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"Even if I have no magical powers I'll become the Wizard King! Not giving up is my magic!" "If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate." "This isn't as much endurance as it is sheer willpower." "Why can't you people JUST STAY DOWN?!" "Mamoru. Have you forgotten? Victory goes... TO THOSE WITH COURAGE!" "
Determination — A will of steel. Their determination is supporting them. They won't go down easily."
I thought she'd be here. She sucks at giving up after all. Mitsu:
Well sorry for sucking at giving up!
"Hurry up and go, you damn nerd! I'll keep fighting. I'll break myself. Even if there's nothing left of me, I will win the way I want to. I'll destroy myself before I accept defeat at your hands, you got that?!" "In my eyes... you're a proud failure! When I look at you, I get an intense feeling in my heart... Because you're not perfect... Because you fail... you have the strength to get back up... Because I believe that is what true strength is..." Pain:
Just give up! Naruto:
You'd better give up... THINKING I'M GOING TO GIVE UP!
"Why are you alive? Why do you stand up to me every time I kill you?...
How many times do I have to kill you until you're satisfied!?"
"ACE! I don't care what you say! I'm going to save you,
EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!"
"No matter who escapes today, I would never allow Straw Hat to escape Marineford alive!" Nia:
The likelihood of my return is close to zero. Simon:
Maybe, but it isn't zero. And for me, that makes it the same as a hundred percent chance!
"If you curl up because of fear, you won't be able to do anything. If you want to win, bring out your courage, and step forward!" Joey:
Fight, Yugi! Diva:
Ignore your friends. The sensible move is to give up. Yugi: [teeth gritted]
Then I guess I don't have a lot of sense. I will never
"Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — 'No,
Is that your super-power, boy? Too stupid
to ever give up? Jason:
Heh... Maybe it is.
Give up. You failed once, you'll fail again
. Lay down and die
. You're weak
. You're scared
. Give up now
. Give up. Hal Jordan:
Give up, damn you! Hal Jordan:
I don't know how.
"On my planet, we never say die; we say KILL!" "Wolf, Hawk, Fox, and Snake, can't stand in my way.
My body is weak, and it may break, but not today."
"Uh, sir...? It's him! It's him! After all we've done, he still won't give up!" "But then I thought of mother. I remembered all I had to live up to. A daughter of the House of El never quits. I wasn't about to be the first." Nyxly:
Surrender, Superman! Superman:
Maybe I will... Ten minutes after I'm dead! Not a second before!
"No. Not even in the face of Armageddon.
You know how many times I've heard that? "Rest in peace, Batman!" "There's no escape, Batman!" "Time to die, Batman!" Every night. Over and over. For so many years. "This is the end, Batman!" Every. Damn. Night. And yet. I'm still here. Azmodel: YIELD! Superman: NEVER! Flash:
This is the guy who said he couldn't live up to his myth... He's wrestling an angel.
Your choice, Kara, but you might ask yourself, what would your people want you want to do? Linda:
It's Linda. Lana:
If you're going to keep pretending you don't care about people, no, it's not. We're supposed to be fighters, not sit-around-and-mope-ers.
"Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share... I'll never
stop fighting. Ever."
Only a Worldkiller can defeat another Worldkiller. Why continue a fight you cannot win? Kara:
"I guess... It's like my father always said..." (smashing Reign with a car) "I'm stubborn."
Mister, maybe I'm too dumb to collapse — too ugly to die!! I'll let you figger out the reasons...
"You won't trick me that way. You want me to give up. Is that it? Well, it won't work... I'm Superman. I go down fighting
"Did...didja say...give up...? 'Cause I can't do that. See...there's this pair 'a kids I know. Little...little scrappers. Never known nothin' but war. Can't...can't seem to get their faces outta my head... It's funny, ain't like I'm short 'a reasons to fight, right? You killed my friend
...you wanna kill my family
...why am I thinkin' about two strangers? Only...these two strangers got a chance now. Chance at a home...chance at a better life. And all I gotta do is not give up on 'em. All I gotta do is not die. So I guess I can't die. I'm the Immortal Thing. Put up ya dukes."
Any luck trying to get fired? Wally:
No... but I'll get that severance package yet.
