"You forgot about Dyrk Magz, and all because he has no superpowers. And now — neither do you."
— Brainiac 5, Legion Of Super-Heroes
"Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a socio-political nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness."
— Colonel O'Neill, Stargate SG-1
But that brutal, sweaty hand-to-hand business of yours isn't my style at all. Oh no — self-defense is your forte, not mine. If we should ever happen to encounter a mugger who somehow penetrates the protection of those three Rottweilers of yours, I'll be perfectly happy to hold your coat while you mop up the pavement with him. Heck, I'll even buy you a bonbon and a cup of hot chocolate afterward.
—Hamish Alexander, on Honor Harrington.
Hey, I've been in a firefight. Well, I've been in a fire. Actually... I was fired, from a frycooking opportunity.
—Wash, Firefly: War Stories