Quotes from fictional characters that made you stop and think or have stuck with you.

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Epictank of Wintown:

"Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."

-Alfred Pennyworth to Bruce Wayne

These are just a few. I'm sure I'll remember more.

First, I love both of those films. Second, I read that unsnipped portion out loud and gave myself chills. Michael Caine delivered that last line perfectly.

Captcha: narrow-minded. What are you trying to say, Captcha? Jeez, it's resorting to insults now.

Edit: Oh, crap, right, OT:

"Metal Gear!?!?"

Second Edit:

"Science isn't about why, it's about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won't hit you in the butt on the way out, because you are fired."

"Those of you helping us test the repulsion gel today, just follow the blue line on the floor. Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news: bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.

"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

"A man chooses, a slave obeys" -Andrew Ryan

That line is something I think whenever I make a choice.

"Does this unit have a soul?" -Legion, Mass Effect 3

"Are we more than our thoughts?" -EDI, ditto.

"Does bouncing count?"

-Silk, the Belgariad

From "The Gathering Storm" by Jordan/Sanderson:

"I'm going to die at the end of this," Rand said. "And I have no choice."

Tam stood up straight, frowning. In an instant, Rand felt that he was twelve years old again. "I won't have talk like that," Tam said. "Even if you're the Dragon Reborn, I won't listen to it. You always have a choice. Maybe you can't pick where you are forced to go, but you still have a choice."

"But how?"

Tam laid a hand on Rand's shoulder. "The choice isn't always about what you do, son, but why you do it. When I was a soldier, there were some men who fought simply for the money. There were others who fought for loyalty-loyalty to their comrades, or to the crown, or to whatever. The soldier who dies for money and the soldier who dies for loyalty are both dead, but there's a difference between them. One death meant something. The other didn't."

This gets me thinking every time.

''Through the history of the human race what emotion has ever been so worthy and true as depthless anger''

''In rage anything is justified it's the highest state of sentience, with rage comes vindication and with vindication comes peace''

I feel as if i should be able find fault in a line of thinking as those sentences, But honostly they sound more true and logical to me then almost anything else.

"I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar." Hoban Washburn, serenity.

Always struck me as talking about more, about life.

I just watched Eragon with my littlebrother the other day. and Broms "I'd rather ask forgiveness than premission" is one that stuck with me.

Tarkus: The man who has nothing can still have faith.

I often mock Warhammer40K but Tarkus made me think a bit.
As terrible as life gets, and as dark as reality seems, even at your lowest just believing in SOMETHING can help you.

Whether its the God-Emperor, or just someone you care about, or a cause you follow.
People often mock faith, but I honestly feel like if you dont believe in something than you are not going to really care or feel for anything.

Then again I just like Tarkus and he is one of my favourite WH40K characters.

"What does it mean to conquer the world? Do you have to be the richest one, the smartest one, to beat everyone in a fight? Or maybe there is no way to do it. No one could have tried harder than I have. Haven't I already fought a hundred battles and lost every one?...Two minutes. Yes, this could be a bigger problem than I thought. Nontrivial, I see that now. What do you do when your lab explodes, lacing your body with supercharged elixer? You don't just sit there, you get up, crawling out of the rubble, horribly scarred and swearing vengeance. You keep going. You keep trying to take over the world."

-Dr. Impossible: 'Soon I will be Invincible' by Austin Grossman.

This is the ultimate monument to perseverance. You can't read this book and not be somehow inspired by this paragraph.

Also, anything Andrew Ryan from Bioshock said, ever. There are others, but this was the one that came first to mind.

There's a few.

"Stand before your God, bow before your King, kneel before your man" - Nanny Ogg.

"Love is a psychopath." - from the miniseries Jekyll, but I can't remember who said it.

"So long and thanks for all the fish!" - Dolphins, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Winter is Coming, soon be cardigan weather"-Simon, Yogpod no.37
This quote has taught me about dressing suitably

"Whenever I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead."
-Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother

This line has now become my life motto, when I heard it a few days prior. It just... works.

"A man lives for what he is willing to die for"- Some dude in Skyrim, can't remember the name though.

"Swooping is bad."-Alistair, Dragon Age: Origins

A life defining phrase.

I just finished reading this book, and I'm still on the "Game of Thrones" rush. What a great quote about war and the pointlessness about it.

I have a .txt file where I put all the quotes or paragraphs I like. Some examples:

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

-Hermann Goering

"Characters surprise you, and sometimes they go places you never imagined.
I specifically remember trying to write a story about a gay main character.
Unfortunately, I discovered that the character was straight."

Somewhere on TVTropes.

"... he who kills a man, kills a reasonable creature, god's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills
reason itself, kills the image of god as it were, in the eye."

From an Extra Creditz episode.

"Use the force, Harry" - Gandalf

In all seriousness, a quote that I haven't been able to get out of my head since I read it is "It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." Wise words indeed, Dumbledore. Strangely comforting.

I recently chatted with a person who was afraid to seek a career in game design because he didn't want to create something that could be potentially addictive. I then remembered a quote from Suikoden 5, from the character Isabel of the Maximillian Knights. I don't remember it verbatim, but it was something along the lines of:

"Evil must be destroyed, but Violence is the most evil thing of all. Every time I swing my sword, I must take more evil out of the world than I put into it."

