Quotes / Final Speech

"I can not filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time."

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. (...) Time to die."
Roy Batty, Blade Runner.

"This guy sure does talk a lot for someone who's supposed to be dying. I wonder how long he can hold out. You'd think there'd be time to get him a doctor or something."

"I was born on a battlefield. Raised on a battlefield. Gunfire, sirens and screams... they were my lullabies... Hunted like dogs day after day... driven from our ragged shelters... That... was my life. Each morning, I'd wake up... and find a few more of my family or friends dead beside me. I'd stare at the morning sun... and pray to make it through the day. The governments of the world turned a blind eye to our misery. But then... he appeared. My hero... Saladin... he took me away from all that...
I became a sniper... hidden, watching everything through a rifle's scope. Now I could see war, not from the inside, but from the outside, ...as an observer... I watched the brutality... the stupidity of mankind through the scope of my rifle. I joined this group of revolutionaries... to take my revenge on the world. But... I have shamed myself and my people. I am no longer the wolf I was born to be... In the name of vengeance, I sold my body and my soul. Now...I am nothing more than a dog.
I finally understand. I wasn't waiting to kill people... I was waiting for someone to kill me. A man like you... You're a hero. Please... set me free."

"You never understood why we did this. The audience... knows the truth. The world is simple. It's miserable. Solid - solid all the way through. But if you could fool them - even for a second - then you could make them wonder. And then, you get to see something... very special. You really don't know. It was - it was the looks on their faces".
Robert Angier, The Prestige

"You know what really gets me down, is the way that in opera everyone takes such a long!!!! ... time!!! ... to!!!! ... argh... argh... argh..."
Salzella, Maskerade, at the end of one of these

"So much darkness in the world, so much darkness, Francis. No light. Only darkness. And there is always someone who will take it upon himself. Always...always...always. I have become evil, but once I, too, was good..."
Pascal/Claudandus, Felidae

"It all just disappears, doesn't it? Everything you are. Like breath on a mirror... We all change when you think about it. We're all different people, all through our lives. And that's okay, that's good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this. Not one day, I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me."

"Oh, there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it the more it needs saving. Itís a treadmill. Yes, yes I know theyíll get it all wrong without me. Well, I suppose... one more lifetime wonít kill anyone. Well, except me. You wait a moment, Doctor. Letís get it right. Iíve got a few things to say to you. Basic stuff first. Never be cruel, never be cowardly. And never ever eat pears! Remember, hate is always foolish... and love, is always wise. Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind. Oh, and... and you mustnít tell anyone your name. No-one would understand it anyway. Except... except... children. Children can hear it. Sometimes, if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name. But nobody else. Nobody else. Ever. Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind. Doctor... I let you go."
The Twelfth Doctor, similarly before regenerating into the Thirteenth, Doctor Who

"You've guaranteed the status-quo will go on, for a while longer at least... War... will continue as an institution. As an industry. Men will fight for reasons they don't understand, causes they don't believe in... But at least I'll leave a worthy successor... You, Jack. You carve your own path, use whatever methods you see fit... You don't let legal bullshit get in the way. And if it costs a few lives? So be it... Deep inside, we're... kindred spirits... you... and I..."
Senator Steven Armstrong, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

"Cipher will rewrite the records... And I will vanish from human memory. But... The thirst for revenge that I have will infest the system! No one can stop it now! Sahelanthropus will unleash that thirst unto the future! Major... I'M BURNING UP!!!"