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Duncan MacLeod (Character)
from "Highlander" (1992)

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Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Cracker Bob: [holds up a spiked club] Somebody order a club sandwich?
Duncan MacLeod: Oh he's funny, nice outfit too.
Cracker Bob: Faith I told you I look like a fucking orange!

Duncan MacLeod: What're you doing here?
Joe Dawson: Keeping tabs on you.
Duncan MacLeod: Yeah? Well somebody should've kept tabs on that psychotic asshole back there.
Methos: Didn't you get it back in London? These guys don't play by the rules.

Methos: [hands Duncan his katana] I liberated that from their lost and found.
Duncan MacLeod: There's blood on it.
Methos: I didn't say it was easy.

Duncan MacLeod: [in a showdown with Jin Ke] Some people say you're a man of honor.
Jin Ke: What do you know of honor?
Duncan MacLeod: [seeing his words have had no effect] Oh great...
Jin Ke: [fight starts until Duncan disarms Jin Ke] Honor is not in the weapon... it is in the man...
[martial arts combat starts]

Duncan MacLeod: With time, anything can be forgiven, you taught me that.

Kate MacLeod: Stealing's wrong. Lying's wrong. Killing's wrong. What you did goes well beyond wrong.
Duncan MacLeod: Fine I deserve that but I want a chance to make it right.
Kate MacLeod: You want to make it right? Then give me back the ability to have children, to grow old with the man I love. How about anything that resembles a normal life? And you took it all away from me.

Duncan MacLeod: You're missing the point, Kate. The difference between Connor and I is that as long as you're still alive, there's a chance that one day I might be forgiven. It may take years. Centuries even. But at least I can carry that hope inside me. That's one blessing of immortality; there's always tomorrow. Even for us.

Duncan MacLeod: No, Connor! Not like this! Come on, stop! Connor, stop!
Connor MacLeod: Duncan!
[long pause. Then quietly]
Connor MacLeod: One of us has to die now, old friend.
Duncan MacLeod: No.
Connor MacLeod: And you know it.
Duncan MacLeod: No.
Connor MacLeod: Good-bye, Duncan, my true brother.
Duncan MacLeod: I love you, Connor.
[takes Connor's head]

Jacob Kell: [mockingly] What does it feel to kill a brother? Feels good, DOESN'T IT?
Duncan MacLeod: You will never know when, now you'll never have Connor Macleod's head.
Jacob Kell: Are you going to run? ARE YOU GOING TO HIDE?

Connor MacLeod: [his voice coming through Duncan] Jacob Kell... time for redemption. The game isn't over yet.
[his face quickly, almost ghost-like, appears over Duncan's - Kell looks disturbed]
Connor MacLeod: What's the matter? "Don't you want to be inside me?"
[Connor's face once again briefly flashes in front of Duncan's]
Connor MacLeod: In the end...
Duncan MacLeod: [returning to his own voice] There can be... only one.
[takes Kell's head]
Duncan MacLeod: And you're not it.

Highlander: The Source (2007) (TV)
[from trailer]
Duncan MacLeod: What do you want from me?
Anna: The impossible.

The Guardian: Helllooo... Macleod... How does it feel to be mortal?
Duncan MacLeod: Could be worse. I could be you.

Methos: You trust me?
Duncan MacLeod: You'll do.

Duncan MacLeod: [after burying Joe Dawson] I'm done.
Methos: Why are you upset MacLeod? Is it because Joe's dead or because you, the great Highlander, couldn't save him?
Duncan MacLeod: Go to hell!
Methos: So this is the new MacLeod? A man who turns his back on the memory of his friend, his clan? The quiter?
Duncan MacLeod: [Duncan punches Methos, draws Reggie's sword] Get up!
Cardinal Giovanni: This is Holy Ground!
Duncan MacLeod: I don't care!
Reggie Weller: [restraining Anna] No. This is what we do.
Methos: You know why Joe interfered?
Duncan MacLeod: Why?
Methos: It wasn't for me. It was for *you*. So you might be the one. And now, you're just gonna piss all over his grave. Well, come on!
Duncan MacLeod: Don't hide behind that bullshit, Methos. You wanna blame somebody, blame *yourself*! You got him involved!

Methos: Leave him.
Duncan MacLeod: I can't.

Duncan MacLeod: You're an asshole.
Methos: I never said I was deep.

The Guardian: I like you, MacLeod, MacLeod!
Duncan MacLeod: Enough of the bullshit, bullshit.

Duncan MacLeod: What are you?
The Guardian: I'm The Guardian. Duncan *MacLeod*! You have squandered your precious gift! You could've ruled the world! But you pissed it all away.
Duncan MacLeod: Have a nice day.
The Guardian: The female, Anna. She's not for you.
Duncan MacLeod: What's Anna got to do with this?
The Guardian: Everything.

"Highlander: Chivalry (#4.10)" (1995)
Adam Pierson: She would have kept coming, you know. One day, she might have won.
Duncan 'Mac: I know.
Adam Pierson: And still, if you had your chance again, you wouldn't kill her, would you?
Duncan 'Mac: Probably not.

Adam Pierson: Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod.
Duncan 'Mac: That's who I am.
Adam Pierson: I guess someone has to be.