"I would fight to make that bright and innocent past our future once again. Even if it means dashing myself against the evil and cruelty of this wasteland until there is nothing left of me. And then, when I am too broken to go on, I will float my dying body right down the throat of the darkness and make it choke on me." "Hearing the commander's voice, [Rei] stirred. Her one good eye opened and scanned the room fitfully, unable to focus. She settled her blurry gaze on the fluorescent lights above her head and waited as long as she could for the throbbing in her skull to ebb just a bit. It didn't, but she had to answer. She was driven. It was her purpose, her reason for being. Pain was irrelevant, a signal that her body was damaged, nothing more." Superman:
It's been... so long in there. Supergirl:
I know. I can't imagine... Great Rao, Kal. How did you survive? Superman:
I'm still not sure. I just... didn't want to give up. Luthor was out there. I had to survive so that I could stop him. But... that wasn't all of it. There were people like Lois out there. And Jimmy, Bruce, Perry... all my friends. And you. Even though you were half a galaxy away. I knew I'd never see you again, if I gave up and died. But there was more to it than that. I'm Superman, Kara. And if I made a habit of giving up... well, I wouldn't be much of a Superman, would I?
"Neither will I throw away the Hermit thing nor my promise. I will not betray that girl!"
Whats so godsdamned funny
? Vegeta demanded in a gurgle. He spat out a mouthful of blood as Boo slowly stopped laughing. His eyes widened and he gawked, mouth falling open in disbelief as Vegeta dug his fingers into the dirt and pushed himself slowly back to his feet. Every inch of his body screamed in pain and blood was flowing down his face and matting in his hair but he didnt care. He was still breathing. He was still in the fight.
Did you think I was just going to roll over and die, damn it?!
"Why... won't... you... just... FALL
!?" snarled a bloody, exhausted Lucci, swaying on his feet.
Ten feet ahead, an even bloodier and more exhausted T-Bone shook on his own feet. Sheer willpower was the only thing keeping him standing; every bone, muscle, and inch of his body screamed in agony. "I could say... the same to you..."
Film - Animated
"I will find Atlantis on my own, if I have to
rent a rowboat!"
Alright then, what's the plan
? Tintin: There is no plan
. Captain Haddock:
Of course there's a plan. You've always got a plan. Tintin:
Not this time. Sakharine
has the scrolls, they'll lead him to the treasure, it could be anywhere in the world. We'll never see him again. It's over Captain Haddock:
Huh. I thought you were an optimist. Tintin:
You were wrong, weren't you? Im a realist. Captain Haddock:
Ah, it's just another name for a quitter. Tintin:
You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed. Captain Haddock:
Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool
. A loser
. A hopeless
souse. Don't you EVER... say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that
is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.
"I will find the right tree. I must and I will.
I will ford any stream! Climb any hill!
Go over Niagara Falls on a log!
Penetrate the impenetrable fog!
Brave the terrors of Sinister Bog!
I will find the Christmas tree we seek!
I will find the right tree if it takes us a
No matter what... no matter where...
Just as sure as my name... (
whispers to his son for a reminder of his name) is Papa Q. Bear!"
"Well, he was right about one thing: I don't know when to quit!" Bunty
: In all my life, I've never heard such a fantastic... LOAD OF TRIPE!
Oh, face the facts: the odds of us getting out of here are a million to one!
Then there's still a chance.
: Are you in pain? Batman
: I work through pain.
Film - Live-Action
Brother Gaspar de Carvajal
: Things are not turning out as we expected. We see nothing but hunger and death. We lose men, but, never see the enemy. Until now, El Dorado has only been an illusion. Don Lope de Aguirre
: The conquest of Mexico was no illusion. If we turn back now, others will come, and they'll succeed. And we'll remain nobodies. Even if this land is only trees and water we'll conquer it.
"You're missing the point! There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it!" "I'm gonna fight. The only way I know how. Ever since I was a boy, all I knew was how to fight. Fight, fight, fight. And when I got tired, I would fight some more. And now that the Man has got our backs to the wall, I ain't gonna let him hurt the kids. I'm gonna take him down. I'm gonna take them all down." "The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far is as needed?" Rudolf Abel:
Standing there like that, you reminded me of the man that used to come to our house when I was young. My father used to say, "Watch this man." So I did. Every time he came. And never once did he do anything remarkable. James Donovan:
And I remind you of him? Rudolf Abel:
This one time, I was at the age of your son, our house was overrun by partisan border guards. Dozens of them. My father was beaten, my mother was beaten, and this man, my father's friend, he was beaten. And I watched this man. Every time they hit him, he stood back up again. So they hit him harder. Still he got back to his feet. I think because of this they stopped the beating. They let him live. Стойкий мужик note
, I remember them saying. Which sort of means like uh, "standing man"... standing man...
: What do you plan to do? Walk to Austria? Steve Rogers
: If that's what it takes.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead." "He calls you the one man in the world that he would least like to have after him. An intelligent, methodical, painstaking, passionate detective who would rather die than give up." "Never give up, never surrender!" The Baroness:
He (Snake Eyes) gave up! Storm Shadow: He NEVER gives up
. [Their car gets blind-sided by a train, tossing it on its roof.
You guys give up? You've had enough pain? Marv: NEVER!
