The Best 'Léon: The Professional' Movie Quotes

The best quotes from Léon: The Professional shows why the movie has become a classic. In a film chock full of memorable lines and dialogue, there are plenty of quotes from Léon: The Professional to choose from. The movie stars Jean Reno as Leon, a professional hitman who takes the young Mathilda, played by Natalie Portman, under his wing. After Mathilda witnesses the brutal murder of her family she convinces Leon to teach her how to become an assassin. Leon is obviously hesitant to take on such a young protege but eventually agrees. Which of these are your favorite quotes from The Professional? Because it’s time to determine the best lines from the movie.

Your votes will help determine the best quotes from The Professional. Vote up the most memorable Léon: The Professional movie quotes from the list below and vote down the lines you could forget.

  • 1
    182 VOTES

    Always Like This

    Mathilda: Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?
    Léon: Always like this.


  • 2
    224 VOTES

    Calm Down

    Mathilda: I don't wanna lose you, Léon.
    Léon: You're not going to lose me. You've given me a taste for life. I wanna be happy. Sleep in a bed, have roots. And you'll never be alone again, Mathilda. Please, go now, baby, go. Calm down, I'll meet you at Tony's in an hour, I love you, now go, go now.

  • 3
    80 VOTES

    I'm Old Enough

    Léon: You need some time to grow up a little.
    Mathilda: I finished growing up, Léon. I just get older.
    Léon: For me it's the opposite. I'm old enough. I need time to grow up.


  • 4
    76 VOTES

    Love Or Death

    Mathilda: I don't give a sh*t about sleeping, Léon. I want love, or death. That's it.


  • 5
    88 VOTES


    Léon: And stop saying "okay" all the time. Okay?
    Mathilda: Okay.
    Léon: Good.


  • 6
    32 VOTES

    Very Respectable Family

    Léon: There was someone a long time ago. Before I came to the States. Her father didn't want her to see me. She was from a very respectable family. Mine was, you know, not so respectable. Her dad went nuts every time she'd take off to see me.
    Mathilda: But she still snuck off to see you, right?
    Léon: Right.
    Mathilda: You see, nothing can stop love, Léon.