"With my treatment, Stitches has bested death itself. And what horrors he brings with him I do not intend to discover."
"Birth and death are both reversible."
— Nicol Bolas, Magic: The Gathering
"Heroes always come back from the dead. They always do!"
— Nick Arson, Tales of Galismera
Thanatos: Are you ready for the paradise that awaits you for all eternity?
Thanatos: TOUGH LUCK, BUDDY!''
Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It's harder to come back
I'm waiting in line...
— The Bee Gees, "Too Much Heaven"
"Well, the Collectors killed you once and all it did was piss you off."
— Garrus Vakarian to Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 2
"To life! To life, I'll bring them
I'll bring all these dead men to life!"
"I was merely dormant while my body repaired itself."
— Centauri, The Last Starfighter
"How many times have you thought he was gone, and he shows up... in one form or another? I'm sorry, but we're not having a memorial service for someone who is not dead. You hear that? I'm not buying it! He's just waiting for us to say a bunch of nice things about him. Next thing you know, he'll be waltzing in through that door. Like...right now."
— Col. O'Neill talking about yet another of Daniel Jackson's "deaths", Stargate SG-1
Scourge: How? I killed you!
Firestar: You did. But I am a leader with nine lives who fights alongside StarClan. Can you say as much?
Skitter:You said she was dead. You said you verified.
Defiant (over the radio): I saw the body myself, we checked her DNA, her Ö readings, we matched against the mountings for her prosthetic eye Ö carbon dated it to verify.
Skitter:Ask Defiant who the hell thatís supposed to be, if itís not Alexandria.
(Empress has Joseph on the ropes, but an unknown man shows up.)
???: Looking lame, JoJo. You're getting old.
Joseph: N..No..way! Yo...you're...
???: Looks like you're doing well!
Joseph: Caesar! Double Shock! To meet you as if you were a ghost on the mortal plane. Wait, just a single shock.
"Did you miss me?"
—Jim Moriarty, Sherlock
Bart Simpson: Ralph, I thought you were dead.
Ralph Wiggum: Nope.