Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)
Solid Snake: A strong man doesn't need to read the future, he makes his own.
Otacon: Have you ever... loved someone?
Solid Snake: That's what you came to ask?
Otacon: No, I was wondering if even soldiers fall in love.
Solid Snake: What are you trying to say?
Otacon: I want to ask you. Do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?
Solid Snake: Yeah. I do. I think at any time, any place, people can fall in love with each other. But if you love someone, you have to be able to protect them.
Gray Fox: After Zanzibar, I was taken from the battle, neither truly alive, nor truly dead, an undying shadow, in a world of lights. Now, in front of you, I can finally die.
Gray Fox: Snake. We're not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing... the only thing I was good at. But... at least I always fought for what I believed in.
Vulcan Raven: You are a Snake which was not created by Nature. You and the Boss... you are from another world... a world that I do not wish to know...
Solid Snake: If you ask me, there's no happiness to be found in death... no peace either. I'm leaving here alive.
Psycho Mantis: From the moment we're thrown into this world, we're fated to bring each other nothing but pain and misery.
Sniper Wolf: I watched the stupidity of mankind through the scope of my rifle.
Dr. Naomi Hunter: Are you smoking?
Solid Snake: Yeah, so what?
Dr. Naomi Hunter: Didn't you know that cigarettes contain benzopyrene, a chemical that leads to lung cancer? We now know that when benzopyrene enters the body, it changes to benzopyrene diolepoxide and attaches to the receptors on the P53 gene, the gene which causes lung cancer. The BPDE attaches to the P53 gene in three specific locations and causes pre-cancerous changes to the lung tissue.
Solid Snake: You know a lot about science, but you don't know how good a cigarette tastes in the morning.
Solid Snake: It's easy to forget what a sin is in the middle of a battlefield.
Gray Fox: A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!
Gray Fox: Good! Now we can fight as warriors! Hand to hand! It is the basis of all combat! Only a fool trusts his life to a weapon!
Gray Fox: That's it, Snake. Hurt me more. Make me feel alive again.
[Liquid suddenly appears in the Hind]
Liquid Snake: So the Snake's finally come out of his hole? Are you ready now... my brother?
Solid Snake: Why are you calling me brother? Who the hell are you?
Liquid Snake: I'm YOU. I'm your shadow.
Solid Snake: What?
Liquid Snake: Ask the father that you killed. I'll send you to hell to meet him.
Otacon: The truth is... my grandfather was part of the Manhattan Project. He lived with the guilt for the rest of his life. And my father... he was born on August 6, 1945.
Solid Snake: The day of the Hiroshima bomb. God's got a sense of humor, all right.
Solid Snake: [during the briefing of the mission] I told you. Even if I do owe you, I don't owe anything to this army or this country!
Roy Campbell: You will accept this assignment.
Solid Snake: Why should I be stupid enough to do that? I'm no patriot.
Roy Campbell: Snake, there's enough dirt in your file, from your days as an agent, to keep you in the stockade until you're a very old man.
Solid Snake: Oh I see... blackmail.
Roy Campbell: No, Snake. I prefer to look at it as helping you come to a decision more easily.
Meryl Silverburgh: So... tell me Snake, what's your name? Your real name?
Solid Snake: A name means nothing on the battlefield.
Meryl Silverburgh: How old are you?
Solid Snake: Old enough to know what death looks like.
Otacon: Snake. What was she fighting for? What am I fighting for? What are you fighting for?
Solid Snake: If we make it through this I'll tell you.
Otacon: Okay. I'll be searching too.
Meryl Silverburgh: Any family?
Solid Snake: No, but I was raised by many people.
Meryl Silverburgh: Is there anyone you like?
Solid Snake: I've never been interested in anyone else's life...
Meryl Silverburgh: So you are all alone. Just like Mantis said...
Solid Snake: Other people just complicate my life. I don't like to get involved.
Meryl Silverburgh: ...You're a sad, lonely man.
Solid Snake: There's no winning or losing for a mercenary.
Naomi: Well, if you come back in one piece, maybe I'll let you do a strip search on me.
Solid Snake: I'll hold you to that, doctor.
Liquid Snake: Foolish man. He prayed for death, and it found him. You see, Snake? You can't protect anyone, not even yourself!
Revolver Ocelot: The greatest gun ever created. The Colt Single Action Army.
Solid Snake: Unfortunately, killing is just one of those things that gets easier the more you do it.
Prison Guard: [If he sees Snake squirt the ketchup around himself] What are you playin' around with that ketchup for?
