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    Anime and Manga 
Takagi: I think we're even more disappointed here. To find out that our most loyal fan would waste his talent like this...
Mashiro: Yeah, if you want to become a pro, you can't keep this up. There's no pride in it.
(Beat Panel)
Nanamine: Pride, you say? If you're speaking of the pride that's expected of a professional, I believe you're badly mistaken. Isn't a pro someone who uses any means necessary to succeed? To gain a solid fan base? To make high sales? Anyone whose pride comes before all that has yet to learn what it means to be a professional.

Your trivial words of sorrow, of love and guilt, mean nothing to me, young lady.

John: There's no way Reika will ever be with a pig like you!
Hougen: (with a Death Glare) Fuck you. You're gonna get beaten to death for that.

You say I am wrong? That you are not this human's servant, you are his friend? You are as pathetic as the rest. Humans and Pokémon can never be friends.

Sugou: Right now, in this world, tens of thousands of players are enjoying this game. But none of them have a clue about the true potential of the FullDive system. Did you know that by expanding the brain's control regions, one could influence a person's thoughts, emotions, and memories?
Asuna: [gasps] You can't! Technology like that is illegal!
Sugou: Oh, but you're wrong. In fact, several countries are researching it as we speak. The only thing standing in the way is finding people to experiment on.

Without even understanding that, you dive into things badly! Why don't you realize that instinct will lead to the destruction of the universe?! Do you fools possessed with Spiral Power have the determination we do when you hesitate to kill one irregular? Do you have the same determination as us to defeat our former comrade and seal our evolution to protect this universe!? No! You don't! You don't, you don't, you don't! Not one bit! You have no determination! No resolution! No reason! You use Spiral Power for selfish purposes and drown in it! That is the Spirals limit! And that is why you must be destroyed!
Anti-Spiral to Team Dai Gurren, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


    Comic Books 
Do go on, Captain. You were saying something about fighting with every last breath in your body, I believe. First-class sentiments, Captain, and I'm sure that they were real... But nothing else is.
Mad Jim Jaspers, Captain Britain, "Anarchy In The UK"

Champion Of The Universe: Once Champion sets his mind to something, HE IS UNSTOPPABLE! No force in the universe can curb my righteous anger! No enemy can stand against my might! No power is capable of withstanding a blow from my iron fists! I AM CHAMPION, AND I...
[Thanos stops blasting him for a moment; without the energy beam holding him back, Champion stumbles forward]
Thanos: too much!
[He sucker-punches Champion away]
Thanos: And think too little.
The Thanos Quest

    Fan Works 
That was a reminder that you know nothing about the decisions I have to make! How dare you, what fucking gives you the right to question me you stupid dog? What gives you the fucking right to think that you know better? I have kept this Fleet safe for millennia, always trying to choose the best option when the choices are either blood or ash!
Gideon020 to ckk185, The Universiad

Hokuto: You see, I've seen some truly horrible things in life, Moka. You'd be surprised how similar humans and monsters really are. How they both claim they desire peace, yet both destroy everything around them. How they both claim they can love, yet they both hurt and attack everything different. You see, it doesn't matter if you are human or a monster, a life is a life. And all lives are trash. All lives are a waste. Everything that lives only wants to live for the sake of living, and will step on anything to get its wish. Monsters, humans, they all claw at any vain attempt to live on, both killing anything that seems different or strange in fear of its own existence. There is no difference, Moka. All life is evil.
Moka: Are you blind? Humans and monsters do have good in them! They can both be capable of love and compassion for life! Dammit, those at Yokai Academy are proof of that!
Hokuto: A school where a few kids are taught to hide amongst their enemies, taught to hide what they are so they can merely survive. That's not co-existence. It's eking out a meager life to cling to with hallowed dreams.

    Film - Animated 
Archdeacon: Frollo, have you gone MAD?! I will not tolerate this assault on the house of God!
Frollo: Silence, you old fool! (tosses the Archdeacon down the stairs) The hunchback and I have unfinished business to attend to! And this time, you will not interfere.

The Flash: What did you do to the world?
Professor Zoom: Oh, Barry. That's the beauty of all this: I didn't do any of it. You did.

Kludd: Your precious guardians are finished, Soren! The Pure Ones will triumph, and Tytos will take their place as the rightful rulers of the owl kingdoms! Oh, it's gonna be glorious!
Soren: (dodges his attack) Glorious? No, the Pure Ones are monsters. You saw what they were doing. They were moon-blinking other owls and turning them into slaves.
Kludd: You're just weak, Soren. Still living in your dreams.
Soren: No, my dreams are what make me strong, Kludd. They led me to the Guardians.
Kludd: (Evil Laugh) A pity there won't be any Guardians left after today. (Attacks)
Soren: (dodges the attack) I don't undersand, Kludd. How could you join the Pure Ones after what they did to us?
Kludd: "What they did to us?" They believe in me like no one else ever has! Metal Beak says the strong will triumph, the broken are put out of their misery. And honor... honor is just another word for weakness!
Soren: No, Kludd. I know you don't really mean that!
Kludd: Then you don't know me... at all.

