Léon (1994) quotes

Director
Luc Besson.

Cast
Jean Reno.
Gary Oldman.
Natalie Portman.

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin’s trade.

Leon, I think I’m kinda falling in love with you.
Mathilda
It’s the first time for me, you know?
Mathilda
How do you know it’s love if you’ve never been in love before?
Léon
‘Cause I feel it.
Mathilda
Where?
Léon
In my stomach. It’s all warm. I always had a knot there and now… it’s gone.
Mathilda
Mathilda, I’m glad you don’t have a stomach ache any more. I don’t think it means anything.
Léon

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

 

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

I don’t wanna lose you, Leon.
Mathilda
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.
Léon

It’s my best friend. Always happy. No questions.
Léon

 

And stop saying “okay” all the time. Okay?
Léon
Okay.
Mathilda
Good.
Léon

Bring me everyone.
Stansfield
What do you mean “everyone”?
3rd Stansfield man
EVERYONE!
Stansfield

 

You killed my brother.
Mathilda
I’m sorry. And you want to join him?
Stansfield
No.
Mathilda
It’s always the same thing. It’s when you start to become really afraid of death that you learn to appreciate life. Do you like life, sweetheart?
Stansfield
Yes.
Mathilda
That’s good, because I take no pleasure in taking life if it’s from a person who doesn’t care about it.
Stansfield

Stansfield?
Léon
At your service.
Stansfield
This is from… Mathilda.
Léon
Shit.
Stansfield