"Just so you know, if the king ever asks me to put on a dress and dance the Remigold, I'm drawing the line. Darkspawn or no." -Alistair
"That's what I'm here for. To deliver unpleasant news and witty one-liners." -Alistair
"Injured! As in me, as in Ow! Have you ever licked a lamp post in winter?" -Alistair
"Yes, but she seems more... "Ooh, pretty colors!" than "Muahaha! I am Princess Stabbity! Stab, kill, kill!" -Alistair (On Leliana)
"Yes, that's right! Watch as I thrash our enemies with the mighty power of floral arrangements! Feel my thorns, darkspawn! I will overpower you with my rosy scent!" -Alistair (presenting rose to female Warden)
"What? Lead? Me? No, no, no. No leading. Bad things happen when I lead. We get lost, people die, and the next thing you know I'm stranded somewhere without any pants." -Alistair
"We now have a dog and Alistair is still the dumbest one in the party." -Morrigan
When asked to compare a set list of NPC companions to food BioWare employee Cori May said that Alistair was most comparable to "strawberries and cream, sweet and wholesome and delicious, and a little goofy." While writer Sheryl Chee says "Alistair is an apricot. Cute, sweet and just a little fuzzy."
Writer Sheryl Chee has said that when going out for a drink Alistair would "have half a pint and giggle uncontrollably for the rest of the night."
In writing Alistair, David Gaider was inspired by Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly.
The name Alistair means "Defender of the People"
or "One who holds off the enemies"
Alistair seems to have a persistent fear of mages turning him into a toad.