Action Girl/Quotes

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Big men often tremble
As they step aside
I thought I was big once

She changed my mind
They Might Be Giants, "She's Actual Size"

Agent 23: See, this is your problem. Some men like women who are feminine!
Agent 99: [Outraged] I'm not feminine?
Agent 23: No.

Agent 99: I'm not feminine?! [Kicks him in the face]
"Look, sir, I know Angua. She's not the useless type. She doesn't stand there and scream helplessly. She makes other people do that."
Captain Carrot, Jingo
"Where ya gonna find another girl who can shoot the eye out of a Bug at two hundred meters?"
"I don't like your attitude, mister! I can be every bit as heroic as some guy!"
Sheba, Golden Sun: The Lost Age
"Now where did you get her?"
Victor on Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice.
"It was a performance. It was like the culmination of a lifetime's observation of martial arts tapes, cheap ones, the kind Case had grown up on. For a few seconds, he knew, she was every bad-ass hero, Sony Mao in the old Shaw videos, Mickey Chiba, the whole lineage back to Lee and Eastwood. She was walking the way she talked it."

Clobberella beats you up!
Clobberella beats you up!
Who does she beat up? You!

Futurama, "Less Than Hero"

Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.

Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

You know I'm a super girl
Yes, I'm a spunky gal
I never say die
No one can stop me
'Cuz I

Like to FIGHT! (Fight!)
—"Super Girl," Shonen Knife

I'm a big haymaker in a title fight.
I'm a cute black kitten with a nasty bite.
I'm an action double-feature on a Friday night!

I'm me!
—"I'm Me", Vanessa Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb
"Unhand that gentleman, knaves!"
—Niko from Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers in one of her Big Damn Heroes moments
"Leave saving the world to the men? I don't think so!"
—Elastigirl in The Incredibles
"Take my advice, Rookie. If you ever fall for a woman... make sure she's got balls".
Gunnery Sergeant Buck, Halo 3: ODST
"Who says girls can't shoot? Oh yeah, that guy."
Arcee to a dead Decepticon, Transformers: War for Cybertron

I'm a warrior woman, forget the prophecies

As a warrior woman, I'll do exactly as I please...
Jex Thoth, "Warrior Woman"
"I'm a warrior, but I'm a girl, too!"

Kowalski: What the colonel is trying to say is, have you ever pulled out of a simulated bombing run in an F-16 at 8+ g-s?
Carter: Yes.
Kowalsky: ...well, it's way worse than that.
O'Neill: Well, with all due respect doctor, I-
Carter: It is appropriate to refer to someone by their rank, not their salutation. You should call me captain, not doctor. I'm an Air Force officer, like you are, colonel. And just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of outside doesn't mean I can't handle whatever you can handle.

O'Neill: Oh, this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just got a little problem with scientists.

Carter: Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? (Beat) Or we're gonna have to arm-wrestle?
Stargate SG-1, pilot episode