Nick Fury: Before it was torn apart, S.H.I.E.L.D. was a lot of moving parts. But guys like you were the heart. Now... You'll be the head. (gives Coulson a cube)
Phil Coulson: What is it?
Nick Fury: A toolbox. To help you build it back up.
Phil Coulson: You want me to start over? Rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Nick Fury: From scratch. Take your time. And do it right.
Nick Fury: I went to great pains to make sure you didn't die the first time.
Phil Coulson: Well, now's probably not the best time, but I'd like to have a lengthy conversation with you about that. It might get loud.
Nick Fury: And I owe you that, but right now, we owe Garrett a punch in the teeth. Wouldn't you say?
Nick Fury: Really? Really, Coulson? Six days? It only took you six days to take a completely renovated piece of state-of-the-an machinery, and turn it into scrap?
Phil Coulson: My team acted with my authority.
Nick Fury: Don't talk to me about authority. Do you know how much this plane cost? It's got a bar. A really nice one. Talking to me about authority. You know, I have the authority to downgrade your ass to a Winnebago.
Phil Coulson: I'm aware of that, sir.
Nick Fury: Well, I want it fixed just like you found it. So don't have Fitz-Simmons going making modifications like a damn fish tank.
Phil Coulson: Yes, sir.
(After Fury leaves...)
Phil Coulson: Yeah, we're gonna have to kill the fish tank.
Nick Fury: Now this, on the other hand, is Agent Romanoff's assessment of you. Read it.
Tony Stark: "Personality overview. Mr Stark displays compulsive behaviour." In my own defence, that was last week. "Prone to self-destructive tendencies." I was dying. I mean, please. And aren't we all? "Textbook narcissism"? Agreed. Okay, here it is. "Recruitment assessment for Avenger Initiative. Iron Man? Yes." I gotta think about it.
Nick Fury: Read on.
Tony Stark: "Tony Stark not... Not recommended"? That doesn't make any sense. How can you approve me but not approve me? I got a new ticker. I'm trying to do right by Pepper. I'm in a stable-ish relationship.
Nick Fury: Which leads us to believe at this juncture we'd only like to use you as a consultant.
Tony Stark: You can't afford me.
Steve Rogers: We're not just taking down the carriers, Nick. We're taking down S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. had nothing to do with this.
Steve Rogers: You gave me this mission. This is how it ends. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s been compromised. You said so yourself. HYDRA grew right under your nose and nobody noticed.
Nick Fury: Why do you think we're meeting in this cave? I noticed.
Steve Rogers: How many paid the price before you did?
Nick Fury: Look, I didn't know about Barnes.
Steve Rogers: Even if you had, would you have told me? Or would you have compartmentalised that, too? S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA, it all goes.
Nick Fury: We have no idea what other intergalactic threats are out there. And our one-woman security force had a prior commitment on the other side of the universe. SHIELD alone can't protect us. We need to find more.
Phil Coulson: More weapons?
Nick Fury: More heroes.
Phil Coulson: You think we can find others like her?
Nick Fury: We found her and we weren't even looking.
(Fury finds a photo with Carol and her plane carrying the name "CAPT CAROL "AVENGER" DANVERS". Then he renames the document he was writing from "The Protector Initiative" to "The Avengers Initiative")
Carol Danvers: Keep the Tesseract on Earth. Hidden.
Nick Fury: You're sure that's what Marvel would want?
Carol Danvers: Mar-Vell.
Nick Fury: That's what I said.
Carol Danvers: It's two words. Mar-Vell.
Nick Fury: Mar-vel. Marvel sounds a lot better. You know, like the Marvelettes? (starts singing...) Not ringing any bells?
Carol Danvers: Keep singing. Maybe it will come back to me.