Nick Fury Quotes in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)


Nick Fury Quotes:

  • Steve Rogers: [relieved] Fury, you son of a bitch!

    Nick Fury: Whoa ho ho! You kiss your mother with that mouth?

  • Nick Fury: Outwit the platinum bastard.

    Natasha Romanoff: Steve doesn't like that kind of talk.

    Steve Rogers: You know what Romanoff...

  • Nick Fury: No matter who wins or loses, trouble always comes around.

  • Laura: I'm sorry. Mr. Stark, Clint said you wouldn't mind but it seems our tractor doesn't want to start at all. Thought maybe you might...

    Tony Stark: Yeah, I'll give her a kick

    Tony Stark: [Enters barn and approaches tractor] Hello, "Deere". Tell me everything. What ails you.

    Nick Fury: Do me a favor. Try not to bring it to life.

    Tony Stark: [beat] Ms. Barton you little minx. I get it Maria Hill call you, right? Was she ever not working for you?

  • [from trailer]

    Nick Fury: Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world! So stand and fight!

  • Nick Fury: [on Ultron] Guy's multiplying faster than a Catholic rabbit!

  • [Fury hands Natasha an image of the Quinjet in the Pacific]

    Nick Fury: He probably made it out and swam to Fiji, he'll send a postcard.

    Natasha Romanoff: [sadly] Wish you were here.

  • [from trailer]

    Steve Rogers: Ultron's calling us out. What are we gonna do?

    Nick Fury: Something dramatic, I hope.

    Tony Stark: Let's go give him a fight!

  • Nick Fury: [to Stark] You've come up with some pretty impressive things Stark. War isn't one of them.

  • Tony Stark: Cap, I have to blow up the city!

    Steve Rogers: There are still people up here, not to mention us!

    Tony Stark: It's everybody up here, or everybody down there!

    Natasha Romanoff: Well, it's not like we ever had a place in the world...

    [a Helicarrier appears]

    Nick Fury: The world adjusts, evolves to live with changes.

  • Nick Fury: The guy's multiplying faster than a Catholic rabbit.

  • Tony Stark: [Stark enters the barn and walks over to the tractor] Hello, dear. Tell me everything. What ails you?

    Nick Fury: [Fury shows up from the other end of the barn] Do me a favor. Try not to bring it to life.

    Tony Stark: Ah, Mrs. Barton, you little minx. I get it, Maria Hill called you, right? Was she ever not working for you?

    Nick Fury: Artificial intelligence. You never even hesitated.

    Tony Stark: Look, it's been a really long day, like, Eugene O'Neill long, so how's about we skip to the part where you're useful?

    Nick Fury: Look me in the eye and tell me you're going to shut him down.

    Tony Stark: You're not the director of me.

    Nick Fury: I'm not the director of anybody. I'm just an old man, who cares very much about you.

  • Tony Stark: Sh*t!

    Steve Rogers: Language!


    Tony Stark: Wait a second... No one else is going to deal with the fact that Cap just said, 'Language'?


    Tony Stark: ...and for gosh's sake, watch your language!


    Maria Hill: [referring to Clint saying "a**"] Steve, he said a bad language word!


    Natasha Romanoff: [to Fury for saying "bastard"] Steve doesn't like that kind of talk.


    Nick Fury: [to Cap who just called him "son of a bitch"] Ooh! You kiss your mother with that mouth?

  • Steve Rogers: The next wave's gonna hit any minute. What have you got, Stark?

    Tony Stark: Well, nothing great. Maybe a way to blow up the city. That'll keep it from impacting the surface if you guys can get clear.

    Steve Rogers: I asked for a solution, not an escape plan.

    Tony Stark: Impact radius is getting bigger every second. We're going to have to make a choice.

    Natasha Romanoff: Cap, these people are going nowhere. If Stark finds a way to blow this rock...

    Steve Rogers: Not 'til everyone's safe.

    Natasha Romanoff: Everyone up here versus everyone down there? There's no math there.

