The promise of the revolution was the promise that the people's voice would be heard. Not just when it is convenient. Not only when those in power agree with it. Always. Democracy is not a sometimes thing.


Barry: But how many more innocent people will die? How many more children?
Molly: I don't see those children's faces anymore. I just see hers. Emma's. In a constant loop inside my head. "Mommy," she said. "Mommy, help me." But I can't. I can't. That's Daddy's job.

You want to do a job, do it yourself, Barry. Don't leave it for someone else. You want to kill the man who murdered your daughter, you have to do it yourself.


I don't know what your plans are, Maloof. I don't know what grand political dreams are floating around in there. But I wouldn't get ahead of yourself. Costly stalemates usually aren't the stepping stones to greatness.


Leila: The point is they rebuilt. It's a lesson of human resilience.
Cogswell: That's one way of looking at it.
Leila: How would you prefer to think of it?
Cogswell: A monument to our ability to paint things over as if they never happened.

I'm done with forgiveness.


I have blood on my hands that I can never wash off. No amount of feeling guilty can change that. I'm of this place now, Barry. I'm stained by the ugliness of this place.


Halima's boyfriend: I love you and I want to make love to you.
Halima: Me too. Me too...but it can wait. Those other things I want can't wait until I'm married.

Maloof: It makes things complicated, the polls. The army's not inclined to support anyone, just because they happen to win the election.
Cogswell: Really? Well...I don't think you're quite getting the hang of democracy, General.

God has sent me a message. In some sense, I always knew, but I let convinced. That was my mistake. My path is revenge. Nothing else.


Well, you are many things, Leila Al Fayeed, but safe is no one of them.


Safiya: Who are you people?
Leila: "You people?"
Safiya: Isn't there any limit to what you'll do to get what you want?

Tyrant Quotes

Check out Grandpa on the billboard.


Barry: Just promise me we'll come back.
Molly: What? Very funny.