Vulcan Raven: You live in Alaska too? You are aware of the Alaskan Indian-Eskimo Olypmics?
Solid Snake: Yeah, I know it. You must be a real threat in the muktuk eating contest.
Vulcan Raven: Yes, but there is another event that I excel at. It is called the ear pull. It is an event where two contestents pull each others' ears while enduring the harsh cold. It tests pysical as well as spiritual strength.
Solid Snake: You wanna pull each other's ears?
Solid Snake: [Suspenseful music and sound effects play just like before the DARPA cheif and Baker's deaths. The music stops] You're not in pain are you?
Solid Snake: [Pats Otacon on the back] You feel okay? Nothin' bothering you?
Otacon: What's wrong? Getting all friendly all of a sudden.
Solid Snake: Oh, nothing. I'm glad you're okay.
Otacon: You're strange...
Solid Snake: I'm a little nervous. Everybody else I've saved suddenly dies.
Otacon: You're bad luck.
Solid Snake: Fox, why? What do you want from me?
Gray Fox: I'm a prisoner of Death. Only you can free me...
Solid Snake: Fox, stay out of this... What about Naomi? She's hell bent on taking revenge for you.
Gray Fox: Naomi...
Solid Snake: You're the only one that can stop her.
Gray Fox: No... I can't.
Solid Snake: Why?
Gray Fox: Because I'm the one who killed her parents. I was young then and couldn't bring myself to kill her too. I felt so bad that I decided to take her with me. I raised her like she was my own blood to soothe my guilty conscience. Even now she thinks of me as her brother...
Solid Snake: Fox...
Gray Fox: From the outside, we might have seemed like a happy brother and sister. But every time I looked at her, I saw her parents' eyes staring back at me... Tell her for me. Tell her that I was the one who did it.
Vulcan Raven: [after battling Solid Snake] He is just as you said. In battle, he is as if posessed by a demon.
Gray Fox: I've come from another world to do battle with you.
Solid Snake: What is it? Revenge?
Gray Fox: It is nothing so trivial as revenge. A fight to the death with you. Only in that can my soul find respite.
Naomi: You mustn't allow yourself to be chained to fate, to be ruled by your genes. Human beings can choose the kind of life that they want to live. What's important is that you choose life... and then live.
Vulcan Raven: He and I will meet again in battle.
Revolver Ocelot: Same prediction as always?
Vulcan Raven: Yes. The raven on my head, it thirsts for his blood.
Sniper Wolf: You are a fool to come back here, stupid man.
Revolver Ocelot: We live in a sad age. Imperialism, totalitarianism, perestroika... 20th century Russia had its share of problems, but at least they had an ideology. Russia today has nothing.
Sniper Wolf: I finally understand. I wasn't waiting to kill people, I was waiting for someone to kill me. A man like you. You're a hero.
Liquid Snake: [to Fox] In the Middle East we don't hunt foxes, we hunt jackals. Instead of fox hounds we use royal harriers.
Master Miller: Listen. There's not a soldier alive that doesn't question himself. And if there is one, he's nothing more than a murderer.
[Miller/Liquid Snake says this line, NOT Solid Snake]
Vulcan Raven: In nature there is no such thing as boundless slaughter, there is always an end to it. But you, Snake, are different. The paths you walk on have no end, each step you take is paved with the corpses of your enemies. Their spirits will haunt you forever. You shall have *No* peace.
Sniper Wolf: [as she is dying] I was born on a battlefield. Raised on a battlefield. Gunfire, sirens and screams... they were my lullabies... Hunted like dogs, day after day... driven from our ragged shelters... That... was my life. Each morning, I'd wake up... and find a few more of my family or friends dead beside me. I'd stare at the morning sun... and pray to make it through the day. The governments of the world turned a blind eye to our misery. But then... he appeared. My hero... Saladin... he took me away from all that...
Solid Snake: Saladin... You mean Big Boss?
Solid Snake: Metal Gear is in an underground maintenance base to the north.
Meryl Silverburgh: Take me too. I know this place better than you do.
Solid Snake: You'll just slow me down. You don't have enough battle experience.
Meryl Silverburgh: I won't slow you down. I promise...
Solid Snake: And what if you do?
Meryl Silverburgh: Then you can shoot me.
Solid Snake: I don't like to waste bullets.
Roy Campbell: [Talking about Snake face his twin Liquid ] That's why we really need you for this mission.
Naomi: You're the only one who can beat him. Now that I've met you, I know. You've got something that he doesn't. I can see it in your eyes.
