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."