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"This too shall pass."
Phrase on the ring of King Solomon, according to legend

"The ends can justify the means, but there needs to be something which justifies the ends."

John: You shouldn't even exist. We took down Cyberdyne over ten years ago! We stopped Judgment Day!
The Terminator: You only postponed it. Judgment Day is inevitable.

"Y'know, Mister Gently, you can spend your whole life on somethin' only to realize it's all been for nothing. Nothing's what you think it is. 'Cept death, maybe."
Peter Turner, Inspector George Gently, "Gently Going Underground"

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"So go ahead. Tell everyone we were wrong! Because someday, somewhere, someone's gonna stick a knife in you, and tell you that everything you worked for your whole life amounts to SHIT!"
Mickey, The Normal Heart

"I tried so hard and got so far
But in the end, it doesn't even matter
I had to fall to lose it all
But in the end, it doesn't even matter..."
Linkin Park, "In the End"

"And if I do what you demand (You say!)
You'll let me understand (You say!)
You're gonna hold me to your word
And if I sell myself away (You say!)
I'll have no debt to pay (You say!)
I'm gonna get what I deserve

No more... obey!
My debt... repaid!
Our trust... betrayed!
All for nothing! All for nothing!"
Linkin Park (ft. Page Hamilton), "All for Nothing"

Shinji: Figures. How much did you actually tell my father, anyway?
Rei: Few details. Only that everything he had worked towards and everything he had put myself and his only son through had been for nothing, and that he would die alone and unmourned, rejected by the only person he had ever truly loved. [...] It was... cathartic.

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Gendo leaned back in his chair. "All for nothing," he whispered. He looked at Shinji, a hint of regret in his eyes, then looked away.

Davos: I loved that girl like she was my own! She was good, she was kind, and you KILLED HER!
Melisandre: So did her father. So did her mother. Her own blood knew it was the only way...
Davos: The only way for what!? They all died anyway!

"Everything I've done up until now... it was all for nothing...!"

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"We're just two children pretending to be adults, aren't we?"
Hisao Nakai to Lilly Satou, after she tells him she's leaving for Scotland, never to see him again, Katawa Shoujo

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Orac: Within the last few hours, Zerok has ceded to the Federation.
Dayna: So that black gold will be of use to Servalan. The Federation doesn't know how she's got it. She's made herself a good profit.
Tarrant: Worse?
Orac: The Federation banking system will now take over that of Zerok. All bank notes drawn by the Bank of Zerok will be declared invalid within seven days and all private transactions will be illegal directly. The consequences of this are clear.
Tarrant: Yes, they're clear all right. Aren't they, Avon? We've just risked our lives... for nothing!
Soolin: Not for nothing, Tarrant. We risked our lives to make Servalan rich!
[Hurls banknotes at Avon, who starts to laugh maniacally...]
Blake's 7, "Gold"

King Edward VII: Austria sets out to be independent of Germany and ends up being tied more firmly to her coat-tails than ever before, Russia looks for some slight prestige after her humiliation by Japan and ends up by being humiliated all over again, Germany starts off by supporting Turkey at the expense of Austria and ends up by supporting Austria at the expense of Turkey! Does it make sense? It seems to me the more surely we set our course north-east, the more surely we end up by going south-west!
Edward Grey: I don't think we're as helpless as all that, Sir.
King Edward VII: I tell you, Grey, I'm tired. For years, I've traipsed all over Europe for you politicians, and I tell you, I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference what we do.
Edward Grey: You take too gloomy a view, Sir. After all, if Germany and Austria are closer together now, we're much closer to Russia and France than anyone would have thought possible five years ago. That's a comfort.
King Edward VII: Is it? Haven't you just drawn the future battle lines of Europe?

''Did you really beleive when they told you The Cause?
Did you really beleive that this war would end wars?
The killing and dying
The suffering and shame
It happened again
And again, and again.''
Eric Bogle, No Man's Land (AKA Willie McBride and The Green Fields of France)

Stan: Dude, so my vote didn't even really matter!
Randy: Hey, that's not true, Stan.
Sharon: You can't judge the merits of voting on whether or not your candidate won.
Randy: Your vote still mattered.
Mr. Garrison: (bursts in) Hey everybody! They just found all the PETA members murdered at their compound!
Mr. Mackey: What the? They're all dead? Well, that means...
Clyde: That we can go back to being the South Park Cows!
(everyone cheers)
Randy: Now your vote didn't matter.
South Park, "Douche and Turd"

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