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Infertility Action Hero Quotes: Friday Fun

Today’s Friday fun is geared towards the guys, with some action movie oriented quotes that might make the infertility experience a little easier to understand for all the strong silent types.

I’m sure there are plenty more ideas, so if you think of one I missed, be sure to comment on the blog so I can add them!


What fertility drugs are supposed to produce to give an IUI the best chance of success: more eggs for the sperm to hit:

‘This is what I call a target rich environment’ – Maverick AKA Tom Cruise; Top Gun


What it feels like the fertility universe is saying everytime a cycle fails.


‘I must break you’ – Drago AKA Dolph Ludgren–Rocky IV


What every couple who is about to start on infertility drugs should be prepared for:

Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne): “The pill you took is part of a trace program. It’s designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.”

Neo (Keanu Reeves): “What does that mean?”

Cypher (Joe Pantoliano): “It means fasten your seatbelt Dorothy, ‘cause Kansas is going bye-bye.”

‘The Matrix’ (1999)



What you always want to say to someone who says “you just need to relax and take your mind off of it”.


“Donkey, two things, OK? Shut. Up.”— Shrek (Mike Myers)



I have modified this one to relate to infertility—we saw this one in the thick of our infertility, and  God knows there were days that it felt like Armageddon must be coming…

“This is the best that the infertility world, with 25 years of research, can come up with? I mean, you’re medical professionals for cryin’ out loud, you made a baby from a test tube! You’re geniuses! You’re the guys that think this sh*t up! I’m sure you got a team of men sitting around somewhere right now just thinking sh*t up and somebody backing them up! You’re telling me you don’t have a backup plan, that fertility protocols right here, that is our world’s hope, that’s what you’re telling me?” — Harry Stampler (Bruce Willis)

“Armageddon” (1998)


So very true when you are at the point where you think you can’t get back up after getting knocked down again…and again…and again

rocky quote

Hope you enjoyed some Friday Fun–don’t hesitate to join in with your versions from favorite action movies.