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17th Feb '17 4:01:52 PM StFan
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* In ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Lord of Chaos]]:'' "This comes of trusting Aes Sedai. Never again; not an inch; not a hair."
** Arguably more of a MadnessMantra as he doesn't use it to calm himself, or mobilize hidden strengths.
* In ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', Patrick's Rune is used for active protection as well as a comforting prayer. Starts out stating where you are or who you're with 'in this fateful hour' ('At Tara in this fateful hour' or 'With Chuck in this fateful hour', for example) and continues:
-->''I place all Heaven with its power,''\\
''And the sun with its brightness,''\\
''And the snow with its whiteness,''\\
''And the fire with all the strength it hath,''\\
''And the lightning with its rapid wrath,''\\
''And the winds with their swiftness along their path,''\\
''And the sea with its deepness,''\\
''And the rocks with their steepness,''\\
''And the Earth with its starkness,''\\
''All these I place''\\
''By God's Almighty help and grace''\\
''Between myself and the powers of darkness.''

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': In ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Lord ''Lord of Chaos]]:'' Chaos'', "This comes of trusting Aes Sedai. Never again; not an inch; not a hair."
**
" Arguably more of a MadnessMantra as he doesn't use it to calm himself, or mobilize hidden strengths.
* In ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', Patrick's Rune is used for active protection as well as a comforting prayer. Starts out stating where you are or who you're with 'in this fateful hour' ('At Tara in this fateful hour' or 'With Chuck in this fateful hour', for example) and continues:
-->''I place all Heaven with its power,''\\
''And
power,\\
And
the sun with its brightness,''\\
''And
brightness,\\
And
the snow with its whiteness,''\\
''And
whiteness,\\
And
the fire with all the strength it hath,''\\
''And
hath,\\
And
the lightning with its rapid wrath,''\\
''And
wrath,\\
And
the winds with their swiftness along their path,''\\
''And
path,\\
And
the sea with its deepness,''\\
''And
deepness,\\
And
the rocks with their steepness,''\\
''And
steepness,\\
And
the Earth with its starkness,''\\
''All
starkness,\\
All
these I place''\\
''By
place\\
By
God's Almighty help and grace''\\
''Between
grace\\
Between
myself and the powers of darkness.''



--> ''I arise today
--> Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
--> Through belief in the threeness
--> Through confession of the Oneness
--> Towards the creator.
--> ''I arise today''
--> ''Through the strength of heaven:''
--> ''Light of sun''
--> ''Brilliance of moon''
--> ''Splendor of fire''
--> ''Speed of lightning''
--> ''Swiftness of wind''
--> ''Depth of sea''
--> ''Stability of earth''
--> ''Firmness of rock...''
[[http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/poetry/stpatrick.html ...and so on]]

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--> ''I -->''I arise today
-->
today\\
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
-->
Trinity\\
Through belief in the threeness
-->
threeness\\
Through confession of the Oneness
-->
Oneness\\
Towards the creator.
--> ''I
creator.\\
I
arise today''
--> ''Through
today\\
Through
the strength of heaven:''
--> ''Light
heaven:\\
Light
of sun''
--> ''Brilliance
sun\\
Brilliance
of moon''
--> ''Splendor
moon\\
Splendor
of fire''
--> ''Speed
fire\\
Speed
of lightning''
--> ''Swiftness
lightning\\
Swiftness
of wind''
--> ''Depth
wind\\
Depth
of sea''
--> ''Stability
sea\\
Stability
of earth''
--> ''Firmness
earth\\
Firmness
of rock...''
\\
[[http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/poetry/stpatrick.html ...and so on]]on]]''



--> ''The LORD is my light and my salvation ''
--> ''whom shall I fear?''
--> ''The LORD is the stronghold of my life ''
--> ''of whom shall I be afraid?''
--> ''When the wicked advance against me''
--> ''to devour me,''
--> ''it is my enemies and my foes''
--> ''who will stumble and fall.''
--> ''Though an army besiege me,''
--> ''my heart will not fear;''
--> ''though war break out against me,''
--> ''even then I will be confident.''

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--> ''The -->''The LORD is my light and my salvation ''
--> ''whom
\\
whom
shall I fear?''
--> ''The
fear?\\
The
LORD is the stronghold of my life ''
--> ''of
\\
of
whom shall I be afraid?''
--> ''When
afraid?\\
When
the wicked advance against me''
--> ''to
me\\
to
devour me,''
--> ''it
me,\\
it
is my enemies and my foes''
--> ''who
foes\\
who
will stumble and fall.''
--> ''Though
\\
Though
an army besiege me,''
--> ''my
me,\\
my
heart will not fear;''
--> ''though
fear;\\
though
war break out against me,''
--> ''even
me,\\
even
then I will be confident.''



