101+ Video Game Quotes That Are In A World Of Their Own

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 07, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Video games have come far from being just a fun time to spend.

Popular games and game franchises like 'Max Payne', 'Assassin's Creed', 'Far Cry', 'Bioshock' has dived into human philosophy and politics. Games like 'Half Life' and 'Half Life 2' have helped drive forward the video game industry and story-driven games by leaps and bounds.

If you are looking for great video game quotes, then we have the right mix. Our lists of quotes present a diverse range of video game quotes for you!  You may also like [gaming quotes] and [inspirational video game quotes].

Famous Quotes From The 'Max Payne' Series

If you are looking for noir-based video games, 'Max Payne' is a great stylized game with an amazing narrative to keep you hooked.

1."You'd have to be a first-degree fool to fall for a woman who returns from the dead only to put a gun to your face."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 2'.

2. "I don't know about angels, but it's fear that gives men wings."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne'.

3. "In a nightmare, every choice you make is a wrong one. I would wake up at night, afraid that day was a dream I'd forget."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 2'.

4. "All this time we got the fable of Sleeping Beauty wrong. The prince didn't kiss her to wake her up. No one who slept for a hundred years is likely to wake up. It was the other way round. He kisses her to wake himself up from the nightmare that has brought him there."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 2'.

5. "Snow was falling like ashes from post-apocalyptic skies, but that was outside. Things would soon get hot in the Don's restaurant."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne'.

6. "It wasn't about how smart or how good you were. It was chaos and luck, and anyone who thought different was a fool."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne'.

7. "This kind of place made me want to puke. I needed a real drink to cope with the electronic music and robotic people."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 3'.

8. "The way I see it there's two types of people, those who spend their lives trying to build a future and those who spend their lives trying to rebuild the past."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 3'.

9. "When the darkness fell, New York City became something else, any old Sinatra song notwithstanding. Bad things happened in the night, on the streets of that other city. Noir York City."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne'.

10. "There are things in life you cannot choose: how you feel."

- Max Payne, 'Max Payne 2'.

Quotes From The 'Assassin's Creed' Series

'Assassin's Creed' happens to be one of the most popular series of video games out there. Here are some of the great 'Assassin's Creed' game quotes.  

11. "There is no greater glory than fighting to find the truth."

- Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, 'Assassin's Creed: Revelations'.

12. "Never harbor hate for your victims, Altaïr. Such thoughts are poison, and will cloud your judgment."

- Al Mualim, 'Assassin's Creed 1'.

13. "My story is one of many thousands, and the world will not suffer if it ends too soon."

- Ezio Auditore da Firenze, 'Assassin's Creed: Revelations'.

14. "Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree."

- Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, 'Assassin's Creed 1'.

15. "Killing you won't bring my family back. I'm done. Nothing is true, everything is permitted. Rest in peace."

- Ezio Auditore da Firenze, 'Assassin's Creed 2'.

16. "Federico: It is a good life we lead, brother."

Ezio: The best. May it never change.

Federico: And may it never change us."

- 'Assassin's Creed 2'.

17. "Sleep? I never sleep. I just wait. In the shadows. And I will kill you all. Everyone who sniffed the air that day in Siwa!"

-  Bayek, 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'.

18. "Life is not a fairy tale and there are no happy endings"

- Achilles, 'Assassin's Creed 2'.

19. "The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. "

- Haytham Kenway, 'Assassin's Creed 2'.

20. "In a world without gold, we might have been heroes!"

- Blackbeard, 'Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag'.

21. "Mary Read: Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. This is the world's only certainty.

Edward Kenway: Everything is permitted? I like the sound of that. Thinking what I like and acting how I please.

Mary Read: You parrot the words, but you do not understand them."

- 'Assassin's Creed: Black Flag'.

22. "Stay my blade from the flesh of the innocent. Hide in plain sight. Never compromise the Assassin Brotherhood. These are the tenets of the Creed. The principles I used to live by. I was a young man then."

