Cellophane, Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name, Mister Cellophane.
You can look right through me,
Walk right by me,
And never know I'm there.
—Amos Hart, "Mister Cellophane", Chicago
When the sun goes to bed
That's the time you raise your head
That's your lot in life, Laléna
I can't blame ya, Laléna...
— Donovan, "Laléna"
You've got sucker's luck.
Have you given up?
Does it feel like a trial?
Does it trouble your mind
The way you trouble mine?
— The National, "Exile Vilify"
A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
— Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Lucky Man"
"Is there truly life before death?"
— Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Janson: They have tags for us all now, and I'm the darling one. Tycho is 'the doleful one.'
Celchu: I'm not sad.
Janson: No, but you look sad. Makes the ladies of Cartann's court want to comfort you. They're so sad about wanting to comfort you that you could comfort them.
Hobbie: And Tycho the only one of us with a successful relationship with a woman. Missed opportunities, Tycho.
"Played with Kaylee. The sun came out, and...I walked on my feet, and...heard with my ears. I ate the bits. The bits did stay down. And I work. I...function like I'm a girl. I hate it because I know it'll go away! The sun...goes dark, and chaos is come again. Bits...fluids! What am I?!"
— River Tam, Firefly, "War Stories"
"I'm an ego-half-empty kind of girl."
— Codex, The Guild
"Hey, having an unfortunate past might score me some Moe points!"
— Genma, Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini
"There's something about him. I just want to hold him close and whisper, 'Everything will be alright.'"
"There are few things more fetching than a bruised ego on a beautiful lady."
— Stuntman Mike, Death Proof
"She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, 'twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd that heaven had made her such a man... ...She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them."
"Not since Quasimodo strolled the streets of medieval Paris have so many people uttered the phrase 'that poor man'."
"How do you prove that you exist? Maybe we don't exist..."
— Vivi Orunitia, Final Fantasy IX
"I guess I only wanted you, you know, to like me or something. And now, well, I feel so completely stupid... I almost wish I never moved here in the first place."
— Doug Funnie, Doug
"I spent yeeeears inside Kainé's body. Tormenting her from within. I felt her pain, her emotions, as if they were my own. And there was so much pain..."
— Tyrann, NieR
"You poor dude. Starving at the banquet table of boyhood..."
—Max, Goof Troop pilot first half "Everything's Coming Up Goofy"
"Oh, well. At least I had one day of fun in my life... twenty-four wonderful, happenin' hours."
—PJ, Goof Troop pilot second half "Good Neighbor Goof"
When Dad's busy at work, I sing the Junes song over and over to make myself feel less alone! "Every day's great..." *starts sobbing* "a-at your... J-j-j—"
"But the damage makes you want to take care of her. She's an injured bird and you just want to be her sexy veterinarian."
— Brett Ehrlich on Zooey Deschanel, The Rotten Tomatoes Show
"We love the idea of someone who is good and yet gets shat on all their lives, but will get what they deserve, regardless of the fact that they don't actively pursue it."
— The Nostalgia Chick note
"This is as close as Harry Kim will ever get to knowing what joy is: an odd sensation of not being completely miserable. 'Happiness? Yes, that's the feeling you have when someone stops beating you long enough to catch your breath, right?'"
"Ever since The Wrestler hit theaters in 2009, a lot of past-their prime superstars have been pegged as 'The Wrestler in real life'... In real life, many wrestling fans have long memories and are still willing to fork over cash to own a piece of history or take a photo with their childhood heroes, even if they’ve fallen on hard times.
One notable exception, though, is for Virgil. Long before The Wrestler, lonely Virgil was an internet meme, sitting alone at wrestling conventions with no fans in line to buy his merchandise. Poor Mike Jones had to just sit there for hours on end as Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself” played in a continuous loop. Today, there is even a blog dedicated exclusively to photos of Virgil all alone at conventions."