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I began to believe voices in my head
That I was a, a freak, that I am broken
That there is something wrong with me
- Burial, Come Down to Us
If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.
- Sun Tzu
They only touch on the darkness. They cloak it in rubber suits and cod-pieces. They go too far but then they don’t go far enough. They tell the kids that there’s a boogeyman under the bed and then stick a lollipop in their mouths.
- Chris Alexander, The Horror of Suicide Squad
In an industry as crazily overheated and unpredictable as Hollywood's, I don't think you can overestimate the value of somebody who (a) reliably shows up on schedule and (b) delivers exactly what the suits are asking for (c) without any drama. These executives are already tied up in knots trying to ratfuck their competition and play their coke dealers against one another, the last thing they want is a fucking screenwriter giving them headaches. Given the choice between an actual writer, and some nodding yes-man who will take the heat for any perceived failures, they'll go with the cooperative jamoke every time.
- ChateauArusi, birthmoviesdeath comment section
The reason was simple: China, Europe, Japan and the US all wanted the Khmer Rouge to stick around and hassle the Vietnamese, so they bought cushy SUVs and villas for every kerchief-wearing KR killer in the camps. The Vietnamese were a problem, uppity and dangerous; the fact that their army had just saved the Cambodian people from three years of pure Hell on earth didn’t matter any more than the fact that the Vietnamese were the natural rulers of SE Asia.
- Gary Brecher, Congo: A Tutsi Empire, Interrupted Once Again By Do-Gooders
Just copy what you see on TV and write it into the script.
- Jon Peters, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
Mr DiMartino and Mr Konietzko: You are disgusting, limp, soulless sacks of filth. You have earned the contempt and hatred of all decent human beings forever, and we will do all we can to smash the filthy phallic idol of sodomy you bow and serve and worship. Contempt, because you struck from behind, cravenly; and hatred, because you serve a cloud of morally-retarded mental smog called Political Correctness, which is another word for hating everything good and bright and decent and sane in life.
- John C. Wright, The Perversion of a Legend
When Europeans came to North America, the thing they said about the native Americans was that they were so barbaric, because they walked around naked. The European women were wearing three layers of clothes. Then they came to North America, and decided that the native Americans were backward because they all walked around naked. And now, we walk around naked, and we say that the Muslims are backward because they wear so much clothes,
- Norman Finkelstein, Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire
The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the 12 foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.
- Alan Moore, The Mindscape of Alan Moore
Right now, a divide is happening. And there are only going to be two sides. Either you are with the 💀s or you are with the Fascists. There is no middle ground. People from all walks of life – trolls, hipsters, pick-up artists and conspiracy theorists – are coming together as a unified force to oppose the 💀 agenda.
- Andrew Anglin, The Crucifixion of Charles Johnson and the Rise of Fascism
The story is part of the game. It doesn’t exist as a separate script that is handed off to game designers which they are expected to somehow make compelling through puzzles and combat… the story develops while trying to solve the problem of how to make a fun game. It’s like saying, "Why don’t you write a sonnet that’s a novel?" The Half-Life story is really only as good as the game that lets you play it.
- Marc Laidlaw, email regarding HL3 rumors
Power resides where men believe it resides; it's a trick, a shadow on the wall, and a very small man can cast a very large shadow.
- Varys to Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones