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Anime & Manga

"Cute girls are cute."
Kazama Ushio, Sasameki Koto

Comic Books

"I'll kill you! I'll kill you to death!"
Superboy-Prime, Countdown to Final Crisis

Comic Strip

Garfield: Which one?

"Your lips are like two moist, delicate, perfectly-formed...lip-shaped things."
Jeremy Duncan, Zits

Lucy: Schroeder, why is it you like Beethoven better than you like me?
Schroeder: Beethoven was Beethoven and YOU are YOU!
Lucy: That doesn't even leave room for discussion...


Kate: Where are we going?
Richie: Mexico.
Kate: What's in Mexico?
Richie: Mexicans.

"The Death Star — it gets to the point: 'What's that star?' 'The Death Star.' 'What does it do?' 'It does death!'

Eitri: You understand, boy? You're about to take the full force of a star. It'll kill you.
Thor: Only if I die.
Eitri: [puzzled] Yes... That's what... killing you means.

Pam: Hey, Warren, who is this guy?
Warren: Stuntman Mike.
Pam: And who the hell is Stuntman Mike?


Among the many certainties whose lack he complained of, one alone is present, and it is that all things appear to us as they appear to us, and it is impossible for them to appear otherwise.
The Island of the Day Before, "Umberto Eco"

She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me.

Unfortunately, however, if there was one thing circumstances weren't, it was different from what they were...
Bertie Wooster, The Code of the Woosters

The day is the same length as anything that is the same length as it.

The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportion to the quantity of matter they contain — the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another. This is a lovely and edifying illustration of how science, having made A the proof of B, makes B the proof of A.
The Devil's Dictionary on gravitation

Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.

''Colonel Smithers looked exactly like someone who would be called Colonel Smithers."

There was a urologist for his urine, a lymphologist for his lymph, an endocrinologist for his endocrines, a psychologist for his psyche, a dermatologist for his derma; there was a pathologist for his pathos, a cystologist for his cysts, and a bald and pendantic cetologist from the zoology department at Harvard who had been shanghaied ruthlessly into the Medical Corps by a faulty anode in an I.B.M. machine and spent his sessions with the dying colonel trying to discuss Moby Dick with him.
Catch 22

TV and Radio

"Germs are basically a malevolent form of bacteria, with one purpose: to spread germs."
Look Around You, "Germs"

"Our economy has been about as sluggish as a slug at a slug convention. It's gotten so bad, I had to fire my joke writer."

Zaphod Beeblebrox: This marble is as slippery as... Hey, Ford, what's the most slippery thing you can think of?
Ford Prefect: At the moment? This marble.
Zaphod Beeblebrox: This marble is as slippery as this marble!

If you saute scallops in a non-stick pan... they won't stick. That's why it's called FUCKING NON-STIIIICK! I don't know what non-stick means in Texas, sweetheart, but fuck me!

Video Games

"The hookblade has two parts: the hook and the blade."

"Reapers may look evil and crazy, but there's a good reason for that. They are evil and crazy."
Palutena, Kid Icarus: Uprising

"No! I'm not Darth Revan! I'm Darth Revan!"

"Well done, Freeman! You dispatched those guards with great dispatch!"
Victory Mine Vortigaunt, Half-Life 2 Episode 2

"You're in Rindir's Staffs. And I'm Rindir. I sell magical staffs. Imagine that."

"You all fled the scene like expert... scene... flee-ers..."
Female Tico, recapping a day on Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

"The island kahuna? You can't miss him. He looks just like a kahuna!"
Professor Kukui, Pokémon Sun and Moon

"I object! That was... objectionable!"
—Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Kaptin Bluddflagg: Mr. Nailbrain! Status reporta!
Mr. Nailbrain: Accordin' to dis, wez on some kinda hulking fing. In space.
Kaptin Bluddflagg: Wot, like... a spacey hulk?
Kaptin Bluddflagg and krew determining they've been tellyported to the Space Hulk Judgement of Carrion, Dawn of War II: Retribution
Web Animation

"Dark Crypt. As opposed to all those lovely, well-illuminated crypts where all the dance parties take place. Seriously guys, you couldn’t think of a single other word that means 'foreboding'? What about 'Creepy Crypt'? Or does that sound too much like a Banjo-Kazooie level?"

"I baked you a pie!"
"Oh boy! What flavour?"

"Once upon a time, I was me."


Allison: What did you just feed me?
82 White Chain: Blue devil liquor.
Allison: What does that even mean?
82 White Chain: It is liquor from a blue devil, to answer your question.

Web Original

The contents of any one panel are dependent on the contents of every panel including itself. The graph of panel dependencies is complete and bidirectional, and each node has a loop. The mouseover text has two hundred and forty-two characters.
xkcd, "Self-Description" mouseover text.

"Listen up! The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club."

Cliff: We should probably go back in and get something to tie down the dolly with.
Greg: Naah, it'll be fine.
Cliff: But the back's empty... It's gonna bang around back here.
Greg: So? What's it gonna hurt? It's a truck. It's made of truck.

"You might also find weapon leveling useful but that's only if you find weapon leveling useful, so whether or not you find weapon leveling useful is down to how useful you ultimately find weapon leveling."

"I’m on record as saying that game length isn’t an especially good indicator of, well, anything really, except perhaps game length, of which it may be considered a key indicator."
Jerry "Tycho Brahe" Holkins, Penny Arcade newspost "An Actual, Real Film"

"The letter L is in the shape of an L!"
Arin Hanson, Game Grumps, mocking Smash Mouth while playing 1001 Spikes

kimbbearly: why dont humans have a specific noise that means "there are bees here lets leave immediately" why are elephants more advanced than us
thebaconsandwichofregret: we do have a specific noise, it sounds like this: "there are bees here lets leave immediately"
—Found on Tumblr

Western Animation

"It looks like an ordinary penny, because it is an ordinary penny!"
Plankton, SpongeBob SquarePants, "Imitation Krabs"

"Look, there's a cave-like hole in that mountain! It might be a cave!"

"You fool! You foolish fool!"

Lapis: This is the leaf that Steven gave me. It reminds me of the time Steven... gave me a leaf.
Steven: Hey yeah, it reminds me of that too!
Steven Universe, "Beta"

When I was born, I was a baby,
To my mother, who was my mom.
But the father I had,
Well, he was my dad,
And I come from the place where I’m from!


"The problem with asking about prehistoric history is, ahem, the lack of history."

"Soap is made by saponifying oils with alkali"
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap label, though that's actually one of the more sensible bits

"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time."
Samuel Hagar

"The future will be better tomorrow."
Vice-President Dan Quayle

"There's coming on too strong, and then there's setting up a bedroom for someone after the first date. That's just... I can't even come up with a clever analogy for it, because that was going to be my analogy. 'Like setting up a bedroom after the first date.' That's what it's like."


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