Sandurz: Prepare ship for light speed!
Dark Helmet: No, no, no, light speed is too slow.
Sandurz: Light speed, too slow?
Dark Helmet: Yes. We're gonna have to go right to... ludicrous speed!
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
— Woody Allen
A rocket ship was launched tonight
to unimaginable heights
A dozen times the speed of light
it will arrive at six... of last night.
— The Strugatsky Brothers, translated from Russian.
Nobody wants to think about Kirk and Spock bravely going to some alien planet while everyone they've ever known dies of old age!
Deploy the... uh, I think it's the yellow button. It's usually flashing. It makes the engine go WHOOSH!''
— Duck Dodgers, Duck Dodgers