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AHHH! Not my hair! My flowing hair is my trademark! Now I'm REALLY mad!! YOU'VE MADE A VERY BIG MISTAKE, SEVIPER!!!
Jessie, before beating the crap out of a Seviper with her bare hands, Pokémon

Bob whenever someone gets his name wrong (which happens often), Pokémon

(Eggman has destroyed Amy's good-luck bracelet)
Amy: RAAAGH! Now you're gonna PAY!
Sonic: Oh!
Eggman: Huh?!
Amy: Don't mess with me! (starts repeatedly pounding Serpenter into submission)
Sonic: ...Whoa.
Eggman: Oh my...!
Amy: (still pounding on Serpenter)
Eggman: Oh no. Perhaps it's time for me to go!

You think I'm Vicious? YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT VICIOUS IS!
Spike Spiegel, Cowboy Bebop

"What the hell did you say about my hair?! (...) I won't forgive anyone who insults my hair... no matter who it is! Did you just say my hairstyle looks like Sazae-san's!?"

Lind L. Tailor: Kira, I've got a pretty good idea what your motivation might be and I can guess what you hope to achieve. However, what you're doing right now is evil.
Light Yagami: You think...I'm evil?...I am justice! I protect the innocent and those who fear evil! I'm the one who will become the god of a new world that everyone desires! All those who oppose that god...they are the ones who are truly evil!

Kamina, upon being denied fanservice, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, episode 6 (uncut)

"I see you wasting food like that again, I will kill you."
Kyoko Sakura , Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Foreigner: Thank you.
Suzu: Yeah.
Foreigner: Little girl.
Suzu: GAH!! (Foreigner leaving peacefully) F*CK YOU!! MOTHERF*CKER!! F*** ***!!!

Black Lagoon, when a group of gangsters damage Eda's church's door and breaks Revy's shot glass

"Don't count! Only a fucking old woman counts."
Uncle Donnie, Adam Sandler

"And Sammy, you keep your fucking trap shut!"
Mr. Decesare, Adam Sandler

    Comic Books 
Pedestrian: Hey, it's called a sidewalk, not a sidestand. What are you supposed to be, anyway? Some kinda mime? Crazy bitch.
[Beat Panel]
The Masked Mute: I come from soulless things that worm through a man's mind
Like maggots through a leprous spine
No broken synapse clicks and spits in my brain
And to prove this, I will show you my special face.
A face for your offense and your spiteful transgression
A face you helped make... so here beginneth the lesson.
[transition to the Masked Mute walking away from the pedestrian's blood-splattered car]
The Masked Mute: I am not crazy.
Fall of Cthulhu: The Gathering

Wormwood: Ahem... so Leroy... as I was saying, you've become Patient Zero. The Spore Father. With the urge to spread your seed more and more as your body's slowly consumed from-
Le-Roy The Bartender: I told you, it's Le-Roy, not "Leroy!"
Wormwood: Oh... That's nice... You know, a tell-tale sign something is wrong with you might be those tentacles coming out of your back there. Might want to do something about that, Leroy.

    Fan Works 
The civilians stay out of this! Remember that!

Warren: So, care to explain what Joe did that you hate him so much for? Really, don't you think almost spilling acid on him is overreacting just a bit?
Hank: He insulted both biochemistry and Twinkies. He had to be punished.
Scott: (mockingly) Both Twinkies and biochemistry? The godless heretic should be chased from the earth.
Hank: See. Scott agrees with me. I did not overreact.

"Fitting, indeed," said the assistant. "To have taken the Supergirl clone from her imprisonment, Boom Tubed her to a point one year in her future, kept her comatose until her child's delivery, then sent her back to confront the Supergirl... a stroke of genius."
The assistant grinned. "Why, you might even say, Dread Lord, that the Satan Girl was Supergirl's dark—"
The master whirled and swiftly pierced the other's gut with the spear he was holding. The Spear of Destiny.
Desaad clutched at the shaft transfixing his midsection in agony. His master shot forth beams from his eyes which reduced him to his primal atoms. Later, he would reassemble them, and trust that Desaad would learn by that not to make jokes using his name.

