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Quote1.png Class is now in session! Tardiness will be punished! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 1
Quote1.png The greatest power on Earth is the magnificent power we all of us possess... the power of the human brain! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 2
Quote1.png You've proven you can think and act for yourselves!! Your training period is over!! Congratulations, my X-Men!! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 5
Quote1.png I have decided that you, the X-Man known as Cyclops, shall be group leader until I return! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 7
Quote1.png The X-Men are scarcely children any more! They've each proved themselves a hundred times in deadly combat! It's time they looked like individuals – not products of an assembly line! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 39
Quote1.png I see you haven't read the novel, Bobby -- which I assigned last spring! In it, Victor Frankenstein pursued his grotesque creation into the Arctic regions! And there -- near the top of the world -- he died! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 40
Quote1.png Each microsecond you delay the invasion will be invaluable! I need not stress the importance of your mission! There is nothing left to say but goodbye...and Godspeed! Now go -- quickly! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 65
Quote1.png On behalf of the X-Men, Hank, I'd like to wish you all possible luck in your new position. Quote2.png
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 11
Quote1.png Give up, Cyclops? I'll never do that! Quote2.png
Captain America Vol 1 174
Quote1.png I will take him with me, Mr. Grimm. Given time -- and luck -- I believe I can help him cure the madness and teach him to cope with his power. Yes... given time... Quote2.png
Giant-Size Fantastic Four Vol 1 4
Quote1.png I will... miss you, Scott. Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 1 138
Quote1.png It's obvious that this fair has too much to see in just one day! We'll have to return tomorrow starting at the Cotton Bowl! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men at the State Fair of Texas Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Enough! The discussion is ended! Prepare yourselves -- we go to join -- Magneto! Quote2.png
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Run! Get out of here, sound the alarm! Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 23
Quote1.png I'm a teacher, Jack -- a healer -- I don't kill. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 27
Quote1.png I... am very pleased to meet you, David. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 1 28
Quote1.png You've usurped... my place and powers... long enough! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 277
Quote1.png My back is shattered, a parting gift from the Shadow King... it appears if I am ever to achieve my dream... I will need all of you... to walk me there. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 280
Quote1.png Let us all hope your confidence in me is well founded. Because, my students, I am proud to formally introduce you to Bishop -- the newest X-Man! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 287
Quote1.png Freak. Flatscan. Deadend. Genejoke. Mutie. Words. Powerful words meant to distance... to demean... to destroy the havens of self respect we each carry and nurture within us -- just as surely as they seek to rend the centuries old tapestry we, as a race, have agreed to call civilization. These words carry us away from the light and lead us marching, no -- charging -- into a darkness where prejudice and bigotry reign. Ugly, hateful words as weapons... and words that ultimately fail to achieve their intended purpose. This concert is about embracing our uniqueness -- the color of a man's skin, the choice of whom we love -- the right for your neighbor to pursue his individual religious observance. Isn't it also about learning to respect the person born with a torso fin, cursed with an optic blast, or blessed with the natural powers of telekinesis? Seeing past their differences, humans and mutants share a common unbreakable bond. No amount of words -- of derision, distrust, or disinformation -- can change the truth that each of us... man, woman, black, hispanic, jew, Asian, Native American, homosexual, mutant, everyone... underneath all the "words"... we are related. Wer are all family. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 294
Quote1.png If you will not take responsibility for yourself, Magneto... then God help me I will! Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 304
Quote1.png Oppression is no excuse for vengeance -- for murder. I wonder... does the death of innocent people -- cut down on the streets as they flee -- free you? I think not. Quote2.png
Avengers Vol 1 369
Quote1.png I... am very pleased to meet you, David. Quote2.png
X-Men Archives Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Those feelings are what mark Bishop as a great X-Man. They are his true power. His commitment to his what the X-Men represent -- his spirit embodies what my dream is all about. He has chosen his heart over his past. He is, heart and soul, one us us. And few have paid a greater price. Quote2.png
Bishop Vol 1 4
Quote1.png We think you're ready to join the X-Men. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 44
