(Tony is found in the desert...)
James Rhodes (to Tony): How was the "fun-vee"? Next time, you ride with me, okay?
Tony Stark: Move for me, come on. We got a plan. We're gonna stick to it.
Ho Yinsen: This was always the plan, Stark.
Tony Stark: Come on, you're gonna go see your family. Get up.
Ho Yinsen: My family is dead. I'm going to see them now, Stark. It's okay. I want this. I want this.
Tony Stark: Thank you for saving me.
Ho Yinsen: Don't waste it. Don't waste your life.
Tony Stark: Got a family?
Ho Yinsen: Yes, and I will see them when I leave here. And you, Stark?
Tony Stark: No.
Ho Yinsen: No? So you're a man who has everything and nothing.
Tony Stark: Those are my guns. How did they get my guns?
Ho Yinsen: Do you understand me? Do as I do. (Abu Bakar speaks, Yinsen translates): He says, "Welcome, Tony Stark, the most famous mass murderer "in the history of America." He is honoured.
Tony Stark: Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both? With that in mind, I humbly present the crown jewel of Stark Industries' Freedom Line. It's the first missile system to incorporate our proprietary repulsor technology. They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how Dad did it. That's how America does it. And it's worked out pretty well so far. Find an excuse to let one of these off the chain, and I personally guarantee you the bad guys won't even want to come out of their caves. For your consideration, the Jericho.
Tony Stark: It's an imperfect world, but it's the only one we've got. I guarantee you, the day weapons are no longer needed to keep the peace, I'll start making bricks and beams for baby hospitals.
Christine Everhart: Rehearse that much?
Tony Stark: Every night in front of the mirror before bedtime.
Christine Everhart: I can see that.
Tony Stark: I'd like to show you first-hand.
Christine Everhart: All I want is a serious answer.
Tony Stark: Okay, here's serious. My old man had a philosophy, "Peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy."
Christine Everhart: That's a great line coming from the guy selling the sticks.
Tony Stark: My father helped defeat the Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project. A lot of people, including your professors at Brown, would call that being a hero.
Christine Everhart: And a lot of people would also call that war profiteering.
Tony Stark: Tell me, do you plan to report on the millions we've saved by advancing medical technology or kept from starvation with our intelli-crops? All those breakthroughs, military funding, honey.
Christine Everhart: You ever lose an hour of sleep your whole life?
Tony Stark: I'd be prepared to lose a few with you.