    Steve Rogers: I'm not leaving this rock with one civilian on it.

    Natasha Romanoff: I didn't say we should leave.

    Natasha Romanoff: [Steve turns to look at her] There's worse ways to go. Where else am I gonna get a view like this?

    Nick Fury: [Cap and Natasha hear Fury's voice] Glad you like the view, Romanoff. It's about to get better.

    Nick Fury: [Helicarrier shows up] Nice, right? I pulled her out of mothballs with a couple of old friends. She's dusty, but she'll do.

    Steve Rogers: Fury, you son of a bitch.

    Nick Fury: Oooh! You kiss your mother with that mouth?

    Maria Hill: Altitude is eighteen thousand and climbing.

    Specialist Cameron Klein: Lifeboats secure to deploy. Disengage in three, two... take 'em out.

    Pietro Maximoff: [They watch the lifeboats fly in towards Sokovia] This is SHIELD?

    Steve Rogers: This is what SHIELD's supposed to be.

    Pietro Maximoff: This is not so bad.

    Steve Rogers: Let's load 'em up.

  • Steve Rogers: Does Loki need any particular kind of power source?

    Bruce Banner: He'd have to heat the cube to a hundred and twenty million Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier.

    Tony Stark: Unless Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunnelling effect.

    Bruce Banner: Well, if he could do that, he could achieve heavy ion fusion at any reactor on the planet.

    Tony Stark: Finally, someone who speaks English.

    Steve Rogers: Is that what just happened?

    [Stark and Banner shake hands]

    Tony Stark: It's good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.

    Bruce Banner: Thanks.

    Nick Fury: [to Stark] Dr. Banner is only here to track the cube. I was hoping you might join him.

    Steve Rogers: Let's start with that stick of his. It may be magical, but it works an awful lot like a Hydra weapon.

    Nick Fury: I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys.

    Thor: Monkeys? I do not understand.

    Steve Rogers: I do!

    [Stark rolls his eyes, while Captain America looks proud of himself]

    Steve Rogers: I understood that reference.

  • Nick Fury: You think you could make Loki tell us where the Tesseract is?

    Thor: I do not know. Loki's mind is far afield. It's not just power he craves, it's vengeance, upon me. There's no pain would prise his need from him.

    Nick Fury: A lot of guys think that. Until the pain starts.

    Thor: What are you asking me to do?

    Nick Fury: I'm asking, what are you prepared to do?

    Thor: Loki is a prisoner.

    Nick Fury: Then why do I feel like he's the only person on this boat that wants to be here?

  • Thor: I thought humans were more evolved than this.

    Nick Fury: Excuse me, did WE come to YOUR planet and blow stuff up?

  • World Security Council: Director Fury, the council has made a decision.

    Nick Fury: I recognise the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it.

    World Security Council: It's a nuclear missile to take out the portal!

    Nick Fury: Situated at the island of MANHATTAN!

  • Steve Rogers: When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn't say what we lost.

    Nick Fury: We've made some mistakes along the way. Some, very recently.

    Steve Rogers: Are you here with a mission, sir?

    Nick Fury: I am.

    Steve Rogers: Trying to get me back in the world?

    Nick Fury: Trying to save it.

    [Fury shows a file of the Tesseract]

    Steve Rogers: HYDRA's secret weapon.

    Nick Fury: Howard Stark fished that out of the ocean when he was looking for you. He thought what we think: the Tesseract could be the key to unlimited sustainable energy. That's something the world sorely needs.

    Steve Rogers: Who took it from you?

    Nick Fury: He's called Loki. He's not from around here. There's a lot we'll have to bring you up to speed on if you're in. The world has gotten even stranger than you already know.

    Steve Rogers: At this point, I doubt anything would surprise me.

    Nick Fury: Ten bucks says you're wrong. There's a debriefing packet waiting for you at your apartment. Is there anything you can tell us about the Tesseract that we ought to know now?

