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"Sorry I burned down your village. Here's some gold."

"The dead make good soldiers. They can't disobey orders, never surrender, and don't stop fighting when a random body part falls off."
Nevinyrral, Necromancer's Handbook, Drudge Skeletons

"Greatness, at any cost."

"You can become anything if I just put my mind to it."

"Hard to imagine," mused Hanna, stroking the petal, "such a lovely flower inspiring such greed."

"I want a banana this big!"

"I desire the acquisition a potassium-rich fruit comestible of substantial magnitude."

"The root of all greevils."

"Not all heroes die in armor."

"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you."

Life is eternal. A lifetime is ephemeral.

Life is ephemeral. Phyrexia is eternal.

The sword is just a tool. It is the samurai's hand that delivers death.

The blood on my hands is merely proof of my ambition.

Every tear shed is a drop of immortality.

"Have you ever killed insects nibbling at your crops? I think that's what the Eldrazi believe they're doing to us."

Only the Eldrazi mind thinks in the warped paths required to open the hedrons and tap the power within.

Falling from heaven is not as painful as surviving the impact.

Some do. Some teach. The rest look it up.

"Ach, Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!"
Saffi Eriksdotter, last words (Lhurgoyf)

"Not again."
Hans (Revenant)

In the blink of an eye, she strode from deep snow to dusty waste. From the crease of light behind her, a voice rang hollow: "Saffi, wait for me . . . ."

"I have a bad feeling about this."

"What am I looking at? Ashes, dead man."

"Try to pretend you understand what's important."
Jace Beleren (Fact or Fiction)

"If I wanted your opinion, I'd have told you what it was."
Pemmin (Stifle)

"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Sizzle)

"All my spells smell like burnt hair lately."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Simian Spirit Guide)

"Anybody want some... toast?"
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Pyrokinesis)

"Yes, I think ‘toast' is an appropriate description."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Incinerate)

"And I say north is where I want it to be!"
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Mystic Compass)

"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe . . . oh, why not all of them?"
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Meteor Shower)

"Overkill? This isn't a game of Kick-the-Ouphe!"
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Lava Burst)

"Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They're dead."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Inferno)

"That's a lotta nuggets."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Chicken Egg)

"Once great literature—now great litter."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Browse)

"Who'd want to ignite things one at a time?"
Chandra Nalaar, thoroughly taking after her mentor (Pyroclasm)

"After the fourth time Chandra left a place engulfed in flames, she decided to just go ahead and make it her thing."

"Walls collapse and kill people all the time. Some are just more aggressive about it."
Rolling Stones (Stronghold version)

"Don't mourn for me. This is my destiny."
Gerrard Capashen (Vindicate)

"That was fun! Now me."
Gwendlyn Di Corci (Handcuffs)

"No matter how many I kill, there are always more to hunt. It makes me smile just to think about it."

"There are two ways for me to pass this gate. One involves you remaining conscious."
Gerrard of the Weatherlight (Abyssal Gatekeeper)

"Don't just have an idea — have all of them."
Niv-Mizzet (Enter the Infinite)

"It is done."
Elspeth Tirel after killing a god (Deicide)

'' "No matter how big your champion, theirs is bigger. No matter how great your numbers, theirs are greater. No matter how voracious your appetite, they are hungrier. That is why the Eldrazi will win.";;
Kalitas, thrall of Ulamog. (Eldrazi Devastator)

"I've heard it said that a Planeswalker is someone who can always run from danger. But Gideon's right: we're also the ones who can choose to stay."
Jace Beleren (Call the Gatewatch)

Jace apologized to Liliana for leaving their date-not-murder to help Gideon save Zendikar. She did not take that kindly.
Liliana Vess: And heading off to some wilderness plane with that walking anatomical diagram.
Jace Beleren: (stifling laughter) I doubt he'd take that as a compliment.
Liliana Vess: It is! He'll make a perfect corpse, if he gets around to dying before it all goes soft.
Jace Beleren: And I'm certain he wouldn't take that as a compliment.

"I can only say to you, in this, my final prayer to the world, that I only ever meant to keep the innocent from harm.

I am Avacyn. I am to protect."

Avacyn, Angel of Hope's final moments.

"I am not Franz!"
Franz (Memory Lapse, German version)

"My past is part of who I am, but it is not who I am."
Vraska, later Jace The Talented Captain Vraska

"Hatred outlives the hateful."

It is important to note that Magic: the Gathering has made quotations part of the product, and every set has dozens, if not hundreds of quotable lines spread across the cards. These range from humorous to touching to profound.