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Watchmen Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Watchmen
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“I understood what innocent intent had brought me to, and ... waded out beyond my depth.”
Alan Moore
author
Watchmen
book
Adrian Veidt
character
consequences
understanding
intent
concepts
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“We’re all puppets, Laurie. I’m just a puppet who can see the strings.”
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“One more body amongst foundations makes little difference.”
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“Down those stairs! I knew he had something hidden back there from his attitude”
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“Failing to prevent Earth’s salvation is your only triumph”
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“I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us, all we ever see of stars are their old photographs.”
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“Evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I shall not compromise.”
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“We’re both leftovers”
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“The morality of my activities escapes me.”
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“Every day the future looks a little bit darker. But the past, even the grimy parts of it, well, it just keeps on getting brighter all the time”
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“Part of ... being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.”
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“We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.”
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“Could all be lies. Could all be part of revenge scheme, planned during his decade behind bars. But if true, then what? […] Never mind. Answers soon. Nothing is insoluble.”
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“I abandoned my disguise and became myself, free from fear or weakness or lust.”
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“We do it because we are compelled.”
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“I’m just scared because everything feels weird. It’s as if everything’s changed. Not just you: everything!”
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“Needing nothing, I burned with the paradoxical urge to do everything.”
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“What are you doing here, Rorschach? This is a Government base and I hear you’re wanted by the police?”
Rorschach
character
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“Once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend it doesn’t exist. No matter who orders him to look the other way”
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“‘You’re young, you don’t know. Things change. What happened, happened forty years ago. It’s history.‘”
Sally Jupiter
character
time
change
history
years
young
concepts

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