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Quotes: Refusal of the Call
"Smallville Clark is a scared, weak, willfully ignorant selfish s–t whose altruism is fueled entirely by wanting to sleep better at night and jerk himself off about what a hero he is, rather than to actually improve the lives of others. He doesn’t want to be Superman to help people, he wants to be Superman because his parents tell him it’s the right thing to do, so he reluctantly does it, like mandatory community service in high school. He should be wearing an orange vest."
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Justice")

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?!"
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