Quotes / Passing the Torch

Highway: Well, you'll be a civilian soon. Be able to grow your hair long, sleep late and become an asshole rock and roll star.
Jones: Sergeant-major Choozoo gave me some re-up papers.
Highway: And you signed them?
Jones: Tell you the truth, Gunny, I'm a better marine than I ever was a singer.
Highway: You're also a lot dumber than I thought you were too.
Jones: What about you?
Highway: Naah, I've had it. No room in this man's Corps for me now. Besides, they've got you.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers."
George Lucas on The Walt Disney Company buying out Lucasfilm

Mistress: Alright, kids. Your father and I have thought about this for a long time. We know that our generation has come to an end. A fact I find unfortunate. It's time we pass our work, our lifes, to the new generation.
Warden: I can take it from here. What we are trying to say is, we're giving you the jails. Ethan, you'll be getting Superjail-
Mistress: And you'll get Ultraprison, Maddie.
Extended Stay Chapter 15

"This is the final cruise of the starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun, and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man... where no one has gone before."
Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the last film to feature the original Star Trek crewnote 

"The name 'Captain Falcon' is only given to those who are worthy of it. Ryu Suzaku! From this day forth, you are Captain Falcon!"

Willy Wonka: How do you like my chocolate factory, Charlie?
Charlie Bucket: Well, The Chocolate Factory is the best place in the world.
Wonka: (Chuckles) Well, I am so glad you can say that. Because I am giving the factory to you. If you would mind. Would you?
Charlie: Yeah!
Grandpa Joe: WHAT?!? You are giving the factory to Charlie?!? BUT WHY?!?
Wonka: Because I can't go on forever. And I really don't want to try. So who can trust me when I leave the factory?

Big Bird: (whines) But he's gotta come back. Who's going to take over the store? And make some birdseed milkshakes, and tell me stories?
David: Uh, Big Bird. I am going to take care of the store! Mr. Hooper left the store to me. I will make you some birdseed milkshakes, We will all tell you stories and see that you are okay.
Sesame Street, "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper"

Gina: You see, David does not live here on Sesame Street anymore. He moved to live at his grandmother's farmhouse. When he moved, The pass the torch to Mr. Handford to run Hooper's Store. And that makes Mr. Handford my new boss.
Sesame Street, "Mr. Handford's debut"

Behold, the unfinished work of James Patrick March. This was to be my crowning achievement, my Hamlet. Well, really more of a sonnet when you compare it to my earlier work. What I really loved about this project was it's simplicity of statement, the elegance of a round number - ten - which make it all the more vexing that I was never able to complete it. Finish my work, John. Make it your own.

Arise, Rodimus Prime.
Optimus Prime, as the Matrix of Leadership transforms Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime, The Transformers: The Movie

Dad wants us to pick up where he left off. Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.
Dean Winchester, Supernatural