Quotes / Wild Card


"Better I betray the world, than the world betray me!"

"Your face does the thinking - two to the skull, yet one gets up. Odds are against you... but they're just numbers after the two to-one. You're playing the hand you've been dealt, but you don't let it rest, you shuffle and stack, and a gamble... a gamble that may pay off? But how?

Forecast: Rapidly changing conditions."
The Forecaster, on The Courier, Fallout: New Vegas

"You know, in my line of work, you gotta be able either to sing 'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic' or 'Dixie' with equal enthusiasm."
Ferryman, The Outlaw Josey Wales

Mgr. Strasser: I'm not entirely sure which side you're on.
Cpn. Renault: I have no conviction, if that's what you mean. I blow with the wind — and the prevailing wind happens to be from Vichy.
Strasser: And if it should change?

Mac: Guys, why aren't the brakes working?
Charlie: Because I cut the brakes! Wild card, bitches! YEE HAW!

Odin: For Asgard!
Thor: For Midgard!
Loki: For Myself!

Light: I really can't count on you, can I?
Ryuk: You got that right.

Elizabeth: Whose side is Jack on?
Will: At the moment?

Real Life

Richard Nixon: I think maybe [Donald] Rumsfeld maybe is not too long for this world. He's ready to jump ship.
H.R. Haldeman : No, I don't think he's ready to jump ship. And I doubt if he ever would, just because it serves his interests more not to. But I sure don't think he's ever going to be a solid member of this ship. Unless it's floating high.
— Transcripts from White House tapes, 4.7.71

"I don't think Carter has ever really had much of a handle on Kersh. This was a chance for him to step out of the shadows and pledge his allegiance to Mulder and the X-Files but instead he remains very much on the fence, as usual...Like most of Carter's authority figures, it isn't a case of bring morally ambiguous but doing whatever the plot requires of you."

"After everyone’s dead, the Joker reveals himself to the mob boss, who just doesn’t understand the concept of criminal anarchy. He goes on about honor and respect, tenets of omerta that just don’t apply to the Joker. Apparently the Joker is a big Pearl Jam fan, because he has no code."
Chris Sims, Andy Khouri, and David Uzumeri on The Dark Knight

"One reason moderate politicians aren't often trusted is that you never know which side of an issue they actually favor until the last moment. A good example is Joe Lieberman, who was in favor of extending Medicare to people aged 55-64 until it seemed that it would actually pass."