Quotes: Badass Bookworm

Drogan: "I am Drogan, and you are?"
Drogan: "I am soldier and scientist both, Captain."

Introduction: "Ah, you timed your arrival well. I've just finished reading a book, you see. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Lucian. I am a user of the Psychic type. I must say, you've already proven yourself to be outstanding by coming this far. They say I am the toughest of the Elite Four. I'm afraid I will have to go all out against you to live up to that reputation."
After being defeated: "I'll be reading books until the next challenger arrives. That will calm my nerves, so that I may deal with all situations without panicking."

Can your goverment employees do this?
— The Ninja Warrior announcer, as government worker Bunpei Shiratori climbs a narrow ledge by his fingertips

[Yinsen] has a Ph.D in killing you!

I graduated MIT! My diploma is worth more than your life!

Let's face it, not everyone is cut out to be me. I'm a physics-crunching badass. I'm the complete package.

Gordon Freeman saved my life!
Fight for freedom with a brain storm
Gordon Freeman saved my life!
Like Chuck Norris in a geek form.

Completely silent, a violent creature
Despite looking like a geography teacher

We discern across the centuries a commanding and versatile intelligence, wielding with equal force the sword of war and of justice; using in defence arms and policy; cherishing religion, learning, and art in the midst of adversity and danger; welding together a nation, and seeking always across the feuds and hatreds of the age a peace which would smile upon the land.
— Description of Alfred The Great, History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill.

He's like the band geek you made fun of in high school... until you found out he's an expert in some obscure martial art form.
Captain Quark on Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

Megatron: Not bad for a librarian! Perhaps you should have spent more time in the pits!
Optimus Prime: And perhaps you should have spent more time in the library.

Maturin: You have the makings of a naturalist.
Midshipman: Perhaps I can be a sort of fighting naturalist like you, sir.
Maturin: They don't combine too well, I find.

Joachim studied Axel for a moment. There was something owl-like about the examination. Scholarly, yes-but owls are also predators.

Dr. Arensky, after killing his guard with some home-brew biological warfare: "Let me give you one piece of advice. Take it for what you will. Piss off terrorists, piss off mobsters, piss off your president if you wish. But never ever piss off a microbiologist."