Is there truly life before death?
—Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Janson: They have tags for us all now, and I'm the darling one. Tycho is 'the doleful one.'
Celchu: I'm not sad.
Janson: No, but you look sad. Makes the ladies of Cartann's court want to comfort you. They're so sad about wanting to comfort you that you could comfort them.
Hobbie: And Tycho the only one of us with a successful relationship with a woman. Missed opportunities, Tycho.
Played with Kaylee. The sun came out, and...I walked on my feet, and...heard with my ears. I ate the bits. The bits did stay down. And I work. I...function like I'm a girl. I hate it because I know it'll go away! The sun...goes dark, and chaos is come again. Bits...fluids! What am I?!"
—River Tam, Firefly, "War Stories."
I'm an ego-half-empty kind of girl.
—Codex, The Guild
There are few things more fetching than a bruised ego on a beautiful lady.
—Stuntman Mike, Death Proof
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, 'twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd that heaven had made her such a man... ...She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them.
How do you prove that you exist? Maybe we don't exist...
—Vivi Orunitia, Final Fantasy IX
A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
—Emerson Lake and Palmer, "Lucky Man"
But the damage makes you want to take care of her. She's an injured bird and you just want to be her sexy veterinarian.
—Brett Ehrlich on Zooey Deschanel, The Rotten Tomatoes Show
I guess I only wanted you, you know, to like me or something. And now, well, I feel so completely stupid...I almost wish I never moved here in the first place.
—Doug Funnie, Doug
You've got sucker's luck.
Have you given up?
Does it feel like a trial?
Does it trouble your mind
The way you trouble mine?
—The National, "Exile Vilify"
I spent yeeeears inside Kainé's body. Tormenting her from within. I felt her pain, her emotions, as if they were my own. And there was so much pain...
—Tyrann, Nie R
Capt. Murtaugh: So she's not a spy?
Leut. Flinders: No, she's a perfect spy. I like her and I feel sorry for her. She's cleared my first two lines of defense.
Leut. Sorlie: Of course. The stinging blindness distracted me from the pounding headache.
Leut. Sorlie: When I was little, I dreamed big. I wanted to build spaceships.
Leut. Sorlie: I studied that for fifteen years. I got a couple of degrees, but no job offers.
Leut. Sorlie: The U.N.S. military builds all the best ships, enlisting and enrolling in officer school looked like the best way to get to do what I loved.
Leut. Sorlie: But it's not called "service" for its ship building.
Leut. Sorlie: And that's okay. I developed a new passion: serving people.
Leut. Sorlie: When it all came together I had a career spotting dangerous things in order to protect the innocent.
Leut. Sorlie: And then today... Today I learned that while I'm keeping the peace, somebody else is killing the future. Somebody who took the same oaths I did, who salutes the same set of flags I do.
Leut. Sorlie: Oh, and now my moral woe is compounded by the fact that the only person who notices my pain is somebody who snacks on kittens.
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