Waternoose: This has gone far enough, James!
Sully: She's home, now! Just leave her alone!
Waternoose: I can't do that! She's seen too much. You both have!
Sully: It doesn't have to be this way!
Waternoose: I have no choice! Times have changed. Scaring isn't enough anymore!
Sully: But kidnapping children?!
Waternoose: I'll kidnap A THOUSAND CHILDREN before I let this company die! And I'll silence anyone who gets in my way!

    Film - Live-Action 
Alan Jonah: Did you really think this was gonna be easy? Painless? Is that what you told her?
Dr. Emma Russell: Leave her out of this!
Alan Jonah: Why? You're the one who pulled her into it!

Masrani: You are to cease all activities here immediately.
Dr. Wu: You are acting like we are engaged in some kind of mad science. But we are doing what we have done from the beginning. Nothing in Jurassic World is natural. We have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And, if their genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality. You asked for more teeth.
Masrani: I never asked for a monster!
Dr. Wu: Monster is a relative term. To the canary, a cat is a monster. We've just gotten used to being the cat.

Thor: [on the throne of Asgard] I would love for someone else to rule, but it can't be you. You're just... the worst.
Hela: OK, get up. You're in my seat.

Chun-Li: My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away. A hero at a thousand paces.
M. Bison: I'm sorry. I don't remember any of it.
Chun-Li: You don't remember?!
Bison: For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for Me, It Was Tuesday.

Akela: You have no right to be here, Shere Khan.
Shere Khan: I think you'll find I stay where I please.
Akela: You kill man's cattle, you poison the jungle. You're the reason man is here!
Shere Khan: But you permitted man to live among you! You pretend he is a wolf. And you know that is the one thing he will never be. He will always be a man! YOU poisoned the jungle.

My dear boy, the game of Red Indians is over, quite over. You have stumbled by mischance into a game for grown-ups and you have already found it a painful experience. You are not equipped, my dear boy, to play games with adults and it was very foolish of your nanny in London to have sent you out here with your spade and bucket.
Le Chiffre, Casino Royale

"I know philosophy, I know ethics, and I know logic — better than you do, I daresay. But let us move away from this sterile debate. Let us return to where I began, with my mania for power, or, if you wish it, for the illusion of power. And please, Mister Bond," again the extra crease in the fixed smile, "please do not imagine that half an hour's conversation with you will alter the pattern of my life."
Dr. No

Stephen Norton: (looking at his watch after being threatened with execution) Then do get on with it. I promised myself an early night.
Hercule Poirot: Justice is no joking matter, monsieur. I do what I can to serve it, but if I fail, there is a justice that is higher, believe me!
Norton: (sneering) You pathetic, self-important... little man. Murder me? There's a mortal sin if there ever was. And Then What? Suicide to escape the ignominy of hanging? Ah... your God will give you A Hell of a Time. All those years of piety, up in smoke because of me!

Firestar: Has it been worth it, Tigerstar? All the hate? All the death?
Tigerstar: Every moment.

Mockshow: Weaver?
Weaver: What?
Mockshow: Can I ask you something personal?
Weaver: Yes. Of course.
Mockshow: Would you please, please go fuck yourself? Upside-down and backwards?

Contessa: Just about everyone comes to this crossroad. Some get seventy years, some only get fifteen. Enough time to grow, to take stock of who you are. Enough time to do things you'll regret when you run out of time.
Khepri: Don't- don't regret it.' Was- had to. Saved lives. But I would do different, given a chance.

    Live-Action TV 
Angel: You stole my son.
Holtz: I kept your son alive. You murdered mine.

Buffy: Willow, I know what you want to do, but you have to listen to me. The forces inside you are incredibly powerful. They're strong ... but you're stronger. You have to remember you're still Willow.
Willow: Let me tell you something about Willow. She's a loser. And she always has been. People picked on Willow in junior high school, high school, up until college. With her stupid mousy ways. And now? Willow's a junkie.

The Punisher: I think there's no good in the filth that I put down, that's what I think. Look around, Red. This city, it stinks. It's a sewer. It stinks and it smells like shit and I can't get the stink out of my nose. I think that this world, it needs men that are willing to make the hard call. I think you and me are the same.
Daredevil: That's bullshit, Frank, and you know it!
Punisher: Only I do the one thing you can't. You hit 'em, and they get back up. I hit 'em, and they stay down! It's permanent. I make sure that they don't make it out on the street again. I take pride in that.
Daredevil: Let me ask you this.
Punisher: What's that?
Daredevil: What about hope?
Punisher: Oh, fuck. You wanna talk about Santa Claus?

