We usually have a perception that inspirational and powerful quotes are quoted by famous figures, poets or philosophers only. Some sayings or quotes leave an impression in our mind and hit us deeply or some leave us pondering. You will be surprised to know some of these powerful words have really unexpected origins. From impressive quotes taken from video games to wise words shared on Twitter threads, these powerful words shared will leave you amazed. Read some of these gold words hidden on the Internet and found by the enthusiasts in search of impressive words and quotes.
1. "Too many people have opinions on things they know nothing about..."
This particular quote about opinions comes from a video game titled Fallout: New Vegasthat is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Thomas Hildern is an NPC in the game who utters this phrase that definitely gives food for thought.
2. "Violence for violence is the rule of beasts"
from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Uttered by a dragon named Paarthurnax, the phrase refers to the character's history as he is said to have committed and witnessed unspeakable atrocities against mankind yet retreated to a peaceful and secluded life atop the highest mountain.
3. "What is better – to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"
Taken from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Uttered by a dragon named Paarthurnax, the phrase refers to the character's history as he is said to have committed and witnessed unspeakable atrocities against mankind yet retreated to a peaceful and secluded life atop the highest mountain.
4. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”
This particular phrase (which has been used on plenty of photo captions and inspirational edits) was uttered by Joshua Graham, a Mormon missionary and legate who is also known as "The Burned Man". After suffering a crushing defeat, Joshua was set on fire and thrown into the Grand Canyon by his superior, yet he managed to survive the ordeal.
5. "It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are"
Pokemon is supposed to be for kids, right? With their colorful creatures and wild fantasy, hearing such inspirational words Mewtwo's mouth is definitely surprising. Mewtwo is a pokemon created by science that has endured horrific experiments which left it vicious and extremely powerful.
6. “I am a monument to all your sins”
Once again, a quote from a video. This time, it's from a military science fiction first-person shooter Halo. The quote comes from Gravemind, penultimate stage in the life cycle of the Flood ("a species of highly virulent parasitic organisms that can reproduce and grow by consuming sentient life forms of sufficient biomass and cognitive capability").
7. “If the world chooses to become my enemy, I will fight like I always have”
There are video games, there are cartoons for kids, and then there are video games that have cartoons for kids. The Sonic franchise is definitely beloved by nostalgic adults and kids alike, yet no one plays the Hedgehog games for substance and meaning. That, however, doesn't mean that you can't find any and one Tumblr user found quite a lovely gem in what they described as "widely considered one of if not the single worst game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise". Even in trash, you can find treasure, right?
8. "...then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized"
This powerful quote comes from The Ultimate Warrior, an American professional wrestler who was best known for his time with WWE. These inspirational words about death and memory were part of his final speech to WWE fans during “Monday Night Raw”, two nights after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the age of 54. The quote gains a much more chilling and eerie meaning considering that the former wrestler died just one day after giving the speech.
9. "You cannot kill me in a way that Matters","Decay Exists As An Extant Form Of Life"
This is, perhaps, one of the most bizarre sources on this list, a Tumblr post that definitely begs for more context, which is, unfortunately, non-existent. Even if the source is strange, the words offered by this text definitely have some depth to them. Between mushrooms, the meaning of life and decay, some phrases truly stand out. "You cannot kill me in a way that matters" as well as "decay exists as an extant form of life" definitely sound like something either out of Shakespeare's text or a sci-fi novel, don't they?
10. "Will you fight? or will you perish like a dog?"
This long, long and confusing yet thought-provoking text comes from, perhaps, the weirdest source. A meme. Better than that, a meme with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Someone (probably an undercover genius) decided to slap this truly profound text on a bit from comics that spread widely over the internet, resulting not only in endless discussions but also many reiterations of the original meme. Turns out, memes have a much broader meaning than just funny images with relatable text.