Quotes: Shipping Goggles

Hancock: Say Luffy, tell me about your crewmates.
Luffy: Well, which one of them should I start with? Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Brook, Franky, Nami, Robin...
Hancock: Nami? Robin? There are girls?! -Imagine Spot-
Luffy: I'm sorry but I can't be with you.
Hancock: Why?! Why, Luffy?!
"I'm fascinated by the "shippers". Utterly fascinated by that. They will take the tiniest clue — the tiniest smile between two characters — and see that as evidence for something."
David Slack on the subject of Beast Boy/Raven shippers.

Joey: I hate you, Kaiba!
Kaiba: And I despise you, Wheeler.
Fangirl interpretation: They must be in wuv.

"Yes! Misunderstanding! That's precisely it!" Twilight agreed with a prim nod. "You have all of these romantic notions, and then you find a way to interpret even the most innocent of interactions as evidence justifying a non-existent relationship! It can be endearing, sometimes, but it's also risky!"
[...]
"It's...okay to pretend, I guess, but honestly, Rarity, please don't jump to conclusions," Twilight pleaded weakly. "At least, not unless something actually happens. If Rainbow and Pinkie ever actually do get together for some reason, then, well, of course we'll be supportive—but until then, maybe you shouldn't be so, ah, passionate in your support of their love."

"Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
People are talkin', talkin' about people
I hear them whisper, you won't believe it (Ah ha)
They think we're lovers kept under covers (Ooh hoo)
I just ignore it, they keep sayin'

Laugh just a little too loud
(A little too loud)
Stand just a little too close
(Too close)
Stare just a little too long
Maybe they're seein', somethin' we don't darlin'"
Bonnie Raitt, "Something to Talk About"

"Also, in a conversation with Karkat, it is revealed that John is not homosexual, thus in theory sinking a hundred ships and in practice sinking none."
— MSPA wiki page on Homestuck

Can't help it, I just think that they would make such a good pair,
In canon they have never metó
I don't care, I ship it. I don't care.
I know that they are siblings but I think there's something more
If she weren't dating that guy, they'd be banging, I am sure.
The third scene in episode four, come on, look at him stare.
Twincest can't really be that bad
— "I Ship It", by Not Literally Productions

Yang: -flirts with a man-
Me: I wonder why she was looking for that girl? I bet they're in love.
Yang: -ogles half naked boys-
Me: OOOOOH MY GURRRR DID U SEE HOW SHE SMILED AT BLAKE
Yang: -has a poster of a boyband-
Me: YESSSSS SHE AND BLAKE SHARE ROOMS
Rooster Teeth: [PTERODACTYL NOISES]
— The blogger xekstrin sums up this trope

SpongeBob: Ship!
Patrick: SpongeBob, how long are you going to stay in your little fantasy world?
Spongebob Squarepants, Shanghaied note 

...the Hippogriff of greek mythology is half horse and half Griffin. A Griffin is a creature with the head, beak and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, sometimes with the tail of a scorpion or a snake. From this we see characteristics that can be taken to represent Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Slytherin - the 3 houses represented by Harry and Hermione. After all, while Harry and Hermione are both Gryffindors, Harry was almost placed in Slytherin (as we found out at the sorting ceremony in The Philosopher's Stone) and Hermione was almost placed in Ravenclaw (as she tells us at the Hog's Head in The Order of the Phoenix) - both because they showed traits of those houses. The lion is the symbol of Gryffindor, the symbol of Ravenclaw is an eagle and the snake is a serpent which represents Slytherin. Convenient coincidence or deliberate writing by JKR? I believe there is too much here for it to be just coincidence...
Koko Diam espousing the "Symbolic Flight" theory