Pierce: Daniel and I… I always played Salieri to his Mozart. I was never quite on the same plane of intellect. This time I found him slipping. Into madness.
Pierce: We’ve got twenty million tax dollars into this project. If word of it were to get out it could destroy years of work. I’m afraid to go through proper channels.
Mulder: We’re not exactly proper channels.
Mulder: There’s something they’re not telling us.
Scully: Based on what?
Mulder: Based on when Ludwig tried to play tee ball with my head. He knew I wasn’t Trepkos.
Scully: Now you’re sounding paranoid.
Jessie O’Neil (Shawnee Smith): I just want to go home.
Jessie: Anywhere but here.
Daniel Trepkos (Bradley Whitford): I’m wondering if I haven’t lost all perspective. In my intense desire to find the truth, has it finally eclipsed the truth itself?
Jason Ludwig (Leland Orser): Wait a minute. There’s no such thing as a silicon-based life form.
Scully: Maybe now there is.
Mulder: Why are you doing this, Trepkos? He’s already dead. How many times do you have to kill him?
Trepkos: It’s not him I’m trying to kill.
Mulder: What went wrong Trepkos? The Firewalker carried something back to the surface.
Trepkos: The Firewalker brought up an elephant. The truth is an elephant described by three blind men. The first man touches the tail and says it’s a rope. The second man feels the rough leg and says it’s a tree. The third man feels the trunk and says it’s a snake.
Mulder: What about you? What do you say it is?
Trepkos: I say the earth holds some truths best left buried.
Trepkos: I can’t let you leave.
Mulder: Then you’re going to have to shoot me. Because I’m walking out of here.
Mulder: …and of the events that occurred at Mount Avalon between the eleventh and the thirteenth of November, 1994, mine stands as the only record.