“Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me… Ha ha. Before that. He said, ‘Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they’ll pay through the nose to get it! Remember,’ my father said…”
-Lex Luthor, “Superman” (1778)
"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
-Katharine Marlowe, “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception”
PS - Marlowe is quoting from The Burial of the Dead section of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.
PSS - I normally wouldn’t do this, but you can’t tell me the character doesn’t resemble Helen Mirren!
"What an excellent day for an exorcism.”
The Demon, “The Exorcist”
"Read the fine print."
-Asmodeus, Dungeons and Dragons
"The American people are worth fighting for. The future must be secured. I won’t let you stand in the way of that."
-Colonel Augustus Autumn, “Fallout 3”