A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.

— Batman, The Dark Knight Rises

Marriage requires maturity. Marriage requires two people that will listen, really listen to each other. Marriage most of all requires compromise.

— Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights (2006)

I won’t barter Barton! Not until I make him kill you. Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear. And then he’ll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams I’ll split his skull! This is my bargain, you mewling quim!

— Loki (The Avengers, 2012)

Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Drakoff’s daughter? Sao Paulo? The hospital file? Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping, it’s gushing red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything? This is the basest sentimentality. This is a child at prayer. Pathetic! You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code, something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away.

— Loki (The Avengers, 2012)

The Fire Rises Chronicle

“When a forest grows too wild a purging fire is inevitable and natural.”

Batman Begins

“That bandit, in the forest in Burma, did you catch him?”  

- “Yes.”

“How?”

- “We burned the forest down.”

The Dark Knight

“Have we started the fire?”  

- “The fire rises!”

The Dark Knight Rises


The job’s done and the bitch is dead.

— James Bond, Casino Royale (2006)

I’m sorry I’m not sorry.

— James Bond, Casino Royale (2006)

Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.

— M, Casino Royale (2006)