“To the edge of the universe and back. Endure and survive.”

From: The Last of Us

Genre: Video Games

Who said it?: Ellie

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the critically acclaimed Sony PlayStation exclusive game, The Last of Us. Developed by Naughty Dog, the game follows Joel and Ellie as they traverse a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a mutant disease. Not only do they have to contend with monsters and the elements, they also have to deal with other human beings.

The quote comes some time in the middle of the game. Both Joel (played by Troy Baker) and Ellie (played by Ashley Johnson) have just gotten out of a huge battle against some human pillagers. Ellie recalls a quote from one of the characters from a comic she’s reading and tells Joel about it.

Geek wisdom: Life can be hard sometimes and it can feel overwhelming at times. These are the days when you have to grit your teeth and power through it. It’s either that or just giving up.

“I love mankind… It’s people I can’t stand!”

From: Peanuts

Genre: Comics

Who said it?: Linus Van Pelt

The story behind the quote: The quote comes the very popular Peanuts comic strip. Created by Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts featured a huge cast of characters, including the born loser Charlie Brown, the enigmatic beagle named Snoopy, the Beethoven loving Schroeder, the ever crabby Lucy Van Pelt and her brother, the security blanket carrying Linus. The last two just so happen to be the topic of today.

The quote comes from a storyline wherein Linus proclaims he wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Lucy then scoffs at the idea because she believes her brother doesn’t love mankind. This is when Linus gives the quote as a retort.

I love Mankind

Geek wisdom: The idea of people and humanity as a whole is very idyllic and we want to believe we all will do things for the greater good. Unfortunately, there will always be people who will be selfish and only care for themselves. It’s easy to love humanity as a whole but there are always going to be individuals you can’t help but dislike.

“Asgard is not a place. Never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand.”

From: Thor: Ragnarok

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Odin

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote come from the third Thor film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film follows Thor as he has to escape the planet of Sakaar in order to return home to Asgard, which is about to be taken over and ruled over by Hela, the Goddess of Death.

The quote comes close to the climax of the movie. Near death, Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) has a vision of his father, Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins). Thor feels powerless as Hela destroyed his hammer and Hela has already taken over Asgard. This is when Odin delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: Home isn’t necessary the place you live in or the place you lay your head to sleep. Home is wherever you make it to be. Home is where your family is, no matter where you are.

“Mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

From: Inception

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Eames

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the Christopher Nolan sci-fi action/heist film, Inception. The film has a group of people who invade a person’s dream to extract secrets. However, in this case, the team was hired to implant a thought into their target.

The quote comes in the middle of the film. The team is attacked by the target’s subconscious and the group is pinned down. They attempt to fight back with guns they can, as they are in a dream world, conjure from out of their imaginations. During the battle, Eames (played by Tom Hardy) pulls out a grenade launcher and delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: Don’t limit your imagination and always dream as big as possible.

“Rats are the lowliest and most despised of all creatures, my love. If they have a purpose, so do we.

From: The Suicide Squad (2021)

Genre: Movies, Comics

Who said it?: Ratcatcher 1

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the live-action DC comic book movie, The Suicide Squad. This is not to be confused with the film that was released in 2016. Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad serves both as a sequel and a reboot of the franchise, which sees various supervillains from DC comics recruited to serve on black ops missions for the US government.

The quote comes near the very end of the film. Overwhelmed by Starro the Conqueror’s zombie-like soldiers, Ratcatcher 2 (played by Daniela Melchior) uses her ability and summons all the city’s rats to attack the alien creature. As she does this, she remembers when she was young and asking her father, Ratcatcher 1 (played by Taika Waititi), as to why he chose to control rats. This is when he gives the quote.

Geek wisdom: Every thing in the world and in the universe has its purpose. Even the tiniest thing you might think as useless still has its uses. This is especially true for people.

“We all go a little mad sometimes.”

From: Psycho

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Norman Bates

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the classic psychological thriller, Psycho. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film is basically a woman who embezzled a lot of money and, while on the run, encounters a shy loner named Norman Bates who runs the motel she’s staying in while on the run.

The quote comes early in the film. Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) overhears Norman Bates (played by Anthony Perkins) arguing with his mother. Marion comments that it might be best to put Norman’s mother “someplace” and this upsets the motel proprietor. He claims that his mother needs him and, while he hates the idea, he too has thought of sending his mother to an institution. He further claims that his mother does act out at times, which is when he delivers the quote.

