"You think to challenge me, pitiful human? I, the bane of empires, the father of pain? Let me educate you..."
"What are the lessons to be learned from this journey of the mind? That humans are emotionally fragile, perennially gullible, hopelessly ignorant masters of an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos. Have a nice day."
—Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seeing Isn't Believing (from Death By Black Hole)
"Obviously, people from other planets are going to have extra powers that Earth people don't have. Anybody who has ever watched television knows that."
— The Venusian Clarence Yojimbo in Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal, the pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing.
—Sovereign, Mass Effect
None have possessed the strength in previous Cycles. Your own species could be destroyed with a single thought. But you are different. I have witnessed your actions in this Cycle: the destruction of Sovereign; the fall of the Collectors. The Reapers perceive you as a threat. And I must understand why?!
—Leviathan, Mass Effect 3
Puny Earthlings! none of your blood will be shed as long as your men builds our Mechs and Starships, Your Women become our sex slaves, and your children become our science experiments
(Pit asks how staff weapons work)
Viridi: All of your weapons have been imbued with the power of the gods.
Pit: So are humans able to use them?
Viridi: No, but they miss out on a lot of stuff. You know the saying about humans.
Pit and Viridi: Born crying, soon they're dying.
Pit: That's kind of mean, isn't it?
Viridi: Well, I've always liked the saying about the gods better.
Pit and Viridi: Powerful and frightening, spite everything with lightning!
You are, all of you, vermin. Cowering in the dirt thinking... what? That you might escape the coming fire? Your world will burn until its surface is but glass!
— Prophet of Truth, Halo 3