‘“Esteem him?” “Like him?” Use those insipid words again and I shall leave the room this instant.’
Botticelli, Pala di San Barnaba (detail), ca. 1488
"That’s right. I can’t remember how many people I’ve killed. Nobody counts the number of times they brush their teeth or eat a meal. Same with this. My Geass is suited to assassination. That’s what I was told. So, I kill. There was no other place for me." Rolo Lamperouge.
Captain Wentworth: But, if I am to speak in earnest, what I desire above all in a wife is firmness of character. A woman who knows her own mind. I can not abide timidity or feebleness of purpose. A weak spirit which is always open to persuasion, first one way, and than the other, can never be relied upon.