"This is CHRISTMAS! The season of perpetual hope! And I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and HITCHHIKE! If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son!" CASE:
It's not possible. Cooper:
No. It's necessary.
"There is nothing except this. There's no art opening, no charity, nothing to sign. There's the next mission, and nothing else." "John is a man of focus, commitment, sheer will... something you know very little about." "I'll fight until the very end." [Sam and Frodo have collapsed from exhaustion on the slopes of Mount Doom] Sam:
Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream! Do you remember the taste of strawberries? Frodo:
No, Sam. I can't recall the taste of food... nor the sound of water... nor the touch of grass. I'm... naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil... between me... and the wheel of fire! I can see him... with my waking eyes! Sam:
Then let us be rid of it... once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!
Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why? Why do you do it? Why? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose, and all of them are as artificial as the Matrix itself. Although, only a human mind can invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson! You must know it by now! You can't win! It's pointless to keep fighting! Why, Mr. Anderson, why, WHY DO YOU PERSIST?! Neo: Because I choose to.
What the hell did your father tell you to make you try so damn hard? Brashear:
"Be the best!"
(after losing both arms and a leg
) Right, I'll do you for that! Arthur:
You'll what? Black Knight:
What are you gonna do, bleed
on me? Black Knight:
I'm invincible! Arthur:
You're a loony. Black Knight: The Black Knight always triumphs!
Have at you! ...Come on, then.
(Arthur chops the Black Knight's remaining leg off, leaving him a surly torso sitting on the ground
Alright, we'll call it a draw. Come, Patsy
! Black Knight:
Oh, I see! Running away, eh?! You yellow bastard!
Come back here and take what's comin' to ya! I'll bite your legs off!
"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, lad, the strongest castle in all of England!" Robin Hood
: Do you yield? Friar Tuck
: I'd rather roast in hell.
"I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you." "As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe ... Keep breathing." Loki:
Satisfaction is not in my nature. Thor:
Surrender is not in mine.
The Ancient One
: You think I was wrong to cast him out? Karl Mordo
: Five hours later, he's still on your doorstep. There's a strength to him.
"What's done is done when we say we're done." "I want people in our simulators working reentry scenarios. I want you guys to find every engineer who designed every switch, every circuit, every transistor and every light bulb that's up there, then I want you to talk to the guys in the assembly line who actually built the thing. Find out how to squeeze every amp out of both these goddamn machines. I want this mark all the way back to Earth with time to spare! We never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch. Failure is not an option." "Please, Lord, help me get one more." Kyle Reese: [after Sarah tries to escape and bites Reese's hand, in a stolen car]
Cyborgs don't feel pain. I do. Don't do that again. Sarah Connor: [weakly]
Just let me go! Kyle Reese:
Listen, and understand! That Terminator
is out there! It can't be bargained
with. It can't be reasoned
with. It doesn't feel
pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever
, until YOU
: Are you ever afraid? The Terminator
: No. John
: Not even of dying? Terminator
: No. John
: You don't feel any emotion about it one way or another? Terminator
: No. I have to stay functional until my mission is complete. Then it doesn't matter.
"You idiot, I'm not giving up yet. Theres a bunch of guys I have to kill first!" "I had no idea you were so strong willed. I can see that once you make up your mind about something, nothing will change it for you. My compliments." "I'll take you to Mom no matter what." "There is a prison in a more ancient part of the world, a pit where men are thrown to suffer and die. But sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit sends something back."
"Badasses, much like the Goonies, never say die. To that end, they never say diet, and their color recognition vocabulary is limited to just six words. They don't flinch, cry, hesitate, show fear, or act like they notice when it's raining. Even if it's raining really, really hard. Nothing bothers them, nobody stands in their way, and they refuse to yield when the situation is ten light-years beyond hopeless. No matter what the odds are, they won't accept anything less than victory at all costs." "Because my soul is my own. You cannot steal it from me. You cannot change it. You cannot buy it. I am mine. I have fought long and hard against horrors even you would respect. I have been beaten, but I have not yielded. I'm not going to start yielding now." Agent Rick:
You never know when to quit, do you? Lieutenant Murphy:
Of course I do. Never.
Lei varai barbu. [...] Like most such expressions, the exact translation was rather meaningless "the true bearded one" but the connotation was precise. The one you went with, when the family's life or honor was at stake. The one who might die in the doing, to be sure, since fortune was a fickle thing. But would neither flinch, nor hesitate, nor cry in pain or fear. Not ever. And who, even if he failed, would strike such terror in the family's enemies that they would never forget the penalty to be paid."
"But even as hope died in Sam, or seemed to die, it was turned to a new strength. Sam's plain hobbit-face grew stern, almost grim, as the will hardened in him, and he felt through all his limbs a thrill, as if he was turning into some creature of stone and steel that neither despair nor weariness nor endless barren miles could subdue." "This is Stannis Baratheon. The man will fight to the bitter end and then some." "Tell the wind and the fire when to stop, not me." "You know those stories where the vor lord gives his daughter's suitor three impossible tasks?
