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"And now, here it comes, the line you've all been waiting for..." (Also sprach Zarathustra plays in the background)
Phelous in his Troll 2 review

Related to Signature Scene, a Signature Line is a quote of dialogue that everyone remembers from a work of fiction, and has become synonymous with it. When the general public thinks of the work, this is the one quote that immediately springs to mind, and may be the only reason to remember the work at all.

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There are many reasons that the line may stand out. It may be...

  • A major centerpiece of the marketing for the work, possibly the tagline
  • The opening line or monologue of a famous work
  • A line that evoked major controversy
  • A line that is incredibly ridiculous or narmful in what is supposed to be a serious work
  • The major twist in the work

No matter the reason, the Signature Line is cemented in the minds of the general public. If you have actually seen the work yourself and are familiar with it, there may be lines that stick out more for you.

For game shows, the Elimination Catchphrase usually becomes the show's signature line as well.

A Signature Line is a line of dialogue that actually appears in the work. If the line is never actually spoken in the work, it's an example of Beam Me Up, Scotty!.

Signature Lines are likely to succumb to Memetic Mutation (usually, Memetic Mutation is how they become the Signature Line), and thereby result in viewers Watching It For The Meme.

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Don't confuse this with a character's Catchphrase; a signature line is something viewers might watch the entire show simply to hear, not just something that gets said a lot. If many different people in the show say it, it's the show's Arc Words. Sometimes, of course, a catchphrase or arc words can catch on and come to define the show in popular imagination, but it's rarer than you'd think — the vast majority of signature lines are only spoken once in the work where they appear. Also not to be confused with Tagline or Wham Line.

NOTE: Since these are signature lines, spoilers won't be marked.


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Examples

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    Advertising 
  • "HI, BILLY MAYS HERE!" (Billy Mays)
  • "Hey kid... catch." "Wow, thanks, Mean Joe!" (Coca-Cola)
  • Flex Seal:
    • "To show you the power of Flex Tape, I sawed this boat in half!"
    • "Now that's a lotta damage!"
  • "HEY!" (LEGO City commercials)
  • "I've fallen! And I can't get up!" (Life Alert)
  • "Long long maaaaaaaan!" (Long Long Man)
  • "Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse." (The Man Your Man Could Smell Like)
  • "You're gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it." (Men's Warehouse)
  • "...make the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night." (Mighty No. 9 Masterclass trailer)
  • "I don't always drink beer...but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, my friends." (The Most Interesting Man in the World)
  • Sega Genesis U.S. commercials:
  • "You're a kid now! You're a squid now!" (Splatoon commercials)
  • "Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!" (Trix)
  • Vince Offer:
    • "You followin' me, camera guy?"
    • "You're gonna love my nuts."

