26 Lines By Fictional Characters That Stuck With People

Recently a Reddit thread asked users, “What did a fictional character say that stuck with you?”

The thread got a ton of comments as people shared their favorite memorable quotes. Here are the best responses:


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Winnie the Pooh, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

Suggested by jeffala


“It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day  —  that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.”

Jogging Baboon, BoJack Horseman

Suggested by Treehugger1996


“You can handle anything for ten seconds.”

Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Suggested by PokerJoker13

Warner Bros.


“Oh yes, the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”

Rafiki, The Lion King

Suggested by MustLoveDisneyMovies


“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

Bill Anderson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Suggested by javier1zq

Summit Entertainment


“Losing people is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you stop letting them in.”

Batman, The Lego Movie

Suggested by ImBigThan0s


“An old friend once told me something that gave me great comfort — something he had read. He said that Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died. They simply became music.”

Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld

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“One day, you’re gonna look around and you’re going to realize that everybody loves you, but nobody likes you. And that is the loneliest feeling in the world.”

BoJack Horseman, BoJack Horseman

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“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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“Some people will always need help. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth helping.”

Meera Reed, Game of Thrones

Suggested by Nachodoo


“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”

Andy Bernard, The Office

Suggested by BloodyLeftNostril


“Sucking at something is the first step at being sorta good at something.”

Jake the Dog, Adventure Time

Suggested by Validare

Cartoon Network


“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”

Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings

Suggested by SSJGodFloridaMan


“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”

God, Futurama

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“Confidence… it’s the food of the wise man, but the liquor of the fool.”

Vikram, The Office

Suggested by Thunderstruck8266


“Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.”

Vikram, The Office

Suggested by Iksbrown



“Not everything is a lesson. Sometimes, you just fail.”

Dwight Schrute, The Office

Suggested by TheOrfo


“I don’t know how many years I got left on this earth, so I’m gonna get real weird with it.”

Frank Reynolds, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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“It is important to draw wisdom from different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.”

Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Suggested by AmOdd


“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.”

Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

Suggested by Bellethiel_the_elf


“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s a little broken but still good.”

Stitch, Lilo and Stitch

Suggested by JunkoAdoresMonsters


“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness; that is life.”

Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek

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“It’s real life, and in real life, you can’t always win.”

Gerald, Hey Arnold!

Suggested by Bellethiel_the_elf



“The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.”

G-Man, Half-Life 2

Suggested by Xerexquii


“A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

Niki Lauda, Rush

Suggested by DiligentShopping

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

What lines by fictional characters have stuck with you over time? Let us know in the comments.