Quotes: Angst? What Angst?

Chris: Lana wears A RADIOACTIVE NECKLACE MADE FROM THE METEOR THAT KILLED HER PARENTS. That’s the craziest damn thing that has ever happened on this show.. So you’re saying she took it to a jeweler herself and was like “you know, this might be a horrible deadly meteor that made me an orphan, but it also REALLY goes well with my skin tone. Could you slap that sucker on a gold chain?” Seriously, melting down the thing that killed your family and wearing it as bling is the sort of thing mercenaries and gangsta rappers do.
David: You just made Lana Lang sound 40,000 times more awesome than she ever has before.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Pilot")

"We have no time for sorrows, Commander."
Princess Leia, who never will, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Meg: I shouldn't mourn your death forever, Robert.
Spoony: Forever? It's the next day! Your boyfriend died and you didn't even ask for the day off?

"Your brother just died in action, kid. It's okay to react!"
The Cartoon Hero, in his review of Pilot Candidate.

Jacques: Whoa! The fuck was that?
JonTron: Oh hey, Jac, I thought you died.
JonTron, after Jac exploded earlier in his Star Fox Adventures review.

Lazlo: Scoutmaster Lumpus? How can we turn this slight bummer into a positive?
Tank Girl sucks up adversity with such aplomb, it’s clear that this is a woman who has undergone some extreme trauma, her wisecracking quips and her wacky hair aside. This is not a film that actively encourages its viewer to relate to it on a deeper level, but it’s tough not to recognize the broader archetype playing out here — a strong-willed, outspoken, unapologetic woman fights against the all-powerful Men Corp, which only wants to destroy her before it kills her. And here, unlike most versions of this story, she refuses to even play along. TG doesn’t capitulate, she doesn’t courageously struggle to go on, and she doesn’t ultimately summon her resources to overcome obstacles and actual literal torture to rise above and show all those bad evil men that she is just as good as they are. Her cunning plan is to drop out of the whole charade and force her tormenters to simply murder her out of rage. She is not participating. It is not a story we see often, which may be why it has all these terrible reviews — how do you parse something like that if you’ve never seen it before?