Quotes / But for Me, It Was Tuesday

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    Anime and Manga 

Rosine: What are... Who are you?! Why're you so--?!
Guts: You wouldn't remember. Every last human you scum snacked on playing your games. You wouldn't remember.

I can't remember how many people I've killed. Nobody counts the number of times they brush their teeth or eat a meal. Same with this.
Rolo Lamperouge, Code Geass

Zeppelli: Tell me, to undo your injuries, how many innocent lives did you consume?
Dio: I don't know, how many loaves of bread have you eaten in your lifetime?

    Comic Books 

Batman: No more! All the people I've murdered, by letting you live....
The Joker: I never kept count.
Batman: I did!
Joker: I know. And I love you for it.

Spider-Man: And you are...?
Villain: Don't you remember me, Peter?
Spider-Man: I'm sorry, do I know you?
Villain: I am... Will o' the Wisp? We have fought... a pair of times?
Spider-Man: Oh, yes. And remind me, which were your powers...?
Villain: Are we really having this conversation? You really don't remember me, Peter?

Mook: Well if it ain't the Punisher. How you doin' Frank? Heard you were dead.
The Punisher: I know you, pal?
Mook: Sure ya do, Castle. Fourth of July, 1993. You know us all, Frank. Next time you kill a man, you better look at his face.

Darth Vader: Who are you?
Luke Skywalker: You killed my father.
Darth Vader: I've killed very many fathers. You'll have to be more specific.
Star Wars 2: Skywalker Strikes, Part II

    Fan Works 

Karasu: I will crush you for killing Kurotsuchi, bastard!
Sound'Naruto: Look, moron, the day I killed your girlfriend was perhaps the worst day of your life, but for me... it was Tuesday.
Echoes by Kagaseo

Awesome. It didn't do a whole lot for my nerves that the earth pony was saying all of this with very little sign of any actual malice. It was like somepony talking about how cloudy it was going to be tomorrow. Here she was, talking about killing her brother and feeding me to monsters, and it was... just business to her somehow. It was a part of her schedule that had been marked right after waking up and taking a shower.

"My name is Gilda, and Iím not your slave. I'm going to make you pay for what you did to me!" Yet despite her words, she didn't pounce. She circled, watching as though she might spot some fatal flaw in the demon's form. "You remember, right? Twisting me into a monster, using me against Dash!"
"Not particularly," he admitted with a chuckle. Tirek leaned forward, brow furrowing in mock-confusion. "Not my slave? Why do you think you returned to me?"

Apple Pie: Please... how many times did ya just let Poison Apple die?
Nightmare Paradox: Who?
Apple Pie: Yah... yah don't even know?
Nightmare Paradox: Silly pony, I don't pay attention to the unimportant NPCs. That's what notebooks are for! He was your coltfriend right?
Pony POV Series

You've managed to more than make up for me, ahem, accidentally wiping out the Hippocampi, Flutterponies, and most of your kind. I was so sure I turned that desert back into an ocean! I guess my game of pony-card-solitaire ran long. Too bad, I really did enjoy their singing. Oh well, you win some, you reduce the six pony races to three point two. Oh well... Where was I?
Discord, Pony POV Series

Cosmo: My entire family and nearly my whole species is gone. Tsali's life has been ruined, and this galaxy has come to the brink of annihilation. And who can we blame for it all? You ordered the deaths of Tsali's family, as the beginning of your plot, and then you engineered a ware with the Seedrians as well. Trillions are dead now thanks to you!
[Maledict says nothing]
Cosmo: Don't you just stare at me! Admit what you have done! Say to all of your troops who the real beginner of this so called rebellion is!
Maledict: [smiles] I'm sorry, Cosmo... but for me, it was just another day. [cue horrified gasps from Cosmo and her friends and comrades]
Sonic: What are you talking about?
Maledict: Do you know what I have seen in my immortal lifetime? I have watched the Big Bang scatter all the matter through the canvas of creation. I have seen whole galaxies collapse into oblivion. I have watched time itself expand and shrink in its eternity. I have seen countless civilizations rise and fall. And you think you are unique in your suffering?

Scourge: Now I shall get my revenge!
Tigerstar: Wait, revenge for what?
Scourge: What!? You savagely assaulted me when I was a kit! You are partially responsible for making me the bloodthirsty psychopath I am today!
Tigerstar: I don't even know who you are. Do you honestly expect me to keep track of every single kit I've beaten to within an inch of its life?
Scourge: Grrr...

    Film - Live-Action 

Thulsa Doom: You broke into my house, stole my property, murdered my servants, and my pets! And that is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born.
Conan: You killed my mother! You killed my father! You killed my people! You took my father's sword!
Thulsa Doom: Ah. Must have been when I was younger.