Duncan 'Mac: Did you know Mencius?
Adam Pierson: Student of Confucius, yeah.
Duncan 'Mac: "I dislike death, but there are things I dislike more than death."
Adam Pierson: "Therefore, there are occasions when I will not...
Duncan 'Mac, Adam Pierson: "avoid danger."
Adam Pierson: Death before dishonor.
Duncan 'Mac: For some of us.

Adam Pierson: You keep letting her walk away without even taking a shot. That is very suicidal.
Duncan 'Mac: You know what she was to me!
Adam Pierson: Yes, and I know what she is! A killer!

Adam Pierson: You live and die by a code of honor that was trendy when you were a kid.
Duncan 'Mac: Would you rather that I had no code of honor at all?
Adam Pierson: I would rather you survived.

Duncan 'Mac: Do you think it's easy killing a woman that you've held in your arms, a woman that you've made love to?
Adam Pierson: Take it from me, it's easier than dying!

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: So tell me Mac, are you *always* going to be right?
Duncan 'Mac: Oh, Rich, I was 75 years-old when I first met her, and I was still a kid. You've got plenty of time.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: If I stay alive long enough.

Adam Pierson: A couple of medieval songwriters come up with the idea of chivalry one rainy day...
Duncan 'Mac: This isn't about chivalry.
Adam Pierson: -and you embrace it as a lifestyle. You live and die by a code of honor that was trendy when you were a kid

"Highlander: The Gathering (#1.1)" (1992)
Connor MacLeod: As long as I can remember knowing you, you've had all the fun and most of the good women.
Duncan 'Mac: Lately.
Connor MacLeod: Lately?
Duncan 'Mac: That's what I said.
Connor MacLeod: What are you talking about?
Duncan 'Mac: Well, I seem to remember that girl in London. The red head. Healthy girl.
Connor MacLeod: Come on. That was nearly one hundred and sixty years ago.
Duncan 'Mac: That's what I said. Lately.

Connor MacLeod: As long as I can remember knowing you, you've had all the fun and most of the good women.
Duncan MacLeod: Lately.
Connor MacLeod: Lately?
Duncan MacLeod: That's what I said.
Connor MacLeod: What are you talking about?
Duncan MacLeod: Well, I seem to remember that girl in London. The red head. Healthy girl.
Connor MacLeod: Come on. That was nearly one hundred and sixty years ago.
Duncan MacLeod: That's what I said. Lately.

Connor MacLeod: You know what your problem is? You live in the past.
Duncan 'Mac: I don't have a problem.
Connor MacLeod: Yes, you do.
Duncan 'Mac: No I don't.
Connor MacLeod: Yes, you do.
Duncan 'Mac: No, I don't. Stop arguing with me.
Connor MacLeod: I'm not arguing.
Duncan 'Mac: You're not?
Connor MacLeod: No, it's conversation.
Duncan 'Mac: Conversation?... Well then, end of conversation.
Connor MacLeod: Oh sure, take the easy way out, like always... Duncan?
Duncan 'Mac: What?
[Connor punches Duncan out]
Connor MacLeod: End of conversation.

[Tessa and Duncan are making love and Duncan senses another immortal]
Duncan 'Mac: I feel something.
Tessa Noel: I should hope so!

"Highlander: Revelation 6:8 (#5.13)" (1997)
Kronos: You still don't understand, do you? I am the end of time!
Duncan 'Mac: You're history.

Duncan 'Mac: [Methos is walking away] Methos. What about Cassandra?
Methos: One of a thousand regrets, MacLeod. One of a thousand regrets.

Caspian: It's been a long time, you're going to taste good.
Duncan 'Mac: Yeah? Well you're going to go hungry.

"Highlander: Family Tree (#1.2)" (1992)
Duncan MacLeod: I'm going to go ask around.
Tessa Noel: Alright, don't tell me anything... ever.

[coming back to life in front of his family]
Duncan MacLeod: It... It is a miracle!
Ian MacLeod: No. It is the work of the demon master of the world below.
Duncan MacLeod: Father.
Ian MacLeod: No! You're no bairn of mine! You're not my son! You're not my son!

Duncan MacLeod: My father couldn't grasp what had happened
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Who could? Man, he must have freaked. I mean, there you were all of a sudden on your feet again. A zombie in a kilt.

"Highlander: Pharaoh's Daughter (#2.18)" (1994)
Nefertiri: [looking at Duncan's car] What is it?
Duncan Macleod: It's a kind of chariot.
Nefertiri: Where are the horses?
Duncan Macleod: They're under there.
[pointing to hood]
Duncan Macleod: They're real tiny.

Nefertiri: So, if I understand this correctly, when the Roman Empire fell...
Duncan Macleod: In 476, give or take a few years.
Nefertiri: Ahh. Mankind went backwards.
Duncan Macleod: Into the Dark Ages. Then, came the Crusades. There were seven or eight of them between 1096 and 1270. A bunch of noblemen decided it was a good idea to rape and plunder their way to Jerusalem.
Nefertiri: And you were one of them?
Duncan Macleod: Before my time.

Nefertiri: How long has it been?
Duncan Macleod: About 2,000 years.
Nefertiri: Everything I knew is gone. My home, my world, my queen.
Duncan Macleod: Cleopatra?
Nefertiri: I was her handmaiden. And a friend. I was sworn to serve and protect her. I failed.
Duncan Macleod: Well, Rome's a lot to take on. Even for us Immortals.

