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Fictional characters always say the best things.

It's always perfect and spot on, but in real life we normally say things wrong and messy.

Maybe that's why so much great dialogue resonates...

Redditor AmOdd asked:

"What did a fictional character say that stuck with you?"

"The love Molly. You take it with you." - Sam Wheat/Patrick Swayze (Ghost)

I still weep.


"Many of the truths we cling to depend largely on your point of view. - Ben Kenobi"


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"'We accept the love we think we deserve.'"

“'I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.'”

"(Perks of Being a Wallflower, I Don't Know if i'm a cliche)"


steeped in blood...

"A boy who idealizes war is perplexed why a war hero wants to retire to become a farmer. He asks the wise warrior why he seems to despise war and this is his response:"

"There is more honor in a field well plowed than one steeped in blood."


"Lloyd Alexander the Black Cauldron. Read it in elementary school and that has always stuck with me. Good thing too, because the indoctrination and glorification of the military is very strong in my country and starts at an early age."



"When Vimes says about his alcoholism, 'One is too many, two's not enough.' That's when I knew that cutting down wouldn't work, I would have to completely stop. Been sober nearly five years now."


"I always tell people 'Drinking-wise, you are like a car; you have an accelerator and a brake. You can start and stop or go fast or slow. I'm the space shuttle; I can only light the rocket or not light the rocket, that's it, those are the choices I have."'

"I haven't lit the rocket in a decade."



“'I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me.' -Joshua Graham, Fallout New Vegas"


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Great words from great characters will haunt you forever.


"'It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.' - Jean-Luc Picard"


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'tomorrow never comes'

"Tomorrow's the day you'll pay the bills! Tomorrow's the day you'll grow up and start acting responsible. But tomorrow never comes for you, because it's always so conveniently a day away.' Suzie, Hey Arnold. Had to copy and paste because I forgot the original quote verbatim but the 'tomorrow never comes' part always stuck with me despite me being a massive procrastinator."



"'The hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end they just have to have faith. Ain't that a *itch? - Epsilon from red vs blue.'"



"'Be loyal to what matters.' - Arthur Morgan"


"Roger Clark killed that role. It’s not often that a video game voice actor gives a genuinely Oscar-worthy performance."

"I remember thinking before the game was launched 'Huh, this guy seems like a total *ick, there’s no way R* can make him a more likable character than Marston'; now that I’ve had a few months to stew on it I honestly think he may be my favorite video game character of all time, probably top 5 protagonists in all fiction."



"'Some people will always need help. That doesn't mean they're not worth helping.' -Meera Reed from Game of Thrones"


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I do love good dialogue. It's the key to everything.