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Quotes by Norrin Radd (Earth-616)

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--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Galactus is and ever will be. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am not a god. I have never created life... but I have lived. That is enough. So I will fight to preserve that same opportunity -- to love, to dream, to soar among the stars -- for all those yet to come. Many lives will be lost in the battle ahead -- but their efforts will ensure that some remain to remember their deeds. And, like the gods, they will truly live forever... even after they are gone. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png That is his way! Empathically sensing the secrets of those around him, using duplicity and flattery, Ru'ach cripples a planet's defense system from inside to make it vulnerable! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Perhaps for the first time within memory... I have found something... something worth protecting! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png No matter what my fate, I face it without qualm! For I have learned from the humans how glorious it can be to have a cause worth dying for! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I have seen men build... and destroy. I have seen this world, which could be a paradise, reduced to a planet of greed, and fear, and hatred! I have seen humanity with its heritage betrayed! I can stomach no more! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Master? Galactus had been my master! You -- are but -- a flea! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Yet, here, within my fingers, is the power to change his destiny-- forever! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Even within the smallest bit of matter, an endless cosmos may exist! For size is ever-changing, ever-relative -- and the sun and planets I see before me prove, beyond all doubt, that there have always been -- and will always be -- worlds within worlds! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Where soars the Silver Surfer... There must he soar--- alone! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Once I might have felled you with a shrug! But, though I am less than before... still am I the Silver Surfer! Still is mine the Power Cosmic! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png To me, my flying board! With you once more beneath my feet-- our speed shall serve instead of strength!" Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Now there can be no quarter given. In all the cosmos, there is not room enough for you and me! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Threats! Threats! Must all men threaten? Is it anti-human to appeal to reason? Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Even now... an agonizing weakness overcomes me! In my effort to save another's life... I expended too much of my own vital energy! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Humans! Fortunately, their incomprehensible behavior no longer startles me! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png They long for peace, yet gird for war! They search for love, yet harbor hate! If man is sane... then the universe is steeped in madness! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png When, if ever, will they learn to live in peace... as brothers? When will they learn... that love is the power supreme? Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Though not even I have the power to slay you...Still I can make you feel pain! Still I can cause you to suffer--to fear...To pay for your acts of evil! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png From this time forth, the Silver Surfer will battle them on their own savage terms! Let mankind beware! From this time forth...The Surfer will be the deadliest one of all! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The Silver Surfer bows to no female... To no queen. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My one desire is for peace -- peace for everyone. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am trapped like a rat on this insane planet! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The Silver Surfer will fight with his friends! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png For, if the one thing that makes the life of the star-crossed Silver Surfer at all bearable is to survive-- the Fantastic Four must die! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You mistake restraint for weakness... compassion for cowardice. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The universe has grown accustomed to a captive surfer-- one who had to govern his powers to avoid atomizing the world within the barrier. If they'd remembered me in my free state, they'd never have attempted such treachery! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png They called me a gnat! They were very wrong--! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png To master the void, I became the void! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The entire universe knows that I was made to soar the spaceways! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I did not choose to serve him! I chose to save my world, and serving him was the price! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am the one and only Silver Surfer! Galactus stole my liberty! But no one steals my individuality! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png How is a Wanderer to know the Truth in those whose lives he crosses? How is a Wanderer to know anything for a Certainty? In the Dark Days to come, I must learn! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The Kree will never believe I helped Skrulls defeat their allies without evil intent! Zenn-La is in peril -- you did know! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Completely mad. But perhaps he did have a point. Sure, at the top of his head. Was that a joke? Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png His arrival... could herald... the end of the universe... Thanos is coming! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You've shown me that we make wider ripples in the celestial ocean than we know. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The battle rages, Warlock! We must join the pray before our comrades fall. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png There must be an error. This is not how I see myself. My life cannot culminate in ultimate failure. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Those whom I wronged have forgiven me. They have shown me the path I must follow. To be truly free, I must forgive myself. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The Past is past. Whatever was between us... or wasn't... no longer matters. I bear you no malice, Nova. Tell me what troubles you. Please. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Even though he bared his Spirit to me by means of his Soul Gem and was twice instrumental in saving the Universe I still do NOT completely TRUST the Man. Perhaps it is because of the Confidence he exudese from having returned from beyond the Grave. More likely it is because Good and Evil mean nothing to him. His only Goal is protecting this Reality from his precious and powerful Infinity Gems and safeguarding them from a Universe that fears and craves them. So focused is he upon this Intent that all other Considerations become secondary. No, I am definitely NOT in the Mood for Adam Warlock. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I have no wish to harm Firelord... but I cannot allow this battle to be prolonged. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Beta Ray Bill is safe from your blood-lust Asgardian. Only you and I remain. I challenge you to stand and fight, if you do not fear me.Your mystic hammer... against the Power Cosmic! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Stay your hand, Thunder God, or risk the anger of -- the Silver Surfer. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I refused to stand idly by and allow you to kill him. Life -- any life -- is too precious to be taken so callously. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You will have no sins to be washed away even if I must prevent you from ever committing them. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Return to your master and tell him I don't like him. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png All that happens, happens for a reason. Ellie was chosen. She was meant to be here. She was not meant to die on Earth with her mother. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Your gift is love, Ellie. Your grace protects you better than I ever could. I am old, and my soul know too much of the dark to guide one born so light. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Those who sent me on my mission would not have the Earth fall into lasting darkness. They would see men evolve not regress. You and the other children will lead a new world. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am death's angel. I am not death. Death comes unbidden, with or without my consent. To run from this truth is to give in to darkness. By remaining present, by fulfilling my task, I am reborn in light. To you, Aman, it may burn cold--but it is all I have. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png We are here to ensure the survival of the Earthling line. That is our mission, Amnel. I expect neither their forgiveness, nor their love. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I, too, once wished to die. But the heart is strong. It struggles to keep beating even when the will fails. I think if you were meant to die, you would have. Destiny calls you else-where. Consider what Ellie would want. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My beloved believed in destiny. I was, in those days, a man of reason, and she often chided me for my lack of faith. I know what she would have me do now. Very well, Denise. I will defy augury, and bring you Ellie, If I can. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It wouldn't have worked, Ellie. Even in dreams, we can't escape who we are. Or what we've done. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I will redeem myself. I no longer fear Death, Marduk. You have no power over me. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The Ravenous creature has surpassed the limits of my indulgence. Let his downfall serve as warning. Galactus is and ever will be. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Reed is a wise man, willing to make hard choices. Like the choices you often make. Like the choice I have made. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I'm not the Sakaarson...but I'll see what I can do. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I am not a god. I have never created life...but I have lived. That is enough. So I will fight to preserve that same opportunity -- to love, to dream, to soar among the stars -- for all those yet to come. Many lives will be lost in the battle ahead -- but their efforts will ensure that some remain to remember their deeds. And, like the gods, the will truly live forever...even after they are gone. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Galactus is coming. I have heard the lamentations of worlds -- yet if there are three more horrifying words in any corner of the cosmos, I've not heard them. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I bring a dire warning, Defenders. The fell energies at work upon Earth threaten to surpass even the Power Cosmic. To confront the enemies before you, you will need all the help you can muster. You will need the aid of the Silver Surfer! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Earth. It's always someone from Earth. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png And here, on this Street of Yancy, there is only one thing to say at this juncture... IT'S CLOBBERING TIME! Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I sought advice from a friend, but was given it by a stranger. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Once again I have done more harm than good. So many years on this planet, and still its people remain a mystery to me. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png We've arrived. Welcome, Dawn Greenwood, to the riskiest place in all of creation. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Now forget you ever saw me. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png For the longest time, I was only going to places I had been before. Kree space. The Negative Zone. The Milky Way. Thanks to you, I have ventured into new frontiers again. I have traveled so far in your company, sometimes it is hard to imagine the person I was before I met you. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I know you have struggled mightily to bring life to the galaxy... I am proud to see you atone for our shared legacy of destruction, but now all life as we know it is imperiled by a heinous evil, armed with the Soul Gem. I was almost... devoured by power wielded by Ultron. I would not ask if it were not a last resort. What say you, Galactus the Lifebringer? Will you consume one world... to save the entire galaxy? Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My choices are difficult, sometimes terrible. But I keep the balance. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png For no matter how long my shadow grows... I will not be devoured by the black. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png They fear me... because billions of years ago... I made their hidden god bleed. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I will not use your pain to bargain, but I will ask only once... if I help you today... if I fix you... will you help me in my fight? Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png All you've done is given me something to occupy my time until my master arrives... which he has. The end of this world is imminent. I would depart if I were you. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Your shadow... cannot be erased. You cannot defeat the dark. But you can find the light inside of you. Protect it. Keep it from harm. Care for it. For it will be fragile. And then, when it is strong... share it. Give it away. Shine it down upon those still trapped in the shadows. And in time... perhaps... the brilliance of your light will outshine the void within. And. There. Bathed. In. Flame. You. Will. Be... forgiven. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Revenge is empty. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)
Quote1.png We have come to Ravenstarr for the same reason, you and I. The Starbrand. Quote2.png
--Norrin Radd (Earth-616)