-->''Though here at journey's end I lie''\\
''In darkness buried deep,''\\
''Beyond all towers strong and high,''\\
''Beyond all mountains steep,''\\
''Above all shadows rides the Sun''\\
''And Stars for ever dwell:''\\
''I will not say the Day is done,''\\
''Nor bid the Stars farewell.''\\

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-->''Though here at journey's end I lie''\\
''In
lie\\
In
darkness buried deep,''\\
''Beyond
deep,\\
Beyond
all towers strong and high,''\\
''Beyond
high,\\
Beyond
all mountains steep,''\\
''Above
steep,\\
Above
all shadows rides the Sun''\\
''And
Sun\\
And
Stars for ever dwell:''\\
''I
dwell:\\
I
will not say the Day is done,''\\
''Nor
done,\\
Nor
bid the Stars farewell.''\\
31st Jan '17 9:58:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''CanadasWorstDriver Ever'', Kevin recites the oath of the [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lantern]]: "''In fear filled days, in raging nights, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright. All will be well.''" Unfortunately, it never seems to help.

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* In ''CanadasWorstDriver ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver Ever'', Kevin recites the oath of the [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lantern]]: "''In fear filled days, in raging nights, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright. All will be well.''" Unfortunately, it never seems to help.
31st Jan '17 9:50:42 PM JMQwilleran
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-->'''Katniss''': Start simple- start with what you know is true. My name is Katniss Everdeen. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. Peeta... Peeta was left behind.
30th Jan '17 2:17:07 AM Taxima
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* Apollo Justice, ''Francise/AceAttorney'' uses the phrase, "I'm fine!" or "You'll be fine!" for encouragement, often shouted at the top of his lungs.
27th Jan '17 4:54:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* The title of Maria Semple's novel, ''Today Will Be Different'' is written as one of these in the style of WritingLines six times across the cover of the book: "''Today Will Be Different'' ''Today Will Be Different'' ''Today Will Be Different'' ''Today Will Be Different'' ''Today Will Be Different'' ''Today Will Be Different''".
22nd Jan '17 12:44:56 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/WarHorse'', a WWI-soldier crosses no-man's-land alone and against orders to rescue an entangled horse. On the way, he starts slowly saying Psalm 23.

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* In ''Film/WarHorse'', ''Literature/WarHorse'', a WWI-soldier crosses no-man's-land alone and against orders to rescue an entangled horse. On the way, he starts slowly saying Psalm 23.
15th Jan '17 9:13:19 PM dmcreif
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* In Season 2 of ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] mutters "One batch, two batch, penny and dime" to himself when lining up a shot or when pinned down by gunfire. [[spoiler: It's taken from a storybook he used to read his daughter, before that one bad day...]]
* Convicts in ''Series/TheWire'' apparently tell themselves no matter how long their sentence: "You only serve two days. The day you go in and the day you come out".

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* In Season 2 of ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] mutters "One batch, two batch, penny and dime" to himself when lining up a shot or when pinned down by gunfire. [[spoiler: It's taken He reveals [[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E4PennyAndDime in the episode of that name]] that it's from a storybook (it's the storybook that Karen finds when she breaks into his house) he used to read his daughter, before that one bad day...]]
she and the rest of his family were killed.
* Convicts in ''Series/TheWire'' apparently tell like Avon Barksdale like to remind themselves no matter how long their sentence: "You only serve two days. The day you go in and the day you come out".
7th Jan '17 9:42:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness:'' "This... Isn't... Really... HAPPENING!"

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* ''EternalDarkness:'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness:'' "This... Isn't... Really... HAPPENING!"
7th Jan '17 5:58:43 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''CanadasWorstDriver Ever'', Kevin recites the oath of the [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lantern]]: "''In fear filled days, in raging nights, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright. All will be well.''" Unfortunately, it never seems to help.
-->'''Andrew''': All will be well... if Michael maintains 70K an hour and keeps his hands on the wheel. (''Michael crashes into a foam person and fails the challenge for the final time.'') Michael may be Canada's Worst Driver ''Ever''.
16th Dec '16 11:25:59 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy Hopps is worn down by two days work of parking duty, then finds that the jokemobile she was given has broken down, she bangs her head against the steering wheel, reminding herself desperately, "I am a real cop, I am real cop, I am a real cop..."

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when on Judy Hopps is worn down by two days work Hopp's second day of parking duty, then finds that the after being worn down by receiving steady verbal abuse from those she has ticketed, she returns to her three-wheeled jokemobile she was given has broken down, she and bangs her head against the steering wheel, reminding herself desperately, "I am a real cop, I am real cop, I am a real cop..."
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