Walter Day: I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to be the center of attention. I wanted the glory, I wanted the fame. I wanted the pretty girls to come up and say, "Hi, I see that you're good at Centipede."
Jillian Wiebe: Work is for people who can't play video games.
Billy Mitchell: I've pointed out to Steve that he's the person he is today because he came under the wrath of Bill Mitchell.
Brian Kuh: You know, he's gonna have to play it perfectly, he's at the hardest part of Donkey Kong, and it's not gonna get any easier. So we may have an exciting moment here, or you know, the pressure may get to him, one of those random elements might happen. Sounds like he just cleared another board, but we could have a wild barrel, or some aggressive fireballs. I thought I was gonna be the first FunSpot kill screen, and then I had three fireballs trap me, I had the hammer in my hand, they still got me. So anything can happen in Donkey Kong. So for someone else to beat me to the kill screen would be a letdown, but lets see what happens, maybe he'll crack under the pressure and maybe I'll get my chance to do it first.
Derek Wiebe: [Yelling] Daaad!
Steve Wiebe: [Playing Donkey Kong] Yes, Derek. What's wrong?
Derek Wiebe: [Upset and Angry] Wipe my butt!
Billy Mitchell: No matter what I say, it draws controversy. It's sort of like the abortion issue.
Billy Mitchell: Well, maybe they'd like it if I lose. I gotta try losing sometime.
Mr. Awesome: Everything would've fell right into place, but he forgot about one thing: About me convincing Steve Wiebe not to be a chump, talking him out of chumpatizing himself.
Robert Mruczek: When I have to watch that pile of eight tapes over there for Dwayne Richards' two-day Nibbler performance, that's 48 straight hours of paying attention and making sure he's doing everything correctly.
Adam Wood: I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I play video games, which I think is a far superior addiction to any of those other ones.
Mike Thompson: I've heard a lot of talk of Billy Mitchell, and I've heard a lot of talk of strange videos and things. But I haven't heard much in the way of him getting in front of a camera crew with people and getting a record in front of people. I haven't heard about that yet. Maybe he did that 25 years ago. But I haven't heard of him doing it lately, and it makes you wonder why not.
Jillian Wiebe: I never knew that the Guinness World Record Book was so... I never knew it was so important.
Steve Wiebe: I guess a lot of people are... yeah, a lot of people read that book.
Jillian Wiebe: [while directly looking at Steve, her father] Some people sort of ruin their lives to be in there.
Billy Mitchell: ...but competetive gaming, when you wanna attach your name to a world-record, when you want your name written into history, you have to pay the price!
Brian Kuh: If anybody wants to see, there's a Donkey Kong kill screen coming up.
Mr. Awesome: [on video, as George C. Scott in "Patton"] I want you to remember that no punk bastard ever got a gnarly piece of poontang by being sensitive and considerate!
Robert Mruczek: Pattern recognition and memorization is key. If you do not know the next pattern coming up in a Tron Light Cycle Event, you will lose your life.