I got the idea of this topic after laughing and crying so hard in the Honorverse favorite one-liners topic, and immediately after post-visited by RFC. Only RFC can consistently prompt his subjects to consider topics like The Gulf War and Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf.
We all identify with famous one-liners from our beloved movies.
"Make my day."
"Well are you gonna pull them pistols or whistle dixie?"
"Dying ain't much of a living boy."
"There's nothing like a good piece of hickory."
And of course Arnold Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back."
We all love our one-liners as they lend strength to the character and raise the medium to immortal status. Personally they strike an emotional chord throughout my body and my eyes grow teary, burning from excitement.
The Honorverse has many such one-liner-like moments. Yet so does many other non-Honorverse sources. I am interested in what these moments are for all of you, from any non-Honorverse source. Perhaps I missed a tear. So I ask you to share your most favorite and dearest one-liners from anywhere. Has to be one line, or as near as possible.
Some one-liner-like moments cover the depth and breadth of entire paragraphs.
Fine. Wield the quill genteel.
Of course it is ok to ad lib. Please don't forget to include where one-liner originates, for benefit of us that may have missed it. We'll supply our own tissue. Here is one of my favorites, spoken by General Norman Schwarzkopf to a group of reporters...
"As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that."
raise the curtain .........................