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"Anyone not familiar with Javert who had seen him when he entered the infirmary, would have no inkling of what was passing through his mind. His manner, as he walked with his customory deliberation up the steps, was calm and composed as usual, his grey hair immaculately combed. But anyone knowing him well, who had observed him more closely, would have been astonished. The buckle of his leather collar, instead of being at the back of his neck, was under his his left ear. It was a portent. [...] If his collar buckle was maladjusted it could only mean that he was in a state of inward tension that that might be compared to an earthquake."
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Jero: [interpreting Tuvok in a play] When a friend is lost, the mind is split in half, Divided between memory of the past and fear of the future. Harry Kim, Ensign. Only a boy when fate took you from the arms of blue-green Earth. B'Elanna Torres, half-Klingon, half-Human. I am honoured to call you—
Kelis: What are you doing? Is that a tear?
Jero: Yes.
Kelis: Logical Tuvok doesn't cry! That's why they call him Logical!
Jero: Everybody cries.
Kelis: The land of Vulcan has no laughter, and it has no tears. It is a very quiet place, calm, just like Tuvok.
Jero: I can't believe that.
Kelis: You don't have to, just don't cry!
Jero: The audience won't believe it either. They'll either think Tuvok is an unfeeling monster, or that I am a bad performer.
Kelis: They'll realise that beneath your unfeeling exterior is a heart that's breaking. Silently, and in more pain than any of us can possibly understand, because that's what it is to be Vulcan.
Star Trek: Voyager, "Muse"

Annie: Aren't you uncomfortable?
Jones: No.
Annie: Is it because you are a robot?
Jones: I am not a robot.

Dave Strider, reacting to his own death, Homestuck

"Cops can't cry so their city can."
Frank Reagan, Blue Bloods

"A cucumber is bitter; throw it away. There are briars in the road; turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, "And why were such things made in the world?"
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Castiel: Are you joking?
Raphael: Do I look like I'm joking?
Castiel:...You never look like you're joking.

"Why do they have to fight with such naked emotions? There's clearly no quality of character evidenced. None whatsoever."
Paptimus Scirocco, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Tranquil as a forest, but a fire within.

Joker: Smile!
Batman: [deadpan] I am smiling.

Caroline: Why are you looking at him with your serious vampire look?
Stefan: My serious vampire look?
Caroline: Umhm...I mean it’s different from your worried vampire look. Neither of which stray too far from your "Hey, it’s Tuesday" look.

"He's, like, a multi-billionaire or something. Tetrahexian real estate. No, he just thinks possessions are a weakness. Actually, he thinks everything's a weakness. I like him, but he's phenomenally stern."

Reporter: so what are your feelings on the situation
Georgia O'Queefe: feelings... are weak. NO TIME FOR FEELINGS. TIME TO KICK ASS.
Hark! A Vagrant #336, "Strong Female Characters 2"

Despite the fact that Kristen Stewart’s general energy level on any given day is equal to that of a sloth on Ambien, she says that she used to be high-strung and anxious, but she’s not anymore...KStew is only 25, so at the rate she’s going, she’ll be a Solitudes CD by the time she’s 30.
DListed, "Jet Lag in Human Form Says That Getting Older Has Made Her “Calmer”"

"It was difficult to make [friends], because I can't physically smile, so I tend to come off as being a creepy weirdo. And that's not- uh.. it's actually true. But yeah, my face tends to stay frozen in what other people see as a frown. Other children were always cautious around me. As an adult it's now especially true because now I have a creepy van."
Plague Of Gripes, Let's Gripe About Horror

"There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But even by doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to all things.

"Mr Freeze" - that's what some packs call you, and for good reason. Nobody's ever seen you lose your cool, even in a fight. Your demeanor is five degrees colder than your dead heart, but that's the mantle of a professional like yourself.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Mexico City By Night

"Emotions are prohibited."

A specialty of Men in Black; no matter what happens, you maintain a facade of perfect calm. Nothing short of an extradimensional deific manifestation can make you blink, and even that might not do it. The appearance may be deceptive - you could be screaming inside for all anyone knows - but quite complete... and very disconcerting.
—The Poker Face merit, Mage: The Ascension - Guide To The Technocracy

Heero Yuy: (eyes are shut) ...
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Hopes (I see. Tenacious, this one.)

"I got it, sir. Another pun."
Moisés' standard deadpan reaction to Rafael's jokes, Aquí no hay quien viva

"I'm the type of person who'd drown in a river without anyone ever noticing."
Mather "Mei" Enderstto , Endro~!

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