Final Fantasy VIII

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Final Fantasy VIII is a 1999 console role-playing game directed by Yoshinori Kitase and developed by Square Co., Ltd..

Squall Leonhart[edit]

  • ...Whatever.
    • Squall's tagline
  • .........
  • I don't want to carry someone else's burden.
  • I had a dream, too. It wasn't pleasant, though ... I dreamt I was a moron...
    • After "dreaming" that he was Laguna.
  • Someday you're bound to lose everything. Everybody around you will be gone. Then what are you left with? Nothing. Nobody... It's so miserable. And inevitable. It's so hard to recover from something like that. I never want to deal with that again. I can't. Even if it means being alone...
  • We're not gophers...We're SeeD...special forces.
    • When Squall is asked to wake somebody by his contractor.
  • Approach your target inconspicuously at a dance party... There may be missions requiring this sort of subterfuge. It's expected of SeeD to know various skills.
    • Explaining to Rinoa that SeeD members' ability to dance well is part of their training.
  • Reality isn't so kind. Everything doesn't work out the way you want it to. That's why... As long as you don’t get your hopes up, you can take anything... You feel less pain.
  • I don't believe in relying on others.
  • Sis.... I won't cry any more..
    • As a child
  • Will they... Will they talk about me this way if I die, too? Squall was this and that. Using past tense, saying whatever they want? So this is what death is all about... ...Not for me. I won't have it!!!
  • Right and wrong are not what separate us and our enemies. It's our different standpoints, our perspectives that separate us. Both sides blame one another. There's no good or bad side. Just two sides holding different views.
  • I don't mind fighting the sorceress. It's unavoidable as long as I'm a SeeD member. What? As long as I'm a SeeD member? What if I quit? Quit... Then what? What do I have left? Don't even want to think about it. Just stop thinking...
  • Did I say something terrible? Women... I don't understand them.
  • The true...goal of SeeD... To spread... seeds all over the world... ...Flower... Fill the world with flowers.
    • Giving false information during his interrogation by Seifer.
  • I hate having nothing to do. It gets me thinking too much.
  • ...This guy needs to grow up.
    • About the Timber Maniacs Editor as he talks about Timber's situation.
  • I feel like a helpless puppet being manipulated in some major scheme.
  • Why do people depend on each other? In the end you're on your own. I'm fine by myself now. I have all the skills I need to survive. I'm not a child anymore... That's a lie. I don't know anything. I'm confused. I don't want to depend on anyone. How can I do that? Someone tell me... Someone? So I'll end up depending on others after all...
  • No argument there. Trite, and dull as hell, though.
    • When advised by the pacifist Mayor of Fisherman's Horizon to "talk things out" with invading Galbadian forces.
  • It feels great to have friends who believe in you, and adults you can rely on.
  • Forget it. I don't want friends who won't be around tomorrow.
  • ...A speech? Forget it. Cut the mic!
    • When Nida offers to let him address the Garden before they leave Fisherman's Horizon, much to the amusement of Rinoa and a librarian.
  • ... ... Everybody, this is Squall. How's everyone doing? You're all probably too tired to even stand up after all the fighting. But I want everyone to listen to me... We still have a chance to win, and I need your help. This is going to be our final battle. We're going to attack them before they come in again. To do that, we're going to head straight into their Garden. So I want everyone to prepare for a major collision. Take care of all the junior classmen. Irvine, Quistis, Zell and Selphie will lead the attack into their Garden. As for everyone else, please support them if you can. SeeD was formed to fight the sorceress, at least, that's what I heard. And Garden was created to train SeeDs. So this battle is Garden's destiny and also our destiny. It's a grueling battle, and I'm sure you guys are all exhausted. But I don't want to have any regrets. I don't want anyone to look back and regret this day. So just this once, I want you guys to give everything you've got! For yourselves, and for me!
    • Squall's address to the SeeDs of Balamb Garden during the battle with Galbadia Garden.
  • What do you think? To tell you the truth… I worry too much about what others think of me. I hate that side of me… That’s why I didn’t want anyone to get to know me. I wanted to hide that side of myself. I hate it. Squall is an unfriendly introverted guy. It made it easy for me when people perceived me that way. That’s a secret between you and me. Got that?
    • Squall talking to Rinoa when she was unconscious.
  • God!!!! Rinoa is gonna die!” …I can’t take it. Ellone, please. I’ve never felt this way in my life.
    • Squall convincing Ellone to take him to Rinoa.
  • This is like talking to a wall.
    • Referring to talking to Rinoa in her unconscious state.
  • To tell you the truth... I worry too much about what others think of me.
    • To Rinoa while she is unconscious.
  • I'm not your mom.
    • Replying to Rinoa when she tells him how she enjoyed having her mother hold her.
  • Rinoa...... Even if you end up as the world's enemy, I'll... I'll be your knight.
  • Everything will be fine now... Because I'm not alone. If I call out... They will answer.