"Highlander: The Messenger (#5.10)" (1996)
Adam Pierson: Hey, grab a beer, there's a cold one in the frig.
Duncan 'Mac: Yeah, I know, it's my frig. Thought you were out wondering the world.
Adam Pierson: In Tibet. Yak butter plays hell with the digestion. Besides, I had all the enlightenment I can use.
Duncan 'Mac: Maybe you have kept that to yourself.
Adam Pierson: Sorry I must have dozed off. What is it were talking about?
Duncan 'Mac: All that crock your feeding Richie.
Adam Pierson: Right and what crock might that be exactly?
Duncan 'Mac: You know, stop fighting, lay down your sword, give peace a chance. Ring a bell?
Adam Pierson: Wow, so he's here is he?
Duncan 'Mac: Who's here?
Adam Pierson: The other Methos.
Duncan 'Mac: What?
Adam Pierson: I never actually have met the guy, but I heard rumors. He wonders around the place, spreading his message to other Immortals.
Duncan 'Mac: Using your name.
Adam Pierson: It's not like it's got a patent or anything.
Duncan 'Mac: Sounds like the guy started a franchise or something. What about this line about peace and love. What's that all about?
Adam Pierson: Well it's just exactly what he says it is.
Duncan 'Mac: Turning the other cheek only gets you slapped harder.
Adam Pierson: But it's got a nice ring to it. No more fighting, no more killing. Peace and harmony, don't tell me you never fantasized about that. Some young suckers always going to fall for it.
Duncan 'Mac: Richie has.
Adam Pierson: Viola
Duncan 'Mac: He thinks the guy is some kind of prophet.
Adam Pierson: Who's to say he isn't?
Duncan 'Mac: You are... this guy's a fraud.
Adam Pierson: Look, there are enough people out there who want my heard for who I am now I say if he wants to play Methos, let him.

Duncan 'Mac: Even if it gets him killed?
Adam Pierson: Yeah... immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Look at these boots, put them to craftmanship. I only put a 1,000 miles on it.
Duncan 'Mac: You're going to convince Richie that this guy's a fake.
Adam Pierson: What makes you think he'll believe me?
Duncan 'Mac: Because... you are going to be sincere.
Adam Pierson: I left Katmandu for this.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [Richie, Duncan MacLeod, Methos, and Joe Dawson at Joe's bar] I mean, this is got to be some kind of joke. Joe, help me out here, I mean 5000 years of wisdom, him?
Joe Dawson: Well... I don't know about the wisdom, but uh, 5000 that's about right.
Duncan 'Mac: I know it's little hard to believe, but what you see is what you get, this is the real Methos.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You guys don't understand what I am saying, it's not the name that I care about, I mean this Methos, that Methos, it's the message I believe in.
Duncan 'Mac: Richie, the message is wrong and it's going to get you killed. You just met this guy. What he's saying goes totally against everything we know. Why would you want to believe him?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Because he offered me his life... now why would he do that?
Duncan 'Mac: Because he's afraid to fight you.
Adam Pierson: Or because he knew you wouldn't take it.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh yeah, right.
Adam Pierson: [Methos being sarcastic] There's one born every minute.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Okay, fine, whatever. I mean I am talking about peace here fellas. I am talking about a chance to end the killing forever... and you know something, of all people, I thought you would understand.
Joe Dawson: [Richie walks away disappointed] He's young all right, young people, they make mistakes.
Adam Pierson: [Methos responds humorously to Joe Dawson's comment] Yeah, look at Disco.
Duncan 'Mac: I got to get going, got someone to find.
Joe Dawson: I going to go on check on this... this other Methos guy. Maybe I'll turn something up.
Adam Pierson: Maybe I'll go buy some socks.

"Highlander: Band of Brothers (#1.13)" (1993)
[Duncan is fighting in the Battle of Waterloo]
Darius: You shouldn't be taking part in this tragedy.
Duncan 'Mac: I was raised a warrior. I choose battles I believe to be just.
[looking out at the dead soldiers laying on the ground]
Darius: Oh, I'm sure you're quite loyal to your convictions and compatriots, but I wonder what these men think about that, about convictions and compatriotism now.

Duncan Macleod: Need a ride?
Randi MacFarland: Wherever you're going.
Duncan Macleod: Excuse me?
Randi MacFarland: I mean, all I have to do is stick with you, you'll lead me to a breaking news story.
Duncan Macleod: I'm just lucky that way.
Randi MacFarland: Come on, Macleod. If the FBI and the CIA were half as good as the outfit you work for, I'd sleep better at night.

Duncan MacLeod: Well, how goes the battle?
Darius: Why does that matter to you? Napoleon may lose a campaign, Wellington may win a great victory, but if they really won or lost their reputation, these men have been robbed of their most precious possession forever. You shouldn't be taking part in this tragedy.
Duncan MacLeod: I was raised a warrior. I choose battles I believe to be just.
Darius: Oh, I'm sure. You're quite loyal to your convictions and compatriots, but I wonder what these men think about that, about convictions and compatriotism now.

"Highlander: The Return of Amanda (#2.7)" (1993)
Duncan 'Mac: There's only enough room for two.
Amanda Darieux: McLeod, please! They're going to kill me!
Duncan 'Mac: Can you fly this thing?
Amanda Darieux: Yeah, you kidding?
Duncan 'Mac: Just make sure he gets to England in one piece!
Amanda Darieux: What about you?
Duncan 'Mac: I'll manage. Just get out of here!
Amanda Darieux: I'll never forget this.
Duncan 'Mac: [kisses her] Yes, you will.

