Quotes: Refusal of the Call

Katara: Why didn't you tell us you were the Avatar?
Aang: Because... I never wanted to be.

"I know I'm supposed to do something heroic and badass, but I'm just not feeling it..."
—Cloud Strife, an early Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children parody

"This looks like a job for... the proper authorities!"
The Spoony One, parodying the 1979 movie Captain America II: Death Too Soon

Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.
Bilbo: I should think so -— in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!

August: You're our only hope!
Emma: Then you're all screwed.

“Very well, Zeke Normanson. You are now on a quest." Spoke the Eye’s presence. It continued to stare, not maliciously, but rather knowing and questioning at the same instant. "The Hoenn Region is about to be threatened, and YOU will protect it.”
"WHAT?!" I yelled in my head. "I’m just moving to Hoenn! I doubt that we’ve even arrived yet! HOW THE BALLS DO YOU EXPECT ME TO SAVE A PLACE THAT I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT?!"

"I am not yer Chosen, horse. Get off my farm."