In essence, what I get when I think on this is that, with most anything you do in life, you have the potential to bring evil into the world. However, you also have the potential to bring great good into it as well. The key, then, is to always bring more good into the world than you do evil.

"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favourite store on the Citadel" - Commander Shepard

I'm sorry if anyone has already said that, it was the only one I could think of.

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Terry Pratchett, Discworld

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
Terry Pratchett

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
Terry Pratchett

'The phoenix is an angel; the clapping of whose wings is the roar of thunder. And this thunder is the fearful note that heralds the cataclysm, And the roar of the onrushing waves that will destroy paradise.' from Horus Heresy: Fulgrim

"IN SILENCE, ONLY truth remains. But to find it; ah, there is the task. For, one must ask herself, what place is truly silent? Where can the absolute stillness of tranquillity be found?"
Horus Heresy - Tales of Heresy

I'm just like a little kid, see? You tell me to sit still and it makes me wanna run around even more.

- Rei, Breath of Fire III

It's just something I've held dear for many years, a sort of justification if I ever wanted to do something I wasn't supposed to do. This quote always gives me the final push before the edge of rational thinking.

We're just two children, pretending to be adults, aren't we?
- Hisao Nakai

This one really doesn't make much sense out of context, but within the game "Katawa Shoujo" this quote really stuck with me as a phrase to get me thinking after I had finished playing.

YOU SPOONY BARD!

For the Emporer

Logiclul:
'So what will it be Nick... one final deal? The deal of all deals..'

'--No. I don't make deals with criminals anymore Clyde.'

'Heh.. you finally learned. Bravo Nick, it took a while but you finally understand!'"

- Conversation of Clyde and Nick (conversation is formatted Clyde, Nick, Clyde), Law Abiding Citizen

A brilliant, brilliant movie. Good choice sir!

OT: "And when you say, 'Jesus,' you're talking about your leader. But when I say 'Jesus,' I'm talking about a guy who walked the earth for thirty-three years like any other guy but caught the imagination of PR cats." (Archie, The Chocolate War)

War. War Never Changes

- Ron "Iron Jaw" Perlman, Fallout

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

- Lt. Gen. Hershel von Sheperd III, CoD MW2

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

-Ser Jorah Mormont from A Song of Ice and Fire

The Rainmaker:
"Use the force, Harry" - Gandalf

Took me almost a full minuet to wrap my head around that one >_<

"your spirit and personality are what make you great" - Commander Shepherd

"Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual.

It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.

Christy, take off your robe.

Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument.

Sabrina, remove your dress.

In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.

Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.

Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds.

Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it.

But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite."- Patrick Bateman, American Psycho

The perfect blend of mundane infodump & psychopath; absolute gold.

Just about anything Vivec said in the 36 lessons of Vivec, or anything he said in general.
http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_36_Lessons_of_Vivec

but one of my favorites is parts of number 11

"The waking world is the amnesia of dream. All motifs can be mortally wounded. Once slain, themes turn into the structure of future nostalgia. Do not abuse your powers or they will lead you astray. They will become lost and resentful and finally become pregnant with the seed of folly. Soon you will be the grandparent of a broken state. You will be mocked. It will fall apart like a stone that recalls that it is really water.

According to the Codes of Mephala there can be no official art, only fixation points of complexity that will erase from the awe of the people given enough time. This is a secret that hides another. An impersonal survival is not the way of the ruling king. Embrace the art of the people and marry it and by that I mean secretly have it murdered.

'According to the Codes of Mephala, there is no difference between the theorist and the terrorist. Even the most cherished desire disappears in their hands. This is why Mephala has black hands. Bring both of yours to every argument. The one-handed king finds no remedy. When you approach God, however, cut both of them off. God has no need of theory and he is armored head to toe in terror."

"I was weak. That's why I needed you... needed someone to punish me for my sins... but that's all over now... I know the truth. Now it's time to end this. "

James Sunderland - Silent Hill 2

"There is porn of it, no exceptions"
-Rule 34

"If no porn of it is found, it will bw made"
-Rule 35

"No matter what it is, its somebodys fetish"
-Rule 36/51 (Depends on who you ask)

"For every given male character, there is a female version of that character (and vice-versa). And there is always porn of that character. No Exceptions."
-Rule 63

Theese four quotes ensure the probability of the most improbable of fan-made pornography. For better, and usually for worse.

"That's everything. No weapons... no friends... no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"
"Me."

"Dresden. It's nice to see you alive. Your sense of humor, of course, remains unchanged, which is unsurprising, as it seems to have died in your adolescence. Presumably, it entered into a suicide pact with your manners."

"It will change, you know. Nothing you do will stop me from believing that. Torak offered to be my father, and now Zandramas offers to be my wife. I rejected Torak, and I reject Zandramas. You cannot lock me into immobility. If I change only one little thing, you've lost. Go stop the tide if you can, and leave me alone to do my work."

Chris Redfield: The thing about capitalism, whenever you gain, someone else loses.

Eleanor Lamb: Love is just a chemical, no matter the origin. We give it meaning by choice.
(and in a different ending)
You showed me that my survival, my joy, are all that matter. I Indulge, nothing else exists.

Sheogorath: It's new, and I like new, even if it's bad!

The Joker: We're not contractually tied down to rationality, there is no sanity clause!

But mostly this one:
Agent K: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll 'know' tomorrow.

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