Alder/Quotes

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These are Alder's quotes in the Pokémon games.

In the core series

Pokémon Black and White

Route 5
"Oh! Why, if it isn't Elesa! Aren't festivals grand? Life should be enjoyed!"
"I heard that remark. You're quite a judgmental young person, are you not? My name is Alder. I'm the Unova Pokémon League's Champion. Pleased to make your acquaintance. For your information, I'm not goofing off. I'm on a voyage. I know every corner of Unova."
"Hm. Traveling with a goal in mind is a commendable thing. And what do you plan to do after becoming the Champion?"
"Hmm. Becoming stronger... Becoming stronger, you say... Is that alone enough of a goal? Hmmm. It's not that I'm trying to say your way of thinking is wrong... In my travels, I've helped many people learn to love Pokémon. I think that's important, too. If you play with those children, you might gain more of an understanding. Will you two have a Pokémon battle with those two? Hey you two. Come here for a moment."
"Nicely done! You didn't win, but that was a good battle. Your Pokémon looked like they were having fun. Young man, if there are people like you who pursue strength, there are also people who are happy just being with Pokémon. There are many different people and many different answers. When it comes to what a Champion should be, you and I may hold differing views, but so be it! Give it some thought."
"It's tremendous that people and Pokémon, each so different, can acknowledge each other and be together!"
Twist Mountain
"That was a fine Pokémon battle! I'm happy to see that you are both growing as Trainers!"
"Oh, honestly, Cheren. Just accept the compliment without stinging remark. I've asked you this before, but what do you plan to do after becoming strong?"
"Hmmm... You remind me of Marshal. Of course, having something you want to become is important. But what is even more important is what you do with your newfound power. Anyway, take this! Here--you, too. If you use the move Surf, you can travel over water. I shall see you again, young Trainers. Don't forget about the needs of the Pokémon at your side!"
Dragonspiral Tower
"Yes! Yes, there are!"
"No time for chitchat! Those violent flashes of lightning that shot from the tower...B/That fearsome column of fire that shot from the tower...W That Pokémon has the power to destroy the world! If it's on Team Plasma's side, and Team Plasma tells everyone to release their Pokémon... No matter whether it comes from fear or admiration... The world can't help but change. It will become a world where we are separated from Pokémon..."
"If I remember the myth, Zekrom's powerful electricityB/Reshiram's fiery breathW, along with the other Pokémon, devastated ancient Unova in an instant. Even knowing that, N is still wanting to awaken the other?!"
"Miss, you are a very kind person. Still, I don't know if other Pokémon will be able to stand up to it. Because, no matter what, it is a legendary being... I don't like the idea of taking orders from N, but searching for the dragon--the stone--might not be a bad plan. We certainly can't let Team Plasma reawaken both of them! Since I've traveled all over Unova, I have an idea of where it might be. Let's head to the Relic Castle. <player>, everyone, I'm going!"
Relic Castle
"You two. Come here... Come to my side."
"Release them, you say? Do the Pokémon who live with their Trainers actually want that? Is the liberation you talk about really just stealing Pokémon from people?"
"I won't lose! I'll fight for all Trainers who love their Pokémon, and for all Pokémon who believe in their Trainers!"
"So you stayed behind to just tell me that? Just to make a fool of me?"
"Hmmm... It seems my only choice is to return to the Pokémon League and battle N. But it bothers me to do exactly what Ghetsis wants... More importantly, what should we do about the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW? Yes...that's a good idea. It's hard to breathe in here!"
Desert Resort
"What could that guy called N possibly want? Could he be trying to prove he is right by winning the battle of the two dragons?"
"I could hear Professor Juniper's voice from clear over here! Seems like something big is happening. I wonder what is waiting at the museum in Nacrene City. I'll go on ahead!"
Nacrene City
"Wait a moment, <player>!"
"If you take this Light StoneB/Dark StoneW, that means you'll be the one to battle N if anything happens to me. Are you really OK with that?"
Yes: "I understand. You are determined to take on this duty. Then, here it is. Prepare yourself. Be strong."
