History Quotes / HeelRealization

11th Jan '17 9:01:05 PM MomentousParliament
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->'''Detective Jake Peralta''': I can't believe we're fugitives on the lam, falsely accused of a crime.\\
'''Captain Raymond Holt''': There's nothing false about it. We committed several felonies and escaped from jail.\\
'''Peralta''': Yeah, but we were just doing what we had to do. We're the good guys. (''gasps'') This is what they all think!
-->-- ''Series/BrooklynNineNine''
11th Dec '16 1:52:41 AM kuchiki222
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->[[FamousLastWords Goodbye, Shepard. Thank you.]]
-->--'''Saren Arterius'''[[note]] Saren was [[MindRape indoctrinated]] by the Reapers to help them invade the Galaxy, and was reputed for [[FantasticRacism his hatred of humans]]. The fact that Shepard convinced him to see the truth and realize it makes the above quote (done by Paragon Shepard, any other dialogue choices will be a BossBattle). [[/note]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect''
15th Nov '16 10:27:04 AM Tacitus
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->''"I thought my [[MindControlDevice Dark Rings]] were a stroke of genius. [[ObliviouslyEvil I never realized I was causing pain]]. I made them work for me tirelessly without ever giving them a break, and I was cruel to them beyond imagination. [[IAmAMonster I'm a monster!]] I can't believe what I've done!"''

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->''"I ->I thought my [[MindControlDevice Dark Rings]] were a stroke of genius. [[ObliviouslyEvil I never realized I was causing pain]]. I made them work for me tirelessly without ever giving them a break, and I was cruel to them beyond imagination. [[IAmAMonster I'm a monster!]] I can't believe what I've done!"''done!



->If the world thinks you're a monster, what does it matter? The world is wrong. But when you start to think of ''yourself'' as a monster...
-->-- '''Megatron''', ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''



->If the world thinks you're a monster, what does it matter? The world is wrong. But when you start to think of ''yourself'' as a monster...
-->-- '''Megatron''', ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''



->"I've been terrible to both of you, haven't I?" Adagio said, fear welling up in her, but wishing for all the world shed said these words sooner, "I'm... I'm sorry. I'm sorry for ever dragging you two down into the dark with me. You both deserved better than me as a sister."
-->-- ''FanFic/EquestriaGirlsFriendshipSouls''



->[[DefectorFromDecadence She]] couldn't quite say where it all went wrong - or, rather, when she started noticing [[{{Dystopia}} just how wrong everything already was.]] Perhaps [[WeUsedToBeFriends White's]] [[EvilIsPetty petty]], spiteful [[MoralEventHorizon little move]] and biting talk about ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman getting too attached to her playthings]]'' had provided a turning point. Or perhaps it had been [[ButForMeItWasTuesday one of a million other things.]]

->[[BigBadEnsemble She]] remembered the first time she couldn't help but cringe at the sight of a once flourishing planet [[ApocalypseHow turned into a lifeless husk]] by the [[HostileTerraforming fate]] she'd very deliberately imposed on it [[HeelFaceTurn herself]]; the first time she'd reacted with awe and curiosity instead of disgust and discomfort at seeing two tiny Gems become something even bigger than both of them together; the first time it truly hit her that [[ServantRace pearls]], agates, and ambers and so, so many more all had wishes and desires and thought, the same as any other Gem - and the first time she saw how much it could come to cost them if they let anyone notice.

->[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Things she'd never before taken the time to contemplate in any depth suddenly made a distressing amount of horrible sense.]]

->''[[SympatheticPOV Pink Diamond]], [[IronicName bringer of life]].''

->It rang just a bit more hollow each time.

-->-- '''[[{{WMG}} Pink Diamond]]/[[spoiler:[[{{Jossed}} Rose Quartz]]]]''', [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4657413 Never Leave the Stream]]

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->[[DefectorFromDecadence She]] couldn't quite say where it all went wrong - or, rather, when she started noticing [[{{Dystopia}} just how wrong everything already was.]] Perhaps [[WeUsedToBeFriends White's]] [[EvilIsPetty petty]], spiteful [[MoralEventHorizon little move]] and biting talk about ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman getting too attached to her playthings]]'' had provided a turning point. Or perhaps it had been [[ButForMeItWasTuesday one of a million other things.]]

