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Quotes: All Just a Dream

Fiction

"Can this still be real or some crazy dream?"

"You beat the game, yeah, dude you were supreme
But I hate to inform you, it was all just a dream (yes, really)
You stayed up late, you played until your thumbs bled,
But it was all just made up in Homeboy's head
Mario 2, you're enjoyable, yes,
You were both grueling and fun, you put us kids to the test (for sure)
But the game ends on such a cop-out-ey note
Whoever's idea that was can lick my scrote."

"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."
— "A Dream Within a Dream," Edgar Allan Poe

Brian: So, what you're saying is that what you experienced in the simulation didn't really happen, or even matter?
Stewie: Yes, that's correct.
Brian: So, it was sorta like a dream?
Stewie: No, it was a simulation.
Brian: Yes, but, theoretically, if someone watched the events of that simulation from start to finish, only to find out that none of it really happened, I mean... you don't think, that would, j— be just like a giant middle finger to them?
Stewie: Well, hopefully, they would have enjoyed the ride.
Brian: I don't know, man. I think you'd piss a lot of people off that way.
Family Guy, "Lois Kills Stewie"

Bender: But I destroyed the technology of the world! I ran on the beach and felt the sand between my foot-cups!
Technician: *shrugging* Everyone experiences the upgrade a little differently.
Bender: Oof. If that stuff wasn't real, how can I be sure anything is real? Is is not possible, nay, probable, that my entire life is just a figment of my or someone else's imagination?
Technician: No. Get out.
—>—Futurama, "Obsoletely Fabulous"

Michaelangelo: Bebop and Rocksteady, as good guys?!
Raphael: This is one of those stories where we wake up at the end, and it was all a dream, right?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Rhinoman" (which, contrary to Raph's thought, wasn't a dream)

Homestar Runner: And when your puppet show gets canceled after three seasons...
Marzipan: {angrily} You mean the whole last season was a dream?! Gimme a break! They shoulda just had babies, and then the babies shoulda gotten married.
-Homestar Runner, Hremail 2000.

Wait, you're telling me I went through all that mental anguish over a dream? What a cheat!
Darkwing Duck, Darkwing Duck, "Dead Duck"

Peter: You've calmed down since this morning.
Jason: Well, it's dawned on me that this must be a dream. Think about it - if I'd really metamorphosized into a mini-Paige, The X-Files division at the FBI would've sent Mulder and Scully to investigate by now.
Jason: Curse the infallible logic of my subconscious!
Peter: I mean, there are mutants, and there there are mutants.
FoxTrot (it turns out to really be a dream, though)

Yay it was all a dream everything is ok phew that was lucky.

"What happened to the graphics? What the-? What?! WHAT?! IT WAS ALL A DREAM?! What the fuck! You LIED to me! TITTYCOCKS! Wake the fuck up, I'm gonna kick your fuckin' ass! Stop that snorin', I'm gonna slap the shit outta you! Fuckin'- yeah, yeah! Look at me when I'm talking to- no, don't close your eyes! *sob* Everything I know is a lie!"
The Furious Famicom Faggot, reacting to the ending of Super Mario Bros. 2

Hero Boy: Are you saying this is all just a dream?
Hobo: You said it kid, not me!

On works

"I've gotten through a lot of bad movies by imagining a better movie. This is the first time I've seen a bad movie imagine a better version of itself."
Moviebob on Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

"Ha ha, it was all a dream, everybody! ... those who have been irritated by this plot have been rewarded with the most irritating sort of ending that narrative has to offer."

"Despite its superb intentions and realisation you cannot escape the fact that Remember is a massive rip off of TNG's Violations with a similar race visiting the ship and intruding in the minds of the crew...It really makes me cross that this dramatic material is wasted on a dream episode when there could be a genuine arc set over six or ten episodes on a planet and all this terrific drama could be played out for real. Are they saying that the only way juicy material can play out now is to have it filtered through guest characters – that the regulars aren’t allowed to be characterised this powerfully? "
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Remember"

"I remember a review I wrote, a long while back...and it's been a lot of reviews now. 100. I remember saying, 'This episode would be the best episode ever in the history of Smallville, if they had only really done it'... Clark has a dream sequence where Lex finds out his secret. In response, Lex goes ballistic, rips out a sword, and smashes it across Clark's chest into a million pieces, declaring war.

I said to myself, if that were the episode I were seeing instead of it being a dream sequence, it would have been the best episode of the series. It was bold, it was daring, it took risks, it was unsafe in all the right ways, the ways that compel you to watch or read."
Neal Bailey on Smallville ("Slumber")

"First of all, we're told throughout the story that the Doctor's actions are being misrepresented. Second, we're told at the end of the Trial as a whole that the story's grand crescendo, Peri's death, was all a fabrication and that Peri is fine. What we're left with is an oddity in Doctor Who — a story defined primarily by the fact that it never happened. This is a pity, as what's actually going on in Mindwarp is quite good... In terms of its own storytelling its far and away the highlight of Season 23. (Of course, in another sense the idea that the Colin Baker era would render one of its best stories non-canon is almost too fitting.)"
Phil Sandifer on "Mindwarp"

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