Ethan Hunt : I thought I was going to see Max.
Matthias : You misunderstood. No one sees Max.
Ethan Hunt : Then what am I doing here?
Matthias : Allowing Max to see you and hear what you've got to say.
Ethan Hunt : I don't communicate very well through a shroud.
Matthias : If Max doesn't like what you have to say, you will be wearing that shroud indefinitely.
Jim Phelps : Of course he knew. Just *when* he knew is something of a mystery. You mind telling me, Ethan? Was it before or after I showed up in London?
Ethan Hunt : Before London. But after you took the Bible from the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Jim Phelps : They stamped it, didn't they? Those damn Gideons.