Fandom Words of Wisdom
From Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, to Buffy and Firefly…all of our favorite fandoms offer us words of wisdom to embrace and embody in our daily lives.
For today’s post I decided to round up inspirational quotes and motivational sayings from across geeky fandoms. While many characters, great and small, can offer of up words of wisdom, I decided to focus on quotes from the characters in each fandom that are most often seen as the head mentor, master, guru, captain, or sensei.
Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?
– Yoda, Star Wars
If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be better than what you are.
-Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda
Move well, study well, play well, eat well, and rest well.
-Master Roshi, Dragon Ball Z
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
-Dumbledore, Harry Potter
The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same.
-Guru Pathik, The Last Airbender
Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
-Professor Charles Xavier, X-Men
Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.
-Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek
I will not say, ‘Do not weep,’ for not all tears are an evil.
-Gandalf, Lord of the Rings
Family don’t end with blood, boy.
-Bobby Singer, Supernatural
You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.
-Aslan, The Chronicles of Narnia
To forgive is an act of compassion, Buffy. It’s not done because people deserve it. It’s done because they need it.
-Ruper Giles, Buffy
Mercy is the mark of a great man.
A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose.
-Maester Aemon, Game of Thrones
Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say ‘No, you move’.
-Captain America, Marvel Comics
The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal.
-Master Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
So it was really difficult picking only a single quote from a single character from each fandom. 🙂
Which quote is your favorite? I actually have the one from Master Shifu hanging up at work.
Which master, sensei, or mentor did I miss? Which quote or saying would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!