank weren't there you'd see it in a, in a rock or in a tree...
Mulder: Would you answer my question?
Scully: [grudgingly] Yes, it looks like a fat little white Nazi storm trooper, but that only proves my point!

Dana Scully: [reading note] My neighbor Mrs. Lowe passed away last night, please see that the remains of her remains are taken care of. Would you like a dog? He is paper trained and well behaved regardless of his actions last night which you can't really blame him for.

[Mr. Bruckman is looking down at the carpet]
Mulder: What is it? What do you see?
Clyde Bruckman: He's having sex with her. There.
Scully: Is he raping her?
Clyde Bruckman: Oh no, no no, not at all, in fact she's instigating the whole thing.
Mulder: Then what's wrong?
Clyde Bruckman: [wistfully] Oh, sometimes it just seems that everyone's having sex except for me.

Mulder: Step inside, Mr. Bruckman.
Clyde Bruckman: Why? What is this all about?
Mulder: A murder was committed here earlier this evening, and we have reason to believe that it was committed by the same person who murdered the women that you found. Is there anything that you can tell us about it?
Clyde Bruckman: I didn't do it.
Mulder: You're not under suspicion, but I do harbor a suspicion that you can see things about this crime, things that we can't see.
Clyde Bruckman: I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
Mulder: I think you do.
Clyde Bruckman: Yeah, right. I'd like to see both of your badges again. Right now.
[Mulder and Scully show Clyde their badges]
Dana Scully: I don't blame you, Mr. Bruckman.
Clyde Bruckman: [looking at Mulder's badge] I'm supposed to believe that's a real name?

Mulder: [Clyde is in the bathroom throwing up after having a vision of the murder] Pinch me.
Dana Scully: This guy's performing the same routine as the Stupendous Yappi. He's just doing it in a different style.
Mulder: No. Something told me, Scully, something *is* telling me this guy's for real.
Dana Scully: Oh, so now you're psychic?

Clyde Bruckman: This is real cream, not the phony stuff. I know the difference, and the chocolate! Very rich. Look at these cute little doilies they put everything on. You sure you don't want to join me?
[Scully shakes her head "no"]
Clyde Bruckman: So what are you doing?
Dana Scully: Studying background checks. This is what detective work is really like. We can't come up with suspects by having visions.
Clyde Bruckman: Jealous?

Clyde Bruckman: The killer's going to kill more people before you catch him.
Dana Scully: Can you see him physically yet?
Clyde Bruckman: No, no. Just more insight into his character which I know you hate. He thinks he's psychic.
Mulder: Is he?
Clyde Bruckman: I hope not! I've seen some of the things he's seen.
Mulder: Like what, what does he see?
[cut to shot of Mulder chasing after someone]
Clyde Bruckman: You. He sees you. Trying to catch him.
Mulder: Where does this take place?
Clyde Bruckman: In a kitchen.
[cut to Mulder stalking through a kitchen, gun raised]
Clyde Bruckman: You're looking around for someone. He's behind you now, but you don't know it. And he's stalking towards you, and, and - oh god!
Dana Scully: What, what do you see?
Clyde Bruckman: He's got a knife! It's got blood on it!
Mulder: Why don't I see him, what am I doing?
Clyde Bruckman: You're looking down. You stepped in a pie that's fallen to the floor. The killer comes up to you and - coconut cream.
Mulder: What?
Clyde Bruckman: The pie! Eh, coconut cream, or is it lemon meringue, I don't know, it's... not sure, it's hazy...
Mulder: Whatever, please continue!
Clyde Bruckman: As you're looking down, he comes up with the knife and - banana cream! Definitely banana cream.
Mulder: All right, I'm looking down at this banana cream pie and then what?
Clyde Bruckman: He sees himself, coming up to you from behind, and...
[in the vision the killer slashes Mulder's throat from behind]
Mulder: And? And what does he see?
Clyde Bruckman: Huh. Nothing. The visions of a madman.

Mulder: Do you remember the first time you foresaw someone's death?
Clyde Bruckman: 1959.
Mulder: What happened in 1959?
Clyde Bruckman: Buddy Holly's plane crashed.
Scully: You prognosticated Buddy Holly's death?
Clyde Bruckman: Oh god no. Why would I want to do that? But I did have a ticket to see him perform the next night. Actually I was a bigger fan of the Big Bopper than Buddy Holly. Chantilly Lace, that was the song.
Mulder: I'm not following.
Clyde Bruckman: The Big Bopper was not supposed to be on the plane with Buddy Holly. He won the seat from somebody else by flipping a coin for it.
Mulder: I'm still not following.
Clyde Bruckman: Imagine all the things that had to occur, not only in his life, but in everybody else's, to arrange it so that on that particular night, The Big Bopper would be in a position, to live or die, depending on a flipping coin. I became so obsessed with that idea, that I gradually became capable of seeing the specifics of everybody's death.
Scully: You know Mr. Bruckman, I'm not one who readily believes in that kind of thing, and if I was I still wouldn't believe *that* story.
Clyde Bruckman: I know it sounds crazy but I swear it's true: I was a bigger fan of the Big Bopper than Buddy Holly.

Detective Cline: Look, all I know is that so far Yappi has provided more solid concrete leads on this case than you have. Now, if you don't mind, I have to get an APB out on...
[checks notebook]
Detective Cline: A white male, 17 to 34, with or without a beard, maybe a tattoo, who's impotent. Let's go.
Dana Scully: Might as well go home, Mulder. This case is as good as solved.


"The X-Files: Bad Blood (#5.12)" (1998)
Mulder: [Investigating a body] Have you noticed that this man's shoes are untied?
Scully: Mulder, what's your point?
Mulder: This means something.

Scully: First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does indeed decide to sue the FBI for, I think the figure is $446 million, then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants. And second of all... I don't even have a second of all, Mulder! $446 million! I'm in this as deep as you are, and I'm not even the one that overreacted! I didn't do the...
[makes jabbing motion with finger]
Scully: with the thing!
Mulder: I did not overreact, Ronnie Strickland was a vampire!
Scully: Where's your proof?
Mulder: You're my proof! You were there! Okay, now you're scaring me. I want to hear exactly what you're going to tell Skinner.
Scully: Oh, you want our stories straight.
Mulder: No, no, I didn't say that! I just want to hear it the way you saw it.
Scully: I don't feel comfortable with that...
Mulder: Prison, Scully! Your cellmate's nickname is going to be Large Marge. She gonna read a lot of Gertrude Stein.

Scully: But I just put money in the "magic fingers"!
Mulder: [hops on bed] I won't let it go to waste!

Scully: Begin autopsy on white male, age sixty, who is arguably having a worse time in Texas than I am, though not by much. I'll begin with the Y-incision.
[She picks up the scalpel provided to her and the blade falls off]
Scully: Yee-ha.

Scully: Why would a real vampire need fake fangs?
Mulder: Fangs are very rarely mentioned in the folklore. Real Vampires aren't actually thought to have them. It's more an invention of Bram Stoker's. I think maybe you were right before when you said that this is just a guy who's watched too many Dracula movies. He just happens to be a real vampire.

Scully: [waiting to speak to Skinner about Mulder's "staking" a suspect] Mulder, please just keep reminding him you were drugged.
Mulder: [impatiently] Would you stop that.
Scully: It couldn't hurt.
Mulder: [impatiently] Stop it.
Walter Skinner: [enters room] Scully... Mulder...
Mulder: [interrupting] I was drugged!

Scully: [bewildered] But... he was dead!
Mulder: [bemused] I noticed that.
Scully: He had a stake through his heart!
Mulder: I noticed that, too.


"The X-Files: Detour (#5.4)" (1997)
Scully: Mulder, you don't want me to sing. I can't carry a tune.
Mulder: Doesn't matter, just sing anything.
Scully: [singing] Jeremiah was a bullfrog... Was a good friend of mine... Never understood a single word he said... But I helped him drink his wine...
Mulder: Chorus...
Scully: Joy to the world... All the boys and girls... Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea... Joy to you and me...

Scully: Mulder, we've got this conference. They're waiting.
Mulder: Yeah. How do I say this without using any negative words, Scully...
Scully: You want me to tell them that you're not going to make it to this year's teamwork seminar.
Mulder: Yes. You see that? We don't need that conference. We have communication like that - unspoken. You know what I'm thinking!

Mulder: I was told once that the best way to regenerate body heat was to crawl naked into a sleeping bag with someone else who is already naked.
Scully: Maybe if it rains sleeping bags, you'll get lucky.

Scully: However, I must remind you, this goes against the bureau's policy of male and female agents consorting in the same motel room while on assignment.
Mulder: Try any of that Tailhook crap on me Scully, and I'll kick your ass.

Jeff Glaser: If we become blinded by the beauty of nature we may fail to see its cruelty and violence.
Scully: Walt Whitman?
Jeff Glaser: No, "When Animals Attack." On the FOX Network.

Scully: There has to be a scientific explanation for this!

Mulder: I don't wanna wrestle!
Scully: [chuckles] Come over here, I'm going to try to keep you warm.


"The X-Files: Humbug (#2.20)" (1995)
[Mulder and Scully enter and see Dr. Blockhead sitting on a bed of nails, untangling dozens of fishing lines attached to dozens of fishing hooks planted in the skin of his chest]
Dana Scully: Mr. Swaim, federal agents, we're here to...
[stops and stares]
Dr. Blockhead: It's a variation of a Native American sun dance ritual. I suspend myself by these hooks, and the pain becomes so unbearable I leave my body. If people knew the true price of spirituality, there'd be more atheists.

Dana Scully: Mr. Swaim, we're here to question you about some recent murders.
Dr. Blockhead: I don't answer any questions until I talk to my lawyer.
Mulder: Who's your lawyer?
Dr. Blockhead: I represent myself.

Dana Scully: Is this man also a body manipulator?
Dr. Blockhead: No, in the classical sense, the Conundrum's a geek.
Mulder: He eats live animals?
Dr. Blockhead: He eats anything. Live animals, dead animals, rocks, lightbulbs, corkscrews, battery cables, cranberries...

Dana Scully: [talking about her autopsy on Lanny] I've never seen anything like it.
Dr. Blockhead: And you never will again. Twenty-first century genetic engineering will not only eliminate the siamese twins and the alligator-skin people, but you're gonna be hard-pressed to find a slight overbite, or a not-so-high cheekbone. You see, I've seen the future, and the future looks just like him!
[points to Mulder]
Dr. Blockhead: Imagine, going through your whole life looking like that.

[last lines]
Mulder: Hey, what's the matter with your friend?
Dr. Blockhead: I don't know what his problem is. Maybe it's the Florida heat.
Dana Scully: Hope it's nothing serious.
The Conundrum: [His only line] Probably something I ate.

Dr. Blockhead: That's why it's up to the self-made freaks like me and The Conundrum to remind people.
Dana Scully: Remind people of what?
Dr. Blockhead: Nature abhors normality. It can't go for long without creating a mutant. Do you know why?
Dana Scully: No, why?
Dr. Blockhead: I don't know either. It's a mystery. Maybe some mysteries are never meant to be solved.

[Mulder falls on a bed of nails]
Dana Scully: Mulder, are you okay?
Mulder: It's more comfortable than a futon.
[the door opens, showing Sheriff Hamilton holding Dr. Blockhead by the hooks in his chest]
Sheriff Hamilton: Hey! Look what I caught.
[tugs on the line]
Dr. Blockhead: Ouch!


"The X-Files: Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster (#10.3)" (2016)
[hearing Mulder questioning his faith]
Dana Scully: Mulder, have you been taking your meds?

Fox Mulder: It shot blood at me. From its eye, Scully- I think. It was hard for me to see, because I had blood in my eyes.
Dana Scully: I haven't done a blood analysis yet, but it's probably residue from the prior attack on this victim. And animals don't shoot blood out of their eyeballs.
Fox Mulder: Oh, no? Well, tell that to the horned lizard. Which shoots blood out its eyeball, Scully, yes. It's a defense mechanism. Scientific fact!
Dana Scully: Mulder, the Internet is not good for you.

Dana Scully: We've been given another case, Mulder. It has a monster in it.

Fox Mulder: Looks like you gave it a pretty good shot.
Annabelle: I think I hit it right in its horn.
Dana Scully: Hmm. It had a horn. Like a... unicorn?
Annabelle: It had horns. At the back of its head, like a lizard or something.
Fox Mulder: [shows a drawing of the monster] Did it look anything like this?
Annabelle: No. The thing I saw only had two eyes. And it was wearing underwear.
Dana Scully: Boxers or briefs?
Annabelle: Tighty-whities. Same kind I used to wear. I transitioned last year.

Fox Mulder: So you're agreeing with me?
Dana Scully: No! You're bat-crap crazy!

Dana Scully: [Very flirtatiously to Guy Mann, in his fantasy] I think, maybe, my phone isn't working right 'cuz guys don't send me pictures of their junk on it.

Fox Mulder: Scully, since we've been away, much of the "unexplained" has been explained. The "Death Valley Racetrack"? Turns out it was just ice formations, moving the rocks around as it melted. Yeah, ice. Humility prevents me from recounting how I once thought it had something to do with a series of mysterious sightings of a rock-like creature in Colorado which turned out to just be a publicity stunt by a local landscaping business. It's amazing, going through these archives with fresh - if not wiser - eyes, how many of these cases, whether it's "The Amarillo Armadillo Man" or "The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla" can be explained away as fraternity pranks, practical jokes or people making stuff up simply because they're bored and or crazy. And if that doesn't explain it, well then it was probably just ice.
Dana Scully: Mulder, have you been taking your meds?
Fox Mulder: [pulls pencils out of the "I Want to Believe" poster]
Fox Mulder: Scully, Charles Fort spent his entire life researching natural and scientific anomalies, which he published in four books, all of which I know by heart. And at the end of his life, Fort himself wondered if it hadn't all been a waste. I get it. I'm a middle-aged man, Scully. No, I am, I am. I'm thinking maybe it's time to put away childish things: the Sasquatches and mothmen and... jackalopes. I thought it'd be great to get back to work. But is this really how I want to spend the rest of my days? Chasing after monsters?
Dana Scully: We've been given another case, Mulder... It has a monster in it.


"The X-Files: Syzygy (#3.13)" (1996)
Fox Mulder: You don't suppose she's a virgin, do you?
Dana Scully: I don't even think she's a blonde.

Dana Scully: Sure. Fine. Whatever.

Dana Scully: I'm driving. Why do you always have to drive? Because you're the guy? Because you're the big, macho man?
Fox Mulder: No. I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals.

Dana Scully: This has gone on far enough.
Fox Mulder: What?
Dana Scully: I am not going to be humiliated by you, in front of you, or by having to bring a teenage girl on her birthday of all days to identify the bones of her dead dog, Mr. Tippy. I see no reason to pursue this case any further, and not only that, I find your conduct and your comportment in this case not just alarming, but highly objectionable.

[last lines]
Fox Mulder: Uh, Scully, if I'm not mistaken, we're going to be taking a left up here... uh, there's an intersection, you're gonna wanna... Scully, you're gonna wanna...!
[Car speeds through the intersection]
Fox Mulder: You just ran a stop sign back there, Scully.
Dana Scully: Shut up, Mulder.
Fox Mulder: Sure. Fine. Whatever.

Fox Mulder: Go ahead.
Dana Scully: No, you go ahead.
Fox Mulder: No, no, no. Be my guest.
Fox Mulder: I know how much you like snapping on the latex.


"The X-Files: War of the Coprophages (#3.12)" (1996)
Mulder: I think you'd better get up here.
Scully: What happened?
Mulder: It appears that cockroaches are mortally attacking people.
Scully: I'm not going to ask you if you just said what I think you just said, because I know it's what you just said.

Fox Mulder: Bambi also has a theory I've come to acro...
Dana Scully: Who?
Fox Mulder: Dr. Berenbaum. Anyway her theory is...
Dana Scully: Her name is Bambi?
Fox Mulder: Yeah. Both her parents were naturalists. Her theory is that UFOs are actually nocturnal insect swarms passing through electrical air fields.
Dana Scully: Her name is Bambi?

Scully: I'm not going to ask if you just said what I think you just said, because I know it's what you said.

Dana Scully: Let me guess... Bambi.
Dr. Bambi Berenbaum: Fox told me to wait out here while he checked inside first.
[Scully mouths "Fox" snobbily]
Dr. Bambi Berenbaum: Can I come along with you?
Dana Scully: [nonchalantly reloading her pistol] No. This is no place for an entomologist.

Dana Scully: Smart is sexy.
[Mulder gives her a look]
Dana Scully: Look at it this way, Mulder, by the time there's another invasion of artificially intelligent, dung-eating, robotic probes from outer space, maybe their über-children will have devised a way to save our planet.
Fox Mulder: You know, I never thought I'd say this to you, Scully, but you smell bad.