Never do that to Miles."
"The survivors were those who learned to fight dirty, and live, and fight another day, and win, and win, and win, and for whom nothing, not comfort, or security, not family or friends or their immortal souls, was more important than winning. Dead men are losers by definition. Survival and victory. They weren't supermen, or immune to pain. They sweated in confusion and darkness. And with not one-half the physical resources Marilac possesses even now, they won." Chevalier pulled his sword from the ground, swayed, and very nearly fell over. Defiant caught him.
Old friend, Chevalier thought, though he didn't have the breath to speak. Anyone else might have spoken up, told him he didn't have to do this, that it was madness. Defiant was silent, supporting Chevalier, helping him right himself. Defiant understood this much. The need, the drive. Chevalier took his first step with Defiant's help. The second was only partially supported. The third was on his own.
Reams had been written about the girl's delicate psychological condition and about what shrinks called her "basic fire conflict," a fancy way of saying that her father had told her not to and the Shop people were telling her to go ahead... all of it complicated by her guilt over the incident at the Manders farm. Rainbird bought none of it. It wasn't the drugs, it wasn't being locked up and watched constantly, it wasn't being separated from her father.
She was just tough, that was all.
She had made up her mind somewhere along the line that she wasn't going to cooperate, no matter what. The end. Toot finnee. The psychiatrists could run around showing her inkblots until the moon was blue, the doctors could play with her medication and mutter in their beards about the difficulty of successfully drugging an eight-year-old girl. The papers could pile up, and Cap could rave on and on.
And Charlene McGee would simply go on toughing it out.
"You ain't never gonna be strong, bubba. Some people and plants take hold in the sun. Some wither up and die. You dyin. You know you are, and still you won't move into the shade. Why? Why you pulling this crap on your system?"
"Yeah, I bet you do. And God help anyone who gets in your way."
Andy smiled his small, composed smile, and asked Stammas what would happen to a block of concrete if a drop of water fell on it once every year for a million years. Stammas laughed and clapped Andy on the back. "You got no million years, old horse, but if you did, I believe you'd do it with that same little grin on your face. You go on and write your letters. I'll even mail them myself if you pay for the stamps." "The predicaments, risks and ordeals peculiar to the events of war bring about an emergence of the inner enemy, which, in the forms of the instinct of self-preservation, cowardice, cruelty, pity and blind riotousness, arise as obstacles to be vanquished just as one fights the outer enemy. It is clear from this that the decisive point is constituted by ones inner orientation, ones unshakeable persistence in what is spiritual in this double struggle, so that an irresistible and blind changing of oneself into a sort of wild animal does not occur, but, instead, a way is found of not letting the deepest forces escape, a way of seeing to it that one is never overwhelmed inwardly, that one always remains supreme master of oneself, and, precisely because of this sovereignty, one remains able to affirm himself against every possible limitation.
Julius Evola, Metaphysics of War
"Ten spears go to battle, and nine shatter. Did that war forge the one that remained? No, Amaram. All the war did was identify the spear that would not break."
You goddamned idiots, she thought. Too clever for your own good. No wonder you let Quentin
in, you're just like him, you can't stop outsmarting yourselves. You think you can buy off my life with this? With a bunch of fat envelopes? You are perhaps under the impression that I will accept these in lieu of the magic kingdom that is my rightful inheritance
? Oh my no. Not on your life, mister. This is a standoff, a waiting game, and I've got all day
. You're looking for a quick fix to the Julia problem, but no such fix exists. You'd best settle in, my friend, because Julia is playing the long game.
"The War. The humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would surrender to despair, the humans fought back with even greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it; they would weep, they would pray, they would say goodbye to their loved ones, and then throw themselves - without fear or hesitation - at the very face of death itself, never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable could help but be moved to tears by their courage. Their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for
two years; they never ran out of courage. But, in the end, they ran out of time."
"Oh for heaven's sake. He just can't do it, can he? That man. That impossible man. He just can't give in." "The Doctor is never more dangerous than when the odds are against him." "There's this emperor, and he asks this shepherd's boy... "How many seconds in eternity?" And the shepherd's boy says... "There's this mountain of pure diamond. It takes an hour to climb it, and an hour to go around it. Every hundred years, a little bird comes and sharpens its beak on the diamond mountain. And when the entire mountain is chiseled away, the first second of eternity will have passed." You must think that's a hell of a long time. Personally, I think that's a hell of a bird." "I don't play to get even.
[grabs Freddie by the shirt] Mama plays to win."
