Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sci-Fi Quotes I

You may have noticed a few minor modifications to Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic.

One new addition to keep things fresh is a Sci-Fi Quote Of The Week or pop culture quote of the week.

Just coming up with a new quote once a week since I began this idea is challenging enough given I make every effort to post it on Mondays.

My hope is to collect them all periodically into one Sci-Fi Quote post. It's a chance to offer a little coverage to a variety of science fiction outlets or other television series that might not receive the more robust coverage of a full-length review. It will also highlight and honor the writing of many of these genre efforts.

Not to mention some of these little nuggets of wisdom offer a little food for thought and reflection in our lives. Who couldn't use that once in awhile?

Here is every quote since the concept was applied beginning in the fall of 2015 until the new year. "See you space cowboy."

"My grandmother used to say that life is a great wheel.
Sometimes it grinds you down to the mud, and other times it lifts you up into the light.
...You just gotta wait for the wheel."
-John Crichton- Farscape, S3, Ep4, Self-Inflicted Wounds (Part 2): Wait For The Wheel-

"Before the beginning, after the great war between Heaven and Hell, God created the Earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty ape he called Man.
And to each generation was born a creature of light and a creature of darkness.
And great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between good and evil.
There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty.
And so it was until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity, and forever man traded away wonder for reason."
-Samson, Carnivale, S1, Pilot, Milfay-
"We all have our darker side.
We need it; it's half of what we are.
It's not really ugly. It's human."
-Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Star Trek: The Original Series, S1, Ep5, The Enemy Within-
"If there's a wall in our way, then we smash it down!
If there isn't a path then we carve one ourselves!"
-Simon, Gurren Lagann-
"Pain is a gift.
Without the capacity for pain, we can't feel the hurt we inflict."
-The Doctor, Doctor Who, S8, Ep12, Death In Heaven-

"I've see things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in tears in rain...time to die." -Roy Batty, Blade Runner-
"Dear God, please give us ... your mercy.
Mercy---for we are lost.
Forgive the irresponsible...."
-Shiro, Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise-
"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
-Eddard Stark, Game Of Thrones, S1-
"Danger, Will Robinson!"
-Robot, Lost In Space, S3, Ep11, Deadliest Of The Species (The phrase is uttered just once precisely as noted throughout the series in this episode.)-
"Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking to keep on living."
-Misato Katsuragi, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ep2, The Beast-
"Do you believe in the existence of extra-terrestrials?"
-Fox Mulder, The X-Files, Pilot-
"Am I a good man?"
-Doctor Who, Doctor Who, Series 8, Episode 2, Into The Dalek-
"I think you try to be."
"Listen and understand.
The machine is out there.
It can't be bargained with.
It can't be reasoned with.
It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear.
And it absolutely will not stop, ever..."
-Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season One, Episode 6, Dungeons And Dragons (riffing on James Cameron's The Terminator)-
"If you only knew the power of the dark side."
-Darth Vader, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back-
"Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering."
-Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back-
"Nobody's ready to feel better.
Ready to fuckin' explode."
-Kevin Garvey, Jr., The Leftovers-
"While I believe that change can be good, I do think people too often underestimate the value of things that never change."
-Longmire, S2, Ep10, Election Day-


Francisco Gonzalez said...

Roy Batty's last words will forever remain as one of the best quotes ever spoken on any sci-fi film ever. Period!

Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

I couldn't agree more. In all sincerity it is one of my all-time favorite soliloquies in a film. It's beautiful. Film poetry at its finest.
The best indeed. Period!