Téa: Listen, you creepy old man... penguin... thing, I'm not going to duel you and that's final!
Crump: Friendship suuuuucks.
Téa: Oh, it is on in a manner similar to that of Donkey Kong!

Weevil: Master Dartz was kind enough to give me the card containing Yugi's soul. I'd thought you'd appreciate being reunited with him before I destroy you!
Yami: The only reunion that's about to happen is my size ten with your buttocks!
Téa: Pharaoh, don't antagonize him!
Yami: Come on, Téa; it's Weevil! What's the worst he could—
(Weevil rips up the card)
Yami: Okay, yeah. That's the worst he could do.
Weevil: Hahahahaha! Don't worry, Pharaoh; it was just a prank! I don't know where Yugi's soul really is! But I know where yours is going to be once Poison Butterfly drains the last of your Life Points!
Yami: You know, it really is a shame. If Yugi were here, he might have been able to prevent me.
Weevil: Prevent you from what?
Yami: From doing this! I activate Berserker Soul! Now, I must keep drawing cards! And for every monster card I draw, Breaker attacks! But what are the odds that I'll draw a monster card?
Weevil: Heheh, this sucks...

Medamatcha: Oh, I don't give a sh*t what Christmas is, now! I just know I'm going to kill it, and then my little Matchas are going to rape it!
Goku: Nobody rakes Christmas.

Vegeta: And I wish you would understand who you're talking to! I am Vegeta! Why would I ever need that gibbering fool's help?
Trunks: Because you're not as strong as-
(Vegeta slugs him in the stomach and flies off)
Krillin: You pushed the Goku Button. You shouldn't had did that.

Cell: Listen, Vegeta, I'm in the middle of something more important than whatever... this is. So if you just want to run along and bring back someone substantial, say, I dunno, Goku[Vegeta's cocky smirk vanishes] That'd be great.
Vegeta: [takes a deep breath, then begins powering up]
Cell: Oh, what's wrong, prince? Did I touch a nerve?
Trunks: You pressed the Goku button.
Cell: Excuse me, but wha- [Vegeta buries his fist into Cell's gut]
Vegeta: Ya shouldn't-a did that.

Cooler: How?! It literally doesn't make any sense! It took everything you had to defeat a single "me", yet you have enough power to overload the Big Gete Star?! HOW?! How did you do this?!
Goku:: It looks like... you underestimated our power... just like-
Cooler: Don't you dare-
Goku: -you did on Earth.
Cooler: Oh. Fair enou-
Vegeta: And just like Frieza.
Cooler: (Completely loses his shit, summons a gigantic robot body and starts choking Goku) Did Frieza ever do THIS?!
Goku: Beginning to feel like you have something against your brother.

    Films — Animation 
Beaver? Did you say... did YOU SAY... BEAVER?!
The Cactus King, The Elm-Chanted Forest

Zazu: Oh, I never would have to this to Mufasa.
Scar: What?! What did you say?
Zazu: Oh, nothing!
Scar: You know the law: never mention that name in my presence. I am the king!

Banzai: And I thought things were bad under Mufasa.
Scar: What did you say?!
Banzai: I said Mu... [Shenzi elbows him] I said, uh... que pasa?
Scar: Good. Now get out.
Banzai: Yeah, but we're still hungry.
Scar: OUT!

Banzai: Hey, who's the pig?
Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?
Timon: Uh oh, they called him a pig.
Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?
Timon: You shouldn't have done that.
Timon: Now they're in for it!
Scar: I'm the king, I can do whatever I want!
Sarabi: If you were half the king Mufasa was...
Scar: *strikes her* I'm ten times the king Mufasa was!

Kristoff: Yes! Now back up... while I deal with this crook here. [Oaken stands up]
Oaken: What did you call me?

Obelix: I'll go first and finish him off at once, and then we go on to the next task.
Cilindric: So, ze fat gentleman first, ja?
Obelix: I AM NOT FAT!

Don't you dare laugh at me!

