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A collection of quotes of Jeffrey Mace, the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Director Jeffrey

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Episode 4.01: The Ghost

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"Why do I, level red, have to go through you, level orange, to request hardware? Shouldn't red be higher than orange?"
"Well, orange encompasses both red and yellow, so... It's hard to explain, but the Director didn't want to use numbers because he didn't want any team member to feel less than."
"But you do have a higher clearance than me."
"Only in most instances."
Melinda May and Jemma Simmons[src]

Episode 4.02: Meet the New Boss

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"I try to live by a simple rule: a team that trusts is a team that triumphs."
―Jeffrey Mace[src]

Dialogue

"You are a monster."
"I prefer the term "Inhuman"."
Melinda May and Jeffrey Mace[src]
"You said we needed a new face, and now that Steve Rogers went AWOL, you wanted a hero."
"I said the new director should be a powered person the public could trust, and they came up with you."
"And now you're stuck with me."
―Jeffrey Mace and Phil Coulson[src]

Episode 4.03: Uprising

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"A team divided is a team defeated."
―Jeffrey Mace[src]

Dialogue

"This is a PR nightmare. We're only a month away from reintroducing S.H.I.E.L.D. to the public."
"People's lives could be at stake, and you're worried about bad publicity? Who the hell are you, anyway?"
"That's Burrows from Public Relations. It's his job to worry about bad publicity."
Burrows, Alphonso Mackenzie and Jeffrey Mace[src]

Episode 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

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Episode 4.05: Lockup

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"Senator, I promise you that I am the man for the job, because I'm not just a man. I'm an Inhuman."
―Jeffrey Mace to Ellen Nadeer[src]

Episode 4.06: The Good Samaritan

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"Yesterday, your fiery friend killed a prisoner named Santino Nogara. Was the man a murderer with three strikes? Yes. But the legal system sentenced him to prison, not to death. Listen, Phil, I understand your desire to protect Daisy Johnson. She's a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. But this other guy is a problem. The world has its eyes on S.H.I.E.L.D. and we can't afford to be in business with a murderer."
―Jeffrey Mace to Phil Coulson[src]

Episode 4.07: Deals With Our Devils

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Episode 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics

Dialogue

"Aida's an android."
"She's-- What did you just say?"
"An android."
"Had me fooled too."
"Well, that's... Okay, I mean, forget about the fact that I was mildly attracted to her, that totally goes against the Sokovia Accords. Doesn't anyone remember Ultron?"
Phil Coulson, Jeffrey Mace and Melinda May[src]
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Episode 4.09: Broken Promises

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"Speaking of the Director, here comes his little Smithers now."
Jemma Simmons to Daisy Johnson[src]

Dialogue

"I must admit we make a pretty impressive pair."
"Well, looks like we're stuck with each other."
"Well, I was just trying to make the most of the precarious situation you put me in."
"Is this when I get read the riot act?"
"Not by me. However, if you're as smart as they say, then you'll know that, uh, I saved you from being thrown in prison."
"You saved face. You turned it into a publicity stunt."
"You already had plenty of publicity destruction of public property, assault, armed robbery-"
"I never carry a weapon."
"You are the weapon. The public was turning against you. Now? They look up to you. You're welcome... Okay, this isn't how I wanted this to go. Uh, we're both Inhuman. And as you say, we're stuck with each other, so why not make the most of it? I read your written statement, and I believe it. You were just trying to protect the innocent. And I know you're new here, but that's what S.H.I.E.L.D. is all about."
""New here?""
"It was a joke. I was making a joke to break the ice."
"Got it."
―Jeffrey Mace and Daisy Johnson[src]
"Seems they look up to you, too the "hero of Vienna". It's a nice pic."
"Not as big a deal as they made it. They gave me too much credit."
"You don't get to be modest and have a framed glamour shot on your desk."
"Fair point."
Daisy Johnson and Jeffrey Mace[src]
"Look, we're a team now, and I have a saying: A tea-"
"I read the motivational poster in the bathroom."
"Good. Well, um, the team trust has been eroded for both of us, but I'm hoping we can earn it back tackle problems together within the administrative structure and start-"
"You want to tackle problems? The Watchdogs enemy number one. I believe they're funded internationally. They have ties to people within the U.S. government."
"I don't want to chase conspiracy theories."
"It's not a theory if I can prove it."
"I want to chase hard facts, like the fact that Senator Nadeer is aware of an Inhuman who's being held against his will."
"Now we're talking."
―Jeffrey Mace and Daisy Johnson[src]