Quote1.png It was a psionic "presence", for lack of a better word -- falling to Earth, entering our atmosphere. Unequivocaly, more powerful than any I've ever felt before... Quote2.png
X-Men Prime Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Siryn, I could protect only one member of the team, so I chose you. You alone are the team's inspiration -- You alone have an unshakeable belief that what they are doing is right. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 1 58
Quote1.png With Hannah Connover lies the possibility of understanding the Brood better. Perhaps of even changing them. She is literally an embodiment of hope. In that, she represents part of my dream -- part of the very reason I formed you, my X-Men. Quote2.png
X-Men vs. the Brood Vol 1 2
Quote1.png We have awesome powers, my X-Men. It is our birthright... And, perhaps, our burden. But, as Valerie Said, with that power comes responsibility -- and also accountability. I owe it to the Fantastic Four...the Avengers... To everyone who was injured by Onslaught to go now. It is the right thing to do. It is the best thing to do. Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 57
Quote1.png I've spent enough time running -- both literally and figuratively. It's high time I went back home. Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 84
Quote1.png Even so, X-Men... he managed to achieve a remarkably accurate forgery of Wolverine. Both physically and psychologically, for quite some time. The implications are staggering, to say the least. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 375
Quote1.png They've merged! Physically, Cyclops and Apocalypse have become one! And as for Scott's spirit, his very soul -- I can sense nothing! Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 97
Quote1.png Bishop... you have no idea. Quote2.png
Bishop the Last X-Man Vol 1 15
Quote1.png Dear God, Erik -- this has to end. You... have to end. Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 2 111
Quote1.png A new generation of mutants is emerging, that much is certain. They will be called freaks. Genetic monstrosities. [...] But they are emerging in the inner cities, in the suburbs, in the deserts and the jungles. And when they emerge, they will need teachers, people who can help them overcome their anger and show them how to use their strange gifts responsibly. They will need us. Quote2.png
New X-Men Vol 1 114
Quote1.png She died protecting the lives of others. She laid down her life for the dream. Quote2.png
New X-Men Vol 1 131
Quote1.png Ghost stories, Jean? Sixteen million mutants died here on one day... is it any wonder there are ghost stories? Quote2.png
New X-Men Vol 1 132
Quote1.png Nor do I have his powers, though I trust I simulated them convincingly. I regret the distasteful charade, but a bit of misdirection was necessary to protect my true identity... Quote2.png
Mystique Vol 1 2
Quote1.png It wasn't that long ago that you were a teenager, Danielle. You can connect with these kids. Quote2.png
New Mutants Vol 2 2
Quote1.png My name is Charles Xavier. I am a mutant. And once upon a time I had a dream... of a world where all Earth's children, both mutant and baseline human, might live together in peace. This isn't it. This is today's reality. Quote2.png
Excalibur Vol 3 1
Quote1.png "Violence and destruction always seem to come so easily to even the best among us. But together, we found a better way." Quote2.png
Excalibur Vol 3 4
Quote1.png There is a moment when I pray it's the lightning that wakes me. But from the start I know that isn't true. Quote2.png
Excalibur Vol 3 5
Quote1.png Welcome to the Republic of Genosha. This is all it takes, really. Two hands clasped in fellowship, pledging to build something better. Quote2.png
Excalibur Vol 3 7
Quote1.png I have a friend. This fight is not his, but he did send out a magnetic pulse to make sure there were no systems operating that you could bring to life. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 11
Quote1.png You cannot have children. You never could. Now stop abusing your mutant powers and put it back. You're only hurting yourself. Quote2.png
House of M Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I... I wish I could... but... I assume in some way, Wanda Maximoff gave me back the use of my legs because she wanted to show me what being a cripple really was... because I can't use telepathy... I'm not a mutant anymore. Quote2.png
X-Men: Deadly Genesis Vol 1 5
Quote1.png First, the five of you are going to steal a spaceship... and then we're going to put ourselves in the path of Vulcan's fury... and hope we can bring him back to his humanity before it's too late. Quote2.png
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 475
Quote1.png I just let it know that despite appearances, no species rules the Earth and that there's room for all of us. Quote2.png
X-Men First Class Vol 1 1
Quote1.png This mansion is still a school, and I consider all those who live under its roof students. Even you still have something to learn. If not from me... then, perhaps, from Kitty. Quote2.png
Wolverine: First Class Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I think -- we cancelled each other out, for a long time. And then -- finally -- we became irrelevant. The future walked around us. Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 209
