"Well," Daring said, "looking scary is the first line of defense for a lot of old tombs. Obviously, anyone with wings gets over the thorns easily. So, either there were no intelligent species with wings back then or that's why those thorns are there." On a sudden impulse, she screwed up her courage and decided to try something she'd never done before: needling the professor. "Y'know, with that in mind, if this place is anything like others I've seen, I can pretty much tell you what the writing on the wall says."
"Oh? Do tell."
Daring leaned back on her hind legs and haunches, and waved her forelegs like a mad prophet. "'This is the tomb of the great and terrible So-and-So! Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair! Whosoever steals the treasure will face the gods' curse, and the sky will fall on their heads, et cetera'." She stood back up and waved a hoof dismissively. "See enough of these, and you can pretty much guess what they say."
As is usual with this trope, the writing on the wall is actually very significant, even though Daring Do is absolutely right about it being intended to scare away tomb robbers. Too bad the reason it was trying to scare away tomb robbers is because it isn't a tomb, but a building meant to contain something very dangerous. The writing was not a curse, but a warning as to what would happen to those who went inside.
Cenotaph features the motif of an empty grave and/or monuments to the dead in every arc. In addition, each arc's main conflict or centeral concept is reflected in the Arc Title: Calling Card, Misconceptions, Coordination, Intermediaries, ect.
John Freeman got on his motorcycle and said "its time for me to live up to my family name and face full life consequences"
The Invader Zim story "In Short Supply" features one in Chapter 29, when Red muses that "even for the Control Brains, information about Purple was in short supply." The title is actually supposed to be a pun on the Irkens' height-based society, though, and how Irkens of certain heights are much rarer than they should be.
The Firefly fic Forward drops its title at the end of the "Mosaic" story arc, with Mal telling River what direction they have to keep going in.
There is a subtle one in Kira Is Justice: When Justin decides to experiment with the Death Note, one of the victims yell out the words, "Kira is justice!" in a prison cafeteria before dropping dead. It is very amusing.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction Created Equal, the speech Metal Sonic gave after Eggman's death:
"Flesh and blood have no purpose in this place. God made all men equal and men destroyed their gods. A man created me to be equal and I have destroyed that man. I laid waste to his empire of dust. Now I rule the empire of dust. And I will lay hands on that dust and create my own posterity. And I shall hold them to my single inglorious propositon; all robots are not Created Equal..."
In Fantendo: Playing War, before Sandslash transforms into Sandsmash and is consequently knocked out, Sunnyscythe utters "Let's play war...". There's actually a couple more of these, another by Sunnyscythe and yet another by Fantasma.
In the Star Trek fanseries Hidden Frontier, Commodore Cole drops the title of the show in the middle of a speech she gives in the sixth season premiere, as the blockade of starships is about to go into battle with the Tholians and the Breen who just started a war with the Federation.
"With this power, I can do anything! I could easily do a Sonic Rainboom! Even a... Double Rainboom!"
"The longer you ignore your Inner Demons, the stronger they become."
The Kung Fu PandaFan FicA Different Lesson technically drops its title right with the opening blurb ("Can a father undo his past mistakes? Perhaps, if the snow leopard can be taught...A Different Lesson"), but it is properly referenced at least three times in the fic itself—the first time during the training on Wu Dan where it emphasizes what Tai Lung has to do differently and how he should view the world and his place in it if he wants to be a hero, the last time at the very end when he is reflecting back on everything he's gone through. The second time, in a sinister variation, is spoken by the Big Bad, implying what he will offer if Tai Lung joins him.
Since The Immortal Game was renamed halfway through, it has two examples of title dropping:
For the original title: "Ponies Make War" is the name of a book on war magic written by a famous ancestor of Twilight's.
Moriarty: And now you wish me to pay the price... because I touched your companions. Your... Children of Time.
Holmes: We Children of Time, we are weapons... weapons you fashion against yourself. You want us to be strong enough to stop you.
Doctor: No! No, not weapons! Never weapons... If you want to say you're Children of Time, you are that...
In the Lyrical Nanoha fic, ''Judgment Day's Not Coming, the title is a reference to Signum coming back time and time again, most recently after her defeat at Cypha's hands, and is the last words in the fic.
Cypha: "I killed you. You're dead. I rarely get the chance to kill someone twice."
Signum: "If you bothered to have any conception of my history, you would know what it means to be a Wolkenritter. My judgment day's not coming."
Shizuru: Being perfect or having something that is perfect are things people often strive for, but they are things that are impossible to reach. Not only is it difficult to define, but frankly, perfection is overrated. You never have to improve yourself, struggle against your weaknesses, or learn how to understand yourself or the ones you love.
Girlie, heart-shaped stickers stuck to the glass of the picture proclaiming Light to be a "darling" and a "sweetheart."
Address Unknown has Derpy give this monologue after Twilight agrees to search for a spell that will fix her eyes, despite admitting there may not be one. "You know, occasionally when Iím delivering mail I get a letter addressed to a place that doesnít exist; maybe somepony moved, or maybe somepony miswrote the address. When we get those letters, we just send them back to where they came from and move on to the next destination. There is nothing we can do in the Post Office to make that address appear. Maybe that same thing will happen with fixing my eyes. Maybe there is no answer; maybe there is no fix. It doesnít mean we canít look, but if itís not there, then itís just an 'address unknown'. If no answer exists, then I can move on without any regrets."
In Chapter 4, Nodoka, while thinking about how difficult winning the tournament in order to convince her father to let her stay at Oarai will be, thinks of the upcoming practice match as "a small step upward" for the sake of accomplishing the greater task before her.
In Chapter 7, Maho thinks, "Despite the odds" against Miho, she's glad Miho is doing tankery again.
In Chapter 18, both Kinue and Maho express a desire to win the semifinals "For my sister's sake".
Eleya: It wasnít a fair test, sir. Cdr. Suvik: The universe is not fair, Commander Kanril. T'Var: Your logic is fallacious, sir. Cdr. Hackett: Excuse me? Eleya:False analogy fallacy. The universe doesn't cheat.