    Steve Rogers: You should have left it in the ocean.

  • Nick Fury: Having trouble sleeping?

    Steve Rogers: I've been asleep for 70 years. I think I've had enough rest.

  • Loki: [as Fury tries to leave with the Tesseract ] Please don't. I still need that.

    Nick Fury: This doesn't have to get any messier.

    Loki: Of course it does. I've come too far anything else. I am Loki, of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose.

    Selvig: Loki, brother of Thor.

    Nick Fury: We have no quarrel with your people.

    Loki: An ant has no quarrel with a boot.

    Nick Fury: Are you planning to step on us?

    Loki: I come with glad tidings of a world made free.

    Nick Fury: Free from what?

    Loki: Freedom. Freedom is life's great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart...

    [walks up to Eric Selvig and touches him with the scepter]

    Loki: will know peace.

    Nick Fury: Yeah, you say "peace," I kind of think you mean the other thing.

    Clint Barton: Sir, Director Fury is stalling. This place is about to blow and drop a hundred feet of rock on us. He means to bury us.

    Nick Fury: Like the pharaohs of old.

    Selvig: He's right. The portal is collapsing in on itself. We've got maybe two minutes before this goes critical.

    Loki: Well, then...

    [Barton shoots Fury, they leave]

  • World Security Council: Where are the Avengers?

    Nick Fury: I'm not currently tracking their whereabouts. I'd say they've earned a leave of absence.

    World Security Council: And the Tesseract?

    Nick Fury: The Tesseract is where it belongs: out of our reach.

    World Security Council: That's not your call.

    Nick Fury: I didn't make it. I just didn't argue with the god that did.

    World Security Council: So you let him take it and the war criminal, Loki, who should be answering for his crimes?

    Nick Fury: Oh, I think he will be.

    World Security Council: I don't think you understand what you've started. Letting the Avengers loose on this world. They're dangerous.

    Nick Fury: They surely are. And the whole world knows it. Every world knows it.

    World Security Council: Was that the point of all this? A statement?

    Nick Fury: A promise.

  • Nick Fury: [having discovered a security breach] What are you doing, Mr Stark?

    Tony Stark: Uh, kind of been wondering the same thing about you.

    Nick Fury: You're supposed to be locating the Tesseract!

    Bruce Banner: We are! The model's locked and we're sweeping for the signature now. When we get the hit, we'll have a signature within half a mile.

    Tony Stark: Yeah, you'll get your cube back, no mas, no fuss.


    Tony Stark: What is Phase 2?

    Steve Rogers: [drops a weapon on a table] Phase 2 is SHIELD uses the Cube to make weapons! Sorry, the computer was moving a little slow for me.

    Nick Fury: Rogers, we gathered everything related to the Tesseract, this does not mean that we...

    Tony Stark: I'm sorry Nick, what were you lying?

    [turns a monitor around showing a schematic of a rocket]

    Steve Rogers: I was wrong, Director. The world hasn't changed a bit.

  • Thor: You speak of control, yet you court chaos.

    Bruce Banner: It's his M.O., isn't it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no. We're a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We're... we're a time-bomb.

    Nick Fury: You need to step away.

    Tony Stark: Why shouldn't the guy let off a little steam?

    Steve Rogers: You know damn well why! Back off!

    Tony Stark: Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.

  • Thor: Your work with the Tesseract is what drew Loki to it... and his allies. It is a signal to the Realm that Earth is ready for a higher form of war!

    Nick Fury: Higher form? You forced our hand! We had to come up with some way that we could...

    Tony Stark: A nuclear deterrent? Cause that always works well...

    Nick Fury: Remind me how you made your fortune, Mr Stark.

  • Nick Fury: Agent Romanoff, would you escort Dr. Banner back to his...

    Bruce Banner: Back where? You rented my room.

    Nick Fury: The cell was built...

    Bruce Banner: In case you needed to kill me, but you can't! I know! I tried!... I got low. I didn't see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth... and the other guy spit it out! So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good, until you dragged me back into this freak show and put everyone here at risk!

