Quotes / Go Mad from the Revelation

"See, Lovecraft's stories haven't remained popular so long just because his monsters are scary. They endure because his monsters are metaphors for existential alienation. It's not the appearance of the monsters in his stories, it's the reality of them, the fact that they exist. Their existence alone proves that humanity is doomed and that all our hopes and dreams are stupid. Running into one of Lovecraft's Elder Gods is like finding a strange pair of underwear in your bed and realizing that your spouse is cheating on you. It's not the underwear itself that's stabbing you in the heart; it's the betrayal it represents. Lovecraft's monsters are proof to the protagonist that the universe is not benevolent. Finding strange underwear might mean that your spouse never loved you; stumbling upon a Lovecraft creature means that God never loved you."

"Please, Nabu, don't whisper too loudly. Don't show me what can be or not be. Fate is a fickle thing."

"Not knowing everything is all that makes it okay sometimes."
Delirium, The Sandman

He holds out his hands and he touches the chest
He breaks its seals, he disturbs its rest
Curious and slow he opens the lid
He stares over the edge, what he sees he can't grip
No diamonds but he sees his own face
A possessed wreck with an empty gaze
Thrilled by madness he's dying in pain
No dream, he's insane!
— "Diamonds of the Black Chest" by Running Wild

Thought For The Day: Be strong in your ignorance. Knowledge brings only suffering.

"Poor Redvers... he was so frightened, his hair went completely white... he went quite mad, you know..."
Redvers Fenn-Cooper, Doctor Who, "Ghost Light"

"I am confident that if anyone actually penetrates our facades, even the most perceptive would still be fundamentally unprepared for the truth of House Dimir."
Szadek of the House Dimir, Magic: The Gathering

Bart: We come now to the final and most terrifying painting of the evening. To even gaze upon it is to go mad!
Homer: Aaah! They're dogs... and they're playing POKER! AAAAHHAHAHAHAHA!!"
The Simpsons, "Treehouse Of Horror IV"

[Paradox] then creates holes in the cosmos that hateful things of anti-existence crawl through. These hateful things then go rampant while the Sleepers are shutting down their mental processes because otherwise they have to deal with the idea that something just crawled through a hole in the cosmos.
— An RPG.net member discussing the dangers of miscast spells

"Robo. I think I'm insane now."

"So after a filler episode where they get baked into a giant pizza......... Excuse me a moment." (walks away) "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

"When our people found a way to slip through the warp and prove another universe, an identical one, existed, it was too much for him. He could not live knowing that I lived. He became obsessed with the idea of destroying me. The fact that it meant his own destruction, and everything else, meant nothing to him."
Anti-Matter!Lazarus, describing his evil Matter counterpart, Star Trek: The Original Series, "The Alternative Factor"

"GOOOOOOOOOOOONE! It's all gone. All of it's gone! Bye-bye, woo hoo, see ya!"(...) "DON'T YOU GET IT?!? YOU SEE THE HAT?!? I AM MRS! NESBIT! BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...!"
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story, when he finds out he really is a toy

"Sauranok, Sauranok. His own visions worked against him. Twilight's Hammer probably corrupted him from afar."
Garrosh Hellsceam, World of Warcraft

"Upon breaking out of his cryotube, an ecstatic Dr. Fuji tells Mewtwo that he is the end result of a scientific experiment to create an artificially enhanced cloned copy of Mew. Upon hearing this, Mewtwo takes the news rather well."
*Cuts to Mewtwo laying waste to the scientists and laboratory*
American Anime Otaku in his review of Pokemon The First Movie

Wiz: At first glance, this town appeared calm and peaceful, not worth a second look.
Boomstick: Until a sword-wielding goth guy found his alien mother hidden inside. He celebrated with fireworks.
Death Battle, describing the Nibelheim Incident