On the battlefield, you never think about what's next.
"We live in a sad age. Imperialism, totalitarianism, perestroika... 20th century Russia had its share of problems, but at least they had an ideology. Russia today has nothing. We need tension... conflict. The world today has become too soft. We're living in an age where true feelings are suppressed. So we're going to shake things up a bit. We'll create a world dripping with tension... A world filled with greed and suspicion, bravery and cowardice."
— Revolver Ocelot
Otacon: Snake... Do you think love can bloom, even on a battlefield?
Yeah, I do. I believe at any time, any place, people can fall in love with each other. But... if you love someone, you have to be able to protect them.
Vulcan Raven: (as the ravens begin to eat him alive) Snake, in the natural world, there is no such thing as boundless slaughter; there is always an end to it. But you are different...
Solid Snake: (walking away) What are you trying to say?
Vulcan Raven: The path you walk on has no end. Each step you take is paved with the corpses of your enemies. Their souls will haunt you forever. You shall have no peace. Hear me, Snake; my spirit will be watching you!
Solid Snake: (turns around to find Raven's body gone, completely consumed by the ravens)
"In the Middle-East, we don't hunt foxes, we hunt jackals! Instead of foxhounds, we use royal harriers!"
— Liquid Snake:
"Snake... We're not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing... the only
thing I was good at. But... at least I always fought for what I believed in
— Frank Jaeger / Gray Fox