Peter Parker: [voiceover] Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man.
Mary Jane: Has he mentioned me?
Peter Parker: Yeah.
Mary Jane: What'd he say?
Peter Parker: Uh... I said... he asked me what I thought about you.
Mary Jane: And what did you say?
Peter Parker: I said... uh... Spider-Man, I said uh... The great thing about MJ is... when you look in her eyes and she's looking back in yours... everything... feels... not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited and at the same time, terrified. The truth is... you don't know what you feel except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable and you weren't ready for it."
Mary Jane: You said that?
Peter Parker: Well, something like that.
Peter Parker: [Harry walks in while they're holding hands] Hi...
Uncle Ben: Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility.
Green Goblin: [lands in front of Spider-Man on a rooftop] Wake up little spider, no you're not dead, not yet, You're an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different.
Spider-Man: I'm not like you. You're a murderer.
Green Goblin: Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?
Spider-Man: Because it's right.
Green Goblin: [slaps Spider-Man on the head] Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional.
[leans in and grabs Spider-Man's neck]
Green Goblin: I could squash you like a bug right now, but I'm offering you a choice. Join me! Imagine what we could accomplish together... what we could create. Or we could destroy! Cause the deaths of countless innocents in selfish battle again and again and again until we're both dead! Is that what you want?
[jumps on the glider]
Green Goblin: Think about it, hero!
[trying to learn how to shoot a web]
Spider-Man: Go web! Fly! Up, up, and away web! Shazaam! Go! Go! Go web go! Tally ho.
Peter Parker: [voiceover] Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
Green Goblin: [the Green Goblin has just pummeled Spider-Man] Misery, Misery, Misery, that's what you've chosen. I offered you friendship and you spat in my face.
[Green Goblin continues to beat Spider-Man]
Green Goblin: You've spun your last web, Spider-Man. If you had not been so selfish, your little girlfriend's death would have been quick and painless, but now that you've really pissed me off, I'm gonna finish her nice and slow. MJ and I, we're gonna have a hell of a time!
Green Goblin: [Green Goblin lunges forward, but Spider-Man blocks and pushes him into a brick wall] Peter, Peter, stop, it's me!
Spider-Man: [Green Goblin takes off his mask, revealing Norman Osborn] Mr. Osborn...
Green Goblin: Oh, Peter, thank God for you...
Spider-Man: You killed those people on that balcony!
Norman Osborn: The Goblin did it, I had nothing to do with it! Please, don't let him take me again! I beg of you, protect me!
Spider-Man: You tried to kill Aunt May! You tried to kill Mary Jane!
Norman Osborn: But not you? I tried to stop it, I couldn't stop it.
[Norman pushes a button on his suit and the glider rises]
Norman Osborn: If anything happened to me, I knew it was you who would save me and so you have, Peter thank god for you
Norman Osborn: [Norman rises up] Give me your hand, I've been like a father to you. Be a son to me now.
Spider-Man: I had a father, his name was Ben Parker.
Green Goblin: Godspeed, Spider-Man
Norman Osborn: [Warned by spider-sense, Spider-Man black flips over the oncoming glider] Oh!
[the glider impales Norman]
Norman Osborn: Peter, don't tell Harry.
Peter Parker: Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.
Aunt May: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us...
[the Green Goblin bursts through the window]
Aunt May: [screams] DELIVER US!
Green Goblin: [laughing maniacally] Finish it. FINISH IT!
Aunt May: FROM EVIL!
Peter Parker: I want you to know, that I will always be there for you; I will always be there to take care of you. I promise you that. I will always be your friend.
Mary Jane: Only a friend, Peter Parker?
Peter Parker: That's all I have to give...
Green Goblin: The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the Goblin and took the spider out.
[in Aunt May's hospital room]
Peter Parker: [relating to M.J. what he supposedly said to Spider-man] I said, um, Spider-man, I said, uh, the great thing about M.J. is when you look in her eyes, and she's looking back in yours, everything feels not quite normal, because you feel stronger, and weaker at the same time. You feel excited, and at the same time, terrified. The truth is you don't know what you feel, except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable, and you weren't ready for it.
Mary Jane: You said that?
Peter Parker: Oh, something like that...
[talking about Uncle Ben]
Peter Parker: I can't help thinking about... the last thing I said to him. He tried to tell me something important, and I threw it in his face.
Aunt May: You loved him. And he loved you. He never doubted the man you'd grow into; how you were meant for great things. You won't disappoint him.
Peter Parker: Can I do anything for you?
Aunt May: You do too much - college, a job, all this time with me... You're not Superman, you know.
