Coulson [about Talbot]: After all our ups and downs, Talbot got shot in the head, and he waited for us to rescue him from Hale.
May: We *were* a little busy.
Coulson: Yes. But even after we didn’t come, even after Hydra messed with his brain, he still put himself in that machine. He did that for *us*.
May: We didn’t ask him to.
Coulson: We didn’t have to.

Mack [to Yo-Yo]: Talbot killed Kim!
Deke: Very very much!

Deke: You gotta be kidding me! That is totally nuts!
Davis: Yeah, no joke. It really happened. Good thing, too, otherwise it woulda killed me.
Kim [grumbling]: I’ve had to hear *this* story enough.
Deke: Yeah, but that’s the most incredible story I’ve ever heard! And I’m the same age as my grandparents!

Fitz: What if all we have to do is not fail?
Simmons: That’s quite an audacious leap. Especially from someone who once believed time cannot be changed.
Fitz: Maybe it’s time to be audacious.

Qovas: You are now prisoners of war. I suggest you use your time to consider the disrespect you’ve shown.
Coulson: Suggest all you want. You’re just the villain of the month, and you’re going down. Just like all the rest.

Coulson: So what’s our plan?
Talbot: Well, you and I are gonna show these ETs who’s boss. Don’t worry! I can fix this.
Coulson [not comforted]: I’d really wish you’d stop saying that.

I’ve been angry for so long. Y’know, every time I got passed over, ignored, talked down to, I swallowed it. Told myself I’d make it better for Ruby, but the anger was just… always there, the hatred. In the end, all I did was carry out Hydra’s agenda. I never even took a breath and stopped to think about the… the gift that life had given me. I failed her. Ruby died for nothing, and it was all my fault.


Coulson: Why gravitonium?
Alien Leader: Because its power is unlimited. It can bend space, build empires and destroy them.
Coulson: Couldn’t you just find a fun game on your phone instead?

Yo-Yo: After all your finger-wagging, the same rules don’t apply to you?!
Daisy: You are the *last* person who should be giving a lecture right now!

I’m leaving this man in charge. Anybody here disobeys an order, you’ll suffer the same pretzel logic your friend did earlier.


Mack: When does killing become the only way? We’re SHIELD. We’re supposed to be better than that. None of this would’ve happened if you would’ve just said this “invincible” nonsense wasn’t real. But instead you and Simmons lit a match and now Yo-Yo’s responsible for a girl’s death!
Fitz: I’m sorry, Mack. I really am. But it’s not that simple.
Mack: Simple? Is how you live a good life. Not with your theories or prophesies. It’s following the Good Word and doing the right thing every time. Simple as that.
Fitz: No. Not always, ‘cause there’s lots of instances in history where it was necessary to sacrifice the few in order to save the lives of many.

We are at WAR! A war we will surely lose as long as I am not the most powerful being in the universe.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Quotes

Mack: What’s going on?!
Coulson [gestures at an unconscious Virgil]: I was about to find out!
Mack: Oh, my bad! I see a dirty-looking dude hovering over you with a crazy-looking gun, I acted on impulse!

Virgil: You’re here. Agent Coulson of SHIELD. You’ve come to save us!
Coulson: Just to clarify, where is “here,” who is “us,” and from what?!