->''"[[BadassArmy They shall be my finest warriors]], these men who give of themselves to me. [[SuperSoldier Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle.]] In [[PowerArmour great armour shall I clad them]] and with the [[{{BFG}} mightiest guns will]] they [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture be armed]]. They will be [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture untouched by plague or disease]], no sickness will [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity blight them]]. They will have [[BigBookOfWar tactics, strategies]] and [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier machines]] so that [[CurbStompBattle no foe can best them in battle]]. They are [[HoldTheLine my bulwark against the Terror]]. They are the Defenders of Humanity. [[BadassBoast They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear]]."''
-->-- '''[[GodEmperor The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->''"You have been called upon to serve, you will be trained... and you will become the best we can make of you. You will be the protectors of Earth and all her colonies."''
-->-- '''Dr. Catherine Halsey''', ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach''

->Do you wanna be a hero in the sky?\\
Do you wanna be a hero in the sky?\\
High adventure, higher pay, join the Space Marines today\\
And you'll get to be a hero in the sky.
-->-- Julia Ecklar and Anne Prather, [[FilkSong "Space Hero"]] (which later turns into a comic deconstruction of this trope)

->''All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!''
-->-- '''Sergeant Al Apone''', ''Film/{{Aliens}}''

->''From the pits of Aldebaran IX\\
To the webs of Sigma Grex\\
We will make a better man of you\\
Irregardless of your sex.\\
Though the Klingons kick sand in your face,\\
You will know you're worth your beans\\
When you come and sell your soul to us\\
In the Outer Space Marines.''
-->-- '''The Outer Space Marines'''

->''We're Space Marines! We're glorious\\
We're steadfast, brave and true!\\
So don't you dirtbags mess with us,\\
Or this is what we'll do:''\\\
''We'll nick your dogs,\\
We'll nuke your schools,\\
We'll stretch you on a rack!\\
We'll borrow all your garden tools\\
And never give them back!''\\\
''We are the bold marines of space\\
We wade through gore and grue\\
And if we do not like your face\\
Then this is what we'll do:''\\\
''We'll sneer and spit and call you names\\
Tip napalm down your shirt\\
Your vest will be consumed by flames\\
And that will really hurt.''
-->-- '''Space Marine anthem''', ''DR and Quinch Get Drafted''

->'''Ace Levy:''' Sir, I don't understand. Who needs a knife in a nuke fight anyway? All you gotta do is push a button, sir.\\
'''Career Sergeant Zim:''' Cease fire. Put your hand on that wall trooper. [Ace pauses] PUT YOUR HAND ON THAT WALL!\\
''[Zim throws a knife and hits Ace's hand, pinning it to the wall]''\\
'''Career Sergeant Zim:''' The enemy can not push a button... if you disable his hand. Medic!
-->-- ''Film/{{Starship Troopers}}''