Hoffman: Mr. Jameson they are very important clients, they can't wait.
J. Jonah Jameson: They're about to.
Wrestling Promoter: [after Peter lets an armed man escape with a bag full of cash] You coulda taken that guy apart! Now he's gonna get away with *my* money!
Peter Parker: I missed the part where that's my problem.
Mary Jane: What do you see coming for you?
Peter Parker: I don't know. Whatever it is, it's something I never felt before.
Mary Jane: And... what for me?
Peter Parker: For you? You're gonna light up Broadway.
Bonesaw McGraw: Hey freak show! You're going nowhere. I got you for three minutes. Three minutes of PLAYTIME!
Flash Thompson: Think you're pretty funny, don't you, freak?
Mary Jane: Flash, it was just an accident!
Flash Thompson: My fist breaking your teeth, that's the accident.
Mary Jane: C'mon, Flash, stop!
Peter Parker: I don't want to fight you, Flash.
Flash Thompson: I wouldn't want to fight me, neither.
Green Goblin: M.J. and I, we're gonna have a hell of a time.
[in Aunt May's hospital room]
Aunt May: Go home dear, you look awful.
Peter Parker: And you look beautiful...
[as Flash Thompson tries to beat up Peter Parker in school]
Mary Jane: Help him, Harry!
[one of Flash's buddies tries to tackle Peter from behind, Peter senses it and jumps, flipping over backward and landing on his feet]
Harry Osborn: Which one?
Mary Jane: I wanna... act. On stage.
Peter Parker: Really? Well that's perfect. You were awesome in all the school plays.
Mary Jane: Really?
Peter Parker: Yeah. I cried like a baby when you played Cinderella.
Mary Jane: Peter, that was first grade.
Peter Parker: Well, even so...
Green Goblin: Spider-Man is all but invincible; but Parker, we can destroy him.
Norman Osborn: I can't.
Green Goblin: Betrayal must not be countenanced. Parker must be educated.
Norman Osborn: What do I do?
Green Goblin: Instruct him in the matters of loss and pain. Make him suffer, make him wish he were dead.
Norman Osborn: Yes?
Green Goblin: And then grant his wish.
Norman Osborn: But how?
Green Goblin: The cunning warrior attacks neither body nor mind.
Norman Osborn: TELL ME HOW!
Green Goblin: The HEART Osborn! First, we attack his heart!
Mary Jane: You're amazing.
Spider-Man: Some people don't think so...
Mary Jane: But you are.
Spider-Man: Nice to have a fan...
[as New Yorkers battle the Green Goblin, who's attacking Spider-Man]
New Yorker on Bridge: Leave Spider-Man alone! You're gonna pick on a guy trying to save a bunch of kids?
New Yorker on Bridge: Yeah, I got something for your ass! You mess with Spidey, you mess with New York!
New Yorker on Bridge: You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.
Green Goblin: The one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail.
J. Jonah Jameson: [about Peter's pictures of Spider-Man] They're crap. Crap, crap, megacrap. I'll give you two hundred bucks for all of 'em.
Cop at Fire: [at a burning building, a cop approaches Spider-Man] Hold it right here, you're under arrest! I'm taking you in!
Young Lady at Fire: [a scream is heard in the building] There's somebody still up there!
Spider-Man: I'm going.
Cop at Fire: I'll be here when you get back.
Spider-Man: Not coming back, chief.
[Norman hears the Green Goblin cackling]
Norman Osborn: Is somebody there?
Green Goblin: [mocking] Somebody?
Norman Osborn: Who are you?
Green Goblin: Don't play the innocent with ME - you've known all along!
Norman Osborn: Where are you?
Green Goblin: Follow the cold shiver running down your spine...
[Norman wildly searches among his collection of masks for the source of the voice]
Green Goblin: [impatiently] I'm right HERE!
[Norman turns and confronts his reflection in a mirror]
Norman Osborn: I, I don't understand...
Green Goblin: Did you think it was coincidence - so many good things happening for you, all for you, Norman?
[He drains Norman's glass and hurls it away]
Norman Osborn: What do you want?
Green Goblin: To say what you won't, to do what you can't - to *remove* those in your way...
[He holds up a newspaper which Norman examines. The main headlines state the murder of the Oscorp Board of Governors at the hands of the Green Goblin]
Norman Osborn: The Board Members - you killed them!
Green Goblin: WE killed them!
Norman Osborn: We?
Green Goblin: Remember? Your little "accident" in the laboratory...?
Norman Osborn: The performance enhancers...