Rinoa Heartilly[edit]

  • You're-going-to-like-me! You're-going-to-like-me! Did it work?
    • Attempting to get Squall to dance with her at the SeeD graduation party.
  • Act on my decision? That's your duty? Oh, what an easy life it must be, just to follow orders...
  • Do you actually have fun acting so callous towards your comrades?
  • You're still a teenager. Why don't you act like one for a change?
  • That's why TODAY, the time we have now is important.
  • I guess...I'm getting scared. Sometimes...when I'm with all of you... I...feel like we're on the same wavelength......you know? But when the battles start happening, it's different. Everyone's tempo seems to pick up and... ...I get left behind. I try to catch up, but it's no use... How far is everyone going? I can't hear anyone... Once I catch up, I wonder... Is everyone safe? Will they welcome me with open arms? ......Is everyone ok? Will we all make it back together?
  • But now... Squall, you're the one who gives me the most comfort. Comfort and happiness... And annoyance and disappointment, too!
  • I don't want the future. I want the present to stand still. I just want to stay here with you...
  • Oh look, a naughty magazine.

Zell Dincht[edit]

  • D-Do you have any...hot dogs left?
  • Why you bein' so selfish!? Scrooooge!
  • Chicken Wuss?!?
  • GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    • When Squall decides they jump off the cliff after Selphie.
  • This is my house. But don't make yourselves too comfortable!
  • ...The HELL! Man...Now this is what I call boring. This ain't right, man!
  • OHHHH YEAHHHHH!!
  • You STUPID IDIOT!
  • Here we go... Psyche yourself up, baby!
  • Time to get-it-ON!!
  • This train is awesome! A transcontinental railroad, baby!
  • We're on your team, Instructor. Let's kick some ass!
  • Hey, a key...NOT!
    • Searching for a way out after being inadvertently locked in a room in General Caraway's house.
  • We're here to liberate Balamb, ya know!? ...I mean...uhh... We're here to liberate Balamb!
    • Accidentally finishing his sentence with the phrase "ya know!?" after hearing Raijin say it repeatedly.
  • YOOOO!!! The HELL you doin'!!!?
    • After Irvine fires his gun in Zell's room.
  • Why don't you try to show a little more passion...? You know, like me!
  • If it's Odine brand, it should be pretty effective! They're No. 1 when it comes to magical goods.

Quistis Trepe[edit]

  • You know, the boys often choke on this test when I come with them. I guess my charm makes them nervous.
    • Attempting to put Squall in a lighter mood during his SeeD field exam.
  • You really are an excellent student. Even that dance was perfect.
  • Squall, it's not like everyone can get by on their own, you know?
  • For the last time, stay back! You're only going to provoke him.
    • To Galbadian soldiers attempting to rescue President Deling.
  • Irvine Kinneas! You're playing a major role in this mission. Now behave yourself!
    • To Irvine as he flirts with two women from his team, who then complains: "No one understands me..."
  • I have no musical aptitude whatsoever.
  • Well, Zell was riding his T-Board in the hallways of Garden. He made a sharp turn and went straight into the woman's res...
    • Recalling Zell's "famous" incident.
  • Even after becoming an instructor, I couldn't stop thinking about Squall. I thought it was...love. I had to hide my feelings because I was an instructor, but I've come to realise it wasn't. It was my childhood feelings as a big sister that lingered... Oh well..." (A misunderstood love...? Actually, I had completely given up when Rinoa came into the picture.)
  • She might wake up with a kiss from the prince.
    • Suggesting a way for Squall to revive Rinoa.
  • Hello, this is Quistis Trepe. I've been quite busy with my SeeD duties. How's everybody doing with their studies and training? For all those working towards becoming a SeeD and everyone else, just remember, have fun.

