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Quotes: Third-Person Person
"Never trust someone who refers to herself in the third person."
Gali Gee, Tangled Web

"Pommy's name is Pommy."

"Mark does so love writing in third person."
Mark Rosewater, Magic: The Gathering, "Feeling Blue"

"It's a little known fact that talking about oneself in the first person was only first invented by Ayn Rand for the 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged. Before that, it was just considered rude."
Jordon Davis, The Agony Booth

"You're always going 'Bob Dole does this' and 'Bob Dole does that.' That's simply not something Bob Dole does!"
Bob Dole, Saturday Night Live

"Have you not noticed before now, that babies and babyish people who cannot distinguish themselves from the world, speak of themselves in the Third Person?"
The Sphere, Flatland

And she refers to herself in the third person
so she can forget that she's me
Emilie Autumn, Opheliac

"David Arquette is an actor, writer, director and producer whose unique sensibility makes him one of the most versatile talents working in the entertainment industry today, able to segue from comedy to drama with extraordinary ease. This makes David Arquette extremely uncomfortable, because of the fact that he is writing this bio himself and it seems arrogant to boast about his incredible talents in such a way while also referring to himself in the third person."
David Arquette's bio on the website for Scream 4

"Plus, you should always be suspicious of a guy who refers to himself in the third person. Just saying."
J.R. Ward, in the afterword to Signet Classics' centenniel edition of The Phantom of the Opera, referring to Erik's use of this trope

"268: Mr. Welch is not allowed to speak in third person."

Phoenix: Who was that?
Twilight: She's a traveling performer named Trixie.
Phoenix: I kind of got her name down a long time ago, she only said it about a dozen times...

PC: I command you to stop referring to yourself in the third person.
Zaxis: Zaxis... does not understand. Who is this "third person?"

Nicolaus: Henceforth, you are to refer to yourself only in the third person.
Caesar: Right, OK, so I... what?
Nicolaus: No!
Caesar: What?
Nicolaus: Instead of saying "I'm listening", you say "Caesar is listening" or "Caesar listens" it makes you seem more...
Caesar: Mental?
Nicolaus: Important!

Grundy: (after getting hit with tear gas)"Grundy don't feel so good."
Batman: (gets ready to punch him) "Grundy is about to feel a whole lot worse!"
Superman/Batman Public Enemies

"James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron."

"Tao is Taokaka"
Taokaka, Blazblue

The Boulder: The Boulder feels conflicted about fighting a young, blind girl.
Toph Beifong: Sounds to me like you're scared, Boulder!
The Boulder: (beat) The Boulder is over his conflicted feelings, and now he's ready to bury you in a rock-a-lanche!

Mysterio: You dare call Mysterio a magician? Fool! Mysterio is no illusionist playing parlor tricks! Mysterio is the master of the arcane arts!
Spider-Man: Seems to me "Mysterio" is the master of talking about himself in the third person.

"Oh no! Johnny Steps is losing! And that's me!"

Caesar: A few commentaries: After Vercingetorix's defeat, he threw down his weapons at the feet of the glorious leader who conquered Gaul. All of it? No! One small village of barbarians dared, and dares still, to resist him!
Roman #1: Who's he talking about?
Roman #2: Himself. He always refers to himself in third person.
Roman #1: He's great!
Caesar: Who is?
Roman #1: Well... you!
Caesar: Ah. Him!
—>—Astérix

"Mundo says his own name a lot, or else he forgets! Has happened before."
Dr. Mundo, League of Legends

"Ah, La Hire wishes to kill something."
La Hire, Age of Empires II

Disco Stu: So, do you party?
Marge: You mean like a hats and noisemakers kind of party?
Disco Stu: Sure, baby, whatever your trip is. Disco Stu wants you to be comfortable while he does his thing.
Marge: Who's Disco Stu?
The Simpsons, "Little Big Mom"


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