"Greatness, at any cost."
"Hard to imagine," mused Hanna, stroking the petal, "such a lovely flower inspiring such greed."
"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you."
Life is eternal. A lifetime is ephemeral.
Life is ephemeral. Phyrexia is eternal.
The sword is just a tool. It is the samurai's hand that delivers death.
The blood on my hands is merely proof of my ambition.
Every tear shed is a drop of immortality.
"Have you ever killed insects nibbling at your crops? I think that's what the Eldrazi believe they're doing to us."
Only the Eldrazi mind thinks in the warped paths required to open the hedrons and tap the power within.
Falling from heaven is not as painful as surviving the impact.
Some do. Some teach. The rest look it up.
"Ach, Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!"
— Saffi Eriksdotter, last words (Lhurgoyf)
— Hans (Revenant)
In the blink of an eye, she strode from deep snow to dusty waste. From the crease of light behind her, a voice rang hollow: "Saffi, wait for me . . . ."
"I have a bad feeling about this."
"What am I looking at? Ashes, dead man."
"Try to pretend you understand what's important."
— Jace Beleren (Fact or Fiction)
"If I wanted your opinion, I'd have told you what it was."
— Pemmin (Stifle)
"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Sizzle)
"All my spells smell like burnt hair lately."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Simian Spirit Guide)
"Anybody want some . . . toast?"
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Pyrokinesis)
"Yes, I think ‘toast' is an appropriate description."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Incinerate)
"And I say north is where I want it to be!"
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Mystic Compass)
"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe . . . oh, why not all of them?"
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Meteor Shower)
"Overkill? This isn't a game of Kick-the-Ouphe!"
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Lava Burst)
"Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They're dead."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Inferno)
"That's a lotta nuggets."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Chicken Egg)
"Once great literature—now great litter."
— Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Browse)
"Who'd want to ignite things one at a time?"
— Chandra Nalaar, thoroughly taking after her mentor (Pyroclasm)
"After the fourth time Chandra left a place engulfed in flames, she decided to just go ahead and make it her thing."
— (Seal of Fire)
"Walls collapse and kill people all the time. Some are just more aggressive about it."
— Rolling Stones (Stronghold version)
"Don't mourn for me. This is my destiny."
— Gerrard Capashen (Vindicate)
"That was fun! Now me."
— Gwendlyn Di Corci (Handcuffs)
"No matter how many I kill, there are always more to hunt. It makes me smile just to think about it."
"There are two ways for me to pass this gate. One involves you remaining conscious."
— Gerrard of the Weatherlight (Abyssal Gatekeeper)
"Don't just have an idea- have all of them."
— Niv-Mizzet (Enter the Infinite)
"It is done."
— Elspeth Tirel after killing a god (Deicide)