"There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory."
Sir Francis Drake, 1587, from the opening of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
"I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed..."
—Marco Polo, on his deathbed in 1324
, from the opening of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
This is turning out to be a really lousy day.
—Nate, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Elena: I hope you know what you're doing.
: [reading from T.E. Lawrence's book
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom:] "All men dream. But not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to realise it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men. For they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This, I did."
Sully: Uh-huh. That's all real pretty, but what the hell's it mean in English?
: It means, be careful what you wish for. It might just get you.
—The announcement trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Marlowe [lowers her umbrella]
Nate: Whoa, careful now. Wouldn't want you to melt.
: Same cocky little shit. So fearless. [chuckles, then draws a long knife from the end of her umbrella
] I wonder what you're really
afraid of. [holds the knife against Nate's face
] Not bullets or blood or broken bones. No, you get off on all this
, don't you? Cheating death... [spots Sir Francis Drake's ring on a cord around Nate's neck
] ...or not.
: Mister Sullivan, I won't harm your precious boy. [cuts the cord and takes the ring
] I merely want what's mine
—Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception