->''"Christ! This is like ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''!"''
-->--'''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]''', after bringing up [[TheManyDeathsOfYou the numerous times he fell into lava flows]]

->''"I have heard [Gabe] suggest that the game is crack, but it's more like all of the ingredients and equipment that you need to make crack, which I'd say is worse."''
-->-- '''Tycho''', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2010/9/17/ describing this game]]

->''Created by Swedish video-game programmer and apparent right-angle enthusiast Markus Persson, ''Minecraft'' is an open-source platform game that has become the most popular video game in the universe among small children. Recently, Minecraft's parent company was purchased by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. That's two and a half billion dollars for one video game. I've gotten my life all wrong. This guy wasn't even looking for a payday. He just liked building digital log cabins, as Swedes are wont to do.''
-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/why-your-children-s-video-game-sucks-minecraft-1688203198 Drew Magary]]'''

->''"You know you fail at Minecraft when you think [[BoringButPractical dirt]] is useless."''
-->Website/YouTube comment on {{Zisteau}}'s ''LetsPlay'' of a Super Hostile map[[note]]where common building materials are strictly limited--thus you treasure what you'd once taken for granted[[/note]]

->''"What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway."''

->''"The aim of the game is not to mine, or to craft, [[NonIndicativeName but to run from creepers]]."''
-->--'''Arieken''', instructing a new player

->'''Guy:''' Hey! Know how you've been bugging me to play Minecraft for the past year? I'm game.
->'''Girl:''' But you said you didn't want to "get hooked and spend days on end moving virtual cubes around while sitting motionless." What changed?
->'''Guy:''' I'm having my wisdom teeth out, and I'll be useless and doped up on painkillers for the next few days, so that actually sounds like the perfect distraction.
->'''Girl:''' Oh. I'll set you up on our server!
->[72 hours later...]
->'''Girl:''' Hey -- starting to feel better? Enjoying the game? Let's see what you've... What the hell? Where IS everything? ... You made the entire continent perfectly flat?
->'''Guy:''' And sorted it into layers.
->'''Girl:''' ...
->'''Guy:''' I feel good about things. This is a good game.
->'''Girl:''' ... What exactly is in the painkillers they gave you?
->'''Guy:''' I can't read the label because I'm a hologram.
-->--Webcomic/{{xkcd}} #861: [[http://xkcd.com/861/ Wisdom Teeth]]

->Markus "Notch" Persson created a finer world than God himself, because on average more people enjoy their time in Minecraft.
-->--Luke [=McKinney=], ''Website/{{Cracked}}''

"I've got so much to do! So much to do and so much to see!" - Gopher, aptly summarizing what many new players feel when they first start the game.
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