No: "So, you're just going to allow N to fulfill his plans for a new world? A world where Pokémon and Trainers are separated?"
No:: "I understand. You are determined to take on this duty. Then, here it is. Prepare yourself. Be strong."
Yes: "Still, I must ask you... Sincerely, I must ask you... Take this stone. Just in case it's needed!"
No: "Still, I must ask you... Sincerely, I must ask you... Take this stone. Just in case it's needed!"
Yes: "I am deeply sorry. I wish I didn't have to burden you. This world of ours, where Pokémon and people live together... Please... If anything happens to me, protect it!"
"..."
"Ah-hah. We've got those two. <player>!"
"Go to Opelucid City. The Gym Leader of that city uses Dragon-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader could know something. I'll go ahead and wait for you there! Until then!"
Opelucid City
"Hello, <player>. This way."
"Ghetsis... What a liar. Desperately trying to con everyone with his speech."
"Let's go, <player>!"
"It's been a while, Iris and Drayden."
"Briefly, my request is this. Tell us about the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon!"
"Yes! That Trainer called N apparently told <player> here to search for the other Dragon-type Pokémon!"
"That's right, Iris. The ones who make Pokémon battle are the Trainers... And it's so the Trainers and the Pokémon can get to know each other better.""
"I'm going to the Pokémon League. No, I guess in this case I should say I'm "returning" to the Pokémon League! Of course, I'll defeat N! I'll teach him about the beauty of this world, where Pokémon and Trainers live together in harmony! Also, <player>, I'll await your arrival. Once you've obtained the Opelucid Badge, come to the League! The Opelucid Gym Leader is tough. Take care!"
"Farewell. I'm counting on you, Drayden and Iris!"
Pokémon League - first visit
"I beg you! Separating people from Pokémon... Do anything but that!"
"You did well to get this far."
"Er... I have to congratulate you."
"I... I lost. I should have been able to demonstrate the bond between me and my Pokémon. That would have shown that brat the worthlessness of his outrageous dreams. So, his convictions were the real thing... Be careful. The ones who change the world are always the ones who pursued their dreams. <player>, I ask this of you. Even if Pokémon and people are separated, nothing good will come of it. Please let him know that!"
N's Castle
  • After defeating N
"You fool! That's a ridiculous idea!"
  • After defeating Ghetsis
"Now, N... Do you still think Pokémon and people should be separated?"
"You're right. He's truly pitiful."
"N... I'm sure you have much to think about. I know you were not pursuing idealsB/the truthW because of Ghetsis's manipulation, but because your heart was truly inspired. That is why you were able to meet the legendary Pokémon!"
"Is that so? What you and the legendary Pokémon are going to do from now on... That's important, wouldn't you say?"
"N, even if we don't understand each other, that's not a reason to reject each other. There are two sides to any argument. Is there one point of view that has all the answers? Give it some thought."
Celestial Tower
"..."
"My old partner is resting here in the Celestial Tower. It was the first Pokémon I received when I became a Trainer. I come here to ring the bell and comfort its spirit."
"It was a strong Pokémon. It was courageous, noble, and kind... Together, we madly pursued strength... Without even knowing the meaning of strength."
"But, in the same way that all stories have a beginning and an end, all lives have an end, as well... It was then that I understood that strength isn't something that remains unchanged forever. However, the joy one feels in being with Pokémon--that is the real thing. In order to spread the word, I left the Pokémon League and kept traveling... That's right! Traveling is wonderful. I've met many different Pokémon, many different Trainers, and now I've met all of you. There are many more Trainers and Pokémon to encounter in the world! <player>! Go out and meet as many of them as you can!"
"Well, <player>, I'll be waiting for you at the Pokémon League!"
Pokémon League - Champion battle
  • Before initial battle
"I am grateful for what you did about N. I don't know what he's thinking now, but I'm sure he realizes that different people and Pokémon have their own paths to follow. Say now, how about a match with the strongest Trainer in the Unova region?"
"I've really been looking forward to deciding who's the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the Unova region! Kiai!"
