Kino: Drifting along like makes me ponder.
Hermes: About what?
Kino: The meaning of life, the meaning of the journey.
Hermes: Heh. Humans.
Kino: I wonder if the sky will be blue tomorrow...
Slovak: Now you see that fate and destiny are but two sides of a worthless coin that should be given to a baker on skid row.
Obscurus Lupa: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!?
— Obscurus Lupa reviews Vampire Assassin
Kokoro: Doctor S! Everybody's troubled! Why do you always do horrible things like this?
Kokoro: Er... You're trying to make this all complicated and philosophical to throw me off! I guess I'll just attack! Magical Gravity Beams!
"Navel-gazing from your inside-out requires you to stick your head up your butt."
Brichot: I believe that the number of people who spend all their time gazing at their navels as if it were the center of the world is far too large nowadays.
— In Search Of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
"Have you heard the story of the two Santa Clauses? It goes that a long time ago there were two Santas... One of 'em wore white, and the other one wore black. The white Santa gave presents to good kids, and the black Santa played tricks on bad kids.
They went on like that for a while, but eventually the black Santa's tricks started to get worse and worse. Pretty soon the white Santa couldn't stand it anymore... And he stabbed the black Santa to death. When he stabbed the other Santa, the white Santa got blood all over his clothes. And that's why, these days, his clothes are red. You could say that red is all that's left of the black Santa.
I wonder... which Santa I am. The white Santa or the black Santa...?"
"Well I know that I'm you and you're me, but the question is, who's that guy in the Entry Plug?"
Shizuo: What is life? To what end do we live? A man once asked me that. I beat him to within an inch of his life. An emo middle school kid I can understand, but a twenty-something yakuza? Should be illegal.
Mike:They're mentally watching their tummies. Go up and down as they breathe.
Sarah Jane: Like contemplating their bellybuttons?
Mike: You could put it like that.
— Mike Yates and Sarah Jane Smith on the Buddhist monks' meditation, Doctor Who, Planet of the Spiders
Apollonia: Listen to me, Fingal... Your navel is very deep. I can't even see to the bottom of it. If you fall in, I can't guarantee to pull you out.
Millie: So are you any closer to unlocking the secrets of the universe?