Duncan 'Mac: Why can't I just smile? I mean, I'm happy, we're safe for now, and I just made love to the most devious, scheming, deceitful, beautiful woman in history.

Amanda Darieux: Are you sure, absolutely sure that you don't want to play house for 70 or 80 years?
Duncan 'Mac: You're impossible!
Amanda Darieux: Not for you ...
Duncan 'Mac: Amanda, like I said, it's not the right time.
Amanda Darieux: I know, I know, but it was just one more shot. Oh, well, we'll always have Paris.
Duncan 'Mac: And London and Rome and Tulsa ...

"Highlander: Money No Object (#5.7)" (1996)
Duncan MacLeod: [after being blown up by Cory's bomb, Cory offers to help Duncan up] Don't touch me!
Cory Raines: [laughing] Oh come on! Macky boy!
Duncan MacLeod: And don't call me Macky boy!
Cory Raines: Oh sure... you're not mad, are you?
Duncan MacLeod: [sarcastic] Oh no, why let a little thing like being
Duncan MacLeod: blown up come between us, huh?

Cory Raines: [after Duncan gets caught in a bomb Cory set] Hey, Macky Boy.
Duncan MacLeod: And DON'T call me Macky Boy.
Cory Raines: Oh sure, no problem... so no hard feelings?
Duncan MacLeod: Oh no, why let a little thing like being BLOWN UP come between us, huh?

Duncan MacLeod: He robbed that armored car!
Amanda Darieux: So? He saw it first.

"Highlander: Judgment Day (#4.21)" (1996)
Duncan 'Mac: [seeing the room Joe's being kept in] Ew, did it come like this or did they do it especially for you?

Duncan 'Mac: I'm not your enemy.
[imitating Jack Shapiro]
Duncan 'Mac: Your presence only proves how dangerous it is for Immortals to know we exist.

"Highlander: The Road Not Taken (#1.3)" (1992)
Kiem Sun: I needed time alone.
Duncan MacLeod: Well, you've had 100 years since we last saw each other.
Kiem Sun: And I have used them well. Nature is like a woman, MacLeod. If she is wise, she does not give up her mysteries quickly. Imagine, if Galileo or da Vinci had been of our kind, what wonders they could have coaxed from her.

Tessa Noel: I'll only be gone for a few days. You'll be fine without me.
Duncan MacLeod: Yeah well, I already have my little black book out.
Tessa Noel: I've seen it. It's 300 years out of date.

"Highlander: Saving Grace (#1.17)" (1993)
Darius: Pride doth goest before the fall, and victory to those who hold the high ground. To some war is just a game of inches.
Duncan 'Mac: So why make a game out of it?
Darius: To deny what I was is to deny what I am.

Darius: Well, war in the abstract is a great intellectual puzzle, but in reality, it's all blood and tears.
Duncan MacLeod: Then, why make it into a game?
Darius: To deny what I was is to deny what I am.

"Highlander: Innocent Man (#1.4)" (1992)
Duncan 'Mac: For thousands of years Immortals have fought and Watchers have observed. One day, there will only be one of us left. And some day maybe none at all. Somebody has to record that we've lived. Somebody has to record the history we've seen and the lessons we've learned.

Duncan 'Mac: Did you finish those invoices?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Not yet...
Duncan 'Mac: What've you been doing?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I've been busy.
Duncan 'Mac: [mockingly] You've been busy?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [returns mock] Yeah, I've been busy.
Duncan 'Mac: You know what I think? I think you've got too much time on your hands, I think you need to spend a little time in jail.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Jail? Whoa whoa whoa! What for? For assault with a paper airplane? For littering in your office?

"Highlander: The Colonel (#4.7)" (1995)
Duncan 'Mac: Are you enjoying this?
Amanda Darieux: What? A girl's got to have friends of her own.
Duncan 'Mac: Same hair, same clothes. Don't you find it a little odd being cloned?
Amanda Darieux: You know, I can't help it that the girl has excellent taste, as long as she doesn't have my man.
Duncan 'Mac: One of you is all I could handle.
Amanda Darieux: I gotta get ready, so you'll have to handle me later.
Duncan 'Mac: I can't wait.

Duncan 'Mac: How did you find me?
Amanda Darieux: I had help from a friend.
Joe Dawson: Hello, Mac.
Duncan 'Mac: I thought we agreed to stay out of each other's way.
Joe Dawson: We can always throw you back if you want.

"Highlander: An Eye for an Eye (#2.5)" (1993)
Duncan 'Mac: You'll be fine.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: That's very reassuring, Mac, but it still hurts.
Duncan 'Mac: You got lucky this time, Richie.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You call this lucky?
Duncan 'Mac: You still have your head.

Annie Devlin: Why don't you stay? It will be a beautiful war.
Duncan 'Mac: War is never beautiful, Annie.

"Highlander: Comes a Horseman (#5.12)" (1997)
Duncan MacLeod: Did you really kill all those people?
Methos: Yes, is that what you to hear? Killing was all I knew, is *that* what you want to hear?
Duncan MacLeod: It's enough
Methos: No, it is not enough. I killed, but I didn't just kill fifty, I didn't just kill a hundred. I killed thousand. I killed ten thousand. And I was good at it. And it wasn't for vengeance. It wasn't for greed. It was because I liked it. Cassandra was nothing, her village was nothing. Do you know who I was? *Death*! Death. Death on horse! When mothers warned their children that the monster would get them, that monster was me. I was the nightmare that kept them awake at night. Is that was you want to hear? Than the answer... is yes. Oh, yes.