->[[BigBadEnsemble
]]\\\
[[BigBadEnsemble
She]] remembered the first time she couldn't help but cringe at the sight of a once flourishing planet [[ApocalypseHow turned into a lifeless husk]] by the [[HostileTerraforming fate]] she'd very deliberately imposed on it [[HeelFaceTurn herself]]; the first time she'd reacted with awe and curiosity instead of disgust and discomfort at seeing two tiny Gems become something even bigger than both of them together; the first time it truly hit her that [[ServantRace pearls]], agates, and ambers and so, so many more all had wishes and desires and thought, the same as any other Gem - and the first time she saw how much it could come to cost them if they let anyone notice.

->[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone
notice.\\\
[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone
Things she'd never before taken the time to contemplate in any depth suddenly made a distressing amount of horrible sense.]]

->''[[SympatheticPOV
]]\\\
''[[SympatheticPOV
Pink Diamond]], [[IronicName bringer of life]].''

->It
''\\\
It
rang just a bit more hollow each time.

time.
-->-- '''[[{{WMG}} Pink Diamond]]/[[spoiler:[[{{Jossed}} Rose Quartz]]]]''', [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4657413 Never "Never Leave the Stream]]
Stream"]]



->Ive been terrible to both of you, havent I? Adagio said, fear welling up in her, but wishing for all the world shed said these words sooner, Im... Im sorry. Im sorry for ever dragging you two down into the dark with me. You both deserved better than me as a sister.
-->-- FanFic/EquestriaGirlsFriendshipSouls



->'''ComicBook/LexLuthor:''' I could have made ''everyone'' see! If it wasn't for you, ''I could have saved the world!''\\
'''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' If it had ''mattered'' to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.\\
'''Luthor:''' ... (''quietly'') You're right.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''



->[[RevengeBeforeReason Vengeance has consumed you.]] It is consuming them. I am done [[HeWhoFightsMonsters letting it consume me]].
-->-- '''[[ComicBook/BlackPanther T'Challa]]''', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''



->[[RevengeBeforeReason Vengeance has consumed you.]] It is consuming them. I am done [[HeWhoFightsMonsters letting it consume me]].
-->-- '''T'Challa/Black Panther''', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''



->You may have just saved my wife's life, for as I listened to you describing Simpson's [[DomesticAbuse abuse]], I recognized myself.
-->-- An abusive husband, writing to one of the prosecutors in the O. J. Simpson case. Quoted by Gavin de Becker in ''The Gift of Fear''

->A month ago, he could easily have spoken with pride on how British dragons were cared for. Like all of them, Temeraire had been fed and housed on raw meat and in bare clearings, with constant training and little entertainment. Laurence thought he might as well brag of raising children in a pigsty to the Queen, as speak of such conditions to this elegant dragon in her flower-decked palace.
-->-- '''Captain William Laurence, Aerial Corps''', ''[[Literature/{{Temeraire}} Empire of Ivory]]''




->A month ago, he could easily have spoken with pride on how British dragons were cared for. Like all of them, Temeraire had been fed and housed on raw meat and in bare clearings, with constant training and little entertainment. Laurence thought he might as well brag of raising children in a pigsty to the Queen, as speak of such conditions to this elegant dragon in her flower-decked palace.
-->-- '''Captain William Laurence, Aerial Corps''', ''[[Literature/{{Temeraire}} Empire of Ivory]]''