Geek Wisdom: We all do crazy things. Sometimes, it can be for a moment and sometimes even longer than that. The thing is, it has to be for a short while. It’s okay to lose control at times but you should be able to realize when you’ve gone too far and, maybe, even think twice before doing something during that moment.

“But you have heard of me.”

From: Pirates of the Caribbean (specifically, The Curse of the Black Pearl)

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Jack Sparrow

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. The movie is based on the theme park ride found in the various Disney theme parks all around the world. The first Pirates of the Caribbean was a huge success and launched an entire film franchise. The series generally follows the adventures of the rogue and eccentric Jack Sparrow.

The quote comes early in the film, The Curse of the Black Pearl. Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) is captured by the city guards as he is a known pirate. The leader of the guards search Sparrow and comments on how rubbish his equipment is and how basically he is the worst pirate he’s ever heard of. This is when Jack Sparrow delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: It’s best to look at the bright side of things. Even though he’s told he’s not a good pirate, the mere fact that Jack Sparrow is still well known means that he’s doing something right from his point of view.

“Any alien can inject someone with his space juice and be a father. But it takes a real man to be a dad.”

From: King of the Hill

Genre: Cartoons, Television

Who said it?: Hank Hill

The story behind the quote: Once again, I have to show thanks to DJ Miller as he managed to find another wonderful quote for the site. We really appreciate the assistance.

The quote comes from the Fox animated sitcom King of the Hill. The show generally follows the Hill family, particularly the Hill patriarch, Hank Hill, as well as his friends and next door neighbors, as they deal with the someone exaggerated eccentricities of mundane, everyday life of midwestern America.

The quote comes from the 14th episode of the 6th season. Entitled “Of Mice and Little Green Men,” Hank Hill (voiced the series creator Mike Judge) is in the Marfa desert with his friend, Dale. Dale’s son, Joseph, because of a misunderstanding, believe he’s the offspring of aliens and he along with Hank’s son goes to Marfa as it’s been the location of UFO sightings. Dale is worried he’ll be eaten by aliens when Joseph’s “alien” father comes to get him. Hank immediately shuts him down and gives him various times Dale was there for his son. This is when Hank delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: A real father isn’t just there for the conception. A real father is there for there kids, no matter what. It takes a real man to step up and actually care for a child.

“Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the gun.”

From: Army of Darkness

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Ash Williams

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote come from the comedy horror film, Army of Darkness. It is the third film in the Evil Dead film series, all of which were directed by Sam Raimi. In this movie, Ash Williams, the series protagonist, is sent to medieval times and he attempts to find a way back to his own time.

The quote comes early in the film. After a mysterious forces tosses Ash Williams (played by Bruce Campbell) into a mirror, the shards reform into Evil Ash (also played by Bruce Campbell). Evil Ash taunts the original Ash and punches him several times. Tired of the abuse, original Ash takes out his rifle and shoots his evil doppelganger in the face and delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: Tools are just that: tools. It’s how these tools are used and  who uses them that’s more important. Everything can be used for good or bad but it matters who uses them and for what reason.

“Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get.”

From: Forrest Gump

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Forrest Gump

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote, once again, comes from DJ Miller. We thank you for your submission again.

The quote from the very quotable film from 1994 film, Forrest Gump. Based on the book of the same name, Forrest Gump is a person of low IQ but, despite his apparent handicap, he proceeds to go on different new adventures and meet people who would go on to make history, making his life one of the most fulfilling ones ever.

The quote comes from the very first scene of the film. While waiting for a bus, Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) offers a piece of chocolate from a box. He then remembers one of his mother’s sayings, which just so happens to be the quote in question.

Fun Fact: Most people think the quote goes “Life is like a box of chocolates” but he actually says “was” at this point. Forrest’s mother (played by Sally Field) does say a version of the quote but she says, “Life is a box of chocolates” without the word “like” in it.

I guess people misremember the quote because the way we remember it is grammatically correct.

Geek wisdom: Life is full of surprises and you never really know what will happen next. Sometimes good things will happen. Sometimes bad things will happen. But that’s just how life goes.