Conversations with Norrin Radd (Earth-616)

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Silver Surfer
Why do you rule other human beings? What quality of leadership do you possess that so sets you apart?
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Doctor Doom
I? I am but a humble servant of my people!
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Fantastic Four #57
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Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
Truly, there is a spark of divinity in all who live, and think... and strive!
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Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards)
A spark that will one day ignite... and illuminate the universe!
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The Thing (Benjamin Grimm)
Sheeesh! Billy Graham's got nothin' on you!
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Fantastic Four #72
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Alicia Masters
There must be some way -- to save you!
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Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
No! It is truly -- hopeless!
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Fantastic Four #74

Silver Surfer
It is made of solidified air molecules... Hardened to an unbelievable degree!
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Thor
My uru hammer barely chips the surface!
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Iron Man
Magnetic repulsor rays have no effect!
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Captain America
The edge of my super-hard shield doesn't even dent it!
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Tigra
If you guys think I'm going to break my pretty claws trying to scratch my way in... go fish!
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Avengers #215

Silver Surfer
But -- I left you safe on our homeworld! Nenora swore to me --
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Shalla-Bal
Nenora is a Skrull!
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Silver Surfer
Wha-a-a-?
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Silver Surfer Vol 3 #30
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Lunatik
What're you doing down there baldy?
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Silver Surfer
Fool! Do you think I need rise to cause you harm?!
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Marvel Comics Presents #174
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Silver Savage
I must return to the stars. Will you come?
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Hulk
Huh. Back when we first met, that's all I wanted. I hated the stupid humans. They never left me alone. Then I saw you in the sky, thought you were a flying saucer. I wanted to catch you, make you take me away to another world.
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Silver Savage
I'm sorry. If I had known... Let me take you now.
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Hulk
You don't get it. I'm finally here.
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Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #95

Tyrak
You mean nothing to me, spaceman! I have single-handedly defeated the Avengers!
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Silver Surfer
Who hasn't?
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Fear Itself: The Deep #3

Silver Surfer
You. Strange boy. Where did you get that? Where did you get this...thing?
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Loki
I...stole it? From a gimp human that annoyed me? He needs it to walk and I guess I thought it would be funny.
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Silver Surfer
It's not. Stand back. This thing lives in two spaces. Here -- and beyond. Who was "Thor"?
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Mighty Thor Vol 2 #9
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Then why? Why are you here? To stop them? To save us?
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Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
I- I am here to try.
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Infinity: Against the Tide: Infinite Comic #1

Silver Surfer
What are you doing? Stop that. Breathe.
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Dawn Greenwood
Fwah! How are you talking in space?!
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Silver Surfer
I possess the Power Cosmic.
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Dawn Greenwood
How am I breathing in space?
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Silver Surfer
The Power Cosmic.
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Dawn Greenwood
And I'm not freezing because...?
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Silver Surfer
Power Cosmic.
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Dawn Greenwood
That's very... convenient.
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Silver Surfer
That's the Power Cosmic.
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Silver Surfer Vol 7 #3

Silver Surfer
So? Aren't you going to ask Stephen how he fixed the hole in the roof? The walls? The stairs?
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Dawn Greenwood
He did it with magic.
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Silver Surfer
And you're okay with that?
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Dawn Greenwood
Why not? That's magic. Makes perfect sense.
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Silver Surfer Vol 7 #5

Dawn Greenwood
Look, it came out of nowhere.
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Silver Surfer
Dawn, it's a planet.
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Dawn Greenwood
It was a very sudden planet.
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Silver Surfer Vol 7 #8
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Dawn Greenwood
I've been meaning to ask... if they're aliens, why are they speaking French?
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Silver Surfer
It only sounds French to your translator, Dawn. It's actually space-French.
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Silver Surfer Vol 7 #13

Silver Surfer
We were too late, weren't we? I'm sorry, old friend.
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Groot
I am Groot.
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Guardians Team-Up #8
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Groot
I am Groot.
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Dawn Greenwood
Hi, Groot. I'm Dawn Greenwood.
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Groot
I am Groot.
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Dawn Greenwood
Oh no... Did we... Is he okay?
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Silver Surfer
He is Groot. That is what he says.
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Groot #3


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