Ezekiel: Benjamin was the one who told me what I already knew, but couldn't hear... "If you're asked to be the hero... be the hero." I'm now ready. Finally. I've deliberated. I've made the decision on who I will be.
Ezekiel: We face dire challenge and chance. Our lives... our way of life... it hangs in the balance, a fragile glass standing on a wire, high above the asphalt, as we pray for not one drop of rain under an overcast sky. And yet, I smile. We will fight, and we will bleed... and yet I smile. We shall face men, some cornered into their roles by circumstance, some desperate murderers thrilled by blood. We shall end them all. As is our charge this day. As is our sorrow. And yet, I smile. We will leave our loved ones... to traverse a dangerous road. Rushing out of peace into war. And yet, I smile. For we will mine glory from the rock of struggle this day. We will honor and protect this... this bastion of life in a land of the dead, and we will win. You trust the king... we will win. I smile... I laugh... I rejoice this day... for on this day, we are joined in purpose and vision... we are of a singular heart and mind. On this day, we are one! We are one! We are one! We are one! We are one! We are one!
Jesus (to Morgan): No matter what they've done... They're people. There's many kinds of danger, many kinds of dying. I kill. I've killed. You do. You have. But we don't execute.
Ezekiel: They are coming for us. Coming for us at this very moment. A powerful force of bloodthirsty rogues and unrepentant cutthroats bent on nothing short than our pitiless destruction. And yet I smile. And yet Carol smiles.
Jerry: Why, boss?
Carol Peletier: They probably have the numbers. But we have strategy.
Ezekiel: Yes, we do. Yes, we do. I am binding a hope to my heart, perhaps unwisely... but we have come this far, all of us, still here. If we follow this plan, if we keep to our training, if the fates continue to shine brightly upon us, allowing us this... this dream? We will lose not one of our ranks. We will lose not one of our ranks. Not one. We move onward.
Rick Grimes: "My mercy... prevails... over my wrath." I don't want to wait for it anymore. You don't either... Yeah, I know. So we don't have to wait for it. If we start tomorrow right now... with everything we've beaten, everything we've endured, everything we've risen above, everything we've become... If we start tomorrow right now... no matter what comes next... we've won. We've already won.
Negan: I hope you got your shitting pants on.
Gabriel Stokes: What?
Negan: Your shittin' pants. I hope you're wearing them right now... 'cause you... are about to shit your pants.
Gregory: The Hilltop stands with Negan and the Saviors. Any resident of the Hilltop who takes up arms or who supports this ultimatum against the Sanctuary or any of the Saviors, for that matter... they will no longer be welcome in the colony.
Gregory: Their families will be thrown out and will be left to fend for themselves.
Gregory: Go home now. Or you won't have a home to go back to!
Negan: You heard the man. Go back to separating wheat and shit or whatever the hell it is you people do.
Maggie Rhee: Doesn't look like anyone's goin', does it?
Gregory: Hilltop stands with...
Jesus: The Hilltop stands with Maggie!
Maggie Rhee: We've practiced. We've been through it over and over again. We all know the plan doesn't end this morning. That we may have to live in uncertainty for days, maybe more. That we have to keep our faith in each other. If we can hold on to that with everything we have, the future is ours. The world is ours.
Ezekiel: Together. Bound forever! To quote The Bard, "For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." For she today... my sister.
Rick Grimes: When I first met him... Jesus said that my world was gonna get a whole lot bigger. Well, we found that world. We found each other. That..."bigger world" is ours by right. That we've come together for it, all of us... it's that much more true... it's ours by right. Any person who would live in peace and fairness, who would find common ground... it's their right, too. But those who use and take and kill to carve out the world and make it theirs alone... we end them! We don't...celebrate it. We don't have shame about it, either. There's only one person who has to die... and I will kill him myself. I will. I will. But if it's the others... the others who prop him up, stand by his side, even those who just look the other way... so be it. Then... we keep making the world bigger. Together.
Spencer Monroe: Oh, yeah, we're so lucky. You've led us all to the Promised Land! Isn't that right, Rick?! Here we are! I guess Glenn and Abraham were lucky, too?
Rick Grimes: You say anything like that again to me, I'll break your jaw, knock your teeth out. You understand? Say yes.
Spencer Monroe: Yes.