Kronos: I like it fine right here. Saloons, women, whiskey. No, I'll think we'll stay put.
Duncan MacLeod: Either way, Koren, on your feet or on your back.
Kronos: I think you came a long way to die.

"Highlander: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (#5.18)" (1997)
Steven Keane: [about Methos, who killed him in a duell] What happend to your friend?
Duncan MacLeod: It's Tuesday. Doesn't takes heads on Tuesdays.

Duncan MacLeod: [Duncan MacLeod senses the presence of another Immortal while waking in the gardens]
Adam Pierson: So, nice day for it.
[Duncan sighs. Methos goes on, ignoring him]
Adam Pierson: Yeah, not too cold, ground's nice and dry.
Duncan MacLeod: Amanda's got a big mouth.
Adam Pierson: She's worried about you.
Duncan MacLeod: Yeah, and you?
Adam Pierson: [Looking at his shoes] Oh, me, no. Just scholarly interest. I just came by to watch the perfect immortal die.
Duncan MacLeod: I'm not.
Adam Pierson: Not what? Not the perfect immortal or not going to die?
Duncan MacLeod: Go Away.
[Duncan walks off, but Methos goes right along with him]
Adam Pierson: We're none of us perfect, MacLeod. Not you, not me, not even Darius. I'm sure not your friend Steven Keane.
Duncan MacLeod: You should write fortune cookies.
Adam Pierson: Yeah, well, maybe I should.
[Methos speeds up and jumps in front of Duncan, forcing him to stop]
Adam Pierson: Just so long as I am not writing your epitaph.
[Duncan doesn't say anything]
Adam Pierson: What Keane hates you for, happened. Nothing you do is going to change that. You accept it, MacLeod. It's part of who you are.
Duncan MacLeod: Are we talking about me now?
Adam Pierson: Yes. Do you remember what happened after Culloden?
Duncan MacLeod: [Duncan looks away, then back] Yeah. I went after innocent men and slaughtered them.
Adam Pierson: No, that's how Keane tells it. I want to know how you remember it. Because they weren't innocent, were they? There were murderers. They were the English bastards who had destroyed your people, and they deserved to die, all of them.
Duncan MacLeod: You sure all of them did?
Adam Pierson: You were. You wanted to kill, you killed them.
[Methos getting a little angry]
Adam Pierson: You know, Keane is just like you. He wants to divide the world up into good and bad. Well it's not that simple. We are all both. Good and evil. We have rage and compassion. We have love and hate. Murder and forgiveness.
[Duncan looks away, almost like he's bored]
Adam Pierson: Why don't you try forgiving yourself, for once?
Duncan MacLeod: Why don't you try minding your own business. For once. Tell Amanda to do the same.
Adam Pierson: [Methos smirks and steps aside, gesturing along the path] She can't say I didn't try.
[Duncan walks past, Methos watching him go. Duncan backs away a few steps, not turning his back, but finally turns to go. As soon as he does turn his back, Methos pulls out a gun and shoots him]
Adam Pierson: You are such a pain in the ass.

"Highlander: Not to Be (#6.13)" (1998)
[about his friends being afraid that they would lose him]
Duncan 'Mac: Never. Never again.

[Last lines of the series]
Duncan 'Mac: You know, I don't know who or what you are Methos, and I know you don't want to hear this, but you did teach me something. You taught me that Life's about change, about learning to accept who you are, good or bad. And I thank you for that.
Joe Dawson: I can't imagine my life without you Mac. Fact is, I don't want to.
[to Amanda]
Duncan 'Mac: I love you. I do.
Amanda Darieux: Really?
Duncan 'Mac: Yeah. You make my heart glad. You always have.

"Highlander: Through a Glass Darkly (#4.18)" (1996)
Duncan 'Mac: The Navajo have a saying, "The spirit lives as long as someone who lives remembers you."
Adam Pierson: Aren't you a little young to be so smart?

Duncan 'Mac: I'm with Charlie to the death! But I see what I see.

"Highlander: Methos (#3.16)" (1995)
Duncan Macleod: I just didn't think you existed.
Methos: Well, it's good to be a myth.
Duncan Macleod: Yeah, no one hunts for a myth. Or a Watcher.
Methos: What better place to hide? I'm in charge of finding myself and I make sure it never happens. Even got a few entries on you in my journal.
Duncan Macleod: You keep a diary?
Methos: I've been keeping it almost since writing began.
Duncan Macleod: That would make a hell of a read.
Methos: You could say that. How may people have stood on the same stage with Julius Caesar and the Rolling Stones?

Duncan Macleod: When was the last time you faced anyone?
Methos: Ooh, uh. What are we?
[checks his watch]
Methos: Sixth of March. Uhh... two hundred years.
Duncan Macleod: Oh, that's good.
Methos: I may be a bit rusty, but I'm still here.
Duncan Macleod: Well, let's keep it that way.

"Highlander: Blind Faith (#3.13)" (1995)
John Kirin: Look at these misfits, fighting for a lost cause. I like to win. I'd be on the side that wins, it pays a hell of a lot better.
Duncan 'Mac: Is this about money to you?
John Kirin: Don't you get it, MacLeod? It's always about money.

