No one will ever forget that night and what it meant for this country.
—Evey Hammond, V for Vendetta
"An intractable problem can only be resolved by stepping beyond conventional solutions."
"I did it... I DID IT!"
Batman: You grabbed power!
Lord Batman: And with that power, we've made a world where no eight-year-old boy will ever lose his parents, because of some punk with a gun!
Batman: ... You win.
"[The Gatekeepers] were suppressing technology, per a treaty with the Pa'anuri. It was appeasement, writ large, for hundreds of thousands of years. Their clone-and-interrogate operation probably killed the equivalent of the entire population of the galaxy a few thousand times over. But you and I are able to stand here and argue the morality of it, so on some level it must have worked, right?"
— Petey, Schlock Mercenary
In all the years Rome has stood, [the Gates of War] have been closed only twice. While I was Emperor, the Senate ordered them shut three times.
"He found Russia working with wooden ploughs and left it with atomic piles."
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
— Barry Goldwater