— Sam Puckett
"You don't know who you're dealing with. Don't tell me what I can't do!" Green Ranger:
You know better than anyone how powerful I am! Why don't you just give up the fight? Tommy:
That's the one thing I'll never do.
"I never did know when to quit." "There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today.'" "I have an enemy and I won't stop until he's dead or I am." Poe
: Mr. Kovacs has a singular force of will. Mickey
: What does that mean? Ava
: He's a suicidal idiot who never gives up.
"You cannot break my conviction." "I'm... not going to give up. I can't give up. Not as long as the truth is out there." "Riku... That's the name my wife and I came up with. We thought we'd name our own son that, when he was born. A name that'd represent having your feet on the ground, standing firm. So that no matter what trouble he'd run into, he'd stand again. That was what we wanted it to mean!"
"Watch the end through dying eyes
Now the dark is taking over
Show me where forever dies
Take the fall and run to heaven
All is lost again, but I'm not giving in
I will not bow, I will not break
I will shove the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away"
"You never bend, you never break
You seem to know just what it takes
You're a fighter!
It's in the blood, it's in the will
It's in the mighty hands of steel
When you're standing your ground
And you never get hit when your back's to the wall
Gonna fight to the end and you're taking it all!"
"Oh, I've played on with a heart attack, I've played on with a crutch,
I've gone out there with two wooden legs, and I barely got a touch!
I've played with busted kneecaps and I've played with a broken head,
I have played when the club doctor called me clinically dead!
I've had malaria 'gainst the Eagles, broke my neck against the Crows,
Had a triple multi-bypass compund fracture of my nose,
I've had ulcers on me blisters and an abcess on the brain,
I've had both arms amputated - I'm impervious to pain!"
— Greg Champion
, "With a Brace Upon My Knee", in reference to Jim Stynes
and to the tune of "Oh, Susanna!"
"I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down"
— Chumbawumba, "Tubthumping"
"I can't hold on much longer
But I will never let go!"
"The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away
There will never be a reason why I will surrender to your advice
To change myself, I'd rather die
Though they will not understand
I won't make the greatest sacrifice
You can't predict where the outcome lies
You'll never take me alive"
"You can sound the alarm
You can call out your guards
You can fence in your yard
You can hold all the cards
But I won't. Back. Down.
Oh, no I won't. Back. Down."
"So hats off to the bull, no giving up
Either way, it makes ya mad, well some of us
Hats off to the bull, keep giving all
What ya say when we make amends?"
"What if I say I'm not like the others
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender"
"Never give up! Never give in! Won't stop believing cause I'm gonna win!" "Unsinkable ships sink.
Unbreakable walls break.
Sometimes the things you think would never happen,
Happen just like that.
Unbendable steel bends.
If the fury of the wind is unstoppable,
I've learned to never underestimate,
— Joe Nicholls, "The Impossible"
"I'm black and blue, beat up, but still I take the blows,
'Cause all I need is blood and sweat and skin and bone!
I'll take this rage, rattle your cage, nobody said it's easy,
It's do or die, only the strong survive!
Get ready for the last stand!
Get ready, I'm your hangman!"
"I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On with the show!"
, "The Show Must Go On"
"I won't give up, no I won't give in,
Till I reach the end, then I'll start again.
No I won't leave, I wanna try everything,
I wanna try even though I could fail."
The sun'll come out, nothing good ever comes easy
I know times are rough but winners don't quit
So don't you give up, the sun'll come out
But we've been struggling endlessly
Someday we'll find the love
'Cause after the storm's when the flowers bloom
— Kali Uchis, "After the Storm"
"Batman beat the hell out of me, and knocked me to the floor. I got back up and knocked him to the floor. He was being such a jackoff!" "But I won't be kept down.
I'll just keep on rising.
Failure ever fading.
Growth in every pain.
I won't be kept down.
Embers keep igniting.
Suns will sink to shade.
But always rise again.
Always rise again.
Always rise again..."
So, you can throw me to the wolves
Tomorrow I will come back
Leader of the whole pack
Beat me black and blue
Every wound will shape me
Every scar will build my throne...
"Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about?
"My heart is a furnace, hot as hell in my world of conflict
One goal is what keeps me going
Take back what I lost to the bosses of greed and fear, yeah
Don't ask why I'm ready, but I'm ready to take them down now
The time for a new start is constantly drawing nearer
A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand
When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
Now we need it
A heartbeat for a tin man
An oasis in a singed land
Remind us what we're here for
Creating new life
Creating rivers in the desert"
— Lyn Inaizumi
, "Rivers in the Desert", Persona 5
"So far away we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on"
"'Tis a lesson you should heed:
Try, try again.
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again.
Then your courage should appear;
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear,
Try, try again."
— William Edward Hickson, The Singing Master
"Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair."