John Kirin: I'm using my Immortality to make this a better world. Why is that so wrong?
Duncan 'Mac: Because everything you say is a lie!
John Kirin: We're beasts when we kill, men when we judge, God when we forgive.
Duncan 'Mac: Maybe God has forgiven you, but I sure haven't.

"Highlander: The Watchers (#2.1)" (1993)
Duncan MacLeod: I'll take two.
Belson: What?
Duncan MacLeod: Aren't you selling something in the case?
Belson: No.
Duncan MacLeod: Oh, funny. I could have sworn that you were. My loss, huh?
Belson: Yeah, no problem.
Duncan MacLeod: No, but you see, there is. See, I promised the little lady some laser surveillance gear - you know, so that she could keep an eye on the kids.

[after opening a case taken from two Watchers and finding the expected laser surveillance gear]
Duncan MacLeod: Ohh! Does this come in pink?
Duncan MacLeod: [to Belson] Who are you? Talk to me!
Joe Dawson: [walking up behind Duncan] You'll know soon enough, Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod.
Duncan MacLeod: So you do know me.
Joe Dawson: We know all about you. Don't look so surprised. I probably know more about you than you know about yourself.

"Highlander: Courage (#3.6)" (1994)
Duncan Macleod: Do you dance?
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Like a giraffe on roller skates.
Duncan Macleod: I doubt that.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Oh, it's true. In high school, when all the other girls were buying prom dresses, I was dissecting frogs for extra credit.
Duncan Macleod: Well, I'm sure that little girl in the emergency room was glad that you did.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: You were watching me? For how long?
Duncan Macleod: Long enough to know that you have a real gift.

Duncan MacLeod: Sometimes you have to let them go.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Mm-hm. They're all so fragile. One nut with a gun, one drug addict behind the wheel and... they're just gone.

"Highlander: Legacy (#2.19)" (1994)
Duncan 'Mac: Be reasonable, Amanda. You were losing.
Amanda Darieux: I don't care. It was my right to avenge Rebecca.
Duncan 'Mac: He was going to take your head.
Duncan 'Mac: You stuck your nose in without being asked. The least you could do is say you're sorry.
Duncan 'Mac: What, for saving your life?
Amanda Darieux: Oh, don't change the subject.

Amanda Darieux: You really don't think these work, do you?
Duncan 'Mac: I don't know, and neither of us will ever find out.

"Highlander: Dramatic License (#5.6)" (1996)
Carolyn Marsh: [Amanda and Carolyn enter as Duncan and Terence are fighting] Are you fighting over me?
Duncan 'Mac: [hiding sword] No.
Terence Coventry: Yes!
[attacking Duncan]
Terence Coventry: You can't have her!
Duncan 'Mac: I don't want her!

Amanda Darieux: Well that does it. Can you believe I maxed out all my credit cards?
Duncan 'Mac: Everything but your library card, eh?

"Highlander: The Valkyrie (#5.11)" (1997)
Duncan 'Mac: [Duncan MacLeod talks about Ingrid Henning's failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler back in 1944] Hitler should have died that day, but we failed. And Ingrid blames herself.
Adam Pierson: Come on, man, you are not buying into that tawdry, guilt-induced little melodrama.
Duncan 'Mac: Oh, I forgot. We're talking to the only guilt-free man in the Western world.
Adam Pierson: No, we're talking about Ingrid. It is the ultimate in arrogance to think that one person can alter the course of history.
Duncan 'Mac: You can't deny that by killing Hitler in '44 thousands of lives would have been saved. Maybe millions.
Adam Pierson: Yeah, and if you'd killed him in '43 like Rommel wanted, maybe Germany would have won the war. History makes men, MacLeod. Men don't make history. I'm talking about the time, 'kay? The "Zeitgeist," to quote the Germans. If it hadn't been the little painter from Austria it would have been someone else. Would have been a - I dunno - a shopkeeper, a garbage man. My point is, it doesn't matter. The times were ripe for a Fuehrer.
Duncan 'Mac: My point is it was Hitler.
Duncan 'Mac: [Duncan point at Joe Dawson and takes a step forward] You're a historian: what do you think?
Joe Dawson: [Joe smiles insouciantly and shakes his head] Uh huh. I'm not getting into the middle of this.
Duncan 'Mac: Coward.
Adam Pierson: Ditto.
Joe Dawson: All right. You want an answer? Who gives a damn?"
[Methos looks as if his point has been proved, but Joe continues]
Joe Dawson: What matters is that it's Mac's friend.
Adam Pierson: Pretty smart... for a kid.
Joe Dawson: What are you going to do?
Duncan 'Mac: In her heart she thinks she's right. And part of me agrees. I don't know how to stop her.
Adam Pierson: Don't you?
Duncan 'Mac: [tight and angry] No. I don't.
[Duncan walks away]
Joe Dawson: You know you really can be an arrogant pain in the ass sometimes.
Adam Pierson: Guilty as charged.

Adam Pierson: [Methos walks over to Duncan MacLeod, seeing Duncan sad after he took Ingrid Henning's head] Are you ok?
Duncan 'Mac: Ingrid asked me something before she died.
Adam Pierson: They usually do.
Duncan 'Mac: She said, what was the difference between her killing them, and me killing her.
Adam Pierson: Good question, right up there with chicken and egg.
Duncan 'Mac: So what are you saying, there is no answer?
Adam Pierson: No there is an answer. But the real question is whether you're ready for it.
Adam Pierson: Stefanovich killed, and Ingrid judged him. Wilkinson killed, and Ingrid judged him. Ingrid killed, and you judged her.
Duncan 'Mac: So who judges me?
Adam Pierson: You hungry?

