We can learn a lot from fantasy and sci-fi. Sometimes we need to hear a truth come from the mouth of the Other, or to see our situations mirrored in a fantasy world. So here are ten of my favorite quotes about life from fantasy and sci-fi books, TV shows, and movies.
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. –The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. – The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz
Words are, in my not-so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Equality is the nullifier of individuality… Equality is the despot destroyer of self-worth. In a world of sameness, there can be no heroes. – The Watcher, “Earth X #3,” Marvel Comics
Who’s the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him? – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – Gimli, The Fellowship of the Ring
‘Impossible’ is a word that humans use far too often. – Seven of Nine, “Hope and Fear,” Star Trek: Voyager
You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are. – Aslan, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
We all have a destiny. Sometimes we do not see it, because we have been taught to believe that we are not important. – Delenn, “Comes the Inquisitor,” Babylon 5
Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. … I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. – Puddleglum, The Silver Chair
What is one of your favorite sci-fi or fantasy quotes about real life? Please share!
6 thoughts on “10 Quotes from Science-Fiction and Fantasy”
Hmm… I really like the quote “Not all those who wander are lost.” by J. R. R. Tolkien.
That is indeed a classic. 🙂 There are so many good Tolkien quotes that I might have to devote a future blog post to my 10 ten favorite Lord of the Rings quotes!
“… if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn’t always do it in the way you expect.” – G’Kar
Excellent quote. 🙂 I’m thinking about doing a top 10 quotes of Babylon 5 post. Actually, maybe I should just do a Top 10 Quotes of G’Kar post. 😛
Ah, Puddleglum! He cheers me up!
He’s such a bouncy and bubbly Marshwiggle! 🙂