Game Inspiration Quotes
- Time is our enamy, it allways has been, even in the begining. Time we lost, Time that has stolen from us. Time to fix things that went wrong, time to save friends. Its allways time thats aginst us. And I want it back! Can you do that? Unless you can dont dare call yourself 'Godlike' to me. <long pause> "Hey do you remember that time we died? -- Vice President Jack Bennett Kennedy, Alternate timeline, Addressing Survivers Reunion.
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- Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. -- Oscar Wilde
- It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. --John Burroughs
- The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequence. --Winston Churchill
- Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win. -- Robert Heinlein
- Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light. --CVR Thompson
- How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! --Isaiah 14:12
- So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation. --Jeremiah 50:39
- Their cobwebs are useless for clothing; they cannot cover themselves with what they make. Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands. Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil thoughts; ruin and destruction mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks in them will know peace. --Isaiah 59:6-8
- Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim 'freedom' for you, declares the LORD - 'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. The men who have violated my covenant and have not fulfilled the terms of the covenant they made before me, I will treat like the calf they cut in two and then walked between its pieces. --Jeremiah 34:17-18
- At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, Because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, And revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. --Matthew 11:25-26
- Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. --Acts 20:28-29
- And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, Truly I say to you, unless you become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, It would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, And to be drowned in the depth of the sea. --Matthew 18:2-6
- Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. --Revelation 18:21
- nought might armour avail, but that Caliburn would carve their souls from out them with their blood. -- Geoffrey of Monmouth
- The more things change, the more they remain... insane. --Michael Fry and T. Lewis
- I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. -- Virginia Woolf
- the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. -- Charles Bandelaire.
- With great power, there must also come great responsibility. -- Ben Parker, AMAZING FANTASY #15, August, 1962 (aka. Stan "the Man" Lee)
- What has happened here was caused by a force which, up until a few days ago, was entirely beyond the scope of man's imagination. ... a smoldering memorial to the unknown, which at this moment still prevails and could, at any time, lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world -- opening narration, GODZILLA: King of the Monsters
- It is true that, whether favored by the stars or by nature, some men are born endowed with such graces that they seem not to have been born, but to have been fashioned by the hands of god... -- Baldassare Castiglione, the Courtier
When criminals in this world appear,
And break the laws that they should fear,
And frighten all who see or hear,
The call goes up both far and near,
For Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
Speed of lightning, roar of thunder,
Fighting all who rob or plunder,
When in this world the headlines read,
Of those whose hearts are filled with greed,
Who rob and steal from those who need,
To right this wrong with blinding speed,
Goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
Speed of lightning, roar of thunder,
Fighting all who rob or plunder,
Underdog. Underdog! -- Butthole Surfers, Underdog Theme
- Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. -- Nelson Mandella, inaugural address
- Many a wrong, and its curing song.
Many a road, and many an inn,
Room to roam, but only one home.
For all the world to win.
And so she vanished.
-- George MacDonald AD 1858 (Phantasies, a Faerie Romance)
- Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything. -- Vince Lombardi
- Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. -- George Jackson
- Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. -- Michael Crichton
- What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe. -- Blaise Pascal, French scientist, mathematician, physicist, philosopher, moralist & writer
- We start our lives in chaos, in babble. As we surge up into the world, we try to devise a shape, a plan. There is dignity in this. Your whole life is a plot, a scheme, a diagram. It is a failed scheme but that's not the point. To plot is to affirm life, to seek shape and control. Even after death, most particularly after death, the search continues. Burial rites are an attempt to complete the scheme, in ritual. Picture a state funeral. It is all precision, detail, order, design. The nation holds its breath. The efforts of a huge and powerful government are brought to bear on a ceremony that will shed the last trace of chaos. If all geos well, if they bring it off, some natural law of perfection is obeyed. The nation is delivered from anxiety, the deceased's life is redeemed, life itself is strengthened, reaffirmed. -- Don DeLillo
- Head knowledge is good, but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos. -- E. V. Hammond
- The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way. -- George Leonard, US pioneer in human potential, author of 12 books, aikido black belt, senior editor of Look mag.
- There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. -- Alfred North Whitehead
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- A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential--there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost...It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster. -- Mark Twain
- Quis custodiet ipsos custodes -- Juvenal's Satire VI, Against Women.