Phil Willie: Maybe they just didn't like your singin'.
Alameda Slim: My singin'? Songbirds sing. Saloon gals sing. Little bitty snot-nosed children sing! I YODEL! AND YODELIN' IS AN ART!
Bill Willie: Well, maybe they just didn't like your yodelin'!
(Slim starts swinging at his nephews with a branding iron)
Gil Willie: He didn't mean it, Uncle Slim. Everybody likes yodelin'. Why, it's one o' the funniest, cornball, goofy, silly sounds in the whole west!
(Gil gets the same treatment)

Scorpion: What are you, some kind of silly cartoon?
Spider-Ham: You got a problem with cartoons?
(cue Curb-Stomp Battle)
Spider-Ham: Aww, did that feel like a cartoon?!

    Films — Live-Action 
GET OUT OF THAT CHAIR! That's my twin-brother's chair!
Eddie Valiant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

That makes me angry, and when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers

Thor: I've come here to put an end to Loki's schemes!
Captain America: Then prove it! Put the hammer down.
Iron Man: Um, yeah, no! Bad call! He loves his hamme- (hit with Mjölnir)

Nobody calls Han Solo a bitch!
Hutch, Fanboys

The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or my American heritage as a negative is: I collect your fucking head. Just like this fucker here. Now if any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say, NOW'S THE FUCKING TIME! ...I didn't think so.
O-Ren Ishii, Kill Bill

Lord Zedd: Do you recall the name...Zordon of Eltar?
Ivan Ooze: [screams in rage and fires lightning bolts into the sky]]
Mordant: I think he's heard of him.

They destroyed my beautiful creation. Now I'm beginning to get really angry!

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest

Mr. Cheeky: Well I was asking her to shut up, so I can hear what He's sayin', Big Nose!
Mrs. Bignose: Don't you call my husband Big Nose!
Mr. Cheeky: Well, he has got a big nose.
Hearer 1: Could you be quiet, please? What was that?
Mr. Cheeky: I dunno. I was busy talking to Big Nose.
Mr. Cheeky: See, if you would shut up, I would've heard that, Big Nose!
Mr. Bignose: Hey! Say that once more, and I'll smash your bloody face in!
Mr. Cheeky: Oh, better keep listening. Might be about "Blessed are the big noses"!
Brian: Oh, lay off him!
Mr. Cheeky: Well, you're not so bad yourself, conk-face. Where are you two from, 'Nose City'?
Mr. Bignose: One more time, mate... and I'll take you to fucking cleaners!
Mrs. Bignose: Language! And don't pick your nose!
Mr. Bignose: I wasn't gonna pick my nose, I'm gonna thump him!
Mrs. Bignose: You're not gonna thump anybody!
Mr. Bignose: I'll thump him if he calls me 'Big Nose' again!
Mr. Cheeky: Aw, shut up, Big Nose!
Mr. Bignose: Oh, right. I warned you. I really will slug you!
Mr. Cheeky: Listen, I'm only telling the truth, you have got a very big nose!
Mr. Bignose: 'Ey... Your nose is going to be three foot wide across your face when I'm through with you!
Mr. Cheeky: Well, who did yours, then? Goliath's big brother?
Mr. Bignose: Ooh, right, that's your last warning.
Hearer 1's wife: Will you pipe down- (is punched by Mr. Bignose) Ooh!
Mr. Bignose: Silly bitch!

You made me swallow my gum! It's going to be in my digestive tract for seven years!
Gideon Graves, Age: 27, Asshole, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Teddy: You call my dad a looney again, I'll kill you.
Milo: Looney, looney, looney!
Teddy: I'm gonna rip your head off and shit down your neck!

I am warning you...if you touch my drums, I will stab you in the neck with a knife! If you even go in the room, I will go apeshit!
Dale Doback, Step Brothers

Billy Batts: Hey Tommy, if I was gonna break your balls, I'd tell you to go home and get your shinebox. (to his friends) Now this kid, this kid was great: they used to call him Spitshine Tommy. I swear to god, he'd make your shoes look like fuckin' mirrors - excuse my language. He was terrific, he was the best. Made a lot of money, too. Salud, Tommy!
Tommy DeVito: No more shines, Billy.
Batts: What?
Tommy: I said, no more shines. Maybe you didn't hear about it, you've been away a long time, they didn't go up there and tell you: I don't shine shoes anymore.
Batts: Relax, will ya? For cryin' out loud, what's got into you? I'm breaking your balls a little bit, that's all. I'm only kidding with ya...
Tommy: Sometimes you don't sound like you're kidding, you know, there's a lotta people around...
Batts: I'm only kidding with you, we're having a party, I just came home and I haven't seen you in a long time and I'm breaking your balls, and you're getting fucking fresh. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you.
Tommy: I'm sorry too. It's okay. No problem.
Batts: Okay, salud.
(A Beat, as all finish their drinks)
Batts: Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox.

