"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted;
persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished;
persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
By Order of the Author

                               - Mark Twain, "Tom Sawyer"


To know is nothing at all. To imagine is everything.
-Anatole France 1844-1924


How old were you when you first let a man make love to you? Next: Who was he. Next: How did you feel at the time? Next: How did you feel afterward? What did you feel? What did you think? Were you pleased? Frightened? Extatic? Disgusted? What did he say? What words did you speak? That's what I want to know! Now, tell me! Now, Now, Louder, Now, Tell me...YES!
-"Get Down, Make Love" - "Intro" by Nine Inch Nails.


The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for Good men to do nothing.
-Edmund Burke


"People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something.
You must present something of equal value to gain something.
That is the principle of Equivalent Trade in Alchemy.
We believed that was the truth of the world when we were young."
-Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.


When I want to read a novel, I'll write one.
-Benjamin Disraeli


"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
-- Frank Herbert's Bene-Gesserit Litany against Fear.


All you need is love.
All you get is TV.
-Chesh the Cat


"No one can go back and make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
-Tom Brummet


"We'll all be RICH! AS RICH AS NAZIS!"
-Byron during Kneverwave


-Howard Dean, US Presidential Canadate 2004


Shadow: "Hey...say 'Nevermore.'"
Crow: "Fuck you!"
-American Gods


"Now...what's wrong? Only two of your legs are ripped off...Summon your beasts! Transform your body! Regenerate your legs and get the hell up! Pick up that gun and fight back! Come on, the night has just begun. The fun has yet to begin. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry, hurry hurry HURRY HURRY!!!


"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music."
~Kristian Wilson, Nintendo Inc., 1989


"Love is thicker than most bodily membranes... but not quite as sticky."
~The Tick


Shadowy board leader: That riot was unacceptable!
Scudworth: Unacceptable!? Did you see the pool? They flipped the bitch!
-Clone High-


(I'll tell you all about sluggling later, Whateley. Pointless, though. You lack wnaisngh'ang. Although perhaps badminton equipment would do almost as well.)
-Cthulhu - Neil Gaiman's I Cthulhu


"See, it's not the blood you spill that gets you what you want, it's the blood you share! Your friends, your family, your community! These are the most valuable things a man can share!" - Before Dishonor


"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly."
-Neil Gaiman


Beyond these thin hide walls
a child sits, before her on worn silk
a Deck is arrayed.
She cannot yet speak
and the scenes before her
she's never before seen in this life.
The child gazes upon a lone card
named Obelisk, the stone grey
she can feel its roughness in her mind.
Obelisk stands buried in a grassy knoll
like a knuckle protruded
from the earth, past and future.
This child's eyes are wide
with terror, for cracks have appeared
in the stone of stones and she knows
the shattering is begun.
-Silverfox, Steven Erikson


"I want a new planet to live on. A bunch of assholes broke mine." 
- Logan DeAngelis


"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." 
- Unknown


I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- Boswell's Life of Johnson


'But I don't want to be among mad people', said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that.' Said the Cat. 'Here we are all mad! I'm mad! You're Mad!' - 'How do you know I'm mad?' Said Alice. 'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here!'
Lewis Carroll "Alice in Wonderland"


"I'm going to stab you now." -- "Fair enough"
-Penny Arcade


A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
-Albert Einstein


"A song is good."
-Kaoru Nagisa-


A pig who doesn't fly is just an ordinary pig.
-Porco Rosso


Dreamers often take steps forward...
They just sleepwalk back again.


I do know that for the sympathy of one living
being, I would make peace with all. I have love in
me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and
rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I
cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other
-The Creature, Frankenstein.

