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Do the impossible, see the invisible
Row, row, fight the power!

The difficult I'll do right now
The impossible will take a little while
Billie Holiday, Crazy He Calls Me

I live to do the impossible.
Wally West, The Flash #188

Thane Krios: Attacking the Collectors would require passing through the Omega-4 relay. No ship has ever returned from doing so.
Commander Shepard: They told me it was impossible to get to Ilos, too.
Thane Krios: A fair point. You've built a career on performing the impossible.

Hey, I'm Dr. Rodney McKay, all right? "Difficult" takes a few seconds; "impossible," a few minutes.

Thanks to the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, the impossible is easy.
GLaDOS, Portal trailer

But I'm a Battle Schooler. We had classes in doing the impossible. I got A's.
Ambul, Shadow Puppets

The Doctor: It's impossible!
River Song: How impossible?
The Doctor: Two minutes.

Risk is our business. That's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her.
James T. Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series, "Return to Tomorrow"

Phineas: Can we help?
Lawrence: Well, I'm afraid not, unless you can perform miracles.
Phineas: ...what's your budget?
Phineas and Ferb, "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together"

This isn't Mission Difficult, Mr. Hunt. It's Mission Impossible. "Difficult" should be a walk in the park for you.

If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways?

Impossible is our stock in trade, and success is what we deliver.

"Never promise them what's possible. Always promise the impossible. If you succeed, you've changed the limits of what's possible. And if you fail, well, it was impossible."

CASE: It's not possible.
Cooper: No. It's necessary.

"Impossible? Is it possible to build a car that can fly faster than any other has been known to move? Leaping 2000 miles in under five minutes is impossible. We are the ones who make the impossible real."
Chevalier Yves Mercure, Mage: The Ascension - Tradition Book: Sons of Ether (revised)

He knew what he had to do. It was, of course, an impossible task. But he was used to them. Dragging a rat all the way from the wood to the hole had been an impossible task. But it wasn't impossible to drag it a little way, so you did that, and then you had a little rest, then you dragged it a little way again...
The way to deal with an impossible task was to chop it down into a number of merely very difficult tasks, and break each one of them into a group of horribly hard tasks, and each one of them into tricky jobs, and each one of them...

Colonel Benson: Mr President, my men are doing everything possible!
The President: I don't want the possible, I want the impossible!
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)

"I'm the man who makes the impossible possible."
Mu La Flaga, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

    real life 
We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
— variously attributed

The word 'impossible' is not in my dictionary.

Impossible is not a fact. Impossible is an opinion.
Mohammed Ali


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