Quotes / Fake Ultimate Hero

"Soon every victory won by the resistance was attributed to my leadership. Stories of my 'brilliance,' my 'daring,' my 'courage' grew more and more unbelievable, yet the people insisted on believing them. My reputation even followed me into the labor camp where my mere presence seemed to inspire my fellow prisoners. And I had done nothing but shoot an unarmed Cardassian in his underwear. I'll never forget the look on his face as he died. He was so...embarrassed."
Li Nalas, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("The Homecoming")

Rocky: Uh, y-yeah. Um, it's just that, you know... life as I've experienced it - you know, out there lone free rangin' and stuff - it's, uh... it's full of disappointment, and, uh...
Ginger: What, you mean grass isn't all it's cracked up to be?
Rocky: Grass! Exactly, grass. It's always greener on the other side, and then you get there, and it's brown and prickly. You see what I'm trying to say?

"The Hero of Gallowmere, who fell at the first charge. The fog of war, and the shroud of time has rendered the arrow fodder the savior of the day. But we knows better."
Gargoyle, MediEvil

"I think Kennedy was the spoiler and that he should have withdrawn in favor of [Eugene] McCarthy. After all, it was McCarthy who went into New Hampshire and destroyed L.B.J., something Bobby did not have the courage to do. For all of Bobby’s renowned toughness and abrasiveness, he was politically conventional and timid. He wanted to be President in the “normal” way. He wanted “to put it together.” Well, it isn’t together anymore. It was his bad luck to be caught in a revolution he didn’t understand... I wonder what will happen when the real thing comes along."
Gore Vidal on Robert F. Kennedy

Harry: You're running away!? After all that stuff you did in your books!?
Lockhart: Books can be misleading!
Harry: You wrote them!
Lockhart: My dear boy, do use your common sense! My books wouldn't have sold half as well if people didn't think I'd done all those things!
Harry: ...You're a fraud! You've just been taking credit for what other wizards have done!
Ron: Is there anything you can do?
Lockhart: Yes, now you mention it. I'm rather gifted with Memory Charms. Otherwise, you see, all those wizards would have gone blabbing, and I'd never have sold another book.