Episode 4.10: The Patriot

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"I'm ready to go toe-to-toe all day."
―Patriot to the Watchdogs[src]

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"The president tasked me with finding the next Captain America. Not an easy job! But I did it, I delivered a Patriot, a bonafide American hero!"
―Glenn Talbot[src]

Dialogue

"Time to suit up, Director."
"You heard the part where I don't have powers, right?"
"Yeah. But they don't know that."
Phil Coulson and Jeffrey Mace[src]
"After the explosion, everything was chaos. People were screaming. I had smoke in my eyes. I wanted to get to safety. And I tripped. I didn't even know she was there. Someone snapped a picture."
"So you just went with it."
"I tried to deflect. Everyone thought I was being modest. But they were treating me like the man I always wanted to be. Few months later, Talbot came to me with an offer. I thought I could be the face to end Inhuman prejudice."
"And you wanted to help."
"I thought I could. I believe that Inhumans deserve the same rights as anyone else in this country. I'll call a press conference, resign, reinstate you as Director."
"You're not going anywhere."
"Excuse me? S.H.I.E.L.D. still needs a face. Sure, you lied, but you were good at it, even with a gun pointed at you, and that's not nothing."
"So what do you What do you want me to do?"
"Same thing you've been doing Defend S.H.I.E.L.D. to the public, play the hero. Keep the title, handle the politics. I never loved that part, anyway. But when it comes to operations, make no mistake From now on, I'm calling the shots."
―Jeffrey Mace and Phil Coulson[src]

Episode 4.11: Wake Up

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot

Episode 1.01: Vendetta

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"It's quiet here in the mornings. Less strangers in suits running around."
"Well, you should make room in that routine for uh, what's the word in English? Bureaucracy. Mace is going to want to grill you about your time off."
"Yeah, he already has. Trying to set up meet and greets or whatever that is."
Daisy Johnson and Elena Rodriguez[src]
"I know it's a lot to get used to, but I think it's progress. With S.H.I.E.L.D. going public again, the new Director needs everyone, especially Inhumans, on his side."
"And on his list."
Phil Coulson and Elena Rodriguez[src]
"Take it to Mace. That's the procedure now. Guy's got it hard enough without me stepping on his toes."
"But you're the one I trust."
"But I had to earn that trust. Give him a chance. All that man wants is to be liked. Believe me."
Phil Coulson and Elena Rodriguez[src]

Episode 1.02: John Hancock

Spoken by Jeffrey Mace

"And a retinal scan."
Jeffrey Mace to Yo-Yo Rodriguez after she signed the Sokovia Accords[src]

Dialogue

"First, I'm gonna need your John Hancock."
"I don't know who that is."
"It's the... It just means your signature."
―Jeffrey Mace and Elena Rodriguez[src]
"And I promise the medical exam is strictly non-invasive."
"Nothing about this is non-invasive, sir."
"Sense of humor. Good to see."
―Jeffrey Mace and Elena Rodriguez[src]
"The powers that be get twitchy when enhanced individuals choose their own missions. With Quake out there--"
"Daisy has nothing to do with this, sir."
"But she is the example of what not to be. A vigilante."
―Jeffrey Mace and Elena Rodriguez[src]
"Your role is to act as a measured response to enhanced threats."
"And if I went anyways?"
"You did read the Accords before you signed them, right?"
"Of course."
"So you know that if you break the agreement, the law states I have to turn you over to Secretary Ross, and he won't hesitate to detain you on the Raft for the foreseeable future."
―Jeffrey Mace and Yo-Yo Rodriguez[src]

Episode 1.03: Progress

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"Turns out the Director's credentials are missing. And I have a theory where they are."
Melinda May to Elena Rodriguez[src]

Episode 1.04: Reunion

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"The Director's credentials? You think I took them? You see this? I came here to register. I pledge allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D."
"Then you won't mind answering a few questions."
Elena Rodriguez and Melinda May[src]

Episode 1.06: Justicia

Spoken about Jeffrey Mace

"Here we are, breaking rules again."
"Yep. But one click of a button and all Mace will know is whatever we tell him."
Elena Rodriguez and Daisy Johnson[src]
"All right. Let's get out of here before that guy Burrows comes in and sets out a coffee and scone for the Director."
Daisy Johnson to Elena Rodriguez[src]

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