Quote1.png His strategy was to show me my own folly, my own weakness. He made me relive every mistake that Charles Xavier had ever made. Every scrap of guilt that could be laid at his door. But the man who made those mistakes is dead. His failings and his failures died with him. I have the chance -- the possibility -- to be someone better. Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 210
Quote1.png Piotr, my friend... I suspect you have not seen anything yet. Welcome, Colossus... to the X-Men. Quote2.png
X-Men Origins: Colossus Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Yet no one can decide that for any of you. If we want what's best for Warren, then we may have to... ...let go. Quote2.png
X-Men First Class Vol 2 12
Quote1.png You hear that, Sinister? That was the sound of your exit strategy breaking into a million pieces. That must be demoralizing, surely. Conducive to despair. This is my body. My mind. GET OUT! Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 214
Quote1.png Yes, well, I won't sugar coat it, Mister Grey. This is only the smallest first step on a long and difficult journey. Quote2.png
X-Men Origins: Jean Grey Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Jean told me once -- that death and birth can sometimes be the same thing. That when your life stops, new possibilities open up. ... I'm glad I got to see you again, Scott -- and that I leave the X-Men in such good hands. Goodbye. Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 216
Quote1.png I wouldn't worry, Jean. I think Robert's new endeavor will wrap up soon. Quote2.png
X-Men First Class Vol 2 16
Quote1.png You're right, Cain. Redemption isn't always possible. But understanding is. I understand you better now, and I know you've chosen the path you walk. For you own sake -- don't stray onto mine. Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 219
Quote1.png This is no shelter. This is a dollhouse you built for my son to play in. ... As soon as anyone takes a close look at your Fortress X, the cracks start to show. Quote2.png
X-Men: Legacy Vol 1 247
Quote1.png I was wrong. Not about me. About you. You've done what I could never do: You've united mutantkind and provided us a safe haven and a common purpose. You made it happen. Except it's suddenly not so safe. We've only just come into being, yet it may all be gone by this time tomorrow. Unless you make your first big decision as our leader a good one. Quote2.png
X-Men: Prelude to Schism Vol 1 1
Quote1.png I've had years to reflect, to consider how different he is from the rest of his kind. Somehow he found a way to overcome his nature and live on his own terms. He's not like Dracula, Jubilee, not like Xarus. And you don't have to be either. Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 3 11
Quote1.png You're a Headmaster now, Professor Logan. Best accept the fact that you will never again seem even remotely "cool" to any of your students. And you haven't even started losing your hair yet. Which you will, by the way. Quote2.png
Wolverine and the X-Men Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Scott and Emma are falling under the Phoenix's dark influence. I need to ensure that mutantkind doesn't fall with them. Quote2.png
Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 10
Quote1.png The struggle is real. Quote2.png
Savage Hulk Vol 2 3
Quote1.png It was was the man inside the monster. Quote2.png
Savage Hulk Vol 2 4
Quote1.png Magnus... Maybe the message isn't coming through. There's so much confusion. So much anxiety. But what I'm trying to tell you... Is that you were right all along. Quote2.png
Magneto Vol 3 12
Quote1.png We don't have twenty years. The Shadow King you fought is not the one you're fighting now. He's boosted his powers somehow, and he's on the verge of escaping into the real world. If that happens, darkness everywhere. You need to trust me. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 3
Quote1.png Choose, Psylocke. Will you stand here trembling like a cow in the slaughterhouse, waiting to feel his claws inside you... or will you fight? Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 4
Quote1.png The Shadow King collected my spirit somehow, and brought me here, to the Astral Plane. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 5
Quote1.png There is something about the way the X-Men fight. Their history together -- all those victories, defeats, secrets, lies, betrayals, love and hate -- it makes them something only they can be. They fight for themselves, and for us, but also for what they are. Every battle is a statement. We are mutantkind. Look how beautiful we are. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 6
Quote1.png He wants to bring the Astral Plane here. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 9
Quote1.png The X-Men do not give up. They stand up. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 12
Quote1.png You wanted to see what a world without the X-Men would have looked like. Today it looked like an alien parasite infecting a town. Tomorrow, who can say what it will be? Warren understood. You don't get to pretend that nothing is wrong forever. It catches up to you. So you all can have another of your pity parties and blame me for why your lives turned out the way they did. But when you're crying about how sad everything is, just remember... it doesn't matter. Either save the world or let it die -- those are the only choices you'll ever have. Come tomorrow, you'll have moved on and I won't even be a distant memory. Quote2.png