  • Upon first non-KO HP loss
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • When the last Pokémon is at critical health
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
  • Being defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart... Use the battle with me as a stepping stone and move forward!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent! Come with me!"
Hall of Fame
"This room is the Hall of Fame. It exists to commemorate the Trainers and Pokémon who have demonstrated their stellar strength and kindness of heart." (First time entering the Hall of Fame)
"No matter how many times I visit, I always feel a little awed by the names engraved here." (Subsequent times entering the Hall of Fame)
"Well, now, <player>. With your skill and persistence, you have earned your place in this Hall of Fame. Your name, the account of your journey, and the history of your battles will all be recorded here. I hope all of this becomes a support to you and helps you grow stronger. Now, Trainer, you and the Pokémon who fought by your side will be recorded in this machine!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Route 19
"You there, Trainer!"
"My name is Alder! I'm a Trainer with a keen interest in the world. One of my goals is to tell people about how wonderful it is to walk toward the future together with Pokémon."
"And you are? ... ... Hmph! So you're <player> from Aspertia City!"
"Your <lead Pokémon> is a fine-looking Pokémon! But, you're not exactly a seasoned Trainer yet... Indeed! I'll train you a little! Follow me!"
Floccesy Town
"Oh, that's right! <player>, are your Pokémon well? Your Pokémon are always doing their best for you, the Trainer, so you must always be kind to them! My house is just a little farther! Stop by the Pokémon Center first if you'd like!"
  • Past the clock tower
"Hey, this way! Shall we start training? By the way...why are you holding two Town Maps? ... Oh ho! It's your friend's Town Map, is it? Your friend is the one with the <rival's starter>, isn't he? It just so happens, he was training his Pokémon on Route 20... Well, if that's the case, you should go give him the Town Map first! Just follow this road. It goes to Route 20!"
  • If attempting to walk past him before finding Hugh
"Just follow this road. It goes to Route 20!"
  • If spoken to before finding Hugh
"Just follow this road. It goes right to Route 20! I'll be waiting here until you deliver the Town Map!"
  • After meeting Hugh and finding Herdier
"Oh! It looks like you've delivered the Town Map to your friend! Hrm... You were only gone a moment, but you and your Pokémon have grown. Why, I could almost mistake you for someone else! Well then. Instead of training you, I would like you and your Pokémon to give me a hand!"
  • Inside Alder's house, before battling School Kid Seymour
"That's right! This Trainer may be tough, but you can learn from losing as well. More importantly, haven't I been telling you just to enjoy Pokémon battles? So, <player>! Please be their opponent!"
  • After defeating School Kid Seymour
"That was a fine battle, both of you. Well, next we have..."
"First we have to heal your Pokémon, <player>."
  • After defeating School Kid Cassie
"That was truly a rousing battle! I could tell that all of the Pokémon were enjoying themselves as well! How about it, <player>? Pokémon types are very important in battle, aren't they? Water is strong against Fire... Fire is strong against Grass... Grass is strong against Water... Type matchups don't decide everything, though!"
"Let's heal those hard-working Pokémon! <player's lead Pokémon>! You did a great job for <player>! Meeting Pokémon and people you never would have met otherwise is truly one of the great things about traveling!"
  • If spoken to before battling Cheren
"Meeting Pokémon and people you never would have met otherwise is truly one of the great things about traveling!"
"<player>! As for the newly opened Pokémon Gym in Aspertia City, I heard a new Gym Leader has arrived there. You should go and test how strong you've become!"
  • After defeating Cheren
"Oh! You won a Gym Badge! That's the result of understanding your Pokémon and bringing out their power!"
  • After defeating more Gym Leaders
"Getting that many Gym Badges is impressive! But you're only partway through your journey... What does being strong really mean?"
Route 19 (after obtaining the Medal Box)
"<player>!"
"Excuse me! I forgot to tell you something important! First, take these!"
"Those are Oran Berries! If you give one to your Pokémon, its HP will be restored."
"What's more! You can give your Pokémon a Berry to hold! Like this Oran Berry, for instance. When a Pokémon holds this Berry, it can eat the Berry if it gets hurt in the heat of battle and regain some of its lost HP!"