Snake: Why don't I find that thought more conforting?
Solid Snake: I'll only accept orders directly from you, Colonel. No cutoffs involved, okay?
Roy Campbell: Agreed. That's why I was called. But one thing...
Solid Snake: What?
Roy Campbell: I'm not a Colonel anymore, just a retired old warhorse.
Solid Snake: I understand... Colonel.
Vulcan Raven: [as the ravens begin to eat him alive] Snake, in the natural world, there's no such thing as boundless slaughter; there's always an end to it. But you're different.
Solid Snake: [walking away] What are you trying to say?
Vulcan Raven: The path you walk on has no end. Each step you take is paved with the corpses of your enemies. Their souls will haunt you forever. You shall have no peace. Hear me, Snake; my spirit will be watching you
[Snake turns around to find Raven's body gone, completely consumed by the ravens]
Liquid Snake: You've served your purpose. You may die now.
Solid Snake: People call mercenaries like us "Dogs of War." But you're different. You are a Wolf... You will die the proud wolf you are.
[Solid Snake, locked up, sees the DARPA Chief's corpse]
Solid Snake: Looks like I got a roommate...
Sniper Wolf: Do you want to die now? Or after your female friend? Which will it be?
Solid Snake: I'll die after I kill you.
Sniper Wolf: Is that right? Well at least you've got spirit.
Meryl Silverburgh: That's the second time I've been able to sneak up on the legendary Solid Snake.
Liquid Snake: I've got to go swat down a couple of bothersome flies.
Otacon: I don't know why, but she's nice to me.
Solid Snake: Sounds like Stockholm Syndrome to me.
Solid Snake: Okay, let me try to say this another way... stay the hell out of my way.
Meryl Silverburgh: You're a real bastard, just like my uncle said.
Solid Snake: Ha ha, I told you. The real me is no match for the legend.
Meryl Silverburgh: It looks like you were right.
Meryl Silverburgh: Don't worry, I'm disguised in this enemy uniform.
Solid Snake: You won't be for long with the way you walk.
Meryl Silverburgh: What does that mean?
Solid Snake: Oh... nothing.
Solid Snake: This isn't a training exercise. Our lives are riding on this. There are no heroes or heroines. If you lose, you're worm food.
Roy Campbell: I just invited you here so we could have this chat.
Solid Snake: Invited? That's what you call sending armed soldiers after me?
Roy Campbell: Sorry if they were a little rough with you.
Psycho Mantis: [looking at the screen] You like Castlevania, don't you?
Liquid Snake: Stupid woman. Falling in love with a man who doesn't even have a name...
Solid Snake: I have a name.
Liquid Snake: NO. We have no past, no future. And even if we did, it wouldn't truly be ours!
[to Snake, about him and Liquid]
Jim Houseman: You two are an embarrassment from the 1970's... our country's dirty little secret. You can't be allowed to live.
[while Snake crosses the canyon, Raven appears in an M1 tank]
Vulcan Raven: This is Raven's territory... Snakes don't belong in Alaska... I will not let you pass...
[to the tank gunner]
Vulcan Raven: Send him a message.
[the tank cannon fires at Snake, who dodges the blast]
Vulcan Raven: Ha ha ha ha ha... That's right... You belong on the ground. You should crawl on the ground like the snake you are.
Snake: Looks like you're more than even now, his was sliced off.
Solid Snake: How did they get your password?
Kenneth Baker: I never had any training on how to resist torture.
Solid Snake: [about Ocelot] It looks like he had some fun with you alright.
Kenneth Baker: Oh he isn't human, I tell you he loved every second of it.
Solid Snake: What happened to your arm?
Kenneth Baker: He broke it.
Solid Snake: Looks like you're more than even now, his was sliced off.
Kenneth Baker: Ha! You're a funny man.
Solid Snake: Are you telling me Naomi was working with the Pentagon?
Liquid Snake: They thought she was.
Revolver Ocelot: So you're the one that the Boss keeps talking about.
Solid Snake: And you?
Revolver Ocelot: Special Operations FOX-HOUND... Revolver Ocelot. I've been waiting for you, Solid Snake. Now we'll see if the man can live up to the legend.
Mei Ling: Snake. That's a ladies bathroom.
Solid Snake: I know that. I saw Meryl come in here.
Mei Ling: So you went in after her? Are you some kind of pervert? I won't let you save your mission now.
Solid Snake: Listen Mei Ling, this is the only place on this base that I can talk to Meryl alone.
