Doctor Strange movie quotes provide the dialogue to the Marvel film about a surgeon who is fascinated by a new mystic reality. The superhero movie was adapted into a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill based off of the character created by Steve Ditko. Scott Derrickson also directed Doctor Strange, which opened in theaters on November 4, 2016.
In these Doctor Strange quotes, we meet the title character, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Strange is highly talented in the neurosurgery field and has a bit of an ego to prove it. But this all changes when he's injured in a car accident and loses the use of his hands. Not even the support of Christine Palmer (Rachael McAdams) can help Strange cope with the loss as he strives to regain the use of his digits.
So in an effort to heal his hands, Doctor Strange seeks out the help of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). But what he learns from them, tales about a mystical world full of alternate realities, isn't exactly what Strange was looking for. However, when Strange learns of his destiny to save the universe, including against a threat from the persistently awful Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen), Doctor Strange opens his mind to this new reality and becomes determined to defeat Kaecilius.
The Reality You Know is One of Many
The Ancient One: Doctor Strange, you think you know how the world works. You think this material universe is all there is. What if I told you the reality you know is one of many?
Dr. Stephen Strange: This doesn't make any sense.
The Ancient One: Not everything does. Not everything has to.
The Ancient One explains to Dr. Strange that the reality he knows is not exactly the only one available in these Doctor Strange movie quotes. When Strange responds that what she claims doesn't make sense, she informs him that some things don't require making sense.
We Harness Energy and Shape Reality
The Ancient One: Through the mystic arts, we harness energy and shape reality. We travel great distances in an instant.
Dr. Stephen Strange: How do I get from here to there?
The Ancient One: How did you become a doctor?
Dr. Stephen Strange: Study and practice years of it
Going deeper into how she does what she does, The Ancient One explains how Dr. Strange can do the same. It's really not that different from how he became a doctor, through study and years of practice.
Looking for You
The Ancient One: I spent so many years peering through time, looking for you.
The Ancient One explains to Doctor Strange that his selection by her was not any coincidence or willy-nilly decision. She's been looking for him for a long time.
Baron Mordo: Stephen Strange, might I offer you some advice? Forget everything that you think you know.
Knowing Doctor Strange is about to learn some very surprising things, Baron Mordo urges him to forget everything he knows in this Doctor Strange movie quote. He doesn't mean this literally, rather urges Strange to open his mind to what is to come.
I Don't Believe in Fairytales
The Ancient One: You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many?
Dr. Stephen Strange: I don't believe in fairytales about chakras or energy or the power of belief.
The Ancient One: You wonder what I see in your future? Possibility.
As The Ancient One tries to explain to Doctor Strange that there are multiple realities, only one of which he's familiar with, Doctor Strange brushes her words off as farce. But when The Ancient One talks about his possibilities within those other realities in these Doctor Strange movie quotes, his ears perk up.
I Seek to Destroy
Kaecilius: I do not seek to rule this world. I seek to destroy it.
Kaecilius seems like a really unpleasant guy. He doesn't want power, he simply wants to see people suffer. What a Debbie Downer.
More Mythical Threats
Wong: Heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers. We safeguard it against more mystical threats.
Wong explains how those in this movie relate to the rest of the Marvel universe in this Doctor Strange movie quote. The Avengers take care of the real monsters while those here take care of the mystical ones.
Is He Ready?
Baron Mordo: There's a strength to him.
Wong: But is he ready?
Baron and Wong know that Doctor Strange has potential, and discuss as much in these Doctor Strange movie quotes. But if he is truly ready to take on his new role ion the world is still up for debate.
Be Careful Which Path You Travel Down
Wong: Be careful which path you travel down, Strange. Stronger men than you have lost their way.
Wong gives Doctor Strange some advice as he prepares for a big moment. Wong has seen stronger men fail in the same situation and suggests a bit of humility as well.
I Am Death, and Pain
Kaecilius: I am death, and pain!
Some kids want to be firefighters or lawyers when they grow up. Not Kaecilius, as evidenced in this Doctor Strange movie quote. He wants to be, and is, death and pain. His mother must be so proud.
I Can't Do This
Dr. Stephen Strange: I can't do this.
Baron Mordo: There is no other way.
Doctor Strange is nervous and doubting his own strength in these Doctor Strange movie quotes. But as Baron Mordo explains, there are no other options.
We're Not Savages
Dr. Stephen Strange: What's this? My mantra?
Baron Mordo: It's the WiFi password. We're not savages.
When Baron hands Doctor Strange a slip of paper with a word on it in these Doctor Strange movie quotes, Strange wonders what Baron is trying to do. But as Strange soon finds out, Baron was simply sharing the WiFi password.