Mulder: Scully, can I confess something to you?
Scully: Yeah, sure, okay.
Mulder: I hate insects.
Scully: You know, lots of people are afraid of insects, Mulder. It's just a... it's natural, instinctive.
Mulder: No, no, I'm not afraid of them. I *hate* them. One day back when I was a kid, I, uh... I was climbing this tree when I noticed this leaf walking towards me. It took forever for me to realize that it was no leaf.
Scully: A praying mantis?
Mulder: Yeah, I had a praying mantis epiphany, and as a result I screamed. No, not... not a girly scream, but the scream of someone being confronted by some before unknown monster that had no right existing on the same planet I inhabited.
Scully: Mulder... are you sure it wasn't a girly scream?


"The X-Files: Quagmire (#3.22)" (1996)
Scully: Nature's calling, I think we should pull over soon.
Mulder: Did you really have to bring that thing?
Scully: You wake me up on a Saturday morning, tell me to be ready in five minutes, my mother's out of town, all of the dog sitters are booked and you know how I feel about kennels. So, unless you want to lose your security deposit on the car, I suggest you pull over.

Scully: I called him Ahab and he called me Starbuck. So I named my dog Queequeg. It's funny, I just realised something.
Mulder: It's a bizarre name for a dog, huh?
Scully: No. How much you're like Ahab. You're so... consumed by your personal vengeance against life, whether it be its inherent cruelties or its mysteries, that everything takes on a warped significance to fit your megalomaniacal cosmology.
Mulder: Scully, are you coming on to me?

Scully: You know, on the old mariners' maps, the cartographers would designate uncharted territory by writing "here be monsters."
Mulder: I've got a map of New York City just like that.

[On sea monsters]
Mulder: Sounds like you know a little something about the subject.
Scully: I did as a kid, but then I grew up and became a scientist.

Mulder: Hey Scully, do you you think you could ever cannibalize someone? I mean, if you really had to?
Scully: Well, as much as the very idea is abhorrent to me, I suppose, under certain conditions, a living entity is practically conditioned to perform whatever extreme measures are necessary to ensure its survival. I suppose I'm no different.
Mulder: You've lost some weight recently, haven't you?
Scully: Yeah, actually, I have. Thanks for notic...
[she stops and gives him a look]

Scully: Living in the city, you forget a lot of things. You know, there you're always thinking about being mugged or hit by a car. It's not until you get back to nature that you realize that everything is out to get you. That's why my father always taught me to respect nature 'cause it has no respect for you.


"The X-Files: En Ami (#7.15)" (2000)
The Cigarette Smoking Man: You've been at the wheel too long. Would you like me to drive?
Scully: I might if you let me know where we're going.
The Cigarette Smoking Man: Knowing that, you'd feel comfortable? You'd trust me? How long did it take Mulder to win your trust?
Scully: I've always trusted Mulder.
The Cigarette Smoking Man: You're not being honest with yourself. Think back. There was a time when you feared for your future, for your career when you were first partnered with this man. I told you, I've studied you for years... and if you would permit me, I'd like to make an observation. You're drawn to powerful men but you fear their power. You keep your guard up, a wall around your heart. How else do you explain that fearless devotion to a man obsessed, and, yet, a life alone? You'd die for Mulder but you won't allow yourself to love him.
Scully: Wow. I'm learning a whole other side to you. You're not just a cold-blooded killer, you're a pop psychologist as well.
The Cigarette Smoking Man: I've been a destroyer all my life. Before I die, I'd like to prove that I'm capable of something more. Turn here, on the left.
Scully: Where are we going?
The Cigarette Smoking Man: To show you what I'm capable of.

The Cigarette Smoking Man: How do you take your coffee?
Scully: Unadulterated, thank you.

Scully: What the hell are you doing?
The Cigarette Smoking Man: God's work, what else?

Scully: [to Mulder] You may be right... but for a moment, I saw something else in him. A longing for something more than power. Maybe for something he could never have.
[Cigarette Smoking Man stands outside on the dock. He looks at the disk, then sighs and tosses it into the water. He takes a cigarette out and lights it]

The Cigarette Smoking Man: It's the cure for all human disease.
Scully: [shocked] How?
The Cigarette Smoking Man: It's from that final frontier. It's largely extraterrestrial.
Scully: Then you would be cured...
The Cigarette Smoking Man: That which makes miracles can also make great evil. There are those who would use this power for their own purposes: To choose who will live and who will die. Theoretically, I can be cured... Everything I've told you about wanting to make right?
[depressed]
The Cigarette Smoking Man: I'm a lonely man, Dana.

The Cigarette Smoking Man: Dana...
Scully: [hateful] Yes, I got it.
[She slaps the disk into his hand and turns away]
The Cigarette Smoking Man: Forgive me. Here... take it. This is for you.
[He hands the disk back to her. She leaves quickly]
Scully: [Quickly] I've gotta go.
[Leaves without another word]
The Cigarette Smoking Man: [looking after her, wistfully] Go...


"The X-Files: Shadows (#1.6)" (1993)
Mulder: Do you believe in the afterlife, Scully?
Scully: I'd settle for a life in this one.

Scully: You lied. You have seen it before, I can tell. You lied to them.
Mulder: I would never lie. I willfully participated in a campaign of misinformation.
Scully: Who do you think they were?
Mulder: NSA, CIA, some convert organization that Congress will uncover in the next scandal. It's not important who they are but what they have and I'm sure they have no idea because they called us in. I have X-Files. Each case has an element of what we saw tonight. Residual electrostatic charge, internal mutilation without any corresponding external causality. But none has all the elements combined in one case.
Scully: How can the esophagus be crushed without the neck even being touched?
Mulder: Psychokinetic manipulation.
Scully: Psychokinesis? You mean how Carrie got even at the prom?

Mulder: [after having been in a car accident caused by Howard Graves's ghost] Hi. The paramedics check you out?
Scully: Yeah. I'm fine. Although I do have a standing-in-line-at-the-DMV-sized headache.
Mulder: Mine's more IRS sized.

Scully: [attempting to have a smudge on a surveillance photo clarified] Enhance it by 10.
[the tech does]
Scully: That's Howard Graves. He's alive.
Mulder: Not necessarily.

Scully: I think Howard Graves fabricated his own death.
Mulder: Do you know how difficult it is to fake your own death? Only one man has pulled it off, Elvis.
Scully: He and Lauren Kyte are in on something. Maybe an illegal deal through his company. Something the CIA was interested in.
Mulder: You may be right.
Scully: Wait, you think I'm right?
Mulder: Sure, all you got to do is prove that Howard Graves is still alive.

Mulder: Have you ever seen the liberty bell?
Scully: Yes.
Mulder: You know, I've been to Philadelphia a 100 times and I've never seen it.
Scully: You're not missing much. It's just a big bell with a big crack, and you have to wait in a long line.
Mulder: Yeah, but I'd really like to go.
Scully: Why now?
Mulder: I don't know. How late do you think they stay open?


"The X-Files: All Things (#7.17)" (2000)
Scully: Time passes in moments... moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen, to consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed. But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?

Mulder: I don't think you can know. I mean, how many different lives would we be leading if we made different choices. We... we don't know.
Scully: What if there was only one choice and all the other ones were wrong? And there were signs along the way to pay attention to.
Mulder: Mmm. And all the... choices would then lead to this very moment. One wrong turn, and... we wouldn't be sitting here together. Well, that says a lot. That says a lot, a lot, a lot. That's probably more than we should be getting into at this late hour.

Scully: Crop circles, Mulder?

Scully: Mulder, look, we're always running. We're always chasing the next big thing. Why don't you ever just stay still?
Mulder: I wouldn't know what I'd be missing.

Scully: What if there was only one choice and all the other ones were wrong? And there were signs along the way to pay attention to.
Mulder: Mmm. And all the choices would then lead to this very moment. One wrong turn, and we wouldn't be sitting here together. Well, that says a lot. That says a lot, a lot, a lot.

Scully: umm... and I didn't say that God spoke back . I said that I had some kind of a vision.
Mulder: For you that's like saying that you are having David Crosby's baby.


"The X-Files: Squeeze (#1.3)" (1993)
Fox Mulder: This is the fingerprint I took yesterday from Usher's office. These others are from an X-File. Ten murders, Baltimore area, undetermined points of entry, each victim had their liver removed.
Dana Scully: Ten murders? Colton never mentioned...
Fox Mulder: Most likely he's unaware of them. These two prints were lifted five years before he was born, at Powhattan Mill. And these three were lifted probably... five years before his mother was even born.
Dana Scully: Are you saying these prints are from the 1960's and 1930's?
Fox Mulder: And fingerprinting was just coming into its own in 1903, but there was a murder involving an extracted liver.
Dana Scully: Of course.

Dana Scully: You're saying these are copycats?
Fox Mulder: What did we learn our first day at the academy, Scully? Each fingerprint is unique. These are a perfect match.
Dana Scully: Are you suggesting that I go before the Violent Crime Section and present a profile declaring that these murders are done by aliens?
Fox Mulder: No, of course not. I find no evidence of alien involvement.
Dana Scully: Well, what then? That this is the work of a hundred-year-old serial killer who's capable of overpowering a healthy six-foot-two businessman?
Fox Mulder: And he should stick out in a crowd with ten-inch fingers.

Scully: This looks like an X-File.
Agent Tom Colton: Let's not get carried away. I'm going to solve these murders, but what I would like from you is to go over the case histories, maybe come down to the crime scene.
Scully: Do you want me to ask Mulder?
Agent Tom Colton: Okay, if he wants to come and do you a favour, great. But make sure he knows this is my case. Dana, if I can break a case like this one, I'll be getting my bump up the ladder. And you, maybe you won't have to be Mrs. Spooky any more.

Dana Scully: You knew they wouldn't believe you, why did you push it.
Fox Mulder: Maybe I thought you caught the right guy. And maybe I run into so many people who are hostile, just because they can't open their minds to the possibilities, that sometimes the need to mess with their heads outweighs the millstone of humiliation.

Dana Scully: Is this what it takes to climb the ladder, Colton?
Agent Tom Colton: All the way to the top.
Dana Scully: Then I can't wait till you fall off and land on your ass.


"The X-Files: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (#6.6)" (1998)
Mulder: I think there's a hiding space under the floorboards.
Scully: What are you going to do?
Mulder: There may be somebody trapped under there.
Scully: Mulder, don't.
Mulder: I got to get them out.
Scully: Not now.
Mulder: Hey, you have a gun, right? Rationally, you've been in much more dangerous situations. I was half right.
Scully: Oh, my God.
Mulder: Hey, Scully... Look at this.
Scully: It's a woman. Mulder, it looks like they were shot to death.
Mulder: Yeah.
Scully: You know what's weird?
Mulder: What?
Scully: Mulder, she's wearing my outfit.
Mulder: How embarrassing.
Scully: Yeah, well, you know what? He's wearing yours.
Mulder: Oh... Scully...
Scully: That's us.

Scully: The dark Gothic manor, the omnipresent low fog hugging the thicket of overgrowth... Wait. Is that a hound I hear baying out on the moors?
Mulder: No, actually that was a left cheek sneak.

Scully: Mulder... None of that really happened out there tonight... That was all in our heads, right?
Mulder: It must have been.
Scully: Mmm. Not that, uh, my only joy in life is proving you wrong.
Mulder: When have you proved me wrong?
Scully: Well... Why else would you want me out there with you?
Mulder: You didn't want to be there? Oh, that's, um... That's self-righteous and... narcissistic of me to say, isn't it?
Scully: No, I mean... Maybe I did want to be out there with you.
Mulder: Now, um... I know we said that we weren't going to exchange gifts but, uh... I got you... a little something.
Scully: Mulder...
Mulder: Merry Christmas.
Scully: Well, I got you a little something, too.

Scully: Mulder.
Mulder: [alarmed at a noise] Shhh! What was that?
Scully: [irritably rational] These are tricks that the mind plays. They are ingrained clichés from a thousand different horror films. When we hear a sound, we get a chill, we, we- we see a shadow and we allow ourselves to imagine something that an otherwise rational person would discount out of hand.
[Mulder just continues up the dark staircase. Frustrated, Scully pulls out her flashlight and follows him]
Scully: [continuing to rationalize nervously] The whole, Mulder- the whole idea of a benevolent entity fits perfectly with what I'm saying, that, I mean, that a spirit would materialize or return for no other purpose than to show itself is silly and ridiculous. I mean, what it really shows is how silly and ridiculous we have become in believing such things. I mean that... that we can ignore all natural laws about the corporeal body, that... that we witness these spirits clad in their own, shabby outfits, with the same old haircuts and hairstyles, never aging, never- never in search for more comfortable surroundings... it actually ends up saying more about the living than it does about the dead.
Mulder: [only half-listening] Mmm-huh.
Scully: [clearly rattling on in fear and nervousness] And Mulder, it doesn't take an advanced degree in Psychology to understand the unconscious yearnings that these imaginings satisfy. You know, the... the longing for immortality, the hope that there is something beyond this mortal coil, that we might never be long without our loved-ones... I mean, these are powerful, powerful desires. I mean, they're the very essence of what makes us human... the very essence of Christmas, actually.
[a door nearby suddenly opens on its own with a loud creak]
Mulder: [breathless; whispering] Tell me you're not afraid.
Scully: [breathless also, but stringent] All right, I'm afraid. But it's an irrational fear.
Mulder: [rooted to his spot, letting her go first] I got your back.
Scully: [turning back, seeing that he hasn't moved] Thank you.

Mulder: I almost gave up on you.
Scully: Sorry. Checkout lines were worse than rush-hour on the 95. If I heard "Silent Night" one more time, I was gonna start taking hostages.


"The X-Files: Pusher (#3.17)" (1996)
Mulder: Modell psyched the guy out, he put the whammy on him!
Scully: Please explain to me the scientific nature of the Whammy.

Scully: I dug up a few things on a Robert Patrick Modell.
Mulder: Let me guess: he was an average student, he went to an average community college, and he did an average stint in the military.
Scully: Which branch of service?
Mulder: Not his first choice. He wanted to be a Navy SEAL, and then he wanted to be an Army Special Forces Green Beret, was promptly washed out of both, though not for lack of intelligence. Ended up becoming a supply clerk at Fort Bragg. Served two years, general discharge.
Scully: Did you know that he applied to the FBI?
[Mulder's expression makes clear that he didn't]
Scully: He didn't even come close to passing the psych screenings.
Mulder: You got a copy of that?
Scully: Yeah. They found him to be "acutely ego-centered." He has no regard for the feelings of others and insists on perceiving people as objects. He is extremely suspicious of governments and authority...
Mulder: Yet he wants to be *in* authority.
Scully: The screener caught him in a dozen self-aggrandizing lies, saying he was a master of martial arts, that he had been trained by Gurkhas in Nepal and ninjas in Japan...
Mulder: Well, ninjas are said to be able to cloud the minds of their opponents.
Scully: Are we talking kung fu movies, Mulder?

[Mulder theorizes that Modell's suggestive ability comes from a brain tumor]
Scully: Mulder, more to the point, if Modell did have a brain tumor, the effects on his health would be more debilitating. It's likely he simply wouldn't be well enough to play these cat-and-mouse games with us.
Mulder: Maybe he isn't. Maybe that's the whole point.
Scully: What do you mean?
Mulder: At the driving range, he didn't let us capture him. He was too sick, too tired, too wiped out. I mean, why would a killer who was so proficient confess to fourteen murders that he'd already gotten away with? Maybe he's dying.
Scully: And he wants to go out in a blaze of glory.
Mulder: Not with a whimper but with a bang.

Mulder: I don't know, maybe it's an aspect of some Eastern martial art. You know, a specific alteration of the brain's chemistry caused by some specific timbre or cadence in Modell's voice. His voice seems to be the key.
Scully: Mulder, Modell's last employment was as a convenience store clerk. He has never been trained by ninjas, he has never even been outside the U.S. He is just a little man who wishes that he were someone big. And we're feeding that wish! That failed psych screening? If Modell could actually control people's minds, right now he'd be an FBI agent, right? He'd be a Green Beret, a Navy SEAL...

[last lines]
[Mulder looks at Modell, lying in a coma. Scully enters]
Scully: There's no telling how long he'll hang on, but he'll never regain consciousness.
Mulder: You know, we thought he was undergoing treatment. We were wrong.
Scully: What do you mean?
Mulder: Read his chart. The MRI's were a way to gauge how much life he had left, but he consistently refused treatment. The tumor remained operable right up until the end, but he refused to have it removed.
Scully: Why?
Mulder: I think it's like you said. He was always such a little man. This was finally something that made him feel big.
[Scully takes his arm]
Scully: I say we don't let him take up another minute of our time.


"The X-Files: The Rain King (#6.8)" (1999)
Hotel Manager: Oh, miss, we moved your boyfriend's things into your room.
Scully: He's my partner, and we prefer separate rooms.
Hotel Manager: Oh, old-fashioned are you, huh? Well, we're booked solid with the high school reunion. You can take it or leave it.

