“That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.
On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of,
Every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
Thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines,
Every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every hero and coward,
Every creator and destroyer of civilization,
Every saint and sinner in the history of our species,
Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that,
In glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
The delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe,
Are challenged by this point of pale light,
And underscores our responsibility and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot.
-Speech from the track "Pale Blue Dot(interlude)" on the Album "The Black Swan" By: Story Of The Year
The content of the speech is taken from Carl Sagan's "The Pale Blue Dot"
"The only ones who should kill, are those who are prepared to be killed."
-Lelouch Vi Britannia, Code Geass
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" "Maud Muller" by John Greenleaf Whittier
(Kurt Vonnegut Jr's variation in his book "The Cat's Cradle"): "Of all the words of mice and men the saddest are, 'It might've been'"
We are all a little weird and
Life's a little weird,
And when we find someone whose
Weirdness is compatible with ours,
We join up with them and fall in
Mutual weirdness and call it Love.
"In my dream the world had suffered a terrible disaster. A black haze shut out the sun, and the darkness was alive with the moans and screams of wounded people. Suddenly a small light glowed, a candle flickered into life, symbol of hope for millions. A single tiny candle, shining in the ugly dark. I laughed and blew it out."
- Quote from The Joker found within his records at Arkham Asylum.