Eugene Kittridge: What... can... we do, Barnes? Put a guy at the airport? How many identities do you think Hunt has? How many times has he slipped past customs and in how many counties? These guys are trained to be ghosts... we taught them to do it for Christ's sake!
Frank Barnes: Well what do you suggest?
Eugene Kittridge: Let's not waste time chasing after him, just make him come to us. Everybody has pressure points Barnes, you fine something that's personally important to him and you... squeeze.

We were living in a democracy the last time I checked.

Senator John Waltzer

You're worried about me. Why?

Ethan Hunt

[about a previous hack] There was never any physical evidence I had anything to do with that... that... that wonderful piece of work.

Luther Stickell

This is the Mount Everest of hacks.

Ethan Hunt

Try sleight of hand with me and I'll cut your throat.

Franz Krieger

[entering the vault] Krieger, from this point on... absolute silence!

Ethan Hunt

Eugene Kittridge: I think we've lost enough agents for one night.
Ethan Hunt: You mean I've lost enough agents for one night.
Eugene Kittridge: You seem hell-bent on blaming yourself, Ethan.
Ethan Hunt: Who else is left?
Eugene Kittridge: Yeah. I see your point.

Eugene Kittridge: Hello, Max.
Max: My lawyers are going to have a field day with this. Entrapment, jurisdictional conflict...
Eugene Kittridge: Well, maybe we'll just leave the courts out of this one.
Max: I'm sure we can find something I have that you need.

Luther Stickell: Reach your folks?
Ethan Hunt: [nods]
Luther Stickell: How do they feel?
Ethan Hunt: About what?
Luther Stickell: The apology from the Justice Department, VIP treatment. You know, the whole nine yards.
Ethan Hunt: Well, my mom was a little confused how the DEA could mistake her and Uncle Donald for a couple of dope smugglers in the Florida Keys.

[to Claire] Wake up, Claire! Jim's dead! He's dead! They're all dead!

Ethan Hunt

Ethan Hunt: I thought I was going to see Max.
Matthias: You misunderstood. No one sees Max.
Ethan Hunt: Then what am I doing here?
Matthias: Allowing Max to see you, and hear what you've got to say.
Ethan Hunt: I don't communicate very well through a shroud.
Matthias: If Max doesn't like what you have to say, you will be wearing that shroud... indefinitely.

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