— Langston Hughes, "Mother to Son"
"An' then there was my junior year,
Billy had a brand new car.
It was late, the road was wet,
I guess the curve was just too sharp.
I walked away without a scratch.
They brought the helicopter in.
Billy couldn't feel his legs.
They said he'd never walk again.
But Billy said he would an' his mom and daddy prayed,
An' the day we graduated, he stood up to say:
'Fight on my men, Sir Andrew said,
A little I'm hurt but not yet slain.
I'll just lie down and bleed awhile,
And I'll rise and fight again.'"
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"It doesn't matter how many times I get knocked down. What matters is how many times I get back up!" "If I had a dime for every time I got knocked down and didn't get back up...I'd have...ZERO DIMES!" "Thank you sir, may I have another?" "I looked down at my Chicago Bears sweat-shirt back in the days when they were two and twelve, in the waning days of Dick Butkus and my Chicago Bears white sweatshirt had suddenly turned red and children were running from me, scared, ah, I was bleeding, I was in pain and I was loving it. Because I felt like I'd finally found something in my life that I could do better than everybody else. Handle pain." "Stitch me up, doc, I got a match tonight!"
"No matter what happens, no matter the odds, we never, ever,
ever give up!"
"He won't give in without a fight, and he won't give in."
— Herman Cain Show promo
"There's a special place in hell reserved for those dumb enough to die trying to out-stubborn Lieutenant-Commander Renee Minkowski."
"No rest. No mercy. No matter what." "The Fates tried to cut her string but found the thread had turned to iron." "If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever."
"Somewhere in the universe a coin flip lands on its side."
"Somewhere in the universe a drop of water saves a life."
"Somewhere in the universe a pebble stops a landslide."
"Maybe it is because someone believed hard enough."
"Maybe it is because everything is secretly fair."
"Maybe it is because the universe is a vast place."
"Yesterday, I was very cold."
"Yesterday, I was very hungry."
"Yesterday, I wanted to run away."
"Today, I am going to believe hard enough."
"Today, a pebble will stop a landslide."
"Today, I am not going anywhere."
''Duty is not a word coined in idleness; duty being the first grace the Emperor extends to the newborn, and the last connection with Him to comfort the dying, and so the forsaking of it is damnation in evident form.
"Even though we started at the very same time
Alexander Hamilton began to climb
How to account for his rise to the top?
Maaaaan, the man is non-stop!"
"To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star"
You can build me up, you can tear me down. You can try, but I'm unbreakable. You can do your best, but I'll stand the test. You'll find that I'm unshakable. When the fire's burnt, when the wind has blown, when the water's dried, you'll still find stone... My heart of stone.
—Jane Seymour, Six
, "Heart of Stone"
"Do you know what sort of creature waits to die? Sheep." Oracle:
Bruce! Can you hear me? Your vitals... They're dropping! It's like they're in freefall! You need to find whatever you're looking for now
! Batman: [cough]
...How long have I got? Oracle:
Oh, thank God! ...I'm not going to sugar-coat it; at this rate, I'd say minutes. Seriously, Bruce, you need to tell me what you want me to do. What do I get Robin to do? You know, if you don't... Batman:
...I'll make it.
"The healthy human mind doesn't wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on earth. But I think that's a luxury, not a curse. To know you're close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take... inventory. Out-gunned. Outnumbered. Out of our minds. On a suicide mission. But the sand and rocks here stained with thousands of years of warfare... they will remember us. For this. Because out of all our vast array of nightmares, this is the one we choose for ourselves. We go forward like a breath exhaled from the earth. With vigor in our hearts and one goal in sight: We. Will. Kill him." "All it takes is a will of a single man." "If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to perish... I must simply laugh! I'm coming for you, Lavos!" "Many fall in the face of chaos; but not this one. Not today." Pan-Galactic Alliance Representative:
U-Unable to process. Are you going to oppose the entire universe!? Valvatorez:
I sure will! And I'll keep opposing you until you bastards change your decision!
"You cannot kill hate. Not hate on the scale of Alma." Megaera:
Listen to me, Zagreus. Your mother
is long gone. You're never getting out of here, and even if you did, what hope could you possibly have in finding her up in the world out there? Zagreus:
I've hope enough. Not that it's any of your business anymore.
"No cost too great.
No mind to think.
No will to break.
No voice to cry suffering."
Quit, Bruce. You can't win. Batman:
You of all people know, Clark. I never quit.
"This guy just won't quit!" Riku:
No vessel, no help from the Heartless... So tell me, howd you get here? Beast:
I simply believed.
Nothing more to it.
Terra-Xehahnort: HOW? You fell to the dar-
(the Guardian performs a Face Palm Of Doom, followed by tearing the bindings from its face) "When lost in utter darkness, there is nothing left but forward." "I have
not... come this far... to die now."
