Life’s hard, man. And finding inspiration to do anything from get out of bed to changing careers… big or small, it all matters. Fortunately, video games are just as poignant as any other literature or media. With that said, here’s some of the best inspirational lines to help you live your best life.
1. “I knew this was a bad idea, but, in the absence of any good ideas, I continued forward.”
Max Payne 3, 2012.
2. A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I’d finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.
Tomb Raider, 2013.
3. “We all make choices in life, but in the end our choices make us.”
4. “It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly.”
Dragon Age, 2009.
5. Life is a serious battle, and you have to use the tools you’re given. It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponents were dealt.
Pokémon Black and White, 2010.
6. “All right, I’ve been thinking, when life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager!”
Portal 2, 2011.
7. “What is a man but the sum of his memories? We are the stories we live! The tales we tell ourselves!”
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, 2011.
8. “It’s not about changing the world. It’s about doing our best to leave the world… the way it is. It’s about respecting the will of others, and believing in your own.”
Metal Gear Solid 4, 2008.
9. “Prepare for unforseen consequences.”
10. “Strength lies in knowing oneself.”
Planescape: Torment, 1999.