Quotes: Shaped Like Itself
Anime and Manga
Kate: Where are we going?
Kate: What's in Mexico?
"I hate sand. It's so... sandy."
"The Death Star — it gets to the point: 'What's that star?' 'The Death Star.' 'What does it do?' 'It does death!Literature
"Among the many certainties whose lack he complained of, one alone is present, and it is that all things appear to us as they appear to us, and it is impossible for them to appear otherwise."
— The Island of the Day Before, Umberto Eco
"She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me."
"Unfortunately, however, if there was one thing circumstances weren't, it was different from what they were..."
"The day is the same length as anything that is the same length as it."
The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportion to the quantity of matter they contain — the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another. This is a lovely and edifying illustration of how science, having made A the proof of B, makes B the proof of A.
TV and Radio
Germs are basically a malevolent form of bacteria, with one purpose: to spread germs.
"Our economy has been about as sluggish as a slug at a slug convention. It's gotten so bad, I had to fire my joke writer."
Zaphod Beeblebrox:Video Game
This marble is as slippery as... Hey, Ford, what's the most slippery thing you can think of? Ford Prefect:
At the moment? This marble. Zaphod Beeblebrox:
This marble is as slippery as this marble!
"The hookblade has two parts: the hook and the blade."
— Assassin's Creed Revelations
"Reapers may look evil and crazy, but there's a good reason for that. They ARE evil and crazy."
"No! I'm not Darth Revan! I'm Darth Revan!"
"Well done, Freeman! You dispatched those guards with great dispatch!"
"You're in Rindir's Staffs. And I'm Rindir. I sell magical staffs. Imagine that."
"Listen up! The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club."
We should probably go back in and get something to tie down the dolly with. Greg:
Naah, it'll be fine. Cliff:
But the back's empty... It's gonna bang around back here. Greg:
So? What's it gonna hurt? It's a truck. It's made of truck
"You might also find weapon leveling useful but that's only if you find weapon leveling useful, so whether or not you find weapon leveling useful is down to how useful you ultimately find weapon leveling."
"I baked you a pie!"
"Iím on record as saying that game length isnít an especially good indicator of, well, anything really, except perhaps Western Animation
game length, of which it may be considered a key indicator."
'"It looks like an ordinary penny, because it
is an ordinary penny!"
"Look, there's a cave-like hole in that mountain! It might be a cave!"
The problem with asking about prehistoric history is, ahem, the lack of history.
"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time."
— Samuel Hagar
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"There's coming on too strong, and then there's setting up a bedroom for someone after the first date. That's just... I can't even come up with a clever analogy for it, because that was going to
be my analogy. 'Like setting up a bedroom after the first date.' That's what it's like."