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Is there truly life before death?
Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Janson: They have tags for us all now, and I'm the darling one. Tycho is 'the doleful one.'

Celchu: I'm not sad.

Janson: No, but you look sad. Makes the ladies of Cartann's court want to comfort you. They're so sad about wanting to comfort you that you could comfort them.

Hobbie: And Tycho the only one of us with a successful relationship with a woman. Missed opportunities, Tycho.
"Played with Kaylee. The sun came out, and...I walked on my feet, and...heard with my ears. I ate the bits. The bits did stay down. And I work. I...function like I'm a girl. I hate it because I know it'll go away! The sun...goes dark, and chaos is come again. Bits...fluids! What am I?!"
River Tam, Firefly, "War Stories."
"I'm an ego-half-empty kind of girl."
Codex, The Guild
"Happy....I can't be happy."
"Hey, having an unfortunate past might score me some Moe points!"
Genma, Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini
"This is as close as Harry Kim will ever get to knowing what joy is: an odd sensation of not being completely miserable. 'Happiness? Yes, that's the feeling you have when someone stops beating you long enough to catch your breath, right?'"
SF Debris's review of Star Trek: Voyager: The Disease
"There's something about him. I just want to hold him close and whisper, "Everything will be alright."
Kelly Chambers, on Garrus Vakarian, Mass Effect 2
"There are few things more fetching than a bruised ego on a beautiful lady."
Stuntman Mike, Death Proof
"She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, 'twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd that heaven had made her such a man... ...She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them."
"Not since Quasimodo strolled the streets of medieval Paris have so many people uttered the phrase "that poor man"."
"How do you prove that you exist? Maybe we don't exist..."
Vivi Orunitia, Final Fantasy IX

A bullet had found him

His blood ran as he cried

No money could save him

So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Emerson Lake and Palmer, "Lucky Man"
"But the damage makes you want to take care of her. She's an injured bird and you just want to be her sexy veterinarian."
Brett Ehrlich on Zooey Deschanel, The Rotten Tomatoes Show
I guess I only wanted you, you know, to like me or something. And now, well, I feel so completely stupid...I almost wish I never moved here in the first place.
Doug Funnie, Doug
We love the idea of someone who is good and yet gets shat on all their lives, but will get what they deserve, regardless of the fact that they don't actively pursue it.

You've got sucker's luck.

Have you given up?

Does it feel like a trial?

Does it trouble your mind

The way you trouble mine?
The National, "Exile Vilify"
"I spent yeeeears inside Kainé's body. Tormenting her from within. I felt her pain, her emotions, as if they were my own. And there was so much pain..."
Tyrann, Nie R


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