When I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know that I'm telling the truth.
The Joker, The Dark Knight

I don't recall killing your family. I doubt I'll remember killing you, either.
Ronan the Accuser to Drax, Guardians of the Galaxy

Buttercup: You killed my love.
Dread Pirate Roberts: It's possible. I kill a lot of people.

Lucia Sciarra: Did you kill my husband?
James Bond: He was an assassin. He wouldn't have taken it personally.


Alex: You know this guy?
Anne: So do you. He tried to kill you.
Alex: Doesn't narrow it down much.
Anne: As in, more than once.
Alex: You're going to have to be more specific.
Anne: Three years ago.
Alex: More specific.
Anne: In the summer.
Alex: More specific.
Anne: Oh come on, your memory's not that bad.

Leif: Do you know why we are here, thunder god?
Thor: I care not!
Leif: That is precisely why we are here. You are a careless, thoughtless god wrapped in protective myths of goodness. You are a slayer of innocents. You killed my family a thousand years ago and dared me to become a vampire. You probably do not even remember, do you?
Thor: No. Why should I remember a moment's amusement from a thousand years ago?

Melali gave Adolin a pointed glare. What had he done to annoy her, again? It had been forever since they'd courted.
Adolin: How's your sister?
Melali: Off limits.
Oh, right. That was what he'd done. Honest mistake.

Sveta: I want my name,, Doctor. Not even my old name, from before you wiped my memory. Tell me the name you gave me, after you sent me to the fourth floor. Because you do that for the ones you think are worth studying, right? Or tell me the name I took after you released me into the wild, as some kind of smokescreen for Scion. It starts with "S," if that helps. You wipe our memories when you send us down to the third floor, Shamrock told us, so I just had a number for a while. Tell me you remember my number, even. Tell me that what you did to me had some merit, that you did all this for some purpose, and turning me into a killer with a triple-digit body count mattered enough for you to remember!
Doctor Mother: You canít have any successes without failures. There was nothing of use in your case, nothing memorable but your durability, but it was one formula we could rule out.

    Live-Action TV 

All these things you've done, all the energy spent, the hatred, and you know what the funny thing about it is? I have no idea who the hell you are. I've been on hundreds of missions in my time. This one you're so obsessed about? I was sent to retrieve an object. If I'm being honest, I don't even remember what it was. As far as I'm concerned, you're just another redshirt, like so many others, who tried unsuccessfully to stop me from saving the world. 'Cause that's what I do. So. Cool origin story, bro. But this means nothing to me.
Phil Coulson to the Superior, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Shrinker: I never saw her before in my life. I'm telling you the truth. I don't know who she is.
Avon: Anna Grant. Her name was Anna Grant.
Shrinker: It means nothing. You-you've got to believe me!
Avon: Oh, I do. It's been several years. You must have killed hundreds since you tortured her to death.
Shrinker: All right, yes. I've killed hundreds — and remembered them all, all of them, every last whining traitor. And there wasn't one that died without telling me what I wanted to know. Not one!
Blake's 7, "Rumors of Death"

Cooper: "Dear Mr. Sawyer." What is this?
Sawyer: Just read it.
Cooper: "You don't know who I am, but I know who you are. And I know what you done. You had sex with my mother, and then you stole my dad's money all away, so he got angry and he killed my mother, and then he killed himself" blah blah blah blah. So what? Is this supposed to be you, you wrote this letter? Hey wait a second. Did you take my name because you were on some kind of revenge kick?
Sawyer: Keep reading.
Cooper: Easy, easy, don't get all worked up. Look, I ran that con two dozen times. If your mother was one of theó
Sawyer: Mary. Her name was Mary.

Fat Woman: Remember me, Bundy?
Al Bundy: No.
Fat Woman: The one you insulted...?
Al Bundy: I'm sorry, ma'am, you're gonna have to be more specific.
Fat Woman: You made fun of my weight! You called me a giant seal!
Al Bundy: Well, let's see, I had four elephants; uh, I had a... rhino, wanted some flip-flops; had a manatee... nuh, nuh, don't remember any seals. Could you jog my memory? You know "jog?" It's what you do when the ice cream truck is pulling out.
Married... with Children, "Crimes Against Obesity" (1996)

Maddie: (learning London has planned to hold her own sweet-sixteen party on Maddie's sixteenth birthday) This isn't fair! Your birthday was six months ago!
London: So? I can have my party whenever I want.
Maddie: I seem to recall, for your actual birthday, you took a cruise around the Mediterranean. What do you call that?
London: Tuesday.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, a non-violence-based example

