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This is a list of quotes that I have added to Wikiquote.

  • "A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject."—Ernest Gellner
  • "Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy."—Luigi Pirandello
    • The Pleasure of Honesty, 1917. (William Murray (tr.)) [1]
  • "Being misunderstood by someone is vexation. Being misunderstood by everyone is tragedy."—Liu Shahe
  • "Blest is that nation whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say." —Thomas Jefferson
  • "Every man has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."—Henry Miller
  • "I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."—Voltaire
  • "Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom."—Jean-Paul Sartre
  • "In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish."—Trump Donald Trump
  • "I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts."—Albert Einstein
  • "It is better not to express what one means than to express what one does not mean."—Karl Kraus
  • "It is hope that maintains most of mankind."—Sophocles
  • "It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance."—Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
    • from Ocean of Wisdom: Guidelines for Living, 1989. [2]
  • "I will not return! I will not come to an unjust court! Go to hell!"—Saddam Hussein, to the judge at the end of a court session on December 6, 2005
  • "I would still invade Iraq even if Iraq never existed."—George W. Bush
    • "Bush: Now Iraq's a moderate fiasco," Press-Telegram, Monday, August 21, 2006
  • "Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance."—Mao Zedong
    • On the Correct Handling of Contradiction, 1957. [4]
  • "Rationalization may be defined as self-deception by reasoning."—Karen Horney
  • "The force of mind is only as great as its expression; its depth only as deep as its power to expand and lose itself."—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • "The only lesson History has taught us is that man has not yet learned anything from History."—Anonymous
  • "The saws are sawing wood, But wood is also sawing the saws...The wood sawn into boards is fashioned into furniture. Saws just break and are discarded."—Liu Shahe
  • "Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with Gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision."—Norman Mailer
  • "We begin every act of choice and avoidance from pleasure, and it is to pleasure that we return using our experience of pleasure as the criterion of every good thing."—Epicurus
  • "Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!"—Luigi Pirandello
    • Henry IV, 1922. (Edward Storer (tr.)) [5]

Forgotten Realms[edit]

  • "Use yer heads! A barnyard goose tastes better 'an a wild one cause it don't use its muscles. The same oughta hold true for a giant's brains!"—Bruenor Battlehammer, explaining his new recipe in response to Drizzt and Wulfgar's expressions of horror and disgust.

Kimmurile: For reasons no sane drow will ever understand. Jarlaxle: Sane is boring.

  •        "It is undeniably beautiful, do you not agree?" Jarlaxle asked, looking back at the soaring cathedral, with its tall spires, soaring buttresses, and great, colored windows.
           "The mask of a god," Entreri replied sourly.
           "The mask or the face?" asked the always-surprising Jarlaxle.
           Entreri stared hard at his companion, and back at the towering cathedral. "The mask," he said, "or perhaps the illusion, concocted by those who seek to elevate themselves above all others and have not the skills to do so."
           Jarlaxle looked at him curiously.
           "A man inferior with the blade or with his thoughts can still so elevate himself," Entreri explained curtly, "if he can impart the belief that some god or other speaks through him. It is the greatest deception in all the world, and one embraced by kings and lords, while minor lying thieves on the streets of Calimport and other cities lose their tongues for so attempting to coax the purses of others."
           That struck Jarlaxle as the most poignant and revealing insight he had yet pried from the mouth of the elusive Artemis Entreri, a great clue as to who this man truly was.

The Lord of the Rings (movies)[edit]

  • "Now the horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the Deep... one last time. For glory! For ruin! And for the red dawn! Death! Death! Death! Death! Death! Ride! For Rohan!"—King Théodin in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • King Théodin's rousing speech before the Rohirrim charge the orcs at the Battle of Pellinor Fields. Théodin, the Rohirrim, Éowen, and Mariadoc all yell Death! together.
  • Sam: It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you… that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going… because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
  • "Why do you lay these troubles on an already troubled mind? Do you not see that your uncle is weary of your malcontent... your war-mongering?"—Grima Wormtongue, bullying Éomer.

Final Fantasy X[edit]

  • "Once Lady Yuna fixes her hair, we leave."—Auron
  • "This... is your world now."—Auron

"Meh... enlightened rule by the dead is preferable to the misguided failures of the living."—Maester Kinoc

  • "Gonna cry again? Cry, cry... that's the only thing you're good for."—Jecht, mocking his son Tidus.
  • "Why do today what you can leave for tomorrow?"—Jecht, in response to Tidus asking him when he will give up drinking.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit]

  • "Only one…who renounces everything…posesses the strength…to transcend anything."—Lord Trema
  • "You are the paragon…of pastlessness."—Lord Trema (In the Via Infinito, to Yuna)
  • "Garik know Yuna save Spira, but Ronso not saved yet."—Garik Ronso
  • "High Summoner Yuna, it is Garik's honor."—Garik Ronso
  • "Do O'aka a favor, and pretend ye never saw him."—O'aka XXIII
  • "O'aka, at your service!"—O'aka XXIII
  • "Lady Yuna's Calm has given the people of Spira time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life."—Rin
  • "Oh! High Summoner Yuna... Forgive me for the grief I have caused you."—Tromell
  • "With Lord Seymour gone, we Guado are hardly different from the dead."—Tromell


  • "The country of the hills of Mud, the land of Mu, was sacrificed. Being twice upheaved, it suddenly disappeared in one night. At last the surface gave way… and they sank, along with their countries."—chaos, from Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
    • From the legend of Mu. chaos refers to this legend as a fairy tale about a land that vanished into the sea one night, long ago. He is relating this story to Old Miltia.

  • Wilhelm: "I see. So this is the Y-Data. But there's a great deal missing."
    Blue Testament: "But both he and the U-TIC Organization have completely poured through the Realian's main database."
    Red Testament: "He only went so far as the subconscious."
    Wilhelm: "Below even that, in the lowest level of the unconscious domain… Are you saying the answer lies in the Unus Mundus?"
    Red Testament: "Most likely."
    Wilhelm: "Really? Well, I suppose we'll leave it at that for now. When the path to Lost Jerusalem is opened, KOS-MOS will awaken."
    Blue Testament: "So, what will you do with him?"
    Wilhelm: "I said it was a shame, didn't I?"
    White Testament appears.
    Blue Testament: "There you have it. Good news, huh? Partner."
    Wilhelm: "Welcome… weaver of the eternal circle of Zarathustra."
    This marked the end of the game.

Star Wars[edit]

  • C-3PO: "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately three thousand, seven hundred and twenty to one!"
    Han Solo: "Never tell me the odds!"

  • Han Solo: "All right Chewie, let's get outta here!"
    Princess Leia: "The Empire is still out there! I don't think it's wise to—"
    Han Solo: "No time to discuss this, your committee!"
    Princess Leia: "I am not a committee!"

  • Yoda: "Reckless, he is. Matters are worse."
    Obi-Wan Kenobi: "That boy is our last hope."
    Yoda: "No. There is another.…"

  • "Can I borrow some of your midi-chlorians?"—An extremely rare quote by a Rebel when performing well on the Rebellion's side.

The Simpsons[edit]

  • "If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now, quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.…"—Homer Simpson

Suicide in the Trenches[edit]

You smug-faced crowds with
kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll
never know
The hell where youth and
laughter go.

Siegfried Sassoon