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->''"It is a shame that this filthy creature is all that's left of my sister's magic."''
-->--One of '''the Sisters''' on '''Monkey''', ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''

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->''"How could I have gone from the king of rock 'n' roll to this? An old guy in a restroom in East Texas with a growth on his pecker?"''
-->--'''Music/ElvisPresley''', ''Film/BubbaHoTep''


->I was so much more, before [[CameFromTheSky the crash]]. I was an explorer, an ambassador, a missionary. I spread across the cosmos, met countless worlds, [[TheAssimilator took communion]]: the fit reshaped the unfit and the whole universe bootstrapped upwards in joyful, infinitesimal increments. I was a soldier, at war with entropy itself. [[AssimilationPlot I was the very hand by which Creation perfects itself]].

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->I was so much more, before [[CameFromTheSky the crash]]. I was an explorer, an ambassador, a missionary. I spread across the cosmos, met countless worlds, [[TheAssimilator [[VoluntaryShapeshifting took communion]]: [[TheAssimilator the fit reshaped the unfit unfit]] and the whole universe bootstrapped upwards in joyful, infinitesimal increments. I was a soldier, at war with entropy itself. [[AssimilationPlot I was the very hand by which Creation perfects itself]].

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->I was so much more, before [[CameFromTheSky the crash]]. I was an explorer, an ambassador, a missionary. I spread across the cosmos, met countless worlds, [[TheAssimilator took communion]]: the fit reshaped the unfit and the whole universe bootstrapped upwards in joyful, infinitesimal increments. I was a soldier, at war with entropy itself. [[AssimilationPlot I was the very hand by which Creation perfects itself]].
->So much wisdom I had. So much experience. Now I cannot remember all the things I knew. I can only remember that I once knew them.
-->--''[[Film/TheThing1982 Things]],'' by Creator/PeterWatts

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->''I used to rule the world\\
Seas would rise when I gave the word\\
Now in the morning I sleep alone\\
Sweep the streets I used to own\\
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I used to roll the dice\\
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes\\
Listen as the crowd would sing\\
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"\\
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One minute I held the key\\
Next the walls were closed on me\\
And I discovered that my castles stand\\
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand''
-->-- '''Music/{{Coldplay}}''', "Viva la Vida"


'''Baba Yaga''': I still have one very good one. My good eye observed you at Cavendish Hall. [[NearVillainVictory And how close you came to victory there.]] Surely that was your finest hour. You shook the dragon in his hole, and no ther human has done ''that''. But this last bit of business... undone by a head in a jar?\\

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'''Baba Yaga''': I still have one very good one. My good eye observed you at Cavendish Hall. [[NearVillainVictory And how close you came to victory there.]] Surely that was your finest hour. You shook the dragon in his hole, and no ther other human has done ''that''. But this last bit of business... undone by a head in a jar?\\

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->''"Because of you, I lose everything. Country, respect... wife..."''
-->-- '''Ivan Drago''' to '''Rocky Balboa''', ''Film/CreedII''

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->''"The best programmer ENCOM ever saw, and he winds up playing space cowboy in some backroom."''
-->--'''Alan Bradley''' on '''Kevin Flynn''', ''Film/{{TRON}}''


-->--Exchange of pleasantries between an Eldar Farseer and an Imperial officer, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''

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-->--Exchange of pleasantries between an Eldar Farseer and an Imperial officer, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''
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->''And what if she had seen those glories fade,\\
Those titles vanish, and that strength decay;\\
Yet shall some tribute of regret be paid\\
When her long life hath reached its final day:\\
Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade\\
Of that which once was great is passed away.''
-->'''Creator/WilliamWordsworth''', ''On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic''




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->''And what if she had seen those glories fade,\\
Those titles vanish, and that strength decay;\\
Yet shall some tribute of regret be paid\\
When her long life hath reached its final day:\\
Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade\\
Of that which once was great is passed away.''
-->'''Creator/WilliamWordsworth''', ''On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic''



'''Hamlet''': No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O, that that earth which kept the world in awe should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!

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'''Hamlet''': No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: it, as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O, that that earth which kept the world in awe should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!



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->'''Hamlet''': To what base uses we may return, Horatio! Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander till he find it stopping a bung-hole?\\
'''Horatio''': [[ContemplateOurNavels 'Twere to consider too curiously to consider so.]]\\
'''Hamlet''': No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O, that that earth which kept the world in awe should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!
-->--''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Act 5 Scene 1



-->--'''Sardoth''', ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Rebellion}}: The Ahakista Gambit''

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-->--'''Sardoth''', ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Rebellion}}: Rebellion: The Ahakista Gambit''


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->'''Baba Yaga''': Ah, poor Grigori. I have been watching you, you know. All these years. You were wise to use the Nazis to bring the Hellboy creature to Earth.\\
'''Rasputin''': I'm sorry about your eye...\\
'''Baba Yaga''': I still have one very good one. My good eye observed you at Cavendish Hall. [[NearVillainVictory And how close you came to victory there.]] Surely that was your finest hour. You shook the dragon in his hole, and no ther human has done ''that''. But this last bit of business... undone by a head in a jar?\\
'''Rasputin''': Since I was reborn in the Neva I have followed the dictates of the dragon. I have done his will and have listened for his voice to instruct me in all things. But this last thing... this was my own.\\
'''Baba Yaga''': You're fooling yourself. Surely the lesser details of this plan ''were'' yours, but the design of the thing came out of that cold, dark place between worlds.\\
'''Rasputin''': I do not like the idea that I am only a pawn...\\
'''Baba Yaga''': Like it or don't, you are what you have ''allowed'' yourself to become... nothing.\\
'''Rasputin''': And yet, with your gift, I ''was'' able to transform Ilsa Haupstein...\\
'''Baba Yaga''': Into what? Who's purpose does she serve now? Yours?\\
'''Rasputin''': I don't know...\\
'''Baba Yaga''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Grigori, who's purpose do]] ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion you]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion serve now?]]\\
'''Rasputin''': Can't I have something for '''''myself!'''''\\
'''Baba Yaga''': How? You're a dead man, Grigori. Not a god. Not a king. Not even a witch. In the end, you are only a man... and maybe this ''is'' the end.
-->--''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}: Wake the Devil''


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->"The stars themselves once lived and died at our command, yet you still dare to oppose our will."
->"''Once''."
-->--Exchange of pleasantries between an Eldar Farseer and an Imperial officer, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''

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