Cole: You remember me?
Dean: Yeah, yeah, you're that guy from that thing.
Cole: Nyack, New York. June 21, 2003.
Dean: That supposed to ring a bell?
Cole: It was the night you gutted and murdered a man by the name of Edward Trenton. He was my father.
Dean: (Beat) Okay.
Cole: Okay?
Dean: Well hey, I'm not saying I didn't slice and dice your old man. I'm just saying that he wasn't the first and he certainly wasn't the last and they all just kind of get blended up.
Supernatural, "Reichenbach"

Avon: What's up with this motherfucker?
Wee-Bey: You remember LaDonte? Burner from over in the Poe Homes, finally caught him over in the parking lot after school?
Avon: We did that?
Wee-Bey: Tilghman is LaDonte's cousin or some such. He found out I ate the charge for killing him, now he busting my chops.
Avon: LaDonte? (shakes head) I can't even remember that one. Need a scorecard to keep up with your lethal ass.


There's a gun to your head and death in his eyes!
But you can do Jiu Jitsu!
Body slam superstar Shia LaBeouf!
Legendary fight with Shia LaBeouf!
Normal Tuesday night for Shia LaBeouf!
Rob Cantor, "Shia LaBeouf"

    Video Games 

Arc: You're the one that killed my father!
Ark Ghoul: I have killed many, and your father may have been among them. But if I did slay him, his death was so unremarkable that I have no memory of it.

Your father's enemy? I have destroyed a thousand STs. I don't remember one from the other.

Lucian: Prepare to face my vengeance! This one's for Ellen!
Dumas: Ellen? That name doesn't ring a bell...
Lucian: Don't tell me you don't remember her!
Dumas: "Remember?" Tell me something, boy... do you recall the name of every cow, chicken, and pig you've ever eaten?
Lucian: Dumaaaaaaaas!!

I've ruined the lives of so many, I can't be expected to remember them all.
Dr. Neo Cortex, Crash Twinsanity

Ashnard: Annoying little insect. Whose path is it that you think to block?
Jill: ... My father died because of you. He tried so hard... to prove he was a loyal citizen of Daein. And you never recognized his efforts. Not even once.
Ashnard: Are you complaining to me? Come back some other time. I'm busy.
Jill: Answer me! My father was General Shiharam! Why did he have to die?
Ashnard: Eh? Who are you talking about? The name is unfamiliar... I don't think we ever had such a general.
Jill: What?
Ashnard: This is a waste of time. Leave my sight at once.
Jill: ...Ashnard... Ashnard!! ASHNARD!! I... will never forgive you! NEVER!!!

The Joker: And what's your beef?
Cyborg: You killed people I loved.
Joker: Gonna have to be more specific.

Skelter Helter: It'll be your blood this time when I avenge my brother! DRAW!
Travis Touchdown: ...Brother? Who?!
Skelter: Don't you remember the man you fought here?!
Travis: ...uhm...no. Can't say I do. Guess he didn't make an impression... must've been crazy weak.
Skelter: ...you insensitive PRICK! You killed him and you don't even remember! You know how humiliating that is?!
Travis: Sorry, I don't keep a death diary.

Shadow: Tell me what you did to Omega.
Infinite: Weaklings like him are of no consequence. Come now, Shadow. Our long-awaited reunion, and still you spout such nonsense.
Shadow: I don't know you, and the only thing of no consequence around here is that big mouth of yours.
Infinite: Hahah. Ah, I suppose you would think so. Hahah... HAHAHA! I am Infinite. You say you do not know me, and yet I remember you so very well. To you, it was simply another in a long list of Eggman bases you tore down without a second thought.

Marisa Kirisame: So, how many times have you drank blood?
Remilia Scarlet: Do you remember how many times you've eaten bread?
Marisa: Thirteen. I prefer Japanese food.
Touhou: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

    Web Animation 

Jaune: What is wrong with you...? How can you be so broken inside, to take so many lives, and then come here and rub it in our faces like its something to be proud of?! All with that damn smile on your face! I'm going to make you pay for what you did! Do you hear me?! Well? SAY SOMETHING!
Cinder: ...Who are you again?

    Web Comics 
Sarda: That is a child who watched you slaughter his parents.
Black Mage: Gonna have to be more specific.
Sarda: After you broke his mind with a glimpse into the dread lattice of black magic, you killed his foster family. Then his other foster family. Then you destroyed his orphanage.
Black Mage: Like, was this recently? Last week? Month? Help a guy out, will ya'?

