Illusive Man: Shepard. You’re making a habit of costing me more than time and money.
Shepard: You get the help you deserve.
Illusive Man: And what about the rest of humanity? Your ideals have cost us more than you could imagine. The technology from that base could have secured human dominance in the galaxy. Against the Reapers and beyond.
Shepard: Human dominance? Or just Cerberus?
Illusive Man: Strength for Cerberus is strength for every human. Cerberus is humanity. I should have known you choke on the hard decisions. Too idealistic from the start.
Shepard: I know what you are. And the price of dealing with you. We do things my way from now on. Harbinger is coming. And he won’t be alone. I’m going to make sure we’re ready when they get here. You can fall in line or step aside. But don’t get in my way.
Illusive Man: You’re sure that’s what you want? You’re taking a hell of a risk Shepard.
Shepard: I don’t think so. I’m going to stop the Reapers. But I won’t sacrifice the soul of our species to do it.