    [Banner slowly gets upset as he looks at Romanoff, who gets unnerved]

    Bruce Banner: You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?

    [Black Widow and Nick Fury have their hands down to grab their guns]

    Steve Rogers: Doctor Banner... put down the scepter.

    [Banner looks down and is shocked to see he's holding Loki's scepter; the computer beeps]

    Tony Stark: Got it.

    [Banner puts down the scepter and heads to the computer]

    Bruce Banner: Sorry, kids. You don't get to see my little party trick after all.

  • [last lines]

    Maria Hill: Sir, how does it work now? They've gone their separate ways, some pretty extremely far. We get into a situation like this again, what happens then?

    Nick Fury: They'll come back.

    Maria Hill: You really sure about that?

    Nick Fury: I am.

    Maria Hill: Why?

    Nick Fury: Because we'll need them to.

  • Bruce Banner: I'd like to know why SHIELD is using the Tesseract to build weapons of mass destruction.

    Nick Fury: Because of him!

    [points at Thor]

    Thor: Me?

    Nick Fury: Last year, Earth had a visit from another planet that had a grudge match that leveled a small town. We learned that only are we not alone, but we are hopelessly, hilariously outgunned.

    Thor: My people want nothing but peace with your planet!

    Nick Fury: But you're not the only ones out there, are you? And you're not the only threat. The world is filling up with people that can't be matched, that can't be controlled!

    Steve Rogers: Like you control the cube?

  • [Nick Fury and Dr. Bruce Banner shake hands]

    Nick Fury: Doctor, thank you for coming.

    Bruce Banner: Thanks for asking nicely. So, uh... how long am I staying?

    Nick Fury: Once we get our hands on the Tesseract, you're in the clear.

    Bruce Banner: Where are you with that?

    [Nick Fury turns to Agent Coulson to explain, while Natasha Romanoff eyes an image of Clint Barton on a computer screen]

    Agent Phil Coulson: We're sweeping every wirelessly accessible camera on the planet. Cell phones, laptops. If it's connected to a satellite, it's eyes and ears for us.

    Natasha Romanoff: That's still not gonna find them in time.

    Bruce Banner: You have to narrow the field. How many spectrometers do you have access to?

    Nick Fury: How many are there?

    Bruce Banner: Call every lab you know, tell them to put the spectrometers on the roof and calibrate them for gamma rays. I'll rough out a tracking algorithm based on cluster recognition. At least we could rule out a few places. Do you have somewhere for me to work?

    Nick Fury: Agent Romanoff, would you show Dr. Banner to his laboratory, please.

    [Natasha nods and walks off, leading Banner down the hall]

    Natasha Romanoff: You're gonna love it, Doc. We got all the toys.

  • [Nick Fury goes over to the fatally-wounded Coulson]

    Agent Phil Coulson: I'm sorry, boss. The god rabbited.

    Nick Fury: Just stay awake. Eyes on me.

    Agent Phil Coulson: No. I'm clocked out here.

    Nick Fury: Not an option.

    Agent Phil Coulson: It's okay, boss. This was never going to work... if they didn't have something... to...

    [Agent Coulson looks away and sighs his last breath. Nick Fury looks on grimly at Coulson]

    Nick Fury: Agent Coulson is down.

    Unknown SHIELD Agent: Paramedics are on their way.

    Nick Fury: They're already here.

    [Maria Hill listens on her headset, as do Captain America and Iron Man from another room]

    Nick Fury: They called it.

  • Nick Fury: Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.

  • Maria Hill: Sir, those cards were in Phil Coulson's locker, not his pocket.

    Nick Fury: They needed a push in the right direction.

    [sees the Quinjet takes off]

    Nick Fury: They got it.

  • Nick Fury: Where's Barton?

    Selvig: The Hawk? Up in his nest, as usual.

  • Nick Fury: I gave you this detail so you could keep a close eye on things.

