Quotes: The Extremist Was Right

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!"
Ozymandias, Watchmen

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!
**Dramatic Pause**
Batman: ... You win.
Justice League — "A Better World (Part 2)"

"[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."
Isaac Deutscher

"Though I abhor the sanguinary ferocity of the late Jacobins in France, yet their principles... are the most consonant with my ideas of reason, and the nature of man, of any that I have met with."
John Thelwall

"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

"I did it. Because I've come to realize what many people in the Republic have come to realize, that the Jedi are the ones responsible for this War. That we've so lost our way that we have become villains in this conflict, that we are the ones that should be put on trial, all of us! And my attack on the Temple was an attack on what the Jedi have become: an army fighting for the dark side, fallen from the Light that we once held so dear. THIS REPUBLIC IS FAILING! It's only a matter of time."
Barriss Offee, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Isana: "How can you live with yourself?"
Gaius Sextus: “I look out my window each day. I look out my window at people who live and breathe. At people who have not been devoured by civil war. At people who have not been ravaged by disease. At people who have not starved to death, who have not been hacked apart by enemies of humanity, at people who are free to lie and steal and plot and complain and accuse and behave in all manner of repugnant ways because the Realm stands. Because law and order stands. Because something other than simple violence shapes the course of their lives. And I look, wife of my son, mother of my heir, at a very few decent people who have had the luxury of living their lives without being called upon to make hideous decisions I would not wish upon my worst enemies, and who consequently find such matters morally appalling when they consider them—because they have not had to be the ones who dealt with them.”