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    Comic Strips 

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 

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    Literature 
  • "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
  • "Somewhere in La Mancha, in a name whose place I don't care to remember..." (Don Quixote)
  • Moby-Dick
    • Opening line: "Call me Ishmael."
    • "From Hell's heart, I stab at thee!"
  • "Heaven creates neither man above man nor man below man." (An Encouragement of Learning by Fukuzawa Yukichi)
  • "The first rule of Fight Club is 'You do not talk about Fight Club.' The second rule of Fight Club is 'YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.' (Fight Club)
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    • "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."
    • "It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done..."
  • Harry Potter
  • "I Am a Cat. As of yet I have no name."
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    • "The things I do for love."
    • "The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."
    • "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."
  • Pride and Prejudice
    • "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
    • "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
  • "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." (Emma)
  • "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." (Persuasion)
  • "Bah, humbug!" (A Christmas Carol)
    • "God bless us, every one of us!"
  • Some of the books for children by Roald Dahl have a very memorable opening line, to make the reader want to read on.
    • "What a lot of hairy-faced men there are nowadays." (The Twits)
    • "In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats and cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale: this is about REAL witches." (The Witches)
    • "It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their son or daughter is the most disgusting little blister you can imagine, they still think he or she is wonderful." (Matilda)
    • "Ernie had been given a .22 rifle for his birthday." (The Swan, from The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar)
  • Stephen King:
    • "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." (It)
      • "They all float down here. 'THEY ALLL FLOAT."'
    • "Sometimes dead is better." (Pet Sematary)
    • "M.O.O.N. That spells _____." (The Stand)
    • “His single-minded purpose. His unending fury.” (Christine)
    • "Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door. I want to go out, don't know if I can, because I'm so afraid of the Tommyknocker man." (The Tommyknockers)
    • "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." (The Dark Tower)
      • "I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye. I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind. I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart."
      • "Go then, there are other worlds than these."
  • Tolkien's Legendarium:
    • "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." (The Hobbit)
    • "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, / One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." (The Lord of the Rings)
  • "The rosy fingers of dawn." (The Iliad)
  • "So it goes." (Slaughterhouse-Five)
  • "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink." (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)
    • "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean."
  • "Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate" ("Abandon all hope, ye who enter.") (The Divine Comedy)
  • "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." (Neuromancer)
  • "The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there." (The Go-Between)
  • "Big Brother is watching you." (1984)
    • "WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH."
  • "All right, I'll go to hell, then." (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
    • "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot."
  • "All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others." (Animal Farm)
  • "I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." (Atlas Shrugged)
    • "Who is John Galt?"
      • Both leading to one of the more memorable quotes of literary critique: "Eventually, the question you ask stops being 'Who is John Galt?' and becomes 'When will John Galt shut up?'"
  • "The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me." (The Fountainhead)
    • "Before you can do things for people, you must be the type of man who can get things done."
  • "April is the cruelest month..." (The Waste Land)
  • "I have no mouth, And I Must Scream" (I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream)
  • "Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good." (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
    • "Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight."
    • "Do not cite the deep magic to me, witch. I was there when it was written."
    • "Always winter and never Christmas."
  • "Please, sir, I want some more." (Oliver Twist)
  • "There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." (The Wind in the Willows)
    • "The mole had been working very hard all morning at spring cleaning."
  • "Reader, I married him." (Jane Eyre)
  • "It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window." (Farewell, My Lovely)
  • "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it." (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins." (Lolita)
    • "And this is the only immortality you and I may share, Lolita."
  • "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." (The Fault in Our Stars)
    • "Ok?" "Ok."
    • "It's a metaphor see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."
  • "The field is covered in blood." (Watership Down)
    • "You are closer to death than I."
    • "All the world will be your enemy, O Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And if they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • "Stand up, Miss Jean Louise. Your father's passing."
    • "...it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
    • "In the name of God, do your duty."
  • The Raven: "Quoth the raven, nevermore"
  • The Hunger Games
    • "... and may the odds be ever in your favor."
    • "Because she came here with me."
    • "There is no District 12."
    • "I tell him: Real."
  • "'No!' Jimmy protested..." (Meltdown)
  • Honor Harrington
    • "Goodbye, Citizen Chairman." (Ashes of Victory)
      • "Oops."
    • "What the hell. I've always liked a good challenge." (Mission of Honor)
    • "Why is it that people like you always think you're more ruthless than people like me?" (Shadow of Victory)
  • "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." (The Stranger)
  • "Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten." (Mort)
    • There is no justice. There's just me.
  • "Love will have its sacrifices. No sacrifice without blood." (Carmilla)
  • "I- am that is, my sword shall wield for me." (Redwall)
  • "My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk." (The Dresden Files)
    • "I'm in the book."
    • "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." (Blood Rites)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
    • "DON'T PANIC."
    • "The answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is... forty-two."
    • "Mostly harmless."
    • "So long, and thanks for all the fish."
  • Alcatraz Series: The opening line, "So, there I was, tied to an altar made from outdated encyclopedias, about to get sacrificed to the dark powers by a cult of evil Librarians."
  • "Curiouser and curiouser." (Alice in Wonderland)
    • "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"
    • "But I don't want to go among mad people." "Oh, you can't help that, we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
      • "Have I gone mad?" "I'm afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are."
    • "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
  • Bridge to Terabithia
    • "Your friend Leslie is dead."
      • "You're lying. It's not true!"
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    • "Look, I didn't want to be a Half-Blood."
  • "Nelly, I am Heathcliff!" (Wuthering Heights)
  • The Song of Achilles:
    • "I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
    • “He is half of my soul, as the poets say.”