    Clint Barton: Well I see better from a distance.

    Nick Fury: Are you seeing anything that might set this thing off?

    Clint Barton: No one's come or gone. And Selvig's clean. No contacts, IMs. If there was any tampering, sir, it wasn't at this end.

    Nick Fury: At this end?

    Clint Barton: Yeah. The Cube is a doorway to the other end of space, right? Doors open up both sides.

    [on cue, the Tesseract activates and opens a portal, Loki steps through]

    Nick Fury: Sir, please put down the spear.

  • World Security Council: This is out of line, Director. You're dealing with forces you can't control.

    Nick Fury: You ever been in a war, Councilman? In a firefight? Did you feel an over-abundance of control?

    World Security Council: You're saying that this Asgard has declared war on our planet?

    Nick Fury: Not Asgard, Loki!

    World Security Council: He can't be working alone. What about the other one, his brother?

    Nick Fury: Our intelligence says, Thor is not a hostile. But he's worlds away, we can't depend on him to help either. It's up to us.

    World Security Council: Which is why you should be focusing on Phase 2, it was designed for exactly...

    Nick Fury: Phase 2 isn't ready, our enemy is. We need a response team.

  • [from trailer]

    Nick Fury: I still believe in heroes.

  • [from trailer]

    Nick Fury: Gentlemen, you're up!

  • [from trailer]

    Agent Phil Coulson: What do we do?

    Nick Fury: We get ready.

  • [Fury is visiting an imprisoned Loki]

    Nick Fury: In case it's unclear, if you try to escape, you so much as scratch that glass...

    [Fury hits a button on the machine and opens metal iris panels around the chamber]

    Nick Fury:'s 30,000 feet straight down in a steel trap. You get how that works? Ant... boot.

    Loki: It's an impressive cage. Not built, I think, for me.

    Nick Fury: Built for something a lot stronger than you.

    Loki: Oh, I've heard. The mindless beast, makes play he's still a man. How desperate are you, that you call on such lost creatures to defend you?

    Nick Fury: How desperate am I? You threaten my world with war. You steal a force you can't hope to control. You talk about peace and you kill 'cause it's fun. You have made me VERY desperate. You might not be glad that you did.

    Loki: Ooh. It burns you to have come so close. To have the Tesseract, to have power, unlimited power. And for what? A warm light for all mankind to share. And then to be reminded what real power is.

    Nick Fury: [walks away] Well, let me know if "real power" wants a magazine or something.

  • Nick Fury: These were in Phil Coulson's jacket. I guess he never did get you to sign them.

    [Throws bloodstained Captain America trading cards on the table. Rogers picks up one of them]

    Nick Fury: We're dead in the air up here. Our communications, the location of the Cube, Banner, Thor... I got nothing for you. I lost my one good eye. Maybe I had that coming.

    [Walks toward Rogers]

    Nick Fury: Yes. We were going to build an arsenal with the Tesseract. I never put all my chips on that number, though, because I was playing something even riskier.


    Nick Fury: There was an idea, Stark knows this, called the Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could.

    [Looks at Stark]

    Nick Fury: Phil Coulson died, still believing in that idea. In heroes.

    [Stark suddenly gets up and leaves the bridge]

    Nick Fury: Well, it's a good old-fashioned notion.

  • [last lines]

    [Steve Rogers finds himself in New York]

    Nick Fury: At ease, soldier! Look, I'm sorry about that little show back there, but we thought it best to break it to you slowly.

    Steve Rogers: Break what?

    Nick Fury: You've been asleep, Cap. For almost 70 years.

    [Steve is silent with shock]

    Nick Fury: You gonna be okay?

    Steve Rogers: Yeah. Yeah, I just... I had a date.

  • [after end credits]

    Tony Stark: [arriving home] Evening, JARVIS!

    Jarvis: [voice distorted] Welcome home, sir...

    [Stark stops as he sees a figure in his living room]

    Nick Fury: "I am Iron Man". You think you're the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet.