Selphie Tilmitt[edit]

  • Heeey! Lookin' good!
    • To Squall in his evening uniform.
  • Alright! Let's hit that PAAH-TAY!
  • SeeD! SeeeeD! SeeeeeeeD!
    • When she graduates to become a SeeD.
  • Train Train, Take Us Away, Take Us Away, Far Away, To The Future, We Will Go, Where it Leads, No One Knows
    • Singing.
  • That is sooo vague!
    • After hearing that her SeeD deployment contract lasts "until Timber achieves independence."
  • Super-Duper-Mega-Bummer!!
  • Well, fine then! We WILL have a good time!
    • When told coldly to have a good time.
  • Well, we could skin this little guy and wear him as a disguise...
    • "Jokingly" offering an idea to get out of a holding cell; referring to a moomba.
  • Ooh neato! A hole in the middle of no-where!
  • UP YOURS!!
    • To Galbadian guards once she gets to the control room of the desert missile base.
  • Destroy everything!
    • Pushing buttons randomly when attempting to reprogram a missile-launcher.
  • Alright! NEXT!
    • After she defeats a Galbadian guard.
  • Irvy Kinnepooo! I'll make you happy!
  • Squall! You big stud! This is all for you! Congratulations! Enjoy the show! Rinoa, don't let him get away!
  • You should feel honored that a very, very cute girl sat on your bed, you know!
    • To Zell after sitting on his bed.
  • Well, fine then! I didn't think you were so...anal.
  • Let's just fire like crazy and make a big hole, BOOM!
  • WOO-HOO! We're flying!

Irvine Kinneas[edit]

  • Sharpshooters are loners by nature... We hone our instincts, pour our whole being in a single bullet. The pressure of the moment... An instant of tension... That's what... I have to face alone...
  • I'm a pretty lucky guy. Hand in hand with two beautiful girls.
  • Thanks for the support, but I never miss my target.
  • Selphie, Rinoa, Quistis... I don't know which one to choose...
  • I say things that get a rise out of some people. Just don't let it bother you and we'll get along fine.
    • After hearing this, Squall determines it unwise to partner Irvine with Zell.
  • My turn to boogie now.
  • ...Guns and women of course.
    • When asked what his department is.
  • Well, it's not very interesting hangin' out in a guys room anyway...
    • While meeting in Zell's room.
  • Someone might not be there. Someone you love may disappear before your very eyes. It's tough when you live your life thinking that way. But that's why I fight...
  • You've all heard this before. How life has infinite possibilities. I don't believe that one bit. There weren't many paths for me to choose. Sometimes, there would only be one. From the limited possibilities I faced, the choices I made have brought me this far. That's why I value the path I chose... I want to hold true to the path that HAD to be taken.
  • Selphie, let's go!

Seifer Almasy[edit]

  • ...Speeding. Let's go arrest that student for violation of academy regulations.
    • Referring, as a member of the Balamb Garden disciplinary committee, to Zell's attempt to reach the cafeteria before its hot dogs sell out.
  • Listen up! Teamwork means staying out of my way. It's a Squad B rule.
    • After being appointed squad leader.
  • This is great... I have a Chicken-wuss and a guy who just reached puberty in my squad...
  • The way I see it, as long as you make it out of a battle alive, you're one step closer to fulfilling your dream.
  • What's the matter, Zell? Swatting flies?
    • While Zell angrily punches the air around Seifer.
  • One of these days I'm gonna tell ya 'bout my ROMANTIC dream!
  • I prefer to be called her knight.
    • After Squall calls him the "sorceress' lap-dog."
  • Instructor Trepe, I'm still one of your dearest students, aren't I?
  • This is the scene where you swear your undying hatred for me!