->'''Fisk:''' I was thinking about a story from Literature/TheBible...\\
'''SWAT 1:''' I tell you to open your mouth?!\\
'''[[DirtyCop SWAT 2]]:''' Let him talk. Don't mean nothin'.\\
'''Fisk:''' I'm not a religious man, but I've read bits and pieces over the years. Curiosity more than faith. But this one story... There was a man, he... he was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho... when he was set upon by men of ill intent. They stripped the traveller of his clothes, they beat him, and they left him bleeding in the dirt. And a priest happened by... saw the traveller... but he moved to the other side of the road and continued on. And then a Levite, a religious functionary, he... came to the place, saw the dying traveller... but he too moved to the other side of the road, and passed him by. But then came a man from Samaria, [[GoodSamaritan a Samaritan, a good man]]. He saw the traveller bleeding in the road, and he stopped to aid him without thinking of the circumstance or the difficulty it might bring him. The Samaritan tended to the traveller's wounds, applying oil and wine, and he carried him to an inn, gave him all the money he had, for the owner to take care of the traveller, as the Samaritan, he... continued on his journey. He did this simply because the traveller was his neighbour. He loved his city, and all the people in it. (''sighs'') I always thought that ''I'' was the Samaritan in that story. It's funny, isn't it? How even the best of men can be... deceived by their true nature.\\
'''SWAT 1:''' [[WallOfText The hell does]] ''[[WallOfText that]]'' [[WallOfText mean?]]\\
'''Fisk:''' It means that I'm ''not'' the Samaritan. That I'm not the priest. Or the Levite. That ''[[BadassBoast I am the ill intent]]''... who set upon the traveller on a road that ''he should not have been on''.
-->-- ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''



->'''Fisk:''' I was thinking about a story from Literature/TheBible...\\
'''SWAT 1:''' I tell you to open your mouth?!\\
'''[[DirtyCop SWAT 2]]:''' Let him talk. Don't mean nothin'.\\
'''Fisk:''' I'm not a religious man, but I've read bits and pieces over the years. Curiosity more than faith. But this one story... There was a man, he... he was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho... when he was set upon by men of ill intent. They stripped the traveller of his clothes, they beat him, and they left him bleeding in the dirt. And a priest happened by... saw the traveller... but he moved to the other side of the road and continued on. And then a Levite, a religious functionary, he... came to the place, saw the dying traveller... but he too moved to the other side of the road, and passed him by. But then came a man from Samaria, [[GoodSamaritan a Samaritan, a good man]]. He saw the traveller bleeding in the road, and he stopped to aid him without thinking of the circumstance or the difficulty it might bring him. The Samaritan tended to the traveller's wounds, applying oil and wine, and he carried him to an inn, gave him all the money he had, for the owner to take care of the traveller, as the Samaritan, he... continued on his journey. He did this simply because the traveller was his neighbour. He loved his city, and all the people in it. ''[sighs]'' I always thought that ''I'' was the Samaritan in that story. It's funny, isn't it? How even the best of men can be... deceived by their true nature.\\
'''SWAT 1:''' [[WallOfText The hell does]] ''[[WallOfText that]]'' [[WallOfText mean?]]\\
'''Fisk:''' It means that I'm ''not'' the Samaritan. That I'm not the priest. Or the Levite. ''That '''[[BadassBoast I am the ill intent]]'''... who set upon the traveller on a road that '''he should not have been on'''''.
-->-- ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''



->I can hardly sleep anymore. I feel the tugging of some inner force, something inside that beckons me further into this nightmare. I'm scared. I hate to admit it, but I'm terrified. Rob's "[[KillAndReplace replacement]]" shakes me so deeply inside that I had to skip class. I'm almost afraid to call in sick, for fear of the "cure" [[MadScientist Dr. Reid]] might send. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I should go]]. I know it, [[TrappedInVillainy but I can't]]; more to the point, I won't. [[IveComeTooFar I've gone this far and won't back off now]]. Rob was an idiot, screwing a fellow Progenitor and mouthing off [[AcademyOfEvil in class]] to a superior. I won't make his mistakes.
-> God help me. I've just read what I've written and it doesn't sound like me at all. So cold, so callous. What have I become?
-->--'''Andrew Greene,''' ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Convention Book: Progenitors''

