Danny Archer: Don't tell me you're going to try and sell it yourself. To who, and for what price my friend? You need my help whether you like it or not. Solomon Vandy: What are you talking about? Danny Archer: You hear that? You hear that? They came into this city overnight. It's started. What are you gonna do about it, huh? Look, the right stone can buy anything--safety, information, even freedom, but a big stone does not stay secret for very long. The moment you tell anyone about it, your life is absolutely worthless. The only reason you're still alive is because you haven't told anyone where it is. Am I right? Am I? Who do you think got you out of jail, huh? That makes us partners! Solomon Vandy: I am not your partner! Danny Archer: What if I helped you find your family? Solomon Vandy: What do you know of my family? Danny Archer: Relief agencies are useless, the hospitals are overwhelmed. There are other ways, bruh. Solomon Vandy: Liar! Danny Archer: Look at me. I know people, huh? White people. Without me, you're just another black man in Africa, alright?

Danny Archer is trying to convince Solomon Vandy to tell him where the big diamond is buried. Danny tells Solomon he can help him find his family or do whatever it takes to help him if he just shows him where the diamond is.