Laguna Loire[edit]

  • Don't be such a weenie!
  • Uhhhh! The tip o' my nose itchessss!
  • I feel a draft on my butt...
  • You guys...sure have guts. You know how high this cliff is...!?
    • After throwing Kiros and Ward into the ocean from a cliff to escape Esthar soldiers.
  • Oh well, nothing's cheaper than something free.
  • It's like killing two pigs with one stone.
  • I got 'n twouble.
  • Darn it, did it again! Why don't I ever think things through before I answer?
  • But...who cares!? I speak with passion, from the heart! That's what matters most.
  • I see... I didn't understand a word.
    • When given simple directions to Dr. Odine's lab.

Kiros Seagill[edit]

  • We're not here for the booze, are we? We've got a war to fight.
  • Yeah, but you cut a pretty pitiful figure up there. I'd say you're about a -3 on the manliness scale.
    • Commenting on Laguna's attempt to speak with Julia.
  • Life's pretty boring without you as entertainment, my man.
  • And so, Laguna runs for dear life.
    • Narrating deadpan as Laguna runs from a dragon on a movie set.
  • She got upset and put fruit jam in your shoes. You were almost in tears!
    • Reminding Laguna of a tender memory with Ellone.
  • Yeah, you wouldn't usually jump out of a car...

Ward Zabac[edit]

  • H-Hey! You can't park in the middle of the street!
    • To Laguna, who then assures Ward "it's cool."
  • So we'll get smashed, and then we'll CHAAARGE!
  • ...
    • After losing his voice

Edea[edit]

  • ...Poor, poor boy...
  • ...Lowlifes. ...Shameless filthy wretches. How you celebrate my ascension with such joy. Hailing the very one whom you have condemned for generations. Have you no shame? What happened to the evil, ruthless sorceress from your fantasies? The cold-blooded tyrant that slaughtered countless men and destroyed many nations? Where is she now? She stands before your very eyes to become your new ruler. HAHAHAHAHA.
    • Addressing the cheering citizens of Deling City.

Ultimecia[edit]

  • Ultimecia: ...SeeD... SeeD......SeeD...... SeeD, SeeD, SeeD! Kurse all SeeDs. Swarming like lokusts akross generations. You disgust me. The world was on the brink of that ever-elusive 'time kompression'. Insolent fools! Your vain krusade ends here, SeeDs! The price for your meddling is death beyond death. I shall send you to a dimension beyond your imagining. There, I will reign, and you will be my slaves for eternity. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Whom shall I exterminate first!? I'll start with you three!
    • The most powerful GF... ...You shall... ...SUFFER... HAHAHAHA...
    • the gf's true power... allow me to show you...
  • Ultimecia: Griever! Make them bleed!!!
  • Ultimecia: I shall junction myself... unto Griever.
  • Ultimecia: I am Ultimecia. Time shall compress... ...All existence denied.
    • Reflect on your... Childhood...
    • Your sensation... Your words... Your emotions...
    • Time, it will not wait...
    • No matter how hard you hold on...it escapes you.
    • And...

Others[edit]