Come away, now. Climb onto the wind. It is a swift and frightening steed, but
there are leagues and leagues before us.
                        -Prelude, Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

We are the music makers.
We are the dreamers of dreams.
Wandering by lone sea breakers.
Sitting by desolate streams.
World losers and world forsakers on whom the pale moon gleams.
And yet we are the movers and the shakers of the world forever
it seems
  -Arthur Shaungenssy:

They took away smoking, they took away drugs and promiscuous sex, they took away eating red meat and cat calling hot chicks on the street.  All I have left is over-priced coffee, and by God I'm going to drink it because it makes me cool!
 -Brent Sienna

What about reality, you ask? Well, as far as Im concerned, reality can go take a flying fuck at a rolling dough-nut.
             -Stephen King.

It takes only a minute to get a
crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to
love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
- UnKnown

The greatest weakness of most
humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love
them while they're alive. - O.A. Battista

     "Things need not have happened to be true.
     Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths
     that will endure when mere facts are dust
     and ashes, and forgot."
          -Dream, "Sandman"

"Some people belive in Love, Peace and Soul
I, however, believe in Caffiene, Sex and Rock and Roll;
-- If it doesn't make my ears bleed,
give me a buzz
or screams my name
I don't give a fuck!"
-Byron A. McIsaac, The master of the world!


Out of the night that covers me
Black as the Pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods maybe
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.

-- William Earnest Henley


"I'd give you my pity...
but I save that for retards."
-Friend #1, The Thin H Line, issue 43


"Those...were shitty last words."
-Ealf, PSDF "Aggression"


Cherry blossoms in the Spring, and starry skies in the Summer.
The Autumn brings the full moon.  The Winter brings the snow.
These things make Sake taste good.  If you don't like Sake,
then there is something wrong inside of you.
Someday you will understand how to taste it.
Then, we will enjoy it together.
              -Hiko Seijuurou


"Hopeless romantics are only hopeless in the
eyes of those who don't believe in romance."


"You'll never see the stars if you are always
looking down." -Source Unknown


Speak of me good, speak of me bad, but speak of me.


The strong individual loves the earth so much he lusts for recurrence.
He can smile in the face of the most terrible thought: meaningless,
aimless existence recurring eternally. The second characteristic of
such a man is that he has the strength to recognize -- and to live with
the recognition -- that the world is valueless in itself and that all values
are human ones.  He creates himself by fashioning his own values;
he has the pride to live by the values he wills.
         - Nietzsche


The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven--
All's right with the world.
   -"Pippa's Song" by Browning.


Just off the border of your Waking Mind
There lies another time
Where Darkness and Light are One
And as you tread the halls of Sanity
You feel so glad that to be
unable to go beyond.
                  -Twilight, E.L.O.


Life sucks.  Get a fucking helmet.
                   -Sheldon Noble


Fame is something which must be won;
honor is something which must not be lost.


"Be careful, lest in banishing your demons, you banish the best thing
within you."


What do you think of farmers? You think they're saints? Hah! They're foxy beasts! They say, "We've got no rice, we've no wheat. We've got nothing!" But they have! They have everything! Dig under the floors! Or search the barns! You'll find plenty! Beans, salt, rice, cake! Look in the valleys, they've got hidden warehouses! They pose as saints but are full of lies!  If they smell a battle, they hunt the defeated! They're nothing but stingy, greedy, blubbering, foxy, and mean! God damn it all!   But then who made them such beasts? You did! You samurai did it! You burn their villages! Destroy their farms! Steal their food! Force them to labor! Take their women! And kill them if they resist! So what should farmers do?
                                       -Kikuchiyo, Seven Samurai

"To be is to do" --Socrates.
"To do is to be" --Jean-Paul Sartre.
"Do be do be do" --Frank Sinatra.
"Waugh" --Master.


 Self destruction might be the answer.
                                     -'Fight Club' DVD insert quote


Make a hairbredth difference and heaven and earth are set apart;
if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.
The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease.
                                     -Bruce Lee "Tao of Jeet Kune Do"


No, this is the great Theater Of Life.  Admission is free but the taxation is mortal.
You come when you can and leave when you must.  The show is continuous.  Good-Night.
                              -Robertson Davies (1913-1995)




We have not inherited the earth from our parents, we've borrowed it from our children.


