Elijah Price: This was an origin story the whole time.
Mrs. Price: They always underestimate the mastermind.
Mrs. Price: [to Joseph and Casey] I know what this is. This is the moment we are let in on the universe.
Elijah Price: [narrating] There are unknown forces that don't want us to realize what we are truly capable of. They don't want us to know the things we suspect are extraordinary about ourselves are real. I believe that if everyone sees what just a few people become when they wholly embrace their gifts, others will awaken. Belief in oneself is contagious. We give each other permission to be superheroes. We will never awaken otherwise. Whoever these people are who don't want us to know the truth, today, they lose.
Joseph Dunn: You got dinged. Good news: they're not calling you the Tiptoe Man or the Float anymore. They pretty much settled on the Overseer. It's cool.
David Dunn: Do not mention the Tiptoe Man ever again.
Elijah Price: [Through intercom] How you doing David? I always though of us as friends.
David Dunn: Elijah?
Elijah Price: You shouldn't be hiding in the shadows, David. You're able to hide because people who steal cars and mug people in alleys don't need your full potential. You're only using 1% of your abilities with these petty criminals
David Dunn: Maybe there's nothing to hide, Elijah.
Elijah Price: I have found someone who will require your full potential to come out. A superhuman serial killer.
David Dunn: Don't do this. How can we be the only ones? Maybe we believe something that isn't even true.
Elijah Price: [Exhales] We are going to the tallest building in the city, The horde is going to be revealed there. There are 3 floors that house a chemical company in that building, I am going to blow up that building using their chemicals David, You might want to try and stop us. Today is your coming out party. At least you know what to wear
Elijah Price: I've turned of the water hoses in your room David. There's only the door left...
David Dunn: Elijah!
Elijah Price: It's metal, But you can't get through it because peoples bones break against metal, and your nothing special. A lot of people are going to die! Overseer, if you don't. Get through. That door.
[Shuts intercom off]
Dr. Ellie Staple: [to Mr. Glass] They got it wrong in the comics. They talk about secret evil groups trying to stop the heroes. I don't think we are particularly evil and we don't choose sides. We try to stop both of you. If there is one of you, the opposite of you appears. It escalates. We step in. There just can't be gods amongst us. It's not fair. It has worked just fine for 10,000 years our way. Take consolation in the fact that you were right about your theory. Be at peace.
Patricia: Look at you all. My name is Patricia. Now, who would like a PB and J sandwich?
Kevin Wendell Crumb: [referring to his personalities] They're all so scared. But I told them that I'm gonna hold the light now. You really my friend?
Casey Cooke: [yes]
Kevin Wendell Crumb: Then I'm gonna hold the light till the end. Till the very end. It's not so bad being in the light.
Patricia: How? How did you get here without anyone seeing you?
Elijah Price: Ma'am. I'm here to see if the tales of the extraordinary being are real, the half-man, half-creature.
Patricia: Patricia. But I appreciate your manners. I don't know anymore.
Elijah Price: I'm a comic book expert, Patricia. I believe comic books are a continuation of documentation that has gone on for centuries of what humans are capable of. That they are someone somewhere saw or left. Are you aware that spandex, the underwear on the outside, and boots come from strongmen in the circus in the 1930s?
Elijah Price: The freak show men who could do incredible feats of strength. I urge you to look past the capes and monologuing villains. Are you with me?
Elijah Price: I only have a minute left. I believe The Beast may be part of this. There are references to man/animal characters. The dual character, the man who has abilities like animals. I'd like to meet The Beast, see if he's real. If he is, then I'll get us all out of here tomorrow night. What's upsetting you, Patricia?
Patricia: What if he can't do these extraordinary things? What if he is just unwell? Like you.
Elijah Price: Everything extraordinary can be explained away, and yet it is true. I think deep down you know this. Everything we will see and do will have a basis in science. But it will have limits. This is the real world, not a cartoon. And yet some of us don't die from bullets. Some of us can still bend steel. That is not a fantasy.
Joseph Dunn: He took the train my dad was on. The one that everyone died except my dad. That's the key to who you are. Mr. Glass killed Kevin's dad.
Elijah Price: It's all evidence, you see? If that train crash hadn't happened, Kevin wouldn't have been left alone with his mother. If Kevin's mother wasn't allowed to abuse him, then The Beast wouldn't have had to be born. What are the odds that David Dunn and Clarence Wendell Crumb would be together that day? Amazing. I created you, as I created David. It just took longer. 19 years. They almost convinced me I was crazy. I create superheroes. I truly am a mastermind.
Patricia: [to Elijah, who has told "her" that he wants to meet The Beast] I hope for your sake that he likes you.
Kevin Wendell Crumb: [to Dr. Ellie Staple] We almost got you, bro!
Dr. Ellie Staple: It's amazing to meet you. It is simply extraordinary. Maybe this will all make sense if I explain who I am. My name is Dr. Ellie Staple, and I'm a psychiatrist. My work concerns a particular type of delusion of grandeur. It's a growing field. I specialize in those individuals who believe they are superheroes.
Dennis: The Beast is the highest form of human evolution.
Elijah Price: [his attendant is bleeding to death] You don't know what it's like, Daryl. To be so different, you don't know where you fit. It's an awful feeling.
David Dunn: [to Kevin] Hey. We still haven't settled that kneeling thing.
Elijah Price: That classic turn. The enemy becomes the ally, because of the hero's unflinching sense of good.
Dr. Ellie Staple: [to her three patients] I understand that the three of you think you are superhuman. That you don't think you are normal. You've convinced yourselves you have extraordinary gifts, like something out of a comic book. I am here to discuss the possibility that you are mistaken.
Comic Book Geek: [enthused] He's too smart. That's why he's the mastermind. He'll never tell you his real plan. He sets everybody up. Gets them looking in one direction.
Dr. Ellie Staple: [as they begin the procedure] Good luck, Elijah. Nothing essential is going to change about who you are. I promise, my friend...
Elijah Price: [to Pierce, before The Beast kills him] This is where they would paint you with big eyes and bubbles of confusion above your head.
Dennis: [deep sigh] We keep bringing him sacred food, and nothing's happening. I... The Beast, he showed himself twice to the masses of the broken and-and they're not believing. There's no revolution. I...
Patricia: ["interrupting" him] Dennis, do not be scared. You have to trust me, as you always have.
Elijah Price: They've been lying to us all.
The Beast: You believe?
Elijah Price: Yes, I do. It's what I've believed my whole life.
The Beast: They are losing faith. My Horde is losing faith!
Elijah Price: In comics... you would go to a public place where all could see you. A place celebrating man's pedestrian achievements. But you need David to convince them. You should fight him in front of the world. The tallest building in this city is opening today. All the cameras in the world will record you. You can convince the Horde and the world at the same time. We exist.
The Beast: Why are you in this chair, child?
Elijah Price: My bones break easily. I was born this way. I've had 94 breaks in my life. I've known only pain.
The Beast: Rejoice. You have suffered and are now pure.
Elijah Price: I assume you were sent here to be an avenging angel. How much do you want to avenge us?
[the Beast yells wildly]
Elijah Price: Well, that sounds like the bad guys teaming up.