Sheila Fontaine: Not even a kiss? Trust me, the man knows how to kiss. I just never thought of Holman that way, you know. He's my closest friend. And to not even suspect...
Scully: Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with. The storm drains are filling up. Let's get out of here.

Mulder: He wants advice; dating advice.
Scully: Dating advice? From whom?
Mulder: Yours truly.
Scully: [long silence from Scully]
Mulder: Hello? Hey, Scully? Scully, you there?
Scully: I heard you. Mulder, when was the last time you went on a date?
Mulder: I will talk to you later.
Mulder: [Mulder hangs up]
Scully: The blind leading the blind.

Scully: So now you're saying that...
Mulder: Holdman Hardt is manufacturing the weather. Did you see how relieved he was when he learned that Daryl was drunk? I've been doing some checking. Holdman Hardt has been hospitalized 5 times with nervous exhaustion, each time coinciding with a major meteorological event.
Scully: Mulder, it is still a huge leap to say that he's manufacturing the weather.
Mulder: Most people will admit that the weather plays a significant role in the way they feel, right? There's even that disorder...
Scully: SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Mulder: Well, who's to say that it doesn't work the other way around, that the way someone feels can affect the weather, that the weather is somehow an expression of Holman Hardt's feelings. Or, or better still, the feelings that he's not expressing?

Scully: It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.


"The X-Files: Arcadia (#6.15)" (1999)
Gordy: So, how was your first night? Peaceful?
Mulder: It was wonderful. We just spooned up and fell asleep like little baby cats. Isn't that right, honey bunch?
Dana Scully: That's right, poopy head.

[undercover as newlyweds, Mulder taps the bed suggestively]
Mulder: Come on, Laura. We're married now.
Dana Scully: Scully. Mulder, good night.

Big Mike Raskin: It's come for you, Laura. You can't make a noise. Shh. Shh.
Dana Scully: [All messed up] Mike. What happened to you?
Big Mike Raskin: You have to get out of here.
Dana Scully: [Heavy footsteps] Why? What are you talking about? Who's downstairs?
Big Mike Raskin: Shh, shh, shh.
Dana Scully: Mike... Who did this to you?
Big Mike Raskin: The Ubermenscher. It's our fault. The original homeowners - we asked for it and now we can't stop it.
Dana Scully: Stop what, Mike?
Big Mike Raskin: [Grunting] I tried to give it Shroeder. You know, tit-for-tat. Just like Shroeder did for me.

Dana Scully: Third warning... toilet seat
[Mulder jumps on bed. Scully comes out of bathroom with lime green face mask on... Mulder looks up at her in shock]
Mulder: D'OH !

[Mulder in bed pats the covers several times as he looks at Scully raising his eye brows like Groucho Marx beckoning her to come lie in bed with him]
Mulder: Come on Laura... were married now
Dana Scully: It's Scully... Mulder... Good night
Mulder: [Mulder gets outta bed as he passes Scully] The thrill is gone


"The X-Files: Small Potatoes (#4.20)" (1997)
Amanda Nelligan: He dropped by my apartment one day and... one thing sort of led to another.
Mulder: But the baby's father is an alien.
Amanda Nelligan: No, no, I didn't say he was an alien. I said he's from another planet. His name is Luke Skywalker. He's what is known as a Jedi knight.
Scully: Did he have a lightsaber?
Amanda Nelligan: No, he didn't bring it. He did sing his song for me though.
Scully: How many times have you seen Star Wars, Amanda?
Amanda Nelligan: 368. I should break 400 by Memorial Day.
Scully: Okay. Thank you.
Amanda Nelligan: Oh, wait a minute. Wait. You know these... these four other babies that were... born around here with tails.
Scully: Uh-huh.
Amanda Nelligan: There couldn't be any chance... Luke's the father, is there?

Scully: I don't imagine you need to be told this, Mulder, but you're not a loser.
Mulder: Yeah, but I'm not Eddie van Blundht either, am I?

Mulder: I have a theory. Do you want to hear it?
Scully: Van Blundht somehow physically transformed into his captor and walked out the door, leaving no one the wiser?
Mulder: Scully, should we be picking out china patterns or what?

Scully: So what else about this interests you?
[holds up magazine]
Scully: "Visitor From Space"?


"The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (#3.20)" (1996)
Scully: That was Detective Manners. He said they just found your "bleepin'" UFO.

Detective Manners: [in Scully's flashback] Well, thanks a lot! You really bleeped up this case.
Scully: [retelling story] Well, of course he didn't actually say "bleeped." He said...
Jose Chung: I'm familiar with Detective Manners' colorful phraseology.

Jose Chung: I was interested in how the CIA, when conducting the MK-ULTRA mind control experiments back in the 50's, had no idea how hypnosis worked. Or, what it was.
Scully: No one still knows.
Jose Chung: Still, as a storyteller, I'm fascinated how a person's sense of consciousness can be so transformed by nothing more magical than listening to words... mere words.

Scully: That was detective Manners. He said they just found your bleeping UFO.


"The X-Files: All Souls (#5.17)" (1998)
Fox Mulder: And why would God allow this to happen? Why do bad things happen to good people? Religion has masqueraded as the paranormal since the dawn of time to justify some of the most horrible acts in history.
Dana Scully: I was raised to believe that God has His reasons however mysterious.
Fox Mulder: He may well have His reasons, but He seems to use a lot of psychotics to carry out His job orders.

Scully: I'm afraid that God is speaking and no one is listening.

Dana Scully: As much as I have my faith, Father, I am a scientist; trained to weigh evidence. But science only teaches us how... not why.

Confessor: Do you believe there is a life after this one?
Dana Scully: Yes.
Confessor: Are you sure?
[Scully hesitates]
Confessor: Has it occurred to you that maybe this, too, is part of what you were meant to understand?
Dana Scully: You mean, accepting my loss?
Confessor: Can you accept it?
Dana Scully: Maybe that's what faith is.


"The X-Files: The Blessing Way (#3.1)" (1995)
Frohike: He was a good friend. A redwood among mere sprouts. I guess this means he's passing you the torch?
Scully: Uh, I'm afraid not. I'm soon to be out of a job.
Frohike: Those sons of bitches! They're rigging the game.
Scully: And like rats they just scatter back into the wood pile.
Frohike: The rats that killed the cat.

Scully: What kind of business are you in?
Well Manicured Man: We predict the future. And the best way to predict it, is to invent it.

Scully: Who are you?
Well Manicured Man: I'm a member of a kind of consortium. We represent certain global interests.
Scully: What kind of interests?
Well Manicured Man: Interests that would be severely threatened if the contents of the digital tape you are all pursuing were to come to light.
Scully: Threatened enough to murder?
Well Manicured Man: Oh my, yes.

Scully: You're not protecting me, you're protecting yourself.
Well Manicured Man: Why should that surprise you? Motives are rarely unselfish.


"The X-Files: The Host (#2.2)" (1994)
Dana Scully: Flatworms are what are known as obligate endoparasites. They live inside of the host, entering the body through the ingestion of larvae or eggs. They are not creatures that go around attacking people.
Fox Mulder: Well, that's good. I didn't want to have to tell Skinner that his murder suspect was a giant, blood-sucking worm.

Dana Scully: Platyhelminthis are often hermaphroditic. Mulder, this is amazing. It's vestigial features appear to be parasitic, but it has primate physiology. Where the hell did it come from?
Fox Mulder: I don't know, but it looks like I'm going to have to tell Skinner that his suspect is a giant, blood-sucking worm after all.

Scully: Somebody shoved this under my door. I guess you really do have a friend in the FBI. And, Mulder, when you see Skinner to hand in field report, I know that it is your decision but, I hope that you know that I'd consider it more than a professional loss if you decided to leave.

Fox Mulder: You know, sometimes, it just gets hard to smile through it when they ask you to bend down and grab your ankles. You know?
Dana Scully: It's not exactly as if you've ever tried to fit into the program.


"The X-Files: The Unnatural (#6.19)" (1999)
Scully: Mulder, it's such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?
Mulder: I've seen the life on this planet Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.

Mulder: Did you bring enough ice cream to share with the rest of the class?
Scully: It's not ice cream... it's non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicle.
Mulder: Ugh... I bet the air in my mouth tastes better than that.

Scully: I don't care. Mulder, this is a needle in a haystack. These poor souls have been dead for 50 years. Let them rest in peace. Let sleeping dogs lie.
Mulder: Well, I won't sit idly by as you hurl cliches at me. Preparation is the father of inspiration.
Scully: Necessity is the mother of invention.
Mulder: The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Scully: Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die.
Mulder: I scream, you scream, we all scream for non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicles.

Scully: [Mulder tears a page out of a book]
Scully: You just defaced property of the US Government... you rebel.


"The X-Files: Founder's Mutation (#10.2)" (2016)
Dana Scully: Well, there is no victim. He killed himself.
Fox Mulder: Well, then, I'm sure he won't mind me talking to some of his friends. Here's someone he talked to every night. "Gupta."
Dana Scully: Dr. Sanjay is from western India. Gupta's a Marathi word. It means "secret."
Fox Mulder: How do you know that?
Dana Scully: I'm old-school, Mulder. Pre-Google.

Dana Scully: Agnes, wait, I'm a doctor. You can tell me anything.

Dana Scully: This is what you suspected all along, but were afraid to articulate. Is this what you believe happened to me 15 years ago? When I got pregnant, when I had my baby? Was I just an incubator?
Fox Mulder: You're never "just" anything, to me, Scully.

Dana Scully: This is dangerous.
Fox Mulder: When has that ever stopped us before?


"The X-Files: Triangle (#6.3)" (1998)
Walter Skinner: Use your head, Scully. It'll save your ass.
Dana Scully: Save your own ass, sir. You'll save your head along with it.

Mulder: Hey, Scully.
Scully: Yes?
Mulder: I love you.
Scully: Oh, brother.

Scully: Don't ask too many questions. I don't care what you do, or who you do, or who you have to grease. I need that information, and I need it now. Are we clear on that?
Spender: Crystal.

Richard 'Ringo' Langly: Did you get it?
Dana Scully: [very self satisfied] Yeah.


"The X-Files: Improbable (#9.13)" (2002)
Mr. Burt: [held at gunpoint by Scully for the second time] So, you're saying I didn't have anything to do with it?
Dana Scully: [Mr Burt puts down his hands] Hey, keep you hands up!
Mr. Burt: Why?
Dana Scully: I don't know.

Mr. Burt: What's this about numbers?
Dana Scully: Will you just...!
Mr. Burt: I'm very good with numbers.
Monica Reyes: The killer is driven by an impulse we believe is numerological.
Mr. Burt: Of course, he's a serial killer.

Dana Scully: What are YOU looking at?
Mr. Burt: Same thing you are.

Mr. Burt: So, it's a kind of a game.
Dana Scully: No, it's not.
Monica Reyes: No, maybe it is. Maybe that's what this is about - who wins the game.
Mr. Burt: I think she's on to something!
Dana Scully: Agent Reyes, you can't reduce a complex factor's physical and psychological into a game.
Monica Reyes: You're a scientist, Agent Scully, your world is ruled by numbers. Atoms, molecules, periodicity...
Mr. Burt: Wow!
Monica Reyes: And wouldn't it follow that everything you've made from those things is ruled by numbers, too? Genes, chromosomes, us... the universe!
Mr. Burt: Go, girl!


"The X-Files: Tooms (#1.21)" (1994)
[after Skinner expresses disapproval about Mulder and Scully's unorthodox methods]
Dana Scully: Sir, the very nature of the X-Files cases often precludes orthodox investigation.
Walter Skinner: Are you suggesting the Bureau adopt different standards for you and Agent Mulder?
Dana Scully: No, sir.
Walter Skinner: Are you suggesting that Agent Mulder obstructs you from carrying out proper procedure?
Dana Scully: No, sir. If anything, I'm suggesting that these cases be reviewed with an open mind.
Walter Skinner: Maybe your mind has become too open.

Scully: My instinct says that burial in cement is murder...

Fox Mulder: Do you have that sandwich I asked you to bring?
Dana Scully: It's liverwurst.
Dana Scully: Mulder, you know that proper surveillance requires two pairs of agents, one pair relieving the other after 12 hours.
Fox Mulder: Article 30, paragraph 8.7?
Dana Scully: This isn't about doing it by the book. This is about you not having slept for three days. Mulder, you're gonna get sloppy and you're gonna get hurt. It's inevitable at this point.
Fox Mulder: A request for other agents to stake out Tooms would be denied. 'Til then, we have no grounds.
Dana Scully: Well then, I'll stay here. You go home.
Fox Mulder: They're out to put an end to the X-Files, Scully. I don't know why, but any excuse will do. I don't really care about my record, but you'd be in trouble just sitting in this car. And I'd hate to see you carry an official reprimand in your career file because of me.
Dana Scully: Fox...
Fox Mulder: [Rueful laughing] I... I... even made my parents call me Mulder. So... Mulder.
Dana Scully: Mulder, I wouldn't put myself on the line for anybody but you.
Fox Mulder: If there's an iced tea in that bag, it could be love.
Dana Scully: Must be fate, Mulder. Root beer.

[Scully asks Briggs if anything about Tooms's earlier crimes felt wrong to him]
Detective Frank Briggs: There is one thing that never did sit quite right with me. When I investigated the killings in 1963, all five of the victims were found at the crime scene - all five.
Dana Scully: As with the four most recent murders.
Detective Frank Briggs: When I investigated the original Powhatan Mil killings in 1933, only four of the victims were found at the crime scene. However, there was a fifth person who was missing but never found. But this...
[He opens his old file box and lifts out a jar with a piece of a human liver]
Detective Frank Briggs: This was discovered at the Ruxton Chemical Plant while it was under construction, but it doesn't belong to any of the other victims.
Dana Scully: That doesn't prove it belonged to a person murdered by Tooms.
Detective Frank Briggs: I am positive that Tooms hid this particular victim because there was something about the body that could prove he was the killer.
Dana Scully: How do you know?
Detective Frank Briggs: A hunch. A good, old-fashioned hunch. You've got to be able to trust your instincts.
Dana Scully: And where do your instincts tell you Tooms buried the body?
Detective Frank Briggs: In the concrete where they poured the foundation of the chemical plant.


"The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask (#1.24)" (1994)
[last lines]
Mulder: They're shutting us down, Scully.
Scully: What?
Mulder: They called me in tonight and they said they're going to reassign us to other sections.
Scully: Who told you that?
Mulder: Skinner. He said word came down from the top of the Executive Branch.
Scully: Mulder...
Mulder: It's over, Scully.
Scully: Well, you have to lodge a protest. They can't...
Mulder: Yes they can.
Scully: What are you going to do?
Mulder: I'm... not going to give up. I can't give up. Not as long as the truth is out there.

Scully: [Scully is refusing to follow a vague lead with Mulder] Who is this Deep Throat character? I mean, we don't know anything about him. What his name is, what he does...
Mulder: He's in a delicate position. He has access to information and indiscretion could expose him.
Scully: You don't know that this isn't just a game with him. He's toying with you. Rationing out the facts.
Mulder: You think he does it because he gets off on it?
Scully: No. I think he does it because you do.

Guard: [Scully is attempting to bluff her way into a top secret project in order to rescue Mulder] Name?
Scully: Dana Scully.
Guard: Company or institution?
Scully: [steadily] Federal government.
Guard: Project password?
[she gazes around the room, stalling for the answer]
Guard: *Project password*?
Scully: [a leap of faith] Purity control.
Guard: [long pause as he types something on a keyboard. The door unlocks] Log in, please.

Scully: Okay, Mulder, but I'm warning you: if this is monkey pee, you're on your own.


"The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (#8.10)" (1997)
Mulder: Mr. Simpson, we want you to recreate your every move the night you saw the alien.
Homer: The evening began at the gentlemen's club, where we were discussing Wittgenstein over a game of backgammon.
Scully: Mr. Simpson, it's a felony to lie to the FBI.
Homer: We were sitting in Barney's car eating packets of mustard. Happy?

Mulder: Look at this, Scully: there has been another unsubstantiated UFO sighting in the heartland of America. We've got to get there right away.
Scully: Well, gee Mulder, there's also this report of a shipment of drugs and illegal weapons coming into New Jersey tonight.
Mulder: I hardly think the FBI is concerned with matters like that.

Mulder: [after subjecting Homer to a physical and numerous medical tests, Scully has set him on a treadmill] Wait a minute, Scully. What's the point of this test?
Scully: No point. I just figured he could stand to lose some weight.
Mulder: [Seeing the movement of Homer's belly] His jigglin is almost hypnotic.
Scully: Yes. It's like a lava lamp.