    Live-Action TV 
  • 24:
    • "My name is Jack Bauer, and this is the longest day of my life."
    • "Dammit!"
    • "The following takes place between x am/pm and x am/pm."
  • "I love it when a plan comes together" (The A-Team)
  • The Adventures of Superman:
    • "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"
    • "Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings In a Single Bound."
  • 'Allo 'Allo!:
    • "Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once."
    • "Good moaning."
  • The Amazing Race:
    • "(Name) and (name), you are the last team to arrive. I'm sorry to tell you that you have been Eliminated from the Race."
    • "My ox is broken!"
  • Angel:
    • "Let's go to work."
    • "Is that it? Am I done?"
  • "You're fired." (The Apprentice)
  • Arrested Development:
    • "I've made a huge mistake..."
    • "There's always...money...IN THE BANANA STAND!!"
    • "I don't know what I expected."
    • "I'm afraid I just blue myself."
    • "...Her?"
    • "But still, where did the lighter fluid come from?"
  • Arrowverse
    • Arrow
      • "You have failed this city!"
      • "My name is Oliver Queen..."
      • "I must/have to become someone else. I must/have to become something else."
      • "I keep my promises, kid."
      • "I'm the justice you can't run from."
      • "What? No! Ray! Oliver!
      • "I'm always ten steps ahead and you still don't know what game we're playing yet."
      • "Obviously that particular comment didn't age too well."
      • "The hardest thing to do is to be a hero when no one expects you to be. The easier path is to be a criminal."
    • The Flash (2014)
      • "My name is Barry Allen, and I am the fastest man alive!"
      • "I don't think that bolt of lightning struck you, Barry. I think it chose you."
      • "Run, Barry. Run!"
      • "I'm always one step ahead!"
      • "Oh I'm not like The Flash, at all. Some would say I'm the reverse."
      • "I have to try."
      • "YOU CAN'T LOCK UP THE DARKNESS!"
      • "We are the Flash."
    • Supergirl (2015)
    • Legends of Tomorrow
  • "The avalanche has already started. It's too late for the pebbles to vote." (Babylon 5)
  • "Bazinga!" (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy:
  • "I have a cunning plan." (Blackadder)
  • "Here's one I made earlier." (Blue Peter)
  • "FEENAY! FEE-HEE-HEE-HEENAY!" (Boy Meets World)
  • Breaking Bad:
    • "I am the one who knocks!"
    • "Bitch!"
    • "You're goddamn right."
    • "Tread Lightly."
    • "I fucked Ted."
    • "Say my name."
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    • "Title of your sex tape."
    • "BOOOOOONE?!"
    • "VINDICATIOOOOON!!"
    • "Terry loves yogurt."
  • "I'm Rick James, bitch!" (Chappelle's Show)
  • Charlie's Angels:
    • "Once upon a time there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that, and now they work for me. My name is Charlie. "
    • "Good morning, Angels." "Good morning, Charlie!"
  • Cheers:
    • "Norm!"
    • "Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?" note 
  • Chuck:
    • "Don't freak out."
    • "Stay in the car, Chuck!"
  • Community:
    • "Six seasons and a movie!"
    • "Annie's pretty young, we try not to sexualize her."
    • "Troy and Abed in the morning!"
    • "Streets ahead/behind."
    • "She's a no good B."
    • "Cool. Cool, cool, cool."
    • "Oh, Britta's in this?"
    • "You Britta'd it."
    • "Britta's the worst."
    • "Ha, GAY!"
    • "Shut up, Leonard! [Insert insult]"
    • "Leonard likes this post."
    • "This better not awaken anything in me..."
    • "It's TV; it's comfort. It's a friend you've known so well, and for so long you just let it be with you, and it needs to be okay for it to have a bad day or phone in a day, and it needs to be okay for it to get on a boat with LeVar Burton and never come back."
  • "A wank, I think!" (Coogan's Runnote ).
  • "Horatio * ...* one liner. YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!" (CSI: Miami)
  • Dad's Army:
    • "We're doomed! Doomed!"
    • "'What is your name?' 'Don't tell him, Pike.'"
    • "Don't panic!"
  • "Cocksucker" (Deadwood)
  • "Whatchu talkin' about, Willis?" (Diff'rent Strokes)
