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30 Solid Snake Quotes That All Metal Gear Fans Will Love

List of quotes from the series are entertaining.

'Metal Gear Solid' is a game created by Hideo Kojima.

The first game was a hit when it was released in 1987. The video game has seen huge sales worldwide with its intricate storyline and an arsenal of interesting characters.

But, few characters in the video game world are as cool as Solid Snake, the protagonist of the metal gear series. The man is surrounded by mystery, with his cold and quiet nature only adding to it. Snake has stamped his place in the history of gaming as one of the best characters ever.

The game was critically acclaimed as the best game to come out in the late '80s. It is seen as the pioneer of stealth and cinematic based video games that are popular even today. The massive success of the first game resulted in eight more games in the series being released to date and another eight spin-off games.

For more related content take a look at ['Metal Gear Solid' quotes] and [inspirational video game quotes].

'Metal Gear Solid' Snake Quotes

Find the best quotes from the first installment of the well-renowned series. You will also find funny Solid Snake quotes here.

1. “It’s easy to forget what a sin is in the middle of a battlefield.”

— Solid Snake, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

2. “A strong man doesn’t need to read the future. He makes his own.”

— Solid Snake, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

3. “Unfortunately, killing is one of those things that gets easier the more you do it.”

— Solid Snake, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

4. “Solid Snake: There are no heroes in war. The only heroes I know are either dead or in prison. One or the other.

Meryl Silverburgh: But Snake, you're a hero, aren't you?

Solid Snake: I’m just a man who’s good at what he does: Killing.”

— ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

5. “There’s no happiness to be found in death... No peace either. I’m leaving here alive.”

— Solid Snake, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

6. “Otacon: Snake... Do you think love can bloom, even on a battlefield?

Snake: Yeah, I do. I believe at any time, any place, people can fall in love with each other. But... if you love someone, you have to be able to protect them.”

— ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

7. “If you ask me, there’s no happiness to be found in death... no peace either. I’m leaving here alive.”

— Solid Snake, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

8. “Meryl Silverburgh: So... tell me Snake, what’s your name? Your real name?

Solid Snake: A name means nothing on the battlefield.

Meryl Silverburgh: How old are you?

Solid Snake: Old enough to know what death looks like.”

— 'Metal Gear Solid'.

Best Quotes By Solid Snake From 'MGS 2: Sons of Liberty'

Solid snake quotes are amazing.

Great sayings coming from Solid Snake from 'Metal Gear Solid 2' talking about life and his perception of the world around him.

9. “Solid Snake: We don’t use guns to take people down, and we’re not here to help some politician either.

Raiden: What are you and Otacon fighting for?

Solid Snake: A future.”

- 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

10. “We need to pass the torch, and let our children read our messy and sad history by its light.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

11. “Find someone to believe in, and find it for yourself. When you do, pass it on to the future.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

12. “It’s not whether you were right or wrong, but how much faith you were willing to have - that decides the future.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

13. “Building the future, and keeping the past alive - are one and the same thing.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

14. “Liquid Snake: So the Snake's finally come out of his hole? Are you ready now... my brother?

Solid Snake: Why are you calling me brother? Who the hell are you?

Liquid Snake: I'm you. I'm your shadow.”

- 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

15. “We can tell other people about having faith. What we had faith in. What we found important enough to fight for. It’s not whether you were right or wrong, but how much faith you were willing to have, that decides the future.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

16. “Raiden: People will remember only the good part, the right part about what you did.

Solid Snake: There’s nothing right part in murder, not ever.”

- 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

17. “The human race will probably come to an end sometime, and new species may rule over this planet. Earth may not be forever, but we still have the responsibility to leave what traces of life we can. Building the future and keeping the past alive are one and the same thing.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

18. “We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing I was good at, but at least I fought for what I believe in.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

19. “There’s no such thing in the world as absolute reality. Most of what they call real is actually fiction. What you think you see is only as real as your brain tells you it is.”

— Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

Great Quotes By Solid Snake From 'MGS 4: Guns Of The Patriots'

Best quotes from the fourth instalment of the famous Metal Gear series.

20. “War has changed. Our time has ended. Our war is over. But there’s one more thing I must do... the last punishment I must endure. Erase my genes... wipe this meme from the face of the Earth. This... is my final mission.”

— Old Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots'.

21. “I’m a shadow, that no light will shine on. As long as you follow me, you will never see the day.”

— Old Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots'.

22.  “What little time I have left will be spent living… as a beast. A shadow of the inside… of the old age.”

— Old Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots'.

23. “Well, I’m Gonna Be Spewing Out Poison Soon Enough Anyway. What's One More Smoke Gonna Hurt?”

— Old Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots'.

24. “Raiden: It was never going to work out for me. It even rained the day I was born.

Solid Snake: You’ve got it all wrong. You were the lightning in that rain. You can still shine through the darkness.”

— 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots'.

Quotes From Other Characters

Great sayings from side characters from the series are inspiring.

Great sayings from some of the best side characters like Big Boss and Raiden.

25. “You’re not a snake and I’m not an ocelot. We’re men, with names.”

— Revolver Ocelot, ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.’

26. “The foibles of politics and the march of time can turn friends into enemies just as easily as the wind changes. Ridiculous, isn’t it?”

— The Boss, ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.’

27. “Real heroes are never as polished as the legends that surround them.”

— Big Boss, ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker’.

28. “In his eyes, the greatest symbiotic parasite the world’s ever known isn’t microbial. It’s linguistic. Words are what keeps civilization, our world, alive. Free the world, not by taking men’s lives but by taking their tongues.”

— Revolver Ocelot, ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’

29. “To do the right thing, you sometimes have to leave the things you care about behind.”

—Big Boss, ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker’.

30. “This is the first time I’ve used my powers to help someone. It’s strange… It feels kind of … nice…”

— Psycho Mantis, ‘Metal Gear Solid’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for solid snake quotes then why not take a look at 'The Last Jedi' quotes, and ['Overwatch' quotes].

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