The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Harry Mitchell: Most people live life on the path we set for them, too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along who knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realize freewill is a gift that you'll never know how to use until you fight for it. I think that's the chairman's real plan. That maybe one day, we won't write the plan, you will.
David Norris: What ever happened to Free Will?
Thompson: We actually tried Free Will before. After taking you from hunting and gathering to the height of the Roman Empire we stepped back to see how you'd do on your own. You gave us the Dark Ages for five centuries... until finally we decided we should come back in. The Chairman thought maybe we just needed to do a better job of teaching you how to ride a bike before taking the training wheels off again. So we gave you the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution. For six hundred years we taught you to control your impulses with reason, then in 1910 we stepped back. Within fifty years, you'd brought us World War I, the Depression, Fascism, the Holocaust and capped it off by bringing the entire planet to the brink of destruction in the Cuban Missile Crisis. At that point a decision was taken to step back in again before you did something that even we couldn't fix. You don't have free will, David. You have the appearance of free will.
David Norris: I can go through this door alone. You'll never see me or the people chasing us again, or you can come with me, and I don't know what's on the other side, but you'd be next to me and that's all I've wanted since the minute I met you.
Elise Sellas: I'm not some hopeless romantic. I would never allow myself to be that way, but once I've felt, even for a moment, what I felt with you.
Elise Sellas: You ruined me. I didn't want to settle for less.
David Norris: I know the feeling.
Elise Sellas: It scares the shit out of me.
David Norris: I'm not going to hurt you.
Elise Sellas: You don't need to say that.
David Norris: I'm not going to hurt you.
David Norris: All I have are the choices I make, and I choose her, come what may.
David Norris: Okay I can go through this door alone. You'll never see me or the people chasing us again, or you can come with me, and I don't know what's on the other side but I'll know you will be next to me, and that's all I wanted since the minute I met you.
Elise Sellas: I'm coming with you.
Elise Sellas: You're that guy running for Senate, aren't you?
David Norris: I am that guy... yeah. Are you a registered New York voter?
Elise Sellas: Do I sound like I am?
Podium Announcer: Let's welcome my favorite alumnus, and the next Senator from the State of New York, David Norris.
David Norris: [to crowd] Thank you! Thank you! Well hi there. My name David Norris, and I'd like to be the next Senator from the State of New York.
Podium Announcer: [to baby] Hey there, what's your name?
David Norris: [to reporters] I'm going to go through Yonkers, I'm going to go door-to-door and take the city that way...
Richardson: Very few humans have seen what you've seen today. And we're determined to keep it that way. So, if you *ever* reveal our existence, we'll erase your brain. The intervention team will be sent, your emotions, your memories, your entire personality, will be expunged. Your friends and family will think you've gone crazy. You, well, you won't think anything...
David Norris: I don't care what you put in my way, I'm not giving up!
David Norris: So you handle the important things? The last time I checked, the world is a pretty screwed-up place.
Thompson: It's still here. If we had left things in your hands, it wouldn't be.
Elise Sellas: What's happening to me?
David Norris: All you need to know is we are being chased! I need you to trust me!
Elise Sellas: Were you just looking at my legs while I slept?
David Norris: I was helpless against the dress.
Elise Sellas: It's a skirt.
David Norris: It's a belt!
David Norris: Who the hell are you guys?
Richardson: We... are the people that make sure things happen according to plan.
Harry Mitchell: The minute you go through that first door, all hell will break loose. Assume everyone with a hat on is a threat. I don't care if it's a Yankee cap, a bowler, or even a yarmulke. Assume everyone in a hat is working with Thompson.
David Norris: I guess you're not supposed to identify with your subjects. You're not supposed to feel guilt.
Harry Mitchell: We're not built to lead with our emotions like you are, but that doesn't mean we don't have them.
Harry Mitchell: [as David tries to write down various numbers that may belong to Elise] Your entire world has turned upside down, and you're thinking about a woman!
Thompson: David, the President can't be a loose cannon.
Harry Mitchell: [talks to David] You're going to look for her, aren't you? You won't find her. They'll make sure of it. Even if they weren't trying to stop you, there are nine million people in this city. You'll never find her. Forget about her. Move on with your life.
Richardson: You look exhausted. You should take a vacation when all this is finished. You've earned it!
Harry Mitchell: I'm not sure the kind of tired I am can be fixed by a vacation.
Richardson: Everyone needs a vacation... even us.
Harry Mitchell: [to David] We're not built to lead with our emotions like you, but that doesn't mean we don't have them.