25 Best Destiny 2 Quotes

by | Jul 17, 2022

While Destiny 2 has always been famed for its excellent gunplay and “feel”, the team over at Bungie has significantly improved its game in several other areas, namely storytelling and lore.

And one of the reasons their storytelling has improved so much is because of the way they deliver it: through excellent dialogue and voice acting. To celebrate this ever-evolving part of Destiny, below is a personal collection of some of the best quotes from the game.

Best Destiny 2 quotes so far

The table below includes some of our favorite quotes in the game:

Ghaul character Destiny 2 featuredDominus Ghaul"You're not brave. You've merely forgotten the fear of death. Allow me to reacquaint you."
Cayde 6 character Destiny 2 featuredCayde-6“I don’t have time to explain what I don’t have time to understand."
The Speaker character Destiny 2 featuredThe SpeakerTo Dominus Ghaul: "Devotion inspires bravery, bravery leads to sacrifice, sacrifice leads to death, so feel free to kill yourself"
Ikora character Destiny 2 featuredIkora Rey“… And now The Traveler has left me with just one life, and I am afraid to lose it.”
Crow Character Destiny 2 featuredUldren Sov“The Line Between Light And Dark Is So Very Thin. Do You Know Which Side You’re On?”
Cayde 6 character Destiny 2 featuredCayde 6"Everybody loves a bad idea when it works"
Drifter character Destiny 2 featuredThe Drifter“There Are Things Out In The Dark That Only The Dark Can Overcome. Trust Me.”
Toland Character Destiny 2 featuredToland The Shattered“Some terrors you defeat. Some, you become.”
Shaxx character Destiny 2 featuredLord Shaxx"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T CONCENTRATE WHEN I'M YELLING? RELAX!"
Saint 14 character Destiny 2 featuredSaint 14“The final stand is where ever I plant my feet. Not one step more.”
Shaxx character Destiny 2 featuredLord ShaxxWho says Warlocks are better with books than with guns? Ok, it was me. But I was lying. Rage is an excellent motivator.
Zavala character Destiny 2 featuredCommander ZavalaZavala: “Cayde, When this is over, I’ll talk to Holliday about getting you that tank.”
Cayde: “Aww I missed you too buddy.”
Hardcase Cloak Destiny 1 artHardcase Cloak lore"If you learn nothing else, learn this: when a Hunter takes up the cloak of a dead comrade, this is a vow."
Riven Character Destiny 2 featuredRiven“Even paradise becomes a prison if you can’t leave. “
Steel oracle Z-11 Destiny 1 artSteel oracle Z-11 lore"I foresee fire. Fire and Screams."
"You would, mate. You're a rocket launcher."
Toland Character Destiny 2 featuredToland The Shattered"Life is pain. Pain is power. And power is life."
Failsafe Character Destiny 2 featuredFailsafe"It's not murder if it's robots."
Elsie Bray character Destiny 2 featuredElsie Bray"I don't have time to explain why I don't have time to explain."
Saint 14 character Destiny 2 featuredSaint 14I will send your opponent to Shaxx's Crucible to train more. Perhaps they will fare better in his baby arena.
Shaxx character Destiny 2 featuredLord Shaxx"They can't kill you if they're dead."
Cayde 6 character Destiny 2 featuredCayde-6"How's your sister?"
Shaxx character Destiny 2 featuredLord Shaxx"You're second. Good, just as Zavala is second to me."
Failsafe Character Destiny 2 featuredFailsafe"I thought your wholesale destruction of the Vex would make me miss my captain and crew less."
"Did it?"
"It did not."
Zavala character Destiny 2 featuredCommander Zavala“Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one..."

The plan is to continue adding to this “collection” so don’t hesitate to share your favorite quotes in the comments section!

Best Lord Shaxx quotes

These are some of the best Lord Shaxx quotes you can hear him say during Crucible matches or in the Tower:

  1. If we had this crop of rookies at Twilight Gap, we’d all be speaking Fallen!
  2. I can’t watch this. Win this already, would you?
  3. Did you see that grenade toss? He’s a danger only to himself!
  4. How? How did that happen? There are four of you, and you all have guns! Do it again.

You can find more excellent Lord Shaxx quotes in this nicely done compilation:

Best Drifter quotes

These are some of the best quotes from the Drifter you can hear during Gambit matches or in the Tower:

  1. Your ally is back and they murdered seven Guardians! Oh, what a jerk! I dig it.
  2. Hahaha! I’m sorry, were they saying something, ’cause they’re dead now!
  3. You sent a Taken Ogre! Look at you, like a little Oryx. Ha, just kidding.

Your turn

Did we miss other great Destiny 2 quotes? Let us know in the comments below!

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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