.. But if we laugh with derision, we will never understand. Human
intellectual capacity has not altered for thousands of years so far as
we can tell. If intelligent people invested intense energy in issues
that now seem foolish to us, then the failure lies in our understanding
of their world, not in their distorted perceptions. Even the standard
example of ancient nonsense -- the debate about angels on pinheads --
makes sense once you realize that theologians were not discussing
whether five or eighteen would fit, but whether a pin could house a
finite or an infinite number.
              -- S. J. Gould, "Wide Hats and Narrow Minds"


In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
-Akira Kurosawa


"The spirit realm: A realm where the source of good and evil reside,
both constantly conflicting with each other, yet are still dependant on each other."
           -Sheldon Noble


Jules fromPulp Fiction:
"Sewer Rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I never know cause I wouldn't eat the filthy muthafucka!"


"The voters have spoken, the bastards..."
-- unknown


Get busy living or get busy dying. That's goddamn right.
    -Red, The Shawshank Redemption


To be is to Program.

"In the end, there's still the Word, everywhere...
In Heaven and it's Angels, the Earth and Stars,
even in the darkest part of the Human Soul
It was there where it burned brightest.
And for a moment, I was blinded..."

          -Christopher Walken: Gabriel, "The Prophecy III"

Eleventh Law of Acoustics:
In a minimum-phase system there is an inextricable link between
frequency response, phase response and transient response, as they
are all merely transforms of one another. This combined with
minimalization of open-loop errors in output amplifiers and correct
compensation for non-linear passive crossover network loading can
lead to a significant decrease in system resolution lost. However,
of course, this all means jack when you listen to Pink Floyd.

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
            -Arthur C. Clarke

Nobody suffers the pain of birth or the anguish of loving a child in order for presidents to make wars, for governments to feed on the substance of their people, for insurance companies to cheat the young and rob the old.
               -- Lewis Lapham

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
                -- Susan Ertz

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
                        -- Wilson Mizner

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
                               -- Hunter S. Thompson

Your best dreams may not come true; fortunately, neither will
your worst dreams.
                     --Newman's Discovery:

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
                     -- Christopher Morley

Due to circumstances beyond your control, you are master of your fate
and captain of your soul

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
             - Confucius

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
                 -- Arthur C. Clarke

The adjuration to be "normal" seems shockingly repellent to me; I see neither hope nor comfort in sinking to that low level. I think it is ignorance that makes people think of abnormality only with horror and allows them to remain undismayed at the proximity of "normal" to average and mediocre. For surely anyone who achieves anything is, essentially, abnormal.
-- Dr. Karl Menninger, "The Human Mind", 1930

Woman was taken out of man -- not out of his head, to rule over him; nor out of his feet, to be trampled under by him; but out of his side, to be equal to him -- under his arm, that he might protect her, and near his heart that he might love her.
     -- Henry

Though they go mad,
they shall be sane
Though they sink through
the sea, they shall rise again
Though lovers be lost,
love shall not
And death shall have no dominion.
     ~Dylan Thomas

Charlie Brown: Why was I put on this earth?
Linus: To make others happy.
Charlie Brown: Why were others put on this earth?

It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant examples.
          -- Charles Dickens

“Without struggle there is no progress.”
                     -Frederick Douglass

"I guess I'm just an old-fashioned sentimentalist at heart.  I refuse
 to accept a no-win scenario.  I hate the thought of a universe without
 justice.  If the maneuverings of dark powers can't be exposed and
 defeated by the pure of heart, then there's no point in anything.  I
 can't believe that."
                               -- Benjamin Hutchins

"Great empires of the future will be empires of the Mind"
                     -Winston Churchill

"Work as if you don't need the money,
love as if you were never hurt before,
and dance as if no one is watching."
                 -Author Unknown

“Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m REEEEEEEEEAL!”

To Earth, To Earth All That Swims
To Earth, To Earth All That Flies
I Need The Fish To Carry My Crown
I Need The Birds To Speak To The Crowd
                   -Paul Eluard

“I don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t DIE!”
              -Mr. Garrison of "South Park"

"Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools.  So far, I think nature is winning."
             -Albert Einstein

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must NOT be enemies. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
            -Abraham Lincoln.