Kirk: What is it with you, Spock? Hm? Your planet was just destroyed, your mother murdered, and... you're not even upset.
Spock: If you are presuming these experiences impede in any way my ability to command this ship, you are mistaken.
Kirk: And yet, you were the one who said fear was necessary for command. D-d-did you see his ship? Did you see what he did?
Spock: ...yes, of course I did.
Kirk: So, are you afraid or aren't you?
Spock: I will not allow you to lecture me on the merits of emotions.
Kirk: Then, why don't you stop me?
Spock: Step away from me...
Kirk': What is it like not to feel anger... heartbreak... or the need to stop at nothing to avenge the death of the woman who gave birth to you?
Spock: (voice wavering) Back away from me...
Kirk: YOU FEEL NOTHING! It must not even compute for you! You NEVER loved her!

Never insult Albus Dumbledore in front of me.
Rubeus Hagrid while giving Dudley a pig's tail, Harry Potter.note 

"Snow," my wife called me before she ate her fingers, but I say Bolton.

As Kaladin drew closer, a different song started among the Parshendi archers. A quick, violent song, more chant than melody. Those who had lowered their bows raised them.


    Live-Action TV 
Do not touch me in that fashion. We may sometimes look like you, but we are not you. Never forget that.
Lennier, Babylon 5

Philip: It's not like we're college professors calling ourselves "doctors."
Holt: Not the same thing, my friend.
Philip: Well, sure it is. When someone has a heart attack on a plane, do they yell out, "Yo, does anybody here have an Art History PhD?"
Holt: A PhD is a doctorate. It's literally describing a doctor.
Jake: Maybe let's refocus.
Holt: [increasingly livid] No! The problem here is that medical practitioners have co-opted the word "doctor."
Jake: Okay, Captain -
Holt: I know we live in a world where aaaaaanyything can mean anything, AND NOBODY EVEN CARES ABOUT ETYMOLO -
[smashcut to Holt and Jake back in the break room]
Holt: Apparently that's a trigger for me.

Why don't you take a shit in Fiorello LaGuardia's hat and feed it to Joe DiMaggio's crying ghost on Liberty Island, you son of a bitch?
Jon Stewart, upon witnessing Donald Trump eating pizza with a fork, The Daily Show

Did you just call me "Blue Squirt?!"note  EXPLOSION OF ANGER!! SAMURAIMAN HAS ARRIVED!

Dillon: Right, because nothing says covert like bright red, blue and yellow spandex.

Boy: Would you please tell me: where do you get your spandex?
Rangers: (gasp)
Doctor K: THAT IS NOT SPANDEX!! The material is a self-assembling nano- (restrained by the others)
Girl: Ranger Yellow, as the sole female representative of the Power Rangers, I have a question for you: Which one of the guys looks cutest in the span-
Doctor K: (stopped by Summer before she can charge)
Girl: I mean, in the tights?

Korax: We like the Enterprise! We... we really do! That sagging old rust bucket is designed like a garbage scow! Half the quadrant knows it, that's why they're learning to speak Klingonese!
Chekov: Mr. Scott!
Scotty: Laddie... don't you think you should... rephrase that?
Korax: (mocking Scotty's accent) Yer right. I should. (normal voice) I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away as garbage!
Scotty: (punches him)

You lied to me.
Cameron, while choking multiple people to death, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Here comes Cyranose de Bergerac. A pushover! He gets angry if you just say the word "nose"!
Oscar the Grouch, while trying to make someone angry, Sesame Street

Dalek in Ian Chesterton's old classroom: Small hu-man fe-male sigh-ted on le-vel three!
Ace: Who are you calling "small"!? *pwns the Dalek with a baseball bat upgraded to an energy mace*

    Tabletop Games 
Very little causes Nurgle’s smile to dip, but Tzeentch seems to be able to provoke that reaction at will. When the universe dies and then rises again, it is one of greatest hopes of the Lord of All that like the Corpse God of Man, Tzeentch will not be reborn with it.
Black Crusade: The Tome Of Decay

So I said to him, I said, "If you pop that gum one more time..." And he did. So I took the shotgun off the wall and fired two warning shots. Into. His. Head.
Chicago, "The Cell Block Tango"

Hamilton, "Meet Me Inside"

    Video Games 

Deadlift: Get bent, Zarp! I ain't takin orders from the chick who threw me in prison!
Zarpedon: They said your jump pads are stupid.

