Ben Affleck: Matt Murdock, Daredevil
Matt Murdock : Her name's Elektra Natchios.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Well, she sounds like a Mexican appetizer.
Matt Murdock : It's Greek, genius. Her father's Nikolas Natchios.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : The billionaire?
Matt Murdock : Yeah, see? Yes, the billionaire.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Well, then, as your attorney in this matter I advise you to marry the woman immediately.
Matt Murdock : I'll take it under consideration.
Matt Murdock : [Director's Cut version/Narrating] Violence doesn't discriminate. It hits all of us... the rich, the poor, the healthy, the sick. It comes as cold and bracing as a winter breeze off the Hudson. Until it sinks into your bones... leaving you with a chill you can't shake. They say there's not rest for the wicked. But what about the good? The battle of Good vs. Evil is never-ending... because evil always survives... with the help of evil men. As for Daredevil, well... soon the world will know the truth. That this is a city born of heroes, that one man CAN make a difference.
[Matt sniffs the air and turns his head]
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : What? What? Where? Where, where?
Matt Murdock : Front door. Not yet, soon.
Matt Murdock : Now.
[Elektra walks in]
Matt Murdock : Tell me.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : You want the truth?
Matt Murdock : Absolutely.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : She's hideous. I don't know if it's a fungus or some sort of congenital birth defect. But, as your attorney in this matter, I advise you to take no further action.
Matt Murdock : Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been a week since my last...
Father Everett : What the hell are you playing at, Matt? You didn't come here for forgiveness. You came for permission, and I can't give you that.
Matt Murdock : Justice isn't a sin, Father.
Father Everett : No, but vengeance is. You see it every day on the street: violence begets more violence. Is that how you want to live your life? A lawyer during the day, and then judge and jury at night? Is that what you want?
Matt Murdock : Somebody has to do something.
Father Everett : But why you?
Matt Murdock : Because I can. Because I'm not afraid.
Father Everett : Well, I'm afraid FOR you, Matthew. Look, a man without fear is a man without hope. May God have mercy on you for your sins and grant you Everlasting Life, Amen.
Father Everett : I'm not too crazy about the outfit, either.
[Director's Cut only]
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : I hate to bring it up again, but I spent 3,000 dollars on that seeing eye dog...
Matt Murdock : I didn't ask you for the dog, I didn't want a dog!
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Can I tell you something else? Seeing eye dogs bond for life - yours ran away. What does that tell you about how emotionally available you are?
Matt Murdock : What is your problem with our clients? We have good, honorable clients. Decent people. What's your idea of better? Define "better". Huh? What would be a "better" client?
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : "Better" means "rich and guilty", okay? Remember when they taught us in law school how to create a moral vacuum so that you can represent people who aren't all necessarily innocent?
Matt Murdock : That was your best course, as I recall.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Yeah, well, you don't have a moral vacuum, Matt. You are completely vacuumless.
Elektra : [tries to remove Matt's shades] Do you mind?
Matt Murdock : Uh, no, I just... sometimes it makes people uncomfortable, that's all.
Elektra : Not me. But you should know that the only reason I got dressed up for this thing was that I wanted to look beautiful for you. I wish you could see me tonight.
Matt Murdock : Me, too.
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson : Your client, Mr. Lee - he made his first payment.
Matt Murdock : Oh, that's great. You should be very happy.
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson : Yeah, it's fantastic. He paid in fluke. Fluke is a fish, Matt. Did you know that? Because I sure as hell didn't.
Matt Murdock : Mr. Lee is a good man, and he... doesn't have a lot of money, and he goes fishing on the weekends, so I guess that's...
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson : Yeah, well, I go salsa dancing on the weekends, but I don't shake my ass to pay my phone bill, you know what I'm sayin'?
Daredevil : Can one man make a difference? There are days when I believe; and others when I have lost all faith.
[Foggy is reading a New York tabloid to Daredevil at a restaurant]
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Listen to this. Eyewitnesses say that Quesada was singled out by the demonic vigilante known as the Daredevil.
Daredevil : I don't know why you read that trash.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : I been hearing stories about this guy for years; there's gotta be something to it!
Daredevil : Like the alligators in the sewers?
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : There are alligators in the sewers! Don't ride my ass about the alligators. I got a friend in Sanitation, okay? He's seen them.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Natchios owns the Grand Hotel. And Elektra's the reason you were invited to the ball.
Matt Murdock : She's out of my league. I'd rather just end it before it starts.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : That's gotta be some kind of record, Matt. You just completely bypassed the whole relationship phase. You went right into the breakup. Trying to save some time, huh?
Daredevil : They say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die. And it's true, even for a blind man.
Daredevil : [Director's Cut Version] This is my confession, Father.
Father Everett : [whispering] God's mercy is infinite. All you gotta do is ask.
Daredevil : Everything I had has been taken from me. Now I'm supposed to ask for mercy. I don't ask for mercy - people ask me!
Father Everett : Oh, is that a fact?
Matt Murdock : High above the city streets, I trained my body and my senses. An acute sense of touch gave me both strength and balance, until the city itself became my playground.
Daredevil : I waited outside the Olympic for my father. In some ways, I'm still waiting. Nobody cared much about the death of a washed-up prizefighter... nobody but me.
Daredevil : You killed the only two people I ever loved. Why?
Kingpin : Business. That's all it ever is, is business. I was working for Fallon at the time, your father was supposed to throw a fight. And your girl was in the wrong family at the wrong time. It's all business... and you've been in my business for too long!