Green Goblin: Bingo. Me! Your greatest creation. Bringing you what you've always wanted: power beyond your wildest dreams and its only the beginning. There is only one who could stop us - or imagine if he joined us...
[as Norman watches in fear, the Goblin bares his teeth in an utterly manic grin... ]
Green Goblin: Spider-Man. This is why only fools are heroes - because you never know when some lunatic will come along with a sadistic choice. Let die the woman you love... or suffer the little children? Make your choice, Spider-Man, and see how a hero is rewarded!
Spider-Man: Don't do it Goblin!
Green Goblin: We are who we choose to be... now, *choose*!
Uncle Ben: I don't mean to lecture and I don't mean to preach. And I know I'm not your father...
Peter Parker: Then stop pretending to be!
Peter Parker: Some spiders change colors to blend into their environment. It's a defense mechanism.
Harry Osborn: Peter, what possibly makes you think I would want to know that?
Peter Parker: Who wouldn't?
Peter Parker: Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander.
J. Jonah Jameson: It is not. I resent that. Slander is spoken. In print, it's libel.
[On the morning after Peter gets bitten]
Aunt May: Feeling better this morning? Any change?
Peter Parker: Change? Yep. BIG change.
Peter Parker: [from trailer] Who am I? Are you sure you want to know? If someone told you I was just your average ordinary guy without a care in the world, somebody lied. Truth is it wasn't always like this. There was a time when life was a lot less complicated.
J. Jonah Jameson: If we can get a picture of Julia Roberts in a thong, we can certainly get a picture of this weirdo.
Spider-Man: You have a knack for getting in trouble.
Mary Jane: You have a knack for saving my life. I think I have a superhero stalker.
Spider-Man: I was in the neighborhood...
[after Mary Jane's audition]
Mary Jane: So you just came by?
Peter Parker: I was in the neighborhood...
Norman Osborn: [at Peter's graduation] I know this has been a difficult time for you, but I want you to try to enjoy this day. Commencement: the end of one thing, the start of something new.
Green Goblin: Back to formula!
[he hurls Doctor Strong through glass and leaps after him, baring his teeth]
Green Goblin: [hurling a pumpkin bomb at the Oscorp Board of Governors] OUT, AM I?
[He quickly sends his glider over to Mary Jane]
Green Goblin: Hello, my dear!
[Spider-Man takes Norman Osborn's body to his home and places him on his bed. Unfortunately, Harry discovers him... ]
Harry Osborn: What have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
[He grabs a gun from a drawer, but finds Spider-Man gone... ]
Mary Jane: Who are you?
Spider-Man: You know who I am.
Mary Jane: I do?
Spider-Man: Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
[in Aunt May's hospital room, talking about Mary Jane]
Peter Parker: Well, Harry's in love with her. She's still his girl.
Aunt May: Isn't that up to her?
Peter Parker: She doesn't really know who I am.
Aunt May: Because you won't let her. You're so mysterious all the time. Tell me, would it be so dangerous to let Mary Jane know how much you care? Everybody else KNOWS...
Maximilian Fargas: Norman, the board is unanimous. We're announcing the sale after the World Unity Festival. I'm sorry.
Henry Balkan: You're out, Norman.
Norman Osborn: Am I?
Mary Jane: He's saved my life twice and I've never even seen his face.
Peter Parker: A hundred bucks? The ad said three thousand.
Wrestling Promoter: Well, check it again, web head. The ad said three grand, for three minutes, and you pinned him in two. For that I give you a hundred, and you're lucky to get that.
Peter Parker: I need that money.
Wrestling Promoter: I missed the part where that's my problem.
Mary Jane: [looking at spiders] Disgusting!
Harry Osborn: Yeah, I hate the little things.
Mary Jane: I love 'em.
Harry Osborn: Oh yeah, me too.
Ring Announcer: What's your name kid?
Peter Parker: The Human Spider.
Ring Announcer: The Human Spider? That's it? That's the best you've got?
Peter Parker: Yeah.
Ring Announcer: Oh that sucks.
[Peter is going to take a picture of Mary Jane]
Mary Jane: Don't make me look ugly.
Peter Parker: That's impossible.
Norman Osborn: They're all beautiful, until they're snarling after your trust fund like a pack of ravening wolves.
Uncle Ben: [changing a light bulb] And the Lord said, "Let there be light." And voilà! There is light. Forty soft, glowing watts of it.
Aunt May: Good boy. God will be thrilled, just don't fall on your ass.