  • Disney Channel Live-Action Universe:
  • Doctor Who:
  • "Survey says..." (Family Feud)
  • "Did I do that?" (Family Matters)
  • "Boss! De plane! De plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • Father Ted:
    • "Down with this sort of thing."
    • "The money was just resting in my account."
    • "Will you not have a cup of tea, father?"
      • "Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on..."
  • "Don't mention the war!" (Fawlty Towers)
  • Flight of the Conchords:
    • "Who like to rock the party? We like to rock the party."
    • "And then Albi the Racist Dragon wasn't racist anymore."
  • Friends:
    • "Oh. My. God!"
    • "We were on a break!"
    • "How you doin'?"
    • "I got off the plane."
  • "TANAKA THAI KICK" (Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende)
  • Game of Thrones:
    • "Winter is Coming!"
    • "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
    • "The things I do for love."
    • "Oh, my sweet summer child."
    • "I am a Khaleesi of the Dohtraki!"
    • "A Lannister always pays his debts."
    • "What do we say to the God of Death?" "Not today."
    • "Sir Ilyn. Bring me his head!"
    • "The King in the North!"
    • "For the night is dark and full of terrors."
    • "You know nothing, Jon Snow!"
    • "What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger."
    • "Fuck the King!"
    • "Valar Morghulis!"
    • "Chaos is a ladder!"
    • "Dracarys!"
    • "The Lannisters send their regards."
    • "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."
    • "Reek, my name's Reek!"
    • "I am guilty for being a dwarf!"
    • "Elia Martel. Say her name! You raped her! You murdered her! You killed her children!"
    • "Finally, a girl is no one."
    • "You want a good girl, but you need the bad pussy."
    • "Shame. Shame. Shame..."
    • "Hold the door!"
    • "We're not a large house, but we're a proud one."
    • "BURN THEM ALL!"
    • "Promise me, Ned. Promise me..."
    • "You looked beautiful that night."
    • "Theon. You're a good man. Thank you."
  • "I really like being with you (Nanno). Please don't leave me." (Girl from Nowhere)
  • "It was (date), nineteen eighty-something." (The Goldbergs)
  • The Golden Girls:
    • "Back in St. Olaf..."
    • "Picture it."
  • The Good Place:
  • "XO XO - Gossip Girl." (Gossip Girl)
  • "Soggy bottoms." (The Great British Bake Off)
  • "Ya busted!" (The Great Indoors, also an In-Universe example as the character says it while presenting a news story and it takes off.)
  • "Book 'em, Danno." (Hawaii Five-O, carries over to the remake series Hawaii Five-0)
  • "Save the cheerleader, save the world." (Heroes)
  • The Honeymooners:
    • "One of these days Alice...one of these days, bam, zoom, straight to the moon."
    • "Baby, you're the greatest!"
    • "Hummina, hummina, hummina..."
    • "Address the ball. Hello, ball!"
  • House:
    • "Everybody lies."
    • "It's not lupus."
  • "You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment." (House of Cards - both versions)
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • "Kids..."
    • "Suit up!"
    • "Legen... wait-for-it... dary!"
    • "Hi, have you met Ted?"
    • "True story."
    • "But, um..."
    • "Let's go to the mall, today!"
    • "Lawyered!"
    • "I didn't break any state or federal laws. But I think I broke a much, much higher law. The Bro Code."
    • "Hi! One ticket to Farhampton please?"
  • I'm Alan Partridge:
  • "If you refuse, you lose." (Impractical Jokers)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    • "That's my character! I'm THE TRASH MAN! I come out, I throw trash all over the ring! And then, I start eatin' garbage! And then I pick up the trash can, and I bash the other guy in the head!"
    • "Wild card, bitches! YEEEEE HAAAAAAW!"
    • "Be gone from me, you soy boy beta cuck. The transaction is complete."
    • "Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?"
    • "Suicide is badass!"
  • "Henshin!" (Kamen Rider)
  • Keeping Up Appearances:
    • "The Bouquet residence. The lady of the house speaking."
    • After someone pronounced Hyacinth's surname as "Bucket," she replies "It's Bouquet."