"Well... I just told you to challenge the Gym Leader. Aspertia's Gym Leader is a very strong Pokémon Trainer! But you have nothing to worry about! If you think hard about what the Pokémon at your side can do, and what you should do as a Trainer, victory will be yours!"
"And then you should take on stronger and stronger Trainers... Actually, take on the Gym Leaders of each city! Working together with your Pokémon is what makes you grow as a Trainer. As you and your Pokémon grow stronger, your world will get broader!"
Floccesy Town (post-game)
  • Before battle
"Oh! You've come! Could I spar with you, the strongest trainer in the Unova region?"
Yes: "Oh! My heart jumps for joy! Well then, prepare yourself for battle! Kiai!"
No: "Hrm... Well, I shall wait here then."
  • Upon first non-KO HP loss
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • When the last Pokémon is at critical health
"Good! That strength is good! But I'm going to send it back at you!"
  • Being defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart..."
  • After being defeated
"That's the Champion for you!"
"Why, if it isn't Benga! Are you serious, boy?"
"His/Her name is <player's name>! He/She's the strongest Trainer in the Unova region."
"How about it, Benga? Do you want to spar, perhaps?"
"He's a lively one, even for MY grandson! I'll explain what he was talking about. He challenged a place called the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2, which appeared in Black CityB2/White ForestW2. You'll find out what kind of place it is if you go there. An ordinary Trainer, however, can't make it to where he is. So that's the story! If you'd like, you should take the challenge as well."
  • If talked to again
"When you find something you want to do, you should take it on without a moment of doubt! Don't worry! You have Pokémon by your side, right? If you're together, you can do things you can't do alone, and your Pokémon can go places they couldn't go on their own."
Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I show everyone how wonderful it is to move forward together with Pokémon. Competing like this is probably the best way to show everyone!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"I've really been looking forward to deciding who's the strongest Pokémon Trainer in this tournament! Kiai!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I feel fired up when I see another Trainer, and I imagine which one of us is stronger. When I actually face that Trainer, the excitement builds to fever pitch!"
  • When defeated
Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent!"
  • If the player is defeated
"That was an extraordinary effort from both you and your Pokémon!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! The ones who change the world are always the ones who pursued their dreams. That's right! They're just like you."
  • After winning
"When things don't go as you thought, silently continue to train. If you do, someday both you and your Pokémon will be able to battle in the way you envisioned."
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Well done! That was an impressive battle. The spirit of my first partner, Larvesta - no, Volcarona - lives on in my current partners, too! I want to add your strength to their experience as well!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

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Menu interface (voice clips)
  • After being recruited
"My name is Alder! One of my goals is to tell people about how wonderful the future with Pokémon is!"
  • Sync pair viewer
"Stay true to yourself, and never compromise your ideals."
"The ones who change the world are always the ones who pursued their dreams."
  • Selection screen (forming team)
"Let's head out to train together."
  • Selection screen (disbanding team)
"Farewell."
  • Upon learning a new lucky skill
"This opens up a new path for us!"
  • Upon leveling-up
"Another step further."
  • Upon reaching max level
"This is the true essence of our power!"
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap
"We've broken through another wall!"
  • During conversation
"Hey."
"You did it."
"Well I'll be!"
"Well done!"
"Keep it up!"
"Hold it."
"I'm sorry."
"Yeah!"
"No."
"Please."
"Just as I imagined!"
  • During special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"I'm not one to just sit around. I'm heading out to train with my Pokémon!"
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • Co-op match screen
"Okay!"
  • VS screen
"Let's begin!"
  • Battle start
"Let's go!"
  • Using Pokémon move
"Go!"
"Keep at it!"
  • Using item
"Leave it to me!"
  • Using Trainer move
"An opening!"
  • Using sync move
"Show me what you got."
  • Unity move
"Lead!"
"At once!"
"Finish!"
  • Switching in
"Leave it to me!"
  • Recalling fainted Pokémon
"You did well."
  • "Nice!" emote
"Keep it up!"