  • Opening words
"I'll be here..."
"Why...?"
"I'll be 'waiting'... here..."
"For what?"
"I'll be waiting... for you...so... if you come here... you'll find me."
"I promise."
  • Headmaster Cid: You will be proceeding to a real battlefield. Obviously, the battles are for real. Life and death, victory and defeat, honor and disgrace... Each of these go hand in hand. There's only one way or the other. How 'bout it? Are you still up for it?
  • Headmaster Cid: Psst...Psst (Do your best, even if you don't stand out.)
    • Giving advice to the only NPC, Nida, graduating among a party of playable characters.
  • Headmaster Cid: If you're undecided and unsure, stay that way, and follow through with your indecision.
  • Headmaster Cid: Greedy son-of-a-bitch! Why did I even bother talking to you!
    • During a discussion with Garden Master NORG and the Garden Faculty.
  • Fujin:
    • DISTURBING.
    • RAGE!
    • SHOCK!
    • GOOD. CONVENIENT.
    • PERSUASION, USELESS. SEIZE!
    • IGNORE.
    • RUN!
    • ELLONE? NOT HERE.
    • FATIGUE
    • POSSE... We are. We always will be. Because we're a posse, we want to help you. Whatever it takes to fulfill your dream, we're willing to do. But... You're being manipulated, Seifer. You've lost yourself and your dream. You're just eating out of someone's hand. We want the old you back! Since we can't get through to you, all we have now to rely on is Squall! It's sad... Sad that we only have Squall to rely on... Seifer! Are you still gonna keep goin'?
      • Only time in the game where Fujin speaks in real sentences.
  • Raijin: ...ya know?
  • Fake President Deling: Ahh... My butt hurts from all this sitting... Young...LADY...
  • Jogging Junior Classman: Come on! Take the pain!! One more!
  • SeeD Student: We're just a sad bunch... SaaaaaaaaD...
  • Watts: It's me, sir! It's me!
    • to Squall's party just as they are about to attack him.
  • Galbadian Soldier: What am I gonna do? No ring, and now no more candlelight dinner. I'm never gonna be able to get married.
  • Trepe Groupie #1: Oh how I love thee Instructor Quistis, I cannot sleep at night thinking of your radiating beauty, that is why I am always falling asleep in class...Oh...how sinful you are...
  • Squad C Student: I did awful in the field exam. Just between you and me...I wet my pants.
  • Big Sister: I can't wait until I meet a guy that I can scream at and exchange blows with!
  • Watts: I'm happy, sir!
    • to Squall before they escape from Timber.
  • [Anarchist Monthly]: First Issue!!! Galbadia's dictator, President Vinzer Deling Special! How does he stay in power!? We reveal his darkest secrets!!!
    • Clipped to the wall of a Timber resistance group's base.
  • Watts: Don't leave me, sirrrr!!
    • to Zone while chasing after the Timber Owls train base.
  • Man in FH: Heartless son of a bitch...
    • When he learns that Squall doesn't like cats.
  • Mayor Dobe: Long live Fisherman's Horizon!
  • Sculptor: Did you not see their noble features? Their gem-like eyes revealing innocence? Their bright red hair symbolizing passion? Their spectacular hair signifying power! Their soothing, adorable cries! Their might hands with incredible strength! Their proud postures demanding respect!
    • On Moombas.
  • Shumi Tribe Specialist: You think we built a village three-hundred, twenty-three meters underground just for fun? Actually it was quite fun...
  • Director: WooooooW! Just like the real thing...! Excellent work, Kiros!!!
    • During the Laguna dream sequence in Trabia Canyon.

Dialogue[edit]

Quistis: I'll be announcing the squad assignments for the exam now. Let's see... You'll be with... Zell Dincht. Quite a lively fellow.
Squall: Lively? He's just loud. Can't I switch members?

Quistis: Squall. It's not like everyone can get by on their own, you know?
Squall: ...Says who?

Zell: Look, Seifer's just being a pain in the ass. All you have to do is ignore him.
Squall: That's none of your business.
Quistis: [quipping] None of your business! Ahem. Excuse me, but... That Seifer you're talking about... He's your squad leader.
Zell: SAY WHAT!?

Quistis: You're the squad leader. Good luck to you.
Seifer: ...Instructor. I hate it when people wish me luck. Save those words for a bad student who needs them, eh?
Quistis: Alright, then. Good luck, Seifer.
Seifer: [to Fujin and Raijin] Add Instructor Trepe to the list.

Squall: What am I supposed to say about other people's problems?
Quistis: I'm not asking you to say anything. I just want you to listen.
Squall: Then go talk to a wall.

Big Brother: We, the wesistance, caywied out the kidnappin' of the president...
Little Brother: And fwailed!
Big Brother: But! The president will be dead meat, next time!
Little Brother: Next time!
Big Sister: Do you really know what kidnapping is all about...?
Big Brother: It's like playing tag...
Little Brother: Mommy said u catch'm and then u give him a spankin'!
Big Sister: Well... I guess it's kinda like that.

