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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by Richard Swift (New Earth).

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Quote1 As I recall, it was the Invisible Hood you killed. He’d semi-retired by then. Moved to Austin, Texas. And… um… wasn't it ’74? Quote2
--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 I had no idea until that moment. No idea of what I was capable of doing. Of being. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 Blood looks black in the Moonlight. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 I was not alone. My powers. My cursed, foul, fierce, dark, dire, wonderful powers had been as an affliction to me. Separating me from Man. Making me hate Man for his normalcy and resent him and despise and disdain him. My heart was as black as my shadow by this time. But now... now I was no longer alone. There were others afflicted as me. And one... one I chose. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't let Ludlows live. Not those with hatred for me. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 Journals are selfish guardians of words and thoughts. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 A pity you're dead, Jack Knight... that you cannot see what I've found. I wonder if... if you had lived, could you have been that which your father and brother never were. The champion this city has deserved and been denied these many years. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 It's not a favor I ask. It's need of you... This city has need of its hero. I act merely as herald to the threat you will ultimately have to face. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 It was too much of a task for one man. Even one armed with the power of suns. Luckily Ted Knight had realized this. No one knew it at the time, of course, but Ted had been a true hero then. For the sake of his city, He'd swallowed his pride. And he'd picked up the phone. And made some calls. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 I've killed many myself. Many, indeed. But there's no excuse for beastliness. None whatsoever. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 Look how I've been made to dress. I truly am in hell. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 Believe an old debaucher like me, only the most exquisite of pleasures are capable of inducing a guilty next morning taste. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 ... your ticket to the stars! Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)

Quote1 So am I, my boy. Perhaps little if nothing more, but I am a man of my word. Quote2

--Richard Swift (New Earth)