*sigh* "Times are tough."
— NPC, RPG World
"What a horrible night to have a curse."
I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
"You're in my way, sir."
—Your teammates in SWAT 4
"I say to myself, 'Mario! Take it easy!'"
—Vercetti Gang, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Oh, come on! All they do is walk back and forth spouting the same moron phrases at anyone stupid enough to bump into them.
"There are many guards in the castle!"
— NPC, Adventurers
"It's probably the dream of every open-world developer to make the hundreds of NPCs that the player comes into contact with feel unique. Think of the first time you ran into that dude who said 'In the Navy!' in GTA III. By the twentieth time you heard that Navy bite, it broke the illusion of Liberty City as being ever-changing."
"LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! I'LL BE RIGHT BACK! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! I WON'T GO SO EASY ON YOU NEXT TIME! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE! LIVE AND LET LIVE!" And people thought HEY LISTEN was a pain in the ass."
"I can't find where my partner went!"
—Burglar Simon, as immortalised by Twitch Plays Pokemon.
"Do you ever feel like we always end up talking about the same things over and over?"
—A Mii during a chat session, Tomodachi Life
"M'aiq speaks with many in his travels. After a time, they seem to repeat themselves. Strange."
—M'aiq the Liar, The Elder Scrolls Online