Ward: You know, last time I suggested we work together you called me a deluded son of a bitch.
Coulson: Things change. I'm offering you a deal. Help me and I'll let you walk away; free and clear. No more looking over your shoulder.
Ward: When something's too good to be true, it's a lie.
Coulson: Not lying. I tried to stick with you before, didn't work so well. So, I'm offering a carrot.
Ward: I'm listening.
Coulson: Get me inside. After that, I put you through the T.A.H.I.T.I. protocol and then you're free to go.
Ward: Wipe my memories? Wow that sounds like a threat, not a carrot.

We believe Ms. Belyakov posses enhanced strength. This is what happened when a Russian officer tried to stop her with his car. She fled Russia unharmed. Looks pretty strong to me, so it's important we don't spook her. Just a friendly chat to bring her in for evaluation. And if all goes really well, we gain an asset before the Russian's find her.

Coulson: I spent months searching for you when S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, because I'd heard you were a good man. Because I wanted you on my team.
Gonzales: I wish I could say the same. I wish you were the man you were even two years ago, but by all accounts you're not.
Coulson: You didn't know me then, and you don't know me now.
Gonzales: I know that Fury brought you back from the dead.
Coulson: Right, I didn't ask for that but I've come to appreciate the gesture.

Coulson: I'm sorry about everything that's happening Skye.
Skye: Not your fault. The blame begins and ends with my dad.
Coulson: Well, you wouldn't be the first person to have parents with misguided intentions.
Skye: Nope, just the first whose crazy dad lured her to an alien city to get earthquake powers.
Coulson: Yeah.

Coulson: You agree with her. You think Skye is more than we can handle.
Agent May: Look, most of the time, I believe what I see, you know that but...
Coulson: But?
Agent May: You died. You were brought back, with a map to a city encoded in your DNA. Our team's first mission.
Coulson: We picked up Skye.
Agent May: Last week, we took her to that city. I can't help but remember what Lumley said. Wherever Skye goes...
Coulson: Death follows.

Coulson: Are you talking about fate?
Lady Sif: I am saying there are tides in the universe that you can not swim against.

Coulson: You have no memory of who you are?
Lady Sif: I know I am from Asgard, but I do not remember my home there. You tell me my name is Lady Sif, but why I left Asgard, what brought me here to Midgard, why I wear these hides instead of armor; a mystery.
Coulson: One I'll help you solve. I'm sure a clue will turn up somewhere.

May: They'll never take us alive; really? A little over the top, don't you think?
Coulson: I only had a day to come up with this whole thing. Besides, if I let you write the script no one would say anything.

Skye: I keep thinking Trip is going to come see me. Make fun of me for being stuck in quarantine. Call me a goldfish or hamster or something. And every time I wake up, I remember all over again. I just can't believe he's not coming back. He should not have been down there.
Coulson: You both went in for a good reason. To prevent Hydra from starting a cataclysm.
Skye: He was trying to save me.
Couslon: He may have saved all of us. The Obelisk triggered a massive earthquake. Imagine how much worse it could have been if he hadn't destroyed it? He died a hero.

I'm not saying this is a good plan, but after all the carving and searching and obsessing; I'm pretty damn curious to see what all the fuss is about.

Tripp: Isn't that in the Bermuda Triangle? 'Cause that would explain a lot.
Coulson: Actually, it doesn't have anything to do with the triangle. We solved that back in the 80's.
Tripp: Ah Atlantis?
Coulson: Try Puerto Rico.
Skye: These white markers represent vertical airshafts that are close to the surface. Possible entry points for the city but most of them are under the ocean floor.
Coulson: Except for one, here, in Old San Juan where we'll enter the underground city. A survey team will test the tunnels structural integrity then locate the temple.
Simmons: And then what sir?
Coulson: We blow the hell out of it.

Coulson: We may actually have a shot at finding the city.
Skye: Are you sure it's something you want to dig up?
Coulson: If we don't, HYDRA will. We need to get there first.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Quotes

Raina: I dream of Skye and her father at dinner. A bouquet of daisies. And she's so happy.
Lincoln: It's not a dream.

Lincoln: You know it's really impressive for Jiaying to take anyone under her wing.
Skye: Yeah?
Lincoln: Yeah.
Skye: I like her. I just... I can't... What's her role here?
Lincoln: Her role is, in charge. So really she must like you.
Skye: If she's in charge, how often does she train people?
Lincoln: Since I've been here... let me see... never.