J. Jonah Jameson: He doesn't want to be famous? Then I'll make him infamous.
Green Goblin: Had you not been so selfish, your little girlfriend's death would have been quick and painless, but now that you've really pissed me off, I'm gonna finish her nice and slow.
Norman Osborn: I've been like a father to you, be a son to me now.
Peter Parker: I have a father, his name was Ben Parker.
[upon inspecting Peter Parker's bedroom]
Norman Osborn: A bit of a slob, isn't he?
Aunt May: All brilliant men are.
Mary Jane: Thanks for sticking up for me, Harry.
Harry Osborn: You heard?
Mary Jane: Everyone heard that creep.
Harry Osborn: That creep is my father, all right! If I'm lucky, I'll become half of what he is. So just keep your mouth shut about stuff you don't understand!
Subway Guitarist: Dresses like a spider, he looks like a bug, we should all just give him one big hug...
Miss Brant: Welcome to the Daily Bugle.
Peter Parker: Thanks. I'm Peter Parker. I'm a photographer.
Miss Brant: Yes, I can see that.
Harry Osborn: [Flash and his gang are hassling Peter] Leave him alone.
Flash's Crony: Or what?
Flash Thompson: Or his father will fire your father!
Flash Thompson: What's daddy gonna do, sue me?
Teacher: What is going on? The next person who talks will fail this course, I kid you not.
[Harry arrives at his home, but hears a strange cackling laugh]
Harry Osborn: Hello?
[Harry slowly walks up the stairs and rounds a corner]
Harry Osborn: Dad!
Norman Osborn: [rather befuddled] Oh, hello, Harry...
[Harry turns to leave]
Norman Osborn: Harry... I just wanted to say how sorry I am that I haven't been much of a father to you.
Harry Osborn: It's okay. You're a busy man.
Norman Osborn: That's no excuse.
[he takes a slightly surprised and confused Harry in his arms and holds him for one long, precious moment]
Norman Osborn: Take care of yourself, son. Don't make the same mistake I did.
[talking about the web-crawler]
Surly Truck Driver: He stinks and I don't like him.
Peter Parker: Hey, it's me again!
Mary Jane: Hey!
Peter Parker: How was your audition?
Mary Jane: How'd you know?
Peter Parker: The hotline. Your mom, told my aunt, told me.
Mary Jane: So you just came by?
Peter Parker: I was in the neighborhood, needed to see a friendly face. I took three buses and a cab to *get* in the neighborhood, but... So how'd it go?
Mary Jane: [wryly] Oh. They said I needed acting lessons. A *soap opera* told me I needed acting lessons.
Peter Parker: Lemme buy you a cheeseburger. The sky's the limit, up to seven dollars... and eighty-four cents.
Mary Jane: [laughs] I'd like a cheeseburger. Oh, but I'm going out to dinner with Harry.
Mary Jane: Come with us.
Peter Parker: No thanks. How's it going with...
[Mary Jane looks down]
Peter Parker: Never mind, it's none of my business.
Mary Jane: It's not? Why so interested?
Peter Parker: I'm not.
Mary Jane: You're not?
Peter Parker: Well... Why would I be?
Mary Jane: [playfully] I dunno. Why would you be?
Peter Parker: [smiles, not knowing what to say] I dunno.
Mary Jane: Sorry you won't come with us. I better run, Tiger.
Norman Osborn: What do you want?
Green Goblin: To say what you won't, to do what you can't, to remove those in your way.
[the Goblin crashes through the Daily Bugle office]
Green Goblin: [grabbing Jameson by the throat] Jameson you slime! Who's the photographer who takes pictures of Spider-Man?
J. Jonah Jameson: I don't know who he is! His stuff comes in the mail!
Green Goblin: YOU'RE LYING!
J. Jonah Jameson: I swear!
Green Goblin: He's the one who can take me to him!
J. Jonah Jameson: I don't know who he is!
Green Goblin: [preparing to punch Jameson] You are useless you...!
Spider-Man: [appears upside-down outside the window] Settle down, tough guy.
Green Goblin: [drops Jameson and turns around on the glider] Speak of the Devil!
Harry Osborn: One day Spider-Man will pay. I swear on my father's grave Spider-Man will pay.
[talking about Spider-Man]
Punk Rock Girl: Guy with eight hands. Sounds hot.
Peter Parker: No matter what I do, no matter how hard I try, the ones I love will always be the ones who pay.
Norman Osborn: I am going to rectify certain inequities.
J. Jonah Jameson: Who is Spider-Man? He's a criminal that's who he is! A vigilante! A public menace! What's he doing on MY front page?
Uncle Ben: This guy, Flash Thompson, he probably deserved what happened. But just because you can beat him up doesn't give you the right to. Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility.
