Quotes / Good Feels Good

"This is the first time I've ever used my powers to help someone. It's strange... it feels kind of... nice."
Psycho Mantis, Metal Gear Solid (Famous Last Words)

"When you help others, you can't help helping yourself"
— "The Money Song", Avenue Q

Bekhesh: A lifetime of killing and extortion takes its toll.
Crichton: Yeah, especially on those you kill and extort.
Bekhesh: Yes... but also on myself. During a hostage raid, we captured a priest - a disciple of the Writ of Taru. He refused to eat or sleep: all he would do, day and night, was preach, whether anyone was listening or not. I executed him... but I kept his writ. I don't know why. One day I started reading; they were words of peace, but they made me feel... better. Then one day I took off my gauntlet and I threw it away.

It filled me up in an instant and I imagined it leaking from my eyes, nose and mouth. I wanted to shout and dance with joy because it was everything Streen had described. It was what I felt when Mirax first said she loved me. It was the scent of the perfume my mother wore, and the warm laugh my father used to have when he was proud of me. It was the hearty slap on the back from Wedge after a mission and even a touch of Whistler's triumphant serenades. It was everything that was good and right and positive and alive; and it was waiting for me to bend it to my will.
Corran Horn opens himself fully to The Force for the first time, I, Jedi

Hardison: You see what you did? You took the world's best criminals, hitter, hacker, grifter, thief, you took us, and you broke us.
Nate: No, no. I-I, what I did, I taught you how to help people. That's all.
Parker: Exactly.
Sophie: Yeah.
Eliot: This is the problem, with being the good guy. It gets under your skin.

"I feel heroic! And handsome! I'm a little wet, but I still look good! I look good!

"I'm astonished it feels this amazing. Nobody told me it would."

"Yesterday they wanted my head on a platter, now they act like I'm one of the family. Truth be told, it was nice, even for that short time. To be treated like a hero. Felt good."
Cole MacGrath after saving a train full of civilians, inFAMOUS

"It's a funny thing about doing something good or something kind. You do it because it feels right, it's proper. It's not so much what's expected, but what you want to do."
Benni the kangaroo, The Silver Brumby

"A good deed is like pissing yourself in dark pants. Warm feeling, but nobody notices."
Jacob Taylor, Mass Effect 2

"It was in that girl's eyes when she saw daylight again. It was in her mother's tears, and the expression on the face of every man and woman there. They felt their lives touched by a miracle. And every single one of them will have hope in their hearts that they didn't have before. If I can do that for a week, a month, a year... and I choose not to so I can live to be a hundred? No. Not me, buster."
Mr. Amazing, Red Panda Adventures, describing his reason for being a superhero despite knowing using his powers will inevitably kill him.

"I don't deserve to be so happy... But I can't help it. I just can't help it!"
Ebenezer Scrooge, Scrooge (1951)

"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."

Flash: It's really cool you guys seem ready to do battle and stuff, but I've never done battle. I've just pushed some people and run away!
Batman: Save one.
Flash: What?
Batman: Save one person.
Flash: What do you mean save—
Batman: Don't talk. Don't fight. Get in. Get one out.
Flash: And then what?
Batman: ...You'll know.