    Tony Stark: Who the hell are you?

    Nick Fury: Nick Fury. Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Tony Stark: Ah.

    Nick Fury: I'm here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative.

  • [after credits]

    [Dr Selvig wanders around an underground base]

    Nick Fury: [greeting him] Dr. Selvig.

    Erik Selvig: So, you're the man behind all this? It's quite a labyrinth. I was thinking that you had taken me down here to kill me.

    Nick Fury: I've been hearing about the New Mexico situation. Your work has impressed a lot of people who are much smarter than I am.

    Erik Selvig: I had a lot to work with: the Foster theory, a gateway to another dimension... it's unprecedented...

    [Fury doesn't respond]

    Erik Selvig: ...isn't it?

    Nick Fury: Legend tells us one thing; history, another. But, every now and then, we find something that belongs to both.

    [Fury opens a suitcase, which contains a small cube]

    Erik Selvig: What is it?

    Nick Fury: Power, Doctor. If we figure out how to tap it, maybe unlimited power.

    [Loki is seen in a reflection, smiling]

    Loki: [whispers to Selvig] Well, I guess that's worth a look.

    Erik Selvig: Well, I guess that's worth a look.

  • Nick Fury: Get me Agent Hill.

    Fury Car: Communications array damaged.

    Nick Fury: What's not damaged?

    Fury Car: Air conditioning is fully operational.

  • Sam Wilson: 41st floor! 41st!

    Nick Fury: It's not like they put the floor numbers on the outside of the building.

  • Nick Fury: Why make me head of SHIELD?

    Alexander Pierce: Because you're the best. And the most ruthless person I ever met.

    Nick Fury: I did what I did to protect people.

    Alexander Pierce: Our enemies are your enemies, Nick. Disorder, war. It's just a matter of time before a dirty bomb goes off in Moscow, or an EMP fries Chicago. Diplomacy? Holding action, a band-aid. And you know where I learned that; Bogota. You didn't ask, you just did what had to be done. I can bring order to the lives of seven billion people by sacrificing twenty million. It's the next step, Nick, if you have the courage to take it.

    Nick Fury: No, I have the courage not to.

    [Moves to the retinal scanner]

    Alexander Pierce: You don't you think we wiped your clearance from the system?

    Nick Fury: I know you erased my password. Probably deleted my retinal scan. But if you want to stay ahead of me, Mr. Secretary...

    [removes his eye patch]

    Nick Fury: ... you need to keep both eyes open.

  • Nick Fury: We have to assume everyone aboard those carriers is HYDRA. We have to get past them, insert these server blades. And maybe, just maybe, we can salvage what's left...

    Steve Rogers: We're not salvaging anything. We're not just taking down the carriers, Nick. We're taking down S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Nick Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. had nothing to do with this.

    Steve Rogers: You gave me this mission. This is how it ends. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s been compromised. You said so yourself. HYDRA grew right under your nose and nobody noticed.

    Nick Fury: Why do you think we're meeting in this cave? I noticed.

    Steve Rogers: How many paid the price before you did?

    Nick Fury: Look, I didn't know about Barnes.

    Steve Rogers: Even if you had, would you have told me? Or would you have compartmentalized that, too? S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA, it all goes.

    Maria Hill: He's right.

    Sam Wilson: [Fury glances at Natasha, who gives a quiet indication of the same opinion. Fury then looks at Wilson] Don't look at me. I do what he does, just slower.

    Nick Fury: Well... It looks like you're giving the orders now, Captain.

  • Steve Rogers: You just can't stop yourself from lying, can you?

    Nick Fury: I didn't lie. Agent Romanoff had a different mission than yours.

    Steve Rogers: Which you didn't feel obliged to share.

    Nick Fury: I'm not obliged to do anything.

    Steve Rogers: Those hostages could have died, Nick.

    Nick Fury: I sent the greatest soldier in history to make sure that didn't happen.

