I understand that you think I acted too emotionally. And putting aside the fact that men always say that about women they work with, I’ll get straight to the point. I am emotional. I do bring it into my work. It’s what motivates me. It helps me to get into the headspace of our victims… See what they’ve seen. Even if I don’t want to, even if it horrifies me. And I think it makes me a better agent. If you have a problem with that, sorry. You can fire me.
F R I N G E • September 9, 2008 | January 18, 2013
Of course it’s the way you expected it to end, like happily ever after. That’s what’s beautiful, these people don’t live in the real world. They live in your minds, and they live in your imagination, and the reason you watch shows is so that you can hope. And I think that at the end of the day that was what Joel [Wyman] was trying to say… is that, there is h o p e.
Alt!Olivia: You know, there’s a lot of things about you that I wish I had. There’s a lot of things about you that I admire.
Olivia: That’s funny, I was about to say the same thing about you. Keep looking up after it rains. Keep looking up.
Alt!Olivia: I will.
“We all get really good at pretending that the loneliness isn’t there and then something comes along to remind us. I know what it’s like to have a hole in my life. It’s been there as long as I can remember.”
“… there’s a lot more to the word coward and the word hero than you think. It’s complicated. You’re not a coward if you’re frightened. That’s not what it means. You’re a coward if you know what needs to be done and you don’t do it.”
You offer me a normal life… Why do you think I want that anymore? I know what I am, do you?
Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful
I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings
I think my dream is pointing me down another path. Pocahontas from Pocahontas
I have to think of everyone. I know you don’t want to hear this, but you have to sacrifice the few to save the many. Like I said, good can come out of even the darkest acts.
Thelonius Jaha, The 100
As much as she wanted to be, she wasn’t in love. As I was listening to her, I realized what she was saying. She had let go of the possibility of being in love, of finding love, and I could see myself in her and I didn’t like who I was. All of these memories and feelings I’m experiencing, they are from a better version of me, and I’ve decided to let things run their course.
Olivia Dunham from Fringe
The world’s in trouble … I have to go help. Jinora from Legend of Korra
Just because someone is important to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that, that person is good. Even if you knew that person was evil… People cannot win against their loneliness.
Gaara from Naruto and Naruto Shippuden
When you base your expectations only on what you see, you blind yourself to the possibilities of a new reality. Zaheer from Legend of Korra
The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends. Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it; don’t wait for it; just let it happen. It could be a new shirt in a men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black, coffee.
Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks
In the gentle fall of rain from Heaven I hear my God. But in thunder I still hear Thor. Athelstan from Vikings
It’s not the final judgement of “good” and “evil” that’s important. What matters is that you come to that decision yourself. That you agonize over it and eventually accept it.
Akane Tsunemori from Psycho-Pass
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
War Doctor from Doctor Who
Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through.
Jiro Horikoshi from The Wind Rises
I’m not giving up on you. You don’t understand this yet, but people need you. So let’s get back to work.
Tadashi from Big Hero 6
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Yoda from Star Wars
Sometimes you’ve got to do what you think is right and damn the consequences. Morgana from BBC’s Merlin
All life is beautiful. Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation
They have not forgotten the Mysteries, they have found them too difficult. They want a God who will care for them, who will not demand that they struggle for enlightenment, but who will accept them just as they are, with all their sins, and take away their sins with repentance. It is not so, it will never be so, but perhaps it is the only way the unenlightened can bear to think of their Gods. Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The fear of dying without even having known love is greater than the fear of dying itself. Konstantin Levin from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I fear not knowing who I am.
Will Graham from Hannibal