About choices

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 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003), Remedy Entertainment, Ltd.

About reason

... man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979), Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

About consequences

Has anything you've done made your life better?

American History X (1998), David McKenna (1968) et al.

About possessions

The things you own end up owning you.

Fight Club (1999), Jim Uhls (1957) et al.

About men

Yuri Orlov: Beware of the Dog? You don't have a dog. Are you trying to scare people?
Vitaly Orlov: No, it's to scare me. Remind me to be aware of the dog in me. The dog that wants to fuck everything that moves, wants to fight and kill weaker dogs.

Lord of War (2005), Andrew Niccol (1964)

About purpose

... und es is nix mehr uebrig blieb'n, wos noch zu mocha gibt, ja ihrer g'hoert de Zeit.

241255 (2000), Hans Soellner (1955)

About history

Ich habe das Meer gepfluegt. Jesus Christus, Don Quijote und ich, die drei groeszten Dummkoepfe der Geschichte!

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830)

About faith

I don't believe in nothing - I feel like they ought to burn down the world - just let it burn down baby.

London (1967), King Mob

About self pity

I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

Pansies (1929), David Herbert Lawrence (1885 - 1930)