What a beautiful speech. The rhythm and, and vocabulary, quite outstanding. It's enough to move anyone with an ounce of compassion. So, it's really not your day, is it?
Lord Sutcliffe, Doctor Who, "Thin Ice"

You see this face? Take a good, long look at it. This is the face that didn't listen to a word you just said.
The Master, Doctor Who, "The Doctor Falls"

    Mythology and Religion 
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God by telling the truth," they said. "We know this man is a sinner."
He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"
Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?"
Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."
The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.
The Bible, John 9:24-34

    Video Games 
Player Character: By all that is right and holy, you will not succeed!
Tracea Carol: By all that is loud and windy, will you please shut up?!

Richter Belmont: Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!
Dracula: It was not by my hand that I am once again given flesh. I was called here by humans, who wished to pay me tribute!
Richter: Tribute?! You steal men's souls and make them your slaves!
Dracula: Perhaps the same could be said of all religions...
Richter: Your words are as empty as your soul! Mankind ill needs a savior such as you!
Dracula: What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, have at you!

Shas O'Kais: Surrender, human! If not for you, then for the Greater Good!
Captain Davian Thule: The Greater Good is coming to you from the end of my Bolter, alien!
Shas O'Kais: Do the deaths of your soldiers mean so little to you? Are you that mad?
Captain Davian Thule: Do the deaths of yours mean so much to you, alien? Are you that weak?!
Dawn of War: Dark Crusade

Commander Tyrea: The Inquisition's ships come for all in this sector... it... matters not whether you die by our hand... or... theirs.
Kaptin Bluddflagg: Blah Blah Blah. 'urry up and die, twiggy. Miss'ta Nailbrain, 'ave yous ev'a noticed dat wheneva you kill one o' dese guys, dey say somefing like dat?
Dawn of War II: Retribution

A speech on willpower in this day and age? I did not know people still believed in such silly notions. Perhaps it was your thick skull that prevented my father's curse from affecting you.

Sickening! You sound like pages from a SELF-HELP BOOKLET!
Kefka, Final Fantasy VI

Warrior of Light: This battle shall come to an end, and I shall save you too!
Garland: You? Save me? I've heard enough nonsense!

Regime Superman: You think you can fool me, Bruce? Like he did?
Insurgency Batman: This isn't about Joker. It's about you.
Regime Superman: I perfected this world! So many lives lost, because I held back, when I should've used all my power!
Insurgency Batman: For what? To control? To oppress?
Regime Superman: I could've prevented Metropolis! Saved my family!
Insurgency Batman: Crime took my family too, Clark.
Regime Superman: But you weren't the gun.

Tarak: Get this freelancer out of here! I don't have time for this shit!
Shepard: What the hell's your problem?
Tarak: You.

Cate Archer: We've more in common than I'd like to admit. The difference is that I stopped taking my misfortunes personally. Everybody suffers, Baroness, but only cowards take it out on other people.
Baroness Dumas: Well, aren't you a righteous little bitch? Maybe it'll get you into heaven? I suppose you'll find out soon enough.

Don't make me laugh! Justice? Righteous!? Keep that shit to yourselves! You and your teammates piss me off!
The Traitor, Persona 5

Venam: You're Insane!
Angie: Perhaps. However, this insanity is driven through sheer love of the almighty. And that love shall strike down any darkness that befalls my presence! Veronica! Melia! (Player Character)! Show me your darkness!

Dragan: You're the thief, Liddy. You always were, even before selling out to the Phoenicians.
Lidiya: Like you have the moral high ground here? Did you even ask yourself what your people were up to out here? And the girl? Don't tell me there's any possible justification for that. Fuck you, though, because I don't have whatever it is you think I have. And if I did... I'd take the bullet before I gave you the satisfaction.

Lassara: Kill thousands to save yourself? Is that how you justify this?
Kerrigan: I justify nothing. There is no moral high ground here. Your people have killed billions of zerg. We are all covered in blood. There may be more on my hands than yours, but in the end we're both killers.

Count Bleck: BLEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK! The prophecy unfolds smoothly, thanks to the Chaos Heart. The light of each world will be snuffed out one by one...
Tippi: Why would you want to do something so...unspeakable?
Count Bleck: You QUESTION Count Bleck?! This worthless world's destruction matters not! Far better for Count Bleck to wipe it out of existence than let it remain!
Tippi: How can you say that? That's...horrible!
Count Bleck: Count Bleck scoffs at you! An insignificant Pixl lectures Count Bleck on what is right and wrong?
Tippi: This is not up for discussion! You're wrong...and sick! All living things have a heart. They're all priceless. You can't just...erase them!
Count Bleck: Of all things, you defend the heart? Nothing could be more worthless... (holds his hat over his face) All things...are meaningless. Aside from Timpani, no treasure mattered in the least to me...