  • Lace:
    • "Incidentally, which one of you bitches is my mother?"
  • Leverage:
    • "The rich and powerful, they take what they want. We steal it back for you."
    • "Dammit, Hardison!"
  • Lost:
    • "Don't tell me what I can't do."
    • "We have to go back!"
  • The Mandalorian:
    • "This is the way."
    • "I have spoken."
  • "Get ta steppin'!! (Martin)
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
      • "It's a magical place."
      • "I'm the guy who kills Gordon."
      • “We are not Agents of Nothing! We are Agents of SHIELD!”
      • "Welcome to Level 7."
      • "How will you come at us? From the air? From the ground?
      • ""Cool origin story, bro!"
      • “Here’s to us. Who’s like us? Damn few”
      • "Someone really wanted our initials to spell out 'SHIELD.'"
    • Agent Carter:
      • “I know my value, anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.”
      • “I got away with it because no one looks at me, because unless I have your reports, your coffee, or your lunch, I’m invisible.”
    • "Are we supposed to stay silent like he is?" (Inhumans)
    • Cloak & Dagger (2018):
      • “Hold my hand. We’ll show these assholes a divine pairing.”
      • "With great power comes...even more power."
      • "The only alternative to doing nothing is doing something."
    • "I lamp you." (Runaways (2017))
    • Daredevil (2015):
      • "Nelson and Murdoch, Avocados at Law."
      • "Let the devil out."
      • "Take your shot."
      • "One batch, two batch, penny and dime."
      • "I BEAT YOU!"
      • "I'm sorry. That must have been really hard."
    • Jessica Jones (2015):
      • "Jessica! Get back here Jessica!"
      • "I want your cray cray."
      • “Don’t just stand there, Dad. Pick up the scissors.”
    • Luke Cage (2016):
      • "Sweet Christmas."
      • “I’m gonna haunt you for the rest of your days. You can eat, but you won’t taste. You can sleep, but you won’t rest! Everything you love, you’re gonna lose! You hear me?!?”
    • "I am the immortal Iron Fist, protector of Kun Lun, sworn enemy of the hand." (Iron Fist (2017))
    • “The Immortal Iron Fist, living weapon, and protector of the ancient city, is still a thundering dumbass.” (The Defenders (2017))
    • "RUSSO!!!!!!!" (The Punisher (2017))
    • WandaVision:
      • "She recast Pietro?"
      • "Who's the popsicle?"
      • "It's been Agatha all along."
      • "And I killed Sparky, too!"
      • "What is grief, if not love persevering?"
    • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
      • "The only power I have is that I believe we can do better."
      • "Now they'll never forget what you did for this country."
      • "It wasn't me!"
      • "Join me in welcoming your new Captain America,"
    • "Glorious Purpose!" (Loki (2021))
    • Hawkeye (2021)
      • "I’ll be home for Christmas!"
      • "Well, that's the guy I've been worrying about this whole time... Kingpin."
      • "I Can Do This All Day!!"
  • "Criminal is to be jailed!" (The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed)
  • Mission: Impossible:
    • "Your mission, should you decide to accept it..."
    • "This tape/message will self-destruct in five seconds."
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • "And Now For Something Completely Different."
    • "It's..." (Title card)
    • "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    • "We've got movie sign!"
    • "EENNND! EEEEEEENNNND!!!"
  • Newhart:
  • Nick Verse:
  • The Noddy Shop has Johnny Crawfish's line "You don't give me heaven, and I'll give you hell!". This is downplayed as the line in question doesn't come from an episode of the show, but from a music video made for an investor that surfaced the Internet after someone who worked on it posted it.
  • The Office (US):
  • Orphan Black:
    • "Just one, I'm a few, no family too. Who am I?"
    • "Welcome to the trip, man."
    • "Fetch me something gay."
    • "Are you my Sestra?"
    • "It is not Beth who I loved..."
  • "Of course (something), don't be ridiculous." (Perfect Strangers)
  • Power Rangers:
  • "I'm still here, bitches, and I know everything. -A" (Pretty Little Liars)
