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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by or about Charles Xavier (Earth-616).

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Quotes by Charles Xavier (Earth-616)

Quote1 On behalf of the X-Men, Hank, I'd like to wish you all possible luck in your new position. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Scott and Emma are falling under the Phoenix's dark influence. I need to ensure that mutantkind doesn't fall with them. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Those feelings are what mark Bishop as a great X-Man. They are his true power. His commitment to his teammates...to 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 "Violence and destruction always seem to come so easily to even the best among us. But together, we found a better way." Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 "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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 "Welcome to the Republic of Genosha. This is all it takes, really. Two hands clasped in fellowship, pledging to build something better." Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 You, my friend, are a mutant -- and I have a need of mutants -- desperate need! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 You cannot have children. You never could. Now stop abusing your mutant powers and put it back. You're only hurting yourself. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Run! Get out of here, sound the alarm! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm a teacher, Jack -- a healer -- I don't kill. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I... am very pleased to meet you, David. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 It wasn't that long ago that you were a teenager, Danielle. You can connect with these kids. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 She died protecting the lives of others. She laid down her life for the dream. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Ghost stories, Jean? Sixteen million mutants died here on one day... is it any wonder there are ghost stories? Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 The struggle is real. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 It was Banner......it was the man inside the monster. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 No, Scott -- Jean -- thank you... I'm fine... for now... Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 You've usurped... my place and powers... long enough! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 If you will not take responsibility for yourself, Magneto... then God help me I will! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 The Skrull aren't without honor. However twisted it may be Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I've been doing this a lot longer than you have, Scott. And, with all due respect, I've been dealing with Magneto since before you were born. I will not let him waltz in here and shatter what is left of mutantkind. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Now that I am gone, I have no choice but to leave this for you to handle. The story of how this came to be and what you now need to do is my darkest secret... Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Sometimes it seems that in mutant heaven, there are no pearly gates, but instead revolving doors. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 We think you're ready to join the X-Men. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 This contact was a disaster! He way completely distruct me and my X-Men now. He's more dangerous than ever, to himself and everyone else around him. For his own sake - for the sake of the world - we must find him again! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm alerting everyone, including those in my underground, to be on the lookout for this boy. He's extremely powerful, barely in control and very, very dangerous. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Exodus missed, that's all... 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I've lost some of my memories. Because of an accident. I thought--one way to retrieve them might be to access the memories of people I've been close to. People who were with me at different stages of my life. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 "This Is My Body. My Mind. GET OUT!" Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Many scenarios are available; such as engaging the Brood or attempting to evade a Sentinel patrol. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 To me, my X-Men! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I just let it know that despite appearances, no species rules the Earth and that there's room for all of us. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I wouldn't worry, Jean. I think Robert's new endeavor will wrap up soon. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 This is only the first step on a long and difficult journey. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Class is now in session! Tardiness will be punished! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I will... miss you, Scott. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 My Cerebro machine! The danger is even greater than I feared! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 The greatest power on Earth is the magnificent power we all of us possess... the power of the human brain! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 You've proven you can think and act for yourselves!! Your training period is over!! Congratulations, my X-Men!! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I have decided that you, the X-Man known as Cyclops, shall be group leader until I return! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 Dear God, Erik -- this has to end. You... have to end. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 I've spent enough time running -- both literally and figuratively. It's high time I went back home. Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 They've merged! Physically, Cyclops and Apocalypse have become one! And as for Scott's spirit, his very soul -- I can sense nothing! Quote2
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Quote1 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
--Charles Xavier (Earth-616)

Conversations with Charles Xavier (Earth-616)

Avengers Vol 4 10 page 13 Henry McCoy (Earth-616)
Beast
And if I may, in the future, two words: Kill switch.
Conversation Tail
X-Men Prelude to Schism Vol 1 1 Textless
Charles Xavier
I didn't want one, Henry. I didn't want the program able to be overridden. I had to keep the gem safe from all comers.
Conversation Tail
Avengers Vol 4 10 page 13 Henry McCoy (Earth-616)
Beast
One wonders what other secrets you and your Illuminati are keeping to yourselves?
Conversation Tail
Avengers Vol 4 #10
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
This stops now, Scott! This is madness and this is as far as you go!
Conversation Tail
Earth-616 Cyclops Phoenix1
Cyclops/Phoenix
It's not your call, Charles.
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
All that I taught you, all that I tried to instill in you as an X-Man... This is a punishing disappointment!
Conversation Tail
Earth-616 Cyclops Phoenix1
Cyclops/Phoenix
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--
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
Scott, I'm saying this to you as clearly as I can... Stop this or I will stop you.
Conversation Tail
Earth-616 Cyclops Phoenix1
Cyclops/Phoenix
Charles, if you could have, you would have.
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
Scott, I love you. I don't want to do what you're going to make me do.
Conversation Tail
Earth-616 Cyclops Phoenix1
Cyclops/Phoenix
If you love me, you'll side with me.
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
Last chance... Stop or I'll stop you.
Conversation Tail
Avengers vs. X-Men #8
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Xavier
I'm sorry, Logan, But I refuse. Erasing your memories is not the answer.
Conversation Tail
James Howlett (Earth-616)
Logan
You were in my head, Chuck. You saw what I really am!
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Xavier
But I can also see the man you have become since then. Your memories stand as a testament to that journey.
Conversation Tail
Weapon X: First Class #3
James Howlett (Earth-616)
Wolverine
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!
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
Professor X
Logan! It's death!!
Conversation Tail
James Howlett (Earth-616)
Wolverine
Aww, Charlie... don't ya think I know that?
Conversation Tail
Wolverine Vol 2 #75
Mortimer Everett (Earth-616)
Barnacle
We beg your forgiveness -- and ask you for asylum.
Conversation Tail
Charles Xavier (Earth-616)
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.
Conversation Tail
X-Men: Magneto War #1


Quote1 Any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for." Quote2
--Professor X


Excalibur

Quote1 The Good Shepherd is my call-sign. If you're trapped behind enemy lines, if you are lost... I would get the call to bring you home. Quote2
--Professor X (Excalibur Vol 3 14)


Uncanny X-Men

Professor X: Wolverine, call me 'Professor', 'Professor X', 'Professor Xavier'. or even, if you must, 'Charles'. But not 'Charley'. Is that understood?
Wolverine: Sure, Chuck.
From Uncanny X-Men #139

X-Men vol. 2

Quote1 Can't you see? After all these years, still do you not understand? When all is said and done, your dream, Magneto, cannot endure, because it will forever be tainted by the blood of those you've sacrificed along the way! And poisoned as well by the rage that drives you to take those lives. Under the pretense that it was somehow necessary. Quote2
--(to Magneto) X-Men vol. 2 #3


X-Men Legacy

Quote1 I think we canceled each other out. For a long time. And then... finally... we became irrelevant. The future walked around us. Quote2
-- Charles Xavier. When asked who won the argument between Magneto and Xavier. X-Men Legacy #209


X-Men First Class

Iceman: We could completely crush evil, period!
Professor X: Exactly. Which is more power than any should have.
From X-Men First Class #6


"If I could only have chosen one of you to face this, I still would have chosen you."
-- Professor X to Cyclops in X-Men First Class #10.

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