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Just want a quick boost of motivation? Check out the video game quotes we've gathered. You'll be inspired and amused!

Get inspired with these forever important video game quotes

When the going gets tough, it’s great to throw on a video game. There’s nothing like pure, escapist fantasy to help you get away from your troubles. Some days, though, there’s too much on your plate and not enough time to fire up the old console or your PC for some gaming. 

When you need just a quick boost of inspiration, you might not have time to play your favorite games, but you can always revisit them. These game quotes will focus, inspire, and amuse you. 

“I’ve struggled a long time with survivin’, but no matter what, you have to find something to fight for.” – Joel, The Last of Us

Naughty Dog announced The Last of Us in 2011. It was the most anticipated game of 2013, and it didn’t disappoint. The Last of Us is a story-driven game about humans surviving in a zombie-esque apocalypse. Joel is a survivor who takes on the job of escorting fourteen-year-old Ellie across the country.

Our survival might not be as precarious as Joel’s & Ellie’s, but Joel’s in-game quote is a good reminder to find what drives us. When life gets hard, we need to know why we’re fighting onwards. Joel’s quote reminds us that when life gets hard, we should focus on what we really value.

“The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.” – G-man, Half-Life 2

Valve’s Half-Life 2 released in 2004 and has gone down in history as one of the best video games of all time. It’s remembered as much for it’s mechanics as its story. G-man is a mysterious figure in the game, and he’s not necessarily one of the good guys.

Despite G-man’s ominous delivery, this game quote is still a powerful reminder that anyone can make a difference in the world. Often, events boil down to the right person being in the right (or wrong) place at the right time. G-man’s quote emphasizes anyone can impact the world, but that it isn’t always up to us to decide who will.

“But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.” – Geralt, The Witcher: The Last Wish

The Witcher is CD Projekt Red’s massively popular fantasy roleplaying game series. The studio has released three main games in the series, and Netflix has adapted The Witcher as a TV show starring Henry Cavill. The Witcher tells the story of a traveling monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, who comes to be an embodiment of good in the world.

This quote appeared in a novelization of the game’s story. Geralt’s quote points out that sticking to your morals sometimes means refusing to participate when others do wrong. He inspires us to choose the harder, middle path of not choosing at all.

“When life gives you lemons? Don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your d*mn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager!” – Cave Johnson, Portal 2

Valve has a knack for making games with quotable dialog. J.K. Simmons delivered this line with such perfection that it became an instant classic. In a game filled with laugh-out-loud moments, this was the highlight for Portal 2.

What’s more inspiring than a good laugh? Mr. Cave Johnson has a real point here, too. Sometimes it’s not enough to just take what life gives you. Sometimes you need to push back. This quote can put a smile on your face and light a little overzealous fire inside you, too. Some days that’s just what you need. 

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