Astonishing X-Men Annual Vol 2 1
Quote1.png Because her truth is profound and life-changing. And apart, we always lose. We believe it's only together that you and I -- that all our people -- can survive. Quote2.png
Powers of X Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Very well... then let it be known -- let the word spread: Krakoa is for all mutants. Welcome home. Quote2.png
House of X Vol 1 5
Quote1.png And with those laws decided, we must decide what to do with you, Mr. Creed... who has broken them. Do we believe that giving you one last chance benefits our new society... or are we better served by making an example of you? That no one is above mutant law? Quote2.png
House of X Vol 1 6
Quote1.png I assured them you could be trusted. And I'm assuring you now that they can be trusted. All mutants can be trusted. We are in this together. Krakoa is not a prison. Krakoa is both our refuge and our fortress. And you would do well to welcome your friends... and beware your enemies. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 6 1
Quote1.png To me, my X-Force. Quote2.png
X-Force Vol 6 3
Quote1.png Do you think I've completely given up on my dream of mutants and humans coexisting peacefully? Do you think I don't love you? Because I do. I do... and I want you to always remember that. Someone once told me that I've spent my whole life dreaming the wrong dream... And I'll admit -- the last month has been something of an education -- but there's a small part of me that will never stop believing in that dream. There's a part of me that will never stop believing in you. But it took one month before you tried to kill me. And you were going to try again today, weren't you? Quote2.png
X-Men Vol 5 4
Quote1.png Any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for. Quote2.png
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1.png That little girl. So powerful... and so evil. Quote2.png
Curse (Mutant) (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I've had years to reflect, to consider how different he is from the rest of his kind. Somehow he found a way to overcome his nature and live on his own terms. Quote2.png
Raizo Kodo (Earth-616)
Quote1.png To me, my X-Men! Quote2.png
X-Men (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Statis...deep inside Krakoa. Alive but immobile...aware but unable to act on it...And for how long? Forever, Creed. For that is how long mutant justice lasts. day, a time might come when you have an opportunity to redeem yourself...But that time is not now, and until it are EXILED. Quote2.png
Pit of Exile
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Let me go into that wonderful warmth! Hear that music? It's all the voices o' everyone I ever loved, singin' the end to loneliness and sorrow! It's the brilliant, shinin' chord o' redemption!
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Professor X
Logan! It's death!!
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Aww, Charlie... don't ya think I know that?
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Wolverine Vol 2 75
Mortimer Everett (Earth-616) from X-Men Magneto War Vol 1 1.png
We beg your forgiveness -- and ask you for asylum.
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Professor X
Now? After all this time, you finally choose this institute? I am sorry, but I cannot provide it for you. I tried and failed that approach when I accepted Sabretooth into my care. I no longer have the compassion to forgive your actions -- or the energy to teach you to have it for others.
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X-Men: Magneto War Vol 1 1

I'm sorry, Logan, But I refuse. Erasing your memories is not the answer.
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You were in my head, Chuck. You saw what I really am!
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But I can also see the man you have become since then. Your memories stand as a testament to that journey.
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Weapon X: First Class Vol 1 3

Professor X
This stops now, Scott! This is madness and this is as far as you go!
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It's not your call, Charles.
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Professor X
All that I taught you, all that I tried to instill in you as an X-Man... This is a punishing disappointment!
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Get out of my head, Xavier! You join us or you leave us be! This is not your fight. You forfeited your right to tell me what to do when you--
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Professor X
Scott, I'm saying this to you as clearly as I can... Stop this or I will stop you.
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Charles, if you could have, you would have.
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Professor X
Scott, I love you. I don't want to do what you're going to make me do.
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Scott Summers (Earth-616) from Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 6 0001.png
If you love me, you'll side with me.
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Professor X
Last chance... Stop or I'll stop you.
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Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 8

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