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"Rule of thumb: anyone who uses the word 'purity' in any context other than chemistry should be listened to only with the greatest reserve."
Brain_In_A_Jar, Fundies Say the Darndest Things

I am pure, I am true / I am all over you / I am laugh, I am smile / I am the Earth defiled
I am the cosmic storms / I am the tiny worms / I am fear in the night / I am bringereth of light
Earth successfully erased

"All the evils in the world"? Bring three times as much if you want to stain me!"
Gilgamesh, Fate/stay night

"Alloys are stronger."
Havelock Vetinari, Feet of Clay

"In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: [...] But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable."
Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

I am Concordia. I give peace and comfort to N. N has been separated from people since he was young. He was brought up with Pokemon... Pokemon that were betrayed, mistreated and hurt by bad people... Ghetsis deliberately brought only those poor Pokemon closer to N. N was touched by their plight, and started pursuing the truth, thinking only of Pokemon. N's heart is pure and innocent. But there is nothing more beautiful and terrifying than innocence.

"A new thought raced through Kim's head. It was forceful. It was adrenaline. It was all reaction. It was pure, though not by the usual meaning of the word. The driving force within Kim that was beginning to push her to act was sheer and complete, not mixed with any other emotions. But it was not virtuous."

"...The best reason for committing loathsome and detestable acts — and let's face it, I am considered something of an expert in this field — is purely for their own sake. Monetary gain is all very well, but it dilutes the taste of wickedness to a lower level that is obtainable by anyone with an overdeveloped sense of avarice. True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good — and we all know how rare that is..."

"Pure alcohol burns. Pure arsenic kills."

Believe me, my heart is exceptionally pure. Pure evil to the core.
Vegeta, Dragon Ball Kai

Gohan: But how!? I thought you had to have a pure heart to become a Super Saiyan, like my dad!
Vegeta: Oh, trust me — there's more than one way to realize the legend.
(Gilligan Cut)
Vegeta: I wanna! I wanna be a Super Saiyan! I wanna! I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna!
(back to the present)
Vegeta: ...pushups, situps, and plenty of juice. And besides, my heart is pure. Pure, unadulterated, badass.
Tien: Yeah, more like "pure, unadulterated ego".
Tien: Is that okay?
Vegeta: As a matter of fact, go f*ck yourself!

"I had always presumed white light to be pure and somehow chaste, to be noble and good. But this whiteness was unutterably evil, chilling, its purity an abomination."

Look, it's time we stop trying to be so perfect and be who we really are. We’re crazed, angry, sweaty animals! We're not unicorns! We're WOMEN! AND WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT! [punches a tree]
Wendy, Gravity Falls


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