La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)
Operations: I always thought I'd regret the things I've done. Instead, I regret the things I didn't do.
Madeline: The pain is bad enough. Don't go poetic on me.
Madeline: Go back inside. Tell your colleagues to do the possible. Then the impossible and then the unthinkable, until he's out of danger. Because when you're finished, Doctor, that room will contain either four living men or four corpses. Do you understand?
Madeline: There's been entirely too much externalizing of emotion lately.
Michael Samuelle: You still believe in free will? In here there's no such thing.
Birkoff: There's no more right or wrong with Michael anymore, Nikita. He's the new Operations. He can do anything.
Madeline: The doctors say you're going to live, that's the bad news. There is no good news.
Madeline: See your beauty? You could learn to shoot, you can learn to fight but there's no weapon as powerful as your femininity.
Madeline: The world outside these walls is an illusion; it's not really there for us. We're ghosts.
Birkoff: He won't put up much of a fight, most of these scientists are pretty lame. I'm an exception.
Rene: You once said a person defines themselves by what they are willing to die for. I will die for a belief and you will die because you have none.
George: Adrian is very dear to me; if I discover any harm has come to her and that Section One has played even a minor role, I will crush you both figuratively and literally.
Walter: What you looking at, Sugar?
Nikita: Just the best part of my day.
Walter: Keep talking like that and I'll forget how old I am.
[Walter, Nikita and O'Brien are leaving the cemetery]
Marco O'Brien: Hey Walter, were you ever in Spec Ops?
Walter: Was in it for six months.
Marco O'Brien: If you were going to stake out this place, where would you be?
Walter: Behind the hedge, six o'clock.
Marco O'Brien: Yeah, that sounds about right.
[turns and shoots into the hedge - an operative falls down dead]
[Birkoff made love to the "fake" Nikita, and is talking to the real Nikita]
Birkoff: Uh, Nikita? Did I make a complete idiot out of myself?
Nikita: No, I don't think so. From what I saw you looked pretty delicious.
Walter: (To Birkoff) Don't talk to me like that! I've been studying these things since before you were in short pants, and that wasn't long ago.
Birkoff: I can't go out there knowing I'm going to die.
[Nikita pulls out her gun, and points it at Birkoff's forehead]
Nikita: Boom. You just did.
Birkoff: [crying] I'm just so scared.
Nikita: Birkoff, you've got it backwards. It's not death you have to be afraid of, that's the easy part. It's life that you have to worry about.
Walter: Fear of failure is the only thing that keeps us alive in this place.
Michael: When I was in there and things started to get bad I thought I was gonna break, but I didn't. I thought of you. You're the only one of us who still has a soul. I'm so sorry, Nikita. We'll never leave this place alive. I don't know what love is anymore... but the only part of me that's not dead is you.
Madeline: Shades of grey. There's no such thing as the enemy anymore.