Scully: Now we're gonna run a few tests. This is a simple lie detector. I'll ask you a few yes or no questions and you just answer truthfully. Do you understand?
Homer: Yes.
[lie detector explodes]


"The X-Files: The Truth: Parts 1 & 2 (#9.19)" (2002)
John Doggett: You saw him? Mulder?
Monica Reyes: They've accused him of murder?
Scully: And they have him believing that he did it.
John Doggett: Of murdering who?
Scully: Knowle Rohrer.
John Doggett: Knowle Rohrer? It can't be. I watched Knowle Rohrer die.
Monica Reyes: He can't die. Knowle Rohrer's a super soldier.
Skinner: Mulder side-stepped security at a facility known as Mount Weather - a place where they say our so-called shadow government is installed.
Monica Reyes: What about this murder charge?
Skinner: Thirty government workers are ready to testify they witnessed Mulder push a military officer to his death.
John Doggett: Killing the man who can't be killed? Where are you going?
Scully: To beg mercy with a man upstairs.

Scully: Mulder, it's me.
Mulder: Oh. Is it time to go?
Scully: No. That's why I'm here. Mulder, I need you to talk to me. Confide in me... or we'll lose.
Mulder: We can't win, Scully. We can only hope to go down fighting.
Scully: You're scaring me. Mulder, I'm so scared that I've just got you back and now I'm going to lose you again.
Mulder: I know what I'm doing.
Scully: Well... whatever you're doing... you have no idea how much has already been lost... What I've had to do...
Mulder: I do know. Skinner told me.
Scully: Our son, Mulder... I gave him up. Our son. I'm so afraid you could never forgive me.
Mulder: I know you had no choice. I just missed both of you so much.
Scully: God, where have you been? Where have you been hiding?
Mulder: In New Mexico.
Scully: Doing what?
Mulder: Looking for The Truth.
Scully: You found something, didn't you? Huh? What did you find?
Mulder: I can't tell you.
Scully: You found something in that facility? That's what you were doing, right? Mulder, what did you find out there?
Mulder: Scully, I can't tell you.
Scully: That doesn't make sense.
Mulder: You've got to trust me, Scully. I know things. It's better you don't.

Scully: What are you thinking? Mulder?
Mulder: I'm thinking... I'm a guilty man. I've failed in every respect. I deserve the harshest punishment for my crimes.
Scully: You don't believe that.
Mulder: I believe... that I sat in a motel room like this with you when we first met... and I tried to convince you of the truth. And in that respect, I succeeded, but... in every other way... I've failed.
Scully: You don't believe that, either.
Mulder: Mm. I've been chasing after monsters with a butterfly net. You heard the man - the date's set. I can't change that.
Scully: You wouldn't tell me. Not because you were afraid or broken... but because you didn't want to accept defeat.
Mulder: Well, I was afraid of what knowing would do to you. I was afraid that it would crush... your spirit.
Scully: Why would I accept defeat? Why would I accept it, if you won't? Mulder, you say that you've failed, but you only fail if you give up. And I know you - you can't give up. It's what I saw in you when we first met. It's what made me follow you... why I'd do it all over again.
Mulder: And look what it's gotten you.
Scully: And what has it gotten you? Not your sister. Nothing that you've set out for. But you won't give up, even now. You've always said that you want to believe. But believe in what Mulder? If this is the truth that you've been looking for, then what is left to believe in?
Mulder: I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves.
Scully: Then we believe the same thing.
Mulder: Maybe there's hope.

The Cigarette Smoking Man: It's a scary story. You want to come sit on my lap?
Scully: You don't scare me.
The Cigarette Smoking Man: My story's scared every president since Truman in '47.


"The X-Files: The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (#7.2)" (1999)
Mulder: Scully! I knew you'd come. They told me you were dead.
Scully: And you believed them? Traitor.
Mulder: What?
Scully: Deserter. Coward.
Mulder: Scully, don't... I'm dying.
Scully: You're not supposed to die, Mulder - not here.
Mulder: What do you mean?
Scully: Not in a comfortable bed with the devil outside.
Mulder: No, you don't understand. He's taking care of me.
Scully: No, Mulder, he's lulled you to sleep. He's made you trade your true mission for creature comforts.
Mulder: There was no mission. There were no aliens.
Scully: No aliens. Have you looked outside, Mulder?
Mulder: I can't. I'm... too tired.
Scully: No, Mulder, you must get up. You must get up and fight... especially you. This isn't your place. Get up, Mulder. Get up and fight the fight.

Mulder: Scully, what are you doing here? Actually, I was just getting dressed to come see you but I... I couldn't find a tie to go with my victory cap.
Scully: Mulder, no work. You have to go back to bed.
Mulder: Oh, wait. Tie goes to the runner. Scully, I, um... I was coming down... to work to tell you that Albert Hosteen is dead. He died last night in New Mexico. He'd been in a coma for two weeks. There was... no way he could have been in your apartment.
Scully: He was there - we... we prayed together. Mulder, I don't believe that. I... I don't believe it. It's impossible.
Mulder: Is it any more impossible than what you saw in Africa or what you saw in me?
Scully: I don't know what to believe any more. Mulder, I was so determined to find a cure to save you that I could deny what it was that I saw and now I don't even know... I don't know... I don't know what the truth is... I don't know who to listen to. I don't know who to trust. Diana Fowley was found murdered this morning. I never trusted her... but she helped save your life just as much as I did. She gave me that book. It was her key that led me to you. I'm sorry... I'm so sorry. I know she was your friend.
Mulder: Scully, I was like you once - I didn't know who to trust. Then I... I chose another path... another life, another fate, where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognisable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You... were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant... my touchstone.
Scully: And you are mine.

Albert Hosteen: You're running out of time.
Scully: Why do you come to me like this? Why? When I can't find him.
Albert Hosteen: You don't look in the right place.
Scully: I don't think you're hearing me.
Albert Hosteen: You don't know where he is?
Scully: Even if I did I wouldn't know how to save him. This science makes no sense to me.
Albert Hosteen: Have you looked for him here?
Scully: Are you asking me to pray?
Albert Hosteen: There are more worlds than the one you can hold in your hand.

Mulder: Scully, I was like you once. I didn't know who to trust. Then I... I chose another path... another life, another fate, where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant. My touchstone.
Scully: And you are mine.


"The X-Files: Deep Throat (#1.2)" (1993)
[Mulder and Scully have just asked two teens if they saw a flying saucer]
Scully: Mulder, did you see their eyes? If I were that stoned...
Mulder: Ooh! If you were that stoned, what?
Scully: Mulder, you could've shown that kid a picture of a flying hamburger and he would've told that's *exactly* what he saw.

Scully: I don't get it Mulder. Does this have something to do with an X-File? I thought you only liked those paranormal type cases. Am I missing something here?
Mulder: Let's just say, this case has a distinct smell to it, a certain... paranormal bouquet.

Zoe: [about a picture of a UFO, which she claims took herself] I'm selling limited edition prints, twenty dollars. Down to my last five, if you're interested.
Mulder: Put it on my tab.
Scully: [Leans over to Mulder] Sucker.
Mulder: What would the chances be of someone like me, seeing a UFO?
Scully: Catch ye outside.
[Outside the diner, Scully is looking at a map, Mulder comes out]
Scully: Wanna see something weird, Mulder? Ellens Air Base isn't even on my US GS quadrant map.
Mulder: I know. Let's go.
Scully: You know. Where are we going?
Mulder: We got our own map, sucker.
[He gives her a piece of paper with a roughly drawn map on it]

Mulder: You saw exactly what I saw in the sky tonight. What do you think they were?
Scully: Just because I can't explain it, doesn't mean I'm gonna believe they were UFOs.
Mulder: Unidentified Flying Objects, I think that fits the description pretty well. Tell me I'm crazy.
Scully: Mulder, you're crazy.


"The X-Files: Je Souhaite (#7.21)" (2000)
Mulder: I can't believe you don't want butter on your popcorn. Uggh. It's un-American.
Dana Scully: "Caddyshack", Mulder?
Mulder: It's a classic American movie.
Dana Scully: That's what every guy says. It's a guy movie.
Mulder: Okay, when you invite me over to your place we can watch Steel Magnolias.
Dana Scully: So, um... What's the occasion?
Mulder: I don't know. Just felt like the thing to do. Cheers.
Dana Scully: Cheers.
Mulder: I don't know if you noticed but, um, I never made the world a happier place.
Dana Scully: Well, I'm fairly happy. That's something. So what was your final wish, anyway?

Mulder: Then there is the interesting way in which Mr Flanken died.
Dana Scully: How's that?
Mulder: Chronic morbid tumescence.
Dana Scully: You don't mean what I think you mean?
Mulder: SCHWING! On April 4, 1978, he was admitted to Gateway Memorial Hospital with an extreme priapic condition. Apparently, he was quite the specimen. They had to raise the doorframe in order to wheel him into his hospital room.

Jenn: The only thing you people are cursed with is stupidity. All of you. Everybody. Mankind. Everyone I have ever come into contact with without fail. Always asking for the wrong thing.
Mulder: You mean making the wrong wishes.
Jenn: Yeah, it's always: "Give me money. Give me big boobs." "Give me a big hoo-hoo." "Make me cool like the Fonz." Or whoever's the big name now.
Mulder: You been out of circulation a long time.
Jenn: So what? In 500 years, people have not changed a bit.
Dana Scully: 500 years.
Jenn: Granted, they smell better now generally speaking but human greed still reigns... shallowness... a propensity for self-destruction.
Dana Scully: You're saying that you have been a firsthand witness to 500 years of human history.
Jenn: I used to be human. I was born in 15th century France and then, one day, an old Moor came to my village peddling rugs and I unrolled one that an Ifrit had taken residence in.
Dana Scully: An "Ifrit."
Jenn: A very... powerful class of jinni. He offered me three wishes. For the first I asked for a stouthearted mule. For the second, a magic sack that was always full of turnips... Did I mention this was 15th century France?
Mulder: What was your third wish?
Jenn: My third... I pondered for a great while. I didn't want to waste it. So, finally, feeling very intelligent I spoke up and I said "Je souhaite un grand pouvoir et une longue vie." "I wish for great power and long life."
Mulder: And thus became a jinni yourself.
Jenn: Gave me the mark of the jinn... right there. It's forever. Sort of like a prison tattoo.


"The X-Files: Piper Maru (#3.15)" (1996)
Wayne Morgan: What the hell is that?
Fox Mulder: Looks like the fuselage of a plane.
Dana Scully: It's a North American P-51 Mustang.
Wayne Morgan: Yeah, sure is.
Fox Mulder: I just got very turned on.

Scully: You know, it's strange - men can blow up buildings, and they can be nowhere near the crime scene. But we can piece together the evidence and convict them beyond a doubt. Our labs here can recreate out of the most microscopic details their motivation and circumstance to almost any murder. Right down to a killer's attitude towards his mother and that he was a bed wetter. But in the case of a woman... my sister... who was gunned down in cold blood in a well-lit apartment building by a shooter who left the weapon at the crime scene, we can't even put together enough to keep anybody interested.
Skinner: I don't think this had anything to do with interest.
Scully: If I may say so, sir. It has everything to do with interest. Just not yours and not mine.

Scully: I'm just constantly amazed by you. You're working down here in the basement, sifting through files and transmissions that any other agent would just throw away in the garbage.
Mulder: Well, that's why I'm in the basement, Scully.
Scully: You're in the basement because they're afraid of you, of your relentlessness, and because they know that they could drop you in the middle of the desert and tell you the truth is out there, and you'd ask them for a shovel.


"The X-Files: Grotesque (#3.14)" (1996)
Mulder: Using psychology to solve a crime was something like...
Scully: Believing in the paranormal?

[about Mulder's encounter with a gargoyle]
Scully: Maybe you're just seeing what you wanted to see.
Mulder: What makes you think I'd want to see that?

Walter Skinner: [regarding Mulder's erratic behavior] Are you worried about him, Agent Scully?
Scully: No, sir.
Walter Skinner: Off the record.
[pause]
Walter Skinner: So am I.


"The X-Files: Dreamland II (#6.5)" (1998)
[Mulder has swapped bodies with another man]
Mulder: If I shoot him, is that murder or suicide?
Scully: Neither, if I do it first.

Morris Fletcher: First time.
Scully: [Moriss handcuffs himself to the bed]
Morris Fletcher: Now what?
Scully: You're not Muldar.
Morris Fletcher: What?... Baby...
Scully: Baby me and you will be peeing through a catheter.

Scully: I'd kiss you if you weren't so damn ugly.


"The X-Files: The Jersey Devil (#1.5)" (1993)
Ellen: What about that guy you work with?
Scully: Mulder?
Ellen: I thought you said he was cute.
Scully: He's a jerk. He's not a jerk. He's, um... he's obsessed with his work.

Mulder: Don't you have a life, Scully?
Scully: You keep that up and I'll hurt you like that beast woman.
Mulder: [as she holds the door open for him] 8 million years out of Africa...
Scully: ...and look who's holding the door.

Mulder: 8 million years out of Africa I don't think we're all that different.
Scully: Mulder, we put men into space. We built computers that work faster than the human mind.
Mulder: While we overpopulate the world and create new technologies to kill each other with? Maybe we're just beasts with big brains.


"The X-Files: Chinga (#5.10)" (1998)
Scully: No... I don't think it's witchcraft, Mulder, or sorcery. I've had a look around and I don't see any evidence of anything that warrants that kind of suspicion.
Mulder: Well, maybe you don't know what you're looking for.
Scully: Like evidence of conjury or the black arts? Or shamanism, divination, Wicca, or any kind of pagan or neo-pagan practice? Charms, cards, familiars, blood-stones, or hex signs, or any kind of the ritual tableau associated with the occult; Santeria, Voudom, Macumba or any high or low magic...
Mulder: Scully?
Scully: Yes?
Mulder: Marry me.
Scully: I was hoping for something a little more helpful.

[repeated line]
Scully: I'm on vacation.

Scully: Did you... get anything done while I was gone?
Mulder: Oh God, I mean, it's amazing what I can accomplish without incessant meddling or questioning at everything I do, it's just...
[pens suddenly fall down on him from the ceiling, and we see how he has thrown all of them up there]
Mulder: There's... got to be an explanation.
Scully: Oh, I don't know. I think some things are better left unexplained.


"The X-Files: Tithonus (#6.10)" (1999)
Dana Scully: You know, most people want to live forever.
Alfred Fellig: Most people are idiots, which is one of the reasons I don't.
Dana Scully: I think you're wrong. How can you have too much life? There's too much to learn, to experience.
Alfred Fellig: Seventy-five years is enough. Take my word for it. You live forever, sooner or later, you start to think about the big thing you're missing and that everybody else gets to find out about but you.
Dana Scully: What about love?
Alfred Fellig: What? Does that last forever? Forty years ago, I drove down to the city hall, down to the Hall of Records, Record Archives, whatever they call it. I wanted to look up my wife. It bothered me I couldn't remember her name. Love lasts 75 years, if you're lucky. You don't want to be around when it's gone.

Dana Scully: Mr Felig... I know that you know more about photography than I do... but this is just a lens flare
Alfred Fellig: You're right... I do know more about photography than you do

Dana Scully: You want me to believe that I am about to die?
Alfred Fellig: I just wanna take the picture


"The X-Files: The Sixth Extinction (#7.1)" (1999)
Dana Scully: Mulder, it's me. I know that you can hear me. If you can just give me some sign. I want you to know where I've been... what I found. I think that, if you know, that you could find a way to hold on. I need you to hold on. I found a key... the key... to every question that has ever been asked. It's a puzzle... but the pieces are there for us to put together and I know that they can save you if you can just hold on. Mulder... please. Hold on.

Dana Scully: I came in search of something I did not believe existed. I've stayed on now, in spite of myself. In spite of everything I've ever held to be true. I will continue here as long as I can... as long as you are beset by the haunting illness which I saw consume your beautiful mind. What is this discovery I've made? How can I reconcile what I see with what I know? I feel this was meant not for me to find but for you... to make sense of - make the connections which can't be ignored... connections which, for me, deny all logic and reason. What is this source of power I hold in my hand - this rubbing - a simple impression taken from the surface of the craft? I watched this rubbing take its undeniable hold on you, saw you succumb to its spiraling effect. Now I must work to uncover what your illness prevents you from finding. In the source of every illness lies its cure.

Dana Scully: I feel you slipping away from me with every minute I fail here. What are the elusive meanings I cannot see, that are hidden here? If I could understand it, know how it affected you, learn how to use its power to save you.


"The X-Files: My Struggle (#10.1)" (2015)
Tad O'Malley: Do you miss it at all? The X-Files?
Dana Scully: As a scientist, it was probably some of the most intense and challenging work I've ever done. I've never felt so alive.
Tad O'Malley: You mean working with Mulder?
Dana Scully: Possibly one of the most intense and challenging relationships I may ever have. And, quite honestly, the most impossible.

