50 Powerful Lines From Fictional Characters That Will Speak To Soft Hearts

50 Powerful Lines From Fictional Characters That Will Speak To Soft Hearts

Ask Reddit is sharing the strong, impactful quotes that have stuck with them from books, movies, television, and video games.

1. “There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask why me? and what if? When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn’t be you, it would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.” – Max Payne in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

2. “You can’t keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once and move on.” -Homer Simpson

3. “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.

4. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.” – Jean-Luc Picard

5. “You can handle anything for ten seconds.” – Kimmy Schmidt

6. “Sucking at something is the first step being sorta good at something.” – Jake the dog

7. “Everyone always has a story they tell themselves to justify bad decisions. It never matters. You are always alone in your actions.” – Hawke from Dragon Age 2

8. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” -Jack Sparrow

9. “There’s no geographical solution to a spiritual problem.” – Tony Soprano replying to someone who wanted to get away from it all.

10. “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” -Rocky Balboa

11. “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice of what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

12. “Sometimes, dead is better.” It’s a quote from Pet Sematary, and it helps a lot with dealing with death (for some people).

13. “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” –William Wallace

14. “I’d trade it all for a little more.” -C.M. Burns

15. 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.

16. There are two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.” -Yuri Orlov, Lord of war

17. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.” – God on Futurama

18. “Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” – Cookie Monster

19. “Just because you shot Jesse James doesn’t make you Jesse James.” – Breaking Bad

20. “People get built different. We don’t need to figure it out, we just need to respect it.” – Princess Bubblegum

21.Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry. But why on earth should that mean it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore

22. “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” -Charlie, Perks of Being a Wallflower

23. “Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.” — Tyrion Lannister

24. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” – Malcolm Merlyn

25. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

26. “He may have been your father, boy. But he wasn’t your daddy.”- Yondu Udonta, GotG2

27. “Knowledge, like air is vital to life. No one should be denied it.”- V for Vendetta

28. “Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Muad’Dib

29. What is the most important step a man can take? Always the next step.” -Dalinar Kholin

30. Not everything is a lesson. Sometimes, you just fail.” – Dwight K. Schrute

31. I expect nothing and I’m still let down.” – Dewey

32. “If you want to know what a man’s like, judge him on the way he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” —Sirius Black

33. “Everyday it gets a little easier. You just have to do it everyday, that’s the hard part, but it does get easier.” Running the hill monkey, Bojack Horseman

34. “Confidence, it’s the food of the wise man but the liquor of the fool.” -Vikram, The Office

35. “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” – Benjamin Mee, We Bought A Zoo

36. “Losing people is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you stop letting them in.” – Lego Batman

37. “The past can hurt, but the way I see it you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King.

38. “I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Joshua Graham, Fallout New Vegas

39. “People, like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like to think that the Bane entering cottages at daybreak is more monstrous than they are. They feel better then. They find it easier to live.” – Geralt Of Riva, The Last Wish

40. “Be loyal to what matters.” – Arthur Morgan

41. “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it!” – Agent K, Men In Black

42. “This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s a little broken but still good. Yeah, still good.” – Stitch

43. “Personal isn’t the same as important.” – Terry Pratchett

44. “I don’t know how many years I got left on this earth so I’m gonna get real weird with it.” – Frank Reynolds

45. “Better to serve a good man than to rule with an evil one” – Merlin

46. Bran thought about it. “Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?”

“That is the only time a man can be brave,” his father told him.

47. “It’s real life, and in real life, you can’t always win.” -Gerald, Hey Arnold

48. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie-the-Pooh (AA Milne)

49. “And someday you’re going to look around, and realize that everybody loves you, but nobody likes you. And that is the loneliest feeling in the world.” – Bojack Horseman

50. “Some people will always need help. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth helping.” -Meera Reed, Game of Thrones Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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