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->I can hardly sleep anymore. I feel the tugging of some inner force, something inside that beckons me further into this nightmare. I'm scared. I hate to admit it, but I'm terrified. Rob's "[[KillAndReplace replacement]]" shakes me so deeply inside that I had to skip class. I'm almost afraid to call in sick, for fear of the "cure" [[MadScientist Dr. Reid]] might send. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I should go]]. I know it, [[TrappedInVillainy but I can't]]; more to the point, I won't. [[IveComeTooFar I've gone this far and won't back off now]]. Rob was an idiot, screwing a fellow Progenitor and mouthing off [[AcademyOfEvil in class]] to a superior. I won't make his mistakes.
->
mistakes.\\
God help me. I've just read what I've written and it doesn't sound like me at all. So cold, so callous. What have I become?
-->--'''Andrew -->-- '''Andrew Greene,''' ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Convention Book: Progenitors''



->Now I'm the villain in your history\\
I was too young and blind to see...\\
I should've known\\
I should've known
-->-- '''Aaron Burr''', ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', "The World Was Wide Enough"



->Now Im the villain in your history\\
I was too young and blind to see...\\
I shouldve known\\
I shouldve known
-->'''Aaron Burr''', "The World Was Wide Enough", ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''



->I guess this is it. [[LockedInAFreezer Not much air left now]]. Minutes, maybe. [[UndesirablePrize And this is what I have to show for it]]. I guess [[ShootTheShaggyDog the joke's]] ''[gasps air]'' on me. Prolly shouldn't ''[gasp for air]'' have killed... all those people, Prolly shoulda stayed at home... ''[gasp for air]'' [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas and taken care of my ma]]. She... always used to say people who... murder and steal... [[KarmicDeath die bad in the end]]. Said they... ''[[[KilledMidSentence gasp for air]]]''
-->-- '''Allen Marks' Last Words''', recorded on holotape, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''

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->I guess this is it. [[LockedInAFreezer Not much air left now]]. Minutes, maybe. [[UndesirablePrize And this is what I have to show for it]]. I guess [[ShootTheShaggyDog the joke's]] ''[gasps air]'' (''gasp'') on me. Prolly shouldn't ''[gasp for air]'' (''gasp'') have killed... all those people, Prolly shoulda stayed at home... ''[gasp for air]'' (''gasp'') [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas and taken care of my ma]]. She... always used to say people who... murder and steal... [[KarmicDeath die bad in the end]]. Said they... ''[[[KilledMidSentence gasp for air]]]''
(''[[KilledMidSentence gasp]]'')
-->-- '''Allen Marks' Last Words''', Marks'''' last words, recorded on holotape, [[ApocalypticLog holotape]], ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''



->Stories are told again and again, and from their shape we build our understanding of the world. [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Two children are led into the woods; they are lost for a time, but then are captured by an old witch]]. A child goes missing in [[AmusementParkOfDoom Atlantic Island Park]]; he wanders, lost, for a time, before finding his way into the mouth of an old witch. In the oldest version of the story, the [[AbusiveParents mother]] and the [[WickedWitch witch]] were the same person.\\
I never wanted to be the witch... but I am... aren't I?
-->-- [[spoiler: '''Lorraine''']], ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretWorld The Park]]''



->Stories are told again and again, and from their shape we build our understanding of the world. [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Two children are led into the woods; they are lost for a time, but then are captured by an old witch]]. A child goes missing in [[AmusementParkOfDoom Atlantic Island Park]]; he wanders, lost, for a time, before finding his way into the mouth of an old witch. In the oldest version of the story, the [[AbusiveParents mother]] and the [[WickedWitch witch]] were the same person.
->I never wanted to be the witch... but I am... aren't I?
-->[[spoiler: '''Lorraine''']], ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretWorld The Park]]''



->I was certainly a lousy father... Since my visions of the future I've changed a lot... I saw the error of my ways and how barbaric the sayian people were... ...But don't expect any excuses. You can give up if you want.
-->-- '''Bardok''', WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse

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->I was certainly a lousy father... Since my visions of the future I've changed a lot... I saw the error of my ways and how barbaric the sayian Saiyan people were... ...were... But don't expect any excuses. You can give up if you want.
-->-- '''Bardok''', WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse
''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse''