Fox Mulder: [Mulder begins to summarize the grand conspiracy theory] No sooner had we defeated Germany than a new threat started appearing in skies over America, drawn to Earth by the latest threat to extinction: the H-bomb. Explosions acting as transducers, drawing alien life forms through wormholes in spaceships using electrogravitic propulsion. Advanced extraterrestrial species visiting us, concerned for mankind and the threat of our self-destruction, forestalling our annihilation through their own self-sacrifice. The crashes at Roswell. More importantly, places like Aztec. World leaders signed secret memos directing scientific studies of alien technology and biochemistry. Classified studies were done at military installations S4, Groom Lake, Wright-Patterson and Dulce, extracting alien tissue. Tests were done on unsuspecting human subjects, in elaborately staged abductions in craft using alien technology recovered from the downed saucers... including human hybridization through gene editing and forced implantation of alien embryos.
Sveta: Why do such a thing and lie about it... our own government?
Fox Mulder: Your own government lies as a matter of course, as a matter of policy... the Tuskegee experiments on black men in the '30s; Henrietta Lacks.
Sveta: What are they trying to do?
Dana Scully: That's the missing piece.
Tad O'Malley: But it's not hard to imagine... a government hiding, hoarding... alien technology for 70 years, at the expense of human life and the future of the planet. Driven not only by corporate greed, but... a darker objective.
Fox Mulder: The takeover of America.
Tad O'Malley: And then the world itself, by any means necessary, however violent... or cruel... or efficient. By severe drought brought on by weather wars conducted secretly using aerial contaminants and high-altitude electromagnetic waves, in a state of perpetual war to create problem-reaction-solution scenarios to distract, enrage and enslave American citizens at home with tools like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, which abridged the Constitution in the name of national security. The militarization of police forces in cities across the U.S. The building of prison camps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with no stated purpose. The corporate takeover of food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals and health care, even the military, in clandestine agendas, to fatten, dull, sicken and control a populace already consumed by consumerism.
[President George W. Bush in montage clip: "And I encourage you all to go shopping more."]
Tad O'Malley: A government that taps your phone, collects your data and monitors your whereabouts with impunity. A government preparing to use that data against you when it strikes and the final takeover begins.
Dana Scully: The takeover of America.
Tad O'Malley: By a well-oiled and well-armed multinational group of elites that will cull, kill and subjugate.
Dana Scully: Happening as we sit here.
Tad O'Malley: It's happening all around us.
Fox Mulder: The other shoe waiting to drop.
Tad O'Malley: It'll probably start on a Friday. The banks will announce a security action necessitating their computers to go offline all weekend.
Fox Mulder: Digital money will disappear.
Sveta: They can just steal your money?
Fox Mulder: Followed by the detonation of strategic electromagnetic pulse bombs to knock out major grids.
Tad O'Malley: What will seem like an attack on America by terrorists or Russia.
Fox Mulder: Or a simulated alien invasion using alien replica vehicles that exist and are already in use.
Dana Scully: [skeptical] An alien invasion of the U.S.
Fox Mulder: The Russians tried it in '47.
Dana Scully: You can't say these things.
Tad O'Malley: I'm gonna say them tomorrow.

Fox Mulder: Scully, are you ready for this?
Dana Scully: I don't know there's a choice.


"The X-Files: Per Manum (#8.13)" (2001)
Dr. James Parenti: Ms Scully? Got a good report for you. I've looked at the ova you've given me and consulted with some of my colleagues. We all feel that with the proper approach we might be successful. Got a good chance to get you pregnant.
Scully: Oh... It's too good to be true.
Dr. James Parenti: I don't want to lay odds, but it's not out of the realm of possibility if we start soon.
Scully: We can start right away?
Dr. James Parenti: Well, you need a father, of course. I can get you genetic counselling on finding an anonymous donor if that's what you want... unless you already have someone in mind.
Scully: Yeah... I... I just have to figure out how to ask him.

Scully: Hi.
Mulder: Hi.
Scully: Come on in.
Mulder: Thanks.
Scully: Can I take your coat?
Mulder: No. I can't stay. I got to get back to the office for a while.
Scully: Obviously, you've had some time to think about my request.
Mulder: Um it's... it's not something that I get asked to do every day. Um, but I'm absolutely flattered. No, honestly.
Scully: Look, if... if you're trying to politely say "no", it's okay. I... I understand.
Mulder: See, as weird as this sounds, and this sounds really weird, I know, but I just wouldn't want this to come between us.
Scully: Yeah. I know. I... I understand. I do.
Mulder: But... the answer is "yes."
Scully: Um... well, I'll call Dr Parenti and... I assume that he'll want to meet you and go through the, uh... the donor procedure.
Mulder: Oh, at that part, I'm a pro.

Mulder: Scully? I must have dozed off. I was waiting for you to get back. It didn't take, did it?
Scully: I guess it was too much to hope for. It was my last chance.
Mulder: Never give up on a miracle.


"The X-Files: Fire (#1.12)" (1993)
Scully: Mulder, you just keep unfolding like a flower.

Mulder: I was merely extending her a professional courtesy.
Scully: Oh is that what you were extending?

[about the car]
Mulder: It's opened.
Scully: What?
Mulder: It's unlocked. That's weird. I'm sure I locked it.
Scully: Must be an X-File.


"The X-Files: Within (#8.1)" (2000)
John Doggett: How far would Agent Mulder go?
Scully: How far would he go for what?
John Doggett: The truth. His truth. Whatever it was he was trying to prove. How bad did he need to prove it?

John Doggett: I know the answer, Agent Scully.
Scully: You don't even know the question.
John Doggett: What happened to Mulder. I know what you're gonna say or not because you think I'm the big bad wolf. Do you really believe it?
Scully: You think by talking in circles I'm just going to get dizzy and blurt it out, this so-called answer?
John Doggett: That he was abducted by aliens?
Scully: You said it, I didn't.
John Doggett: I guess I just find it hard to swallow that a scientist, a serious person, could buy that. Ever see an alien, Agent Scully?
Scully: You want me to go on record? I will go on record to say this: That I have seen things that I cannot explain. I have observed phenomena that I cannot deny; and that as a scientist and a serious person, it is a badge of honor not to dismiss these things because someone thinks they're BS!

John Doggett: What are you doing here?
Scully: What are *you* doing here?
John Doggett: Trying to find Mulder.


"The X-Files: Biogenesis (#6.22)" (1999)
Dana Scully: [voice over] It began with an act of supreme violence, a big bang, expanding ever outward, cosmos born of matter and gas, matter and gas, ten billion years ago. Whose idea was this? Who had the audacity for such invention? And the reason? Were we part of that plan, ten billion years ago? Are we born only to die? To be fruitful and muliply and replenish the Earth before giving way to our generations? If there is a beginning, must there be an end? We burn like fires in our time, only to be extinguished, to surrender to the elements' eternal reclaim... matter and gas. Will this all end one day, life no longer passing to life? The Earth left barren like the stars above, like the cosmos. Will the hand that lit the flame let it burn down, let it burn out? Could we too become extinct? Or if this fire of life living inside us is meant to go on, who decides? Who tends the flames? Can he reignite the spark even as it grows cold and weak?

Dana Scully: Well, Mulder, if it were real then why would an American Indian artifact be fused in rock on the west coast of the African continent?
Fox Mulder: In 1996, a rock from Mars was found in Antarctica. How did it get there?
Dana Scully: It was from outer space.
[Mulder smiles and does an exaggerated shrug]

Dana Scully: [voiceover] From Space, it seems an abstraction - a magician's trick on a darkened stage. And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive. It first appeared in the sea almost four billion years ago in the form of single-celled life. In an explosion of life spanning millions of years, nature's first multicellular organisms began to multiply... and then it stopped. 440 million years ago, a great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet leaving the vast oceans decimated and empty. Slowly, plants began to evolve, then insects, only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the Earth. The cycle repeated again and again. Reptiles emerging, independent of the sea only to be killed off. Then dinosaurs, struggling to life along with the first birds, fish, and flowering plants - their decimations Earth's fourth and fifth great extinctions. Only 100,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens appear - man. From cave paintings to the bible to Columbus and Apollo 11, we have been a tireless force upon the earth and off cataloging the natural world as it unfolds to us. Rising to a world population of over five billion people all descended from that original single cell, that first spark of life. But for all our knowledge, what no one can say for certain, is what or who ignited that original spark. Is there a plan, a purpose or a reason to our existence? Will we pass, as those before us, into oblivion, into the sixth extinction that scientists warn is already in progress?


"The X-Files: Trust No 1 (#9.6)" (2002)
Scully: I Hold no hope you can respond to this. Or that it reaches you. I only hope that you are alive. I cannot help believing that you jumped off that train because you knew what I now know - that these "super-soldiers," if that's what they are, can in fact be destroyed. That the key to their destruction lies in the iron compound at that quarry. I am scared for you, Mulder. And for William. The forces against us are unrelenting. But so is my determination. To see you again. To regain the comfort and safety we shared for so brief a time. Until then, I remain forever yours - Dana.

Scully: One day, you'll ask me to speak of a truth - of the miracle of your birth. To explain what is unexplained. And if I falter or fail on this day, know there is an answer, my child, a sacred imperishable truth, but one you may never hope to find alone. Chance meeting your perfect other, your perfect opposite - your protector and endangerer. Chance embarking with this other on the greatest of journeys - a search for truths fugitive and imponderable. If one day this chance may befall you, my son, do not fail or falter to seize it. The truths are out there. And if one day you should behold a miracle, as I have in you, you will learn the truth is not found in science, or on some unseen plane, but by looking into your own heart. And in that moment you will be blessed - and stricken. For the truest truths, are what hold us together, or keep us painfully, desperately apart.

Scully: Truth is not found in science, or on some unseen plane, but by looking into your own heart.


"The X-Files: Alpha (#6.16)" (1999)
Dana Scully: So, what's he going to do? Come in here, skitter across the linoleum, and pee in the corners?

[Mulder and Scully in car. Scully in one of her jealous moods]
Dana Scully: She's enamored of you Mulder. Don't under estimate a woman. They can be tricksters to.

[reading titles on the bookshelf of Karin Berquist ]
Dana Scully: The Wolf inside... Dogs don't lie... Better than Human... Better than Human?
Fox Mulder: She's not a real people person


"The X-Files: Never Again (#4.13)" (1997)
Scully: I feel like I've lost sight of myself, Mulder. It's hard to see, let alone find, in the darkness of covert locations. I mean, I wish I could say that we were going in circles, but we're not. We're going in an endless line, two steps forward and three steps back. While my own life is standing still.

Scully: Your contact, while interesting in the context of science fiction, was, at least in my memory, recounting a poorly veiled synopsis of an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

[last lines]
Scully: Not everything is about you, Mulder.
Fox Mulder: Yes, but...


"The X-Files: Kill Switch (#5.11)" (1998)
Scully: Mulder, that's evidence.
[looking at a laptop Mulder has stolen from a crime scene]
Mulder: Gee, I hope so.

Esther Nairn: One man alone achieving the equivalent of Copernicus, Magellan, and Darwin.
Scully: What was your role in all this? Were you the bass player?

Mulder: Artificial life... It could exist. It could be here among us. Evolving.
Scully: Electrons chasing each other through a circuit? That isn't life, Mulder.
Mulder: Yeah but what are we but impulses? Electrical and chemical, through a bag of meat and bones. You're the scientist; you tell me.


"The X-Files: Chimera (#7.16)" (2000)
Mulder: Mulder.
Scully: Mulder, please tell me I can go home.
Mulder: Oh, hey, Scully. How's the stakeout?
Scully: Well, the furnace broke and I can just about see my breath in here.
Mulder: Ouch. I'm sorry to hear that.
Scully: That... and I've witnessed a couple hundred things I'd like to erase from my brain. Eww. But as of yet, no mystery woman.
Mulder: Well, she'll come, you know? It's just a matter of time. She'll show up - I'm sure of that.
Scully: Yeah, well not before I die of malnutrition.
Mulder: Hey, Scully, tough it out. Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Right? No, no, no, no. No capers, thank you.
Scully: I'm sorry. What?
Mulder: I said, "What a... what a crazy caper." I'll talk to you later... and, uh, keep warm. Bye.

Mulder: Mulder.
Scully: Mulder. I am free.
Mulder: You're free?
Scully: Mm-hmm. I'm going to go home, take a shower for, I don't know eight or nine hours, burn the clothes that I'm wearing and then... sleep until late spring.
Mulder: Oh, you solved the X-File.
Scully: Yes, except it's not an X-File, Mulder.
Mulder: What are you saying? You didn't catch our blonde mystery serial killer?
Scully: Oh, no, we caught her, but she isn't a serial killer, nor is she a blonde, and she isn't even a she.
Mulder: What are you talking about?
Scully: What I'm talking about is the six missing prostitutes aren't dead, Mulder. They are alive and well in a halfway house that was set up by this mystery blonde who happens to go by the name of Mark Scott Egbert and Mr Egbert wishes to acquaint lost souls with the teachings of Christ and that's his hook, I guess. He dresses up like a fellow prostitute to make the girls feel at ease, but this vanishing act is no more paranormal than a change of wardrobe, Mulder. He goes into a place like a, like a woman and he comes out as a man, right under...
Mulder: ...our noses.
Scully: Exactly. A wolf in sheep's clothing or I guess, in this case, a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Mulder: Well, good work, Scully. I'll call you back later.

Scully: Mulder when you find me dead, my dessicated corpse propped up staring lifelessly through the telescope at drunken frat boys peeing and vomiting into the gutter, just know that my last thoughts were of you... and how I'd like to kill you.
Mulder: I'm sorry. Who is this?


"The X-Files: Field Trip (#6.21)" (1999)
Mulder: Brown Mountain, Scully, that doesn't ring a bell?
Scully: No...
Mulder: Brown Mountain lights? It's a famous atmospheric phenomenon dating back nearly 700 years, witnessed by thousands of people, back to the Cherokee Indians. Strange multicolored lights are seen to dance above the peak of the mountain. There's been no geological explanation, no scientific credible explanation at all.
Scully: And, what does that have to do with these two?
Mulder: Well, as I said, there is no credible scientific explanation, but there are those of us that believe that these strange multicolored lights are really...
Scully: UFOs. Extra-terrestrial visitors from beyond who apparently have nothing better to do than buzz one mountain over and over again for 700 years.
Mulder: It sounds like crap when you say it.

Scully: My role in the X-files have always been to provide a rational, scientific perspective to cases that would seem to defy explanation, a counterpoint to Agent Mulder.
Walter Skinner: And you have done that. You have performed admirably.
Scully: Have I? How many X-files have my scientific approach fully and satisfactorily explained?
Walter Skinner: Your reports have consistently made sense of his conclusions.

Scully: Mulder, can you just, for once, just for the novelty of it, come up with the simplest explanation? The most logical one, instead of automatically jumping to UFOs or Bigfoot or...
Mulder: Scully, in 6 years how often have I been wrong? No, seriously. I mean, every time I bring a new case we go through this perfunctory dance, you tell me I'm not being scientifically rigorous and that I'm off my nut; and in the end who turns out to be right like 98.9 percent of the time? I just think I've earned the benefit of the doubt here.


"The X-Files: Requiem (#7.22)" (2000)
Mulder: Who is it?
Scully: It's me.
Mulder: What's wrong, Scully? You look sick.
Scully: I don't know what's wrong.
Mulder: Come in.
Scully: I, um... I was starting to get ready for bed and I started to feel really dizzy - vertigo or something - and then I just... I started to get chills.
Mulder: You want me to call a doctor?
Scully: No, I just... I just want to get warm. Thank you.
Mulder: It's not worth it, Scully.
Scully: What?
Mulder: I want you to go home.
Scully: Oh, Mulder, I'm going to be fine.
Mulder: No, I've been thinking about it. Looking at you tonight, holding that baby... knowing everything that's been taken away from you. A chance for motherhood and your health and that baby. I think that... I don't know, maybe they're right.
Scully: Who's right?
Mulder: The FBI. Maybe what they say is true, though for all the wrong reasons. It's the personal costs that are too high. There so much more you need to do with your life. There's so much more than this. There has to be an end, Scully.

Scully: Mulder, if any of this is true...
Mulder: If it is, or if it isn't, I want you to forget about it, Scully.
Scully: Forget about it?
Mulder: You're not going back out there. I'm not going to let you go back out there.
Scully: What are you talking about?
Mulder: It has to end some time. That time is now.
Scully: Mulder...
Mulder: Scully, you have to understand that they're taking abductees. You're an abductee. I'm not going to risk... losing you.
Scully: I won't let you go alone.

Agent Chesty Short: I see the money bleed out, but it just doesn't seem to make the results of your work any better. So many of the cases you investigate are left unexplained. Makes it hard to justify the expense.
Scully: So much of the work that we do cannot be measured in standard terms.
Agent Chesty Short: How would you measure it?
Scully: We open doors with the X-Files, which lead to other doors.
Agent Chesty Short: Doors leading to..."A conspiracy of men who cooperated with alien beings to create human alien hybrids. So we could all become slaves of an alien invasion."
Scully: I believe that there was once a conspiracy. I believe I was taken by men who subjected me to medical tests, which gave me cancer and left me barren.
Agent Chesty Short: But you don't believe in aliens?
Scully: I've seen things that I cannot deny.


