People Are Sharing Quotes From Fictional Characters That Have Stuck With Them In Real Life

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Often times, people will watch television or movies to be fully immersed, and to escape from reality just for a little bit. Whether it's a comedy, drama, or a best-selling novel, these forms of entertainment provide the audience with a world that is unlike their own. However, sometimes the incredible writers of these shows and movies hit us with an unexpected slice of realness that transcends the screen. Redditor u/ThomasTheGreatGenius asked: "What is something a fictional character said that stuck with you?" and the responses are surprisingly profound.


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    375 VOTES

    Winnie The Pooh On Goodbyes

    From Redditor u/thesoaparchitect:

    "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh.

    From Redditor u/No_Painting7610:

    One of my favourite scenes in Winnie the Pooh:

    Pooh: "Oh, that's easy. We're braver than a bee, and, uh, longer than a tree, and taller than a goose... or, uh, was that a moose?"

    Christopher Robin: "No, silly, old bear! You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."

    From Redditor u/GuyPronouncedGee:

    Winnie the Pooh was surprisingly poignant sometimes.

    375 votes
  • 2
    260 VOTES

    Captain Picard On Making Mistakes

    From Redditor u/dienices:

    "It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness; that is life." Thank you Captain Picard.

    From Redditor u/Seigneur-Inune:

    I think this is most critical to understand with regard to others. It's important to understand this regarding yourself, but it's also easier to incorporate all context in judgments of yourself. You should forgive yourself for failures and that might take some cognitive effort, but you were also present for the whole situation and know all the facts.

    It can be harder, but no less important, to be compassionate to others when they fail, because you may not have all the context for it. And when you don't have all the context, it's tempting to write off others' failures as them just not doing the right things or having the right motivations or whatever.

    260 votes
  • 3
    361 VOTES

    Sirius Black On Treating People

    From Redditor u/LittlestSlipper55:

    "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

    From Redditor u/darbyisadoll:

    Another Sirius gem, “The world is not split into good people and death eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s what we really are.”

    From Redditor u/RedBeardtongue:

    I really like that detail about Sirius, I think it shows depth of character. He's just a man, a man with generally good intentions who sometimes misses the mark. That's just people.

    361 votes
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    467 VOTES

    Gandalf On Time

    From Redditor u/theSLOANranger11:

    “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... simple acts of kindness and love.” ~ Gandalf

    From a Redditor:

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

    “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

    From Redditor u/BigBossDiamondDogs:

    “There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

    467 votes
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    252 VOTES

    Ted Lasso On Curiosity

    From Redditor u/Adrianics4k:

    Ted Lasso:

    "Guys have underestimated me my entire life. And for years, I never understood why. It used to really bother me. But then one day, I was driving my little boy to school and I saw this quote by Walt Whitman, and it was painted on the wall there. It said, "Be curious, not judgmental." I like that.

    So I get back in my car and I'm driving to work, and all of a sudden it hits me. All them fellas that used to belittle me, not a single one of them were curious. You know, they thought they had everything all figured out. So they judged everything, and they judged everyone. And I realized that their underestimating me... who I was had nothing to do with it."

    From Redditor u/babbetteateoatmeal:

    This scene is my favorite in the entire series so far.

    252 votes
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    352 VOTES

    Grandpa Simpson On Money

    From Redditor u/EmbalmMeDaddy:

    "Money doesn't change people. It just makes it easier for them to be who they are." - Grandpa Abraham Simpson.

    From Redditor u/Krombasher:

    Oddly enough, the one that stuck with me was also with Abe. "I used to be with it, but they changed what it was. What I was with, isn't it, and what's it, is strange and scary."

    From Redditor u/sbrockLee:

    Classic Simpsons were solid gold.

    352 votes