Green Goblin: [to Spider-Man] You and I are not so different.
Spider-Man: I'm not like you. You're a murderer.
Green Goblin: Well... to each his own.
Uncle Ben: Peter, look. You're changing. I know. I went through exactly the same thing at your age.
Peter Parker: No. Not exactly.
Peter Parker: You know Harry... doesn't live on a little place I like to call Earth.
[to J. Jonah Jameson]
Spider-Man: Hey, kiddo. Let Mom and Dad talk for a minute, will ya?
Bonesaw McGraw: What're ya doin' up there?
Spider-Man: Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?
J. Jonah Jameson: No jobs! Freelance! Best thing in the world for a kid your age. You bring me some more pictures of that newspaper-selling clown, maybe I'll take 'em off your hands. But I never said you have a job. *Meat*. I'll send you a nice box of Christmas meat. It's the best I can do - get out of here.
J. Jonah Jameson: Hoffman, run down to the patent office, copyright the name "Green Goblin." I want a quarter every time someone says it.
Hoffman: How about "Green Meanie"?
[returning for Thanksgiving dinner]
Peter Parker: Sorry I'm late, it's a jungle out there; I had to beat an old lady with a stick to get these cranberries.
Norman Osborn: A word to the "not-so-wise" about your little girlfriend. Do what you need to with her, then broom her fast.
Spider-Man: [referring to the Green Goblin] Whatever it is, somebody has to stop it...
Peter Parker: How was your audition?
Mary Jane: How did you know?
Peter Parker: Hotline... your mom, told my aunt, told me...
Peter Parker: Let me buy you a cheese-burger - sky's the limit, up to seven dollars and eighty-four cents.
Norman Osborn: Forty thousand years of evolution and we've barely even tapped the vastness of human potential.
Aunt May: You know, you were about six years old when Mary Jane's family moved in next door. And when she got out of the car, and you saw her for the first time, you grabbed me and you said, "Aunt May, Aunt May, is that an angel?"
Peter Parker: Gee, did I really say that?
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson: We sold out four printings.
J. Jonah Jameson: Sold out?
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson: Every copy.
J. Jonah Jameson: Tomorrow morning, Spider-man page one, with a decent picture this time...
Peter Parker: I can't... tell you... everything; I mean, there's so much to tell...
[In the burning building]
Green Goblin: You're pathetically predictable, like a moth to the flame. What about my generous proposal? Are you in or are you out?
Spider-Man: It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind.
Green Goblin: Wrong answer.
Peter Parker: Mr. Osborn!
Norman Osborn: Peter! Thank God for you!
Peter Parker: You killed those people on that balcony.
Norman Osborn: The Goblin killed them! I had nothing to do with it!
Peter Parker: You tried to kill Aunt May. You tried to kill Mary Jane.
Norman Osborn: But not you.
[as Peter Parker confronts the carjacker who just murdered Uncle Ben]
Carjacker: Don't hurt me, just give me a chance, just give me a chance...
Peter Parker: What about my uncle? Did you give *him* a chance?
Peter Parker: Did you? Answer me!
Mary Jane: They said I need acting lessons. Can you believe that? A soap opera told me I need acting lessons.
Green Goblin: I offered you friendship, and you spat in my face.
Norman Osborn: [to Peter] Harry tells me you're quite the science whiz. You know, I'm something of a scientist myself.
Peter Parker: [talking to M.J] I was in the neighborhood. I needed to see a friendly face. I took two buses and a cab to get in the neighborhood, but...
Aunt May: [Peter breaks a lamp in his room trying to practice his web shots]
Aunt May: Peter?
[Peter opens door barely to hide webs in his room]
Aunt May: What's - what's going on in there?
Peter Parker: I'm excercising. I'm not dressed Aunt May.
Aunt May: Well... you're acting so strangely Peter...
Peter Parker: Ok... thanks.
J. Jonah Jameson: [describing a headline] "Spider-Man, Hero or Menace? Exclusive Daily Bugle Photos".
Peter Parker: Menace? He was protecting that armored truck...
J. Jonah Jameson: Tell you what Atticus, you take the pictures, I'll make up the headlines! Ok? Is that ok with you?
Peter Parker: Yes sir.
J. Jonah Jameson: Goody.
Tour Guide: In this lab we have fifteen genetically enhanced super spiders.
Mary Jane: There's fourteen. One's missing.
Harry Osborn: Peter, I'd like to introduce you to my father, Norman Osborn.
Peter Parker: It's an honour to meet you, Sir.