He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
“The game’s afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!”
- William Shakespeare, Henry V, act 3 scene 1
Rule 42 of the Code "No one shall speak to the Man at the Helm"
-Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Shark
"Do you know, in nine hundred years of time and space, I've never meet anyone who wasn't important before."
- The Doctor, Doctor Who
"From where you're kneeling, it must seem like an 18-carat string of bad luck. But the truth is... the game was rigged from the start."
- Benny, Fallout: New Vegas
"We turned our backs upon a dwindling star, to chase a dawn beyond our childhood's end."
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
"They made you into a weapon and told you to find peace."
- unfinished poems, Sara Z. (sprsoldier-archive)
"There are times I'd like to get my hands on God."
- Punisher MAX, Issue #44, "Widowmaker"
“You sit proudly in this cave, like a Queen of Egypt. In my service to you, I shall never know rest. To prove my devotion, I have stolen this ostentatious offering. I’ll show you things your dark blue eyes haven’t seen, smiles like a lake in the sun, blossoming like a lotus. Sitting upon your great throne, inscribed with a lion’s head, skin bathed in ebony light. At times, I’ll raise a lamp, and take my place at your feet. This pendant releases the light of Sirius, which your eyes will never behold. And I return to empty questions, and metaphysical wanderings. And when I gaze at my reflection in the mirror, I see only your pitiful servant. One who does not live for my sake, a child of this country, will bear this fire inside, and herself, freeze…”
- X'amda of the Lost Memories