Matt Murdock : I had set out to save the city. But with Elektra's help, I saved myself instead. Now I have faith that anything is possible. And some days, faith is all you need.
Ben Urich : I got a lead on my story. I think that Natchios was set up by the real Kingpin.
Matt Murdock : Why are you telling me this?
Ben Urich : They say the Kingpin doesn't just kill you, he kills your whole family. I think your girl's in trouble. I thought you might know somebody that could protect her.
Daredevil : I would keep my promise. I would help those that others wouldn't. I would seek justice... one way or another.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Oh-oh-oh! Look at that! Wilson Fisk is in the hizzie! Come on, we might never get a chance like this again. Come on, let's go!
[drags Murdock over to Fisk]
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Mister Fisk? Mister Fisk, it's Franklin Nelson from Nelson and Murdock...
Wesley Owen Welch : Excuse me. You want to talk to Mister Fisk, you make an appointment. Okay?
Fisk : It's all right, Wesley... I know who you are. You're the blind lawyers from Hell's Kitchen.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Actually, actually he's the blind one. I'm deaf.
Fisk : [chuckles] Give them a card, Wesley. I'm always on the lookout for new blood.
Matt Murdock : I'm sorry, Mister Fisk, my partner's a little overzealous. We can't represent you.
Fisk : Why's that?
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Yes, why IS that, Mister Murdock?
Matt Murdock : Because we only handle clients who are innocent.
Fisk : [laughs] "Innocent", he says. That's pretty funny. You know, I've learned one thing in all my years in this business.
Matt Murdock : What's that?
Fisk : Nobody's innocent. Nobody. Have a great time at the party.
[Fisk and Wesley walk off]
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : I just... Matt, for one night I just wish, I just...
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : Matt, I just wish I could give you my eyes for one night.
Matt Murdock : [as Elektra is leaving her father's funeral] I know how you feel...
Elektra : You don't know how I feel. I want revenge.
Matt Murdock : Revenge won't make the pain go away. Trust me, I know.
Elektra : There's no place for me now.
Matt Murdock : Yes there is. Stay. Stay with me, please.
[it starts to rain and Elektra puts up her umbrella and he can't see her anymore]
Matt Murdock : [she starts to leave] Elektra. Elektra, wait! Please...
[Matt has taken Elektra up the roof, and it is about to rain]
Matt Murdock : When it rains, it's like there's a rooftop on the world. Each raindrop makes a sound the first time it falls on a surface. Just then, it's like I... it's like I can see again. And I... I just wanna... I just wanna see you.
Elektra : [smiles] Okay.
Matt Murdock : Look. Here it comes.
[it begins to rain, and Matt can now 'see' her]
Matt Murdock : My God... you are so beautiful.
[He kisses her. Then Matt hears men fighting down on the street and pulls away from her]
Elektra : What? Matt, what's wrong? Matt?
Matt Murdock : I'm sorry... I have to go.
[he turns from her, she takes ahold of his wrist]
Elektra : Stay. Stay with me.
Daredevil : I'm not the bad guy, kid.
Matt Murdock : Mr. Quesada, for your sake, I hope justice is found here today... before justice finds you.
Daredevil : [from the Director's Cut] Quesada! Time to give the Devil his due!
Daredevil : Justice is served.
Father Everett : [from the Director's Cut, Matt is sitting alone in the church] You know the great strength of the church? Its sense of community.
Matt Murdock : Morning, Father.
Father Everett : Good morning. This may come as a surprise to you Matthew, but we are open on Sunday.
Matt Murdock : I like the quiet.
Father Everett : I don't think so, son, I think you like the solitude.
Father Everett : And you find it in here, do you?
Matt Murdock : Sometimes. Sometimes not.
Father Everett : You don't have to go it alone. My confessional is open to you all the time. There's no keeping secrets from God, son. I tell you Matthew, spend thirty years in one of those boxes, and there's nothing I haven't heard.
Matt Murdock : Well, let's keep it that way.
Matt Murdock : I had lost my sight, but I got something back in return. My remaining four senses functioned with superhuman sharpness. But most amazing of all, my sense of sound gave off a kind of radar sense!
Bullseye : Fisk was right about you. He said you wouldn't go easy.
Daredevil : Fisk? Fisk is the Kingpin?
Bullseye : Yeah. That whole red rose thing? He loves that shite. It's not my style. He hired me to kill Natchios, and to gut your pretty girlfriend too. But me, I'm going for the hat-trick. I told him I'd do you for free!
[after he ended up getting Elektra's father killed]
Daredevil : I tried, Father. I tried... This is who I am.
Daredevil : [voiceover] As for Daredevil. Well... soon the world will know the truth. That this is a city born of heroes. That one man can make a difference.
[from the Director's Cut]
Dante Jackson : Who are you?
Matt Murdock : We're your attorneys. If you're innocent. So, are you? Innocent?
Matt Murdock : Yeah.
[Matt uses his senses to listen to Dante's heart beating]
Dante Jackson : Hell, yeah!
Matt Murdock : I believe you.
Dante Jackson : ...You do?
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson : You do?
Dante Jackson : You got yourself a defence.
Dante Jackson : Thank you. Thank you, sir!
[Father Everett finds Daredevil, badly wounded, in the church; Bullseye enters in pursuit and sends a throwing star into the wall above the Father's head]
Bullseye : The first one's a warning... padre.
Daredevil : Is there a back door out of here?
Father Everett : Yes.
Daredevil : Take it!
Father Everett : What about you?
Daredevil : I'm gonna finish this.
Father Everett : You can't fight like this, son!
Daredevil : Have faith, Father. Isn't that right?