"The X-Files: Dæmonicus (#9.3)" (2001)
Scully: Dr Dana Scully. I have just been assigned to the Academy as a forensic investigator. For the past eight years I was part of a unit known as the X-Files. Some of you may have heard of it.
FBI Cadet: You ever slay a vampire?
Scully: Sorry to disappoint you, but this is a course in forensic pathology. Hard science. An X-File is a case that has been deemed unsolvable by the Bureau, because such a case cannot be solved it may beg other explanations... a vampire, perhaps. Science, however, tells us that evil comes not from monsters, but from men. It offers us the methodology to catch these men, and only after we have exhausted these methods should we leave science behind to consider more... extreme possibilities.

Scully: The syringes contained Roperidol. That's the same anti-psychotic medication that she was giving to Dr Richmond.
John Doggett: He's not the one calling the shots.
Scully: You still think that it was Kobold?
John Doggett: This is not about demons, it's not about demonic possession, it's about men.
Scully: Agent Doggett, have you considered that something else might be going on here?
John Doggett: I heard you say it, Agent Scully, I heard you tell a classroom full of FBI cadets - most evil in the world comes from men.
Scully: Yeah, but I also said that when science fails, we have to consider extreme possibilities. I know what you're feeling. I know your frustration. But you can't let it cloud your objectivity.
John Doggett: Agent Reyes is thinking just what this guy, Kobold, wants her to think, and now you are too.


"The X-Files: Redux II (#5.2)" (1997)
Scully: Have you ever witnessed a miracle, Dr. Zuckerman?
Dr. Zuckerman: I don't know that I have. But I have seen people make recoveries, come back from so far gone I can't explain it.
Scully: Isn't that a miracle?
Dr. Zuckerman: Maybe they are miracles... But I don't dare call them that.

Scully: [a Catholic priest enters Scully's hospital room] You'll be in my prayers.
Mulder: [Rising to leave] Have the Father say a few "Hail Mulder"'s for me.


"The X-Files: Darkness Falls (#1.20)" (1994)
Scully: What do you think?
Mulder: I think I'm going to suggest that we sleep with the lights on.

Mulder: Take a good look, Scully.
Scully: What am I looking at?
Mulder: Thirty loggers working a clear-cutting contract in Washington State. Rugged, manly men in the full bloom of their manhood.
Scully: Right, but what am I looking for?
Mulder: Anything strange, unexplainable, unlikely... a boyfriend?


"The X-Files: One Son (#6.12)" (1999)
Mulder: Scully, you're making this personal.
Dana Scully: Because it is personal, Mulder. Because without the FBI personal interest is all that I have. And if you take that away than there is no reason for me to continue.

FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: Agent Scully, make some sense.
Dana Scully: Sir, I wouldn't bet against him.


"The X-Files: Babylon (#10.5)" (2016)
Agent Miller: Hello, anyone down here?
Dana Scully: [interrupting Mulder before he can answer] Nobody but the FBI's most unwanted.
Dana Scully: [to Mulder] I've been waiting 23 years to say that!
Fox Mulder: How did it feel?
Dana Scully: Pretty good.

Fox Mulder: I saw things though, Scully. Powerful things. I saw deep and unconditional love.
Dana Scully: I saw things too. I witnessed unqualified hate that appears to have no end.
Fox Mulder: How to reconcile the two? The extremes of our nature.
Dana Scully: That's the question. Maybe the question of our times.


"The X-Files: Revelations (#3.11)" (1995)
Dana Scully: Mulder, would you do me a favor?
Dana Scully: Would you smell Mr. Jarvis?

Priest: Sometimes we must come full circle to find the truth. Why does that surprise you?
Dana Scully: Mostly it just makes me afraid.
Priest: Afraid?
Dana Scully: Afraid that God is speaking, but that no one's listening.


"The X-Files: Eve (#1.11)" (1993)
Mulder: One girl was just abducted.
Scully: Kidnapped.
Mulder: Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe.

Scully: Mulder, why would alien beings travel light years to Earth in order to play doctor on cattle?


"The X-Files: Paper Hearts (#4.10)" (1996)
Scully: [speaking to Mulder] You said it yourself, once: "A dream is an answer to a question we haven't learned how to ask."

Mulder: Scully, do you believe that my sister Samantha was abducted by aliens? Have you ever believed that? No. So what do you think happened to her?
Scully: What are you saying you believe now?
Mulder: I don't know. I don't know what happened. I don't know what to believe. I just know that I have to find out now.


"The X-Files: Aubrey (#2.12)" (1995)
Scully: Mulder, I don't think BJ was in the woods that night because of engine failure.
Mulder: What are you talking about?
Scully: Well, the Motel Black would have been a perfect meeting place. Away from town, away from his wife.
Mulder: What do you mean?
Scully: It's obvious BJ and Tillman are having an affair.
Mulder: How do you know?
Scully: A woman senses these things.

Scully: I guess that's why we're going to Aubrey.
Fox Mulder: Yes. And, also, I've always been intrigued by women named BJ.


"The X-Files: Theef (#7.14)" (2000)
Fox Mulder: Lousy spelling aside, who do you think it refers to? Who's the thief?
Dana Scully: That's certainly one question. I've got many.
Fox Mulder: "Mulder, why are we here?"
Dana Scully: To be fair I might have used the words, "Mulder, how is this an X File?"
Fox Mulder: You see that, Scully? You always keep me guessing.

Dana Scully: Kuru.
Fox Mulder: The disease New Guinea tribesmen get?
Dana Scully: From eating the brains of their relatives.
Fox Mulder: And I thought my grandpa slurping his soup was bad...


"The X-Files: Home (#4.2)" (1996)
Scully: Meanwhile, I've quit the FBI and become a spokesperson for the Ab-Roller.

Scully: What about your family?
Fox Mulder: Well, aside from the need for corrective lenses and a tendency to be abducted by extraterrestrials involved in an international governmental conspiracy, the Mulder family passes genetic muster.


"The X-Files: Dreamland (#6.4)" (1998)
Mulder: It's all our questions. The proof that we've suspected but never been able to hold in our hands. That proof is here.
Scully: Mulder, it's the dim hope of finding that proof that's kept us in this car or one very muh like it for more nights than I care to remember. Driving hundreds, if not thousands of miles, through neighborhoods and cities and towns, where people are raising families and buying homes and playing with their kids and dogs and in short, living their lives. While we... we... we just keep driving.
Mulder: What is your point?
Scully: Don't you ever just want to stop? Get out of the damn car... settle down and live something approaching a normal life?
Mulder: This is a normal life.

Scully: What is going on with you?
Morris Fletcher: [as Mulder] Will you please stop trying to pick a fight with me?
Scully: Mulder, you are acting bizarre.
[they turn to Kersh's assistant]
Morris Fletcher: [snickers] Jealous?
[slaps Scully's ass and walks away. Scully turns around in shock]


"The X-Files: Monday (#6.14)" (1999)
Fox Mulder: Cover for me, will you?
Dana Scully: When do I not?

Fox Mulder: I know, I missed the meeting.
Dana Scully: No, you didn't *miss* the meeting; you're extraordinarily *late* for the meeting. It's still going on.
Fox Mulder: What are you doing down here?
Fox Mulder: We took a short break and I came looking for you. What are *you* doing down here, Mulder?
Fox Mulder: Having the best damn day of my life. Any moment I'm about to burst into song. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah. My water bed sprung a leak and shorted out my alarm clock; my cellphone got wet and crapped out on me; and the check I wrote my landlord to cover the damages is going to bounce unless I deposit my pay. Did you ever have one of those days, Scully?
Dana Scully: Since I've been working here? Yeah.


"The X-Files: The Amazing Maleeni (#7.8)" (2000)
Fox Mulder: So basically he died of a heart attack, somebody crept up behind him and sawed his head off, and then glued it back on all in the space of 30 seconds. Does that make sense to you?
Dana Scully: No. What makes it even stranger still because as far as I can tell, this body has been dead for over a month. I see signs of refrigeration.
Fox Mulder: And yet he performed yesterday. What a trooper.

[bags of money fall from the ceiling incriminating Alvarez]
Dana Scully: Saving up for a rainy day?


"The X-Files: Memento Mori (#4.14)" (1997)
Scully: For the first time, I feel time like a heart beat. The seconds pumping in my breast like a reckoning. The numinous mysteries, that once seemed so distant and unreal, threatening clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in its passage. I feel these words as if their meaning were weight being lifted from me knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and experience that belong to you, that are you, is a comfort to me now as I feel the tethers loose and the prospects darken for the continuance of a journey that began not so long ago. And which began again with a faith shaken and strengthened by your convictions. If not for which I might never have been so strong now as I cross to face you and look at you, incomplete, hoping that you will forgive me for not making the rest of the journey with you.

Scully: Mulder, I can't kid myself. People live with cancer. They carry on, and so will I. You know I've got things to finish, to prove to myself, to my family, but for my own reasons.
Mulder: Come on back. The truth will save you, Scully. I think it'll save both of us.


"The X-Files: Redux (#5.1)" (1997)
Skinner: As you compound the lies, you compound the consequences for them.
Scully: All lies lead to the truth.

Scully: [fiercely, to Skinner as he approaches her] *You*...


"The X-Files: Herrenvolk (#4.1)" (1996)
Scully: Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it.

Fox Mulder: I've seen too many things not to believe
Scully: I've seen things, too. But there are answers to be found now. We have hope that there's a place to start. That's what I believe.
Fox Mulder: [sighing] You put such faith in your science, Scully, but... from the things I've seen, science provides no place to start.
Scully: Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it. And that's a place to start. That's where the hope is.


"The X-Files: This Is Not Happening (#8.14)" (2001)
Scully: I once had a talk with Mulder about starlight. How it's billions of years old. Stars that are now long dead whose light is still travelling through time. It won't die, that light. Maybe that's the only thing that never does. He said that's where souls reside. I hope he's right.
Skinner: If you're trying to prepare yourself I want you to stop. Nothing says that we're going to stumble over him in some field. Nothing says he won't be fine.

Scully: No... No! This is not happening! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!


"The X-Files: F. Emasculata (#2.22)" (1995)
Scully: According to the briefing, the prisoners escaped while hiding in a laundry cart.
Mulder: I don't think the guards have been watching enough prison movies.

Mulder: Hey, listen Scully, I need to know how this happened. I want you to start documenting everything you can get your hands on. People have to know about the cover-up.
Scully: The public?
Mulder: It's a public health crisis.
Scully: Mulder, we can't leak this. Not until we know more. The futigive that you're looking for, he might not even be infected.
Mulder: Yeah, but what if he is?
Scully: If this gets out prematurely, the panic is gonna spread faster than the contagion. Mulder, we can't let this be known.
Mulder: What if someone dies because we withheld what we knew?
Scully: What if someone dies because we didn't? There'll be a time for the truth, Mulder, but this isn't it.


"The X-Files: S.R. 819 (#6.9)" (1999)
Scully: You've been our ally more times than I can say.
Skinner: Not the kind of ally that I could have been.

Scully: Sir, if this man poisoned you, you should be off your feet and under doctor's care.
Skinner: If this man poisoned me, I'm going to put a gun to his head, find out why, and ask him how he's going to make me well.


"The X-Files: Nisei (#3.9)" (1995)
Mulder: Come on in.
Scully: What are you watching?
Mulder: Something that just came in the mail.
Scully: That's not your usual brand of entertainment... What is it?
Mulder: According to the magazine ad I answered, it's an alien autopsy. Guaranteed authentic.
Scully: You spent money for this?
Mulder: $29.95... plus shipping.
Scully: Mulder, this is even hokier than the one they aired on the Fox network, you can't even see what they're operating on!
Mulder: But it does look authentic, I mean the settings, the procedures. I mean it does look as if an actual autopsy is being prepared, doesn't it?
Scully: Well, technically, I don't know why they would be wearing gas masks.
Mulder: Well, maybe it's because of this green substance they seem to be extracting from the subject. Can you identify that?
Scully: Olive oil? Snake oil? I suppose you think it's alien blood?
Mulder: It's widely held that aliens don't have blood, Scully.
Scully: I guess this begs the question; if this is an alien autopsy...
Mulder: - where's the alien. But what so intriguing to me is the striking lack of detail here.
Scully: Well, what do you expect for $29.95?

Scully: I went to go see those MUFON members to find out about that woman, Betsy Hagopian.
Mulder: And what did you find?
Scully: I found out that she's dying. Along with a lot of other women who claim to be dying too. All of them who say that they've had these implanted in them. It's the same thing that I had removed from my own neck.
Mulder: But you're fine aren't you, Scully?
Scully: Am I? I don't know, Mulder. They said that they know me. That they've seen me before. It was freaky. They know things about me, about my disappearance.
Mulder: That is disturbing. But I don't think you should freak out until we find out what this thing is.


"The X-Files: Unruhe (#4.4)" (1996)
Fox Mulder: [Interrogating Gerald Schnauz] Do you want to tell us about the first time you were arrested, Gerry?
Dana Scully: In 1980 you attacked your father with an axe handle. You beat him so severely that he spent the remainder of his life in a wheelchair.
Gerry Schnauz: I was not jailed, I was institutionalized. I had a kind of... chemical imbalance.
Fox Mulder: Yeah,
[reading from folder]
Fox Mulder: 'Gerald Thomas Schnauz diagnosed and treated for a paranoid schizophrenic disorder. Six years in Melvoyne Psychiatic Hospital. Released 1986.' So what have you been up to since 1986, Gerry?
Gerry Schnauz: Taking care of my father. Looking after him 24 hours a day. Making amends. He, uh... passed away in January.
Fox Mulder: How did you feel about that?
Gerry Schnauz: Sad...
Fox Mulder: It says here you have a sister. Where is your sister, Gerry?
Gerry Schnauz: She passed...
Fox Mulder: Actually, it says here she committed suicide in 1980. God, that was a bad year. What else happened in 1980, Gerry?
Gerry Schnauz: [Heated, almost indignant] Well, John Lennon got shot...

Dana Scully: [voiceover] For truly to pursue monsters, we must understand them. We must venture into their minds. Only in doing so: do we risk letting them venture into ours?


"The X-Files: Excelsis Dei (#2.11)" (1994)
Scully: Good morning.
Mulder: Whatever tape you found in that VCR, it isn't mine.
Scully: Good, because I put it back in that drawer with all those other videos that aren't yours.

Mulder: So you think that Michelle Charters was raped by a 74-year-old schizophrenic?
Scully: It's possible.
Mulder: An invisible 74-year-old schizophrenic.
Scully: Well, maybe it's not the medication. Maybe it's the place itself.
Mulder: Are you saying that the building's haunted? Because if you are, I think you've been working with me for too long, Scully.
Scully: I'm talking about an environmental reason behind what's happening there. Even the disinfectant couldn't mask that smell. Who knows what's breeding behind the walls or in the substructure. Some fungal contaminants have been known to cause delusions, dementia, violent behavior...
Mulder: Why wouldn't it have affected the other residents?
Scully: Maybe it has.
Mulder: I think you're looking too hard, Scully, for something that's not there. I think Michelle Charters concocted this story to get out of a job she hates.
Scully: That lip required 13 stitches. The blow to her head resulted in a subdural hematoma. That's quite a concoction. Look, I just want to talk to a few more of the patients there. We can catch the same flight out tomorrow night.


"The X-Files: Empedocles (#8.17)" (2001)
Scully: Mulder, you never fail to surprise me. I just wish I felt like eating it right now.
Mulder: That's cool. We can just wait for the cheese to congeal and eat it later. You miss your regular pizza man, don't you?
Scully: Yes. That's okay. He's coming by later.
Mulder: I bet you forgot about that, didn't you?
Scully: No, I didn't, actually. I thought about it a lot, while I was lying in my hospital bed, wondering what on earth you could have given me.
Mulder: And?
Scully: Oh, my God. Oh, Mulder.
Mulder: Is it what you imagined?
Scully: Not even close.
Mulder: Oh, my, that's the wrong doll, actually.
Scully: But then that's the other gift that you gave me, Mulder. Courage... to believe. And I hope that's a gift I can pass on.

Scully: Is that for me?
Mulder: Yeah.
Scully: Nice package!


"The X-Files: Avatar (#3.21)" (1996)
[In the posh apartment of a Madam]
Scully: Business must be booming.
Mulder: I think you mean 'banging'.

Mulder: Maybe that's it. Maybe that's why Skinner's running. He's afraid.
Scully: That he did it?
Mulder: That he doesn't know he didn't do it.


"The X-Files: Audrey Pauley (#9.11)" (2002)
John Doggett: Hell of a thing to wake up to, huh? We stopped after work. She had a beer.
Scully: Well, the man who hit her had fifteen. Don't do this to yourself, John.

Scully: It's true, John. She's gone.
John Doggett: I don't accept that. Look at her breathing. Her heart's still beating. There's got to be hope.
Scully: There's no measurable electrical activity in her brain. Brain death is... indeed death, John. I'm sorry.


