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A list of cool, badass, interesting and funny quotes from the 2011 superhero adventure prequel "X-Men: First Class." If you missed 'X-Men First Class' in theaters, you're in luck: The 'X-Men: First Class' DVD was released on September 9, 2011. Enjoy these 'X-Men' quotes, and be sure to add your own favorites too.

'X-Men First Class' is a period film, adapted from the popular X-Men series of Marvel comic books. The movie is set in 1962 and looks at the youth of some of the franchise's most popular and beloved mutant characters. The film was co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, who previously made the violent graphic novel adaptation "Kick-Ass." It stars James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (later Magneto), January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme (later Mystique).

Not surprisingly, 'X-Men First Class' was a huge hit at the box office. The movie took in a staggering $55 million in its first weekend of release and went on to gross well over $146 million at the U.S. box office (as of early-September 2011).

Click here for quotes from the original X-Men trilogy. And for quotes from other summer action blockbuster movies, check out these lists for the best quotes from 'Captain America,' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'Straw Dogs' and 'Cowboys and Aliens!'
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Logan and Xavier

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Erik Lehnsherr: "Excuse me, I'm Erik Lehnsherr."
Professor Charles Xavier: "Charles Xavier."
Logan: "Go f*ck yourself."
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Going Bald

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Professor Charles Xavier: "I suppose I am a professor now. Pretty soon I'll be going bald."
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More Than You Know

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Charles Xavier: (to Erik) "There's so much more to you then you know. Not just pain and anger. There's good too, I felt it. And when you can access all of it, you'll possess a power no one can match. Not even me."
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A New Species

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Charles Xavier: "A new species is being born. Help me guide it, shape it, lead it."

We can hear the origins of the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters here in Charles' plans to shape the next generation. His plea to Erik Lehnsherr, of course, would come back years later to haunt him, as Magneto will go on to lead the villainous Brotherhood of Mutants in an ongoing war against humanity.
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Would You Date Me?

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Raven Darkholme: (In mutant form) "Would you date me?"
Charles Xavier: (Looks down, concentrating on writing) "Of course I would, any young man would be lucky to have you, you're stunning."
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Killing for Peace

Professor Charles Xavier: "Listen to me very carefully, my friend: Killing will not bring you peace."
Erik Lehnsherr: "Peace was never an option."

This film establishes the relationship between Professor X and Magneto, when the two were young men discovering their powers together. In the series of films set later on in their lives, the characters have split permanently on this very issue - whether to make peace with humanity or continue to fight for mutant rights.
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Never Again

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Charles Xavier: "There are thousands of men on those ships, good, honest, innocent men. They're just following orders."
Erik Lehnsherr: "I've been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again."
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You Can't Even Accept Yourself

Erik Lehnsherr: "If you're using half your concentration to look normal, then you're only half paying attention to whatever else you're doing. Just pointing out something that could save your life. You want society to accept you, but you can't even accept yourself."

This quote echoes much of Lehnsherr/Magneto's moral philosophy regarding mutants. He feels that they should not waste energy trying to blend in with humanity, but should celebrate their physical superiority.