(Tranlation: Who watches the Watchmen? The original reads: I hear all this time the advisce of my old friends - Put on a lock and keep your wife guarded behind doors. Yes, but who will watch the watchmen? The wife arranges accordingly and begins sleeping with them.)
- There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -- Genesis 6:4
- Tantaene animis caelestibus irae? -- Virgil. The Aeneid: Book I, Line II.
- Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -- Lord Acton.
- What we do not understand we fear, what we fear we destroy. -- Anon.
- When people have impunity, they act like it. -- Anon.
- Per Ardua, Ad Astra. (Translation: Through rough ways, to the stars.) -- State motto of Kansas, varient of RAF motto.
- The winter here is cold and bitter, chilled to the bone. Haven’t seen the sun for weeks. To long - to far from home. Feel like I’m sinking and claw for solid ground. Pulled down by the undertow. So it’s better this way, having seen this place before. Where everything we say and do, hurts us all the more. Its just that we stayed away, too long. Pulled down by the undertow. Never thought I could feel so low. Oh darkness I feel like letting go. With all of my strength and all of my courage, come and lift me from this place... Full of grace. Full of grace. -- Sarah McLachlan. (paraphrased from Full of Grace)
- Well, my children
When you meet your friends again
The Earth will tremble -- Cheyenna Ghost Dance Chant
- Fire is the test of gold, adversity the test of heroes. -- Seneca, On Providence
- Of all the things i've believed in, I just wanna get it over with. Tears form behind my eyes, But I do not cry. Counting the days that pass me by. Ive been searching deep down in my soul, Words that Im hearing Are starting to get old. Feels like Im starting all over again, The last three years were just pretend.
But its not right... And it hurts to want everything, And nothing at the same time, I want whats yours and i whats mine. And when all the stars fall I will lie awake, You're my shooting star. -- Michelle Branch. (paraphrased from Goodbye to You)
- Here we are. Born to be kings. We're the princes of the universe. Here we belong. Fighting to survive. In a world with the darkest powers. And here we are. We're the princes of the universe. ... We've come to be the rulers of your world. ... I have no rival. No man can be my equal. ... Fighting and free. Got your world in my hand. I'm here for your love and I'll make my stand. ... No man could understand. My power is in my own hand. ... Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. People talk about you. People say you've had your day. I'm a man that will go far. Fly the moon and reach for the stars. ... Yeah. Yeah. Alright. Watch this man fly. ... We were born to be princes of the universe. -- Queen. (paraphraded from Princes of the Universe)
- One step at a time don't be living on the line, i don't need a friend i got morbid on the mind. Sunshine in my brain making everyone complain, radio in the heart don't be being so strange. I think i'm losing it baby where you been, everybody says that you're moving again, i don't wanna be right baby every single night, i could tell you a thing about taking your time. It's making me nervous yeah. -- Brad Sucks. (Making Me Nervous)
- Quod sum eris -- anon.
(Translation: I am what you will be)
- It's only when the Empire's breaking that you see the teeth. -- Al Stewart, "Rain Barrel," 2004
- The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstacy at your feet. -- Franz Kafka AD 1917 (The Great Wall of China, Reflections)
- The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. -- William H. Borah
- No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. -- Edward Abbey
- One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. -- Nikola Tesla
- ...Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win...! -- Charles Dickens (David Copperfield)
- Let me arise and open the gate, to breathe the wild warm air of the heath, And to let in Love, and to let out Hate, And anger at living and scorn of Fate, To let in Life, and to let out Death. -- Violet Fane
- If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. -- George Aiken
- People shouldn't be afraid of their government, the government should be afraid of its people. -- V for Vendetta
- Once one dismisses the rest of all possible worlds, one finds that this is the best of all possible worlds. -- Leonard Bernstein, Candide
- All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke.
- Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man. -- Pliny the Elder.
- Since he has cultivated his soul, already richer than any other man's, he thereby reaches the unknown, and, even if, insane in the end, he should lose everyone shred of understanding gained so laboriously, he will have had his visions! He may perish in his leap into those innumberable, unnameable things, there will follow other terrible workers. They will begin at the horizons where he fell. -- Arthur Rimbaud