Dr. Mathias Quotes in Serenity (2005)
Dr. Mathias Quotes:
The Operative: You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords.
Dr. Mathias: Well, unfortunately, I forgot to bring a sword.
Dr. Mathias: [as the Operative pulls out his sword] I would put that down right now if I were you.
The Operative: Would you be killed in your sleep, like an ailing pet?
Dr. Mathias: [referring to Dr. Simon Tam who has just helped his sister, River Tam, escape] Gave up a brilliant future in medicine as well. It's madness.
The Operative: Madness?
[Ambles over to the holographic projection of River and Simon escaping through an air vent]
The Operative: Have you looked at this scan carefully, Doctor? At his face? It's love, in point of fact. Something a good deal more dangerous.
The Operative: "Key members of Parliament". Key. The minds behind every military, diplomatic and covert operation in the galaxy, and you put them in a room with a psychic.
Dr. Mathias: Look... even if River Tam did by any chance read the minds of any of the visiting Parliment members here, whatever government secrets she may have read she may not even remember any them for they are all probaly buried under layers of psychosis.
The Operative: Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is.
Dr. Mathias: I need to see your clearance.
The Operative: And you are right to insist.
[the operative places his hand on a scaner pad and an authorization color file appears on the computer screen]
Dr. Mathias: Apologies. An operative of the parliament will, of course, have full full cooperation. I... I'm not sure what... I see no listing of rank or name.
The Operative: I have neither. Like this facility, I don't exist.
The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Doctor?
Dr. Mathias: I wonder if...
The Operative: It's pride.
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