Melanie: The point is this. It's everything. Every last soul on Earth. If I have to sell mine to protect theirs, so be it, right?
Ruth: Well, I'm sorry, but I've spent too long redeeming myself to go back now.

Layton: We both got enough ego to believe we can save everyone. We set ourselves up in an impossible role.
Melanie: Once you got the job, it's so hard to let it go.

I can't promise you that New Eden can support life long-term. But the Tail knows neither can this train. We've suffered under Melanie's rule before. We can't go back to that.

Layton

Ruth: Layton took Ag-Sec without firing a shot. His people stuck with him. He holds all the cards now, Melanie.
Melanie: Can the brakemen hold him?
Ruth: Roche won't fight your war. He serves the people.

Melanie: Getting close to the bell, huh?
Layton: Yeah, it tolls for you, too.

Melanie: Thanks for letting Alex cross over.
Layton: It was her choice, and I knew she'd be a double-edged sword.
Melanie: Yeah, I'll probably lose her by trying to save her.

I guess someone has to be the monster. The one who favors reason and shatters dreams. I've died and sacrificed my bond with Alex so many times for this train. To surrender now would render that meaningless, so maybe it was inevitable that the monster would be me.

Melanie

Layton: The original sinners. Me and Melanie. I should've known it would come down to this. How else would we choose humanity's fate but by war...
Melanie & Layton: On Snowpiercer, one thousand and twenty-nine cars long.

We have to look at it objectively. If you can't do that, you've lost your way as an engineer.

Melanie

My whistle is wanting and so is the help. You think this is your room? I am the Night Car.

Audrey

The problem is, Melanie, you're a legend. So you do have support. Former Firsties, some guilds, etc. But you're both militarily outmatched and down in the polls, so you need me. Two legends are better than one.

Wilford

Layton: You're falling right back into using fear to keep order
Melanie: You picked up the sword. Right back to shedding blood.
Layton: Fear or blood.
Melanie: And either way, he wins.
Layton: And we both lose.

Snowpiercer Quotes

It's easy to fight when you've never been hurt before. Until it happens, you're invincible. But with every fight, there's a risk. And sometimes, you're sidelined. The road to recovery is long, endless when it's not clear if you can recover. Some days, I lose sight of who I am, but I can't forget what my mission is.... I have to keep the hope alive that I can still make a difference. If not, then what was coming back from the dead for? I count the days and pray to be whole again, back with my people on Snowpiercer, one thousand and thirty-four cars long.

Josie

Resistance is never futile but Wilford's train is a fortress to class. Maybe it is perpetual.

Old Ivan