- Shay Patrick Cormac, 'Assassin's Creed: Rogue'.

23. "Life's hardest choices are the ones that force you to question your own moral code."

- Shay Patrick Cormac, 'Assassin's Creed: Rogue'.

24. "Nothing is true. Everything is permitted."

- Assassin's Creed maxim, 'Assassin's Creed' series.

25. "Beware the easy path. Knowledge grows only through challenge."

- William Miles, 'Assassin's Creed: Revelations'.

26. "Sometimes the face we show to the world needs to be one of strength, despite the chaos we harbor beneath"

- Myrrine, 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'.

27. "You do not deserve the infinite knowledge of our creators."

- Pythagoras, 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'.

Quotes From 'Red Dead Redemption'

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While Rockstar is mostly known for the 'Grand Theft Auto' series, 'Red Dead Redemption' with its open world and fascinating story presents many quotes.

28. "I think, as a general rule, dutch likes to avoid murder within the camp."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

29. "Arthur Morgan: Get the hell out of here and be a goddamn man!

John Marston: You're my brother.

Arthur Morgan: I know."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

30. "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging."

-  John Marston,  'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

31. "We're thieves in a world that don't want us no more."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

32. "Dutch van der Linde: Mrs. Alder, will you excuse us?

Sadie Adler: When are you gonna let me come robbing with you, Dutch?

Dutch van der Linde: My lord, few more like her, we could take over the world.

Arthur Morgan: Few more like her, there wouldn't be much of a world, left."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

33. "If we have to fight, we fight. If we have to run, we’ll run. If we must die, we’ll die. But … we’ll stay free."

- Javier Escuella, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

34. "They're chasing us hard, because we represent everything that they fear."

- Dutch Van Der Linde, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

35. "Listen to me. When the times comes, you gotta run and don't look back. This is over."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

36. "You see a man whose character changed. I see a man who got found out... for who he truly was."

-  John Marston,  'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

37. "I'm many things, most of 'em bad. But a man of political principles? No."

-  John Marston,  'Red Dead Redemption'.

38. "I guess...I'm afraid."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

39. "This place...ain't no such thing as civilized. It's men so in love with greed it has forgotten himself and found only appetites."

- Dutch, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

40. "Don’t let yourself get killed for pride. I’ve seen it kill too many folk."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

41. Maybe when your mother's finished mourning your father, I'll keep her in black on your behalf."

- Arthur Morgan, 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

Quotes From The 'Metal Gear Solid' Series

A fan of stealth games would love the games of the 'MGS' series. Here are some of the 'MGS' video games quotes

42. "Venus: Don't worry about Snake. He's been to hell and back. He's a survivor, you know. Always has been, always will be.

Takiyama: ...

Venus: He'll be just fine. I'm always right about these things."

- 'Metal Gear Acid 2'.

43. You too have known loss. And that loss torments you still."

- Phantom Face, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

44. "I’m a shadow, one that no light will shine on. As long as you follow me, you will never see the day."

- Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 4'.

45. "A strong man doesn’t need to read the future. He makes his own."

- Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid'.

46. "It’s not about changing the world."

- Big Boss, 'Metal Gear Solid 4'

47. "War transforms us. Into beasts."

- Debrin, 'Metal Gear Solid 4'

48. "Find something to believe in."

- Solid Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 2'.

49. "I won’t scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea."

- Venom Snake, 'Metal Gear Solid 5'.

Quotes From The 'Bioshock' Series

Few video games are philosophical as the 'Bioshock' series. If you are a fan of the video games of the 'Bioshock' series, these quotes are for you.

50. "A man chooses, a slave obeys."

- Andrew Ryan, 'Bioshock'.

51. "The Rapture dream is over, and in waking I am reborn. You may not have wanted me Father, but you defined me. You chose to survive, no matter the cost, and I will not let your instincts go to waste."

- Eleanor Lamb, 'Bioshock 2'.

