Sometimes a good quote can make the whole character come together.
Sometimes these quotes are useful even outside the arena of the plot.
I'll share some.
Do you know the most painful betrayal soldiers can suffer? It is when after the war is over and they are not invited to share the peace.
[enemy] "I have spent a thousand lifetimes learning a thousand ways to kill; does that frighten you?"
[hero] "No, for I have spent a single lifetime perfecting one."
Beware those with their mind only on the future or who read only of the past, the present may escape them. If you make the present a good place the future will see to itself and the past will be revealed.
Hate is the only four letter word that truly degrades the culture.
Swordplay is fun until someone takes it too seriously.
[JAG officer in star trek] "What do you think we are, the law offices of Boldy, Go & Howe?"
The ending is only a beginning that you haven't taken advantage of yet.
Politics: the art of the polite lie. I would wash my hands of it but even the soap is dirty.
Reading between the lines is an art. Writing the lines is a science.
But none of that matters now, the only thing that matters is that you are cold and I have been burning up all my life.
"I would cast aside all the burning suns and all their wealth for just one more moment here with you."
"And I would give you up only to let the stars burn for one more day."
When you expect the unexpected it will still not be what you expected, even though you were expecting something like it.
Well, I follow a different philosophy; survival of the sarcastic.
Legends are simply reality’s attempt to keep up with imagination.
Lightspeed is nothing, I want to see them break the rumor barrier.
I was never there, and I have the scars to prove it.
We sacrificed today for tomorrow.
We have burned ourselves and our worlds just to slow you down.
We would conquer paradise and burn it just to spite you.
You have not killed us; and that which does not kill us . . .
Those that live in the past are doomed to repeat it, and the moment may escape those with their mind on the future. If you make the present a good place, the future will see to itself and the past may be revealed.
Humans developed this multitude of weapon systems to fight amongst themselves; imagine what they would develop to fight us.
Warband Master Xonoth Kray
I wish they were Elves. Tolkien is less mysterious and more direct.
Ambassador Robert Hemsworth
And it was so.