37 'Legion' Quotes From The Marvel Alternate Universe
The FX network aired "Legion," a superhero television series, from 2017 to 2019, gaining many fans who have their own favorite characters. To pay tribute to the show's stars, here are 37 "Legion" quotes that offer some reflection.
"Legion" is a stunning masterpiece known for its mesmerizing and mind-altering imagery that delves into intricate subjects such as mental health, self-discovery, and the very fabric of reality.
Drawing inspiration from Marvel Comics icon David Haller, also known as Legion, the series follows him as he realizes the link between his mutant abilities and his long-standing battle with schizophrenia.
Like other famous superheroes, David is not fighting his inner demons alone. By his side is his partner-in-crime, fellow mutant Sydney Barrett also known as Syd. Together, they offer thought-provoking perspectives on life. Below are some of their memorable quotes.
Melanie Bird's quote: "We all die eventually. The real tragedy is forgetting to live." | Image: AmoDays
David Haller Quotes
"I tell them I'm sane, they think I'm crazy, and if I say, "You know what? You're right, I am crazy," then they up my dosage." — David Haller
"The money is a tool, you see. Nothing more. Power. Because without power, who would listen?" — David Haller
"If we get lost, we get lost together." — David Haller
"When a plate breaks, you don't fix it, you just get another plate." — David Haller
"I'm a magic man." — David Haller
Amahl Farouk's quote: "Do what you want. Take what you want. Gods make rules. They don't follow them." | Image: AmoDays
"I'm a good person. I deserve love." — David Haller
"You know the most dangerous thing about schizophrenia? The most dangerous thing is believing you don't have it. That's the trick. The mind killer. Your disease convinces you, you don't have it. So, for example, one day in the hospital, you meet a girl and she has some friends and they tell you you're not sick. You have super powers. And more than anything, you wanna believe it because that means you're not crazy. It means you can fall in love and live happily ever after. But you know if you believe it if you surrender to the hope and you're wrong, then you're never coming back." — David Haller
Melanie Bird's quote: "The greatest monsters are the ones in human clothes." | Image: AmoDays
"It's just Thursday. My 260th Thursday as a passenger on the cruise ship Mental Health." — David Haller
"Everybody in here keeps saying that I'm sane. What if they're wrong?" — David Haller
Syd Barrett Quotes
"What if you're not the hero? What if you're just another villain? The real villain." — Syd Barrett
"Love is what we have to save if we're gonna save the world." — Syd Barrett
"Love isn't gonna save us. It's what we have to save. Pain makes us strong enough to do it. All our scars, our anger, our despair, its armor. Baby, God loves the sinners best because our fire burns bright, bright, bright. Burn with me." — Syd Barrett
Narrator's quote: "Ask yourself: what's more terrifying? Fear, or the frightened." | Image: AmoDays
"Who teaches us to be normal when we're one of a kind?" — Syd Barrett
"Just promise me, if you get lost, we get lost together." — Syd Barrett
"Do you know what love is? It's a hot bath. What happens to things when you leave them in a bath for too long? They get soft, fall apart." — Syd Barrett
"It's a war, baby, this life. The things we endure. You said you saw the future, and it's an apocalypse. Who survives that, the lovers or the fighters? They sell us this lie that love's gonna save us. All it does is make us stupid and weak." — Syd Barrett
"If you learn to control that, you're gonna be a world-class badass." — Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett's quote: "Who teaches us to be normal when we're one of a kind?" | Image: AmoDays
"We moved through a city of normals, soldiers in a secret war. We were the ghosts in a haunted house, the golem of myth. To the normal, we were just superstition, make-believe. Sometimes it felt like that to us too. To me, I was a woman who couldn't be touched, in love with a man who wasn't there. What was real?" — Syd Barrett
"Please keep talking so we can all pretend that our problems are just in our heads." — Syd Barrett
"I don't care if you save me or the world if you don't save yourself." — Syd Barrett
'Legion' Quotes about Wisdom
"A delusion starts like any other idea, as an egg. Identical on the outside, perfectly formed. From the shell, you'd never know anything was wrong. It's what's inside that matters." — Narrator
"Where the pessimist sees danger hiding behind every back, the optimist sees friendship. Which is why, when we encounter coincidence, we often see conspiracy." — Narrator
Syd Barrett's quote: "Just promise me, if you get lost, we get lost together." | Image: AmoDays
"Ask yourself: what's more terrifying? Fear, or the frightened." — Narrator
"If the idea of illness can become illness, what else about our reality is actually a disorder?" — Narrator
"Human beings are the only animal that forms ideas about their world. We perceive it not through our bodies but through our minds. We must agree on what is real. Because of this, we are the only animal on Earth that goes mad." — Narrator
"The greatest monsters are the ones in human clothes." — Melanie Bird
"David, your whole life people have told you you were sick. What if I told you that's a lie? What if I told you every memory you have of mental illness… the voices, hallucination… was just your power? And what if I could do more than just tell you? What if I could show you? Help you rewrite the story of your life?" — Melanie Bird
Amahl Farouk's quote: "When you become my age, you realize it's not about the thing done. It's the beauty of the plan." | Image: AmoDays
"You can make someone do what they don't want to do, but there's no force on Earth that makes you enjoy it." — Melanie Bird
"Well, kid, you better learn to fly like a bird, because the age of the dinosaur is over." — Melanie Bird
"We all die eventually. The real tragedy is forgetting to live." — Melanie Bird
Syd Barrett's quote: "What if you're not the hero? What if you're just another villain? The real villain." | Image: AmoDays
"Do you know what the saddest words are in the English language? 'Vacant lot.'" — Melanie Bird
"What are years? Just trips around the sun." — Oliver Bird
"I'll watch for you as best I can, but things get muddy out there in the vast subconscious. Remember, it's not real unless you make it real." — Oliver Bird
David Haller's quote "When a plate breaks, you don't fix it, you just get another plate." | Image: AmoDays
"Do what you want. Take what you want. Gods make rules. They don't follow them." — Amahl Farouk
"What is the universe without each sunrise? That's how we judge our gods, not on their math but their poetry." — Amahl Farouk
"When you become my age, you realize it's not about the thing done. It's the beauty of the plan." — Amahl Farouk
"Is it such a terrible thing to feel sorrow for your enemy? What is he, except a brother with another name?" — Amahl Farouk
Syd Barrett's quote: "I don't care if you save me or the world if you don't save yourself." | Image: AmoDays
"Legion" has a veiled connection to the original Marvel universe, prompting fans to wonder if any notable Marvel heroes are featured. As a matter of fact, the show featured a subplot that features Shadow King and David's father, Professor X.
With unforgettable characters such as David and Syd, the show has left a lasting impact on its fans. Whether you're a fan or just looking for inspiration, these quotes will surely leave an impression.
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