    Steve Rogers: Soldiers trust each other. That's what makes it an army. Not a bunch of guys running around shooting guns.

    Nick Fury: Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye. Look, I didn't want you doing anything you weren't comfortable with. Agent Romanoff is comfortable with everything.

    Steve Rogers: I can't lead a mission when the people I'm leading have missions of their own.

    Nick Fury: It's called compartmentalization. Nobody spills the secrets, because nobody knows them all.

    Steve Rogers: Except you.

    Nick Fury: You're wrong about me. I do share. I'm nice like that.

  • Nick Fury: [holds a photo of Alexander Pierce] This man declined the Nobel Peace Prize. He said that peace is not an achievement but a responsibility. It's stuff like this that gives me trust issues.

  • Nick Fury: These new long range precision guns can eliminate a thousand hostiles a minute. The satellites can read a terrorist's DNA before he steps outside his spider hole. We're gonna neutralize a lot of threats before they even happen.

    Steve Rogers: I thought the punishment usually came *after* the crime.

    Nick Fury: We can't afford to wait that long.

    Steve Rogers: Who's "we"?

    Nick Fury: After New York, I convinced the World Security Council we needed a quantum surge in threat analysis. For once we're way ahead of the curve.

    Steve Rogers: By holding a gun at everyone on Earth and calling it protection.

    Nick Fury: You know, I read those SSR files. Greatest generation? You guys did some nasty stuff.

    Steve Rogers: Yeah, we compromised. Sometimes in ways that made us not sleep so well. But we did it so the people could be free. This isn't freedom, this is fear.

    Nick Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the world as it is, not as we'd like it to be. And it's getting damn near past time for you to get with that program, Cap.

    Steve Rogers: Don't hold your breath.

  • Nick Fury: [at his own grave] If anyone asks for me, tell them I'm right here...

  • Nick Fury: [sees cops staring at him] Wanna see my lease?

  • Nick Fury: Tetradoxine B. Reduces the pulse to one heartbeat a minute. Banner made it for his stress-related issues. It didn't go well for him, but we found uses for it.

  • Nick Fury: [about the Insight helicarriers] Yeah, I know. They're a little bit bigger than a .22.

  • Nick Fury: Project Insight has to be delayed.

    Alexander Pierce: Nick, that's not a favor, that's a sub-committee hearing. A long one.

    Nick Fury: It could be nothing. It probably is nothing. I just need time to make sure it's nothing.

    Alexander Pierce: But if it's something?

    Nick Fury: Then we'll both be damn glad those helicarriers aren't in the air.

    Alexander Pierce: Fine. But you got to get Iron Man to stop by my niece's birthday party.

    Nick Fury: Thank you, sir.

    Alexander Pierce: And not just a flyby. He's got to mingle.

  • Steve Rogers: [Comes home to find Fury in his apartment] I don't remember giving you a key.

    Nick Fury: You really think I'd need one? My wife kicked me out.

    Steve Rogers: Didn't know you were married.

    Nick Fury: There are a lot of things you don't know about me.

    Steve Rogers: I know, Nick. That's the problem.

    [Flicks on a light, notices Fury is injured, is about to say something, but Fury gestures for him to be silent]

    Nick Fury: [Holds up a message on his phone: EARS EVERYWHERE] I'm sorry to have do this, but I had no place else to crash.

    [Holds about another message: SHIELD COMPROMISED]

    Steve Rogers: Who else knows about your wife?

    Nick Fury: [Another message: YOU AND ME] Just... my friends.

    Steve Rogers: Is that what we are?

    Nick Fury: That's up to you.

  • Steve Rogers: [in an elevator] You know, they used to play music.

    Nick Fury: Yeah. My grandfather operated one of these things for forty years. My granddad - worked in a nice building; he got good tips. He'd walk home every night, roll of ones stuffed in his lunch bag. He'd say "hi", people would say hi back. Time went on, neighborhood got rougher. He'd say "Hi", they'd say, "Keep on steppin'." Granddad got to grippin' that lunch bag a little tighter.