"Highlander: Testimony (#3.18)" (1995)
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Whatever happens, I want us to be together.
Duncan MacLeod: Your whole life will never be the same.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: My whole life has not been the same since the day I met you! I've tried it with you, I've tried it without you, and I'll take it with you any day.

Dr. Anne Lindsey: I can't believe this. I'm in bed with an older man. A man who actually came over on the Mayflower.
Duncan MacLeod: Impossible. I'd never make it as a Puritan.

"Highlander: Avatar (#6.1)" (1997)
[after cutting his hair in mourning for Richie]
Duncan 'Mac: No more tears.

"Highlander: Mortal Sins (#3.19)" (1995)
Duncan MacLeod: All my life, I've had to come to terms with the fact that I'm not supposed to have children. I've said it and I've believed it. Now this happens and... I feel different. Like maybe there is a chance. Maybe my only chance.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Then what's the problem?
Duncan MacLeod: That the way my life is, someone may come for me and win.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Duncan, I might get hit by a bus tomorrow or, or, or get some kind of strange type of cancer, but I can't live my life that way. Nobody knows what's gonna happen, Duncan. Nobody. Do you want a child?
Duncan MacLeod: Yes.

"Highlander: Double Eagle (#4.5)" (1995)
Duncan 'Mac: What are you doing here?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Amanda found out where you were.
Duncan 'Mac: What do you mean "she found out?"
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I didn't mean to tell her, Mac, but she started talking and doing things to me ... well, I didn't stand a chance.
Duncan 'Mac: You wouldn't be the first.

"Highlander: The Immortal Cimoli (#4.17)" (1996)
Amanda Darieux: It must be difficult having one of those!
Duncan 'Mac: One of what?
Amanda Darieux: A conscience.

"Highlander: Take Back the Night (#3.17)" (1995)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Mac, are you looking for a way to stop her, or a reason not to?
Duncan 'Mac: Either one works for me.

"Highlander: The Zone (#2.6)" (1993)
Charlie DeSalvo: When I was in the Seals, I saw guys with eyes like yours. The lifers. The ones who'd gone to too many battles and never came all the way back.
Duncan 'Mac: Well, I guess that describes me pretty good.
Charlie DeSalvo: It don't begin to describe you and we both know it.
Duncan 'Mac: You're playing psychologist and detective all in one night, Charlie. You're pushing your luck.
Charlie DeSalvo: Maybe. But one day I'm going to find out what you're all about.
Duncan 'Mac: You might be disappointed.
Charlie DeSalvo: I don't think so. You walk pretty close to the edge, McLeod. What are you hiding?
Duncan 'Mac: You don't want to know, Charlie. Some of the people that found out aren't around any more.

"Highlander: The Darkness (#2.4)" (1993)
Duncan 'Mac: Let's get married.
Tessa Noel: What do you mean, married?
Duncan 'Mac: I mean married, as in, married.
Tessa Noel: You mean, as in a proposal? You mean, as in "will you marry me" married?
Duncan 'Mac: Is this better?
[gets down on one knee, singing]
Duncan 'Mac: Will you marry me? Will you marry me?
[Tessa pulls him to stand up]
Duncan 'Mac: You still haven't answered my question.
[to passing strangers]
Duncan 'Mac: Do you think she should marry me? I think she should marry me. Yeah? I think she should marry me. What do you think?
Tessa Noel: All right, all right, all right! Yes! I'll marry you!

"Highlander: The Modern Prometheus (#5.19)" (1997)
Duncan 'Mac: Cut the crap, Mike's dead because of him.
Adam Pierson: No, Mike is dead because of Mike.
Duncan 'Mac: The kid idolized him... maybe he didn't pull the trigger, but he sure as hell put the gun in his hand. To live like me, you have to be like me, come on Methos, Mike couldn't do that, he wasn't Immortal.
Adam Pierson: And that is not Byron's fault.

"Highlander: Glory Days (#5.5)" (1996)
Johnny 'K' Kelly: [Johnny wetting his comb in the baptismal font and combing his hair]
Duncan 'Mac: Didn't anybody ever tell you how to behave in church?
Johnny 'K' Kelly: I never took too good to Sunday School.
Duncan 'Mac: Oh yeah, I forgot, Johnny K, going to be the toughest guy in the neighborhood.
Johnny 'K' Kelly: Oh, not just the neighborhood, MacLeod. Luca found out the hard way. I got three grand for taking him out. Should have seen him, down on his knees, begging, wail like a little baby, crying. I popped him and three of his goofs just for the hell of it.
Duncan 'Mac: You felt nothing.
Johnny 'K' Kelly: You kidding me? I felt great. I felt... I felt like God. I am the master of life and death.
Duncan 'Mac: No no no no, you're a pathetic little punk, Johnny.
Johnny 'K' Kelly: Watch your mouth, MacLeod.
Duncan 'Mac: You know how I know what a big guy you are? I asked your friends, oh no I'm sorry, you don't have any friends do you?
Johnny 'K' Kelly: You know what? I don't need anybody, I don't need friends, I don't need women, and I especially don't need you. All I want is my money.
Duncan 'Mac: Oh no, I left my wallet in my other pocket.
Duncan 'Mac: [Pulls out some change]
Duncan 'Mac: Will this do?
Johnny 'K' Kelly: [Johnny tries to grab the change]
Duncan 'Mac: Not fast enough.
Johnny 'K' Kelly: You're a regular comedian aren't you? Hey funny guy, you know many guys I killed, funny man, funny boy? You know how many?, 249. You don't get it, do you?
Duncan 'Mac: [Duncan grabs Johnny by the throat] No, you don't get it, little man. You don't play by the rules, then we play another game. Okay? Now run along little man.
Duncan 'Mac: [Duncan lets Johnny go]
Johnny 'K' Kelly: [Johnny threatens Duncan] You're a dead man, MacLeod.
Duncan 'Mac: [Duncan being sarcastic] I'm scared.
Johnny 'K' Kelly: [Johnny walks off, threatening Duncan] You're dead. Dead man!