  • The Prisoner (1967):
    • "I am not a number. I am a free man!"
    • "You Are Number 6."
    • "Why did you resign?"
    • "I've resigned. I will not be pushed, stamped, filed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own."
  • Roots (1977)
    • "What's your name!?"
    • "Kunta! Kunta Kinte!"
    • "My name is Toby."
  • "'Sanctuary For All' is not an empty motto." (Sanctuary)
  • Saturday Night Live:
    • "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
    • "Jane, you ignorant slut!"
    • "Now, wasn't that special?"
    • "I got a fever! And the only prescription...is more cowbell!"
  • Saved by the Bell:
    • "I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO...SCARED!"
    • "Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?"
    • "The pipes have ears."
  • "I had sex and Dad is dead! He died a horrible death because I had incredible sex!" (The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
  • Seinfeld:
    • "No soup for you!"
    • "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"
    • "George is getting upset!"
    • "Are you still... master of your domain?"
      • "I'm out!"
    • "Yadda yadda yadda."
    • "I'm not gay...not that there's anything wrong with that."
  • "Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." "No. Friends protect people." (Sherlock)
  • "We can rebuild him. We have the technology." (The Six Million Dollar Man)
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand:
    • "Forge your own path, or join with us. And together, we shall see Rome tremble!"
    • "Jupiter's cock!"
    • "Fuck the Gods!"
    • "(Capua,) Shall we/I begin?!"
    • "I. AM. SPARTACUS!"
    • "Blood rains down from an angry sky. My cock rages on, my cock rages on!"
  • "I am an/the emissary from Hell, Spider-Man!"(Spider-Man (Japan))
  • Star Trek:
  • "Friends don't lie." (Stranger Things)
  • "Saving people, hunting things, the family business." (Supernatural)
  • "The tribe has spoken." (Survivor)
  • "What does a yellow light mean?" "Slow down." "Okay. What...does...a...yellow...light...mean?" (Taxi)
  • Titans (2018):
  • "Will the real [mystery guest] please stand up?" (To Tell the Truth)
  • Top Gear (UK):
    • "And on that bombshell..."
    • "...in the world."
    • "We met up, for a series of challenges."
      • "I was the first to arrive."
    • "Ambitious... but rubbish."
    • "Now it's time to see how it does on our track and that means handing it over to our tame racing driver. Some say (outlandish comment) and that (other outlandish comment). All we know is he's called 'The Stig'!"
  • Twin Peaks:
    • "Who killed Laura Palmer?"
    • "She's dead. Wrapped in plastic."
    • "The owls are not what they seem."
    • "You know, this is - excuse me - a damn fine cup of coffee. I've had I don't know how many cups of coffee in my life, and this? This is one of the best."
      • "Damn fine coffee! And hot!"
    • "How's Annie? HOW'S ANNIE?!"
  • The Walking Dead
    • "DON'T DEAD OPEN INSIDE."
    • "Hey, Dumbass. Yeah, you in the tank. Cozy in there?"
    • "CARL!"
    • "This isn't a democracy anymore!"
    • "Liar!"
    • "They're screwing with the wrong people!"
  • "What's next?" (The West Wing)
  • What Would You Do?:
    • "Hi, I'm John Quiñones, and this has all been a part of a TV show called What Would You Do?..."
    • "Hidden cameras on!"
    • "We're at [insert location]..."
    • "We roll again."
    • "We roll one last time."
    • "Why—" (or "Why not") "—get involved?"
    • "Nothing prepared us for the (last) man/woman we're about to meet."
  • "Is that your final answer?" (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
  • The Wire:
    • "The game is the game."
    • "It's all in the game."
    • "A man's got to have a code."
  • WKRP in Cincinnati:
    • "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
    • "...while the senator, who insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity."
    • "Oh, I almost forgot. Booger!"
  • The X-Files:
    • "The Truth is out there."
    • "Trust no one."
    • "Deny everything."
    • "I want to believe."
  • Yes, Prime Minister:
    • "Tragic."
    • Oh, very droll, minister."

