But I'm a dangerous myrmidon! A graceful whirlwind of singing steel!!
Some flowers have thorns!
—Reimi Saionji, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, when performing her Chaotic Blossoms special art
Andra is Majarashtra's bride
My army is my dowry
My husband will break Malwa's spine
My sons will break Malwa's bones
—Shakuntala's wedding chant, Belisarius Series
Edward's sister had been, as we have seen, married to Earl Ethelred of Mercia. Ethelred died in 911, and his widow Ethelfleda, succeeded and surpassed him. In those savage times the emergence of a woman ruler was enough to betoken her possession of extraordinary qualities. Edward the Elder as he was afterwards called, and his sister, "the Lady of the Mercians", conducted the national war in common and carried its success to heights which Alfred never knew.
—Winston Churchill, The History of the English Speaking Peoples
Delenn: This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw...or be destroyed.
Response: Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.
Delenn: Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.
Spock: How rare and how beautiful. But how incongruous when spoken by a soldier.
Romulan Commander: If you will give me a moment the soldier will transform herself into a woman.