Christine Palmer : Where have you been?
Dr. Stephen Strange : Well, after Western medicine failed me, I headed east, and I ended up in Kathmandu.
Christine Palmer : Kathmandu?
Dr. Stephen Strange : Yeah.
Christine Palmer : What? Like the Bob Seger Song?
Dr. Stephen Strange : 1975, Beautiful Loser, side A. Yeah. And I went to a place called Kamar-Taj and I... talked to someone called "The Ancient One." And I...
Christine Palmer : Oh. So you joined a cult.
Dr. Stephen Strange : No, I didn't. No, not exactly. No. I mean... They did teach me to tap into powers that I never even knew existed.
Christine Palmer : Yeah. That sounds like a cult.
Dr. Stephen Strange : It's not a cult.
Christine Palmer : Well, that's what a cultist would say.
Dr. Stephen Strange : I'm not ready.
The Ancient One : No one ever is. We don't get to choose our time.
The Ancient One : Death is what gives life meaning. To know your days are numbered. Your time is short. You'd think after all this time, I'd be ready. But look at me. Stretching one moment out into a thousand... just so that I can watch the snow.