Bastian Quotes in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Norick: [after Farmer crosses the bridge] I'm going next.
Bastian: You're a brave old guy.
Norick: No, I just don't want you weakening the rope before I have my turn.
Bastian: [contemplating zip line] Alright, let's go, come on.
Norick: You were more concerned about your horse.
Bastian: My horse I like. It's you I'm not so sure about.
Norick: Well, wait til you get to know me better.
The Childlike Empress: Bastian. Why don't you do what you dream, Bastian?
Bastian: But I can't, I have to keep my feet on the ground!
The Childlike Empress: Call my name. Bastian, please! Save us!
Bastian: All right! I'll do it! I'll save you! I will do what I dream!
[Climbs to the window and yells out in the storm:]
Atreyu: What will happen if he doesn't appear?
The Childlike Empress: [sadly] Then our world will disappear - and so will I.
Atreyu: How could he let that happen?
The Childlike Empress: He doesn't understand that he's the one who has the power to stop it. He simply can't imagine that one little boy could be that important.
Bastian: Is it really me?
Atreyu: Maybe he doesn't know what he has to do!
Bastian: [shouts] What DO I have to do?
The Childlike Empress: He has to give me a new name. He's already chosen it. He just has to call it out.
The Childlike Empress: It was the only way to get in touch with an earthling.
Atreyu: But I didn't get in touch with an earthling!
The Childlike Empress: Yes, you did. He has suffered with you. He went through everything you went through; and now, he has come here with you. He is very close... listening to every word, we say.
Bastian: [as he is reading, Bastian can't believe it] *What*?
Bastian: Why is it so dark?
The Childlike Empress: In the beginning, it is always dark.
Bastian: How many wishes do I get?
The Childlike Empress: As many as you want. And the more wishes you make, the more magnificent Fantasia will become.
The Childlike Empress: Try it.
Bastian: My first wish is...
Bastian: I know books, I have 186 of them at home.
Mr. Koreander: Ah, comic books.
Bastian: No, I've read Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tarzan.
Mr. Koreander: Whoa whoa whoa, who were you running from?
Bastian: Just some kids from school.
Mr. Koreander: Why?
Bastian: They wanted to throw me in the garbage.
Mr. Koreander: Why don't you give them a good punch in the nose, hm?
Mr. Koreander: Your books are safe. While you're reading them, you get to become Tarzan or Robinson Crusoe.
Bastian: But that's what I like about 'em.
Mr. Koreander: Ahh, but afterwards you get to be a little boy again.
Bastian: Wh-what do you mean?
Mr. Koreander: Listen. Have you ever been Captain Nemo, trapped inside your submarine while the giant squid is attacking you?
Mr. Koreander: Weren't you afraid you couldn't escape?
Bastian: But it's only a story.
Mr. Koreander: That's what I'm talking about. The ones you read are safe.
Bastian: And that one isn't?
Bastian's Father: I got a call from your math teacher, yesterday. She says that you were drawing horses in your math book.
Bastian: Unicorns. They were unicorns.
Bastian's Father: What?
Bastian: What is that?
The Childlike Empress: One grain of sand. It is all that remains of my vast empire.
Bastian: Fantasia has totally disappeared?
The Childlike Empress: Yes.
Bastian: Then, everything's been in vain.
The Childlike Empress: No, it hasn't. Fantasia can arise anew, from your dreams and wishes, Bastian.
Bastian's Father: Good morning, Bastian.
Bastian: [trying to get the lid off of a jar] Morning, Dad. I had another dream, Dad, about Mom.
Bastian: No, not again. No, not again!
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Looks like things are getting a little nasty at the bux residence.
Bastian: You made it that way!
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: No. You did! And you too! Don't go blaming it on me. I didn't put those words into your parents mouths. They said it themselves.
Bastian: [reads the text his past events in the Neverending Story] Jane's house is more suited for a family of four, which for Bastian, had a new room, a new neighborhood, and worst of all: a new school.
Nicole: [as the rest of the kids run from a group of bullies known as "The Nasties"] Come on!
Bastian: Why? Who are they?
Nicole: The Nasties!
Bastian: Can you guys show me where the men's room is?
Slip, Leader of The Nasties: Well, I think you're personally right. We'll escort you to the men's room.
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