You can’t control how people will act, Garrus. But you can control how you’ll respond. In the end, that’s what really matters.
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect
But sometimes we forget the lessons we learn. And then we have to learn them, all over again.
Jet Black, “Toys In The Attic”, Cowboy Bebop
‘Has Been’ implies failure. Not so. Has Been’s history. Has Been was. Has Been… might again.
William Shatner, “Has Been”
She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the thirty-seventh floor of a skyscraper. She was an astronaut.
Bert Cooper, Mad Men
Pain or damage don’t end the world. Or despair. Or fuckin’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Til then, you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back.
Al Swearengin, Deadwood
Albert’s path is a strange and difficult one.
Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
“You’ll be shot for this!”
“Nah, I don’t think so. More like chewed out – I’ve been chewed out before.”
Hans Landa and Aldo Raine, Inglourious Basterds
“Someday, people are going to brag that they worked with you.”
“What am I supposed to say to that?”
“I don’t know. Nobody ever said it to me before.”
“A thing like that.”
Peter Campbell and Peggy Olson, Mad Men
Everything was subjective. There were only personal apocalypses. Nothing was a cliche when it was happening to you.
Max Payne, Max Payne
“Do you ever think that maybe they put you down here to push a button every 100 minutes just to see if you would? That all of this – the computer, the button – it’s just a mind game? An experiment?”“Every. Single. Day.”