"Hear this! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER again until I pull it off! And no one can stop me! Losing is not an option! And neither is giving up!" "You will only see a turian's back when he's dead." "A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic." "Test subject is abnormally stubborn. She never gives up. Ever." "To lose is not an option" Gnome 1:
Oh shit, the kid is still following us! Gnome 2:
He's not gonna stop until he finds a way to become normal size again! That means he's coming after YOU, Warlock! Gnome Warlock: What?! Ah FUCK!
"Don't give up
We still have a chance to make it
I can feel us all rising up
Now, don't give up
Even though the odds have left us
Feeling so small, but we can't stop now"
No one has ever survived to reach this place! Megatron:
You shall soon learn, Starscream... I
decide what is possible and what isn't!
"I'll show you how determined monsters truly are!" "I know your type. You're, uh, very determined, aren't you? You'll never give up, even if there's, uh... absolutely NO benefit to persevering whatsoever. If I can make that clear. No matter what, you'll just keep going. Not out of any desire for good or evil... but just because you think you can. And because you can... you have to. But now, you've reached the end. There is nothing left for you now. So, uh, in my personal opinion... the most "determined" thing you can do here? Is to, uh, completely give up. and... do literally anything else." "But it refused."
— The game itself
on why Frisk's SOUL won't die
during the battle with Asriel Dreemurr
"All is not lost. Not yet." "I dont need encouragement. Id fight to the end no matter what. Ashera, you cant stop me. It doesnt matter if youre a goddess. It doesnt matter if I have no way to win. Fighting defines me, and I will not lose." "Your only redeeming trait was how you would never give up. Am I wrong?"
, regarding the game's protagonist, Fang, Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
"Nothing stands in the path of an avalanche." "The universe never gave us a chance, but we're still alive and kicking. We got tossed to the far end of the galaxy, dropped smack dab between two ugly alien armies, and we're not all dead yet? Tell me that don't say something about us."
"I'll let you in on a little something. The yakuza game, it's not like boxing. The man who gets beat down isn't the loser. The guy who can't tough it out until the end, he's the one who loses. Eh? Don't you think? In the yakuza life, there are no KO's. I'll tell you what, Kiryu. To me, a finger or two don't mean shit.
Having Awano or Shibusawa beat me to the captain's spot? Couldn't give a fuck... As long as I'm alive, I'll keep getting up for more. Which is why you... A half-ass like you's the one thing I can't stand. Now DIE, you little shit!"
All the research, the interviews, the trials, the errors. I know how now. The word is sparagmos
"Always said you were an optimist. Know what that is, mate? It's about sizing up a situation that's bloody impossible and saying 'Yeah alright, I'll have a go!' I'm exactly the same way." "He is the infernal engine, can't you see? He never stops. He only gets worse." "He set forth without pity upon the beasts of the nine circles. Unbreakable, incorruptible, unyielding, the Doom Slayer sought to end the dominion of the dark realm." Patches never lost heart, and never looked back. He marched in one direction, and that direction was dead ahead. Did you see him passing by? "See, that's what's good about you. Heroes... monsters... Overseers... witches... You're in way over your head. You don't even have powers, like I do, but you keep trying. Even when it's hopeless. I really... admire... that... about you."
"The evil gods were just too strong.
The good god suffered much pain, and was cast down again and again.
It was covered in wounds, and drenched in blood, yet the good god never gave up.
Again and again it rose to its feet. Again and again it forced back its tears, clenched its teeth, and with sword in hand did battle with the evil gods.
As the evil gods looked upon the good god, they began to feel fear.
Its suffering should be unbearable.
It should be crying out in terrible pain.
So how..... How does it keep standing?"
"And so. He realizes that there will be no end to the attacks. This enemy will not stop. The enemy will never stop on his own." "I pour determination into my dying body." "Fine! Bring it on, then! I'll show you whose mind is the strongest! I will not yield an inch of my future!" "I must survive... no matter what it takes... If I must debase myself, so be it! I would drink filth and eat carrion to survive! I will do anything — ANYTHING! — to survive!" "In five minutes, I would be dead. What could I do in five minutes? How could I save myself? I gave a raspy, quiet laugh. Even with death staring me in the face, I seemed to be determined to struggle right up until the very end." "Giving up... Giving up. Look at me, there are no such words in my dictionary! Because, if you keep believing in your dream, it will come true!" "The worst of times are when lawyers have to force their biggest smiles."
Don't you know when to give up? Mega Man:
Don't ask me questions with answers that don't exist.
"He's like the Energizer bunny, a Rolex watch, and Jackie Chan mixed together." "Failure is not an option.
It is mandatory.
The option is whether or not to let failure be the last thing you do."
