There’s something rather comforting about facing death like this, wouldn’t you agree? It’s all that matters, nothing else even seems to exist Outside my pure instincts to survive. Rank, personal history, birth, race, sex, the name given to you, It’s all meaningless. This is the only thing that’s real -To fight for my own life and nothing else. I’ve never felt more complete; I guess you can say i finally arrived.
—  Fuehrer Bradley (FMA Brotherhood)

“When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. Now, in the twilight of my life, misunderstanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time, once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward.” - Ezio Auditore da Firenze