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Quotes: Shaped Like Itself
Anime & Manga

"Cute girls are cute."
Kazama Ushio, Sasameki Koto

Comic Strip

Garfield: Which one?

Film

Kate: Where are we going?
Richie: Mexico.
Kate: What's in Mexico?
Richie: Mexicans.

"I hate sand. It's so... sandy."
Anakin Skywalker, Attack of the Clones

"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..."
Bertie Wooster, The Code of the Woosters

"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.
The Devil's Dictionary on gravitation

TV and Radio

Germs are basically a malevolent form of bacteria, with one purpose: to spread germs.
Look Around You, "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: 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!

Video Game

"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."
Palutena, Kid Icarus: Uprising

"No! I'm not Darth Revan! I'm Darth Revan!"
Darth Revan, Knights of the Old Republic

"Well done, Freeman! You dispatched those guards with great dispatch!"
Victory Mine Vortigaunt, Half-Life 2 Episode 2

"You're in Rindir's Staffs. And I'm Rindir. I sell magical staffs. Imagine that."

Web Original

"Listen up! The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club."
Cliff: 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!"
"What flavour?"
"PIE FLAVOUR."

"Iím on record as saying that game length isnít an especially good indicator of, well, anything really, except perhaps game length, of which it may be considered a key indicator."
Jerry "Tycho Brahe" Holkins, Penny Arcade newspost "An Actual, Real Film"

Western Animation

'"It looks like an ordinary penny, because it is an ordinary penny!"
Plankton, SpongeBob SquarePants

"Look, there's a cave-like hole in that mountain! It might be a cave!"

Misc

The problem with asking about prehistoric history is, ahem, the lack of history.

"Soap is made by saponifying oils with alkali"
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap label, though that's actually one of the more sensible bits

"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time."
Samuel Hagar

"The future will be better tomorrow."
Vice-President Dan Quayle

"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."


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