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Pacific Rim Sentence Starters 

“At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other.”

“One - don’t you ever touch me again. Two - don’t you ever touch me again.”

“Where is my goddamn shoe?”

“You’re serious? You - You would do that for me?”

“To fight monsters, we created monsters.”

“Numbers do not lie. Politics and poetry, promises, these are lies.”

“I am not wrong, but there is something here we don’t understand.”

“I’m sure you can appreciate how important this moment is to me.”

“Wait. I think this guy’s dead. But let’s check for a pulse.”

“Hey. Hey, handsome. Oh, I’m gonna miss you.”

“We can either sit here and do nothing or we can grab those flare guns and go out there and do something really stupid.”

“This isn’t a refuge. This is - This is a buffet line! He knows I’m here. He knows I’m here!”

“I asked you not to refer to me by my first name when I’m around others.”

“You rescued her. You raised her. But, you’re not protecting her now. You are holding her back.”

“The world is coming to an end. So where would you rather die?”

“Now, you and I are the only thing standin’ between that ugly bastard and a city of 2 million people!”

“Today, we are canceling the apocalypse!”

“I don’t love them, okay? I study them.”

“No, you don’t understand, he’s trying to get me! He knows I’m here and he’s trying to get me!”

“You like the name? I took it from, uh, my favorite historical character and my second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn.”

“Hey! Guess who’s back, you one-eyed bitch?”

“We always thought alien life would come from the stars, but it came from deep beneath the sea; a portal between dimensions in the Pacific Ocean.”

“When I was a kid, whenever I’d feel small or lonely, I’d look up at the stars. Wondered if there was life up there.”

“I do not need your sympathy or your admiration. All I need is your compliance and your fighting skills.” 

“Fortune favors the brave, dude.”

“You’re squeezing me too tight.”

“Now tell me what you want, before I gut ya like a pig and feed you to the skin louse!”

When my mother first told me
that the land
that her own mother
and her mother’s mother before her
came from
was once far beneath the sea
I thought my ancestors
must have been mermaids
who loved the land 
enough to stay
so when men pushed the tides back
when they fought the ocean
for space
the first kings must have been surprised
to find people already living
in such a place
when my grandmother
(and her husband)
left the land beneath the sea
they shed tradition
like seal skin
taught my mother
(and her brother)
only the language of newer lands
said that in the new world
it’s better to learn to walk
as though a man
don’t dream of ocean breezes
and tales of nether lands
words from forgotten fairytales
fade like writing in the sand
but when I sleep
I see rippling seas 
and know I lie beneath them
there’s no longer fear
of unsteady feet
or shuddering lungs
it’s calm
and dark
under a filtered sun
so the question to which
I don’t really want to answer
is which do you think
is wiser and braver
loving something so much
that for which
you’d stand up and fight
or loving something else much more
that for which
you’d grab them and run
because you see
my ancestors were mermaids
who were loved by
the most terrible
terrible
(men)
—  From The Land Beneath Seas by Lady J