"The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (#7.19)" (2000)
Scully: Maybe true faith is really a form of insanity.

Fox Mulder: You know Scully, I was just thinking about Lazarus, Ed Wood, and those Tofurkey-eatin' zombies. How come when people come back from the dead, they always wanna hurt the living?
Scully: Well, that's because people can't really come back from the dead, Mulder. I mean, ghosts and zombies are just projections of our own repressed cannibalistic and sexual fears and desires. They are who we fear that we are at heart. Just mindless automatons who can only kill and eat.
Fox Mulder: Party pooper. Well, I got a new theory. I say that when zombies try to eat people, that's just the first stage. You see, they've just come back from being dead, so they're gonna do all the things they missed from when they were alive. So first, they're gonna eat. Then, they're gonna drink. Then, they're gonna dance and make love.
Scully: Oh, I see. So, it's just that we never get to stay with them long enough to see the gentler side of the undead.
Fox Mulder: Exactly.


"The X-Files: Hell Money (#3.19)" (1996)
Dana Scully: Do you know how much the human body is worth, Mulder?
Fox Mulder: Depends on the body. I don't know, a few bucks?

[while conducting an autopsy]
Fox Mulder: You're saying that this guy was selling his body parts for money?
Dana Scully: A kidney, a portion of the liver, a cornea, bone marrow - a person can lose these things and live to cash the social security checks.
Fox Mulder: He won't be cashing any social security checks any time soon.


"The X-Files: Millennium (#7.4)" (1999)
Scully: Mulder, these people, even when they were alive, mangled biblical prophecy to the extent that it's unrecognisable. The year 2000 is just their artificial deadline, and besides 2001 is actually the start of the new millennium.
Mulder: Nobody likes a math geek, Scully.

Mulder: The world didn't end.
Scully: No, it didn't.
Mulder: Happy New Year, Scully.
Scully: Happy New Year, Mulder.


"The X-Files: The Goldberg Variation (#7.6)" (1999)
Scully: You OK, Mulder?
Mulder: Yeah, it's alright. My ass broke the fall.

Scully: Afterwards the man who was hit by the truck handed you the Lottery Card and said?...
Maurice: Maurice...
[sheepest grin on face]
Maurice: I want you to have this.
Scully: Um-hum...
[nodding in the affirmative]
Scully: . Thank you Mr. Albert... I think that will be all.
Maurice: Thank you.


"The X-Files: Leonard Betts (#4.12)" (1997)
Fox Mulder: Worms. You cut a worm in half, you get two.
Dana Scully: Mulder, they're *worms*.

[last lines]
Fox Mulder: You did a good job, Scully. You should be proud.
Dana Scully: I want to go home.


"The X-Files: One Breath (#2.8)" (1994)
Margaret Scully: Hello, Fox.
Scully: [smiles] Not Fox. Mulder.
[opens her eyes]
Mulder: How you feeling?
Scully: [suddenly, apologetically] Mulder, I don't remember anything. After Duane Barry...
Mulder: [shakes his head] Doesn't... doesn't matter.

Mulder: I brought you a present. Superstars of the Superbowls.
Scully: I knew there was a reason to live.


"The X-Files: Closure (#7.11)" (2000)
Scully: Mulder, what happened? Are you sure you're all right?
Mulder: I'm free.

Cigarette Smoking Man: I like to make myself useful.
Scully: You can start by putting out that cigarette.
Cigarette Smoking Man: Got it all figured out, don't you, Agent Scully?
Scully: All but why you can't just come to the door and knock.
Cigarette Smoking Man: I did that. No one answered.
Scully: You're sick.
Cigarette Smoking Man: I had an operation.
Scully: What do you want?
Cigarette Smoking Man: I want you to stop looking.
Scully: You've wanted that since 1973 when you ordered an end to the search for Agent Mulder's sister. Your initials are on that document.
Cigarette Smoking Man: Yes, I signed that order because I knew then what I know now. No one is going to find her.
Scully: Why not?
Cigarette Smoking Man: Because I believe she's dead. No reason to believe otherwise.
Scully: You're a liar. If you knew that she was dead why didn't you say something earlier? Why now?
Cigarette Smoking Man: There was so much to protect before... It's all gone now.
Scully: So you just let Mulder believe that she was alive for all these years?
Cigarette Smoking Man: Out of kindness, Agent Scully. Allow him his ignorance... It's what gives him hope.


"The X-Files: Gender Bender (#1.14)" (1994)
Scully: So what IS our profile of the killer? Indeterminate height, weight, sex; unarmed but extremely attractive?

Scully: There's something up there Mulder
Mulder: Oh I've been saying that for years.


"The X-Files: Paper Clip (#3.2)" (1995)
Scully: I need something to put my back up against, Mulder.
Mulder: I know. I feel the same way. I feel that we've lost so much... but we've got The X-Files, and I believe what we're looking for is in them. I'm more certain than ever the truth is out there, Scully.
Scully: I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.

Mulder: We've both lost so much... but I believe that what we're looking for is in the X-Files. I'm more certain than ever that the truth is in there.
Scully: I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.


"The X-Files: Scary Monsters (#9.14)" (2002)
Dana Scully: Unless you bring me Spanky, there's nothing I can do.

Gabe Rotter: You gotta be freakin' kidding me. I can't believe you're cutting up a dead cat on your kitchen table.
Dana Scully: Will you keep your voice down, please? You're going to wake my baby.


"The X-Files: Alone (#8.19)" (2001)
Mulder: Hey. Ready to roll?
Scully: Yeah, let me just get my keys.
Mulder: Hey, don't forget this. Relax the back, breathe in, breathe out.
Scully: How do you know all these things, Mulder?
Mulder: I'm unemployed. I've got a lot of time on my hands. Oprah, I watch a lot of Oprah.
Scully: Thank you for doing this with me.
Mulder: What's the matter?
Scully: I don't know, I... Maybe it's hormones or... I just, I'm just feeling so strange about all of this.
Mulder: This, having a baby, this?
Scully: No. No. Leaving work, I guess. I mean I... I walked out of that office today feeling like a deserter.
Mulder: You've paid your dues there, Scully, more than paid them. You're concerned about Agent Doggett.
Scully: You know, the entire time that I was down there, I had someone to watch my back.
Mulder: I'm betting that Agent Doggett can take care of himself, he's a big boy. You've got to worry about the little boy... or little girl. Boy? Or Girl?

FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: Can I ask you something?
Mulder: Sure.
FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: When you went to Antartica to save Agent Scully from being taken by that spaceship, and you ran out of gas in your Snow-Cat, how did you get back?
Scully: Um, well first of all it was never actually proven that it was a spaceship.
Mulder: It wasn't?
Scully: No, what... what...
Mulder: Proven?
Scully: What happened was that we fell off of something...
Mulder: Something?
Scully: ...that rose out of the ice
Mulder: And what do you think that was?
Scully: Well I don't know what it was but we didn't actually see...
Mulder: Was it a spaceship?
Scully: ...a spaceship.
Mulder: I can't believe you're saying it's not a spaceship, when you saw it.
Scully: Ah, I mean, it could have been a spaceship. Mulder, but you don't...
Mulder: Of course it was a spaceship.
Scully: But, we don't know that it was, but you don't have a picture of it or anything.
Mulder: You know it was a spaceship, you saw it!
Scully: No, I did, no no no no no. Remember, I was unconscious...
Mulder: You were unconscious? Apparently you're still unconscious!
Scully: ...and when I woke up there was no spaceship.
Mulder: You saw the spaceship.
Scully: Mulder... No no no no no sorry. Then you were frozen and I remember I hugged you until you were not frozen anymore...


"The X-Files: 731 (#3.10)" (1995)
Scully: Don't you see Mulder, you're doing their work for them. You're chasing aliens that aren't there, helping them to create the story that covers the shameful truth. And what they can't cover they apologize for. Apology has become policy.
Mulder: Maybe. Maybe you're right, Scully. But I don't need an apology for the lies. I don't care about the fictions they create to cover their crimes. I want them held accountable for what did happen. I want them to apologize for the truth.

Scully: What is this place?
Elder #1: This was one of the most frightening places on the earth. A place where society sent its monsters to live in shame and isolation. Now, their disease is all but conquered. Science has eliminated thousands of years of misery.
Scully: I've seen your methods of "elimination." What happened to the man who was with me in the forest? What about the people who were in this room?"
Elder #1: They had been exposed.
Scully: Exposed to what?
Elder #1: The same thing all these victims have been exposed to... victims of an inhuman project run by a man named Zama.
Scully: You mean Ishimaru. You hid him here after the war. He stayed here, and he continued his experiments.
Elder #1: The ruler of the world is no longer the country with the bravest soldiers, but the greatest scientists. Unfortunately, Ishimaru began to conduct his work in secret, not sharing with those who had risked much in giving him his asylum.


"The X-Files: Patience (#8.3)" (2000)
[last lines]
Dana Scully: And I just... I just wanted to say, um... thank you for watching my back.
John Doggett: Well, I never saw it as an option. I'm sure you don't either.

Dana Scully: I never said that what you're looking for is a man.


"The X-Files: Irresistible (#2.13)" (1995)
Agent Karen E. Kosseff: Is it your partner? Is there a problem with trust?
Scully: No. I trust him as much as anyone. I trust him with my life.

Mulder: You okay, Scully?
Scully: Yeah. I've read about cases of desecrating the dead before but this is the first time I've seen it.
Mulder: Nothing can prepare you for it; it's almost unimaginable.
Scully: Why do they do it?
Mulder: Well, some people collect salt and pepper shakers, fetishists collect dead things - fingernails and hair. No one quite knows why, though I've never really understood salt and pepper shakers myself.


"The X-Files: Duane Barry (#2.5)" (1994)
Scully: Mulder, it's me. I just had something incredibly strange happen. This piece of metal that they took out of Duane Barry, it has some kind of a code on it. I ran it through a scanner, and some kind of a serial number came up. What the hell is this thing, Mulder? It's almost as if... it's almost as if somebody was using it to catalog him... Mulder! I need your help! Mulder!
[shouts]
Scully: Mulder!

Scully: You okay Mulder?
Fox Mulder: [Nod] Yea.
Scully: Whatever you are feeling
[pause]
Scully: you did the right thing.
Fox Mulder: I know it's just that a
[pause]
Fox Mulder: I believed him.
Scully: 'Sometimes when you want to believe so badly you end up
[pause]
Scully: looking too hard'.
[sigh]


"The X-Files: Trevor (#6.17)" (1999)
[Upon seeing a body in two pieces]
Scully: So, should we arrest David Copperfield?
Mulder: Yes we should, but not for this.

Scully: Spontaneous human combustion.
Mulder: [grinning] Scully!
Scully: Well, isn't that where you were going with this?
Mulder: Dear Diary, today my heart leapt when Agent Scully suggested spontaneous human combustion.
Scully: Mulder, there are one or two somewhat well-documented cases.
[Mulder nods, grinning]
Scully: Mulder, shut up.


"The X-Files: Colony (#2.16)" (1995)
Dana Scully: Our friend from the C.I.A. is about as unbelievable as his story... as is everything about this case. I mean, whatever happened to "trust no one", Mulder?
Fox Mulder: Oh, I changed it to "trust everyone". I didn't tell you?

[Scully thinks that one of Mulder's sources may have murdered an FBI agent]
Mulder: Is that what you want me to put on my report to Skinner? Because I would be more than happy to have you explain that to him.
Scully: Damn it, Mulder, that is not my job. You'll pursue a case at the expense of everything, to the point of insanity, and expect me to follow you. There has to be somewhere to draw the line.
Mulder: Three identical men are dead. A fourth identical man is alive and on the lam. If the pursuit of this case seems like insanity to you, feel free to step away from it.


"The X-Files: Sein und Zeit (#7.10)" (2000)
Scully: Mulder?
Mulder: Over here.
Scully: What is it?
Mulder: Diazepam. She used them to sleep.
Scully: Is there a note?
Mulder: No. She called when I was in California. She wanted to talk, but, uh... I never called her back.
Scully: Mulder...
Mulder: I didn't... Why would she do this? It just doesn't make any sense.
Scully: We never truly know why.
Mulder: No, she wouldn't kill herself. Why are these pictures gone? There were photos here. There were photos of my sister and I. This is all that she had left of us and they're missing. Why...? She saw me on the news. She wanted to talk about the missing girl, Amber Lynn. She wanted to tell me something about her, or maybe she couldn't tell me over the phone because she was afraid that they would do something like this to her.
Scully: Who?
Mulder: Whoever took my sister. Look at this place. I mean, it's like... it's all staged - the pills, the oven, the tape. It's like a bad movie script. They would... they would have come here and they would have threatened her. She would be upset; they would have to sedate her. I would look for a, uh... a needle puncture mark or something else in her system besides these pills.
Scully: No, Mulder. Please don't ask me to do this.
Mulder: Scully, who else can I ask?
Scully: An autopsy, Mulder? I mean, it's one thing on a stranger but you're my friend, and she's your mother...
Mulder: I know, but if you don't do it, I might never know the truth.

Scully: Don't go looking for something you don't want to find.


"The X-Files: End Game (#2.17)" (1995)
Scully: Thanks for ditching me.
Mulder: I'm sorry, I, uh... I couldn't let you risk your life on this.
Scully: Did you find what you were looking for?
Mulder: No... no. But I found something I thought I'd lost.
[Scully gives him a questioning look]
Mulder: Faith to keep looking.

[Skinner enters Mulder's apartment after fighting with X]
Skinner: Agent Mulder took a commercial flight to Tacoma, Washington... there he took a military plane to Deadhorse, Alaska. Using his FBI credentials, he chartered a Rologon All-Terrain Vehicle - still a ten-mile hike across the ice. Here are the co-ordinates of his final destination.
Scully: Where did you get this?
Skinner: Unofficial channels.


"The X-Files: X-Cops (#7.12)" (2000)
Coroner's Assistant: [while doing an autopsy] You got this camera crew recording everything. Why?
Dana Scully: [Smiling at the camera] Because the FBI has nothing to hide.


"The X-Files: El Mundo Gira (#4.11)" (1997)
Dana Scully: 'Purple Rain'?
Fox Mulder: Great album. Deeply flawed movie.


"The X-Files: Milagro (#6.18)" (1999)
Dana Scully: Loneliness is a choice.


"The X-Files: Invocation (#8.5)" (2000)
Dana Scully: [on explaining how a young boy could reappear after 10 years without aging even a day] There are X-files cases, that describe similar paranormal findings. Alien abductees, who came back with anomalous medical stats.
John Doggett: You know, these words, "anomalous", "supernatural", "paranormal", they proport to explain something by not explaining it. It's lazy!


"The X-Files: Signs & Wonders (#7.9)" (2000)
Scully: Snake handling. I didn't learn that in catechism class.
Mulder: That's funny - I knew a couple of catholic school girls who were expert at it!


"The X-Files: Sanguinarium (#4.6)" (1996)
Dana Scully: There's magic going on here, Mulder. Only it's being done with silicone, collagen, and a well-placed scalpel.


"The X-Files: Folie a Deux (#5.19)" (1998)
Mulder: You have to be willing to see.
Scully: I wish it were that simple.
Mulder: Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet does or ever will. You're my one in five billion.


"The X-Files: Three of a Kind (#6.20)" (1999)
Scully: Hello, Mulder? Can you hear me? I'm at the hotel. Where are you? What do you mean, "What hotel? Las Vegas. I'm in Las Vegas, aren't you? You called me. What do you mean you didn't call me? Oh, man, I am going to kick their asses.


"The X-Files: Soft Light (#2.23)" (1995)
Scully: There's no sign of him, Mulder. Maybe he's moved on. What are you looking at?
Mulder: On the videotape, Dr. Banton kept staring at the floor. I've been trying to figure out what he might have been looking at.
Scully: Well, maybe the exposure affected his mind. Nonsensical repetitive behavior is a common trait of mental illness.
Mulder: You trying to tell me something?


"The X-Files: The End (#5.20)" (1998)
Dana Scully: Whatever you may believe Mulder, they may have won this time.


"The X-Files: Terms of Endearment (#6.7)" (1999)
Dana Scully: Mulder, you're not suggesting that he is himself... a devil, are you?
Fox Mulder: I'm not suggesting anything, I think the facts speak for themselves.


"The X-Files: Fight Club (#7.20)" (2000)
Scully: Mr Danfous, I am Special Agent Dana Scully with the FBI.
Bob Damphouse: What's so special about ya?
Scully: It's an FBI title, sir.
Bob Damphouse: I know it is. I'm not stupid!


"The X-Files: Gethsemane (#4.24)" (1997)
Scully: It just means proving to the world the existence of alien life is not my last dying wish.
Mulder: How about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?


"The X-Files: Tempus Fugit (#4.17)" (1997)
Dana Scully: [sarcastically] Sure know how to make a girl feel special on her birthday.


