Quotes: Not Quite the Right Thing

The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
- Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

His subjects used to say quite a bit
That as a monarch he was quite unfit
But still and all they had to admit
That he loved his mother.
Tom Lehrer: "Oedipus Rex"

Vaarsuvius: "Though I cannot move, I am in no immediate danger. You made the right decision. Now go and meet our attackers."
Blackwing: "You think this will be an easy fight then?"
Vaarsuvius: "No, I meant she made the right decision philosophically speaking, in choosing to protect the one she loves over considerations of respective power."
Vaarsuvius: "Practically speaking, we are almost certainly going to die."