STOP RIGHT THERE, CRIMINAL SCUM! (Your spree is at an end...)
—Many, many guards
Talk to Haskill, he has more brains than a brain pie. Mmm... brain pie. Care to donate?
Change, change will preserve us. It will move mountains... it will mount movements.
—Sheogorath making very little sense, but sounding like a genius.
By Azura By Azura By Azura it's The Grand Champion!
—The Adoring Fan
Oh, it's YOU. HI!
Men are but flesh and blood; they know their doom, but not the hour. In this I'm blessed to see the hour of my death! To face my apportuned fate, then fall.
— Emperor Uriel Septim VII, unknowingly quoting a bit from Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
I was born 87 years ago. For 65 years I've ruled as Tamriel's Emperor. But for all these years, I've never been the ruler of my own dreams. I have seen the gates of Oblivion, beyond which no waking eye may see. Behold, in darkness, a doom sweeps the land. This is the 27th of Last Seed, the year of Akatosh, 433. These are the closing days of the Third Era, and the final hours of my life.
— Emperor Uriel Septim VII, in the intro cinematic.
So that's how it works. You plod along, putting one foot before the other, look up, and suddenly, there you are. Right where you wanted to be all along.
— a level-up message
The results of hard work always seem like luck. But you know you've earned every bit of your success.
— The level 21+ level up message.
Remember when we first met in Kvatch? I told you that I didn't want any part of the gods' plan. I still don't know if there is a divine plan. But I've come to realize that it doesn't matter. What matters is that we act. That we do what's right, when confronted with evil. That's what you did at Kvatch. It wasn't the gods that saved us, it was you. Were you acting for the gods? I don't know. But now it's my turn to act.
"Go, go! Socialize! Talk to those fine people, and then plunge your knife into their throats when they ain't lookin'! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"