"The X-Files: Patient X (#5.13)" (1998)
Mulder: Do I look like I'm having fun, Scully?
Scully: You look constipated, actually.
Mulder: That would make sense, I've had my head up my rear end for the last five years.


"The X-Files: Born Again (#1.22)" (1994)
Mulder: Why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary phenomena?
Scully: Because sometimes looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you.


"The X-Files: Essence (#8.20)" (2001)
Scully: This has got to be a conspiracy.
Women: Aw... Maybe it'll be twins.
Scully: Thank you, but I would settle for one very healthy boy.
Women: Oh?
Scully: Or girl.
Women: Aww!
Women: So many secrets, Margaret.
Margaret Scully: What do you expect? My daughter works for the FBI.


"The X-Files: Beyond the Sea (#1.13)" (1994)
Scully: Good sailing, Ahab.
Captain William Scully: Good night, Starbuck.


"The X-Files: Kaddish (#4.15)" (1997)
Dana Scully: You haven't heard the rumors?
Curt Brunjes: What rumors?
Dana Scully: That Luria is back from the dead? That he's risen from this grave?
Curt Brunjes: What kind of jew trick is this?
Fox Mulder: A jew pulled it off two thousand years ago.


"The X-Files: Deadalive (#8.15)" (2001)
Scully: Mulder... Hi.
Mulder: Who are you?
Scully: Oh, my God. Don't do that to me. Do you know...? Do you have any idea what you've been through?
Mulder: Only what I see in your face. Anybody miss me?


"The X-Files: Provenance (#9.9)" (2002)
Dana Scully: I'm on my way. That was Agent Doggett again. They're waiting. Mom, I've got to go.
Margaret Scully: It's the middle of the night, Dana. I just don't understand what can't wait 'til tomorrow.
Dana Scully: Mom, it's important. I wouldn't go if it weren't.
Margaret Scully: Yes, I know, Dana. You say it's about getting answers.
Dana Scully: Answers about William, Mom.
Margaret Scully: I know you're worried about him... that there are things about him that you just can't explain - but even if you were to get those answers what would it change?
Dana Scully: Mom, he's my child.
Margaret Scully: And you have to love him and raise him in spite of everything. Dana, god has given you a miracle. A child that wasn't supposed to be. Maybe it's not to question... just to be taken as a matter of faith.
Dana Scully: Mom, I can't take this on faith. I need to know. I need to know if it's really God I have to thank.


"The X-Files: Little Green Men (#2.1)" (1994)
Scully: I was told by the Assistant Director that Mulder was gone.
Agent Morris: So?
Scully: So, whenever he's away, I feed his fish.


"The X-Files: Max (#4.18)" (1997)
Scully: [holding an Apollo 11 keychain] I actually was thinking about, uh, this gift that you gave me for my birthday. You never got to tell me why you gave it to me or what it means, but I think I know. I think that you appreciate that there are extraordinary men and women and extraordinary moments when history leaps forward on the backs of these individuals, that what can be imagined can be achieved, that you must dare to dream, but that there's no substitute for perseverance and hard work and teamwork because no one gets there alone; and that, while we commemorate the... the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.
Mulder: I just thought it was a pretty cool keychain.


"The X-Files: Fresh Bones (#2.15)" (1995)
Dana Scully: Think he's telling the truth?
Fox Mulder: Until I can figure out why he'd lie, yeah.


"The X-Files: Via Negativa (#8.7)" (2000)
John Doggett: You just saved my life, Agent Scully.
Dana Scully: I just woke you up, Agent Doggett.


"The X-Files: The Post-Modern Prometheus (#5.5)" (1997)
Dana Scully: Why are you humoring them Mulder?
Fox Mulder: I'm not humoring them, Scully. This is a very serious crime.
Dana Scully: So is perjury. So is calling out F.B.I. agents under false pretenses.
Fox Mulder: For the purpose of what?
Dana Scully: Isn't it obvious? I think what we're seeing here is an example of a culture for whom daytime talk shows and tabloid headlines have become a reality against which they measure their lives. A culture so obsessed by the media and a chance for self-dramatization that they'll do anything in order to gain a spotlight.
Fox Mulder: I am alarmed that you would reduce these people to a cultural stereotype. Not everybody's dream is to get on Jerry Springer.
Dana Scully: Psychologists often speak of the denial of an unthinkable evil or a misplacement of shared fears, anxieties taking the form of a hideous monster for whom the most horrific human attributes can be ascribed. What we can't possibly imagine ourselves capable of we can blame on the ogre, on the hunchback, on the lowly half-breed. Common sense alone will tell you that these legends, these unverified rumors, are ridiculous.
Fox Mulder: But nonetheless, unverifiable and, therefore, true in the sense that they're believed to be true.
Dana Scully: Is there anything that you don't believe in, Mulder?


"The X-Files: Release (#9.17)" (2002)
Barbara Doggett: Agent Scully? I'm Barbara. John's ex-wife.
Scully: Hi. I'm Dana. Nice to meet you.
Barbara Doggett: He said you'd be coming by.
Scully: You weren't able to make an identification?
Barbara Doggett: I didn't expect to. You know he doesn't think clearly about this. He can't.
Scully: He blames himself.
Barbara Doggett: He thinks he failed Luke. In his mind, he can never do enough, never suffer enough, for what happened. I think if you could help him find the man who did this, maybe... he could move on. He and Monica could have something together. He just won't let her in.


"The X-Files: Die Hand Die Verletzt (#2.14)" (1995)
Mulder: So, lunch?
Scully: Mulder, toads just fell from the sky!
Mulder: I guess their parachutes didn't open. You were saying something about this place not feeling "odd"?


"The X-Files: E.B.E. (#1.17)" (1994)
Scully: I have never met anyone so passionate and dedicated to a belief as you. It's so intense that sometimes it's blinding.


"The X-Files: Agua Mala (#6.13)" (1999)
Arthur Dales: Did you tell her what I told you?
Mulder: Yes, but she's... she's not the type that's easily persuaded.
Arthur Dales: Is that so?
Scully: What he means is I don't hear a story about a sea monster and automatically assume it's the Lord's gospel truth.
Arthur Dales: Why did you bring her here?
Mulder: She knows your reputation, your early work on the X-Files and she has a knack for getting to the bottom of things.


"The X-Files: First Person Shooter (#7.13)" (2000)
Dana Scully: Dressing up like high-tech warriors to play a futuristic version of cowboys & indians? What kind of moron gets his ya-yas out like that?
Fox Mulder: [points to himself]
Dana Scully: Mulder, what purpose does this game serve except to add to a culture of violence in a country that's already out of control?
Fox Mulder: Who says it adds to it?
Dana Scully: You think that taking up weapons and creating gratuitous virtual mayhem has any redeeming value whatsoever? I mean, that the testosterone frenzy that it creates stops when the game does?
Fox Mulder: Well, that's rather sexist, isn't it? I mean, maybe the game provides an outlet for certain impulses that it fills a void in our genetic makeup that the more civilizing effects of society fail to provide for.
Dana Scully: Well, that must be why men feel the great need to blast the crap out of stuff.


"The X-Files: Nothing Important Happened Today II (#9.2)" (2001)
[regarding the baby's abnormal behavior]
Walter Skinner: If you can't tell me then get to Mulder. Tell him what happened.
Dana Scully: Mulder can't know. He can't be brought back into this, he can't be brought back to the FBI. It's just too dangerous for him right now.
Walter Skinner: It's too dangerous for everyone.


"The X-Files: Salvage (#8.9)" (2001)
John Doggett: What are you saying, Ray Pearce has become some kind of metal man? 'Cause that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully.
Dana Scully: Does it, Agent Doggett?


"The X-Files: Space (#1.9)" (1993)
Fox Mulder: You never wanted to be an astronaut when you were a kid?
Dana Scully: l missed that phase.


"The X-Files: Roland (#1.23)" (1994)
Mulder: You got a brother, don't you, Scully?
Scully: Yeah, I've got an older one and a younger one.
Mulder: Well, have you ever thought about calling one of them all day long and then all of a sudden the phone rings and it's one of them calling you?
Scully: Does this pitch somehow end with a way for me to lower my long distance charges?


"The X-Files: Two Fathers (#6.11)" (1999)
[after playing basketball, Mulder approaches Scully]
Fox Mulder: Hey, homegirl. Word up.
Dana Scully: Mulder, it's my distinct impression that you just cheated, and that you're not coming in again today.
Fox Mulder: Oh, Scully, I got game!
Dana Scully: Yeah, you got so much game that I'm wondering if you have any work left in you.
Fox Mulder: I'm ready to J-O-B, just not on some jagoff shoeshine tip.
Dana Scully: No jagoff shoeshine tip?
Fox Mulder: No background checkin' jagoff shoeshine tip.


"The X-Files: Our Town (#2.24)" (1995)
Dana Scully: What are you talking about?
Fox Mulder: Some cannibalistic rituals are enacted with the belief that they can prolong life.
Dana Scully: Cannibalism is one thing, but increasing longevity by eating human flesh...
Fox Mulder: Think about it. From vampirism to Catholicism, whether literally or symbolically, the reward for eating flesh is eternal life.


"The X-Files: Sleepless (#2.4)" (1994)
Dana Scully: [perplexed] Somehow, this man suffered all the secondary, but none of the primary physiological responses to having been in a fire!
Fox Mulder: Any theories?
Dana Scully: I can't even begin to explain what could have caused something like this. I mean, it's almost as if...
Fox Mulder: What?
Dana Scully: ...As if his body believed that it was burning.


"The X-Files: The List (#3.5)" (1995)
Fox Mulder: Every major world religion encompasses the idea of life after death. That means millions, even billions, of people believe in some kind of transmigration or rebirth of the soul.
Dana Scully: I'm sorry, Mulder. That's not what I learned in catechism.
Fox Mulder: Well, even Christianity teaches about the resurrection and ascendancy of the heavenly body.


"The X-Files: Synchrony (#4.19)" (1997)
Mulder: If Lucas Menand never gets hit by that bus, his complaint gets heard before the grand committee, Jason Nichols loses his funding and he never gets to collaborate on his research with Dr. Yonechi. Therefore, this photograph never gets taken because this celebration never happens.
Scully: ...And if your sister is your aunt and your mother marries your uncle, you'd be your own grandpa!


"The X-Files: 2Shy (#3.6)" (1995)
Scully: From a dry skin sample, you're concluding what, that he's some kind of a fat-sucking vampire?


"The X-Files: Miracle Man (#1.18)" (1994)
Mulder: I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.
Scully: Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.
Mulder: I saw the movie.


"The X-Files: Terma (#4.9)" (1996)
Senator Albert Sorenson: Ms. Scully, you've had a good long time to think about the question that was asked in our last session. I wanna give you the opportunity to answer that question here, today, so I can help our good chairman here to get on with this proceeding.
Dana Scully: I can't answer that question, sir.
Senator Albert Sorenson: I'm going to ask you again: where is Special Agent Mulder, and why is he not here?
Dana Scully: I'd be happy to answer your questions about the man carrying the diplomatic pouch...
Senator Albert Sorenson: Agent Scully!
Dana Scully: ...about his murder and my opinion about its connection to the death of Dr. Bonita Charne-Sayer of the World Health Organization...
Senator Albert Sorenson: Ms. Scully, you'll get your chance...
Dana Scully: ...or about the bio-toxin being transported within that pouch...
Senator Albert Sorenson: Answer the question, Ms. Scully!
Fox Mulder: [entering the inquest] What *is* the question?


"The X-Files: Elegy (#4.22)" (1997)
Angelo Pintero: [Agitated] Look, I'm not making this up.
Fox Mulder: No one's suggesting that you are, Mr. Pintero.
Angelo Pintero: I saw the look on her face.
[Glances at Scully, who gives a deadpan look]
Fox Mulder: Can I ask you a favor? Can I get a soda? A cola? Something like that?
Angelo Pintero: Sure. Yeah.
[Walks off to get soda]
Fox Mulder: [Grinning] What IS that look, Scully?
Dana Scully: I would've thought that after four years you'd know exactly what that look was.


"The X-Files: The Field Where I Died (#4.5)" (1996)
Mulder: Dana? If... early in the four years we've been working together... an event occurred that suggested... or somebody told you that we'd been friends together... in other lifetimes. Always. Would it have changed some of the ways we looked at one another?
Scully: Even if I knew for certain, I wouldn't change a day... Well... maybe that flukeman thing. I could have lived without that just fine.


"The X-Files: Teso dos Bichos (#3.18)" (1996)
Dana Scully: Have you been drinking yaje, Mulder?


"The X-Files: Firewalker (#2.9)" (1994)
Mulder: I'm going to go find Trepkos.
Scully: What if he's already dead?
Mulder: Then he'll have a tough time answering my questions.


"The X-Files: Drive (#6.2)" (1998)
[last lines]
Dana Scully: [under her breath in Kersh's office] Big piles of manure...


"The X-Files: Lazarus (#1.15)" (1994)
Dana Scully: What does that mean?
Fox Mulder: It means... it means whatever you want it to mean.


"The X-Files: Lord of the Flies (#9.5)" (2001)
Dr. Rocky Bronzino: You know, when a male and female calliphoridae fly mate, they stay joined for up to one-and-a-half hours. One-and-a-half, Doctor.
Dana Scully: You know, Rocky, I'm a mother.
Dr. Rocky Bronzino: Mothers are women, too.


"The X-Files: Fallen Angel (#1.10)" (1993)
Dana Scully: You're entitled to the truth!


"The X-Files: Young at Heart (#1.16)" (1994)
Scully: Mulder, I know what you did wasn't by the book.
Mulder: Tells you a lot about the book, doesn't it?


"The X-Files: Existence (#8.21)" (2001)
Mulder: How's everybody doing?
Scully: [holding her newborn] We're doing just fine.
Mulder: [to the baby, starting to cry] Hey, now. None of that.
[holds the baby in his arms]
Mulder: What are you going to call him?
Scully: William. After your father.
Mulder: Well, I don't know. He's... he's got your coloring and your eyes, but he looks suspiciously like Assistant Director Skinner...
Scully: [chuckles tearfully] I don't understand, Mulder. They came to take him from us; why they didn't...
Mulder: I don't quite understand that either, except that maybe he isn't what they thought he was. That doesn't make him any less of a miracle though, does it?
Scully: From the moment I became pregnant, I feared the truth... about how... and why. And I know that you feared it, too.
Mulder: I think what we feared were the possibilities. The truth we both know.
Scully: Which is what?
[Mulder leans in for a kiss]


"The X-Files: The Pine Bluff Variant (#5.18)" (1998)
Dana Scully: Exactly what agency are you guys from?
[gets no answer]
Dana Scully: Well, obviously not Office Of Information.


"The X-Files: Ice (#1.8)" (1993)
Dana Scully: This organism might be lying dormant in another crater. lf we don't kill it now, we run the risk of becoming Richter and Campbell with guns to our heads. with guns to our heads.
Fox Mulder: lf we kill it, we won't know how to stop anything like it in the future.


"The X-Files: Roadrunners (#8.4)" (2000)
Dana Scully: Him? That thing in my spine is a *him*?


"The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine (#1.7)" (1993)
[to Mulder about Wilczek]
Dana Scully: He just signed a confession. How much proof do you need?


"The X-Files: Oubliette (#3.8)" (1995)
Dana Scully: I hate to say this, Mulder, but I think you just ran out of credibility.


"The X-Files: Home Again (#10.4)" (2016)
Fox Mulder: What? I wasn't gonna shoot the kid. I don't do stairs anymore.
Dana Scully: Mulder, back in the day, I used to do stairs and in three-inch heels.
Fox Mulder: Back in the day. Scully, back in the day is now.


"The X-Files: The Red and the Black (#5.14)" (1998)
[Scully is under hypnosis]
Scully: There's... there's another one. There's another ship. They see it. They were attacking them.
Weber: Who were they attacking, Dana?
Scully: The... the faceless men. They're... oh my God, I can't...
Weber: Do you want to stop, Dana?
Scully: No. Now it's coming at us. Oh my God! No! Cassandra!
Scully: Where's Cassandra?
Scully: They're... they're taking her. They're... oh my God.


"The X-Files: Demons (#4.23)" (1997)
Dana Scully: Mulder, I refuse to believe that you had any part in this.
Fox Mulder: I had those people's blood on my shirt, Scully. I was missing for two days, I have no recollection of my actions during those two days, there were two rounds discharged from my gun, I had the keys to this house and the keys to their car. Do the words "Orenthal James Simpson" mean anything to you?


"The X-Files: Død Kalm (#2.19)" (1995)
Dana Scully: I found a children's book of Norse legends. From what I can tell, the pictures show the end of the world - not in a sudden firestorm of damnation as the Bible teaches us, but in a slow covering blanket of snow. First the moon and the stars will be lost in a dense white fog, then the rivers and the lakes and the sea will freeze over. And finally a wolf named Skoll will open his jaws and eat the sun, sending the world into an everlasting night. I think I hear the wolf at the door.