"As the breeze moves through the reeds by the river, so shall we pass through our foes without effort or resistance. We move with all the natural grace one would expect from a race that has come so close to perfection. Death to you, my enemy, will come swiftly and cleanly... For it is our way."
— Farseer Caerys of Ulthwé, Warhammer 40,000
Their arrogance is matched only by their firepower.
What do humans know of our pain? We have sung songs of lament since before your ancestors crawled on their bellies from the sea.
— Farseer Eldrad Ulthran of Ulthwé, Warhammer 40,000
We are the Eldar, amongst the oldest of the races and perhaps once counted amongst the wisest. But we are ever reminded of our great Folly and even greater Fall. Now we are but few in number and our time left in this galaxy is short. The Age of the Eldar is over, now it is the Time of Man, the upstart, the hairy savage.
As a rule, elves are both beautiful and graceful — and they know it, too, which is my major problem with the manky little gits. The fact is that most elves are arrogant snots.
— "Wulf", in Heart of the Lion 3: The Red and The Green, by Anthony Pryor-Brown
You're an elf. Your history is one very long love poem dedicated to bloodshed. And yourselves.
— Dragon, 8-Bit Theater
Lennier: Do not touch me again in that manner. We may look like you, but we are not you.
You are but a dog, and I your master!
—Random Thalmor Soldiers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
"Men, they are the children."
—Leaf, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Elf: Pirotess is one of the greatest of the dark elf women. She'll have nothing to do with human men.
Soldier: Oh, yeah? Are you telling me that elves are better than humans?
Elf: Are you saying that we're not?
Chiefly thanks to Tolkien, you know elves as Nordic-looking white people who may as well be extras from a lazy '80s porno. They are tall and elegant and fairly girly at all times, they live in forests and are experts at everything...