Morrigan: You... do not truly think I look as my mother does, do you?
Alistair: Have you really been thinking about that all this time?
Morrigan: I am simply curious.
Alistair: And not insecure in the slightest, I'm sure.
Morrigan: I think I look nothing like her.
Alistair: I don't know. Give it a few hundred years and it'll be a spot-on match.
Morrigan (menacingly): I said that I look nothing like her!
Alistair: All right. Got it. Totally different. I see that now.

What's the problem with the Second City?
Never mention the Second City to the Masters of the Bazaar. Mr. Wines will look at you narrowly and give you its worst vintage. Mr. Cups will fly into a rage. Mr. Veils will harangue you for your discourtesy. Mr. Iron will say nothing, only write down your name with its left hand.
A tooltip, Fallen London

Yosuke: Has anything strange happened to you lately?
Kanji: Strange? What's this "strange" stuff, huh?! Are you saying that I'm strange?!
Yosuke: Huh? N-No, I didn't mean—!
Kanji: You shitheads better get the hell out of my face, or I'm taking you down!
Yosuke: Wha—!? Wait, why?!

GLaDOS: You're not just a regular moron... You were designed to be a moron.
Wheatley: I AM NOT A MORON!

Pronyma: (dying) Lord Yggdrasill... Mithos, please...
Yggdrasill: Only my former companions may call me by that name, get out of my sight! (kills her)

Now why would you go and do something like that? Didn't you see the sign that said do not push this button!
Mimiron, World of Warcraft

Junkrat, Overwatch, Going Legit

Verbal queries are a sloppy redundancy. Thoughts are quicker. We can skip the questions and go straight to the... You were staring at my head! I know what you're thinking about my head. You shouldn't have such thoughts. Stop. Thinking. About. My. Head!

Bowser: Those guys make me so MAD! Gah! It does NOT end like this! I'm going back to that castle and kidnapping Peach for real!
Kamek: Unless...Mario's there, in which case he'll once again kick—
[Bowser breathes fire in fury]
Bowser: DON'T SAY THAT NAME! Just thinking about it makes me RAGE!

    Visual Novels 
Celeste: Yes, I realize it can be a bit of a hassle... Even in cafes that offer proper milk tea, it is always more expensive than simple tea with milk. It takes more time to prepare, surely, but... why even bother creating a menu if you are not going to offer the highest level of quality!?
Yamada: Well, um...we don't actually have a menu...
Celeste: That does not matter. HURRY UP AND BRING ME WHAT I ASKED FOR, SWINE!
Yamada: WHAAAAAT!? O-okay! Your little piggy will bring it right out!

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 
Yosuke: Has anything strange happened to you lately?

Inside the psyche of every individual, there exists a spot. A spot that must never be disturbed. It exists inside even the most coolheaded humans. Where it sits. And waits. And if you think you are immune...if you think nothing you hear could ever offend you... think again.
— Introduction to Mulberry: Offended

I'll warn you about one more thing. If you do something like that in front of Koon, your fingers will be gone by tomorrow.
Novick to Edin Dan, who just implied that Koon and Rachel were fuck buddies, Tower of God

Meme Man: "where is my foond"
Waiter: "here is your steank with NO VEGETAL as you ordered sir"
Meme Man: "cool and good"
Vegetable: "did someone say NO VEGETALS?" (slips into Meme Man's mouth as he's eating)
Meme Man: "i taste a VEGETAL. ANGERY"
— Meme Man "No Vegetal" comic

    Web Videos 
Nostalgia Critic: [This movie has] mediocre special effects that you're more likely to see in one of Linkara's videos!
Linkara: HEY!
NC: Get over it, comic geek, your special effects suck.
Linkara: Bat-Credit Card.

