->''But now, I realize that this ''is'' my life. That there's no going back. That the "gift" of these powers will be my burden until the day I die. The people here love me. How long will that last? What if they need me to be there for them when for some reason I'm not? I don't know who to trust. Moya's running around planning God-knows-what, and Zeke? I don't know what to think. I've never been more alone...''
-->-- '''Cole [=McGrarath=]''', ''VideoGame/{{inFamous}}'' [[spoiler:(Good Ending)]]

->''I see the sadness behind your eyes. It tells a story that makes me want to weep. Pain and loss. But it drives you, makes you strong. It is that strength that people are drawn to. It is why you lead and others follow without question. You will need that leadership in the battles to come.''
-->-- '''Sha'ira''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''

->''"You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'. You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah, blah, blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can't remember your last name. Your kids don't want to talk to you. You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy."'''
-->-- '''John [=McClane=]''', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''

->''Honestly, it's quite astonishing how much misery this movie manages to pack into two hours of mostly action sequences and espionage subplots, particularly since Captain America is supposedly one of the "[[LighterAndSofter lighter]]" superheroes, compared to the unending grimdarkness of Batman. I guess this is the difference between "[[{{Mangst}} manpain]]" and "a man in legitimate emotional pain."''
-->-- '''Hello, Tailor''' [[http://hellotailor.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/captain-america-winter-soldier-tragedy.html on]] ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''

->''I lay alone awake at night''\\
''Sorrow fills my eyes''\\
''But I'm not strong enough to cry''\\
''Despite of my disguise''\\
''I'm left with no shoulder''\\
''But everyone wants to lean on me''\\
''I guess I'm their soldier''\\
''Well, who's gonna be mine?''\\
''Who's there to save the hero''\\
''When she's left all alone?''
-->-- '''Save the Hero''' by {{Music/Beyonce}}

->''No exceptions to the rule that says''\\
''That heroes suffer best''\\
''Well, who suffers for the hero''\\
''Who suffers for the rest?''
-->-- '''Walkabout''' by Julia Ecklar

->''"I saved a city...saved [[DamselInDistress the girl]]...but I couldn't save ''myself.''"''
-->-- ''[[Characters/StreetFighterAlpha Cody Travers]], Street Fighter''

->''I had to think with my mind. My heart was too broken to be reliable.''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Molly Carpenter]]''', ''Bombshells''

->''You will not be great. You will not be admired. You will hold no sway over the souls of this world. You will be used, abused, impotent, struggling to make your way Ė as most of us are. But in the darkness, it makes it clearer to see what you really are Ė a candle, a flame, burning bright, standing tall, a beacon of light through all the wasted horror of the years.\\
You will be the Sun in the lives of those around you.\\
A light and a warmth and a comfort.''
-->-- The seer '''[[ComicBook/XMen Destiny]]''', in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10608669/26/Arrow-of-Time Arrow of Time]]''

->''[[CursedWithAwesome It may sound absurd]] . . . but [[BlessedWithSuck don't be naive]]''\\
''Even heroes have [[NotSoStoic the right to bleed]]''\\
''I may be [[BrokenAce disturbed]] . . . but won't you concede''\\
''Even heroes have [[IJustWantToBeNormal the right to dream]]''\\
''It's not easy to be me''.
-->-- '''Five For Fighting''', ''{{Franchise/Superman}}''

->''All the hurt, all the lies\\
All the tears that they cry\\
When the moment is just right\\
You see fire in their eyes\\
'Cause he's stronger than you know\\
A heart of steel starts to grow...''
-->-- "Superheroes" by '''The Script'''

->''I can't keep doing this, Clara. I can't! Why is it always me? Why isn't it anyone else's turn? Can't I just lose? Just this once? Easy. It would be easy. It would be so easy. Just tell them. Just tell them, whoever wants to know, all about the Hybrid. I canít keep doing this. I can't... I can't always do this! It's not fair! Clara, itís just not fair! WHY CAN'T I JUST '''LOSE?!''' ''
-->--'''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]] [[note]]The woman he is addressing is all in his head, as he spends this episode completely alone save for the MonsterOfTheWeek. Also, he's gone insane thanks to recent events. The next episode reveals that if he were to "win" his battle with his enemy and get what he wants he'd end up destroying the universe. He gets better, but he keeps on hurting.[[/note]]