We were told you'd been fatally wounded! King Adelaide:
Yes, I'd been told that as well. I chose to ignore it and continue living.
Mho was not the strongest of sqids, or the fastest. He definitely wasn't the smartest. However, he was persistent and that's just as important since we're telling his story while many stronger, smarter and faster sqids have been lost to history.
— Sam Starfall
(telling a sqid legend), Freefall
"FALL SEVEN TIMES. STAND UP EIGHT." "The more you knock me down, the more I get back up
The more you shut me up, the more I'm gonna shout
The more you take from me, the more I'm gettin' back
The more you try to break me, you're gonna see...
You won't break me!"
"As long as I'm alive, you're all dead." "His shin wouldn't stop bleeding and he wouldn't stop smashing it into Piotrowski. You could tell he hated it, but Rob Kaman doesn't care - he will beat you with his own open wound just to teach you both how weak you are."
"At the start of college, he asked himself what were going to be the most important things for humanity in his lifetime, was he decided that were the internet, sustainable energy and space exploration. Then instead of being distracted by girls in college and giving up on his dream like a normal person, he was distracted by girls in college and still did at anyway."
"Nanoha is freaking badass. Upon seeing seeing her attacks do squat against a nigh invulnerable opponent, the first thing that pops through her mind is effectively 'More Dakka.'"
There is no way I am leaving you alone, Zach. We are walking out of these woods together. Zach:
Come on, you're just being stubborn. Annie:
No, Zach. I'm determined
"Never give up without a fight." Megatron: [quoting the Covenant of Primus]
"And there came a hero who said, 'Hurt not the Earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, nor the very fabric of time.' But the hero would not prevail." Optimus Primal:
Finish the quote, Megatron. "Nor would he surrender!"
"That man has the constitution of a vending machine!" "Give up? General Specific
never says "I give up!" Uh... except as an example of what I never say!"
Come, child! Give up while you still can! Rapunzel:
There's something you should know: I'm not big on giving up!
"I don't know the
meaning of the word "surrender!" ...I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... Just - not in this context."
"But get back up on your feet, because it's the getting back up that counts. And that shows you've got heart. That's what helps keep you going. Fall down seven times... get up eight." "C'mon Uncle Donald! So you have the worst luck in the world, who cares?! No matter how bad things get, like really, really bad, you keep going! It's kind of ridiculous! You've never had the common sense to give up before, why start now?" Louie:
You do realize there's a difference between quitting and dying, right? Scrooge: Not to me.
"You can attack us and we may fall, but Equestria will still stand, united in friendship. And we won't stop until we defeat you, no matter how many ponies you take down!" "Listen up, Chip! If I can find a way to launch a chicken into space, I can find a way to stop you!"
"In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity please observe, a plodding mediocrity for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry."
— Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo
"Whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender..." "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour, and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." "If you're going through hell, keep going." "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." "Just as much can be achieved through perseverance as through talent." "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." "I believe in one thing only, the power of human will." "I think I'd have had to have my foot amputated before I came off this pitch."
— Chelsea captain John Terry, 2006
"To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; and to forgo even ambition when the end is gained who can say this is not greatness?" "Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."
— Denis Waitley
"Without arrogance or the smallest deviation from truth it may be said that no history now extant can furnish an instance of an army's suffering such uncommon hardships as ours has done, and bearing them with the same patience and fortitude. To see men, without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie on, without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by blood from their feet, and almost as often without provisions as with them, marching through the frost and snow, and at Christmas taking up their winter-quarters within a day's march of the enemy, without a house or hut to cover them, till they could be built, and submitting to it without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience, which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled." "Porque ele é brasileiro e nÃ£o desiste nunca."
(Because [he] is Brazilian and never gives up.)
— A series of advertisements on Brazilian television
"In any weather you will see us with a grin
Risking hair and skin
If we're behind, then never mind, we'll fight and fight and win!"
"Animals flee this hell, the hardest stones cannot endure it; only men endure." "I'll fucking do it, darling." "You know you never defeated us on the battlefield,' said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. 'That may be so,' he replied, 'but it is also irrelevant."
— Colonel Harry G. Summers Jr. and Colonel Tu, April 1975, described in the book On Strategy
(Fall down seven times, get up eight)
— Japanese proverb
"Here is one thing everyone inside Anfield knows, including our opponents. This Liverpool never stops. This Liverpool never quits. This Liverpool gives everything at all times."
— Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp, just before they overturned a 3 goal deficit against Barcelona
"Today, I'm minding my business doing pull-ups, sitting here doing pull-ups, five, six, seven, eight, on the minute. This guy wants to jump in. We get to thirty minutes, he looks at me, thinks we're almost done. We get to an hour, he says to me "How many can you do?" I say "One more than you!"
— David Goggins