Quotes / Dirty Coward

"Johns was like most mercs. They look all stand up and do right, until you cut them open and you find something missing. In his case, a spine."
Riddick, Pitch Black

The wicked flee when none pursueth.

"I surrender and volunteer for treason!"
Zapp Brannigan, Futurama

Opera Bender: Save Fry! Save Fry!/Godzilla/Will devour him!/As for me I must be off/To have my doctor check this cough!/Goodbye!
Bender: I don't recall ever fighting Godzilla, but that is so what I would have done.

"I surrender! Here, eat my friends! Just give me one more second of sweet, sweet life!"
Bender, Futurama

Thief: Hey guys. Did I miss anything?
Black Mage: Thief?! I thought you ran off like you the coward you are!
Thief: And you wouldn't have run for it?
Black Mage: Don't change the subject.

Lich: You can't run away forever!
Red Mage: Oh, you'll be surprised what cowardice has done for us so far.

Rimmer: Shoot him!
Lister: What? In the back?
Rimmer: Of course in the back! It's only a pity he's awake!
Lister: You mean, You could happily kill him if he was asleep?
Rimmer: I could happily kill him if he was on the job, shoot him!

Rimmer: Know this about me. Like general George S. Patton, I believe in reincarnation. It is my firm conviction that in all my previous lives has been a soldier. A bold warrior soul, who unfortunately in this incarnation, has been given the body of an abject coward. So excuse me gentlemen, while I have a humiliating panic attack underneath the scanner table.

Rimmer: The way I see it, we have two options: 1, take it on and kill it, or 2, run away. Who's for 2?
Kryten: Two sounds good to me, sir
Cat: Always been my lucky number.

Mark: He thinks we can't hide forever.
Jeremy: He doesn't know us at all, does he?

Better to live in atrocity than to die in glory.
Gix, Magic: The Gathering: The Thran

"Oh God, please don't make me die today! Tomorrow would be so much better!"
Traditional Spathi prayer, Star Control 2

Magwich: Is it my fault I'm a weak-willed traitor at heart?
Jack: Well, that's honest enough.

Kai Leng: Still too slow, Shepard!
Shepard: I'm only slow because I'm not running! You ran away on the Citadel, on Thessia — all you can do is run!
Kai Leng: Sh-shut up!

Raven: Iíve stared death in the face over and over again! And every time Iíve spat in that face and survived, because Iím strong enough to do what others wonít!
Yang: Oh, shut up! You donít know the first thing about strength! You turn your back on people! You run away when things get too hard! You put others in harmís way instead of yourself! You might be powerful... but that doesnít make you strong.
Raven: Who do you think you are, lecturing me?! Standing there, shaking like a scared little girl?!
Yang: Yeah, I'm scared. But I'm still standing here. I'm not like you. I won't run.

Socrates: You'd desert your best friend?
Hobbes: To keep myself safe? You bet. See ya later.

I ran away, I ran away
Danger stared me in the face and I ran away
Whenever I was challenged I collapsed like a souffle
But I'm still alive to sing this song 'cause I ran away!
I Ran Away, The Arrogant Worms

At one time or another we have been able to turn every other sin into a source of pride for humans. We have never yet found a way to make them proud of cowardice. It is horrible to contemplate, horrible to experience and horrible to remember.

"Your civilization is one of the oldest in the galaxy; now I see why. Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly... aggressive. Thatís how that gene of gutlessness has survived while so many others have perished. Well, not today. No one else dies today. Right? Brilliant."
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The God Complex"

Ohila: [disgusted] He's running away.
General: Where is he running to?
Ohila: Same place he always does: Away. Just... away.
Doctor Who (on the Doctor)

"Don't eat me! I have a wife and kids! Eat them!"
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

They come in force
With stealthy stride.
Our obvious course
Is now to hide!

When, to evade Destruction's hand,
To hide they all proceeded,
No soldier in that gallant band
Hid half as well as he did.
He lay concealed throughout the war,
And so preserved his gore, O!
That unaffected, undetected, well-connected warrior,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
The Duke of Plaza-Toro, The Gondoliers

Sora: Iago, you're supposed to be our friend, but you've been playing both sides just to make sure you save yourself!
Donald Duck: I knew you were still a bad guy!
Sora and Donald calling out on Iago for betraying their trust, Kingdom Hearts II

"Six on six... forget it!"
Janja, The Lion Guard

Chosen by God or a coward insane?
Stand up and show me your face!
Sabaton, "In the Name of God"

"Harry, this piece of vermin is the reason you have no parents. This cringing bit of filth would have seen you die, too, without turning a hair. You heard him. His own stinking skin meant more to him than your whole family."
Sirius Black talking about Peter Pettigrew, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"Go out walkin', just us two
Ain't much in this world I wouldn't do for you
And if a man with a knife said, 'Your money or your life!'
I wouldn't think twice

And I'd stand my ground and not give an inch
Coiled like a spring, I wouldn't even flinch
I would stare into the eyes of that son of a bitch
And this is what I'd say...

Do anything you want to the girl, just don't hurt me!
I might be crazy, but I ain't reckless
She's got a diamond ring, she's got a necklace
Look in her purse, she's got the keys to a Lexus
May I be on my way?

Do anything you want to the girl, just don't hurt me!
What a funny ol' way to measure love
Find out where you stand when push comes to shove
'Cause right now it ain't you that I'm thinkin' of
It's me. It's me. It's me, me, me, me

Do anything you want to the girl, just don't hurt me!
Two's company, but three's a crowd
I was thinkin' maybe we should break up anyhow
I could use some space from you, especially right now
So help yourself, mister. I ain't no hero
Her bank card PIN number is four-one-three-zero!

Do anything you want to the girl, just don't hurt me!
Do anything you want to the girl, just don't hurt me!"
Otis Lee Crenshaw (Rich Hall), "Do Anything You Want to the Girl (Just Don't Hurt Me)"

You know what I think? I think, that maybe the only reason that you ever wanted Frank dead, was so that you can pretend that he never made you feel like a man about to die.
Billy Russo to William Rawlins, The Punisher