First of dare you hate best pony? Best pony does everything best. That's why they're best pony. Second, HOW DARE YOU MAKE BEST PONY CRY?!

Dan: (reading Sonic fanfiction) "So what's on your mind?" Sonic asked. "Sonic, I broke up with my ex boyfriend," Peach responded sadly. (...) "Is it Mario?" (...) "No, someone else. And we've been dating for three months until I caught him cheating with another woman."
Arin: WHAT!?

'''Malgosia: Don't forget about pure happiness!
'''Agatha: Oh god, I know! Get out, you retard!'''Malgosia: YOU ARE A RETARD! But I love you anyway.
Kraina Grzybow

    Western Animation 
Call me Dottie, and you die.
Dot Warner, Animaniacs

Hey! I know you're upset, but if you EVER mention my mother's loins, OR their frothiness to me again... I don't know what I'll do, but it will be bad!
Sterling Archer

Dipper: Just gotta splash this sucker with some anointed water, and he should be out of your... probably fake blonde hair.
Pacifica: What was that about my hair?

Sorry Core, [Trina] dissed the band! Nobody disses the band.
Laney Penn, Grojband, "Queen Bee"

I was stuck in an elevator and I had to listen to forty-one and a half minutes OF ELEVATOR MUSIC!!
Corey Riffin, Grojband, "Love in a Nethervator"

Yumi: Why are you so upset over those dumb, little toys?
Ami: They're not dumb! They're Huggle Buddies, AND I WANT THEM!


The Master of the Hunt: Destroy the men and throw the fat female in the pot.
The Scotsman's Wife: Fat!? FAT!?! I'M NOT FAT!!! I'M STOUT!!!

Ashi: By Aku's will, you will die in here! There is no hope for you, foolish samurai! Aku is the Master of Masters and will end you!! Your death is certain! Aku desires it!! Aku has made a world of wonders and you have soiled it!! Whatever you have planned for me, I will never buckle, never waver!! Aku is the father of all fathers!! His greatness cannot be measured!! You are a parasite, Samurai, feeding off Aku's generosity!! Aku, my master, this fool knows not of your greatness, your kindness, your understanding!!
Jack: ENOUGH!!! Every thing, every word, every thought that you know is wrong!! Aku - Aku is the one who has laid waste to the beauty of this land!! He has destroyed mother nature!! Where do you think we are?! Aku has summoned these monstrosities into our world and they feed off of his carnage!

Compare me to Family Guy again and so help me, I will kill you where you stand!
Eric Cartman, South Park

SpongeBob: It's okay, Sandy. Squirrel pattern baldness is quite common in small mammals!
Sandy: [growling with fury] Sponge Bob... Patrick...
SpongeBob: Don't worry, Sandy, we've got you covered.

Did I mention how much I hate bugs?
Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 cartoon), Episode 47

Don't call me pretty. The last guy who called me pretty ended up looking a lot less pretty.
Duncan, Total Drama Action, "Riot on Set"

Jim Gordon: What in the name of heaven did you think you were doing?!
Harvey Dent: I don't know. I guess he just pushed the right button.
Jim Gordon: That's one heck of a button.

You painted my paint job! Prepare for surgery!
Knock Out, Transformers: Prime

Donald's anger issues stem from a fear that the world is out to get him and that no one understands him, quite literally. His tendency to lash out was wildly unfocused until you kids came along. He came to me wanting to be the best parent he could, so he channelled that anger into protective instincts. Every outburst is Donald wanting to protect his family. He loves you so much the thought of anything bad happening to you infuriates him.
Jones on the subject of Donald Duck, DuckTales (2017)

    Real Life 
Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands.

There are three surefire ways to get punched: in Italy, claiming the women are not beautiful, in England, claiming the English are not free, and in Germany, that sauerkraut is not food fit for the gods.
Alexandre Dumas, The Great Dictionary of Cuisine

It is not the expert thrust of Athos nor the cold skill of Aramis nor the iron wrist of Porthos that we have to fear - it is the Gascon's fury - the wild and unacademic attack of the troubadour — the sword of D'Artagnan.
O. Henry, The Last of the Troubadours

If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War


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