Quotes: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

"A bad game that gets delayed is eventually good. But a bad game that isn't is bad forever."
Shigeru Miyamoto, justifying the many, many, many delays in the game's development. (Which were worth every minute.)

"Zelda...that name seems...somehow familiar..."
Princess Zelda, when you first meet her while named Zelda.

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"Whilst thou soar, or whilst thou suck?"
"Whilst thou get the girl, or whilst thou play like one?"
"Have ye the stones?"
—Iconic lines featured in the game's official advertisements.

"I'm pretty sure the Water in the Water Temple isn't lake-water. I'm pretty sure it's the tears of everyone who let this temple's difficulty get to them."
YouTube user Whitezekrom569 captures the frustration of many a gamer when referring to the infamously difficult Water Temple.

"Yes, I owe it all to you, kid!"
Ganondorf, to Link (and in a meta sense, the player) after the Sacred Realm is opened.