Mei Ling: Whatever, weirdo. Don't call me again.
Roy Campbell: If you ask me, these so-called Next-Generation Special Forces should to be called "simulated soldiers". They have no real battle experience.
Solid Snake: Video game players, huh?
Kenneth Baker: Secret projects paid for by the Pentagon's black budget. You can avoid a lot of red tape and get a great lead time on your weapons production. And no one can bother you... not even those bleeding heart liberals on the military oversight committee...
Solid Snake: Bribes...
Kenneth Baker: I prefer to think of it as good business...
Meryl Silverburgh: So, there's something you like?
Solid Snake: Yeah, you've got a great butt!
Meryl Silverburgh: Oh, I see! First it's my eyes, now it's my butt! What's next?
Solid Snake: On the battlefield, you never think about what's next.
Solid Snake: Colonel, about Meryl...
Roy Campbell: I... I already know!
Roy Campbell: Meryl was... my daughter!
Solid Snake: What?
Solid Snake: There are no heroes in war. The only heroes I know are either dead or in prison. One or the other.
Meryl Silverburgh: But Snake, you're a hero, aren't you?
Solid Snake: I'm just a man who's good at what he does: Killing.
Otacon: What's with these guys? It's like one of my Japanese animes!
Otacon: [if Meryl dies] Snake, people die. But death is not defeat, that's what Hemmingway said. I lost Wolf too, but that wasn't defeat. She and I will be together forever. We didn't lose anything.
Gray Fox: Snake, be careful! There are Claymore mines around there. Use a Mine Detector!
Solid Snake: Who are you?
Gray Fox: Just call me "Deepthroat".
Solid Snake: Deepthroat? The informant from the Watergate scandal?
Gray Fox: Never mind about that.
Solid Snake: You're not using burst transmission. Are you nearby?
Gray Fox: Listen. There's a tank in front of your position waiting to ambush you.
Solid Snake: Who are you, anyway?
Gray Fox: One of your fans.
Solid Snake: I gave into my fear! I gave into my pain! I sold your life to save my own. I'm a loser. I'm not the hero you thought I was! I'm nothing!
Roy Campbell: You okay, Snake?
Snake: I'm not the right guy. I can't save the world.
Naomi: What's wrong?
Snake: I gave into the pain. I'm sorry, Colonel. I sacrificed Meryl to save myself...
Roy Campbell: Snake... She was a soldier. She knew the risks. Battlefield casualties are always tragic, but they're an unavoidable part of war.
Naomi: Don't blame yourself. You still have a mission to do.
Meryl Silverburgh: [Snake is killed by Meryl's punches] This can't be happening...
Roy Campbell: [Opening Lines] The nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island in Alaska's Fox Archepeligo was attacked and captured by Next Generation Special Forces being lead by members of FOX-HOUND. They're demanding that the government turn over the remains of Big Boss, and they say that if their demands aren't met within 24 hours, they'll launch a nuclear weapon. You'll have two mission objectives. First you're to rescue DARPA Chief Donald Anderson, and the President of Armstech, Kennith Baker. Both are being held as hostages. Secondly, you're to investigate whether or not the terrorists have the ability to make a nuclear strike, and stop them if they do.
Liquid Snake: [Liquid Fox has Gray Fox pinned against REX, Gray Fox fired at it's raydome destroying it, and forcing Liquid to open REX's cockpit] Impressive! You are indeed worthy of the code name 'FOX' but now you're mine!
Revolver Ocelot: [if Snake kills President Baker while battling Ocelot] You idiot!
Solid Snake: I never felt truly alive unless I was staring death in the face.
Sniper Wolf: Snake, I'm near. Can't you sense me near you?
Solid Snake: It's a mistake for a sniper to reveal her location.
Sniper Wolf: Is that right? Well I'm going to send you a love letter, my dear. Do you know what that is? It's a bullet straight from my gun to your heart.
Revolver Ocelot: We're gonna launch that nuke and ride it all the way into history.
Vulcan Raven: You know of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics?
Solid Snake: Yeah, I know it. You must be a real threat in the "Muktuk Eating" contest.
Vulcan Raven: Yes, you are right.
Revolver Ocelot: Can't you even die right?
[player calls Mei Ling's frequency, and chooses "DO NOT SAVE" 3 times in a row]
Mei Ling: C'mon, Snake, don't call me for no reason!
Sniper Wolf: I was born on the battlefield, raised on the battlefield... Rockets, gunfire, screams... they were my lullabies...