Quotes / La Résistance


"Who asks for justice? We make our own justice. We make it here on Arrakis—win or die. Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them"
Duke Leto Atreides I, Dune

Live-action TV
Webb: That's it?! What about closing the Sanctuary, what about jobs?
Det. Preston: The Governor intends to form a committee to look into the problems facing the District residents.
Sisko: So what you're telling us is that nothing is going to change.
Preston: I wouldn't say that. But change takes time...
Sisko: You've run out of time.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Past Tense Pt. 2"


Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows
La Complainte du Partisan

We are the ones who break the jail bars in two for our brothers,
hunger drives, hate pursues, misery binds us to one another.

There are countries where people sleep without a care and lie dreaming.
But here, do you see, we march on, we kill on, we die screaming.


Do you hear the people sing/ singing a song of angry men
It is the music of a people/ who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart/ echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start/ when tomorrow comes!
Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les Misérables


"Why do humans keep thinking that minimum wage buys undying loyalty?"
Sam Starfall, Freefall [1]

"Ah, yes, a rag-tag group of heroes... The evil overlord's biggest weakness."
George, Bob and George

Video Games

"We drink to our youth
To days come and gone
For the Age of Oppression
is now nearly done
We'll drive out the Empire
From this land that we own
With our blood and our steel
We'll take back our home"

—>— Age of Oppression, folk song of Skyrim

Web Original

"Contrary to the beliefs/wishes of many, revolution, broadly considered, is a wholly straightforward phenomenon that has nothing to do with the supposed apathy of a population. Take any population and give them high unemployment, particularly high unemployment among younger and more educated citizens, remove all evidence of a long-term solution or even that the government cares about this, add in rising food prices, and crank up the temperatures to summer levels and you will have an explosion."

Real Life

"Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished. Tomorrow, as today, I will speak on the radio from London."
General Charles de Gaulle

You did not bear the shame.

You resisted.

You bestowed the eternally vigilant symbol of change

by sacrificing your lives for freedom, justice, and honor.
Memorial to the German Resistance

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
Mario Savio

"If they aren’t able to destroy the desire for freedom, they won’t break you. They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we’ll see the rising of the moon. I believe and stand by the God-given right of the Irish nation to sovereign independence, and the right of any Irishman or woman to assert this right in armed revolution."
Bobby Sands

"Conquered, we conquer."

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

"Two principles have stood face-to-face from the beginning of time; and they will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the Divine Right of Kings."

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

"My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."
Carl Schurz

"But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?"