Quotes / Broken Ace

You're as bright as the sun
and as bold as the moon
I don't know when you'll break
but it's gonna be soon...
—"Salt Skin" by 'Ellie Goulding

You pretend what you say you feel
You pretend that you're something special
All the lies that you hide behind
I see right through you, see right through you
Paint it on, cover every inch
Any flaw will expose your weakness
I'm immune to your fantasy
I won't become you, won't become you..
You want a perfect, PERFECT LIFE
Nothing wrong, nothing real inside
All I see is a perfect lie.
I don't want your perfect life

Im in love with an angel whos afraid of the light
Her halo is broken but there's fight in her eyes...
—"Angel", Theory of a Deadman

Everybody stares, as she goes by
'Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes
Watch her when she's lighting up the night
Nobody knows that she's a lonely girl
And it's a lonely world...
—"Girl On Fire", Alicia Keys

Kaladin: You want too much of me. I'm not some glorious knight of ancient days. I'm a broken man. Do you hear me, Syl? I'm broken.
Syl: That's what they all were, silly.

Auron: Legendary Guardian? I was a boy, a boy about your age, actually. I wanted to change the world too, but I changed nothing. That, is my story.

I used to be picked first for everything. Earth Skills, Zero-G Mech course ... first, every time. So how the hell did I end up here?
Raven Reyes, The 100

Now he knows I'm not some innocent lamb.
He sees me for what I am.
Which is a horrible, stupid, dumb
And ugly, fat and simple, self hating...

She´s a dancer on the glass
That´s broken like her past
She would never flee...''
—"Dancer", by Xandria

The Emperor was a brilliant scientist, a powerful warrior, and great psyker, but he was a terrible father...
Roboute Guilliman on the God Emperor of Mankind, Warhammer 40,000

Wanda: Every good thing that ever happened to you happened because of network executives like me. That show you spend all day watching, your house, your career —
BoJack: Great house, great career, great life! Must be why I'm so happy all the time! - You don't know
Wanda:' - I don't?
BoJack: My life was ruined by a network executive like you.