(Things the Gundam Pilots should have said but didn’t.  Actual quotes of real people, revised in an Odie-like way.)



“It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” (As he holds his injured side)
-Woody Allen

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” (When the air is running out in the Lunar base and Wufei is meditating)
-J.M. Barrie

“We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all disease.” (As he walks through a hospital.)
-Thomas Browne

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” (At the Maxwell Church cemetery.)
-Thomas Campbell

“Death’s at the bottom of everything, (Heero).  Leave Death to the professionals.”(Seeing as no matter how often he blows himself up he just never manages to actually kill himself.)
-Graham Greene

“Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.” (Wondering how on Earth or the colonies he came to be friends with the others.)
-John Lennon

“A few honest men are better then numbers.”
-Oliver Campbell

“Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.” (Watching children, oblivious to the war playing happily in a playground.)
-Thomas Gray

“By night an atheist half believes in a God.” (Watching OZ soldiers jumping at shadows because they know he’s out there but can’t find him.)
-Edward Young

“Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.” (His slightly more intelligent comeback to Wufei’s accusation that he’s crazy.)
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.” (Sharing a sly smile with an equally sly Wufei… ‘Odie’s note, I think they’re really good friends who just like to argue a lot.’)
-Francois La Rochefoucauld Duc De

“You’re not too smart are you?  I like that in a man.” (Grinning at an unconscious OZ guard who just fell for the oldest trick in the book.)
-Lawrence Kasdan


“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” (Telling Heero who accidently shot him. Grins… story idea.)
-Erich Sega

“Love conquers everything; let us, too, yield to love.” (Yoai sense.  Direct this at either Heero or Duo or Trowa for you 3x4 fans.)

“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” (Smiling ruefully as he gives into another of his sister’s whims.)
-Samuel Johnson

“The aims of life are the best defense against death.” (Speaking to Rashid of his dreams for peace.)
-Primo Lev

“Thank God for tea!  What would the world do without tea?  How did it exist?”(As he gets WAY too friendly with his antique tea pot…)
-Sydney Smith

“In violence we forget who we are.”  (Trying to comfort a slightly upset Duo.)
-Mary McCarthy


“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”(Unless you’re a certain braided Baka!)

“Let justice be done, though the world perish.”(As he moves to fight Treize.
-Ferdinand I

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”(Since Duo can’t shut up he is neither…. Well maybe he’s a lowly worm…

“You have the right to remain silent…. If you’re Duo, that is the ONLY right you have!
-my own improvisation of the police speech


“And silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.” (Looks meaningfully at Duo as he says this!)
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” (As they all watch while Duo leaves a rose on Father Maxwell’s grave.)
-Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.” (To Quatre who is upset over giving him amnesia)
-Dorothy Parker

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” (Again looks meaningful at Duo, while in the background Wufei grins smugly.
-C.C. Colton


“War is like love, it always finds a way.” (Watching Noin and Zechs holding hands, before groaning as Relena tackles him.)
-Bertolt Brecht

“Laws are silent in times of war.” (As he hacks into the OZ computers, illegally.)
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Either war is obsolete or men are.” (At the end of the war as he watches Wing destroyed.)
-R. Buckminister Fuller

“We make war that we may live in peace.” (Speaking to Quatre, who is upset by all of the destruction of war.

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