23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Arise! Arise, Riders of Theoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!
— Theoden, 'Lord of the Rings
Venimus, vidimus, deus vicit.note
— Jan III Sobieski after lifting the Turkish Siege of Vienna
I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral world savages braining each other with stones, and I have monitored the death of a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Titans crush whole platoons underfoot. But there is no more stirring sight in war than the charge of massed cavalry.
— Dravin Gratz, 14th Tharinga Regiment, Imperial Guard, Warhammer 40,000
We stood at the edge of destruction and would have fallen, if not for the might of the god emperor and his angels of death.
— Sgt. Mudir, after the Battle for Inner City Five, Warhammer 40,000
I would say that was the cavalry, but... I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space before.
— Agent Washington, Red vs. Blue Revelation
I think the cavalry's here!
— Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
"Who are you?" -woman
"Well ma'am, we'd be the cavalry." -Eliot
The cavalry's here. Cavalry's a frightened guy with a rock, but it's here.
— Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two finale
Arizona Kid: "Colonel I hope you're not too late."
Colonel: "Son, never in the history of motion pictures has the United States Calvary been too late."
— The Three Stooges in Out West
The cavalry has arrived!
— Jimmy, Ed, Edd n Eddy