"Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight."
"Do thou thy worst; wit thou well I shall defy thee."
"Fairy tales don't teach children that monsters exist. Children already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales teach children that monsters can be killed."
"A revolution is not made of human breath and compromises."
"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers.... Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?"
"It matters not what you fight but what you fight for."
"It is doubtful whether men who would not be ready to fight for a high principle would be good for anything at all."
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
"Seeking a quarrel with me! Seeking a fight with me! By God! there was never a man who had to seek long."