- "Your forward momentum is going to lead all your followers over a cliff someday.... On the way down, you'll convince 'em all they can fly.... Lead on, my lord. I'm flapping as hard as I can."
- ―Arde Mayhew's opinion of 'Forward Momentum'[src]
In the case of the Dendarii, it was based upon the mercenaries' desire to accomplish their paid job and quickly and efficiently as possible.
In the case of Miles himself, "Forward Momentum" was his basic outlook on life, reflecting his hyperactive life and his willingness to accomplish as many things as possible in the shortest time possible.