Quotes / Wide-Eyed Idealist

"Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment."
Warhammer 40,000, "Thought for the Day"

"The pessimists went into exile; the optimists went to the Death Camps."

"Dear God — she has an actual skip in her step."
Dr. Cox (describing Dr. Molly Clock), Scrubs

"Even in the darkness
Every color can be found,
And every day of rain brings water flowing
To things growing in the ground."
Penny, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, "Penny's Song"

"I heard it was you
Talkin' 'bout a world where all is free
It just couldn't be,
And only a fool would say that"
Steely Dan, "Only a Fool Would Say That"

"Hope is what keeps us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost."
Pandora, God of War III

"If someone says it's wrong to hope, I will tell them that they're wrong every time. I could tell them that countless times!"

"You could say that. A knight serves their lord, but a king serves their ideal. If Arthur hadn't focused too much on pursuing his utopia, things would have been different."

"'Cause anyone that tells you
What it's all about
Is selling you something
You haven't worked that out..."
Patrick Park, "Hell If I Know"

I don't know if... I can ever let Papyrus into the Royal Guard. Don't tell him I said that! He's just, well... I mean, it's not that he's weak. He's actually pretty freaking tough! It's just that... he's too innocent and nice! I mean, look, he was SUPPOSED to capture you, and he ended up being friends with you instead! I could never send him into battle! He'd get ripped into little smiling shreds.
Undyne, Undertale

"I still think in the end, we'll all be okay."
Earth, Nebula

"This may not be a happy musical, Officer Lockstock, but it's still a musical. And when a little girl has been given as many lines as I have, there's still hope for dreams!"
Little Sally, Urinetown