  • "Watch out" emote
"Stay alert!"
  • "Let's do this!" emote
"Life ought to be enjoyed!"
  • "Thanks!" emote
"Thank you."
  • Defeat
"Ngh... We need to train harder."
  • Victory
"Hahaha."
"Those with the strongest convictions will win!"
Story Event - Champion Time
  • Exhibition Match Kick-Off
"Yes, I see how strong you stand. And looking at your partner Pokémon..."
"You're the best opponent we could ask for! Here we go!"
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
"Volcarona, it all comes down to this!"
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent!"
"Not at all! You may have bested us this time but don't think I'll let that happen again! I look forward to our next match!"
Legendary Event - Father or Foe
  • A Visit from Ghetsis
"Hahaha! You both did well for a team that was put together on the spot!"
"And of course, it's not always pure strength that wins the battle."
  • A Human Heart
"I see... So Ghetsis said all that."
"... ... ..."
"I know this may not be what you want to hear, but I'm going to be completely honest with you."
"Given how nefarious Ghetsis is, I think what he said was a trap."
"However, that's easy for me to say as an outsider."
"I myself have a naughty little grandson. His name is Benga."
"If he ever went down the wrong path..."
"I don't think I could say no if he asked me to trust him afterward."
"That's what a family is. An emotional connection that defies all logic and reason."
"I must say, you've changed a lot."
"I think if this had happened to you in the past, you wouldn't have spent any more time on this decision."
"You were stubbornly black and white about your beliefs back then, after all."
"No. Not at all."
"You've just become more human, is all."
"Suffering, worrying, and feeling lost are all part of being human... Overcoming those struggles is how we grow."
"Personally, I prefer the person you've become to the person you were before."
  • Side by Side
"Go! Volcarona!"
"I had a feeling something bad would happen... I'm glad we made it in time!"
"We took care of the Team Break members at the entrance, but reinforcements are on the way! We need to get out of here!"
"What's the matter, N?"
  • And Yet...
"It's too late to stop them. Let's make sure they have a safe escape route!"
"I see. Then..."
"Despicable... You're the one without a heart, Ghetsis."
"I had a bad feeling this might happen."
"My apologies, N. Perhaps I should have stopped you before you rushed to help him."
Sync Pair Story - A Day with Alder
"If it isn't <player>! What a coincidence to see you here!"
"Hahaha! I see you're struck by my Volcarona's beauty, eh?"
He's so bright!: "Yes! Volcarona looks happy to see you!"
He's so hot!: "Looks like he's doing especially well today! He's really raising the temperature here!"
"Actually, I found you at just the right time!"
"There's something I've been wanting to teach you, and now's the perfect opportunity to do just that!"
"It's been a long time since I set off on my journey as a Pokémon Trainer."
"And on that journey, I learned the importance of being able to travel with my Pokémon."
"I want to make sure our team and everyone here on Pasio understands how important that is, too!"
Even me?: "Yes! I'm sure you'll have no trouble understanding what I have to say!"
Why do you need to do that?: "As a former Champion, I'm supposed to foster healthy relationships between people and Pokémon."
"Both of my Volcarona taught me that important lesson."
"Haha, you look a little confused."
"I guess I should explain what happened before I formed a sync pair with this guy."
"The first Pokémon that I truly bonded with when I became a Trainer was also a Volcarona."
"But that Volcarona...has been laid to rest at the Celestial Tower in Unova."
"We fought together, laughed together, shared our joy together... I thought it would last forever."
"But all good things must come to an end... Sometimes unexpectedly so."
"Thanks to my first partner Pokémon, I learned that people and Pokémon can't stick around forever."
"Because our time here is limited, we should treasure the moments we have now."
"My current partner here understands that, too."
"I learn so much from watching how hard he works."
"That's what I meant by “both of my Volcarona.”"
"I've already relinquished my title as Champion."
"Nothing lasts forever—not our strength and not the lives of our Pokémon."
"Even so, remembering the times you spent together and the memories you shared will always bring you joy."
"You and your partner Pokémon have a special bond that allows you to share important things with each other!"
