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Quotations from The X-Files: I Want to Believe

The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a science-fiction thriller mystery drama film about two detectives for the FBI as they are called back to work on a case of a kidnapped agent. The story begins several years after the agents' retirement with Mulder in isolation from the bureau and Scully working as a doctor at a Catholic hospital. However, once a priest has a vision of a kidnapped agent, the two are called back to work the case. This film is a stand-alone and does not rely on the series or previous movie. Directed by Chris Carter. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe received mixed reviews headed towards negative. However, the film was a financial success. This movie was in development for over six years. It was originally scheduled to be released right after the conclusion of the television series, but it remained in development for much longer than previously thought. Continue reading for some quotes from The X-Files: I Want to Believe.


[from trailer]
Fox Mulder: Scully, I need you in this with me.
Dana Scully: That's what scares me.
[from trailer]
Father Joe: So you believe in these kind of things?
Fox Mulder: Let's just say that I want to believe.
Fox Mulder: Are you asking me to give up?
Dana Scully: No. No, I can't ask you to do that.
[pause]
Dana Scully: But I can tell you I won't be coming home tonight.
Margaret Fearon: If you were a mother, Dr. Scully, you would understand.
Dana Scully: Can you hear me?
Fox Mulder: [drugged] Sorry about your car.
Dana Scully: Ugh, scratchy beard!
Assistant Director Walter Skinner: He'll call first. ... I know Mulder. He wouldn't do anything crazy.
[Scully stares at him]
Assistant Director Walter Skinner: He wouldn't do anything *overly* crazy.
Agent Mosley Drummy: I don't believe this.
Fox Mulder: You know, that's been your problem from the very beginning.
Dana Scully: What are you doing?
Fox Mulder: Trying to ignore you.
Dana Scully: What is it that you were praying for in there, sir?
Father Joe: For the salvation of my immortal soul.
Dana Scully: And you think God hears your prayers?
Father Joe: You think he hears yours?
Dana Scully: I didn't bugger thirty-seven alter boys.
Fox Mulder: Hmmm, that's a pleasant way of putting it.
Dana Scully: I have another word I could use if you'd like.
Fox Mulder: I'm sure you do.
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