"She doesn't go to school or go home. She just plays video games all day."
—Hikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
"You are Bella Swan"
Phineas: If you could have a super power, which one would it be?
Bufford: That's an interesting question you pose, as it reveals not only one's impulses and desires, but one's deepest fears as well.
I never fully understood [the label of 'escapist'] till my friend Professor Tolkien asked me the very simple question, 'What class of men would you expect to be most preoccupied with, and most hostile to, the idea of escape?' and gave the obvious answer: jailers."
—C. S. Lewis, "On Science Fiction"
"Most people live their lives turning their backs on things too difficult to face. Ignoring what hurts you eventually becomes a habit, the natural thing to do. If we only allow ourselves to see what we want to see, we just end up fooling ourselves more and more. But eventually, we cloud our vision so completely, that we become blind to the small truths that are all around us. The same way that the twinkling of the stars is blotted out by the glare of bright city lights."
—Polka, Eternal Sonata
"Titanic, as a movie, played it safe. All the things I suggested to add depth to the caracters were disregarded. James Cameron isn't a lousy screenwriter; he might in fact be a fucking genius of some kind. But whether it's emotional familiarity, vicarious fantasy romance, simple adventure and excitement, sci-fi action and danger, or cheap thrills and laughs—these are movies, and this is what people love about them: the ability to vicariously transport yourself into a fantasy world, away from your boring day job as a bank teller, a CPA, or a tollbooth operator."
Life goes on, it gets so heavy. The wheel breaks the butterfly.
Every tear a waterfall. In the night, the stormy night, she closed her eyes.
In the night, the stormy night, away she flies...
"What I find important when I read a book or watch a movie is that it just hits you and messes you up! The commonplace, the banal everyday life, I just find it tedious. I'd rather read a bad Sci-Fi novel than a well-written novel about daily life, like 'Will Bob succeed in getting Alice into his bed?' And then that just goes on for 300 pages, I simply don't like it."
— François Froideval, writer of the Black Moon Chronicles