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Quote1 All right, Superman! Speak up! What's turned you anti-hero? Quote2
--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Batman... crying like a child! That I lived to see this day! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Energize you Batman? My pleasure! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You have food in the refrigerator older than her, Hal. Who are you. Ollie? No bad thoughts. She's seventeen. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You're the worst kind of villain, Deimos. One obsessed with power for power's sake. You wield it for your own selfish needs. But power like that can not only save lives. It can revive them. My universe. My world. My Coast City. You bore me. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Stow the high school angst, Batman -- nobody's buying it. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 In brightest day... in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power -- Green Lantern's light! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 My god, I disagree with you and it took you almost five whole minutes to call me a Nazi. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 This is what I've been waiting -- praying for. A chance to make it up to you -- all of you. I can't bring you back -- but I can answer for my sins. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You can't foresee all the consequences of your actions -- But that's no excuse to do nothing. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Who's Green Lantern? Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I've always done what I truly believed was right. At first, people called me a hero for it ... and then a villain. As the memory of what I've done — and been — fades, I hope I will be seen ... in a different light. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 There are worse things than dying, friend. With this little ring I can take you apart molecule by molecule and then put you back together again. And maybe I put you back together right and maybe I don't. But you'll be alive and conscious for every second of it. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Sooner or later you have to turn and face it-- you made a mistake! Welcome to the human race, pal. It's your choice. If you let it, it will destroy you. But if you do let it, remember you had a choice... you just picked the easiest way. You didn't fall into that bottle. You crawled in and pulled the cork in after you! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I should stay. Those Newark dialects can be inscrutable. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I've got a lot to say, and I'm not much good at speeches, so please don't interrupt me. When I saw, a little while ago, the strength of Green Arrow's love for Dinah, I realized that I've been denying myself that sort of strength... because I was proud, because I insisted on my own terms... because I demanded you accept me, not as the dashing Green Lantern, but as plain... Hal Jordan! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Yellow. Gotta... remember that... Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I can't believe this. With that ring I'm probably the most powerful man on earth. I've heard of people with powers like this... from World War II... But Nobody Since. Nobody till me. And here I am... Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 It seemed like such a miracle, like a childhood dream, having a ring that could do anything. So far, it's been a nightmare. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You pit me against this thing-- you put this power on my hand-- and you want me to be a nice boy?! Hell no! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 What am I now? A green fire. A flash of light. A blast of force. What am I? The power. Am I afraid? Yes. But the fear doesn't matter now. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 It's getting harder to focus, Ollie. I...There's something wrong with me. None of this should be happening. This isn't me. This isn't who I am. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't hear any voices. Nothing inside screaming you cannot do this. Or telling me to go and "find" myself. No more soul searching road trips. I'm Hal Jordan. Man. Pilot. Green Lantern. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Enjoy the ride home, pal. I did. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Listen, we've all come through a lot in our different ways. Some of us had a comparatively easy time of it -- some of us didn't. But we got here seven of us now -- to protect this little planet -- and not only because it's right and just to protect life anywhere -- but because the future of the now-unified universe is evolving here now! We don't know if the Guardians are ever coming back, but we have their promise that beings like them, and the female Zamarons, will arise on Earth. That will probably be long after we're all gone... but like, perhaps, the Knights of our earlier days, I swear to give everything this ring and I have to keep alive in my time -- so that life in future days may achieve the grandeur we have been privileged to know in the Guardians of the Universe! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 It's a cliche, Guy, but like Black Hand always says, cliche's are really folk wisdom -- and here's one that can't be repeated too often: war is hell! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Tom -- fix it. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

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--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes I think Green Arrow is right! I do have too much respect for authority! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Great Guardians! It never dawned on me that the Ungarans wouldn't know their champion had died! They think I'm a murder! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I didn't want to admit to myself how scared I was. I was afraid I'd have to give up my Green Lantern career -- and that's what gives meaning to my life. Without the danger -- the constant challenge -- I'd be bored to insanity! I'm so happy I could even eat Ollie's Chili. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Try what you wish with me, Beast, but don't you dare lay a stinking finger on the woman I love! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Shut your mouth, or I'll shut it for you. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I think about what I've seen... a man who never gave up looking for life.... even when death was laughing in his face... and I remember the words of a poet... "Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage... against the dying of the light." Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I've served you well, Guardians. On your behalf, I've battled the vilest scum this universe has to offer... and I think I've earned my rest. There are thousands of inhabited worlds in my space sector, countless worthy beings... give this ring to one of them! I really don't care who you give it to -- just so long as it isn't mine anymore. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm real glad you mentioned that, Predator, because knowing you've laid your slimy paws on her is going to make it all the more pleasurable to clean your clock! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 There are others who can become wives and mothers--there are very few--women or men--in the universe fit to be Green Lanterns! You are one of us, Katma Tui! And once a Green Lantern--always a Green Lantern! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I've done everything you've ever asked me! I've never shirked a duty! I've suffered and fought--and now you suddenly take away my status as Green Lantern--and give it to Alan Scott? Why? Why? WHY? Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 What a spot to be caught in! Letting a girl fight my battles... while I mess around trying to get this power ring to work. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Carol, you just have to trust me. I can't tell you why I had to run out on you suddenly -- or what I've been doing since then. All I can say is that my excuse is a legitimate one... but I'll say this! I'll tell you everything someday -- after we're married! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Once a Green Lantern, always a Green Lantern! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You?! You've been the cause behind all this -- ?! B-but how can that be -- when you're really -- Star Sapphire!?! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 So the Guardians have finked out on me because I no longer run errands for them -- but I was chosen for my job because I'm supposed to be brave -- courage is easy when you can't die. The ring is constantly playing mother hen. So... am I really courageous--? To HECK with the ring! Ah! To be able to prove myself again... to face danger alone... and to best it by my own strength! Ever since I've joined the Lantern Corps... something's been missing from my life... something called -- self-reliance! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I won't give up. There must be another way... a way I can help -- legally. I can't let myself believe Green Arrow was right. My whole life is based on a respect for authority. I've always believed that if a law isn't just, I had to do whatever possible to change it -- not disobey it! Maybe I'm wrong... but I won't accept that until I've tried everything. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not sure I have the right to wear this ring. I'm not on duty with the Green Lantern Corps -- and I suspect the Guardians aren't happy with my long leave of absence. Still, I vowed to combat wrong anywhere... at any time. Regardless of my official status, I mean to fulfill that vow! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I've got a lot to say, and I'm not much good at speeches, so please don't interrupt me. When I saw, a little while ago, the strength of Green Arrow's love for Dinah, I realized that I've been denying myself that sort of strength... because I was proud, because I insisted on my own terms... because I demanded you accept me, not as the dashing Green Lantern, but as plain... Hal Jordan! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I suggest you surrender immediately. I'm in no mood. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes you follow a road for years and then it drops off in front of you. Where all your destinations used to be, now there's just a hole. A lot's dropped out from under me in fifteen years. Fifteen years since I crash-landed that plane, since I picked up the ring from the desert floor. The "Guardians of the Universe" and the Green Lantern Corps. Tomar-Re, Katma-Tui, and a dozen other friends on a dozen different planets. Carol Ferris and the aircraft company that bears her name. An engineering group called the gremlins, who won't talk to me anymore. Jets. When you start on them, the roads stretch away endlessly into the countryside. But then you top the last ride and you find nothing but the hole. And when you reach the hole, there's nowhere to go. Nowhere--and everywhere! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't understand how both of us can be here. But if going back means there's a chance I'll turn into you, Parallax... And do those terrible things you did...I won't let it happen. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Be prepared. It is coming. Make yourself whole. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Guess Again. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I can try to be philosophical, tell myself that it isn't time yet. Bur it's two now. Two places I could have stayed a while, to learn some things about the world and me. Two I've had to leave too soon. Don't cross my path again Guy Gardner. Just don't cross my path. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 They say I'm fearless, but actually I'm very afraid. Of getting beat. Of backing down. Of chickening out. That fear just blows all the others away. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Help me, John. You know people. You knew Carol. And you're smarter than me. Maybe between us we can purge her. Maybe we can find the Carol in her. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I could always use my ring to create the money, or to make myself a plane. But I need to show that my will-power works on more than just the ring. That I can use it to reshape my world, to make the life I want. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 What?! You expect me to commercialize my position-- and the Green Lantern Corps?! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Hello, Barry. Having a hellacious time, as usual. Wish you were here. Bit if all we've got is your immature protegé... Well, we'll make do. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Glad to see you so in charge of the situation. Earlier I was thinking some bad thoughts about your maturity. Maybe I owe you an apology. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 ''HAY-ZUS! Is that Carol? She's gorgeous! I haven't seen her strut like that for years! She must be about to make a big play for me! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 "Disorder" again. He chose to divide us instead of attacking us. Can it be order he's been afraid of all this time? Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 What am I expecting? What call would I ever get... from a vacuum? Tomorrow morning, then. I start a new rhythm. Tomorrow morning, I don't charge the ring. Tomorrow morning, I am only a man. Tomorrow morning... if it ever comes... Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Coast City. It was my home once. My friends' home. Now it's nothing. An engine built on rubble. Built on the corpses of people I knew. And one of those corpses -- might be Carol's. If they think their missiles can keep me out... they're wrong. Nothing's keeping me out. Nothing's keeping me from finding the monster who did this. Nothing's keeping my hands from his throat. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 It would be tempting, wouldn't it? All it would take, really, is the will. Oh, certainly, every last vestige of willpower that could be summoned. But it would be tempting. Think of it. The power to resurrect that which no longer exists... or create that which only exists in the mind's eye. All of it perfect in every detail. The power to make the dead live again... to redress any wrong... to rewrite history with a happy ending. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 What they made me is a slave... and all I've got to show for it is a big hole in the ground that used to be everything important to me. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm going into the Battery! Fifteen years ago, fighting a monster called Legion, I entered the Battery. It gave me tremendous powers. I have to try it again. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Who would want Hal Jordan dead? That's a long list. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Make you a deal then. I don't make it out, you can have my little black book. The one with the home numbers. Even Power Girl's. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I won't live in fear, Jim. I can't. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You've always had it wrong, Sinestro. Even rookies know that a Green Lantern isn't without fear. A Green Lantern overcomes fear. Everytime they face it. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Is this the life I'm coming back to? Is this the strongest emotion in the universe? Is fear what controls everyone and everything? Yeah. I didn't think so. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not going to let you get lost again. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Emotions are dangerous. Maybe they should be controlled somehow. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 We all taking a chance with this. Pick your poison. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 In Blackest day, In Brightest night Beware your fears...MADE INTO LIGHT! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 You want to force the universe to feel what you feel. But life is... subjective, Krona. The Guardians' greatest flaw is not realizing that. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe you haven't heard the news, Mongul...my ring works on yellow! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm going to hit him really, really hard with a big green boxing glove. I'm kidding. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 This universe is unguarded. It lives in the darkness beyond the twilight. Parallax will bring the dawn. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I annihilated the Green Lantern Corps in my universe. Consumed their power to make everything right. I was too late. Now I come to this universe and see Oa destroyed . Worshippers of Sinestro roaming free. But Coast City still survives. I sense it. It's not too late. I will save it. And that means Hal Jordan must die! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Look what you're becoming! You shouldn't exist! I'll find more power! Coast City! Your life! It'll all be mine! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't even think of writing this up in your Green Lantern Casebook! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 He needed someone to hate for what had happened. He chose Superman. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Stop it, or I'll stop it for you. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 There are millions, maybe billions, dead or dying in the worlds as they are. Can we choose their deaths, because they're easier to bear? Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Gone! All our weapons are gone! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Kyle held the torch when no else did. When no one else could. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I thought Green Lantern's was the ultimate power. I knew what it was to wield enough naked energy to alter time and space. To change the universe. But, compared to the Wrath, G.L.'s power is like a flickering candle beside an exploding sun. It just...erupts in me, through me. And, Jim...I haven't learned to control it yet. The Specre is controlling me! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't believe this. I knew I should've designed my costume with a cowl. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 In brightest day... in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power -- Green Lantern's light! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 I started nothing. That is the great sadness. And I cannot stop it... because that which began it resulted from an event outside the proper, natural order. Only you can stop it by accepting... this. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Do you hear me -- I'm a Green Lantern!! I swore an oath to protect this woebegone universe, and I won't turn my back on it now! So go on -- go back to your home worlds if you must. Meet death on your knees if that's the way you want it. But I remember a saying we used to have in the Corps -- "Once a Green Lantern, always a Green Lantern." So I'm going to use what little time my Power Ring has left, and I'm going to finish Krona -- even if I have to do it alone! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 ...and the reason startled the living bulldinky out of me! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

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Quote1 Not Green Lantern, Arrow. Not anymore. I've taken the name Parallax. I've seen the universe from many different directions, and I know how to fix it -- even if it means destroying it! Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)

Quote1 Interesting place, the End of Time. Entropy crushes all energy -- all Life. From here, you can look back on all that is and all that was -- and change it. Easy to do... if you know how. The cosmos is in agony. And I'm the only one who knows how it should be. The countdown has begun... the countdown to... ZERO HOUR. Quote2

--Hal Jordan (New Earth)