52. "Love is just a chemical, no matter the origin we give it meaning by choice."

- Eleanor Lamb, 'Bioshock 2'.

53. "We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us"

- Andrew Ryan, 'Bioshock'.

54. "You had me under a gun... Yet you just walk away? No monster alive turns the other cheek. No monster does that. A thinkin’ man does that..."

- Grace Holloway, 'Bioshock 2'.

55. "The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just the prophet... So I don't have to."

- Comstock, 'Bioshock Infinite'.

56. "Euthanasia, son. That's all it was. You have more than enough ADAM now. Head to the Hall of the Future an' splice up with Incinerate."

- Augustus Sinclair, 'Bioshock 2'.

57. "Pavlov made a dog salivate. We'll make this one weep."

- 'Bioshock Infinite'.

58. "The mind of the subject will desperately struggle to create memories where none exist..."

- Rosalind Lutece, 'Bioshock Infinite'.

59. "No gods or kings, only man."

- Andrew Ryan, 'Bioshock'.

Quotes From 'Elder Scrolls'

If you like the video games from the 'Elder Scrolls' series, then these video game quotes will definitely make a mark.

60. "What is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"

- Paarthurnax, 'Elder Scrolls: Skyrim'.

61. "Brave hearts beat lesser ones. That's the decider."

- Kodlak, 'Elder Scrolls: Skyrim'.

62. "What a fool you are. I'm a god. How can you kill a god? What a grand and intoxicating innocence. How could you be so naive? There is no escape. No Recall or Intervention can work in this place. Come. Lay down your weapons. It is not too late for my mercy."

- Dagoth Ur, 'Elder Scrolls: Morrowind'.

63. "Change will preserve us! It is the lifeblood of the Isles. It will move mountains! It will mount movements!"

- Sheogorath, 'Elder Scrolls: Shivering Isles'.

64. "It does not matter to M'aiq how strong or smart one is. It only matters what one can do."

- M'aiq the Liar, 'Elder Scrolls: Skyrim'.

65. "My father taught me an important lesson many years ago. He said, 'Gwinlin, you have the whole world before you. Go out and experience it... be whatever you want to be.' So I took his advice, and here I am. This life might not look like much to you, but I'm content, and isn't that all that matters?"

- Gwinlin, 'Elder Scrolls: Skyrim'.

66. "You plod along, putting one foot before the other, look up, and suddenly, there you are. Right where you wanted to be all along."

- A level-up message, 'Elder Scrolls: Oblivion'.

67. "Men are but flesh and blood; they know their doom, but not the hour. In this I'm blessed to see the hour of my death! To face my apportuned fate, then fall."

- Emperor Uriel Septim VII,  'Elder Scrolls: Oblivion'.

Quotes From 'Call Of Duty'

Here are some of the best video game quotes from the popular 'Call Of Duty' franchise.

68. "Look at this place, fifty-thousand people used to live in this city, now it's a ghost town. I've never seen anything like it."

- Captain Macmillan, 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare'.

69. "This is for the record. History is written by the victor. History is filled with liars. If he lives and we die, his truth becomes written - and ours is lost. Shepherd will be a hero. 'Cause all you need to change the world is one good lie."

- Price, 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'.

70. "For three days, I have hunted him. For three days, luck alone has saved his wretched life."

- Viktor Reznov, 'Call Of Duty: World at War'.

71. "I am no stranger to death."

- Spectre, 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3'.  

72. "Just because I accept the inevitability of my fate, does not mean I am in any hurry to embrace it!"

- Daniel Clarke, 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops'.

73. "There's a simplicity to war. Attacking is the only secret. Dare—and the world yields. How quickly they forget that all it takes to change the course of history...is the will of a single man."

- Price, 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'.

74. "The healthy human mind doesn't wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on Earth. But I think that's a luxury, not a curse. To know you're close to the end is a kind of freedom."

- Price, 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'.