Xykon: And who the hell are you, Sword Boy?
Roy: I am your worst nightmare! I am the personification of all your evil deeds come back to haunt you! My name is Roy Greenhilt!
(Beat Panel)
Xykon: I'm sorry?
Roy: Greenhilt. That's my name.
Xykon: No, I get that. It's just... huh?
Roy: My dad was Eugene Greenhilt.
Xykon: Who?
Roy: Eugene Greenhilt. Wizard. Dark skin, beard, wore green robes?
Xykon: I got nothing.
Roy: You killed his master in front of him??
Xykon: Oh please, do you have any idea how many people I've killed in front of their loved ones? Could you narrow it down?
Roy: Grrrr. His master's name was Fyron. He was a wizard who lived in Cliffport. You needed some sort of magical doodad that he owned, so you killed him and his son in cold blood.
Xykon: Hmmmm... more specific.
The Monster in the Darkness: You killed more than one guy named Fyron in Cliffport?
Xykon: Five, actually.
Roy: Gah! It was forty years ago!
Xykon: More specific.
Roy: In the Spring?
Xykon: More specific.
Roy: On a Wednesday?
Xykon: Oh! Right! Now I remember. Because it was laundry night and I had trouble getting the blood out of my robes.
Roy: Oh, that is IT!!

Xykon: Hey, wait a second. I know who you are now!
Roy: Yeah, damn straight you know who I am.
Xykon: You're that guy! The one who kept getting pissed off at me for not remembering... something.

Roy: What about the dozens of civilians you killed to lure [the police] there?
Thog: actually, thog hazy on that. did thog kill them off-panel?
Roy: "Hazy??" Bad news for you, then. Bad guys not remembering their evil deeds is something of a pet peeve of mine.

I've been angry for years. I had it all planned out. What I would say when I finally ran into him. It would have been better if he remembered.

Reporter: Teufort News. How does it feel to be heroes?
Scout: If I'm honest? Feels like a Saturday.

    Web Original 

Have you forgotten the last time we danced? Because I have.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Auralnauts Star Wars

Matt: Do you think Bison is lying about not knowing about it, since he can pinpoint the day of the week, or does he simply know the funniest day is Tuesday, thus obeying the classic comedy rule of specificity?
Chris: I think he honestly doesn't remember. I mean, you get the feeling that Bison has killed a lot of people's fathers over the years. Also, Ming-Na Wen's reaction is almost as good as the line itself. She just stands there goggling in pure disbelief.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on Street Fighter

You shall rue the day you met me, my friend. If indeed you even remember who I am.

Chuck: They're interrupted by an attack by the Krenim...
Janeway: Good day, sir. Have we offended you in some way?
Chuck: It is important to ask that if you're Janeway, it's hard to know how specifically you pissed off this particular group.
Chuck!Janeway: ...did I help the Borg assimilate your people, uhh, did Vidians I let escape murder your loved ones, or should I just mark this one down as "Miscellaneous?"
SF Debris reviews Star Trek: Voyager, "Year of Hell"

?????: What's my name?
JP: Oh, that's such a gotcha question.
?????: We were married, asshole.
JP: Gonna need you to be more specific.
?????: For nine years!
JP: You're describing like, thirty women.
?????: You said we were soul mates.
JP: I said more specific.
?????: You eloped with my adopted daughter, got bored with her, and sold her to a brothel in Malaysia!
JP: Sally!
Amy: I'M AMY!
JP: Damnit! 50/50 chance.

Deku Butler: You made me your slave!
Fierce Deity Link: I did?
Deku Butler: How do you not remember this?
Fierce Deity Link: Truth be told, the earlier days of my conquest are...kind of a blur.

    Western Animation 

Blight: Who are you?!
Batman: ...You really wanna know?
Blight: Yes!
Batman: (dramatic entrance) You killed my father.
Blight: ...Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?!
Batman: Too bad. It's all you get.

Quentin Beck: (in flashback) They'll arrest me for this, and it's all your fault! I will get you, I swear!
Terri Lee: (present) This is something you have trouble remembering?
Spider-Man: Hey, I hear that kinda thing... two, three times a week!

Connie: Lapis, you don't remember me?
Lapis Lazuli: Um....
Connie: You almost drowned me when you tried to steal the world's water.
Lapis Lazuli: I almost drowned a lot of people.

Superman: That's for Dan Turpin.
Darkseid: Who?
Superman: The good man you murdered.
Darkseid: Had I known one human's death would pain you so, I would have killed more. And kill more I shall. Carry that agony with you into oblivion, Superman.

    Real Life 

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

The ax may forget the tree but the tree will never forget the ax.
— Zimbabwean proverb