"I am very smart. I went to the best Medacad in Osiris, top three percent of my class, finished my internship in eight months. "Gifted" is the term. So when I tell you that my little sister makes me look like an idiot child, I want you to understand my full meaning. River was more than gifted, she... she was a gift. Everything she did, music, math, theoretical physics — even dance — there was nothing that didn't come as naturally to her as breathing does to us."
"And that's Stoney's real problem. He's the Satan figure from a different story, a different mythology. Stumbling unwelcome and unneeded into this story ó where the Satan figure is actually Satan ó he just can't compete... He stumbles around the edges of this story, unable to find any legitimate reason for his presence. He seems a sad, vestigial relic."
"It's just, all you guys can do this awesome bending stuff like putting out forest fires, and flying around and making other stuff fly around. I can't fly around, okay? I can't do anything. Look, I appreciate the effort, but the fact is each of you is so amazing and so special and I'm... not. I'm just the guy in the group who's regular."