75. "You're good. You would've been a hell of a Ghost. But that's not gonna happen. There ain't gonna be anymore Ghosts... We're gonna destroy them together."

- Gabriel Rorke, 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts'.

Inspirational And Popular Video Game Quotes From Different Franchises

If you are looking for a variety of inspirational video game quotes from different franchises, then here are the best video game quotes.

76. "Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. The silence is your answer"

- Javik, 'Mass Effect 3'.

77. "If our lives are already written, it would take a courageous man to change the script."

- 'Alan Wake'.

78. "War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other."

- Niko Bellic, 'Grand Theft Auto 4'.

79. "Princess! No need to worry. I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies."

- Balthier, 'Final Fantasy XII'.

80. "I may be but small, but I will die a colossus."

- Ludleth of Courland, 'Dark Souls 3'.

81. "You reap what you sow, Artyom. Force answers force, war breeds war, and death only brings death. To break this vicious circle one must do more than just act without any thought or doubt."

- Khan, 'Metro 2033.'

82. "Link... You may not be at a point where you have fully recovered your power or all of your memories, but courage need not be remembered, for it is never forgotten."

- Princess Zelda, 'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild'.

83. "What is bravery, without a dash of recklessness!"

- Hawkeye Gough, 'Dark Souls'.

84. "Rather than offer you the illusion of free choice, I will take the liberty of choosing for you...if and when your time comes around again."

- G-Man, 'Half Life 2'.

85. "Sorry about the mess. I've really let the place go since you killed me. By the way, thanks for that."

- Glados, "Portal 2."

86. "War. War never changes"

- 'Fallout' series.

87. "It's something turians are taught from birth. If even one person is still left standing at the end of a war, then the fight was worth it."

- Garrus Vakarian, 'Mass Effect 3'.

88. "The right thing... what is it? I wonder... if you do the right thing... does it make... everybody... happy?"

- Lunar Child with Gyorg's Mask, 'The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask'.

89. "She just needs to realize the only difference between savage and sophisticated is the proper seasoning."

- Mortimer, 'Fallout New Vegas'.

90. "This world doesn't need a hero. It needs a professional"

- Geralt of Rivia, 'Witcher 3'.

91. "Even in dark times, we cannot relinquish the things that make us human."

- Khan, 'Metro 2033.'

92. "Holmes versus Moriarty, Aristotle versus Mashy-spike-plate!"

- Wheatley, 'Portal 2'.

93. "The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world."

- G-Man, 'Half Life 2'.

94. "Six billion cries of agony will birth a new balance. Unfortunately, it's too late for you. You will not live to see the dawn."

- Albert Wesker, 'Resident Evil 5'.

95. "Curiosity is essential to carving your own path through life. Get too curious, though, and it'll be a short walk."

- Luxord, 'Kingdom Hearts'.

96. "Eghh... Part of growing up is doing what's best for the people you care about, even if sometimes, that means hurting someone else."

- Lee Everett, 'Walking Dead: The Game'.

97. "Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling… makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition’s blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another, I’d rather not choose at all."

- 'Witcher 3' Trailer.

98. "Look, you've got two choices here: kill or be killed, your call!"

- Claire Redfield, 'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles'.

99. "I entered your dream to teach you. The darkness is dangerous. It’s sleeping now. When it feels you coming, it will wake up."

- Thomas Zane, 'Alan Wake'.

100. "My father... I loved him. So I... I will live with my sorrow, I will live my own life! I will defeat sorrow, in his place. I will stand my ground and be strong. I don't know when it will be, but someday... I will conquer it. And I will do it without... false hope."

- Yuna, 'Final Fantasy X'.

101. "Iorveth: You're the most noble human I know, Gwynbleidd.

Geralt of Rivia: I'm no human.

Iorveth: I'm glad you reminded me. My hatred for the species abated for a moment."

- 'Witcher 2'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for video game quotes then why not take a look at ['Borderlands' quotes], or 'Legend Of Zelda' quotes?


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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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