"Highlander: Song of the Executioner (#3.14)" (1995)
Duncan MacLeod: I want you to meet Anne Lindsey. Anne, meet a man who doesn't believe in the 20th century.
Brother Paul: Oh! I believe in it, I just haven't quite arrived yet.
Dr. Anne Lindsey: Oh, there's no hurry. The singing was incredible.
Brother Paul: Oh, well, we try. If it brought some happiness then it wasn't wasted.

"Highlander: Reluctant Heroes (#4.8)" (1995)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Am I missing something here, Mac? If Kinman is such a badass, why don't we just testify and put him away so he can't hurt anybody?
Duncan 'Mac: Richie, I don't want to put him away. I want to bury him.

"Highlander: For Tomorrow We Die (#1.15)" (1993)
Richie Ryan: You ever had it bad for an older woman?
Duncan MacLeod: [laughs] Well, the situation hasn't come up recently.

"Highlander: Unholy Alliance: Part 1 (#2.14)" (1994)
Charlie DeSalvo: You know, I never thanked you.
Duncan 'Mac: Is this a generic thank you or did I do something?

"Highlander: The Samurai (#3.1)" (1994)
Duncan 'Mac: [as Hideo Koto is about to committ Hari Kari] Is there nothing I can do?
Hideo Koto: I have already asked a favor.... Perhaps there is one more thing.
Duncan 'Mac: Anything!
Hideo Koto: My family...
Duncan 'Mac: They will *always* have a protector! Their children will know. And their children's children, that if the Koto's need help, they can come to Duncan MacCloed! This I *promise* you!
Hideo Koto: I thank you.
Duncan 'Mac: I will be honored to be your second.
Hideo Koto: When it is over, the sword is yours.

"Highlander: Reunion (#4.6)" (1995)
Amanda Darieux: Would you think of me as a nurturing person?
Duncan 'Mac: Definitely. Is that it?
Amanda Darieux: No. I want you to be honest, okay?
Duncan 'Mac: How honest?
Amanda Darieux: Honest! I mean, tell me the truth. Don't think about hurting my feelings.
Duncan 'Mac: Okay. Then, no. Nurturing is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of you.
Amanda Darieux: Well, I don't think you know me very well.
Duncan 'Mac: Amanda, you're beautiful, you're smart, you're a lot of fun. Nurturing's in there, it's just not high on the list.

"Highlander: Unholy Alliance: Part 2 (#2.15)" (1994)
Renee Delaney: I thought you said you were Army.
Duncan 'Mac: No, I didn't say anything of the sort.
Renee Delaney: My mistake.
Duncan 'Mac: No, it wasn't. You were fishing again. But it's fun to watch.

"Highlander: Haunted (#5.8)" (1996)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: What about us, Mac? You and me?
Duncan 'Mac: You screwed up, Rich. And it happens to all of us.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh, man. I swear, if I live to be a thousand, I'm still gonna see that guy coming at me again and again. Just wondering if there was something I could have done different.
Duncan 'Mac: I know. And he won't be the last. They all stay with you.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I didn't know you believe in ghosts.
Duncan 'Mac: I believe in the kind you carry with you. Everyone you've loved and everyone you've killed. They never leave you. When you stop feeling and you stop hurting, that's when you're dead inside. And that, my friend, is when I'll worry about you.

"Highlander: Timeless (#4.11)" (1996)
Duncan 'Mac: You don't think I know how you feel. When I first became Immortal, I had the same fears that you have. My life changed in a way I couldn't comprehend. Through years I learned there are so many endless possibilities. I'm not telling you that whatever gift you were given you'll ever get back. Things will never be the same. That's the way it is for us. But there's future on future, lifetime on lifetime out there for you. But only if you learn how to protect yourself.

"Highlander: Under Colour of Authority (#2.12)" (1994)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Are we ever going to have to face each other?
Duncan 'Mac: Maybe.

"Highlander: Homeland (#4.1)" (1995)
Joe Dawson: Look, why don't you stay, MacLeod?
Duncan 'Mac: Naw, too many questions left unanswered. Better just to disappear.
Joe Dawson: Yeah, I guess that's what legends are supposed to do.

"Highlander: Leader of the Pack (#4.4)" (1995)
Duncan MacLeod: [they find Tessa's killer] What do you want me to do, Richie? Do you want me to cut out his heart?
Richie Ryan: Yes I do Mac. You've got to go after him.
Duncan MacLeod: Do I?
Richie Ryan: You gotta do it for Tessa.