    Steve Rogers: Did he ever get mugged?

    Nick Fury: [laughs] Every week some punk would say, "What's in the bag?"

    Steve Rogers: Well, what did he do?

    Nick Fury: He'd show 'em. A bunch of crumpled ones... and a loaded 0.22 Magnum. Granddad loved people. But he didn't trust them very much.

  • Alexander Pierce: I work forty floors away and it takes a hijacking for you to visit?

    Nick Fury: Well, a nuclear war would do it too.

  • [seeing Tony Stark, in partial Iron Man armor, sitting in a giant rooftop donut display]

    Nick Fury: Sir, I'm gonna have to ask you to exit the donut.

  • Nick Fury: That thing in your chest is based on unfinished technology...

    Tony Stark: No, it's finished - it's just never been particularly effective until I miniaturized it and put it in my...

    Nick Fury: No, Howard said the arc reactor was a stepping stone to something greater. He was about to kick off an energy race that was going to dwarf the arms race. He was on to something big, something so big it was going to make the arc reactor look like a triple-A battery.

    Tony Stark: Just him, or was Anton Vanko in on this?

    Nick Fury: Anton Vanko was the other side of that coin - Anton saw it as a way to get rich, and when your father found out he had him deported. When the russians found out he couldn't deliver they shipped his ass of to Siberia. He spent the next twenty years in a vodka-fueled rage, not quite the environment you'd want to raise a kid in - the son you had the misfortune of crossing paths with in Monaco.

  • Nick Fury: You've been very busy. You made your girl your CEO, you're giving away all your stuff. You let your friend fly away with your suit. Now, if I know better...

    Tony Stark: [interrupts] You don't know better. I didn't give it to him. He took it.

    Nick Fury: Whoa, whoa, whoa. He took it? You're Iron Man and he just took it? The little brother walked in there, kicked your ass and took your suit? Is that possible?

    Natasha Romanoff: Well, according to Mr. Stark's database security guidelines, there are redundancies to prevent unauthorized usage.

    Tony Stark: What do you want from me?

    Nick Fury: What do we want from you? Uh-uh. What do you want from me? You have become a problem, a problem I have to deal with. Contrary to your belief, you are not the center of my universe. I have bigger problems in the southwest region to deal with. Hit him!

    [Natalia injects Tony in his neck]

    Tony Stark: [groans] Oh God, are you gonna steal my kidney and sell it? Could you please not do anything awful for five seconds? What did she just do to me?

    Nick Fury: What did we just do *for* you? That's lithium dioxide. It's gonna take the edge off. We're trying to get you back to work.

    Tony Stark: Give me a couple boxes of that. I'll be right as rain.

    Natasha Romanoff: It's not a cure, it just abates the symptoms.

    Nick Fury: Doesn't look like it's gonna be an easy fix.

  • Nick Fury: [To Tony Stark] I've got my eye on you.

  • Tony Stark: Well, then, you must have known my father better than I did.

    Nick Fury: As a matter of fact, I did. He was one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Tony Stark: ...Wait, WHAT?

  • Nick Fury: What do you remember about your father?

    Tony Stark: He was cold, calculating, never told me he loved me, never even told me he liked me, so it's a bit hard for me to digest that he said the whole future is riding on me thing, I don't get that! You're talking about a man whose happiest day of his life was shipping me off to boarding school.

    Nick Fury: That's not true.

  • Tony Stark: Trust me, I know. I'm good at this stuff. I've been looking for a suitable replacement for palladium. I've tried every combination, every permutation of every known element.

    Nick Fury: Well, I'm here to tell you, you haven't tried them all.

  • Tony Stark: [to Nick Fury] I'm sorry. I don't wanna get on the wrong foot. Do I look at the patch or the eye? Honest, I'm a bit hung over. I'm not sure if you're real or if I'm having...

    Nick Fury: [cuts him off] I am very real. I'm the realest person you're ever gonna meet.

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