-->-- ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/195920/blog/galactic-civilizations-diary-days-1-26/ Diary]]'', Day 27

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-->-- '''Tom Francis''', ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20140902123524/http://www.computerandvideogames.com/195920/blog/galactic-civilizations-diary-days-1-26/ com/195920/blog/galactic-civilizations-diary-days-1-26/?site=pcg Diary]]'', Day 27



->'''ComicBook/LexLuthor:''' I could have made ''everyone'' see! If it wasn't for you, ''I could have saved the world!''\\
'''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' If it had ''mattered'' to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.\\
'''Luthor:''' ... (''quietly'') You're right.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''

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->'''ComicBook/LexLuthor:''' ->'''Dipper''': Rumble! I could have made ''everyone'' see! If it wasn't for you, ''I could have saved the world!''\\
'''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' If it had ''mattered''
something to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.tell you! Robbie... Robbie didn't kill my father.\\
'''Luthor:''' ... (''quietly'') You're right.
'''Rumble''': (''gasps'') Then who did?\\
'''Dipper''': What? No-one. I... I lied to you.\\
'''Rumble''': Hwuh? Well then, you're actually a... ''bad guy!''\\
'''Dipper''': I guess I kinda am.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''
''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''



->'''Dipper''': Rumble! I have something to tell you! Robbie... Robbie didn't kill my father.\\
'''Rumble''': (gasps) Then who did?\\
'''Dipper''': What? No-one. I... I lied to you.\\
'''Rumble''': Hwuh? Well then, you're actually a... ''bad guy''!\\
'''Dipper''': I guess I kinda am.
-->--''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''


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->You may have just saved my wife's life, for as I listened to you describing Simpson's [[DomesticAbuse abuse]], I recognized myself.
-->-- An abusive husband, writing to one of the prosecutors in the O. J. Simpson case. Quoted by Gavin de Becker in ''The Gift of Fear''

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->[[RevengeBeforeReason Vengeance has consumed you.]] It is consuming them. I am done letting it consume me.

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->[[RevengeBeforeReason Vengeance has consumed you.]] It is consuming them. I am done [[HeWhoFightsMonsters letting it consume me.me]].
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->[[RevengeBeforeReason Vengeance has consumed you.]] It is consuming them. I am done letting it consume me.
-->-- '''T'Challa/Black Panther''', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''
19th Sep '16 6:51:06 AM naal2
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->Ive been terrible to both of you, havent I? Adagio said, fear welling up in her, but wishing for all the world shed said these words sooner, Im... Im sorry. Im sorry for ever dragging you two down into the dark with me. You both deserved better than me as a sister.
-->-- FanFic/EquestriaGirlsFriendshipSouls
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->I was certainly a lousy father... Since my visions of the future I've changed a lot... I saw the error of my ways and how barbaric the sayian people were... ...But don't expect any excuses. You can give up if you want.
-->-- '''Bardok''', WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse

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5th Sep '16 5:56:59 PM ThatBitterTase
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-->-- '''[[{{WMG}} Pink Diamond]]/[[spoiler:Rose Quartz]]''', [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4657413 Never Leave the Stream]]

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-->-- '''[[{{WMG}} Pink Diamond]]/[[spoiler:Rose Quartz]]''', Diamond]]/[[spoiler:[[{{Jossed}} Rose Quartz]]]]''', [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4657413 Never Leave the Stream]]
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-->-- '''Kreia''', ''VideoGame/{{Knights of the Old Republic}} II''

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-->-- '''Kreia''', ''VideoGame/{{Knights of the Old Republic}} II''
''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''
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->'''Dipper''': Rumble! I have something to tell you! Robbie... Robbie didn't kill my father.\\
'''Rumble''': (gasps) Then who did?\\
'''Dipper''': What? No-one. I... I lied to you.\\
'''Rumble''': Hwuh? Well then, you're actually a... ''bad guy''!\\
'''Dipper''': I guess I kinda am.
-->--''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
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