New X-Men (2001) by Grant Morrison was a comic series published by Marvel Comics. As part of a line-wide revamp of the X-Men family of books, Grant Morrison updated the X-Men for the 21st century, transitioning them into new uniforms, new enemies and a new status quo.
Volume 1, issue #114, E for Extinction Part 1
- Beast: Sunspot activity, manic depressive mood swings, I feel like a Hindu sex god, Jean. I'm going to write a paper when I relearn how to use a pen.
- Professor Xavier: Thoughts on the new school uniforms?
- Wolverine: Suddenly I don't have to look like an idiot in broad daylight.
- Cyclops: We have work to do in Ecuador.
- Wolverine: Which is more than most people in Ecuador have.
- Cassandra Nova:Forget your dental practice, Mr. Trask. Your future lies in genocide.
Volume 1, issue #115, E for Extinction Part 2
- Donald Trask: Well. When I got out of my bed this morning I didn't expect to exterminate fifteen million people.
- Cassandra Nova: They're not people, Mr. Trask. They're dirty, stinking mutants.
- Cyclops: Relax. I've survived more jet aircraft crashes than any other mutant. Insurance takes care of everything.
- Wolverine:You know what I admire most about you, Summers? Your icy calm lunacy under pressure.
- Cyclops: Call me Cyclops during missions, Wolverine. It keeps things straight.
- Professor Xavier: But my brain, you understand...my brain is a lethal weapon. If some enemy were to hijack it...I have to be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, if need be. Or the ultimate gamble.
- Cassandra Nova: Were the doctors who wiped out the entire smallpox species evil? In a world without values or morality, good and evil are just choices on the menu of the mighty.
Volume 1, issue #116, E for Extinction Part 3
[assisting in disaster response, upon finding an intact skeleton]
- Beast: I don't know how to break this to you, but your dating days may be over, my friend.
- Jean Grey: Trust me, I compensate for unnaturally thin wrists and ankles with an extremely buff mind.
- Professor Xavier: You severed her vocal cords, Wolverine?
- Wolverine: Executive decision, Chuck. She was voice activating the sentinels.
[upon discovering her secondary mutation, which allows her to transform her skin into diamond]
- Emma Frost: I do look rather spectacular in the light, don't I?
- Jean Grey: What makes you such a bitch, Emma?
- Emma Frost: Breeding, darling. Top class breeding.
- Beast: Logan, stay still. I have enough painkillers to send a brontosaurus to Happyland.
- Wolverine: Save 'em for your brontosaurus, bub...she's getting away.
- Emma Frost: I've just had an epiphany, like St. Paul on the road to Damascus.
Volume 1, issue #117, Danger Rooms
[After a shared kiss with Jean Grey]
- Wolverine: We both know the deal. We always have. It would never work between us.
- Cassandra Nova: Is this your special mutant gift manifesting itself, Henry? This slow crawl backwards down the evolutionary spiral? Where will your next gift take you, I wonder? Will you become an insect? A worm? A slithering, incoherent slime mold still trying to charm human women with its awkward poetry?
- Beast: I...I am a member of the evolved species homo sapiens superior...I...I have a doctorate degree! I can the periodic table into a dirty rhyme if that's what it takes to get you out...
- Beast: You're right! Every day I wake up and I look in the mirror, and I feel like more of a monster than the day before...every day! So why not just rip off your face with my teeth? Shall I tell you? Because I believe in art... and music and literature and...and reason! Because I don't believe in the law of the jungle!
[Just before boarding the Shi'ar flagship]
- Cassandra Nova: Imagine the responsibility of all that destructive potential. The power to crack the firmament and extinguish suns...imagine that in the wrong hands.