    Machinima 
  • Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged
    • "Don't f*ck up!"
    • "Do me a solid."
    • "All is forgiven."
    • "I'm splendid."
    • "Scout ahead, Red." "OK, black!" "You get a pass!"
    • "SOLDIER style!"
    • "WE'RE GOING TO THE GOLD SAUCER! WE ARE GOING, WE ARE GOING TO THE GOLD SAUCER!"
    • "AVALANCHE TIME!" "MOTHERFUCKER(S)!"
    • "What kind of Bahamut is that one?"
    • "You're/My name is Cloud. Never forget that."
  • "LEEROYYYYYYY JENKINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS" (Leeroy Jenkins Video)
    • "At least I have chicken."
  • "That...was the worst throw ever. Of all time. (Red vs. Blue)
    • "Do you ever wonder why we're here?"
    • "Bow Chika Wow Wow."

    Music 
  • "Who let the dogs out?" (Baha Men, "Who Let The Dogs Out?")
  • "I read the news today, oh boy." (The Beatles, "A Day In The Life")
  • "If you like it then you should have put a ring on it." (Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)")
  • Eminem
    • "And come to think about it, his name was...it was you." ("Stan")
    • "Mom's spaghetti..." ("Lose Yourself")
  • Avril Lavigne
    • "He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it any more obvious?" ("Sk8r Boi")
    • "Hey, hey, you, you! I don't like your girlfriend!" ("Girlfriend")
  • "Stop! Hammer time!" (MC Hammer, "U Can't Touch This")
  • "It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine!" (The Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy")
  • "We don't need no education." (Pink Floyd, "Another Brick In The Wall Part II")
  • "That's me in the corner." (R.E.M., "Losing My Religion")
  • "Hello, darkness, my old friend." (Simon & Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence")
  • "I hope I die before I get old." (The Who, "My Generation")
  • "It's better to burn out than to fade away." (Neil Young, "My My, Hey Hey")