"The spark in your eyes as a sync pair is a wonderful sight indeed!"
"Be strong so they don't lose that spark!"
I'll treasure my partner!: "Great answer! I hope you can find happiness together!"
We'll be friends forever!: "I'm glad to hear that! I see you understand what I'm saying!"
"Volcarona is known as the embodiment of the sun."
"Together with Volcarona, I'll shine light on the future, where people and Pokémon can live together in harmony!"
"Whoa! Volcarona is burning with motivation!"
Pokémon Center
  • Upon being summoned in sync pair scout
"Indeed! I'll train you a little! Follow me!"
  • Random conversation
"Different people have different ideas about how we should coexist with Pokémon."
"I've met a lot of people with different opinions... Some want Pokémon to be powerful, while others hope to free them from humans."
"I was especially impressed by one young Trainer I met who believed that the bonds of love and friendship are what make you strong!"
"You remind me a lot of that Trainer! That's why I have great expectations of you!"
  • Random conversation
"Trainers spend each day trying to take the title of Champion in order to prove that they're the strongest!"
"However, you mustn't think of that as your end goal. It's merely a point that you must reach on your way to even greater heights!"
"The Champion's job is to protect the happiness of people and Pokémon alike!"
"To travel with Pokémon is to embark on a vast, never-ending journey! I still have much to learn about the world myself!"
"I am one with my partner Pokémon! I hope he and I can continue to help each other grow."
  • Random conversation
"I must say, the Unova Pokémon League has changed quite a bit since Iris was crowned the Champion!"
"Compared to when I held the title, the Champion's chamber has a much grander, livelier atmosphere now—quite befitting Iris herself!"
"And I'm not talking about the decorative changes she made! Her battle style is innovative and exciting and yet different from my own!"
  • Random conversation
"Feet are the starting point of any adventure! Walk your way through this world on your own two feet! That's where it all begins!"
"Back when I was traveling, I often camped out with my Pokémon when we got tired of walking!"
"It was exhausting, especially when things got tough. But in those moments, my Pokémon were the ones who pulled us through!"
"Those were good times..."
  • Random conversation
"I have a few Trainers that I've taken under my wing as disciples, so to speak..."
"Some of them worked extremely hard and became members of the Elite Four."
"You actually resemble them in many ways, <player>!"
"Nothing makes me happier than bringing out the full potential of a young Trainer!"
"If there's anything you can learn from me, don't hesitate to ask me for help!"
  • Random conversation
"My very first partner Pokémon was laid to rest at the Celestial Tower in Unova."
"They taught me the importance of life. How fragile it can be... That nothing endures forever."
"I was very sad to say good-bye to my partner. But that's how I was able to realize the joy of being with Pokémon."
"I hope you are treasuring the time you spend with your Pokémon!"
  • If spoken to again
"My journey is never-ending."
"I hope I'm living my life in a way that would make my old partner proud."
  • Random conversation
"Just as a master teaches their disciple, there are also things that a disciple can teach their master."
"Such is the nature of masters and disciples. They must also trust each other, or the relationship will not serve its purpose."
"There are many things that I learned only when I started teaching others..."
"I never knew that I could get so passionate about helping others grow!"
  • If spoken to again
"I feel that you and your partner have unlimited potential!"
"I want to learn more about your approach—and of course, I'd be happy to teach you what I know!"
"I'm looking forward to seeing you reach your full potential!"
  • Special log-in conversation (generic)
"Even the longest journey begins with the first step! It's great to see that your adventurous spirit is as strong as ever!"
"We must continue to aim even higher than before, <player>!"
  • Special log-in conversation (morning)
"Morning is the best time to meditate. Take deep breaths and relax both your body and spirit."
  • Special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"I'm not one to just sit around. I'm heading out to train with my Pokémon!"
  • Special log-in conversation (evening)
"Your Pokémon worked hard for you today. Make sure you treat it right. "
  • Special gift conversation
"This is just something small, but I'd like you to have it! Go ahead—take it!"
"I hope it helps you on your journey!"
"No need to hold back. Just think of it as a little extra encouragement from me!"