“We try to name all our hard drives something easy to remember.  Like Bum Cleaver, Cunny or Big Hairy Pussy.  Sometimes it gets complicated when we don’t remember if the file we’re looking for is Assfuck 25 on the Fuckfuck 12 drive or Fuckfuck 12 on the Assfuck 25 drive.  And when we’re talking to each other in the studio, wondering aloud whether running the Cunnykick file through the Fuckchop program on the Asslick disc would help us access the Turbocunt compression...it’s really like speaking another language all together.”
             -Trent Reznor

He who overcomes
will be dressed in white,
and I will not take his
name from the book of life;
and I will give witness to his name before my Father,
and before his angels.
                     - Revelations 3:5

"Death makes angels of us all & gives us wings
Where we had shoulders smooth as raven's claws
No more money, no more fancy dress
This other Kingdom seems by far the best
until its other jaw reveals incest
& loose obedience to a vegetable law
I will not go
Prefer a Feast of Friends
To the Giant Family. "
    -Jim Morrison

I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people:
that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.
                   -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Military glory-the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood."
                -Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. president.

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
               - Samuel Johnson

"First you take a drink, and then the drink takes a drink...and then the drink takes you."
              - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is the one trick--rational thinking-- but when you're good and crazy, the sky is the limit!"
             -The Tick

“I love having a gun between my legs!  It makes me feel like Emperor Chang!”
             -Kirk Davis

“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow -- whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don't show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward."
           -Kurt Vonnegut

“Those scared of the dark have never seen what the light can do”
     -"Lightning Bolt", Magic the Gathering

"Everybody is a book of blood;
Wherever we're opened,
We're red."
          -Clive Barker

"My first act as King, is to declare myself QUEEN!"

My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15 year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims, like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy - the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really.
       -Dr Evil.

"Fear is the path to the Dark Side.  Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to SUFFERING..."
       - Yoda

"A stitch in time saves niiinee!  A penny saved is a penny earned!  Ooooooohhh!"
      -Hooze, pretending to be Yoda

“Baka Shinji!”

"We are funny creatures. We don't see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects but endless fire."
--Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King

"Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to
satisfy." - Drew Barrymore

"This writing business. Pencils and whatnot. Overrated, if you ask me."
     -Winnie the Pooh

Make me mad.
Make me sad.
Make me feel.
        -Serial Experiments Lain

"I am not a gun."
       -The Iron Giant

“I am not your doll.”
       -Rei Ayanami, End of Evangelion.

"Serving is an art practiced by the Supreme Being Himself.
God serves Man But is not a Servant of Man."
  -Uncle Leo "Life is Beautiful"

"Look, you can't lay all that on my shoulders. Don't you know how much this place stinks? Don't you know what it's like to stand day after day in blood? In the blood of children? I hate this place. And if I can't stand up to it to your satisfaction, then... then the hell with it. How dare you? The hell with your Iowa naivete, and the hell with your hero worship and your teddy bear, and while you're at it, the hell with you! Why don't you grow up for crying out loud? I'm not here for you to admire. I'm here to pull bodies out of a sausage grinder, if possible without going crazy. Period."
        -Hawkeye Pierce

"Khattam-Shud," he said slowly, "is the Arch-Enemy
of all Stories, even of Language itself. He is the Prince of
Silence and the Foe of Speech. And because everything ends,
because dreams end, stories end, life ends, at the finish
of everything we use his name. 'It's finished,' we tell one
another, 'it's over. Khattam-Shud: The End.'"

 -excerpted from Haroun and the Sea of Stories,



For more excellent Quotes, visit the Galleries section on the W.A.R.

_-_- HERE -_-_


[ The Studio ] - [ Fan Fiction ] - [ Original Works ] - [ Galleries ]

© Christopher Brummet / Strike Fiss
Studio Shinnyo 1994 - 2004 AD
Khattam-Shud, EOF.