Yazan Gable: This mech's the Freedom, yeah? The best part of this world is getting to tangle with Aces from other parts!
Kira Yamato: This man enjoys fighting?! Is it because of people like him that the war's spreading…?!
Yazan: Drop the analysis, kid! You better show me some killer instinct ‘cuz I don't know how to play around!

Jetfire: My name is Jetfire. I'm not here to fight.
Megatron: That makes one of us. Speak your piece — quickly.
Jetfire: I've seen the horrors of what Dark Energon can do, Megatron - it is not to be trifled with! Its power is too unstable... to use it would mean disaster!
Megatron: You cannot frighten me, Jetfire. I will use Dark Energon as I please.
Jetfire: Then you are a shortsighted fool. You'll kill us all!
Megatron: You say that as if it were a bad thing.

Optimus Prime: It didn't have to come to this.
Megatron: This is what you chose, "Prime", when you defied ME! All of this is YOUR doing!

Optimus Prime: If you're here for Trypticon's power core, then your cause is as desperate as ours. End your aggression, we can work together.
Megatron: Your pathetic ideals have turned Cybertron into the barren wasteland it has become. You are the cause. I am the solution. You deserve no less than the oblivion I will bring to you! Goodbye, Prime.
Optimus Prime: Megatron, Wai-
[Megatron blasts the communications device.]

    Visual Novels 
Pearl Fey: Why would you do something so wrong...?
Matt Engarde: Because I'm a grown-up, and I can. Good enough of an answer for you, little girl?

    Web Animation 
Ilia: Cowards! After everything the humans have done to us, everything they've put us through, you're asking us to help them?!
Ghira: I know we haven't been treated fairly-
Ilia: Where was their help when the Dust companies treated our people like slaves?! Where was their help when Kingdoms hunted Faunus just for being who they are?! Where was my help when my parents were killed in a Dust mine?! WHERE?!
Ghira: Young lady, progress takes patience and cooperation!
Ilia: The Belladonnas are the worst kind of Faunus! They want us to work with the same people who are trying to hold us down! If you truly, truly want to help your people, now is the time to support Adam, not the Belladonnas! He will bring about the future that you deserve! And know that if you are unwilling to fight, know that the White Fang are willing to do it for you!

Raven: You turned yourself into a monster just for power.
Cinder: Look who's talking!
RWBY, "Downfall"

Asriel: Stop doing this, Chara. I don't want to fight-(blocks blade beam)
Chara: Who are you again? Asking me not to fight? (Flash steps right in front of him) Like you didn't kill them all too (referring to his time as Flowey). I barely recognize you.
Glitchtale, "Continue"

    Web Comics 
Hinjo: HEY! Goblin! Don't turn your back on me! I am the commander of the Sapphire Guard and I am here to make you pay for your crimes against my city! Prepare to—
Redcloak: Disintegrate.
[Hinjo flops back onto the deck, unconscious.]
Redcloak: Your city? Oh, I'm sorry, I thought somebody would have told you by now. See, this is MY city now, paladin! I figure you owe me one village plus 35 years of interest, so this is a good start!

Elf Leader: You will be repaid for each elf slain with the bite of my steel, goblin!
Redcloak: If it's all the same to you, I'm not going to waste my breath trading threats with a dead man. Damn it, I just did it right there, didn't I? Screw it. Implosion.

    Web Original 
N00b Boyfriend: Mr. L33T, I may run around in circles when I play Halo, I might never get a Monster Kill, well... I can't find the space bar I have to type, but I know when I felt true love. That is worth more than all of the uber gear in the world.
(short silence and touching music)
Mr. L33T: (cuts music) Too long, did not listen!

    Western Animation 
Lord Batman: What are you hiding for?
Batman: I do my best work in the dark.
Lord Batman: I used to think that, too. But what have you ever accomplished from there, aside from scaring a few punks half to death and putting a few more in jail?
Batman: It all adds up.
Lord Batman: Not fast enough. If you really want to make a difference, want to change the system instead of just patching it, you can't be subtle. You've got to step into the sunlight. Take over, like we did. [...] Think about it - a world where there's no crimes. No victims. No pain.
Batman: And no choice! Who elected you, anyway?
Lord Batman: Who elected you? The problem with democracy is, it doesn't keep you very safe.
Batman: It has other virtues. But you seem to have forgotten that.
Lord Batman: I didn't forget! I just chose peace and security instead.
Batman: You grabbed power!
Lord Batman: And with that power, we've made a world where no eight-year-old boy will ever lose his parents... because of some punk with a gun!
Batman: (pauses, then drops his Batarang) You win.

Splinter: You never had anything but your hatred. And if you defeat me, you will have nothing!
Shredder: (laughs) That is where you are wrong. You took something from me, so I took something from you. Your daughter!


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