What man is, God once was. What God is, man may become.
Inside my mind, there is a beautiful cup. A very beautiful, clear cup. A tiny drops kept falling into it... drip, drip... Drip. Slowly, but steadily, everyday. And today, I felt that the cup had finally become completely full.
And, that's because you gave me some of those drops. Rakka... Thank you.
— Kuu, Haibane Renmei
Perhaps we are being offered a choice. Perhaps a species that pursues a genuine understanding of the starfish can reach that goal only by becoming something other than itself. Perhaps, to truly understand the mystery, we will have to embrace it and become it.
— Elaine, Blind Lake
With my feet upon the ground I lose myself
between the sounds and open wide to suck it in,
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out,
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
— Tool, "Lateralus"
Have fun evolving past the need for physical existence!
— Phineas, Phineas and Ferb, "Gi-Ants"
Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. The man I was knew these words. But only now do I truly understand them. Just as now I understand the full extent of his sacrifice. Through his death, I was created. Through my birth, his thoughts were freed.
— Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3 Control ending
For reasons we don't understand, our clocks have started blinking 42! Upon completing this technology we will have built a device that will turn mankind into a new form of being - a being of pure energy. Hold on tight... here... it... comes!
No longer mere earthbeings and planetbeings are we, but bright children of the stars! And together we shall dance in and out of ten billion years, celebrating the gift of consciousness until the stars themselves grow cold and weary, and our thoughts turn again to the beginning.