Hotel Owner: 'Come to the blue Balamb Hotel, where the sea breeze will take you away...'
How's that for a catch line...? Not in a million years would you be able to come up with something better.
Zell: Pu-lease! Blow it out your ass!
Hotel Owner: ...Blow......That's it! Blow! Where the sea breeze will 'blow' you away...

[Laguna approaches the stage where Julia is playing a piano.]
Laguna: Ah... To be this close to Julia...
Squall: Is this guy serious...?
Laguna: ...Uh-oh... My leg's cramping up...! ...Argh...
[Laguna limps away.]
Squall: Sad...

Zone: Our plan is to...
Selphie: ...Blow it to smithereens with a rocket launcher!?
Zone: [taken aback] ...Ahh...not quite...

[Rinoa defends the noticeably inferior model she made of President Deling's train.]
Rinoa: Oh, shut up! I made it like that on purpose. It represents my hatred towards Deling.
Zell: Hatred, eh? Yeah...right.
Selphie: It's one of the...ugliest things that I've ever seen in my life. You must really hate him.

[The party speculates on the Galbadian government's plan to transmit a broadcast using older radio frequency.]
Rinoa: Why use radio waves? There must be something they want to say to the whole world. What can it be?
Selphie: Everybody! Love! And Peace!

[The Balamb Garden students visit Galbadia Garden for the first time.]
Selphie: Wow... Completely different...
Zell: Sure is quiet.
Squall: ...I like it.

Quistis: What's wrong, Squall?
Squall: I won't have it!
Zell: W-What?
Selphie: Are you MAD!?
Squall: I'm not having anyone talk about me in the past tense!

[Selphie experiences feelings for Irvine.]
Selphie: My heart's pounding... What is this I'm feeling?
Squall: [detachedly unaware] It's an important mission. Get used to handling pressure while you still can.
Selphie: ...(sigh)

[Irvine struggles with the "loneliness of the sharpshooter."]
Irvine: I...I can't... I'm sorry, I can't do it. I always choke like this... I try to act all cool, joke around, but I just can't handle the pressure...
Squall: Forget it. Just shoot.
Irvine: My bullet... The sorceress... I'll go down in history. I'd change the history of Galbadia... Of the world! It's all too much...
Squall: Enough! Just shoot!
Irvine: I can't, dammit!

Dr. Kadowaki: Hi there, Squall. Oh my... It's not everyday. I see you walk around with a girl! Is she your girlfriend?
Squall: Yes.
Rinoa: Are you serious!? Squall!? I'm gonna take it seriously.
Squall: I'm serious.
Rinoa: Woo. I'm speechless.
Squall: I'm seriously joking.

Laguna: They say, one who makes fun of a genius will end up cryin' in the end.
Ward: So who's the... genius?

Headmaster Cid: I'm OK now, doctor.
Dr. Kadowaki: Are you sure?
Headmaster Cid: Yes. I believe I'm done crying.

(setting the Ragnarok's course)
Squall: All right. Done.
Ground Controller: Congratulations. You're home free, Ragnarok. And...There's one more thing we need to tell you. From all of us at Ground Control, we wish you godspeed.

Laguna: You know what the old folks say...The unfamiliar always happens...
Kiros: You mean 'unexpected,' right?
Ward: You only got the 'un' part right.
Laguna: Aah, shut up!

Voice: So you wish to challenge me?
Squall: It's not our will to fight.
Voice: Begging me for mercy?
Sqall: Never.
Voice: Damned imbeciles. Why do you wish to fight?
Squall: (Thinking) It's our nature. There is no real reason...maybe we were born...only to fight...
Voice: I see...interesting...
Voice: I am... Bahamut.
Squall: The great GF... Bahamut!
Bahamut: ...GF? I...? Using my powers... It is you humans... I fear...
Bahamut:(After defeat) Have you seen the light...?

Ward: ...
Kiros: Ward said you have your mother's eyes.