Quotes / Beyond the Impossible

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Clarke's second law

Do the impossible, see the invisible
Row, row, fight the power!
Touch the untouchable, break the unbreakable
Row, row, fight the power!
— "Rap Is A Man's Soul", Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann insert song

Doctor 1: I-It's impossible! He has no pulse!
Doctor 2: His heart is stopped, which means it's impossible for blood to pump through his body!
Jotaro: Impossible? Our journey has been full of impossibilities. I'm sick and tired of hearing that things are "impossible" or "futile." It means nothing to us.

The Doctor: Ah, the security protocols are still live. There's no way to override them; it's impossible!
River Song: How impossible?
The Doctor: Two minutes.

Unlike the Medal of Honor, the Param Vir Chakra is only given for "rarest of the rare gallantry which is beyond the call of duty and which in normal life is considered impossible to do." That's right, you actually have to break the laws of reality just to be eligible. It has only been awarded 21 times, and two thirds of the people who earned it died in the process.

"When a man is faced with his own death, he finds the impossible less of a barrier."

There are some things which you cannot do. There are some limits on even a Noble's actions. Never learn these limits. Never accept them. You are a Lord or Lady of this earth.

The difficult I'll do right now;
The impossible will take a little while.
Billie Holiday, "Crazy He Calls Me"

Oh, that... well... since I believe I can do the impossible, I just don’t think about it and do the impossible.
Michael Garcia, The Impossible Man

Didn't I tell you I could make the impossible possible?
Mwu La Flaga, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Things are only impossible until they're not!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

You've made a career out of performing the impossible.
Thane Krios to Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 2

Isabella: Hey guys. Whatcha doin'?
Phineas: We're fixing this time machine.
Isabella: Isn't that kind of impossible?
Phineas: That's a possibility.
Phineas and Ferb, "It's About Time!"

Black Mage: So, you want us to build a thing that's the size of everything using nothing.
Red Mage: Yes.
Black Mage: Twice.
Red Mage: Yes.
8-Bit Theater, "Episode 1150: Stuck In The Middle With You"

"Most people thought the Sonic Rainboom was just an old mare's tale but on that day, the day I discovered racing, I proved that the legends were true; I made the impossible happen!"
Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "Sonic Rainboom"

Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible.

A fourth dimensional bubble casts a three-dimensional shadow. IT IS BEYOND COMPREHENSION!
Finn after blowing a fourth-dimensional bubble, Adventure Time

Vetinari: Apprentices? But I can see to it that the finest craftsmen —
Leonard da Quirm: Not craftsmen, my lord. I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible.

"Power without a purpose is meaningless and worthless. A purpose that is firm can change the impossible to the possible."
Deus, Asura's Wrath

We were told you'd been fatally wounded!
Yes, I'd been told that as well. I chose to ignore it and continue living.

"Yeah, she said that storm cloud violated a bunch of physical laws or something, techy stuff. Heh! The Doctor’s probably blithering on about some stupid sciency thing and she’s probably just eating it up with a spoon!"
Rainbow Dash, Time Lords and Terror

He [Superman] can see at a sub-atomic level and hear through the vacum of space, SOMEHOW. He can even see your SOUL.
He is capable of strategic fighting even while traveling 8 times the speed of light.
...He managed to become the true Superman, capable of amazing feats.
Yeah like when he managed to stop a F5 Tornado with a round of applause.
Or when he was the filling for a planet-sandwich.
Or held a mini-black-hole in his hand.
Or the time he dragged the freaking Earth around!
Superman has survived some pretty crazy things, like when Coldcast hit him with 15 Supernovas TO THE FACE.
Exaggeration? Maybe… But he has survived other supernovas before.
Superman’s power is INSANE, he can even patch up holes in reality just with his own static electricity.

He Man has moved mountains, reversed a tornado, ran in circles fast enough to create a vacuum.
And dug to the center of the planet using only a broken stalagmite.
Da double fuq!?
He even shattered photanium, the strongest metal in his universe, when even his closest friends thought it would be too much for him.
And he traded blows with Superman, you know that one guy who can move entire planets?
Well he's not THAT strong but he managed to push a moon once, or twice.

One day Superman was hanging out near Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation.
For the record, that's 25 light years from Earth, or 147 trillion miles.
Naturally a crisis occurred on Earth, so Superman's photographer buddy Jimmy activated his signal watch, calling for Superman's aid. And Superman arrived in a matter of minutes!
Being a comic book, the time Superman took getting to Earth is unspecified. However, the comic never mentioned or implied any large time lapse and he arrived as the battle was ending. Even if we seriously low ball this feat to taking ten minutes, Superman would be traveling over 800 trillion miles per hour, over a million times the speed of light.
But more impressively, Jimmy's signal watch operates by emitting a high frequency sound only Superman can hear. Which means Superman heard the signal in the vacuum of space 25 light years away. That is physically impossible, except for Superman.
Hohoho, you want impossible? How about the time he lifted Spectre off the ground? A guy literally made up of eternity! No, not insane enough for you? Well then how about the time Superman lifted up a book of infinite pages? That's right! Superman lifted both Eternity and Infinity!

Bulma: Hey, so, I can't sense power levels, but I can feel that. Does that mean anything?
Piccolo: We're f$%ked!
Dragon Ball Z Abridged, after Cell obtains maximum power

Thor: That's not impossible!
Hela: Darling, you have no idea what's possible.
Thor: Ragnarok, after Hela catches Mjölnir in one hand and then crushes it with ease.

The door of possibilities is still locked
Oh well, I'll break through the wall again
Dragon Ball Super, "Limit Break X Survivor"