(that scene in the carriage in S02 Ep02, where everyone freaks out about what the hell is going on with the walls and why is no one talking about those titans, what is this priest hiding, but Levi keeps his cool as always. Levi knows; the truth is out there DUN DUN DUuNNnn)
“I want to believe” is actually my favourite catchphrase to come out of The X-Files because it’s simultaneously optimistic and skeptical. “Wanting to believe” is different from blind faith - it implies that you’re holding out for a burden of proof, even when the belief itself is desirable. There’s a level of restraint in that phrase that is so beautiful and pure; it feels wondrous and curious but also totally sane and grounded in reality. I think that’s why it continues to resonate.