    Pinballs 

    Podcasts 

    Pro Wrestling 

    Radio 
  • "...without hesitation, deviation or repetition." (Just a Minute)
  • "Who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men? The Shadow knows... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
  • "Who was that masked man?" (The Lone Ranger)

    Tabletop Games 

    Theatre 

    Video Games 

    Web Animation 

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 

    Web Video 

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." — Neil Armstrong
  • "The doors are closing. Please stand clear of the doors." — Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." — Lloyd Bentsen
  • Joe Biden:
    • "Come on, man!"
    • "If you won't vote for me, then you ain't Black."
    • "Will you shut up, man?"
  • "Read my lips. No new taxes." — George H. W. Bush
  • George W. Bush:
  • Julius Caesar:
    • "Veni; vidi; vici." (I came, I saw, I conquered.)
    • "Alea jacta est." (The die is cast.)
    • "Et Tu, Brute??" (You too, Brutus?)
  • "I believe it is peace for our time." — Neville Chamberlain
  • "Je suis Charlie" — Charlie Hebdo.
  • "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried." — G. K. Chesterton
  • Winston Churchill:
    • "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed, by so many, to so few."
    • "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
    • "If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was their finest hour."
    • "And you are ugly, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will still be ugly."
    • "We will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them on the landing grounds, we will never surrender."
  • Bill Clinton:
  • "You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables." — Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • "And that's the way it is." — Walter Cronkite
  • "Cogito ergo sum" (I think therefore I am) — Descartes
  • Rodrigo Duterte:
    • "OBOSEN"
    • "My God, I hate drugs."
    • "Fuck you."note 
  • Reggie Fils-Aime:
  • Benjamin Franklin:
    • "Time is money."
    • "Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults."
    • "God helps those that help themselves."
    • "Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
    • "Two things are certain in life: death and taxes."
  • "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi
  • "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." — Barry Goldwater
  • "I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions." — Lillian Hellman
  • Adolf Hitler:
    • "I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few."
    • "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."
  • "We get off on your tears." — Atlus forum admin Aram Jabbari
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" — Thomas Jefferson
  • Hideki Kamiya:
  • "Sapere aude" (Dare to know) — Immanuel Kant
  • John F. Kennedy:
  • Brie Larson:
    • "I don't care what a 40-year old White dude has to say about A Wrinkle in Time (2018), it wasn't made for them."
    • "Is that a personal attack or something?"
    • "Thank you very much!
    • "Drop your taco!"
  • "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." — Abraham Lincoln
  • "Mind the gap." — The London Underground
  • "I have a dream." — Martin Luther King Jr..
  • "Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!" — Karl Marx
  • "Strong and stable (leadership)." — Theresa May
  • "soi soi soi soi" — Microsoft Sam
  • "(process) has stopped working" — Microsoft Windows
  • "Let my people go." — Moses
  • "Good night, and good luck." — Edward R. Murrow
  • Horatio Nelson:
    • "England expects that every man will do his duty."
    • "Kiss me, Hardy."
  • Friedrich Nietzsche:
    • "God is dead!"
    • "What does not destroy me makes me stronger."
  • Richard Nixon:
  • Barack Obama:
    • "There is not a liberal America. There is not a conservative America. There is the United States of America."
    • "Yes we can!"
    • "We are the change we seek."
    • "You're in the wrong side of history."
    • "Look..."
  • "I did not get on the bus to get arrested; I got on the bus to go home." — Rosa Parks
  • "You cannot conceive the many without the one" — Plato
  • Alexander Pope:
  • Ronald Reagan:
  • Bill Ritch:
  • "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." — Theodore Roosevelt
  • "Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains" — Rousseau
  • "To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." — Carl Sagan
  • "The unexamined life is not worth living" — Socrates
  • "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that." — Potter Stewart
  • "The lady's not for turning." — Margaret Thatcher
  • Donald Trump:
    • "Make America great again!"
    • "We'll build a wall on the border that Mexico will pay for!"
    • "A small loan of a million dollars..."
    • "Grab them by the pussy."
    • "Sad!"
    • "Yuge!" and "Bigly!" (actually a Memetic Mutation for "Big League")
    • "Despite the constant negative press covfefe"
    • "Very fine people — on both sides!"
    • "Why are we letting in people from shithole countries?"
    • "Fake news."
    • "Nasty question!"
    • "I take no responsibility at all."
    • "The Kung Flu, the China Virus..."
    • "Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV."
    • "Everything woke turns to shit."
  • "We are not amused." — Queen Victoria
  • "écrasez l'infâme" (crush the infamous thing) — Voltaire
  • "Let's not assassinate this lad further, Senator, you've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" — Joseph Welch
  • The Duke of Wellington:
    • "Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth." "It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterward."
    • "Tis of no matter your Highness, I have seen their backs before!”
    • "Publish and be damned. There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. The only thing I am afraid of is fear. I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke."
  • Kanye West:
    • "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you; Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!"
    • "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
  • "I have nothing to declare but my genius." — Oscar Wilde

 
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