Professor X Quotes in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Professor X Quotes:
[Charles reads Logan's mind, and appears in the future]
Professor X: Charles.
Charles Xavier: Charles.
Charles Xavier: Is this what becomes of us? Erik was right. Humanity does this to us.
Professor X: Not if we show them a better path.
Charles Xavier: You still believe?
Professor X: Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
Charles Xavier: I'm not the man I was. I open my mind up and it almost overwhelms me.
Professor X: You're afraid. And Cerebro knows it.
Charles Xavier: All those voices... so much PAIN.
Professor X: It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, .it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking. And it comes from the most human part of us: hope. Charles, we need you to hope again.
Professor X: So many battles waged over the years... and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set?
Logan: So I wake up in my younger body, God knows where, and then what?
Professor X: You'll need to go to my house and find me. Convince me of all this.
Logan: Won't you be able to read my mind?
Professor X: I didn't have my powers in 1973. Logan, you're going to have to do for me what I once did for you: lead me, guide me. I was a very different man then. You'll have to be patient with me.
Logan: [scoffs] Patience isn't my strongest suit.
Magneto: You'll need me as well.
Magneto: After Mystique left Charles, she came with me, and I set her on a dangerous path, a darker path. It's going to take the two of us, side by side at a time when we couldn't be further apart.
[Logan looks at Professor X, who nods]
Logan: Great. So where do I find you?
Magneto: Well, it's complicated...
Professor X: The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?
Professor X: Mutants, we now find ourselves on the edge of extinction.
Professor X: What's the last thing you remember?
Professor X: Logan, don't you have a class to teach?
Logan: A class... to... teach?
Professor X: Aye, history.
Logan: History... Well, actually I could use some help with that.
Professor X: Help with what?
Logan: Pretty much everything since 1973.
[Professor then looks at Logan]
Logan: I think the history I know is a little bit different.
[the Professor reads his mind, and understands]
Professor X: Welcome back.
Logan: It's good to see you, Charles. It's good to see all of you.
Professor X: [smiles] Well, I had a promise to keep. You and I have a lot of catching up to do.
Magneto: Charles, are you sure this will work?
Professor X: I have complete faith in him.
Magneto: It's not him I'm worried about. It's us. We were younger, more brash. We didn't know any better.
Professor X: We will now.
Professor X: Raven was a dear friend of mine...
Kitty Pryde: What happened?
[Magneto takes a quick look at the Professor]
Professor X: I drove her away.
Professor X: Logan, my tolerance for your smoking in the mansion notwithstanding, continue smoking that in here, and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief that you're a six-year-old girl.
Wolverine: You'd do that?
Professor X: I'd have Jean braid your hair.
Magneto: Charles Xavier. Have you come to rescue me?
Professor X: Sorry, Eric. Not today.
Magneto: To what do I owe the pleasure?
Professor X: The assassination attempt on the president. What do you know about it?
Magneto: Nothing. Only what I read in the papers. You really shouldn't have to ask, Charles.
Professor X: What's happened to you?
Magneto: I've had frequent visits from William Stryker. You remember him, don't you?
Professor X: William Stryker.
Magneto: His son, Jason, was once a student of yours, wasn't he?
Professor X: Yes. Years ago. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to help him... at least not in the way his father wanted.
Magneto: And now you think that taking in the Wolverine will make up for your failure with Stryker's son. You haven't told him about his past, have you?
Professor X: I've put him on the path. Logan's mind is still fragile.
Magneto: Is it? Or are you afraid of losing one of your precious X-men... old friend?
Professor X: Eric, what have you done?
Magneto: I'm sorry, Charles. I couldn't help it.
Professor X: What have you told Stryker?
Magneto: [sighs] Everything.
Magneto: The war has begun.
Professor X: Scott!
Magneto: You should've killed me when you had the chance!
Professor X: William.
William Stryker: Please, Xavier, don't get up.
William Stryker: I call it the neural inhibitor. It keeps you outta here.
Professor X: What have you done with Scott?
William Stryker: Don't worry. I'm just giving him a little reeducation. Of course, you know all about that, don't you?
Professor X: William, you wanted me to cure your son. But mutation is not a disease.
William Stryker: You're lying. You were more frightened of him than I was. You know, just one year after Jason returned from your school... my wife - you see he resented us. He blamed us for his condition. So he would toy with our minds... projecting visions and scenarios into our brains. Well, my wife, in the end... she took a power drill to her left temple in an attempt to bore the images out. My boy, the great illusionist.
Professor X: For someone who hates mutants... you certainly keep some strange company.
William Stryker: Oh, they serve their purpose... as long as they can be controlled.
Professor X: You arranged the attack on the president.
William Stryker: You didn't even have to read my mind. You know, I've been working with mutants as long as you have, Xavier... but the most frustrating thing I've learned is that nobody really knows how many even exist or how to find them - except you. Unfortunately this little potion won't work on you, will it? You're much too powerful for that. Instead we'll go right to the source. Allow me to introduce mutant 143. The fluid secreted by his brain acts as a mind-controlling agent.
William Stryker: But that's only where it begins.
Professor X: Jason. Oh, my God, William. This is your son. What have you done to him?
William Stryker: No, Charles! My son is dead... just like the rest of you.
[hissing continues, Xavier gasps]
[Pyro gets into a fight with some kids in the food court, and sets one's clothes on fire. Bobby puts it out with a jet of ice. Just as everyone is staring at them, they freeze. There is dead silence]
Rogue: Bobby, what did you do?
Bobby: I didn't do this.
Professor X: No, I did.
[Professor X. wheels up]
Professor X: And the next time you feel like showing off... don't.
[looking over Stryker's confidential papers]
President McKenna: How did you get these?
Professor X: Well, let's just say I know a little girl who can walk through walls.
Professor X: Mr President, we're here to stay. The next move is yours.
Wolverine: We'll be watching.
Professor X: [connected to Cerebro] These lights represent every living person on the planet. These white lights are the humans... and these are the mutants. You see, Logan? We're not as alone as you think.
Professor X: [voiceover] Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.
Wolverine: I need you to read my mind again.
Professor X: Logan, the mind isn't just a box that can be unlocked and opened, it's a beehive with many...
Wolverine: Spare me the lecture.
[Jean and Storm are headed off to Boston to find Nightcrawler]
Professor X: I'm sending you the coordinates of his location right now
Storm: Lets just hope he cooperates...
Professor X: Yes, for his sake. Good luck.
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