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Quotes / I Owe You My Life

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"Thanks for saving me, mister! Can I obsess over you now?"
Strong Sad, Homestar Runner

"Looks like your new shadow parts its hair in the middle."
Cranky Kong regarding Bluster being Donkey Kong's protector, Donkey Kong Country

"A life for a life. My debt is repaid."
Shang, Mulan

"You have saved our lives. We are eternally grateful."
The Squeeze Toy Aliens to Mr. Potato Head, Toy Story 2. Reversed in Toy Story 3

"I will spare someone who saved my life sometime in the past. This is only reasonable as it encourages others to do so. However, the offer is good one time only. If they want me to spare them again, they'd better save my life again."
The Evil Overlord List, Rule 68

Well the story is old,
It's a seventies sitcom cliche,
He thinks he's in my debt, but I wish he'd forget,
He'll do anything for me, anything but go away.

"On Galador, to owe one's life to another is a sacred responsibility... linking two individuals as surely marriage links lovers!"
Rom, ROM Space Knight, Issue 4.

"Ever since my childhood, I was raised following this creed...
Engrave gratefulness in the stone, wash away grudge through the water.
Salamat, kapatid... Thank you, brother..."
Boy, to the protagonist, Yarudora series vol.3: Sampaguita

Enright: I owed the man something, Vic. Four years ago, in a Detroit bar, he stopped a drunk from putting a knife through me. A few months ago, I meet him on the street. He's broke, needs a job. I figured I owed him that much.
Victor Luchek: A punk like that, you don't give the time of day to, no matter what you owe him.
The Fugitive, "A Clean and Quiet Town"

Kreia: I saved your life, beast. That makes it mine.

Lars: But you've gotta go back.
Steven: But it doesn't feel right to just leave you here!
Lars: You said yourself that everyone on this planet is out to get you! You won't be safe until you're back on Earth!
Steven: But... Lars!
Lars: DON'T ARGUE WITH ME! You're always trying to help me! You brought me back to life! Just... Let me be somebody who deserved it.
Steven Universe, "Off Colors"

Mirri: Saved me? Three of those riders had already raped me before you saved me, girl. I saw my God's house burn, there where I had healed men and women beyond counting. In the streets I saw piles of heads ... the head of the baker who makes my bread, the head of a young boy that I had cured of fever just three moons past. So tell me again exactly what it was that you saved?
Dany: Your life!
Mirri: Why don't you take a look at your Khal... Then you will see exactly what life is worth when all the rest has gone.
Game of Thrones, "Fire and Blood"

Puss: Stop, ogre! I have misjudged you.
Shrek: Join the club; we've got jackets.
Puss: On my honor, I am obliged to accompany you until I have saved your life as you have spared me mine.

Young Hercules: Well, if I'm just so hard to be around, why don't you just leave?
Young Iolaus: Because I'm a better person for knowing you. Hey, I used to be a thief. Remember?


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